Bob Saxton - Passed away last night at 10:00 pm, April 11, 2016
Bob was truly a living legend in the guitar world. Beginning
in 1959, he was lead guitarist for Gene Vincent. He has also performed with
Bobby Gentry and was a guest star with bandleaders extraordinaire Tommy and
Jimmy Dorsey. Bob also left his mark as guitarist for Patsy Cline. Other Bob
Saxton exploits include a 4 1/2-hour jam session with Merle Travis, and,
winning the prestigious Mere Travis Thumpicking Championship in 1995 and 1998.
He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and has been inducted
into New York’s Country Music Hall Fame in Cortland.
Bob is respected by all
for his gentle nature and infinite
Bob Saxton, the "Honorary" Stardust Guitarist,
song titled "Stardust". Bob Saxton’s arrangement of the standard “Stardust” was
recorded and sent into space in 2002 by NASA and the JPL team. The Comet sampling
spacecraft returned on Sunday 1/15/06.