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  posted on 4/29/2011 at 06:32 AM
Mr. Michael "Mick" Ronson
(26 May 1946 29 April 1993)

Kick ass English guitarist, esp for David Bowie during the Ziggy/Spider days and played on one of Dylan's
Rolling Thunder tours. read somewhere that John Mellencamp said his early song 'Jack and Diane' was rearranged
or something by Ronson and became a hit, thanks to what Ronson did.

Sadly, he died of liver cancer at age 46 back in '93.


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  posted on 4/30/2011 at 08:45 AM
Very nice to see the posts!

Mr. McKinley Morganfield
April 4 1913-April 30 1983

My gosh -- if Muddy Waters had the proverbial nickel for all ther music that's been covered from his catalog -- most every band comes to mind
saw Muddy at Paul's Mall in Boston around the time of his Hard Again tour -- he was in good form & said how much he liked Boston & that it always felt like he was coming home when he played there
of course he did 100s of albums -- but IMO The Real Folk Blues, from 1963 I think, is one of the most important & timeless of all time, in any genre
A pioneer of music -- his legacy can't go away, his music will be played as long as there is music itself

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 09:31 AM
Paul Butterfield
Dec. 17 1942-May 4 1987

The "BB King & Friends" show from 1988 is a must-have -- Everyone is on it, Clapton, SRV, Albert King I think, numerous others
but so is Paul Butterfield -- it was one of his last times on stage, & the show is dedicated to him
one brilliant, ahead of his time musician -- their first album is so different from anything else from those days (1966) -- then came East West -- still remember hearing that for the first time many years later (late 70s or so) & thinking...wha? how could I never have heard this before
the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Rest In Peace, brother

 

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  posted on 5/11/2011 at 09:59 AM
Noel Redding
Christmas 1945-May 11 2003

how cool is it his participation in Warren's Power Jam from 93 or 94 -- playing with people in such a different sphere but from the same era etc. --
Are You Experienced
Axis: Bold As Love
Electric Ladyland, w/his great Little Miss Strange
& his many other recordings w/Jimi

Never forgotten

 

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  posted on 5/14/2011 at 08:51 AM
Keith Relf
Sept. 22 1943-May 14 1976

definitely remember hearing this over the radio...
just listened to the Armageddon CD, which someone here on the boards was nice enough to burn -- with Bobby Caldwell on drums, Martin Pugh guit., Louis Cennamo bass

he was a great singer & musician -- the Armageddon album was the last thing he did -- but just his participation in the Yardbirds alone
RIP, Keith Relf

 

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  posted on 5/30/2011 at 03:51 PM
Just one short month after Tommy Caldwell's passing came word of that of another, equally loved bassist -- Mr. Carl Radle (May 30, 1980)

Of course Carl was with EC all through the 70s, beginning with EC's solo album right up until this point, & his live playing on EC Was Here rivals that of D&TheDominoes In Concert

His legacy can't be forgotten -- for it's that of the universal language of music

RIP bro, & thank you for your music

 

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  posted on 6/2/2011 at 09:26 AM
"Bo Diddley Rides Again!..."
My favorite cover of a Bo Diddley song, among what must be the thousands out there -- have forgotten who does it though (yet I like getting old)

what about Rockout I too -- the first 4 songs, WDYLove, Roadrunner, Bo's Bounce (a 1:35 instrumental that shows his axe side) and YCJABBIts Cover -- then it goes into other stuff by Chuck, Little Richard, Jerry Lee, Eddie C. etc etc

Mr. Elias McDaniel
Dec 30 1928-June 2 2008
the world hasn't been the same without him & his square guitar
RIP, bro

 

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  posted on 6/6/2011 at 11:17 AM
Mr. Billy Preston
Sept. 2 1946-June 6, 2006

leaving the world a poorer place because of his absence
& a better place because of his tremendous music & infectious upbeat personality that many who played with him, mentioned regularly

shook hands with Billy when Ringo & All-Starr Band played in 88 or 89 in Kingston NH
what tunes he did -- his organ playing on Here Comes The Sun & elsewhere on A-Road -- Clapton speaks so glowingly -- & fairly -- of Billy in the EC concert vid from a few years ago

you rock, Billy Preston -- never forgotten bro

 

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  posted on 6/10/2011 at 09:40 AM
RAY CHARLES
Sept. 28, 1930-June 10 2004
What else need be said -- as well all know it was a Ray concert where a kid in the audience at an Ala. show had his epiphany
From "Between Rock And A Home Place",
"Then came my epiphany...Talk about fate! Ray was so brilliant, playing such cool and sophisticated licks and phrases on the piano and singing with that wonderful big soulful voice...It was truly a life changing experience, and Ray Charles has remained a huge influence on me my entire career."

The previous tribute, to Billy Preston, figures prominently here too. Chuck: "Billy Preston was in the band at the time, and while Ray played an incredible show, I was mesmerized by Preston, the guy in the background behind the star, sharing the spotlight but being given lots of space to play. It seemed to me he was having a better time than anyone else there..."

Billy -- Ray Charles, the Stones, the Beatles, Bangla Desh, live King Curtis album, the All-Star Band later on, his overlooked A Whole New Thing album -- he was wonderful --

& it wasn't about any one aspect of music that Ray Charles did -- like Chuck said, it was "that big soulful voice & piano playing"

 

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  posted on 6/14/2011 at 10:39 AM
RORY GALLAGHER
March 2 1948-June 14 1995

There's often a lot of Rory mention here on the boards
& abbfan47 & lonomon in this thread

I'll admit it -- I have no Taste
although -- is there really any such thing as a "bad" Rory album -- or "Bad" any album for that matter
if Photofinish and Top Priority are any indication -- oh my gosh -- what trio playing -- guitar bass drms man -- Rory was one of the undisputed greats -- RIP, brother

 

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  posted on 6/16/2011 at 06:28 AM



as for Taste ... get the best of that's out
great stuff



[Edited on 6/16/2011 by lonomon]

 

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  posted on 6/21/2011 at 09:22 AM
Thanks for that headsup lonomon -- don't know a note from Rory's original trio, Stoked -- Rory Rocks

 

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  posted on 6/25/2011 at 08:51 AM
Michael Jackson
Aug. 28 1958-June 25 2009
Fame overwhelmed this young man into an early grave -- he was in the public glare since birth -- he made tremendous records -- his trio of 90s albums, History, Bad, & Dangerous -- plus all his earlier stuff
RIP bro

 

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  posted on 6/27/2011 at 06:34 AM
40 years ago tonight, after only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closed the now legendary Fillmore East, the "Church of Rock and Roll", in New York City.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2011 at 09:19 AM
Amen to that, lonomon -- the Fillmore, Ludlow Garage, Warehouse, Boston Tea Party etc etc -- irreplaceable -- & it's a great tape -- one of the first good-qual ABB boots I ever had

Let us not forget the Ox too -- how could we -- John Entwhistle (Oct. 9 1944-June 27 2002) -- with Ox-size talent
John was the first rock n roll hero I ever saw up close -- when his band, also called Ox, played early 1975 maybe or so, in Columbus OH at the Agora -- Awe-some -- a fun memorable night -- saw the 'oo later, in Dec. 1982, Worcester Centrum
he was a sensational musician -- no other like Mr. Entwhistle
RIP bro

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 10:34 AM
Cass Elliott, Sept. 21 1941-June 29 1974
Lowell George, April 13 1945-June 29 1979
George McCorkle, Aug. 23 1947-June 29 2007

Great great musicans one & all -- the lazy lounge swing of Dream A Little Dream -- those video clips of the Ms&Ps, singing away -- and Lowell -- he played on the greatest thing the Feat ever did IMO, WFColumbus, then bam -- sad

and George -- the big man strumming out all those hard driving rhythm guitar parts as Tucker tore down the house at its live gigs -- he is never forgotten, as is the case with the other two -- the circumstances of George' passing elude me at the moment, but wasn't it something line -- farming accident, followed by discovery of cancer --

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 06:38 AM
day late, but will add on

Tim Buckley February 14, 1947 June 29, 1975

another eclectic musician

 

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  posted on 7/1/2011 at 08:09 PM
Real nice contribution lonomon -- he kind of came back into the limelight a little bit when his son Jeff Buckley, who also died untimely, released some CDs -- I had one, called Grace, for a little while -- but that's really how I first learned about Tim Buckley

 

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  posted on 7/1/2011 at 08:41 PM
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and George -- the big man strumming out all those hard driving rhythm guitar parts as Tucker tore down the house at its live gigs -- he is never forgotten, as is the case with the other two -- the circumstances of George' passing elude me at the moment, but wasn't it something line -- farming accident, followed by discovery of cancer --

From Wiki...McCorkle was diagnosed with cancer in early June 2007 and died soon afterward.
I was supposed to see George right after his diagnosis, but he was to sick to make it,and passed a few days later. Was amazed at the quickness the cancer took him.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 7/3/2011 at 08:47 AM
Thanks for that info fanfrom71!

Of course this day is linked together and has been mentioned over the years when it's rolled around in tribute to two musicians who left so much & would have had so much more to share...

Brian Jones
Feb. 28 1942-July 3 1969

Jim Morrison
Dec. 8 1943-July 3 1971

Two people very much of their times -- Brian of course was dismissed, or left, the Stones shortly before this date -- did he drown, was he murdered, on & on it goes for the many book writers who think they know

his influence diminished toward the end -- is only listed on a few tracks on Let It Bleed, & IIRC minor stuff like autoharp, tambourine etc -- was always curious about what he contributed to Beggars -- Bill Wyman has always gone to bat when talking about Brian, saying what a well-versed musician he was

Morrison likewise would have done a lot more IMO -- what a character -- obviously, like the Stones, the Doors left an indelible mark -- the ABB was playing at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City when he died, wonder if they mentioned this at one of their shows there that week -- one of the best concerts I ever saw was the Doors, 1972 Boston Common on their Other Voices tour -- the crowd was more into it than practically any other I could recall...

They were two of the best -- RIP

 

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  posted on 7/7/2011 at 09:25 AM
Syd Barrett
Jn. 6 1946-July 7 2006

Huhwah -- 5 years already since moving on to the dark side of the moon -- perhaps his more natural habitat -- those early PFloyd albums, like Ummagooma, Atom Heart Mother, Saucerful of Secrets (?) -- they sort of like to their catalog, what ones like Aoxamoxa, Anthem of the Sun, self-titled first one are to the Dead's in a way...

Shine on you crazy diamond
RIP bro

 

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  posted on 7/12/2011 at 09:15 AM
Chris Wood
June 24 1944-July 12 1983

Another great musician, taken too soon -- those Traffic albums wouldn't have been what they were without him
RIP, bro

 

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  posted on 7/15/2011 at 09:54 AM
Clarence White
June 7 1944-July 15 1973

I may have seen Clarence in concert -- when the Byrds played South Shore Music Circus summer 1971 -- honestly don't know if he was in the band then or not -- but what a weekend that was -- still haven't recovered

but certainly knew him by the time this happened -- just a terrible tragedy -- hit by a car late at night while moving equipment after a gig -- according to Wilkipedia, "especially shaken by his death was Gram Parsons, who would lead a singalong of "Farther Along" at the funeral service and conceive his final song before his own death, "In My Hour of Darkness", as a partial tribute to White."

Was on a moving job when word of this came over the radio -- droning away in the living room, the echo getting louder and louder as it emptied, were the Watergate hearings on the television -- it's a specific recollection because of the time & place as well as the thing itself -- shortly after this, J. Geils/Mahavishnu Orchestra at Schaefer Stadium, then after that (7/27-29), Watkins Glen...

Muleskinner -- a well-overlooked band, w/Clarence, David Grisman, Peter Rowan & others

& Clarence White himself -- a real "country" player who just seemed to fit in with the times -- it was cruel to meet an untimely end in this way...

RIP, brother

[Edited on 7/15/2011 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 7/17/2011 at 04:05 PM
John Coltrane
Sept. 26 1926-July 17 1967

He should never be forgotten -- and won't be, as long as there exists the universal language of music -- taken much too soon -- RIP brother

 

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  posted on 7/23/2011 at 11:51 AM
Keith Godchaux
July 19 1948-July 23 1980

Just three short months after Tommy Caldwell, a car crash claims an equally loved & respected musician -- this was my favorite "era" of the band -- well starting w/the Skull & Roses album, then when Keith & Donna came along & contributed so much -- the solo album they did together -- the albums like Wake, Mars Hotel, BFAllah etc, & of course the live shows, about which you say Thank You Dicks Pick's series, for this band ranges Far and Wide imagination-wise w/this lineup...
You are never forgotten bro

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