Prayers Up: Tower Of Power Band Members Hit By Train, Rep Gives Details…

Posted On : January 13, 2017

We’re sending well wishes and prayers up for two members of the 70’s soul band, Tower of Power.

Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 12.10.20 PMFor those who aren’t familiar with the band, they had several hits in the early to mid 70’s, including “So Very Hard To Go” and Lenny Williams (the singer best known for his soul classic “‘Cause I Love You”) was their lead singer for a long while. They also collaborated with many other legendary music artists, such as Brother’s Johnson, Rufus, Larry Graham’s Graham Central Station, Elton John and many more.

Unfortunately band members, David Garibaldi and Marc van Wageningen, were hit by a train Thursday night (1-12-17) and thankfully are still alive, but in bad shape. Here are the details that were reported:

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Via TMZ: Two members from Tower of Power suffered an “unfortunate accident” after they were hit by a passenger train in Oakland, CA … fortunately both survived. Drummer David Garibaldi — a band member since 1970 — and bass player Marc van Wageningen — a substitute bassist — were reportedly crossing the tracks Thursday night at Jack London Square and on their way to a gig in the band’s hometown.

Tower’s publicist said the musicians are “responsive” and being treated at a local hospital.
The band’s 2 shows scheduled at Yoshi’s jazz club were canceled.

We wish them a full and speedy recovery. We’ll keep you posted on this…

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