• John Mallinckrodt

First Post: Kevin Gilbert, Song for a Dead Friend

Kevin was an astonishingly brilliant composer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, recording engineer, and producer. He died effectively unknown at age 29, a few years before I first read his name on the back of the "Toy Matinee" CD.


I attended the world premiere of his rock opera, "The Shaming of the True" at ProgWest held at the Claremont School of Theology in 2002. His friend, manager, and namesake of "The Rubinoos," Jon Rubin, along with fellow Rubinoo, Tommy Dunbar, are alums of Buffalo Springsteen.


One degree, bitches!


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Claremont, CA, USA

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