Monday, January 5, 2015

ED BOLTON, WA3PUN, DEAD AT 83

Ed Bolton, the talented musician and voice actor who recreated the lost Amos 'n' Andy episodes, died in November at the age of 83.

Shortly after I discovered WBCQ, I tuned into "Uncle Ed's Musical Memories." My Mom had possession of my great-aunt's Victrola and when I was a kid we would listen to the recordss sometimes. Uncle Ed rekindled my love of the music of the twenties.

I also enjoyed the Amos 'n' Andy re-creations but didn't tune into them as much as "Musical Memories" because of course it was serialized and I couldn't tune in every night. However, "Amos 'n' Andy" was quite interesting as well.

I also got a kick out of all the politically correct people getting their shorts in a twist over them.

Slightly more information about Ed Bolton can be found on WBCQ's website.

2 comments:

Constantine Thomas said...

I met WA3PUN in 1974 on 3920 I saw him last time in the horse trader flea market in the mid 80s, some time ago I got an email from a friend that Ed Bolton died in prison, can you please tell me what happened. wa1wla@yahoo.com and
wa1wla at SKYPE

Alex Horton said...

Sorry dude, I wish I knew more about that myself, but all I know is what was on WBCQ's website.

Please let me know if you find out anything more and I will for sure publicize it here.