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Windbreakers' Bobby Sutliff Badly Hurt in Car Crash / How to Help

Windbreakers' Bobby Sutliff
2 July 2012

I’m passing on the below email from Windbrearkers’ co-leader Tim Lee with his permission. The group was an old favorite of mine in their early ’80s salad days, and news of the serious injuries sustained by the group’s other co-leader Bobby Sutliff (whom, like Lee, has released some solid solo LPs as well) in a recent ghoulish road crash is alarming indeed.

Here’s Tim’s statement:

“On Friday, June 15, my fellow Windbreakers co-founder Bobby Sutliff was involved in a bad single-vehicle accident near his home in Powell, Ohio. He sustained several serious injuries, and as of the 30th was still in the SICU at the Ohio State University hospital. Due to the severity of his wounds, Bobby faces a very long uphill climb to recovery. Fortunately, he has good health insurance through his employer, but faces many months of recuperation, and thus will require some very real help with his living expenses and other expenditures.”

“Toward that end, we have undertaken a couple of fundraising measures, starting with a Chipin account where Bobby’s friends and fans can donate to the cause. A tribute record of other artists covering his songs is also in the works, and more information about that will be made available in the coming days. Whether you know Bobby personally or through his music, we request that you donate what you can to help a beloved musician and friend in his time of need.Also, please share this page with your friends. Bobby needs all the assistance he can get. Thank you—Tim Lee”

Hope we can all help in some form!


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