Keith LeBlanc’s Wife At His Side During His Final Days

Keith LeBlanc, a drummer known for "No Sell Out," passed away on April 4, 2024.

By Chakku HaruPublished on: April 5, 2024 Updated on: April 28, 2024
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Keith LeBlanc was a drummer and record producer, who passed away on April 4, 2024. He is mourned by his wife, Fran Peterson LeBlanc, a hairdresser, and stepson, Chuck Peterson. Keith’s life was marked not only by his musical achievements but also by his enduring family relationships.

LeBlanc’s Wife Fran Runs a Beauty Salon

Keith and Fran tied the knot before 2010. Fran was a constant figure in Keith’s life, supporting him through his musical journey. Their union, while private, was evidently filled with love and mutual support.

keith and his better half Fran.
LeBlanc and Fran. (Image: Facebook)

Currently, Peterson runs her own unisex salon, Fran’s HAIR SPACE. It provides a variety of services such as coloring, highlighting, haircuts, and treatments like pedicures, manicures, waxing, and infrared hair therapy.

He Had a Stepson Chuck LeBlanc

Chuck Peterson, born on June 21, 1978, is Fran’s son from a previous relationship. He also embodies his stepdad Keith’s musical legacy as a drummer.

He has carved out a distinguished music career over the past 22 years. Peterson has played with a variety of bands, including Thaddeus Black, and collaborated with notable musicians like Corey Glover and Eliot Lewis. His musical repertoire spans a wide range of genres, including rock, jazz, hip-hop, funk, R&B, country, reggae, and orchestral music.

LeBlanc, Fran, and Chuck Peterson.
Keith with Fran and Chuck. (Image: Facebook)

Further, Chuck has worked with artists and groups such as Funkee Boy, Nik Gonzalez of Salvador, the Sandoval Band, Jaeme Brennan, Mike Greca, Nekita Waller, and James Chappell III, among others. His talents have taken him to studios where he’s recorded for major labels like Island/Def Jam and Warner Brothers, as well as International Records in the Middle East.

His contributions to the music scene have not gone unnoticed. Chuck has been associated with historic names in the industry, including Motown Records, where he was honored as an honorary Funk Brother by the surviving members of the original group.

Besides, Keith, Fran, and Chuck shared a close family bond, highlighted by their joint outings, such as attending an Eric Gales concert in June 2023.

“My lovely wife and son and I had the pleasure of seeing Eric Gales and his band last night at the Katharine Hepburn theater for the arts in old Saybrook. It was an amazing show. Eric‘s band is one of the tightest in the business right now and Eric has moved into a class all by himself,” Keith’s Facebook caption read.

Keith Had an Amazing Music Career

Keith was born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut, where he discovered his passion for music. Inspired by Ringo Starr, he started playing drums and performed his first gig at age 14.

His career took off at Sugar Hill Records, where he replaced Harold Sargent as the session drummer. There, he worked alongside hip-hop legends Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel.

He rose to fame with his band, Little Axe, and Tackhead, and made a significant mark with his track No Sell Out, released in November 1983. This piece was pioneering in its use of samples and climbed to No. 60 on the UK Singles Chart. His talents also led him to contribute to Nine Inch Nails’ album Pretty Hate Machine.

Beyond performing, Keith managed his own record label, releasing notable solo albums such as Major Malfunction and Time Traveller.

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