Inducted in 1997
Very simply put, Mr. Gomez has been completely amazing
Tucson music lovers and musicians since 1961. Yes, you read the date
right. Richard played his first pro job in 1961. His style could easily
be called sparse soul-jazz with some New Orleans funk. Richard darts in
and out like some kind of R&B wasp with his stinger ready. His
solos are always outrageous; frequently insane. To name only a few, the
bands Gomez has played with would have to include The Natives, The
Persuaders, The Five of Us, The Poppies, Whatever's Left, and Tommy
Walker and the Boogieman Blues Band. As far as we can tell, Richard
honestly loves all kinds of music. It shows in his playing too.
Arizona mourns the recent death of Richard Gomez.
Richard passed away August 20, 1998