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Alto Reed, Longtime Saxophonist for Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, Dies at 72


“#No doubt his iconic performance on ‘#Turn the #Page’ helped lift us to another level. #He has been with us on that stage virtually every show, ever since,” continued #Seger, who gave #Reed his stage name after being inspired by the alias used in #Captain #Beefheart & #His #Magic #Band. “#And whether it was ‘#Turn the #Page,’ ‘#Mainstreet,’ or ‘#Old #Time #Rock and #Roll,’ audiences roared every time he played his part. #In our band, #Alto was the rock star.”

#Aside from his work with the #Silver #Bullet #Band, #Reed performed alongside #Grand #Funk #Railroad, #Ted #Nugent, #Little #Feat, #Foghat, #Dave #Mason, #Spencer #Davis, the #Blues #Brothers, #George #Thorogood, #Robin #Gibb and the #Motor #City #Horns. #He co-led the #Reed & #Dickinson #Band with #Steve #Dickinson and released an album together titled #Tonight #We #Ride.

#He is survived by his children, #Chelsea #Reed #Radler and her husband #Jon #Radler and #Victoria #Reed and her husband #Erik #Deutsch; his grandson #Harry #Radler; his partner #Christiana #Van #Ryn; his stepdaughter #Sophia #Van #Ryn; his ex-wife #Monica #Reed; and his sister #Nancy #Neumann.

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#In lieu of flowers, #Reed’s family requested that fans, friends and others donate in his name to #Detroit #Symphony’s #Detroit #Harmony #Fund, which aims to place an instrument in the hands of every student in his hometown. They also encouraged people to regularly screen for colon cancer and learn about other preventative methods.

“#His skillfulness, dedication and brilliance as an artist and performer made him a hero not only to us, but to thousands of others, if not millions,” #Chelsea and #Victoria wrote as part of his family’s statement. “#He lived for the stage and most importantly, his role for nearly 50 years in the #Silver #Bullet #Band with his musical family; #Bob, #Craig, #Chris, and so many other talented musicians who played alongside him. #We are truly comforted in knowing that his spirit will shine brightly on through the music that he has left behind, and the impression that he’s had on so many souls in concert.”



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