[Dixielandjazz] Frank Rossolino

Mike mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Sat Nov 17 18:54:57 PST 2007

Yes, I truly believe that we all have a darker side to us. I
personally never hated Frank for what he did, just never really
understood it and felt that he must have been in terrible pain
to take out his family. Thanks for posting that.


P.S I'm suprised no one's ever done a movie on Rosolino. He was
quite a character. I read a story that he could tell endless
jokes and literally keep a guy in stitches.

Steve Barbone wrote:
>The manner of his death was a shock to many who knew him. It 
amazed me, a
> young man at the time, how Frank Rosolino, a man who seemingly enjoyed life,
> and had a great sense of humor about life, ended his own and one son's, so
> violently. As an old man today, I am starting to understand that perhaps all
> of us have a dark side that we struggle to keep hidden. For Frank, perhaps
> that dark side suddenly emerged and destroyed him.

> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone 

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