Hamilton Bohannon has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 25, 2020.
Hamilton Bohannon has died. The percussionist, bandleader, and music producer who started his music career as the drummer for a young Stevie Wonder in the mid-1960s passed away on Friday, April 24, as the Newnan Times-Herald reports. He was 78 years old.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Sadly it seems to be true. RIP Hamilton Bohannon. Check this Soul Train clip of South African Man….so much funk! from the band right through to the audience…definitely worth 5 minutes of your time to appreciate his contribution & legacy.https://t.co/mpFGL3x9Ps
— Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) April 25, 2020
Another of my favorite soulful pioneers has moved to the next phase. Hamilton Bohannon started as a 1960s drummer for Motown acts (including Little Stevie Wonder). In the 70s, he perfected his trademark four-on-the-floor style and released an album each year through the mid 80s. pic.twitter.com/TlgQ2I772u
— DJ Soul Sister (@djsoulsister) April 25, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
— Mike Scott (@MickPuck) April 25, 2020
— Robert Beatty (@EdSunspot) April 25, 2020
I was just informed Hamilton Bohannon!!has passed away. Mr. Bohannon was an R&B Legend Here At Brunswick Records Corporation ￼! He also played with Marvin Gaye and Traveled some time with The Legendary Chi-Lites in many concerts.
He will be miss
Say’s The Godfather Of
Vocal MT. pic.twitter.com/X82GbhjrF8
— Marshall Thompson (@Marshal38044045) April 25, 2020
— Big Shot Magazine (@bigshotmagazine) April 25, 2020
Hamilton Bohannon has passed away at the age of 78. Bohannon was a percussionist, band leader, songwriter and record producer, who was one of the leading figures in 1970s disco music and his music was sampled by the likes of Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Craig Mack and Kool G Rap. pic.twitter.com/VsfX99MKrP
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) April 25, 2020
RIP Hamilton Bohannon. Thanks for the great music. I’ve used all three of these versions of “Let’s Start The Dance” from 78, 81 & 83 to fill dance floors. Hear them in this Spotify playlist https://t.co/z73rNC48Jx pic.twitter.com/8UZZwvxsCp
— Birmingham 81 (@Birmingham_81) April 25, 2020