Bassist Tom ‘T-Bone’ Wolk dies

Member of Hall & Oates, <I>SNL</I> band

Bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, a long-time member of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ band and a former linchpin of the “Saturday Night Live” house band, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 58.

Wolk’s tenure with Hall & Oates stretched back nearly 30 years, to their hit-making days on RCA Records. He was scheduled to appear with the duo Monday on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

From 1986 to 1992, he played on “Saturday Night Live” alongside guitarist G.E. Smith, a fellow member of Hall & Oates’ group.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Wolk went to art school before breaking in as a musician in New York with such performers as Billy Vera and Lonnie Mack. He first attracted attention as a session man as the bassist on Kurtis Blow’s 1980 rap hit “The Breaks.”

A prolific sideman and multi-instrumentalist, Wolk also recorded and performed live with Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Carly Simon, Avril Lavigne, Shawn Colvin and Jewel, among many others.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Marketplace

    Leave a Reply

    No Comments

    Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    More Music News from Variety

    Loading