Musician Keith Allison Death – Obituary News Story : Dead or Alive , See What Happened.
This is a developing story that Keith Allison may have passed away, according to some statement posted on social media on November 18. 2021.
Keith Allison 4h · Keith Allison August 26, 1942 – November 17, 2021 It is with deep sadness we announce the untimely passing of Keith Allison on the evening of November 17, 2021, at home in Sherman Oaks, California. Born Sydney Keith Allison on August 26, 1942, in Coleman, Texas, and raised in San Antonio. Keith Allison was a multi-talented songwriter, musician, singer and actor with a long list of credits. Keith knew everyone, and everyone loved Keith. Keith Allison recorded and performed with some of the biggest names and acts such as Roy Orbison, Ringo Starr, Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Monkees, Boyce & Hart, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper, Rick Nelson, The Crickets and Johnny Rivers just to name a few. He also appeared in many movies and TV shows as an actor and musician. Keith Allison has been entertaining since the late 50’s where he was in local bands and club performances with Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown, Doug Sahm, Augie Meyer performing in the Keith Allison Combo. Moving into the 60’s Keith was Musical Director and Guitarist for Ray Peterson from 1962-1965. In 1964-65 Keith was a member of The Crickets along with his cousin drummer Jerry Allison. Keith’s success took off when he arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-sixties. It was at a taping for Dick Clark’s “Where The Action Is” at the Whisky A-Go-Go that really put Keith on the map, when the camera panned catching him in the shot, and the audience swore Paul McCartney was at the taping. The phone rang off the hook at Dick Clark Productions, “if not McCartney, then who was that?”. Keith was invited back to be a part of “Action” becoming a permanent cast member along with friends Paul Revere & The Raiders. Keith contributed to a lot of memorable music including The Monkee’s self-title debut, ‘Headquarters’, ‘Head’ and co-writing “Aunties Municipal Court” with fellow Texan Michael Nesmith on ‘The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees’. Keith played Guitar and Harmonica on Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On”. In 1967 Columbia Records signed and released the album Keith Allison ‘In Action’. Most notable, Keith was a member of Paul Revere & The Raiders from 1968 to 1975 on bass, guitar, organ, vocals and writing credits. Keith co-wrote with Mark Lindsay “Freeborn Man”, considered one of the top bluegrass songs of all time, recorded and performed live by scores of artists. In 1971 Keith scored the film “Where Does It Hurt?” starring Peter Sellers, as well as wrote and sung the title song. In 1974 and 1975 Keith toured with Johnny Rivers on bass and guitar. In 1976, recorded “Sail Away” with Harry Nilsson and played on Nilsson album produced by Steve Cropper. From 1975 to 1977 Keith was on guitar and band leader for ‘Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart’ and on Capitol Records album and live album “Live In Tokyo” while touring with them in Asia in 1976. In 1977 Keith played Guitar on Ringo Starr’s “Bad Boy” followed by 1978 as musical director for Ringo Starr’s TV special “Ringo”. In 1980, Keith wrote and recorded four songs for the film “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” starring friend Dennis Quaid. In the 90’s Keith went on to act in several popular television shows such as “Blossom”, “7th Heaven”, and “The Wonder Years”. In 2003 Keith played Captain James J. White in the film “Gods and Generals” starring another friend Robert Duvall. In 2007, Keith was inducted as a member of Paul Revere & The Raiders into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. In 2015, Keith was inducted as an Ambassador of the Buddy Holly Foundation along with Don Everly, and was presented with a replica Buddy Holiday J45 guitar presented by Jerry Allison. In 2016, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Keith played guitar and sang with The Crickets for their final performance. Since 2000, Keith has been a permanent guest member of the Waddy Wachtel Band. Keith is survived by his wife Tina Stern of 40 years, Son Ryeland Allison, Daughters Allison Gonzalez (Husband Rob) and Brenda Meck (Husband Rich), Sister Cherri Hicks (Husband Don), Judith Allison & Don Reo, eight grandchildren Zephyr, Skyler, Gavin, Adrian, Madeline, Isabella, Makyla, Mercedes, and six great grandchildren. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be announced at a future date. Please direct any media inquiries to: Alex Hart email@example.com
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I’m so shocked and saddened by this horribly sad news. Keith was truly a Renaissance man, and I know that everyone thought so highly of him. Prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and fans the world over….
Such sad, sad news. Rest in peace dear Keith. Thank you for all the great music & being an all round good guy. You will be missed. ❤
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this sad news! He was a wonderful musician and all around nice guy. This is heartbreaking.
I want to extend my condolences to all family and friends. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.
Heartbreaking news… Rest In Peace Mr. Allison. Prayers for your family and friends. Is there a donation we could make in his memory of his favorite charity? A place to send a sympathy card to his family? If so, please let us know. Thank you!
So sorry to hear about Keith. Condolences to his family and also to his Raider family. Loved the Raiders.
My heart has shattered ~ my dear dear friend Keith Allison has passed from this world. Loving thoughts and prayers for Tina and family. I am really without words, the world has lost a great talent, an amazing man loved by whoever had the pleasure to know him. His stories always made me laugh and anytime I needed cheering up a phone call with Keith would always brighten my day. Keith you will be sadly missed RIP my dear friend.
Mike McDowell: you’ll no doubt write about this for Blitz.
Keith was a wonderful guy, and a treasured part of our Wild Honey Orchestra. May his memory be a blessing.
Thanks to Keith for many nights of great music at The Joint. God bless him and his family.
So very sorry to hear this. What a wonderful person. Incredibly talented. Godspeed, Keith.
I am so very sorry to family, friends and fans. This is heartbreaking. R.I.P. Keith…you won’t be forgotten.
So sorry to hear. I have known Keith since high school in San Antonio. We had drama/ speech class together. My condolences to the family and many friends and fans that have known him. He will truly be missed.
Wow. I Just spoke to him not that long ago at a funeral for a coworker . My condolences to the family .God Bless Keith Allison
I am so sorry to see this. Sending the family love and light in this difficult time. Love you guys, RIP Keith.
So very sad. Rest In Peace Keith, thank you for making our lives richer.
So very sorry to all that loved Keith Allison. Many fans and family will miss you. The Raider family just keeps on getting smaller.