Condolence & Memory Journal


Happy 74th birthday, Paul, out beyond the Milky Way....

Posted by Susan - VA   June 12, 2020

As a musician and arranger, I say without hesitation that Paul was one of a kind. He was brilliant, innovative and marvelously talented. A true trend-setter, and someone many of us looked up to. Saddened by his passing, but will never forget his genius. Namaste.

Posted by Marc Gregory - Beverly Hills, CA   March 14, 2018

I am so sorry to read about the loss of this very talented man. May God's word comfort you and may you have peace in His love. (Psalms 9:9, 10)

Posted by JW    November 30, 2017

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by - Bear, DE   November 30, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Buckmaster family and friends. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn sustain your family during this very difficult time. Isaiah 61: 1, 2.

Posted by Anita - Tampa   November 24, 2017


Miss you Paulie!

Posted by Donna Maji - Los Angeles, CA   November 23, 2017

Dear friend Paul........I am so devastated to hear that you have left us. I treasure the fact that I as able to let you know just how much your music has meant to me over the years. Finding you, and chatting with you, was definitely one of the highlights of my life! It will take me so very long to process the heartbreaking news of your passing. Praying for your family, friends, and fans at this most difficult time. <3>

Posted by Sioux Lucas - Chesterfield, VA   November 17, 2017

So sorry for your loss family and friends. God has promised to give us a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11. Hopefully his promises can lift your spirit and strengthen you during this difficult time

Posted by MARY - OH   November 16, 2017

I thought highly of Paul, a charming, talented man with a brilliant mind. I am heartbroken that he has left us sooner than he should have. My love and prayers to his family.

Posted by Nanci M. Walker - CA   November 14, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 13, 2017


Your outstanding work will live on ~ God bless you.

Posted by Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT   November 13, 2017

Sad to hear of the death of Paul Buckmaster. His work on the early Elton John albums was outstanding and I'll think of him whenever I play them( which is often). The world has lost a great talent. Love to his family and friends.
Tony, Castleford.UK.

Posted by Tony Roche - Castleford   November 13, 2017

So sad to lose Paul.... too young!
I shall miss our mad rants together
over many years... sometimes we were
even in agreement and... especially the
big bear hugs when we met each other...
He may be gone but his genius lives
on and he holds a very loving place
in my heart forever.

Posted by Martine Beswicke - London   November 13, 2017


Thank you for the music Paul which will live on have sadly joined your cousin who passed earlier this year. You can play music together with the angels. Condolences and thinking of family and friends. Rose, James and James from England

Posted by Rosa Maltese - England - Family   November 12, 2017

Life won't be the same without you. From the deep of our heart... condolences to the family and to those who loved him. I will say prayer for you in the way we said would be good.
From your italian "friends"... Massimo, Paola, Andrea, Antonello, Maria Pia, Alessandra, Ilaria, Sara and the People in Domaso.

Posted by Massimo    November 11, 2017

Rest in peace, Paul Buckmaster. Thank you for bringing us such beautiful music. I offer prayers and condolences for you and your loved ones

Posted by Patrick Foss - Dover, NH   November 10, 2017

Heart felt condolences to Paul Buckmaster, his family and friends. Always very good friend to me and my family. RIP. Rest with the angels.
Barry,Erine and family.

Posted by Erline Dunn - Pittsburgh, PA   November 10, 2017

So sorry to hear of the loss of Paul, a great musician who touched the lives of many. May the family gain comfort from God who gives peace (1 Cor 1:3,4).

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2017

My condolences to the Buckmaster Family, friends and fans for the loss of your beloved Paul. Music won't be the same without him. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2017

Rest in was my honor to share your name

Posted by Paul K Buckmaster Jr - Florence, AZ - friend   November 10, 2017

A great life, lived well with passion and brilliance and generosity of spirit, and ended much too soon. Thank you for being, dear Paul! Sincere condolences to all your family and friends - from a member of Mott the Hoople.

Posted by Morgan Fisher - Tokyo   November 10, 2017

Sorry for your loss, may God Bless

Posted by TS - GA   November 09, 2017

To Adrian, Rosemary and the rest of Paul's family,

Please know how much Paul was loved and appreciated by me and many, many others. He was my friend for the past seven and a half years and I will always treasure the way he cared for me; he was like the big brother I never had, always with a smile and a kind word and with advice if I needed it. I will miss his beautiful heart and will always think of him with love. May God bless and keep him, and you, too.

Posted by Cheri Gayles - Lexington, IN   November 09, 2017


I light a candle to represent how much Paul's music and friendship touched my heart and lit up my world. I loved him dearly...

Posted by Cheri Gayles - Lexington, IN   November 09, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   November 09, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. Know that the God of all comfort hears your cries and He is near to all those who call on Him in truth. (Psalms145:18,19)

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   November 09, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends. May you find peace and comfort in the God of all comfort.

Posted by Charles - Jonesboro   November 09, 2017

My deep sympathy to the family and friends of Paul! "The Creator is close to the brokenhearted and he saves those who are crushed in spirit!With the death of your dear friend, you must be heartbroken! My condolences!

Posted by MLC - New York   November 09, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to family and friends for the lost of their beloved Paul. I hope the promise at John 6:39 can bring real comfort. Knowing that there is hope for our lost love ones can be reassuring.

Posted by A friend   November 09, 2017

So truly sorry for your loss, Paul Buckhalter was truly talented men we appreciate the work he did. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. May God bring you peace. Our deepest and sincere condolences to your families and friends.

Posted by P D    November 09, 2017

With deep sympathy I offer my condolence to your family.
No doubt he will be missed he was such a great talent, one of a kind. As precious as he was to you he is just as " precious in Gods eyes."-Job 23:10.

Posted by A friend   November 09, 2017

My sympathy goes to the Buckmaster family. Paul opened my mind to appreciate strings, especially on the early Elton John albums, in a way that music appreciation class in elementary school never could. Thanks for all those great arrangements.

Posted by Ray Weisser - McKees Rocks, PA   November 09, 2017

Our condolences to the family and friends. May God grant you strength and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - Miami, FL   November 09, 2017

Paul you are a true legend, and I cannot thank you enough for inspiring my husband in his songwriting. Your music has touched so many lives around the world- and we are honored to have worked with you. Hope youre there together with Bowie - rocking it out in the sky.
You will be missed.

Posted by Brandi Himmelreich - Alkmaar, The Netherlands - coworker   November 09, 2017

Paul was a major player and influence in the soundtrack of my life. Rest in peace and thank you for all the beautiful noise.

Marty C.

Posted by A friend   November 09, 2017

Deep sympathy to the family. To us he was like one of the family. Pray God he is in His Arms now.
Thank you Paul for your art and your heart.

Posted by Massimo Paola - Forte dei marmi   November 09, 2017

Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Paul, deepest condolences. He was a great composer and arranger. Truly the J.S. Bach of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He will be sorely missed, however his music is timeless and immortal.

Posted by Robert Buoncuore - Medford, MA   November 09, 2017

Dearest Paulie,
You left and I didn't have a chance to say goodbye...You were a brilliant light in this world, whose genius was never fully realized, and appreciated enough by the masses.
I shall miss our long, enlightened conversations, your insight and strong convictions.
I feel honored to have known you over these past few years. Yet, I'm still in disbelief that I won't be seeing you around anymore. You shall truly be missed.
Thank you for being the strong soul that you are, Paulie. May your soul now enjoy the peace and joy that you have earned and deserve.
God Bless you. Peace unto you, my brother!
May your family be at peace as well.
Much love dear one, Donna

Posted by A friend   November 09, 2017

Goodbye, dead friend. You gave so much to everyone, now get some rest.
We all love you and we miss you a lot
No One can tale your place

Posted by Max - Domaso   November 08, 2017

Paul was an amazingly talented music man. The memories that he made through his music are gifts that will last forever. Thanks for sharing your magic with all of us, Paul.

Posted by D C    November 08, 2017

Deepest sympathy to the family. Paul a very talented artist, he will be missed sadly. Thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

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

Posted by Carlotta    November 08, 2017

I miss you. Hapiness and plenty in your new life

Posted by Wilson Branco - Taubaté-São Paulo- - Significant Other   November 08, 2017

I extend my sincere condolences to family and friends of Paul Buckmaster, I didn't know him personally, but I'm sure that he was well loved in the music industry, and he will be sorely missed.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2017

My sincere condolences to all the relatives and friends of Paul Buckmaster. All the Elton John's fans are deeply saddened. Paul created the most beautiful arrangements for Elton's wonderful songs. We'll miss you so much, Paul. RIP.

Posted by VERA LUCIA Piovezan - Rio de Janeiro   November 08, 2017


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   November 08, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   November 08, 2017