Brett Tugle has died at the age of 70: keyboardist Fleetwood Mac has cancer

Brett Tugle dies at 70: keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac and David Lee Roth dies after battling cancer as Rick Springfield shares a heartfelt tribute

  • Keyboardist Brett Toggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer
  • He toured for 20 years with the popular band Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s
  • He was one of the founding members of David Lee Roth’s band
  • Tuggle also helped Ruth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise

Renowned keyboardist Brett Tugle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer.

He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of David Lee Roth’s band. Tuggle also helped Ruth write his best-selling single of 1988’s Just Like Paradise.

Brett has worked with a wide range of artists including Rick Springfield, Jimmy Page, John Kay, Steppenwolf, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and Mitch Ryder throughout his 50-year career.

“Cute Brett Tuggle is back home tonight,” a Springfield friend wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo with the musician. God bless his beautiful soul.

Went too early: Famous keyboardist Brett Toggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer.  seen in 2019

Went too early: Famous keyboardist Brett Toggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer. seen in 2019

Tribute: Our friend Springfield wrote on Twitter sharing a photo with the musician:

Tribute: Our friend Springfield wrote on Twitter, Sharing a photo with the musician: “Cute Brett Tuggle is back home tonight.” “God bless his beautiful soul”

Brett is survived by his daughter Michelle and son Matt.

Share with rolling rock His family “was with him throughout his illness.”

Matt added that he has a “beautiful” father, adding, “He has given me the music of my life.”

The star was born in Denver, Colorado and at a young age learned to play the piano and then the guitar. He took gigs at small venues in Denver before working in Texas.

Legendary: He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of David Lee Roth's band.  Tuggle also helped Ruth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise.  seen in 2019

Legendary: He toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of David Lee Roth’s band. Tuggle also helped Ruth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise. seen in 2019

Standout: His partnership with Fleetwood Mac lasted until 2018 when he was asked to leave the band.  The lead singer of Knicks was seen on June 19 in Tennessee

Standout: His partnership with Fleetwood Mac lasted until 2018 when he was asked to leave the band. The lead singer of Knicks was seen on June 19 in Tennessee

Drama: There was talk that Knicks wanted him out because he was too close to ex-husband Buckingham with whom she was at odds.

Drama: There was talk that Knicks wanted him out because he was too close to ex-husband Buckingham with whom she was at odds.

A no go after 20 years:

A no go after 20 years: “At the end, I think, Stevie thought I was more into Lindsey’s camp,” he shared after leaving the band. (LR) John McPhee, Kristen McPhee, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac in 1975

In 1970 he toured with Mitch Ryder and Detroit Wells. And in 1971, the star played the guitar on the Detroit album.

In the 1980s he began working more with Springfield when his hit single, Jessie’s Girl, was released.

In the late 1980s, he worked on Ruth’s second studio album Skyscraper and his biggest hit as a solo artist, Only Like Paradise.

In the 1990s he collaborated with Jimmy Page and David Coverdale for their album.

He seemed to find his most enduring musical bond in 1997 when he began working with members of Fleetwood Mac Lindsay Buckingham, Kristen McPhee, John McPhee and Stevie Nicks.

Busy Musician: Tuggle onstage during a Music Strong tap party at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in 2019 in Thousand Oaks, California

Busy Musician: Tuggle onstage during a Music Strong tap party at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in 2019 in Thousand Oaks, California

He took over for McVie’s keyboard when she left the band in 1998.

Together, they revisited the band’s old classics Dreams, Gypsy, and Go Your Own Way during the tour.

His partnership with Fleetwood Mac lasted until 2018 when he was asked to leave the band.

There was talk that the Knicks wanted him because he was so close to the former Buckingham that she was at odds with.

“In the end, I think, Stevie thought I was more into Lindsey camp,” he shared rolling rock After leaving the band. But I tried to be the switzerland of all principles in a Mac. I felt this was my job.

He also said: I take care of them all. They are all a big part of my life.

Favorite rock band: From left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

Favorite rock band: From left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

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