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Muehlig Funeral Chapel

403 South Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

OBITUARY

Peter Clan Crawford

December 1, 1950June 4, 2020

Peter Clan Crawford was born on December 1, 1950 and passed away on June 4, 2020 and is under the care of Muehlig Funeral Chapel.

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Scott Bradbury

June 10, 2020

Pete,we love ya,loved your music, your gone to soon.

Tim Bradbury

June 10, 2020

For Lloyd and Dave,

We may have met at one of the clubs during your time visiting Pete. Glad to hear there may be a memorial at the Green Mill later in 2020. There are so many friends and colleagues of Pete in and around Chicago it will take a huge space to accommodate them all.
Hard to express what a great loss it is, you know.

My deepest sympathy to you and your families upon hearing of Pete's passing and now your Dad as well.

Photo of Pete at Phyllis' Musical Inn

Tim Bradbury

June 10, 2020

For Lloyd and Dave,

We may have met at one of the clubs during your time visiting Pete. Glad to hear there may be a memorial at the Green Mill later in 2020. There are so many friends and colleagues of Pete in and around Chicago it will take a huge space to accommodate them all.
Hard to express what a great loss it is, you know. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.

Photo of Pete at Phyllis' Musical Inn

Tim Bradbury

June 9, 2020

Having played countless gigs with Pete "Crash" Crawford in Chicago over the years with the Bad Boys, I'll leave those reminiscences for the moment and tell a story of an event shared when we were up in N'West Ontario on a summer fishing trip.
Pete was the "Chef" on the trip and cooked up a mean baked Northern Pike, fresh from the river, with a beurre blanc sauce, dill, capons and the whole nine yards. Afterwards we'd play cards, about 6 guys up at the cabin that week. One young man, Dan, was as affable as they come, being an Eagle Scout to boot. Naturally beers all around while we played various poker games. Pete offered to hit the fridge for the next round and handed Dan
a cold LaBatt's. Poor Dan took one gulp and immediately lurched forward and spit it out...Pete had added the left over baked fish juices to the bottle...we all laffed while Dan turned red. Later in the week after things had simmered down, sure enough Dan returned the favor and handed Pete a taste of his own medicine!
He was a good fishing buddy too. Out in the boat casting about he hooked a good sized Northern on an old Heddon rod and Garcia spin cast reel I loaned him, why I don't recall. He succeeded to get the fish in the boat, a good 36" or so, and all tangled up in the net. He laid the rod on the boat gunnel and proceeded to get the hook out and untangle the net, all the while the fish is flopping all about. 4 or 5 minutes later we let him go and Pete turned to pick up the rod, nowhere to be seen! During the fracas it had fallen overboard. We tried dragging the river bottom to snag it to no avail. Way to go Pete! Of course he was profusely apologetic. My favorite tunes were Heavy Juice, Take the A Train and Secret Love which he cooked up a version of in a little trio we had at BLUES Etc on some weeknight gigs.
He's across the Big Water now. Hate to See You Go Pete!

Justin O'Brien

June 6, 2020

Pete was a good friend for many years and will be remembered by me and by many in Chicago for his contributions to the blues community through his guitar playing, recording label, club bookings and management, and for his countless friendships with musicians of every color. Proud to have known and played with him.