The Kim Simmonds - MusiCare Fund

Welcome! This is kp and I'm here to say I'm extremely proud to host the Kim Simmonds Project on my site. Today we're showcasing the first in a series or recordings of Kim's song All I Can Do Is Cry. The first version features David Grundhoefer on vocals and each new version will feature a different voice from the music community, some you know and some to discover, all participating to raise money for an incredible non-profit entity of The Recording Academy, also famous for its Grammy Awards. 

"MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world." Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based, independent 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts.

100% of your donation received will go to music people for health & human services, mental wellness & addiction recovery, and emergency & relief services. Please use the Donate link and be sure to complete the "Give in honor or in memory" field with Kim Simmonds or the Simmonds Family. Our hope is to build this collaborative effort from a humble start into a widespread outreach of individual efforts, leading with compassion to help people of the community in need in 2023. Your download and contribution will help fuel that effort.

iPhone, and Apple mobile users will be able to download directly onto a computer and then transfer the files over using the iTunes app.

Thank you!

Please direct media questions to: MusiCares@porternovelli.com

 For more information please visit: www.musicares.org 

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All I Can Do Is Cry - MusicCares Version

Chicago's Boogie Brothers featuring David Grundhoefer

Kim Maiden Simmonds, 75, of Oswego, New York, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Kim was born on Dec. 5, 1947, in Wales. He left school at age 16 to become a musician, and in 1965, he founded the Savoy Brown Blues Band (later shortened to Savoy Brown).He remained its only permanent member throughout the 57-year existence of the band. Considered one

Kim Maiden Simmonds, 75, of Oswego, New York, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Kim was born on Dec. 5, 1947, in Wales. He left school at age 16 to become a musician, and in 1965, he founded the Savoy Brown Blues Band (later shortened to Savoy Brown).He remained its only permanent member throughout the 57-year existence of the band. Considered one of music’s premier blues and blues rock guitarists, and songwriter, Kim is also discussed as one of the architects of the 1960’s British blues scene in London.

Some of the band’s earliest gigs included playing with Cream and backing up John Lee Hooker. Savoy Brown went on to release more than 40 albums during Simmonds’ career, with a recent release (Witchy Feelin’ in 2017), reaching #1 on the Billboard charts. Despite this significant music catalog, he and his band are probably best known for their live performances while headlining many of music’s most eminent venues such as the London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Fillmore East, the Fillmore West and Carnegie Hall. Many members of Savoy Brown have gone on to further their careers, perhaps the most recognizable being the trio of “Lonesome Dave” Peverett, Roger Earl and Tony Stevens as founding members of Foghat.

Kim Simmonds was inducted into a variety of “Halls of Fame” in the United States and Canada. His handprints are enshrined at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame and he’s appeared on the covers of a variety of music magazines, such as Guitar Player. Kim dedicated his life to the arts. He was an accomplished painter and several of his works have served as album art through the years.

Kim is survived by his wife and partner of 31 years, Deborah Lyons Simmonds of Oswego, NY, and his children, Eve of Oswego, NY, Justin of Mansfield, OH, and Tabatha of Mansfield, OH. Kim was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Phyllis Simmonds, and his brother, Harry Simmonds. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Olwen Simmonds of Wales, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sharon and Dennis Santoro of Fulton, NY.

His family extends their gratitude for the kind thoughts, prayers, and warm words of encouragement during this time. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to MusiCares, a Foundation that provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community. Acknowledgements and cards of condolences may be sent to PO Box 467, Minetto, NY 13115. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of Nelson Funeral Home.

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Featuring David Grundhoefer - Vocals

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