We lost two more of the A&M family in the Buffalo airplane crash, Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett. Both musicians played with Chuck Mangione in the day, and Gerry had several solo titles on A&M and the A&M/Horizon jazz imprint. Both players were on their way to perform with Chuck at a show in Buffalo.
There is a nice tribute to the two men by Jeff Spevak in the Rochester paper
“And the road goes on forever…”
Midnight Rider, by Greg Allman