Date of death: 18-03-2009
This is a page for family and friends to gather, share their memories, and celebrate the life of Kent Henry Plischke. Please feel free to ...
This is a page for family and friends to gather, share their memories, and celebrate the life of Kent Henry Plischke. Please feel free to celebrate his life with us by leaving your memories or posting pictures and videos.
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8 months, 2 weeks
We miss you Mr. Henry!
Patty & Ron Hill
1 year, 8 months
RIP Mr. Henry, We love and miss you!!
Patty & Ron Hill
2 years, 8 months
Rest in peace Mr. Henry!
We love you!
I saw The Blues Image on campus at University of Florida in about 1969 or 1970 in the small club there, the Rathskeller. Kent was the new guitarist. I was at an impressionable age, and in an ah... impressionable condition, common for the times. From that night on, I made his style my blueprint for how to approach guitar, and to a clumsy degree, still do. Kent's precise, exacting and assured guitar playing just floored me, I couldn't stop staring. His style was a combination of funk, soul, rock and country I had never heard before. He was playing a (red?) Gibson 335 and a 100 watt Marshall in that small club. After the set, I went to meet him and he was totally generous with his time, answered all my questions, even showed me his briefcase, loaded with spare guitar strings, a clippers, a winder... everything you need to maintain equipment. A briefcase was unusual for a hip guy to be toting, he said he got the idea from his dad.
I spent decades looking for and wondering what became of Kent. It's sad that I only found out now. What a tremendous player.
I knew Kent throughout the seventies. Lived next door to him. He was at our house a lot and was part of our family. He taught me bass lessons and worked with my first 2 bands. He video taped my sister's wedding. I remember his son West being born. I remember his injuries after falling backwards from the stage at the Whiskey A Go Go. Kent gave me life lessons and advice from the heart that shaped my then young life. He truly was humble and gave his all. He would would share his failures with me so I could learn from them. I see him now as a human being that he was, the wounds he carried with him as well as the victories and failures. Above all, a very noble, sensitive and compassionate man who always wanted others to do better than himself.
Thank you Kent for the gifts you put into my life.
We'd meet just for intimate chats at PePe's on Sunset in the early 70's.
Such a great guy ... went looking to see where he may be and found all this ............. I am too late. So sad
Thanks for this though
You and Keith were in my living room playing your guitars when I came home from work. Little Justin at your feet humming in time with your music. You sat him on your lap and let him pluck at the strings, well he caught the bug. You picked out his Stat for his 18th birthday, you told me it looked like your 1st guitar. He still has it. He plays his Bonnie Raitt edistion now and the strat isn my office at home. I will always remember how gentle you were with that tiny little guy and how proud you were to help pick out his Birthday present. Thank you Kent, memories are precious just as those who made them We miss you. Justin and Nancy
I worked at Apple with Kent...later he worked for me in Beaverton at Guitar Center...What a great kind friend...I kept him up all night once and asked him about his music history and stories from the day of the rock legends...he was not at all aprehensive and kind to put up with my intensity that night...Dude...I miss ya! Thanks for the long talks and advice throughout the years i knew you.
I was the lead singer in a band that backed up this band in 1975. Kent was one of the kindest people I ever met. He was very talented and very humble. He also had a great sense of humor. I remember having to get on him to eat.....he ate very little and was so frail. I am so saddened by his death. I have tried to contact him over the years over the internet and could get no information. I even contacted "Steppenwolf" and they gave me nothing. Only fond and loving memories of a great guitar player are with me now...Rest In Peace Kent! Susie Baalman...."The Freedom Express Band"
Hello. I never got to meet Kent but knew is father and step-mom. I always wondered what type of guy Kent was... thanks for your posts... you have given me some insight. My best to all who are mourning his passing.