Elton pays tribute to Bob Birch
By the Editor@EltonJohn.com
Bob Birch, bass player and backing vocalist in Elton John's band, died yesterday at the age of 56. Following Bob's death, Elton made the following tribute:
“I am devastated and shocked at the loss of my friend and fellow musician, Bob Birch. My heart goes out to Bob’s wife Michele, his son Jonathan and his family. To me Bob was family. He had been a member of my band for 20 years; we played over 1400 concerts together. He was one of the greatest musicians I have ever worked with, and in all our years on the road he never played or sang a bad note.
I cannot find the words to describe this tragic death, and how much I loved him. May he rest in peace.”
August 16, 2012