Today, we pay tribute to the bassist of The Dawn and Wolfgang, Mon Legaspi (54) as he passed away on October 3, 2022. The Dawn confirmed this in their band's Facebook page while expressing their loss and gratitude.
The Dawn and Wolfgang were the OPM rock giants of the 80s and the 90s. They dominated the charts and the scene thanks to their great hits. When the time where music was more aggressive and violent, these two bands are out there at the frontlines as pioneers of the genre.
Looking back, it was phenomenal to think about the contributions they made in the scene. They were the spark that ignited the OPM flame we know today. Thanks to these bands, many kids at the time were inspired to form a band of their own and would later on give Filipinos great music.
They brought people together with their craft and for that reason alone that their names are permanently engraved in OPM history.
The Dawn shared their condolences, "It is with deep, deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our brother Mon Legaspi. He joined our Creator earlier tonight due to cardiac arrest. Mon fought hard in the ICU and we are utterly heartbroken at the loss of a supremely professional musician, and a dear friend. Our sincerest condolences to his family and his brothers in Wolfgang and Kontra."
It is with deep, deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our brother Mon Legaspi. He joined our Creator...Posted by The Dawn (Philippines) on Monday, October 3, 2022
Past drummer of Wolgang, Wolf Gemora, expressed his bittersweet gratitude as well, "Mon Legaspi was the fourth bassist of Wolfgang. We had thought we were already complete with the acquisition of our first bassist. Then the next. And the next. But, it was only when Mon joined up that Wolfgang was finally complete."
"Never, ever settle for anyone or anything until you find the right person and/or situation that will make you trive", Wolf expressed.
Wolf also paid tribute to Mon Legaspi's contributions to Wolfgang. According to him, Mon was responsible for the lyrics of hits such as 'Halik ni Hudas', 'Natutulog Kong Mundo', 'Mata ng Diyos', and many more.
Mon Legaspi was the fourth bassist of Wolfgang. We had thought we were already complete with the acquisition of our...Posted by Wolf Gemora on Monday, October 3, 2022
Tao sa pangil ng buwaya. Kapangyarihan ng Halik ni Hudas. Yeah, Mon wrote that shit.Posted by Wolf Gemora on Monday, October 3, 2022
Salamat, Mon! You may have passed, but your music will continue to live on forever.