Thursday, August 19, 2010


To paraphrase Spike Milligan..."I told you he was ill."

Kenny had been suffering from prostate cancer for the past few months, which sapped his strength and his savings, but it all got worse while he was in Colorado, visiting Karla Bonoff (Kenny was part of Karla's touring band).

He ended up in a Denver emergency room with TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) and the hope was that he could make it back home to Santa Barbara, for better or even for worse.

Hence, the Illfolks posting on August 12th.

It ended August 18th. From his manager, Leslie Merical, sent to his friends and fans: “Kenny passed peacefully at around 5:30 p.m. surrounded by love. Your words, thoughts, generosity, and kindness eased his transition. He was grateful for the love he was shown.”

Karla Bonoff, there at the end, was also there around the beginning: "Oh my gosh — we met in 1967 — I was an aspiring little teenage songwriter and he had been in the Stone Poneys. He was like a rock god. We met at a transcendental meditation lecture or something like that. I followed him around with my acoustic guitar, trying to prove to him that I knew what I was doing.”

The first of probably many tributes to Kenny Edwards will be held on Sunday (Aug 22) at 7 p.m. at Zoey's, 185 Santa Clara St., in Ventura.

Visit to sign the guest book and read more about Kenny Edwards.

And here's the FIVE song download from the out of print debut Bryndle album with Wendy, Karla and Andrew. These tracks all have the guys on lead vocals:

1. I Want to Touch You
2. Savannah
3. We Walked This Road
4. Streets of Your Town
5. The Wheel.

FIVE BRYNDLE SONGS...featuring Kenny Edwards


Cheshire Adams said...

Does that "My Ride's Here" post on DV mean you're indefinitely done with DV?

I happen to be engaging in a discussion around now about the possible "phasing out" of forums (fora, if you prefer) as a communication and gathering means......


Anonymous said...

Not much to do with Kenny's passing is it? Rather an insensitive place to make such an irrelevant enquiry.