RIP JOHN FRAGA!
From Johnny BEE:
Hi Kim, I was shocked and saddened to hear the news that John Fraga who was the original bass player in The Rockets. When the band started out in 1973 in Ann Arbor, Mi.
We'd play every night 7 days a week. John was with us all the way. He was a warm and wonderful human being who loved the band and would do anything to help further the band into a tight recording unit.
The band stayed in the bar room loop playing Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Toledo, for many years until a recording contract finally came years later. We where in the trenches, always working on original songs and trying to score a record deal so we could go out on the road.
That dream finally came true when Gary Lazar brought producer Don Davis to see the band. Don produced The Rockets first album for RCA Records in 1978. John was 69 and passed away last week from a heart attack. John always played the bass and was known for the BIG NOTE. Much love my brother. May peace be with you. Johnny Bee Badanjek
Susan Alexander just sent this poem in that John wrote for her when he was locked in a stairwell at a recording studio
Thank you Susan!