David “Fathead” Newman

Multi-instrumentalist David “Fathead” Newman died on Tuesday. He was a charter member of Ray Charles’s band and forever associated with Charles. I interviewed David on the day Ray Charles died, and it was a very emotional experience. Now Fathead is gone, too. He was a musician’s musician, and by all accounts and my own experience, a first-rate human being.

Here’s a link to an obituary.

Author: Jason Crane

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.