Ty Longley was the guitar player and vocalist for Great White when he was killed as part of The Station Nightclub fire on February 20, 2003. At the time, it was the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in American history, killing 100 people.
The fire was caused by pyrotechnics set off by the tour manager of Great White, which ignited flammable sound insulation foam in the walls and ceilings surrounding the stage.
A website memorial has been created dedicated to the 100 people that perished.
Ty is buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon, PA.
Great White Discography:
Great White -1984
Shot in the Dark -1986
Once Bitten -1987
…Twice Shy -1989
Psycho City -1992
Sail Away -1994
Let it Rock -1996
Can’t Get There from Here -1999
Back to the Rhythm -2007
Full Circle -2017
Former Location – The Station Nightclub
211 Cowesett Ave.
West Warwick RI 02893
TY was a good friend of mine he’s well missed rest in peace ty I was blessed to be a good friend in your life for 15 years a friend that is missed by so many…RIP TY,YOUR FRIEND KENN SCHREIMANN
What a heartbreaking story. He sacrificed his own life to save others?! His son Acey is an angel as well. Must be in the blood. Kerp it up Acey. Yer father would be proud! ?
Ty didn’t go back in for his guitar. Ty saved lives even just a few? you are correct . He had to do what he had to do….. He did what none of them would. Even a video shows him step down to direct people in the correct way. As the other members are scrambling . Give love to all his family God bless I’m alittle late lol but good people are always there in my mind.
My band opened for Great White back in the late 90’s and they had a similar “pyro” issue that put out so much smoke in small club that most of the people left the building. It’s sad that the show was the cause of the tragic deaths of so many. Pyro should never be allowed in a club with low ceilings like that. My band set a ceiling on fire with pyro in a nasty club in Oklahoma one time and we were lucky no one was killed. One hundred people died for no reason, what a tragedy!
Ty was a terrific man I was a audio sound contractor ten years younger then most of the band members. I was very large,very tall, my sound was the best of all back then. Some would make fun of Donnie but TY would lift my spirits, he had a very different away of humor but amazingly I caught on lol. Rock on Forever!! bet they are laughing their asses off In heaven, but I bet st Peter ain’t lmao !?!!? Shazam let’s do it again!! Donnie Cox,, DC Productions..
To the family of Ty Longley may your family member rest in Gods peace!, and wishing you all peace and understanding, Tim