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Dick Wagner

Dick Wagner, "The Maestro of Rock"
December 14, 1942 - July 30, 2014

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that we let you know that Dick Wagner has left this world. Dick had a huge heart, which is perhaps why it gave him so much trouble, it was simply too full of love, of music and life. His creativity and passion will live on forever in the legacy he has left for us, in his music and his words. We have so much of him to celebrate.

There's a reason that Dick Wagner's fans and friends call him, 'The Maestro of Rock.' Dick's guitar playing was both wild and fluid. His songwriting, guitar playing and musical arrangements were uniquely rockin', majestic and orchestral. Listen back to his monumental arrangements on Lou Reed's Rock N Roll Animal live album. He took Reed's Velvet Underground songs and turned them into ravishing and passionate arena rock. 

Dick was prolific not only in the tangible realm of what we can see and hear but in the boundless energy of his spirit, which will never die. He was a fighter, but in the end his body couldn’t keep up with his spirit, and so he lays to rest. Dick said in 2013, “Love is in the air. Breathe deep.” Take Dick’s advice into your own hearts, and embrace all the passion and beauty in the world. 

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