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Robby Steinhardt — Whose Group Kansas Notched Hits Like Dust

Robby Steinhardt  — Whose Group Kansas Notched Hits Like Dust

Robby Steinhardt — Whose Group Kansas Notched Hits Like Dust

Violinist Robby Steinhardt, original member of band Kansas, dead at … Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:00:00 -0700-The band sold more than 15 million records and created seven top 40 hits, including "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry on Wayward Son." Steinhardt died at 71 …

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Robby Steinhardt — Whose Group Kansas Notched Hits Like ‘Dust In The Wind’ — Has Died

July 20, 2021

Vocalist and violinist Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, pictured at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Montecito Award ceremony in 2015, died on Saturday because of complications from pancreatitis. He was 71.

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71.

His wife, Cindy Steinhardt, said he died Saturday at a hospital in Tampa, Florida. She announced on Facebook Monday that he had just recorded his first solo album, and had been looking forward to being back on stage and going on tour.

Steinhardt, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, was an original member of the band, teaming up with Topeka West High School graduates Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams, Phil Ehart and Dave Hope and with Steve Walsh, who grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri. Steinhardt performed with Kansas from 1973 to 1982 and 1997 to 2006, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

The band sold more than 15 million records and notched up seven top 40 hits, including “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on Wayward Son.”

The band, which now makes its home in Atlanta, continues to perform with Williams and Ehart as the only original remaining members.


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Robby Steinhardt — Whose Group Kansas Notched Hits Like 'Dust … Tue, 20 Jul 2021 05:00:00 -0700-“We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure,” she wrote. “Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer …

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Violinist Robby Steinhardt, original member of band Kansas, dead at 71

A rock violinist, singer and original member of the group Kansas has died at age 71.

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According to The Associated Press, Robby Steinhardt died about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at a Florida hospital, where he was being treated for pancreatitis complications, wife Cindy Steinhardt said in a Facebook post Monday.

“It is with an extremely heavy broken heart that I have to announce to the world, we have lost one of the most incredible people of our time. … Robby Steinhardt has passed away,” she wrote of the Lawrence, Kansas, native, who was with the band from 1973-1982 and 1997-2006.

Cindy Steinhardt said her husband was first admitted to the hospital on May 13. He died in her arms, she wrote.

“We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure,” she wrote. “Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios. A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.”

She went on to ask fans to “respect this heavy time of grief.”

The band, known for its hits “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” also offered condolences in a Facebook post Monday.

“The members of the band Kansas, past and present, wish to express our deepest sorrow over the death of our bandmate and friend, Robby Steinhardt,” the post read. “Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music. What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of KANSAS, will always be heartfelt. We love him and will miss him always.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A rock violinist, singer and original member of the group Kansas has died at age 71.

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According to The Associated Press, Robby Steinhardt died about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at a Florida hospital, where he was being treated for pancreatitis complications, wife Cindy Steinhardt said in a Facebook post Monday.

“It is with an extremely heavy broken heart that I have to announce to the world, we have lost one of the most incredible people of our time. … Robby Steinhardt has passed away,” she wrote of the Lawrence, Kansas, native, who was with the band from 1973-1982 and 1997-2006.

Cindy Steinhardt said her husband was first admitted to the hospital on May 13. He died in her arms, she wrote.

“We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure,” she wrote. “Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios. A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.”

She went on to ask fans to “respect this heavy time of grief.”

The band, known for its hits “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” also offered condolences in a Facebook post Monday.

“The members of the band Kansas, past and present, wish to express our deepest sorrow over the death of our bandmate and friend, Robby Steinhardt,” the post read. “Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music. What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of KANSAS, will always be heartfelt. We love him and will miss him always.”

Read more here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

©2021 Cox Media Group


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– July 20, 2021

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