Friends, bandmates remember beloved Lubbock musician Freddie Curry

Friends, bandmates remember beloved Lubbock musician Freddie Curry

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Element is mourning the loss of one of its founding members, Freddie Curry, who died the day after Christmas at age 61.

“There are no words to describe what he meant to the band,” bandmate Chicago John said. “He’s gonna definitely be truly missed because I don’t think it’s gonna be easy... the shoes are gonna be hard to fit, you know?”

Freddie Curry of Element has died at age 61.
Freddie Curry of Element has died at age 61. (Source: Facebook)

Element, which describes itself as Lubbock’s hometown funk band, was founded several decades ago. Curry has been its bass player and vocalist.

“He was the life of the party with the band,” Chicago John said. “He always had some plans to keep everybody laughing. He was just a fun guy to be around on and off the stage.”

Don Caldwell of Caldwell Entertainment said he met Curry back when he was in high school. Caldwell needed a bass player for a gig.

“He came in and played, and he did a great job and was a delightful kid,” Caldwell told KCBD. “I knew he was gonna play some great music through his life and he sure did that.”

Caldwell said music wasn’t the only thing that attracted people to Curry. He called him a “light” and one of the nicest guys he’s met.

“When you saw Freddie, everything got better,” Caldwell said. “He made everybody’s life that way. He had an impact on everyone that he knew just like that.”

Friends are hoping to raise money for funeral expenses. You can find a GoFundMe by clicking here.

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