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A glass of fine whisky for a dearly departed Gord.

Hi, derry day in the month of May
Was the song the minstrel sang
To the good of Robin Hood
Maid Marion and all the gang…
 

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Bob Dylan once said: “I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever … Lightfoot became a mentor for a long time. I think he probably still is to this day.”

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R.I.P. to singer Linda Lewis, amazing background and foreground vocalist, and star of a few frames of “A Hard Day’s Night “:

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Was saddened to hear of the death of Smith’s bassist Andy Rourke today from pancreatic cancer at the age of 59.

The Smiths were the most influential British band of the first half of the 80s, and — arguably — the most influential British band since The Beatles, affecting a generation and more of the Indie music that followed on both sides of the Atlantic, and Rourke was an important part of the band.

RIP Andrew Michael Rourke (17 January 1964 — 19 May 2023)

(Not my usual lengthy comment as I’m having to use my phone which I”m crap at doing the interweb on.)

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RIP to poet, lyricist, and musician Pete Brown, best known for cowriting many songs with Jack Bruce for Cream and for Bruce’s solo career.

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I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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Ron Nasty said
Was saddened to hear of the death of Smith’s bassist Andy Rourke today from pancreatic cancer at the age of 59.

The Smiths were the most influential British band of the first half of the 80s, and — arguably — the most influential British band since The Beatles, affecting a generation and more of the Indie music that followed on both sides of the Atlantic, and Rourke was an important part of the band.

Ironically that was the day I found out they’d commonly tuned up a whole tone (I’d been struggling for a decade with This Charming Man and I’d had it in my head that morning before I heard the news and so, whacking a capo on my favourite Precisony bass (currently the SB-2 because I’ve strung some DR fatbeams on it), I played me a lot of Smiths songs in honour of Andy. Too soon, one of the few who left bass in a better place than where they found it.

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Oh, my.

The Daily Beatle has reported the death of Chas Newby https://webgrafikk.com/blog/ne…..has-newby/

Condolences to his family.

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Saddened at the breaking news of the death of Tina Turner at the age of 83.

Born Anna Mae Bullock, she was one of the greatest voices and performers of her generation, though she didn’t really hot her heights until the mid-80s, and after she’d got away from the abusive Ike, we have lost another of the giants.

Simply the best.

RIP Tina Turner (26 November 1939 – 24 May 2023)

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25 May 2023
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Paul & Tina in 1986

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Ike & Tina covered no less than five late Beatles songs on four albums between 1970-72 (Come Together , Something , Get Back , Let It Be , Bathroom Window)

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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I was deeply saddened today to hear of the death of pianist George Winston, whom some of you may only recognize from me and @sigh butterfly lovingly babbling about him. a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-7ahdn_george_05

His music has been an integral part of my life since I can remember. Before I was bopping to The Beatles, I was listening to Autumn in my room and dreaming about flying over the Blue Ridge Mountains, because that’s where we would always play his albums. His unique piano style just seemed to match those landscapes so perfectly, even though he was inspired primarily by the wide-open landscapes of Montana where he grew up. We also saw him in concert twice, and it was a transporting experience each time. I felt in a way that he and his music were a member of my family, and I guess in the back of my mind I thought he would never die. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

It seems that on Sunday he finally succumbed to cancer after a good ten years or so of fighting it while continuing to record and tour, so I would say – Sir, john-lennon-salute_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gif

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Thank you @Beatlebug, I appreciate hearing this sad news from you. George expanded my appreciation of music in general and opened up a new world. Much like the Beatles, his compositions are always on eternal autoplay inside of me.  heart

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9 June 2023
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Dunno how many people will care here (Ron Nasty? Necko?) but RIP also to guitarist/vocalist Tony “TS” McPhee, founder of avant-garde rock/blues band The Groundhogs, formed back in the hippie daze.

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Paul: Yeah well… first of all, we’re bringing out a ‘Stamp Out Detroit’ campaign.

         

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RIP to legendary disc jockey Dick Biondi who died about a week ago at the age of the 90.  He was probably best known to us in the Chicago area who grew up listening to him in the 50s and 60s.  But you may have heard him in a syndicated oldies show in the 80s and 90s.

On the Beatles front, Dick was known as the first DJ to play a Beatles record on the radio in America.  I don’t know what song it was, but it was probably something on Vee Jay records.  That was a Chicago based record label.  And Dick played it circa 1963 before Beatlemania really hit here.

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RIP to singer-actress Jane Birkin, famous for her recordings with Serge Gainsbourg, and who played the female lead in “Wonderwall”

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Remarkably beautiful in her youth, charmingly graceful as she grew old.

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Damn! Damn! Damn! Heartbroken at the breaking news that Sinead O’Connor died last night aged 56.

She possessed one of the greatest female voices of the last forty years but her career was often disrupted by the struggles she had with her mental health. Since the suicide of her son Shane 18 months ago, she’s only been seen in public once.

While a cause of death has yet to be released, it would not surprise me if it turns out to be suicide. Her final tweet was about how lost she’s been since Shane’s death.

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RIP Sinead Marie Bernadette O’Connor (9 December 1966 — 25 July 2023)

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Saddened by the news that Robbie Robertson lost his battle with a long illness yesterday at the age of 80.

Starting off as part of Ronnie Hawkins backing band The Hawks, by the mid-’60s they had left Hawkins behind and were striking out on their own.

Dylan got to hear about them and used them as his main backing band on the NY sessions for Blonde on Blonde, with Robertson joining Bob in Nashville for the sessions there.

When Dylan needed a more permanent backing band for his 1966 world tour, he went with The Hawks, and together they spent five months playing some of the most hostile concerts in rock history.

Bob would do the first 45 minutes solo and acoustic, with the audience listening in rapt silence with applause at end of each song; and then, for the second half, he reappeared with The Hawks and the nightly ritual of booing, slow handclaps, insults and heckling would begin.

Much of 1967 was spent in the Woodstock area, creating the basis of Americana with loose informal recordings made in a basement. And by the end of those months in the basement, they emerged as The Band.

The Band would go on to have a hugely influential 8 years until personal differences split them up.

A great guitarist and songwriter, and also probably the most important musical sideman Dylan has ever had.

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RIP James Royal “Robbie’ Robertson OC (5 July 1943 — 9 August 2023)

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thanks RN as usual for providing the thorough obituary. heart 

RIP to a giant of Canadian pop music (not to mention Indigenous Canadian pop music), and my 2nd-favourite Dylan lead guitarist ever (#1 = a different dead guy, with the same surname as me, no relation)

Sir,

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Vibing to “Deep Blue” cuz one of my relatives passed away today – a great-uncle, not someone I was extremely close to, but nevertheless; you think people are always going to be there, but they’re not. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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