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Date: 08 - 04 - 2006 at 18:35:18
Name: Mike P.
E-Mail: mpierce@fourfrontsales.com
Country: Livermore California
Comment: My first experience with Jeff was the Katy Lied album by Steely Dan. I was so amazed at Jeff's playing and sitting in with such a sophisticated band at such an early age. He set the stage for Steve Gadd and now the likes of Keith Carlock. I saw Toto at the Old Walddorff in San Fransisco back 1978 their first tour, they were so ahead of their time and absolutely blew everyone away. I was shocked and deeply saden by his passing away and I miss his creativity so much. The music world lost one of the greatest musicians that day, most people don't even understand it. Happy birthday Jeff, you are so loved and admired forever. Rock on Toto :)

Date: 07 - 04 - 2006 at 22:44:09
Name: Tim C.
E-Mail:
Country: USA
Comment: Hey Jeff,

Yo! Happy Birthday! Please know that your spirit continues to thrive in the prayers, thoughts, gigs, sessions, set-ups, load-outs, drives, flights, day jobs, lessons, and any other kind of purpose-driven endeavor. So many grooves...dude, you absolutely owned them all! I wish I knew you in some capacity, instead of sending you this kind of message. But I needed to let you know that your drumming is still VITAL!! VITAL to so many of us. Peace, Jeff.

Date: 07 - 04 - 2006 at 21:29:20
Name: Mikey
E-Mail: mikepann003@yahoo.com
Country: USA
Comment: Such a legend...I heard "Rosanna" when I was 5 years old, and I LOVED that song, and every Toto song after that. I've been playing drums for over 23 years, and Jeff has been a huge influence in my playing since day one. I'm sure he's still jamming out up there somewhere with the likes of Hendrix, Dimebag, and all the other truly legendary musical geniuses!

Date: 07 - 04 - 2006 at 12:59:29
Name: Pl
E-Mail: p_roehner@hotmail.com
Country: Norway
Comment: We miss you...

Date: 05 - 04 - 2006 at 14:07:20
Name: Allan Smith
E-Mail: rene_allan@hotmail.com
Country: Pakistan karachi
Comment: I jus dont knnow how to start my words but jus saying that,i am so sorry that this is pretty late that i am condoling jeff but my blessings are with his bro who has been there for him. I my self been playing DRUM'S for 20 years and till today i play jeff' style which has great means to me, i jus watched his INSTRUCTIONAL DVD which i got after ages cause of the country i live in and may i saw its a blessing. I am these days in UK and Jeff my prays are with you. Thank you JEFF PARCARO And my great regards to the bad,

Date: 05 - 04 - 2006 at 13:42:07
Name: Francisco de Paula
E-Mail: grupogafesa@hotmail.com
Country: Sonora Mexico
Comment: Jeff, God Bless you..

Date: 05 - 04 - 2006 at 09:31:49
Name: timothy
E-Mail: tim_porcaro@yahoo.com.ph
Country: philippines
Comment: happy birthday jeff. thank you for inspiring me to be like you. long time no groove..!!!

Date: 04 - 04 - 2006 at 18:42:45
Name: CLARENCE ALONZO OLIVER/DRUMMER/SINGER/DANCER
E-Mail: DRUMSTICKS07@YAHOO.COM
Country: LONGPONDMUSIC/PA. IN THE POCONOS MTS.USA.
Comment: WHAT A GREAT FEEL HE PLAYED WITH,I WILL ALWAYS TRY TO COPY & PLAY WITH THAT GREAT FLAVOR GAVE THIS WORLD OF MUSIC.HIS BEAT WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!

Date: 03 - 04 - 2006 at 03:07:39
Name: Theresa
E-Mail: raincloudmusic@earthlink.net
Country: Southeast United States
Comment: Watching the instructional DVD he left behind. 'Corbit Van Brauer' still amazes me. The rack toms NEVER stop moving. "Creature Stomp" kicks butt and takes names. I found my fulcrum points again after 10 years! What a graceful, elegant, MONSTROSITY of a player.
He was always humble about his God Given "Groove" and the world could learn a lesson from his example. Self-effacing stuff like....:
(i.e. "My Time Sucks" -Modern Drummer).
Could I speak with him, I'd look him
in the eyes and firmly but gently say, "...no; you have what God gave you--an impeccable sense of rhythm and 'groove' and 'soul'...it's there whether you choose to think it or not!"

He was a fan, first. Always deferred to Purdie---or Bonham or Gadd-or Keltner. Never speaking too highly of himself, I suppose he chose to let the equipment do the talking, and did it EVER! Few have matched his elegance on Hat...but he could make that thing bark at ya if he desired. Pocket? Even fewer have matched the deep pockets. Happy birthday Jeff. You may not have TRULY known the power in your playing; but God used it to encourage even a keyboard playin' fool like me. That legacy remains, and always will. That gaping hole you left? Is still huge. MAYBE someday, somebody will step through it and a little more of your legacy will rub off! Groove on....

Date: 02 - 04 - 2006 at 12:10:37
Name: Gabriele
E-Mail: chiediagabriele@yahoo.it
Country: Ostia, (Rome) - Italy
Comment: April 1st 1954 - August 5th 1992
Happy Birthday Jeff,
fourteen years ago you didn't die, you still live in your grooves.
Music is the best

Gabriele

Date: 02 - 04 - 2006 at 06:54:18
Name: Detlef Kicker
E-Mail: detlefkicker@lycos.de
Country: Germany
Comment: In Memorian to my best Drummer Jeff.

This is my Tribute to Jeff

Jeff du und dein Groove war einzigartig auf der Welt. Du warst einer meiner Vorbilder 1977 als ich mit den Drumming begann.

Seit 1976 bin ich euer Fan und werde es immer bleiben.

Regards from Germany

Detlef Kicker




Date: 01 - 04 - 2006 at 21:45:26
Name: Debra Cahill
E-Mail: deelan@optusnet.com.au
Country: Australia
Comment: Another birthday without your physical presence - spiritually you will always be there.

Date: 01 - 04 - 2006 at 20:33:52
Name: Brian Choman
E-Mail: abugazi68@bellsouth.net
Country: Georgia, USA
Comment: Happy 52 Jeff! You are greatly missed, but your memory lives on in many of us!

Date: 01 - 04 - 2006 at 16:16:15
Name: Sid'Ali Kouider-Arabi
E-Mail: sidalika@yahoo.com
Country: Algeria
Comment: Only the time will tell how your contribution to music was great.
Thanks for all the moments of joy you have given us and that you still givin us.
Rest in peace

Date: 01 - 04 - 2006 at 15:56:34
Name: Margot Elenna.
E-Mail: elenna_9@hotmail.com
Country: Arequipa-Per.
Comment: Are 52 years ago..when you borned..and now we can remember how kind,strong and your passion for the music you felt.
God bless you...your family and friends too.
Happy birthday my dear Jeffrey.

 

 

 

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