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Thara Memory at Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2014. Photo by John Rudoff
Thara Memory at Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2014. Photo by John Rudoff
06/18/2017

Thara Memory, Oregon music icon, dead at 69

Word began spreading on social media around 11pm Saturday night. Details to follow.

Thara Memory, famed Portland musician and teacher and Grammy Award Winner, who's star had been tarnished by accusations of sexual abuse in March of 2017 died Saturday night.

Posts immediately began flying on social media with several close collaborators confirming the death.

He was 69. 

Details to follow.

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stevie ray mays

My Mentor
Rest in Phounk!!!
Thank you for your teachings

James Rasmussen

I loved Thara....
We played together at the Portland stage band camps when we were kids in the 70s....
Hipist dude I knew!!!
God rest my man....

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