In Memory

Ricky Knight

Ricky died in a car accident in 1976

Brad Crutchfiield recalls:  Ricky was a member of the NHS band. Though he started out on clarinet, Ricky switched to bass drum during marching season. He was the originator of a very popular tribal sounding beat that became known as the "Big Rick Breakdown."

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04/25/14 11:32 AM #1    

Bob Swanson

Rick was a good friend and have always remembered him fondly.  I think a little clarification is called for.  I recall having some good times with him after 1976 and into the 1980s.  He actually died sometime around 1983.

07/09/22 04:34 PM #2    

Steve Kaplan

He also played the contra-alto clarinet. 

I visited Ricky's folks on a visit back to NC. His gentle father told me how happy he had been to have recently been married. Driving home, a drunk driver ran into him. 

Ricky had a wicked sense of humor and a huge heart, and was very kind to me on several awkward occassions. 

I think of him many times.

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