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Old 04-21-2017, 06:30 PM   #21
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RIP, Tommy. Another sad day for the family.

Does anyone know what happened?
Richard Bowden posted that it was from "exhaustion and pneumonia."

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How cool that you got to meet him. I bet he had enough interesting stories to fill a book. <...> It must be a sad time for Don Henley, who went way back with Tommy to the very early touring days in Texas
Yes - I bet! He talked to me a bit about Texas as well, although he didn't come from as far south as I did. When I got especially hyper, he joked that I could use a Quaalude, which he then quickly followed with "only kidding!" Made me laugh.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:05 PM   #22
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Wow, how sad that he dies from pneumonia like Glenn....
Soda, I bet it was a hoot to meet him and talk to him about "days gone by" so to speak. I like the joke about the Quaaludes. Does anyone know how old he was ?
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:12 PM   #23
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I'm not sure how old he was, but I wrote up this little bio of him a while back:

http://eaglesonlinecentral.com/collaborators/nixon.htm

Note: I obviously need to update it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:09 PM   #24
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I saw that too about him dying from exhaustion and pneumonia. I was going to post it, but I couldn't remembered where I saw it. I didn't want to give the wrong information.

Tommy might had been close to Don's age or older.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:54 AM   #25
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L and m's Fastlane report that during the show last night, Timothy announced that long time Eagles roadie and tour manager Tom Nixon has passed away.
He was very close to Glenn and was Glenn's tour manager during the 14 year vacation.
Tom accompanied the Frey family to the Kennedy Center honours.
RIP Tom
Is there an obituary anywhere? This is so sad!!!!
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:32 PM   #26
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I haven't been able to find any news of Tommy's death....Anyone have any more info??
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:38 PM   #27
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I haven't been able to find any news of Tommy's death....Anyone have any more info??
No, I haven't been able to find anything either.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:10 PM   #28
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Me neither. I suppose someone could ask Richard Bowden, since he was the one who posted it on Facebook... but I'm hesitant to do so. I don't want to be seen as prying.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:26 PM   #29
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Wish Jay was still around...They must be having a ball up there......
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Wish Jay was still around...They must be having a ball up there......
Yes, he would have known. It's hard to believe that these people are gone.
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