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Farewell Norton

MILLER, DOOBIES & RAITT: Remembering Norton..
Steve Miller, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, George Thorogood, Elvin Bishop and others came together Friday and Saturday night to pay tribute to Norton Buffalo, the late harmonica player and singer in The Steve Miller Band for 33 years. Buffalo died last October from cancer at the age of 58. The shows, which featured all of the acts doing their biggest hits and joining each other on some songs, raised money for the medical expenses incurred during his illness, as well as paying off his mortgage. Miller organized the shows and had discussed his plan with Buffalo three days before his death. Buffalo did more than five-thousand shows with Miller, who was visibly upset backstage. He was overheard telling Buffalo's sister that he "can't get [his] head around the fact that he's dead." Elvin Bishop gave Miller a bottle of his homemade hot sauce, which Miller took a swig of, telling Bishop, "It stopped me from crying." -

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01/25/2010 7:50AM
Farewell Norton
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01/26/2010 1:36PM
Dave Niedrich
Norton deserved all this and more. There were many jokes, stories, and fond memories of Norton. Even though a few tears could not help being shed, the Event was a true celebration of his wonderful spirit.
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