Bobby Meide, drummer for longstanding local rock band the Flamin' Ohs, passed away yesterday morning, only a few weeks after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Korsakoff's syndrome.
"I have played with Bobby since 1970. I am heartbroken," Flamin' Ohs lead singer Robert Wilkinson wrote on the band's Facebook page.
The Flamin' Ohs have been active on the local scene for over 30 years; their most recent album, Long Live the King, was released in 2005 and was awarded as "Best Local CD" by the Minnesota Music Academy. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Minnesota Country Rock Hall of Fame.
Information on Meide's memorial service has yet to be announced. In the meantime, here's a classic Flamin' Ohs video for the song "I Remember Romance":