RIP: Ted Were, 1954-2014

Ted Were on drums at the Silver Chicken reunion at The Parting Glass last May. Photo by Jeanne Anne Ganley.

Ted Were on drums at the Silver Chicken reunion at the Parting Glass last May.

Photograph by Jeanne Anne Ganely
Video by Brian Mulkerne

We are saddened to report the recent passing of Ted Were, drummer and founding member of the Local 518′s pioneering country-rock band Silver Chicken. He drummed with the band from 1975-1978, and was back behind the drums once again last year at Silver Chicken’s sold-out reunion concerts at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs. After a long battle with cancer, Were died on Wednesday, July 9.

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Those who wish to remember Ted in a special way may make a donation to the HopeClub of the Capital Region, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

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