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Two members of American jazz-rock band Tower of Power are struck by a train in California

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:19

Two members of American jazz-rock band Tower of Power are struck by an Amtrak train in California, shortly before they were scheduled to perform in Oakland. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Reports say two members of American jazz-rock band Tower of Power have been struck by an Amtrak train at Jack London Square in Oakland, California, shortly before they were scheduled to perform at Yoshi's jazz club. "We don't know if they didn't hear the train. We don't know how this tragedy happened but we're very, very sad about this. The band is emotionally destroyed... all of us worked with them for days now and many years, it's really sad," Yoshi's general manager Hal Campos told KPIX 5. Jeremy Westby, a public relations spokesman for Tower of Power, released the following statement: "In an unfortunate accident tonight, two members of the award-winning group Tower Of Power, drummer David Garibaldi and current bassist Marc Van Wageningen, were struck by a train in California. Both men are responsive and being treated at a local hospital in Oakland." The R&B hitmakers are known for songs like "So Very Hard to Go" and "What is Hip?".

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Two members of American jazz-rock band Tower of Power are struck by a train in California

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:19