TOMMY BOLIN - Two Guitars Used By Late DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Donated To The National Music Museum In South Dakota
July 20, 2019, 5 months ago
Sioux City's Tommy Bolin is best known for his work with Deep Purple (1975 through 1976) and the James Gang (1973 through 1974). According to a report by KSCJ 94.9, two of his guitars now have a permanent home at The National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. One guitar features the cover artwork from Bolin's 1975 solo album Teaser, the other is known as the Tomi-kaze featuring a Japanese print design.
Check out the complete report here.
Bolin is featured on Deep Purple's 1975 album, Come Taste The Band. He wrote or co-wrote seven of the record's nine tracks, including the instrumental "Owed To G," which was a tribute to George Gershwin. Bolin died from an overdose of heroin and other substances, including alcohol, cocaine and barbiturates in 1976.