Message from Lyle Valentich
October 18, 2021 2:18 PM
So very sorry to hear of your brother's passing, Tom and Ed. I remember him well, as we lived just down from you in Liberty. Though I hung around Ed, as we were the same age, I remember my brother Mike and Steve hanging out a lot as well as with Tom. I had heard he was doing the band thing and it sounds like he followed that passion. My sincere condolences.
Message from Robert T
October 8, 2021 9:42 PM
Steve was my amp tech in Burbank for 20 years. He always had a spare minute or hour to tell you anything you wanted or needed to know about the gear. I learned *everything* from him. The stories, the parts, the gear, everything. He was a hard working, honest man. He treated everyone with courtesy. He had his opinions, sure, but he never held it against you if you disagreed. I remember when he could no longer afford to stay in Burbank when they jacked his rent. He told me he was going to Ohio- also where my people are from. We talked about building a new amp together, but we lost touch. I've wondered about him ever since and looked for ways to contact him. I'm so sad. What a loss. I will treasure my memories with him and pass his legacy on as best I can. God bless his friends and family. He lived a truly great life! Rob T.
A candle was lit by Sue Fennell
on October 7, 2021 8:42 PM
Message from Patricia Petersen
October 6, 2021 9:12 AM
Tom and Ed my sincere condolences for your loss
Steve was my very best friend I was shocked to learn of his passing I’ll never forget all our travels throughout the years Steve loved to come to Florida to fish and fish and fish some more.
Such a talented technician sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him
Message from Russell Taylor
October 5, 2021 2:39 PM
Tom and Ed, and the rest of the family, you have my sincerest condolences, also on your mom’s death. Steve and I met in the junior high school band as trumpet players, along with Doug. I loved them both, and will always remember that the times we had growing up together—including the pizza your mom made, the kielbasa, the times on the lake fishing for bluegills and crappies and cleaning them after in your basement, the music we played at his various places, his advice on tubes for my stereo, how he could get so animated on music, and recent politics. On that last one, I’m glad Steve got to see Trump voted out of office. I’ll really miss him.
Message from Mike Kinney
October 5, 2021 2:11 PM
Was very sorry to hear of Steves' passing. We were in the Liberty high school class of 74. Whenever I think of or hear the name "Steve Diken" I always think about the pick-up band he and I along w/Danny Cesene,Bob Link,Judd Gaylord and I think there was one more player who I cant remember. We played at the 1972 (sophmore yr.) After prom.I,m pretty sure thats what it was. Steve put togeather our PA system out of some old perkins cabinets and these high end horns he had. We reheased @ Judd Gaylords house about 3 wks. I remember we played "smokin in the boys room,Heartbreaker by the rolling stones and other hits of the day. The band was o.k. but our PA sounded great! I couldnt bellieve that he could just whipp togeather a whole PA system out of old stuff laying around and sound sound that good! I was super impressed. I thought he was The Fabulous flashback best sound man. I ,m not at all surprised he found his ninch in the professional world. I would have liked to have run into him and mention the little gig we did. I think he,d laugh. Again very sorry to hear of his very untimely passing. With condolences...Mike Kinney class of 74
Message from Rick Lemaster
October 4, 2021 12:23 PM
So sorry to hear this Steve and I had so many good times from the Fabulous Flashbacks to the ZZ top bus till sunrise and several other gigs we got to hook up together. A great person who really knew his craft and only the fish are glad to hear of this event. RIP my friend
Message from Craig j Suhar
October 3, 2021 7:44 PM
My deepest sympathy to the Dikun Family,I met Steve during our High school years and went to A.T.E.S the same year Steve had a great sense humor and would always share his expertise I last spoke to him at Doug Piersons Memorial May he Rest in Peace!
A candle was lit by Tricia Ritch
on October 2, 2021 5:49 PM
Message from Kelly Dikun Bourlier
October 1, 2021 11:15 PM
We had some fun times together. You had so much talent and you used it.
Message from Scott Pinkerton
October 1, 2021 8:13 PM
Tom and Ed, so sorry to hear about Steve; even harder since your Mom has only been gone a little while.
Steve, Rest in peace, brother. I'll bet a lot of great guitar players are glad to have you up there in Heaven right now to fix the stuff that no one else could.
Message from Rick Lemaster
October 4, 2021 12:25 PM
Good to see you are still good Scott. WE all had times with Steve and ourselves.
Message from Scott Pinkerton
October 5, 2021 11:25 PM
Hey Rick- I had to smile when I saw your name. We sure had a great time, didn’t we? Take care, buddy!
Message from Dave Pearlman
October 1, 2021 3:22 PM
A loss of a dear friend. Gone too soon.
Message from DEE SNOWHOLLY/MARK DIKUN
October 1, 2021 2:18 PM
We only had that one day during the family get together many years ago, and it really nice to see you. So much time passes and we lose touch which each other and how we used to play together at your house when we were kids. It was fun and I had a great time. I'm sorry we were never closer and I wish I knew you were in California when I lived there. We could have had a chance to see each other and spend some time getting to know each other again.
Rest in peace Cousin, and be joyful that you are with your Mom and Dad and all is well.
Love and Peace,
Mark and Dee
Message from Bill Bates
October 1, 2021 2:27 AM
You were a good friend Steve.
A candle was lit by Bill Bates
on September 30, 2021 10:27 PM
Going to miss our long talks Steve. I will never forget you.
North Hollywood CA
Message from Steven "Shags" Shagrin
September 30, 2021 9:05 PM
So sorry to hear of a fellow classmate of LHS '74 passing on. "Deek" was a great friend in high school, and it was fantastic to have him at one of our class reunions (25th?) when he was still touring as a technician with Aerosmith. They had an upcoming concert the next weekend, and he donated 4 backstage passes to the show for our raffle. The ticket sales went through the roof! Several years later I was in the Burbank area for a few months with my daughter, who was an aspiring actor at that time -- late '90s, and I visited him at his Rock & Roll Doctor repair shop. That was an amazing experience. As always with time and distance, contact changes. Rest in peace, Steven.
A candle was lit by Rick Salazar
on September 30, 2021 8:51 PM