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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Mr. Bojangles writer Jerry Jeff Walker (78) passed away


    Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, best known as the writer of the well-known song Mr. Bojangles, passed away yesterday at the age of 78. American media report that. Walker was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017.
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    RIP Jerry Jeff, from Oneonta, NY. A town outside of Cooperstown I've been to dozens of times. Of course Jerry Jeff left for Texas as soon as he could because there's nothing happening in Oneonta.
    More sad news. The Texas school of songwriting stressed fiercely poetic lyrical storytelling married to a dusty muscular roughness. I can think of no region that produced such an abundance of masterful voices as Texas. Jerry Jeff Walker had the talent and temperament if not the local roots.

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    Dominic Grant from the duo Grant & Forsyth passed away November 20th at 71.
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    Default Charley Pride (Sledge, 18 March 1938 - Dallas, 12 December 2020)

    Charley Pride (Sledge, 18 March 1938 - Dallas, 12 December 2020)
    Died of Covid
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    Default French- Israeli Rika Zari passed away at 82

    The effervescent Rika Zarai has passed away.

    She overcame a long coma after a car accident when she was 30 to make a complete recovery and achieve renown in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Mr. Bojangles writer Jerry Jeff Walker (78) passed away


    Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, best known as the writer of the well-known song Mr. Bojangles, passed away yesterday at the age of 78. American media report that. Walker was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017.
    A peripheral comment: Some will remember Jerry Jeff Walker and Bob Bruno's late 1960s group Circus Maximus and CM's cult classic Wind, 8 minutes of strange psychedelic beauty. Though the song was penned and sung by Bruno, I always associated the song also with Walker as a key member of the band. And so news of his death triggered recall of that haunting song. Supernova by the band Opal is a later, but similar cult excursion into a strange sonic world.....

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTjVT-_7pM

    Supernova: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1T34Xhv6Mao
    Last edited by Strange Magic; Dec-25-2020 at 16:44.

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    Death of Blue grass pioneer at 69

    On December 27, 2020
    Tony Rice, said to be ‘the single most influential acoustic guitar player in the last 50 years’, died on Christmas Day.
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    Default Gerry Marsden dies at 78

    Gerry Marsden


    Gerry and the Pacemakers Singer,

    Merseybeat singer of hits like “You'll Never Walk Alone,” “Ferry Cross the Mersey”
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    Gerry and the Pacemakers were no.1 in the UK charts when I was born - not with either of those, though.

    RIP, GM.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Sylvain Mizrahi, a.k.a. Sylvain Sylvain 14/2/1951 - 13/1/2021.

    Rhythm guitarist for highly influential but relatively short-lived glam rock group The New York Dolls - died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Sylvain's passing leaves only David Johansen alive from the original quintet.

    Still pouting to the end. RIP.

    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Phil Spector dies in prison, age 81. A strange and dangerous dude. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55697979
    Last edited by Strange Magic; Jan-17-2021 at 22:29.

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    Default Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine

    Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine
    (21 May 1943 – 29 January 2021)was an English musician who was the original guitarist in the Animals.
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    Default Mary Wilson March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021

    March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021



    Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021) was an American vocalist with the Supremes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021



    Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021) was an American vocalist with the Supremes
    Sorry to learn this. I used to love the Supremes. May she rest in peace.
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    Unfortunately we've lost the great jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea to cancer at age 79. He died on February 9th.
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    Jim Steinman, best remembered for being the creative force behind Meat Loaf's seventies' brilliant album Bat out of Hell and later works, as well as writing the eighties' hit Total Eclipse of the Heart for Bonnie Tyler. He died from kidney failure, aged 73.

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