|By TONY MICALE THE REFLECTIONS (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 04:53 pm:|
BERNIE TURNBULL LOST HIS FIGHT FEBRUARY 5TH 2003.
IT'S A SAD DAY WHEN YOU LOOSE SUCH A TALENTED SINGER AND FRIEND . BERNIE HAS BEEN SINGING WITH THE REFLECTIONS FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS. IN 1957 THAT HE RECORDED HIS FIRST LARADOS RECORD "BAD BAD GUITAR MAN" WITH HIM SINGING LEAD . HIS POWERFUL VOICE , HIS SENSE OF HUMOR, AND HIS LOVE FOR HANK BALLARD MADE HIM A REAL STAR. I KNOW HANK WOULD BE PROUD! HE WILL SURELY BE MISSED. BERNIE WAS A VERY BIG PART OF THE REFLECTIONS. HIS LOVE FOR THE BLUES, ADDED A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION TO THE GROUP. THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT STORIES I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT BERNIE , BUT THERE ISN'T ENOUGH SPACE TO DO IT IN. BERNIE TURNBULL WILL JOIN HIS FALLEN MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL LARADOS...DON DAVENPORT (BASS) TOMMY HUST(FIRST TENOR)FOR THE BIGGEST DOOP WOP SHOW EVER.
THERE IS ONLY ONE BERNIE, AND HEAVEN IS LUCKY TO HAVE HIM. WE WILL ALL MISS YOU BERN!!!!
|By g wiz (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 05:31 pm:|
didnt lamont dozier sing on the b side of bad bad guitar man called "now the party begins"i think its called
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 05:46 pm:|
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I'm sure the entire Soulful Detrot family joins me in extending our deepest sympathies to Bernie's family.
|By Dick Gamble (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 06:41 pm:|
Once again another great Doo Wop voice from the metro Detroit area is silenced. Having followed the Larados from time to time and had the pleasure to be on hand at the "Live and Well" recording sessions at the Msgr.Hunt Knights of Columbus Hall in Dearborn Hgts. Leaves me with a heavy heart to know that once again another Larado has left us. This is indeed sad news.
My prayers go out the Bernie's family and friends.
|By thecount (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 10:23 pm:|
TONY,weve been together for so long now,it's just so hard to believe this as I heard last night. BERNIE is singing with his greats in rock and roll
heaven.BERNIE came to our kruise nites faithfully with his FALCON CONVERT.We will miss him in doo-wop and our kruise nites.I will be at the funeral home tomorrow nite,along with the rest of the KONTINENTALS to say good-bye to BERNIE.
"BERNIE,A DOO-WOP KRUISER,RESTING IN HOT ROD HEAVEN"
|By David Meikle (126.96.36.199) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 07:55 am:|
Thanks for a nice tribute, Tony.
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 08:56 am:|
Tony, Thank you for letting us know. Our thoughts are with you and the family right now.
|By Chancellor of Soul (184.108.40.206) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 09:08 am:|
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I was playing
" Just Like Romeo And Juliet", the other day
and saying what a wonderful song that is.
It's one of my favorites. Open up the gates of
soul heaven, another great artist is coming
through..........Peaceful journey, Bernie and
thank you for the great music and wonderful
memories........... Thanks Tony.
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By Lynn Bruce (220.127.116.11) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 09:17 am:|
Tony,I,m very sorry that Bernie crossed over.I've enjoyed his singing live and on records since the fifties.I'll bet Vern Parker's playing guitar backing up Bernie,Don,and Tommy.
Thanks for keeping us posted.
My prayers to Bernie,his family,and friends.
|By Davie Gordon (18.104.22.168) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 10:08 am:|
That's sad news, Tony.
My sympathies to Bernie's family and the rest of the guys
|By Ed & Sue Wolfrum (22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 01:15 pm:|
Bernie will be in Sue's and My prayers as he has been since you first posted his battle.
May he rest in peace.
|By Dennis Stein (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 09:41 am:|
ODE to BERNIE
�Hey Senorita� the �Bad Bad Guitar Man� has gone home.
Thee �Big Boss Man� said �Come Go with Me�.
You no longer have to sing �The Christmas or Wedding Bell Blues�.
Do not go �Searchin� for Bernie at �Smoky Joe�s Café� it�s been �Tore Down�.
�Let�s Go, Let�s Go, Lets� Go�
from St Sebastian to St Raphael Festivals,
making a video in Windsor Canada, to Doo Woop PBS Specials,
Harsens Island to Myrtle Beach,
the band shell at the fairgrounds to a stage in Caesars� Palace, Las Vegas,
by car, by motor home, by plane
there was a thrill on that hill.
Let us not �Count The Tears� for that would create a �Trickle Trickle�.
We would then be �Twisting Again� in �Muddy Water�.
Bernie you did not �Save The Last Dance for Me�.
It is now time to �Say Goodnight Sweetheart� and get into our �Little Deuce Coupe� and listen to �That Good Old Rock and Roll� you know that kind that soothes your soul.
�Afterthought� (by Tommy Hust)
come �Stand by Me� again my friend �for we are gone but not forgotten�.
Forever in Low Notes,
Dennis and Bonnie Stein.