Upper Darby’s Jeff LaBar, guitarist for Cinderella, has died at 58, writes Michael Christopher for firstname.lastname@example.org, as reported in the Daily Times.
“So I just got the call…Jeff LaBar, my father, my hero, my idol, passed away today,” wrote his son, Sebastian, on social media. “I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop!”
Cinderella was a standout mid-80s band in the Philly rock and roll scene, Christopher writes.
Besides LaBar, it featured singer/guitarist Tom Keifer, bassist Eric Brittingham and drummer Fred Coury.
The band members issued a joint statement on LaBar’s death.
“The bond between us over decades of creating music and touring the world is something that we as a band uniquely shared. Those memories with Jeff will be forever alive in our hearts.”
Cinderella was discovered by Jon Bon Jovi, producing MTV hits that included “Nobody’s Fool,” “Shake Me” and “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).”
It was more of a blues-based rock group thanks to LaBar’s playing.
LaBar released a solo LP, ‘One for the Road,’ in 2014.
He remained a “die-hard Philly guy, a huge Eagles fan who never forgot his roots,” Christopher wrote.
Read more at the Daily Times about Jeff Labar’s passing.