A tribute to Ralph MacDonald was held on Monday January 16th in Stamford CT. From the Stamford Advocate: “Stamford artist remembered”
Family and friends of the late Ralph MacDonald gathered at Stamford’s Palace Theatre on Monday night to honor the Grammy Award-winning percussionist and composer with an evening of personal remembrances and musical performances. MacDonald, a longtime Stamford resident, died Dec. 18 of lung cancer. He was 67. Many of the artists MacDonald worked with over the years took to the stage to perform his music, including Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Stamford’s Dennis Collins, and Valerie Simpson, Roberta Flack and Bobbi Humphrey. As a producer, performer and songwriter, MacDonald earned multiple Grammys, including for “Calypso Breakdown” and “`Just The Two of Us.” Along with songwriter William Salter, he wrote “Where is The Love,” which earned Flack and Donny Hathaway a Grammy.
Also a short clip from Ralph’s funeral