Bruce Langhorne

  • Died: April 14, 2017
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Bruce Langhorne

Session musician inspired the Bob Dylan song "Mr. Tambourine Man"…

Bruce Langhorne, the session musician who inspired the Bob Dylan song "Mr. Tambourine Man," died Friday, April 14, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss , those who fall sleep in Death God keep in his memory because they precious in his eye . Psalms 116:15

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2017

My condolences to the family. May you persevere in prayer to the God of all comfort. He promises to fortify you, strengthen you and help you endure during your grieving process. (Romans 12:12)

Posted by Linda - FL   May 03, 2017


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   April 27, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Langhorne family for the loss of your loved one. Cherish the memories shared over the years. May you find comfort and strength from God, who cares for you and will sustain you, during this difficult time. (Psalm 145:14, 18)

Posted by J. Lewis - PA   April 25, 2017

He seemed like a real nice person always willing to help others, I agree he will be truly missed, because those persons who like to help, and teach others are hard to find today. May Gods tender mercies be with hid family and friends.

Posted by RDR - IL   April 24, 2017


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   April 22, 2017

My deepest sympathies to all who loved you. You took time to teach me and Kibbie how to play guitar and even pick out guitars for us to buy at the Den of Antiquity - that was almost 60 years ago. Every time I play or see a guitar I will think of you. I remember the Stella you re-made for Carolyn. It was always a joy being in your company. You had the infectious laugh that made everyone feel good. You always entered our home with a lot of joy and happiness. We were so proud of your success. I will miss you much Bruce. Rest in Peace.
Kirby F. Payne NYC

Posted by KIRBY PAYNE - New York, NY   April 21, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family who have lost their loved one to death. Gone too soon! God will comfort and sustain you during this difficult time because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   April 21, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Bruce was of the best persons I've ever known. Called three weeks ago and was told it wasn't a good time. So, I left a message I called and would call back but every time I thought about calling back it was late in the afternoon.
You were one of the few adults who would take the time to
teach a kid to play. I can remember nearly 60 years ago you teaching me and Kirby how to play Mountain Dew. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well and later on some travis picking.
Love you, you are one of the best! RIP Kibbie

Posted by Kibbie - New York, NY   April 21, 2017

Please accept my deepest condolences. May your family find comfort and hope in drawing close to God at this most difficult time in your lives. {James 4:8}

Posted by L. Walters - NY   April 20, 2017

Sincere condolences to Bruce's family. I remember him from Edgecombe ave., always full of fun. His accident with the fire cracker taught the
neighborhood kids an important lesson. So wonderful to learn of his success in the music industry.

Posted by Jacqui Simmons Budd - New York - Boston   April 20, 2017

Sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Bruce Langhorne.
May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this time.

Posted by - Chicago   April 19, 2017

Please accept my condolences. We are certainly looking forward to our Heavenly Father's promise at Isaiah 65:17, 22-24. Until His promise is fulfilled, may your faith be strengthened in the only one who can bring about righteous conditions.

Posted by Jayden    April 19, 2017

Rest in heavenly peace

Posted by Karen Davis - Cincinnati, OH   April 19, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   April 19, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   April 19, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with you.


Posted by A friend   April 18, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May our God give you comfort and peace.

Posted by Marlene Joss - Stuart, FL   April 18, 2017


Posted by Ann Marie Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   April 18, 2017

May the God of Comfort bring you peace during this difficult time

Posted by Tamiko Woods - Nolensville, TN   April 17, 2017

Rest in peace, Bruce Langhorne.
Thank you for the love and for the music, Mister Tambourine Man.

Posted by Patrick Foss - Dover, NH   April 17, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bruce. Rest assured life is precious to our creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

Posted by christian    April 17, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Langhorne family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    April 17, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   April 17, 2017

Godspeed Bruce, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   April 17, 2017

My deepest condolences to the wife of Bruce Langhorne and other family members and friends on his passing.May the Almighty give you the strength and peace to endure your loss. Phillipians 4:6&7

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

My deepest Condolence to the family of Bruce Longhorne may you find comfort in knowing that others shares your sorrow with you. Take Comfort in knowing that God keeps those who dies in his memory for they are precious in his eyes. Psalm 116:15.G

Posted by Mary Green - Waynesboro, PA   April 17, 2017

I knew Bruce when I was introduced to him when I was a 13 year old folk blues guitarist. We were introduced by Sandy Butler. He was so warm and encouraging, it gave me a great sense of confidence. I will always remember that day. My sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful, unique and gifted man. Sincerely, Jon Willinger

Posted by Jon Willinger - Tenafly, NJ   April 17, 2017

Condolences to Bruce's family & loved ones. He will live on in his music.

If you had Bruce playing with you, Dylan wrote in his 2004 autobiography Chronicles, that's all you would need to do just about anything.

Posted by Scott Preston Hardy - Concord, NH   April 17, 2017


I am so sorry for the loss of Mr Langhorne. May all keep the v fond memories and good times close in their hearts and minds. God love you.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from the scripture at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 that show your loved ones a resting in peace.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

May the family have peace and comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

To the family and all the fiends of Mr.Langhorne you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God have mercy on the family and grant you he courage to endure your hurt.

Posted by Hyde    April 17, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that the God of all comfort hears your cries and he will rescue you during this sad occasion with comfort and strength. (Psalms 145:18,19)

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   April 17, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

My prayers are with you and your love ones during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

Dear Janet,
My condolences to you and your family for the loss of Bruce. May God's Word strengthen you during this difficult time (Psalm 147:3).

Posted by Celeste Goode - MA   April 17, 2017

Beloveds, truly saddened to hear about Bruce Langhorne's passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! (Luke23:43)

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2017

Bruce was one of my favorite musicians in New York in the late 50's. he was a wonderful guitar player, and a warm and funny person. It was always a treat to see him at parties,or in Greenwich Village.

I always loved his score for the Hired Hand.

Posted by Dick Weissman - Denver, CO   April 16, 2017

My condolences to the family. May the God of peace give you comfort during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2017

Bruce Langhorne was a talented individual, it is so sad to hear of his passing. May those closet to him find solace in the Almighty God's promise to end sickness and suffering and to unite our families in paradise. My deepest and sincere condolences to your families and friends.

Posted by Patricia DeStefano    April 16, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   April 16, 2017

Janet, Family, Friends,

Sorry to hear of the loss of Bruce.
Our condolences to you and the family at this very difficult time. He is missed by all who knew and love him.
You're in our prayers. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2017

"Music composed and performed by Bruce Langhorne," - words crediting his contemplative soundtrack for the 1971 film, "The Hired Hand."
May God send comfort to family members and friends.

Posted by Kathleen Choo - Casselberry, FL   April 16, 2017

No matter how many times we experience death, it never gets easier! No wonder Jesus told us in that lords prayer, to pray for God's Kingdom. Which will bring the same peaceful conditions that exist in heaven to the earth!(Matthew 6:9,10) We know for sure there can't be any death taking place in heaven! Please look to God's word at this difficult time to get satisfying answers and comfort! To the family, you have my deepest sympathies!
S J Sanders

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2017

"For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 4:14). My condolences to the family and friends of Bruce.

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2017

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Bruce Langhorne