A huge passing took place in my small music world this past weekend.
This is what Buck Ormsby’s son posted on Buck’s Facebook page Saturday (Oct. 29):
Thank you to everyone who is sending birthday wishes to my father. He died early this morning. As many of you know he was down in Mexico for alternative cancer treatment, though cancer was not the cause of death. It was an unfortunate accident. Please know that his last months have been trans-formative in so many ways, and he was in a special place. Please give us time to adjust to our new reality. We will post information regarding services as plans form. Thank you everyone for all of your love and support.
Every punk, garage, grunge and/or indie act owes John “Buck” Ormsby a massive debt of gratitude.