Thomas Scot Halpin
February 9, 2008

Thomas Scot Halpin SAUSALITO, Califonia #45;- Artist and musician, Thomas Scot Halpin, 54, died Saturday, February 9, 2008. A Celebration of Life service will be held February 22, 2008, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington, Indiana. A family celebration will be held in Muscatine, Iowa, at a later date. A 1972 graduate of Muscatine High School, he moved to California. At 19, he substituted for Keith Moon of the ''Who'' at the Cow Palace. He was composer in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California, and played with and composed for several bands. Scot earned a Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary arts from San Francisco State University. He was the featured artist at the 1998 Plaza Art Fair and illustrated children's books including, ''Why Can't I Be The Leader.'' Over the past 10 years, de donated artwork to various fundraising events. Survivors include his wife, Robin and her son, James; sisters, Rebecca Koller and Linda Moelter; brother-in-laws, Mark Koller and William Moelter; and nieces and nephews, Heather, Christopher, and Amber Moelter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Halpin and one brother, Rick.

 
 

Dave on Dec 23, 2011

Just watched the classic clip of The Cow Palace gig.
R.I.P. Scot.
D.T. Louth, Lincolnshire, U.K.

Kar on Aug 30, 2011

How, as a young man, he had the nerve to play with The Who really inspired me. I became a drummer myself, and one day my dream is to be asked onstage, at a concert as he was. I know he is playing right now, wherever he is.

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