On Friday March 24th the music community will come together to celebrate the life of Michigan’s own Dick Wagner. The 3rd Annual Dick Wagner "Remember The Child" Memorial Concert will be held at the Sound Board inside of Motor City Casino & Hotel, in Detroit. And will include music from Mark Farner, Suzi Quatro, Kip Winger And 20 More Rock Legends!
Dick had an amazing career that included working with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, The Frost and in the early days The Bossmen and Ursa Major (with Billy Joel).
Dick’s session work as a guitarist had him playing with Aerosmith, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oats, Mark Farner, Rod Stewart and dozens of others.
I personally found Dick to be a one of a kind person. He was always humble and kind, and was one of the first real “rock star” friends I had in the business. Throughout the years, Dick would call for no other reason than just to say hello, or send an email to see what was new on my side of the music world.
Last week I spoke with Mark Farner by phone to talk about the event, the old Grand Funk days and life in general.