the death of larry robinson…tragedy in temecula
Saturday night, and as I thought to check the computer one more time before I hit the mattress, there was a message from my son. “Did you see this?” he asked, and posted a link from the San Diego Union Tribune. And as I read the article I began to feel the tears roll down my cheeks. Larry Robinson, a gentle, kind and wonderful man who worked for years at my old local music shop and was a gifted guitarist, singer and songwriter…had been beaten to death at the store in an apparent robbery on Friday night.
I’m just going to post this story below here in a sec, but I just want to say that there was not a nicer man you could possibly meet. Married with four children, and (as it says below) a local fixture for years at many of the area’s venues, Larry was the go-to man for all things related to my instruments and to all the other musicians throughout the Temecula Valley. About forty-five minutes north of San Diego in California, over a quarter million people live there and Pete’s Music is the last of the great old indie music stores, where you not only could find your band equipment when you were just starting out in elementary school, but that first guitar, drums, keyboards or bass. Lessons in the backroom, repairs up front and you could easily spend hours just sitting and pickin’, as I often did over the years. I can’t tell you how I treasured those wonderful conversations with Larry about life and music.
I found this video on You Tube….Larry doing what he loved to do. Give it a listen before you read this truly sick and sad story.
Fallbrook musician slain in apparent robbery
By J. Harry Jones11:13 A.M.MARCH 23, 2013Updated5:12 P.M.TEMECULA
A Fallbrook singer and songwriter known for his Americana music died Saturday, several hours after being found beaten and bound inside the Temecula music store where he worked, authorities said.
Edward “Larry” Robinson, 64, was found unconscious, badly beaten and tied up inside Pete’s Music & Guitar Shop on Old Town Front Street about 7:30 p.m. Friday. He died Saturday morning at a hospital from injuries suffered in the attack, said Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Myling Bordeau.