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Legendary Guitarist Frank Marino Announces Retirement Due To A Debilitating Medical Condition


Legendary guitarist Frank Marino from Mahogany Rush announces retirement due to a debilitating medical condition. The statement was posted on Facebook


From Frank Marino:

With sorrow I am forced to announce my immediate retirement from touring, and possibly all things related to continuing my career, due to an unexpected and debilitating medical condition which makes it impossible for me to tour. I want to thank all the people who supported me all of the last half-century. I know that many were looking forward to seeing us play this fall and I was looking forward to getting out again and doing more shows, but it now appears that in the absence of a miraculous recovery, my Concert DVD (Live at the Agora) will constitute the last show I will ever have played. I ask any that are believers to include me in their prayers.


Mahogany Rush is a Canadian rock band led by guitarist Frank Marino. Formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1970, the band had its peak of popularity in the 1970s, playing venues as large as California Jam II.


The band is perhaps best known for Marino's soaring lead guitar which bears a strong resemblance to the playing of Jimi Hendrix. Long-term members of the band have included bassist Paul Harwood and drummer Jimmy Ayoub, and Frank's brother Vince on guitar; Frank Marino is the sole continuous member of the band. Starting in the late 1970s, the group recorded and toured as Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. (Wikipedia)


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