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Harold W. (Butch) Skeene Dies At 74


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#1 Stray Cat

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

Harold W. (Butch) Skeene Dies At 74

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

I am saddened by the loss of Butch he was a great singer and showmen on the band stand.

 

 

I went to many Binghamton Central High School dances and Jewish Community Center Dances (1968-1971) which Butch and the band played. He did the song of Grand Funk Railroad I'm Your Captian which sounded as if he was the lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad.

 

He packed em in for many years he was that popular!  God bless you Butch you were a big part of my growing up.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=g8MYsii4DZY

 

Or at Shea:1971 http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fyF5J7au1jE



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

WoW I missed that in the paper, I had a chat with Butch last summer at price chopper, at that time he seemed in good health and was telling me he still did some gigs. Butch will be missed by many.  The 60s was a great time with his band around they really made the place rock! Ahhhh remembering Gentileman Joes on a Fri night and a Assumption Dance going on at the same time. We would go back and forth between the two, back then the drinking age was 18 but they would let you come in to dance so we had a blast. RIP Butch.                  
 



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

I worked with Butch several times over my many years of playing in bands and he was a great performer with a very rich and warm voice. Always seemed to have a smile on his face and it was a pleasure being around him. Our area has lost a very talented musician. RIP my friend...



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

I am saddened by the loss of Butch he was a great singer and showmen on the band stand.

 

 

I went to many Binghamton Central High School dances and Jewish Community Center Dances (1968-1971) which Butch and the band played. He did the song of Grand Funk Railroad I'm Your Captian which sounded as if he was the lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad.

 

He packed em in for many years he was that popular!  God bless you Butch you were a big part of my growing up.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=g8MYsii4DZY

 

Or at Shea:1971 http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fyF5J7au1jE

I couldn't agree with you more Garo! Butch and his band were so much a part of our generation here in the Southern Tier growing up they were always performing a gig somewhere during our Teen years and more! It feels like a big part of my life has been ripped away! God bless you Butch and thanks for all the great memories.  My prayers to his family.





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