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Suicide or muder of Robert Anderson from "Andy & The Live Wires"?

11 April 2009
Police in Omaha, Nebraska located two bodies Sunday night (March 29, 2009) in a residence identified as Robert "Andy" Anderson and his wife Karla.
Initial police reports point to a murder-suicide. The attached article will give the newspaper and television recap. Recent reports state that family members are requesting additional forensic evidence, as they apparently have found no suicide note and simply cannot imagine this happening to this
couple. Reasons for further investigation.

Andy Anderson was one of Omaha, Nebraska's early Rock-&-Roll musicians, before entering college in the mid-1960's eventually to earn a doctorate in medicine. His earliest regional rock band was "Andy and the Live Wires" who hit the regional record charts with their vibrato-laden instrumental "Maggie", in 1960 - first released on the local Omaha Applause Records, then leased to the national Liberty Records.
Andy later formed "Andy and the Playboys" and "Andy and the Manhattans", both releasing local 45's out of Omaha as well. In 1964, Andy teamed up with Bobby Jones and a drummer to record as "The Buggs" on the SOMA Record label, jumping on the Beatles band-wagon. This was a quite limited pressing, and included a picture sleeve that is quite rare. (Bobby Jones later toured with The Hollywood Argyles, Aorta (Atlantic Records), and was
part of the Joe Cocker "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour, Lp and movie.
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