|By Allan Slutsky (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 09:42 pm:|
Sorry to bring you the bad news. After a long struggle with lung cancer, Pistol Allen passed away last night in a Detroit hospital. When I have more details as to funeral arrangements and hopefully, a possible fund for his young daughter, I'll post them.
|By Dennis Coffey (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 11:37 pm:|
Pistol will be missed Allan. I remember watching him explain the Motown drum sound on the film. He was so animated and enthusiastic. He was a great drummer and friend!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 07:35 am:|
Please also see the thread "Richard Pistol Allen"
|By Dave Moore (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 05:23 pm:|
Gods Own Personal Group will be an act worth dying for!
kinda makes you wanna get there early. Many Thanks and Much Respect 'Pistol'.......RIP.
|By Bradburger (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 10:26 pm:|
This is sad news.
Kind of makes the film and the proposed tour much more significant in my view.
|By Gabriele (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 07:58 am:|
I knew just today of the sad new.
God bless Richard,
|By Jan Riley (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 11:50 am:|
The news of Pistol Allen's death, another Motown legend passing away is indeed sad. The good news is the rich tradition that he was such a significant part of. His daughter should never want for anything. I am very much interested in donating to her fund as well as any other fund tht is a contributory fund for all of the Motown legend's off springs that may need monetary support
|By Ralph Terrana (Ralph) (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 01:47 pm:|
Hopefully information will be posted telling us all where donations can be sent.
|By leoscasino (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 09, 2002 - 01:38 am:|
david, what proposed tour?
|By COCOA (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 04:43 am:|
What were some of the Motown hit recordings that Pistol played the drums on? Can anyone name the songs. I have been trying to find out for the longest. I know that he was a member of the Funk Brothers, but they were not on the labels.
|By Sue (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 01:44 pm:|
These are just a few, but Pistol played on the Supremes' "Baby Love," Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" and Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You)" ...