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David John Perdue 1966 - 2013
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December 24, 2013
Miss You Dave Rest in Peace
December 24, 2013
Merry Christmas Dave
August 19, 2013
Hey Dave, we had some really really good times on stage with Vendetta. Our version, for those couple of years we had it, was You, Goodfriend (RIP), John Franks and me. Those were a couple really memorable years in my life playing with that combo. From Key West gigs to fly-outs in Indiana with The Rascals and everywhere in between. That was cool! And You made it happen. We all appreciated the love you showed playing your instruments, working in the business and for us. You were a true talent up there and I will miss playing with you greatly. There will never be another Dave Perdue!!
July 29, 2013
I only played with Dave twice at Mr. Laugh's in Davie, but we had mucho fun, and in the final analysis, that's all that counts. RIP buddy.
July 29, 2013
Really sorry and sad to hear about this. Haven't seen Dave in a while but always a friendly face and a good guy and a great player. Rest in Peace
July 25, 2013
I was very close to daves entire family especially his mom Carolyne and was there when dave was about 15 years old first took up an interest in playing the guitar. he taught himself and was very talented. it has been about 31 years since i have seen him and i feel i have lost out on seeing him grow up and becomming a fine musician and great young man. im shocked and there are no words but im very sad even more so especially after loosing his mom also.love ya Dave
July 25, 2013
Very sad. I used to go see Dave play every Thursday (in the early'90) at Club Beirut. He was playing with the Dashboard Saints. Great guy and a Great player too. Will be missed.
July 25, 2013
I knew Dave from friends in North Miami and places like Pieces of Eight. Ran across him again at The Button South. Great player,super guy and hard worker. One time he was in 3 different band all playing the Button at the same time. Dave was a great musician and hard working dude. Always cool when I ran into him. Rock on dude and tell Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray I said hi.

Dave will definitely be missed.
July 10, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing. Haven't seen him for a long time, but always considered him my lil cuz. RIP
July 08, 2013
July 05, 2013
DAVE ME AND MY BOYS GOT THE HONOR TO KNOW YOU,YOU TAUGHT THEM HOW TO ROCK ON THEIR GUITARS WE ARE ALL SO SANDENED OF THIS YOU WILL BE S GREATLY MISSED WE ALL WILL BE TOGETHER ONEDAY R.I.P
SHERRY BITON TYLER BITON DYLAN BITON DERYK BITON YOU ROCKED MIAMI
July 02, 2013
I was very sad to here the news about my good friend Dave what can I say that hasn't been said Dave had a big heart he was a good soul love u bro gonna miss u
June 30, 2013
I first met Dave many years ago when I worked at the Treehouse in Hallandale. Then quite a number of years later, I met him when I was with my son Chris, who also loves to play guitar. Dave was such a genuine soul besides a great artist. Dave touched many hearts in his life in a positive and profound way. I'd say that's quite an accomplishment because not too many people get to do that. He will be missed dearly by myself and my son. RIP Dave Perdue.
June 30, 2013
I hung out with Dave in High School. What a great guy. Lots of good memories. R. I. P.
June 27, 2013
My very sweet, ultra talented and special Nephew, David. Life is not the same without you. We shared our love of music and especially our love of our family. I still have the guitar you gave your cousin, Kimberly..I loved to jam with you. You taught me as much as I taught you about music and life. You now join your mother, Carolyn (my sister-in-law) and your father, John (my brother-in-law)and grandma, Mary and Poppa Hat. I love you and will always miss your smile, your talent and your love. R.I.P my dear nephew. Aunt Andy
June 26, 2013
June 25, 2013
I went to school with Dave and he was such a great guy...never out to hurt anyone...his passing is such a loss...but my heart goes out to his family....Rest easy Dave..I know you are up there putting on quite a show for the angels....R.I.P. \m/
June 24, 2013
Dave, my dear friend. You were such a delight to be around. Always smiling. Always kind and generous. Your God given talent on that guitar was our pleasure and privilege to witness. You had such an impact on so many of our lives that will stay with us for the rest of ours. I loved you then, love you still and will miss you forever!! Always in my heart!!
June 24, 2013
I've known Dave for a long time we went to school together and also hung out back in the day.you will be missed my friend. Rock on Dave ..
June 24, 2013
Dave we always had a great time playing together. R.I.P. my musical brother.
June 24, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to the Perdue family. The Perdue family and the Novello's go back a long time. David was always so sweet and kind and always had a smile. You will truly be missed. R.I.P. and "Rock On" Horns Up
June 23, 2013
To my friend Aggie Perdue and the family: I never met David, but after reading the many entries and wishes in this Guest Book, I can see he was a good soul with talent and generosity, and obviously had people who loved him. My heart goes out to all who need comfort and I am so sorry about this tragedy.
June 23, 2013
Dave was one of the closest friends I had growing up. He was very kind and thoughtful person. He was also one of the greatest guitar players I have ever know. Rock on Mr. Perdue. Love u always my brother.
June 23, 2013
Dave and i were close as children he will be truly missed.
June 23, 2013
I've known Dave since we were just kids I watched him grow into one of the best guitar players and good friend to anyone that knew him. you will be missed deeply Dave. ROCK ON!!!
June 23, 2013
David's father and my mom were friends for a very long time. John told me that David played guitar. So I started taking lessons from him at a young age 13 I believe. I had a hard time reading music so he told me to play songs Every Saturday I would go to John p Purdue house and take a lesson with him for many years You would write upscales fast-forward and rewind songs that Asked to to learn to play. David you are great friend and teacher rest in peace. I plan to carry on the licks that you taught me for many years. My condolences to the family.
June 23, 2013
Rip my friend your already missed
June 23, 2013
I have known Dave since he was 17 and saw him play many of times and no one could play as well as he did and he was a very nice and gentle spirited person he will be sadly missed by all, my thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones he has left behind,R.I.P.my dear friend, you will live on in all the memories and hearts of those that truly loved you
June 23, 2013
My deepest sympathies to David John Perdue's family and friends who loved him dearly . Your life and times will live on in our memories forever ..Rock On .....
June 23, 2013
Sending love & light to Dave's family. I hope you can see by these messages that he was truly adored by so many.
June 23, 2013
I first met Dave in Junior High and we became good friends right after, I am truly saddened by his loss, love you always Dave RIP.

Debra Martins (Cooper City)
June 23, 2013
R.I.P my childhood friend <3
June 23, 2013
I'm very sadden to hear about our loss. I had known David for a long time and the last time I saw him was a year ago at Sharon Moses' birthday party. I remember going to his gigs back in the 80s, especially at the Button South in Hallandale. My late-sister Michelle grew up with David and they were very close. My sincere condolences to David's family and friends. :(
June 23, 2013
I've known Dave for a long time. Alway at his house in n.m.b listing to him play. You are going to be missed my friend. R.I.p
June 23, 2013
I was sorry to hear about that tragedy and I just wanted to express my sorrow . Dave was such a special person .
He bought pleasure to our ears all those years and he will be sadly missed. He was my husband best friend since childhood and I know how much pain Steve feels deep inside.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
RIP
Julia
June 22, 2013
I first met Dave when he was 15 and we have been friends ever since. He went on to form Vendetta with Cody and Tony after I left music to go to law school. One day, after I was stressing with my practice, Dave told me I needed to start playing again and he GAVE me a nice guitar. Been playing since then and would always track him down and visit when I was in town. I was at his wedding and he was at mine and I last saw him 3 years ago. My heart is broken and I loved him. Be there for his Daughter and Bercy.
June 22, 2013
Ive known Dave Perdue sense we were kids . He was the most kindest person ever and the most amazing guitarist . I will miss him so much RIP MY DEAR FRIEND I LOVE YOU
June 22, 2013
R.I.P So sorry to hear of this loss
June 22, 2013
I met Dave in the Treehouse days when his band played on the small stage. He was younger than me and he always asked me for advice as if I was his big brother. I gave him my true thoughts for right and wrong and he thanked me. I haven't seen him in about 10 years but I always hoped he would be ok. It's so sad to hear this . I wish I could have seen him before this tragedy . He gave me advice also, he said go get a Tubescreamer and I did . I told him to be loyal and he did. I told him its the right thing to do and he will be missed
June 22, 2013
You will be missed by family and friends. He was a great guitar player and individual. Always had a smile and nice things to say about the people he worked with at the Fabulous Tiki Bar at Holiday Isle in Islamorada. His band was well liked and had a great time dancing to their music. RIP Dave and my thoughts and prayers go out to his daughter, Bercy and the rest of his family. Iwalani Reeder
June 22, 2013
I was one his students back when he lived in his NMB apartment. Dave was tremendous guitar player and cool guy. His guitar lessons and his playing style will be imprinted in my mind for life. To this day I use his scale practice techniques. I cant believe he's gone.Haven't seen him in years and was actually thinking of contacting him just days ago. This is all too strange to hear of him now under these circumstances. His knowledge will be greatly missed. Life cut way too short. Best wishes to family.
June 22, 2013
Dave was a very good friend, he and his band layed the World Famous Tiki Bar for me when I hired the Bands. Dave had that wonderful laughter and smiles, he was a great guitarist & Band leader for Vendetta. I loved hi and his Band I thought about him all the time. I will really miss him J.R Reeder Holiday isle, Dave and i had many laughs together, he always talked about how much he loved his daughter. I gave him alot of fatherly advice. He loved his wife alot but he loved playing Rock & Roll, he was very good at it, I only hired the best and his Band was one of the best because of his leadership. I miss him all ready. J.R.
June 22, 2013
wow just found out Dave i still remember last time i saw you u were playing in the keys R.I.P. my brother keep rippin!
June 21, 2013
I have many fond memories of spending time with friends and Dave many years ago..whether it was attending gigs or just hanging out enjoying music. Truly, you were an amazing talent. My sincere sympathy to your family and rest in peace.
June 21, 2013
R.I.P Dave...
June 21, 2013
What a very sad thing to have happened to dave ,he will be missed. R.I.P Dave !
June 21, 2013
So very Sad that this had to Happen to Dave !we have known him from the neighorhood ,he was just telling us about his daughter R.I.P Dave
June 21, 2013
Was the best guitar teacher i had. Will be missed from me and my family.
June 21, 2013
We shared many good times playing music together in high school. My first real 'club gig' was in 1984 with Dave. He was a very talented guitarist. Even though we haven't spoken for more than 20 years, I know I will miss him every day. My condolences to his family. May God comfort you during this time. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Brian Lovins Phoenix,AZ, formerly North Miami Beach, Fl
June 21, 2013
RIP David. My condolences to the family. You will be missed.
June 21, 2013
I'm VERY SAD to see of Dave's passing. We went to school, worked, went to see AC/DC in 1980 together. It's nice to see that so many people that knew him from school and the neighborhood have posted on this guest book. He touched all of our lives. I know he's rockin' in heaven!
June 21, 2013
david was my cousin i loved him very much i alway looked up to him he was a good person he will always be in my heart love ya dave r.i.p your
cousin kim
June 21, 2013
You're a superstar Dave and now you can look over us and make us a better person
June 21, 2013
Could be one of my saddest days I feel so bad for your daughter Dave I only wish I would have been able to see you before this happened. you're one of the best kids ever met in my life and I will always continue to think of you you made AJ rocks what it was bro
June 21, 2013
RIP my brother, now continue, to ROCK the Angels as you did here...
June 21, 2013
I met Dave thru Eddy Gregg fews yrs ago and the 3 of us played at J&S Lounge from that point on Dave and I became friends and we continued gigging at various bars. He use to say "Hey cowboy Kip lets go chop some heads"! right before we would get on stage. He was a great guy,and a very talented guitarist. He had a big heart and he was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. I will miss you dearly my brother. Now you can Rock with the Angels! I love you man. RIP
June 21, 2013
Such a great person under all that talent. R.I.P. Dave.
June 21, 2013
You taught me so much, made me laugh so hard and were a joy to be on stage with. Our time on the road together in Vendetta was a total blast!! You were above all, kind in heart and gentle in spirit. I will miss you tremendously and keep you in my heart. May God welcome you in eternity and send the spirit of Comfort to guide Carolyn always.
June 21, 2013
R.I.P. David... Keep Rockin With The Angels.....
June 21, 2013
I worked with him and also took many guitar lessons from him back in the day.
He was not only gifted musically,but was always very active teaching guitar while being in a few different bands at the same time.
That's the Dave that i knew,i envied not only his playing but his strong work ethic,he was definitely a positive role model for me locally and i'm still applying what he taught me everytime i pick up a guitar.
RIP Dave
From your friend and former student.
June 21, 2013
R.I.P Dave. My deepest condolences to all Perdue family and friends.Dave, after not seeing you for almost 25 years, we got back in touch last September and did some shows together. I am so thankful for those moments. I will cherish them. You are loved and will be missed. Rock On!!
June 21, 2013
R.I.P friend.We had amazing times traveling and playing together.Peace be with you.
June 21, 2013
Dave you played one HELL of a guitar, and if my memory serves me (as I think it does) you were one hell of a guy. I haven't seen you in 20 + years, but the news of your passing hurts. God bless you and now you can play with the Greats.
June 21, 2013
R.I.P. Dave. You were a great guitarist and I will never forget our crazy trip to California in 93 to NAMM.
June 21, 2013
Dave you are flying high with some of the GREATS! Thank You for sharing your friendship, laughter and most important your AWESOME talent!! Keep rocking !! I love you!!
June 21, 2013
Dave some of my best teenage years were spent listening to you play or just hanging at your house. you will be missed.
June 21, 2013
Dave, You were a great co-worker and friend. I'll always treasure and remember time spent with you. God bless you and your family. RIP - Shredding for the angels now!
June 21, 2013
Our hearts are heavy but lots of GREAT memories! The heavens are rejoicing and rocking! We will miss you here ! You are FREE to ROCK THE HEAVENS!!!!
June 21, 2013
David was a very nice person and will be missed by many. I met him through my sisters back in the 1980's. I wanted to learn how to play guitar because I liked watching MTV and listening to bands like Judais Preist, Metallica, Megadeth, Motley Crue and the list goes on. David found out about my interest in music and gave me my first electric guitar when i was 8 years old. I can remember going over his house with my sister and seeing all his equipment and hearing him play. Then he pulled a guitar out of his closet and gave it to me. It was an Ibanez with a tremelo bar. I will never forget the way he gave me that guitar in such a nice way. I will miss you David!
June 21, 2013
We love you Dave! I remember when you put on a concert in front of NMB Sr High the asst principal was pissed & pulled the cord.
June 20, 2013
OUR PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU...
June 20, 2013
God takes many talented people, Why I do not know,There is a Rock n Roll Heaven, R.I.P. Dave Perdue,,, Mark Pagliaro, Heartless Crew
June 20, 2013
Love ya Dave... You were a kind soul. So sorry to hear this horrible news.
June 20, 2013
R.I.P. my sweet nephew. You're playing with the angels now. BRAVO!!!!!
June 20, 2013
Dave, you will always be special to me. You had such a big heart & sweet soul. I will pray for your family, especially your daughter. I pray you are at peace now & one day we will meet again. Untiil then sleep with the angels. xo
June 20, 2013
Dave was a good friend of mine.We played together in different bands for many years.He was a sweet kid,and a great guitarist.We're all gonna miss you brother.
June 20, 2013
You were a special musician, Friend, & soul. You are & will be missed !
June 20, 2013
Light 'n Love...a true inspiration!
June 20, 2013
My condolences to the Perdue family . Your parents were my friends , I watched you grow up , You gave my son lessons for years . I am shocked at your loss . You will be truly missed.
June 20, 2013
May God be with you and your family at this troubling times.
June 20, 2013
with tears in my eyes I say goodbye,to a great friend. you will be missed.
June 20, 2013
DAVID , YOUR FAMILY LOVED ME WHEN MY MOTHER DIED WE GREW UP TOGETHER YOUR FAMILY BECAME MINE IM SO HAPPY TO KNOW YOUR WITH JESUS NOW AND YOU WILL GREET ME WHEN I COME HOME. IM SURE JESUS NEEDED A GREAT GUITARIST AND NOW ALL OF HEAVEN IS REJOICING WITH THE GREAT WORSHIP YOUR PLAYING...... I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU DAVID AND ALL THE FAMILY,,,,
June 20, 2013
Dave, no matter how much time elapsed you were always the same sweet Dave. So sad to hear this tragedy. Always remember the good times. May you rest in peace.?
June 20, 2013
Your talent was immense, your lessons well learned... thanks for being there, we will miss you brother...
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