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Goner Message Board / Memphis / Guilloteens drummer Joe Davis RIP
Posted: Apr 21, 2008 5:36 pm
Died either last night or today...i think a heart attack...all i know right now.
Great band
Posted: Apr 21, 2008 6:45 pm
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 4:05 pm
Terrible! RIP
Mr. Davis signed my "Hey You" single. Very nice guy. Tribute on the Memphis Beat next week!
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 4:49 pm
I hope he realized how many of us kids in Memphis wanted to BE a Guilloteen...every band I ever been in has done I Don't Believe...that cd of singles is fantastic.
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 7:17 pm
damn. i came to appreciate 'em late, but they seemed to be the total package- killer garage and melodic pop.
Posted: Apr 23, 2008 4:03 am
Bummer, most excellent sticksman, esp on I Don't Believe and he did NAIL the Mick Avory thang on Hey You...
Posted: Apr 24, 2008 6:33 am
Anybody know why there hasn't been a obit in the paper?
I thought the Flyer would at least mention it...for some reason
Posted: Apr 25, 2008 7:56 am
the "backing band part" is very cool
URL Link
Posted: Apr 25, 2008 8:00 am
Obit finally in the CA today with a cool pic.
http://www.legacy.com/CommercialAppeal/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&P ersonId=108301995

JOE W. DAVIS III, a resident of Dallas, Texas originally from Memphis, TN. Born January 28, 1945, passed away April 20, 2008. After graduating from Central High School in Memphis, he continued his life-long love of music through out his life. Professionally known as "Joe Jett," he was the drummer, in the mid 60's, for the nationally known Rock and Roll group the Guilloteens. The original members Joe Davis, Laddie Hutcherson, and Louis Paul made numerous appearances on popular Rock and Roll shows such as Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, Where the Action Is and Shindig. The band made three albums and received acclaim and notoriety for their hit song "I Don't Believe" He moved to Texas in the mid 70's to work with his father and brother in their stereo speaker business Davis Brothers Audio. At the time of his death in Dallas he was working in sales but still involved in music. It was no surprise that one of the first Christmas gifts to his grandson was a drum set. His survivors include son, Shawn Davis of Plano, TX; son, Michael Davis and daughter-in-law, Celeste and precious grandson, Pierce Davis of Frisco. TX; a brother, Steve Davis and sister-in-law, Betty; niece, Sonja Gail Carpenter of Grapevine, TX and cousins from Memphis Donna, Diana, Doug and Dara. There were many people who were special in his life and the family thanks them all especially the musicians in various bands throughout the years. Love and gratitude to George and Dara Klein for their support. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe W. Davis, Jr.and Mary Ann Tolson Davis. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008, 3:30 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home - Wildwood Chapel 13005 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75382. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation or contribution to a music organization or music foundation of your choice to help keep Memphis music alive - past, present and future. "Peace be with You and with Your Spirit"
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