This is What Happens Without Health Insurance

From: 1600: Support a Local Legend.

On Sunday, July 29th, a benefit will be held for a much-beloved Washington music hero, Tom Terrell. In addition to his music journalism and photography exploits, Tom turned heads and turntables at both the old 9:30 Club, and host of the Cafe C’est What? on WHFS-FM radio (you remember- back when they still rocked!) before pursuing a career as a rep for Mango/Antilles and Verve Records. His many friends in the DC area, including bands such as 9353, the Beatnik Flies, Tommy Osborne, Bobby Donovan, and Virginia and the Blue Dots, among many others, will be entertaining that evening, in a star-studded gala to help contribute to Tom’s medical expenses. The doors open at 4 p.m., and tickets are only $20. Be there and show your support for one of the iconic figures in the D.C. music scene, a legendary DJ and all around nice guy. And if you can’t make it to the club, your contributions (in checks or money orders, no cash) will also be gratefully accepted by:

The Tom Terrell Benefit Fund

c/o Dr. Bevadine Z. Terrell

1839 Otis Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer Sunday night, and reminisce with one of the folks that welcomed me to Washington, turned me on to a lot of great music, and made me decide to settle down here. I don’t know if I remembered to say it then, but thanks for everything, Tom. I look forward to seeing you there!

Of course, you should give to this great cause. This guy was a phenomenal radio personality, for a hell of a station.

But it should also make you think…

How many non-legends are out there dying, because they have no insurance, and no one will hold a benefit for them…


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