We were very saddened to hear about the loss of a true guitar legend. Melvin Sparks will be missed. RIP, Melvin.
For more information about Melvin and his awesome guitar playing:
- Jambands.com – Melvin Sparks: 1946-2011
- JazzWax – [story]
- Jazz901 – [story]
- Melvin Sparks on Wikipedia
- Melvin Sparks on MySpace
Melvin Sparks’ funeral (Janaza) service will be this Thursday, 10:00 am at Lee Woods Funeral Home 23E 2nd St Mt Vernon, NY (914) 699-1199 between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
One thought on “RIP Melvin Sparks”
Melvin is a Houston guitar man…he always will be. I saw him play ever so smoothly at E.O. Smith junior high school in the stage band…even then; so smooth. I was a budding guitarist and was heavily influence by his style, but probably more by his happy and respectful manner. A smiling gentleman all the time.
Sparks transferred to Kashmere and became even better. He is a credit to music, Texas, and his family. I am sure my life was enhanced by just being around Melvin.
Sleep on my brother
Dr. Clennis F. High