Al Bruno (Bruneau) 1937-2015 In Loving Memory

This website is a remembrance of a very compassionate man and musician who was guitar player for more than 65 years and was loved by all who knew him. 

He will not be forgotten

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  1. The picture of Al with Conway Twitty was taken I believe at Le Coq D’or Tavern on Yonge street in Toronto Ontario Canada in the summer of 1959 I was playing bass in a rock and roll band just up the street from Le Coq D’or that summer and we’d walk down between sets to see Conway who had just had a big hit with “I Believe” I had played in several bands with Al Wes Chapman and the Prairie Dawgs. The girl singer was also a bass player but Wes wanted her to front the band. Al was playing with Terry Roberts at the Brass Rail in Toronto and Wally Dean played fiddle and Bass. Wally was a dealer and when a big card game came to town Wally dealt cards and I subbed on bass in the band with Al on Guitar. We also played the Horseshoe tavern and The El Mocambo in Toronto. Al and the French trio played in the country music scene in and around Toronto in the late 1950’s at the time and we often crossed paths playing for $5 a night and a big night was $7 Al never forgot his roots in Country music. In 2009 I found Al on the internet and I called him on the phone and spoke with him for the first time in 50 years. and he still remembered me. He was playing at Avi Hotel/casino in Laughlin NV. He told me he drove 100 miles each way from Las Vegas to Laughlin and back every night to play in the lounge. He was a fantastic player and will be missed Great guy

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