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  posted on 12/10/2006 at 07:13 PM
Wanted to share some shots and images of Bill, for those of you who haven't had the privielge of meeting a fine human being.

From PastDreams, Wanee '06

SkyPonyDogBoy, aka Brent Sibley, with Bill and Jam For Duane 2006

Lefty Collins, Bill, MissTerry, Bluedad and BDOB at Potter's ATL pre-show gathering

Bill, JamGram and Greg Potter, GABBA president, at Potter's ATL pre-show gathering

Bill, Greg Potter and Carol and Kevin McDonald at WaneeFest 2006

TnJazzGrass (aka Dirk,) Sari, Bill, PeachJam and Mrs. PeachJam (aka Kat)

The Howard Brothers - John and Willie, at ABB Savannah - May 2005

Bill on the steps of the Big House with Greg, Kirk West and many beloved ABB devotees

Willie Perkins, Alan Walden, Tony Tyler and Bill - GABBAFEST 2006

BigTrout, aka John Bennett, Alec and Bill jamming on guitars, WaneeFest 2005

Bill restringing his Les Paul, WaneeFest 2005



[Edited on 12/11/2006 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 12/10/2006 at 07:25 PM
BDOB those are some wondeful moments captured on camera... Thank You for posting them...

I had just posted this over on another thread Re: to Bill so I'll put it here as well.

Lots of love extending out to Bill and family tonight...Get Well.


Dear Bill.... Although our meeting was brief... it left an impact on me at Beacon 06' you were so welcoming to me by giving me such a warm embrace with the warmest of smiles and a twinkle in your eye.... I didn't know your were Bill Ector.. I thought you Willie Howard/ I didn't realize being a newbie on site ..you were the same person. Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying and sending you loving and Get Well wishes as hard as I can.... I am so looking forward to seeing you again at the Beacon 07' shows... So the music is playing for you tonight Mr. Bill.... if you listen you can hear it and us.... it's a Love Song

love to you and family
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  posted on 12/10/2006 at 07:36 PM
I too have posted this in other areas ---- Bill is probably the closest friend I've had these past
15 years and the last time I personally saw him was in April '02. I was planning to come down this week to spend quality time with him & I hope that his family will let me still come down to do this .....

My thought & prayers to you my brother ---- I hope you know how much you mean to me personally & to the hundreds (if not thousands) of other's lives who YOU have left an indelible effect on. Please let his children know how much he means to all of us.

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  posted on 12/10/2006 at 08:02 PM
Hopes and prayers for my big brother Bill Ector (Willie Howard)...

A man I have not known very long, but in the few moments we have shared time, he is one of the kindest, lovingest people I know...

I wonder why my eyes are full of tears right now....but I refuse to cry...

Bill,

All my Love, and get your ass out of that hospital bed right NOW....

 

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  posted on 12/10/2006 at 08:42 PM
some of my favorite pics from JFD 06

What a surprise to me it was at how well he plays the keys:



Snowflake in a Howard Brothers sandwich:


Always a smile!

 

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  posted on 12/10/2006 at 08:42 PM
Here's one I dug up from GabbaFest..what a great time!

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 01:54 AM
You gotta love the man, you gotta love him. He's a rare gem.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 06:58 AM
Wonderful pictures put together here!! Thanks Dave and everyone.

Bill, you've got a huge amount of love and prayers out to you!

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 08:49 AM
I guess the whole point of this thread is to show those who haven't met Bill yet that he is one of US....the fans. Yeah, he's fortunate enough to be involved with Hittin' The Note Magazine....what a dream job!! But he is a true Allman Brothers Band fan, first and foremost. At shows, he makes the time to visit, and I can count myself among those fortunate enough to have played music with him. He can do it all, slide guitar, bass, Hammond B-3 organ, and he loves it like the rest of us players do. He embodies the spirit of ABB brotherhood. He gets it. I'm looking forward to the next time I can hug his neck.

Get well brother Bill. We love you.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 08:58 AM
Great pics Dave and thanks for sharing. Much love for Bill and we send prayers and thoughts to him.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:23 AM
Just reposting from the other Bill Thread.... can't show enough love and support...


It's a new day.... and the positive healing and get well wishes are heading out to Bill this am...even more powerful then yesterday we are even stronger today as a family...

Get Well Bill.... Fight the Fight.....our Love to you and family

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:32 AM
get well--prayers to BILL for a speedy & full recovery..........

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:33 AM
Bill is the man....I love this dude, not "like" he is family, but because he IS family to me...praying for you Willie..

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:36 AM


Update via Gabba-gram:


Greg Potter visited with Bill in the hospital today (Sunday) and he is doing much
better. He was sitting up and watching football and was talking and joking
around. He remains in ICU as a pre-caution in case he has another seizure,
but he is feeling good. The doctors will determine the next steps on
Monday. More updates will follow.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:38 AM
Thanks Terri!! That's good news to hear!
 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:38 AM
TerriB.... Thanks for that update we all appreciate it....

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:40 AM
Great News Thanks!!

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 09:54 AM
Great photgraphs .. thanks for sharing

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 10:13 AM
Yes, thanks Terri.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 10:48 AM
Healing vibes going out to Bill for a full recovery. Comforting vibes to his family and loved ones.

 

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Healing vibes going out to Bill for a full recovery. Comforting vibes to his family and loved ones.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 10:51 AM
Thanks Terri.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 10:57 AM
Got Barb's emails when I got to work this morning....so many thoughts. First and foremost....glad our brother is doing better, hope he's fixed soon.

Bill is the epitome of class. We were friends 15 seconds after we met. This man is full of love, and it shows all the time. Trusting the Lord that there's no permanent damage, glad I have an autographed copy of him playing with the Allman Brothers Band. Thinking about Duane's words......"That's not just a man, y'all--that's a lesson in how to live."

Think about the person in the GB family you dislike the most. Think about how you would react if you got this news about them. Then let it go. No matter how big a jerk they have been/are. As a tribute to Bill.

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Got Barb's emails when I got to work this morning....so many thoughts. First and foremost....glad our brother is doing better, hope he's fixed soon.

Bill is the epitome of class. We were friends 15 seconds after we met. This man is full of love, and it shows all the time. Trusting the Lord that there's no permanent damage, glad I have an autographed copy of him playing with the Allman Brothers Band. Thinking about Duane's words......"That's not just a man, y'all--that's a lesson in how to live."

Think about the person in the GB family you dislike the most. Think about how you would react if you got this news about them. Then let it go. No matter how big a jerk they have been/are. As a tribute to Bill.

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Very well said. Glad to here Bill is doing better.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2006 at 01:52 PM
Playing Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" in the HTN office right now and thinking of Bill.....

We miss you buddy!

 
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