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Tommy Newsom
Birth: Feb. 25, 1929
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 2007
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA

Jazz Musician. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was a tenor-saxophonist who is best known as a member of the "Tonight Show Band" during Johnny Carson's years as host. He joined them in 1963 and remained with them until Carson's retirement in 1992. Newsom's quiet nature often made him the center of Carson's one-liners during his monologues. Prior to playing on the "Tonight Show", Newsom worked with such music greats as Vincent Lopez and Benny Goodman. In addition to performing, he was an arranger. (bio by: C.S.) 

Cause of death: Cancer
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: retained by family
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19153217
Tommy Newsom
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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Mr. Newsome thank you for your service. I always loved when you'd feel in for Doc. RIP
- rubedogg
 Added: May. 13, 2017

- Blackwasp
 Added: Apr. 28, 2017

 Added: Apr. 28, 2017
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