In Loving Memory of Richard "Rick" Becksted

August 13, 1954 - April 15, 2023


We are devastated and heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of our "soundman extraordinaire," Rick Becksted, "The King of all Gypsies."

Rick loved and cherished his wife, our lead singer Debi, and was like a brother to the rest of the Blackjack Gypsies. He was our "Rock" and eloquently managed to keep us in line, even during the most stressful times. He had a voice of an Angel and harmonized beautifully with his wife on stage and in their life together.

We will miss his typical "after the gig" comment regarding our performance, "It didn't suck."

Rick, Rick, Rick, we will forever miss you, but we know you will be watching over us, ALWAYS!

At this time, we cannot find it in our hearts to continue our performances this year, but hope to see you again, one day, in the future.


The Blackjack Gypsies