Marty Grebb Passed Away At 74
An Unsung Hero
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer Marty Grebb has died at 74 years old. The Weight Band – which included Grebb on its lineup along with former members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band – confirmed the news on Facebook.
They posted a photo of the late musician and captioned it with, “Our hearts are heavy with the news of our brother, Marty Grebb’s, passing. We want to send heartfelt condolences, thoughts & prayers to his loving family, friends and fellow musicians. Sometimes we don’t understand a person’s journey – but we do need to have compassion. Marty was a great friend, an amazing musician and a tremendous asset to The Weight Band during his tenure with us. He has been & he will continue to be missed. We pray he’s found his peace. With love, sadness and respect: Jim, Brian, Albert, Michael, Matt, Randy, Byron,Mark, Tony, Barbara”
Born Martin Joseph Grebb, he began studying music at the age of 8. His father was a saxophonist who toured and played in Chicago clubs. Although he eventually learned how to play the saxophone, Marty Grebb’s first instrument was the piano. Aside from his work with The Buckinghams, he also collaborated with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, and Bonnie Raitt.
His cause of death has not been revealed.