Update: Julian Anderson's memorial service was held on Saturday, January 5, at Mile High Church; it was well attended and quite touching. A number of folks got up and shared their memories of Julian, including close friends and former bandmates, and even his doctor. Julian was clearly very loved and will be sorely missed. Gretchen Anderson, Julian's beloved wife, sent us a note and some additional photos, all of which we've posted below.
The Backbeat flag is flying at half staff today. We just received some very sad news that the scene has lost another of our own, as Julian Anderson has passed away. A beloved and esteemed member of the scene for more than two decades, from his early days playing bass with Dick and the Chicks to being a founding member of the Dogs of Pleasure to, most recently, playing guitar in the World Famous Johnsons, Anderson has been a part of the scene longer than many folks can even remember. We'll have more updates, obviously, as they become available. In the meantime, our thoughts and sincere, heartfelt condolences go out to Julian's family, friends and other loved ones.