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Guitarist Hiram Bullock Dies at 52

Hiram Bullock, a guitarist with a lengthy list of credits that included two years as a member of the house band on Late Night with David Letterman, died in New York on July 25th. The cause of death was not disclosed but Bullock had been undergoing treatment for cancer and was known to have had drug problems. Bullock was 52.

Bullock was born in Osaka, Japan in 1955 to American parents serving in the military; the family later settled in Baltimore. He studied piano, saxophone and bass before settling on guitar. Bullock attended the University of Miami’s music school and then landed his first professional gig with singer Phyllis Hyman-he moved to New York in the mid-’70s in order to work with Hyman’s band.

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