By Dennis “Wemus” Grubb
This is one of the hardest posts I have ever had to make. My long time friend, and former band mate with The Sensations (far right in photo), JOHN PAYNE, died last night, Monday March 29, 2021.
I am heartbroken and saddened to no end. We began our musical journey together in late 1963, while in high school and we stayed together at Texas Tech University up to early 1968. I always defined John “Big Boss Man” Payne as being multi-talented, soulful, laid back and cool. He was a great musician, good man, husband and father and I, like many others, will miss him so.
R.l.P. Dear Buddy, and never stop rockin’! You were a groove!