Paul Lagos
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Lagos, Paul Passed away on 10/19/09 in Mpls, MN. Paul was a noted drummer in the R&B and jazz world. Paul was a student and protege of the great "Philly" Joe Jones in New York. While in California, Paul played with the seminal rock band, "Kaleidoscope", blues great John Mayall, Leo Kottke, Shuggie Otis, Little Richard, and a founding member of the "Pure Food & Drug Act", which featured guitarist Randy Resnick and Harvey Mandel, as well as noted bassist Victor Conte and the great Don "Sugar Cane" Harris. Paul played on over 100 important recordings, and released his own entitled "Just in Time" in 2006. While in the Twin Cities, Paul was an important member of the group "Natural Life" which featured Bobby Peterson, Mike Elliot, Eric Gravatt and Billy Peterson. In recent years, Paul enjoyed performing the the "Blackburn Beach Band" as well as being an in-demand drummer for numerous jazz artists performing at the Artist's Quarter in St. Paul and the Dakota in Mpls. Paul is survived by brothers, Pete (Liz) and Nick (Cindy); sister, Toni Gunther; 2 daughters, Tina & Michelle; and friend, Kerry Lynn Thatcher. A memorial is planned at the Artist Quarter in St. Paul for November 15, 2009. The public is invited. Call 651-291-1359 for more information.

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Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 25, 2009.
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October 27, 2009
Early 70's... As a young drummer living in Alaska we were lucky enough to have Pure Food and Drug play HERE. WOW
WHAT A SOLO..."He is making Love to those drums" said Karla
Paul had a true calling...the music POURED OUT OF HIM.
GOD BLESS YOU PAUL.Thank you for the inspiration at THAT time
Alaska seemed sooo far away ....he BROUGHT the MUSIC HERE!

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October 26, 2009
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