"Nobody was too big or too little for Joe to sit down and pick with," said Larry Vellani, a musician from Mebane who often played with Thompson. "He never met a stranger. If you were into music, Joe was into you. Just that straightforward. Everywhere he went, he left kernels of wisdom, good sense and good musical taste."
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Producer Al DeLory passed away on February 5th at the age of 82. DeLory produced and arranged Country great Glen Campbell’s hits “Gentle On My Mind,” “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Wichita Lineman.” No cause of death has been released.
He also worked with acts the The Beach Boys, Tina Turner and The Righteous Brothers as a studio musician. DeLory released four albums of his own on Capitol Records as well.