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Music lovers mourn death of legend

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Tommy Allsup was part of Buddy Holly’s band, The Crickets, and worked both as a guitarist and a record producer for the rock ‘n’ roll star. After Holly’s death, Allsup produced records for Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel.
Austin Allsup said his father still continued to perform as a musician and toured Europe last year. He was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
“I know he was extremely proud of his family. … I think he knew he was very blessed to live the life that he lived,” Austin Allsup told the Associated Press.Photo Courtesy Surf Ballroom and Museum
Many Lakes Area musicians and fans are mourning the death of music icon Tommy Allsup at the age of 85.
Scheduled to spend four days in Clear Lake the first week in February, the Branson, Missouri resident died from complications of a blood clot and pneumonia on Jan. 11 at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
Allsup spent nearly six decades singing, writing and producing music for himself and others. He came to Iowa regularly to perform and spend time with his many friends.
Although his music resume is extensive, he will most be remembered …



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