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Published: 2011/08/11

Bill Payne Remembers Richie Hayward

Richie Hayward at his final show – photo by Polly Gray

One year ago tomorrow, on August 12, 2010, Little Feat’s founding drummer Richie Hayward passed away from complications due to lung disease. At the time he was also suffering from liver cancer and awaiting a liver transplant. Little Feat’s Bill Payne has marked the occasion with a memorial essay that explores the life and music of his longtime friend and band member. Part One appears here on, with a look at Hayward’s later years over on

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