NASHVILLE music trade determine BOB “NORTON” THOMPSON died this morning (3/24) on the age of 80 after a quick sickness, and a number of other years battling dementia. THOMPSON and his spouse, TONI, owned the downtown NASHVILLE rehearsal area SOUNDCHECK, used through the years by a who’s who of musical expertise, together with VINCE GILL, KEITH URBAN, BRAD PAISLEY, GARTH BROOKS, TIM McGRAW and plenty of others to work out their stage exhibits earlier than touring.
Throughout his profession, THOMPSON labored on excursions as a roadie, stage supervisor and private assistant alongside a few of music’s biggest artists, together with THE EAGLES, OZZY OSBOURNE, GLENN FREY, DAN FOGELBREG, CHICAGO, JIMMY BUFFETT and THE BELLAMY BROTHERS. He detailed these experiences in his latest guide, “Final Encore: My Time With Glenn Frey, The Eagles And Different Hit Artists.”
After a lot time on the street, THOMPSON and his spouse first opened THIRD ENCORE rehearsal studios in CALIFORNIA’s SAN FERNANDO VALLEY in 1989, later transferring to NASHVILLE and opening SOUNDCHECK in 1993.
Survivors embody his spouse, daughter SUMMER NAYLOR and a grandson. A non-public service shall be scheduled. A GOFUNDME account has been established here with a $100,000 objective to assist the household with medical payments.