20 August 2013
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1 December 2009
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.
Awfully sorry, @Beatlebug, for you and for your family, and your great-uncle’s friends
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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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14 January 2013
Jimmy Buffett famous for the song Margaritaville died yesterday.
Paul apparently sang for Jimmy during his final week. Jimmy was from my home area of Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast. I try to take comfort that maybe my dad wanted some good music to listen to in heaven.
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7 November 2022
Sad to hear that Jimmy Buffet passed. Though I’m not quite a “parrothead” I’m still a big fan of many of his songs —
Grapefruit Juicy Fruit
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Pencil Thin Mustache
I trust Jimmy’s having a cheeseburger in Paradise right about now. I’ll drink a mojito to your memory
Now today I find, you have changed your mind
20 August 2013
I had a friend who was a parrot head. She spent all of her vacation time from work going to Buffett concerts. She left us for the great Margaritaville in the sky several years ago. A few days after getting an “all-clear” check-up from her doctor, she dropped dead of a heart attack one morning while she was getting ready for to go to work.
14 January 2013
I went to all the Jimmy Buffett places yesterday with my mom yesterday on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (mainly Pascagoula)
(I had written much more, but the page refreshed when I was spell checking. So, now I’m lazy.)
I got a laugh when Paul said Jimmy had Louisiana accent. I guess to a non local or even non American they could similar as someone not from UK thinking all UK accents sound similar. Louisiana to me has more a beat or volume opposed to a Gulf Coast or even just a southern accent. Gulf Coast like Jimmy had (when he talked) is an ever so subtle southern accent. Meaning it sounds like a normal American accent with a slight southern twang on words. It’s not that DEEP southern drawl like you come straight out of the woods or farm (the stereotypical south accent). Reason being is the gulf coast has people from all over coming to live here like military and snow birds, so a melting pot.
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11 November 2010
RIP Carla Bley
Carla Bley, the pianist, composer, bandleader, and pioneer of the free jazz movement, has died from complications of brain cancer, The New York Times reports, citing the musician’s partner of more than 30 years, bassist Steve Swallow. Bley was 87 years old.
Bley was born Lovella May Borg in Oakland, California. She moved to New York in the 1950s, working as a cigarette vendor at the famed Birdland jazz club before meeting and marrying jazz pianist Paul Bley. The couple toured together and she began composing original works, and Paul Bley’s 1964 album Barrage consisted entirely of Carla’s compositions. A few years later, in 1967, the Bleys divorced.
Bley released her best known work, the jazz opera Escalator Over the Hill, in 1971. It involved dozens of musicians, including Linda Ronstadt, Jack Bruce, and Charlie Haden. Beyond her own albums as a bandleader, she also worked closely with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason on his 1981 solo debut album, Nick Mason’s Fictious Sports, writing and co-producing all of its tracks.
Beyond her work as a musician, Bley founded multiple record labels, JCOA Records and the ECM-distributed Watt, releasing work by Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, and others. She and Michael Mantler also established the nonprofit New Music Distribution Service, which helped connect JCOA, ECM, and other labels to larger audiences. It remained in operation from 1972 to 1990.
Carla Bley was awarded the Guggenheim fellowship for music composition in 1972. Decades later, in 2015, she was recognized as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Bley released the final album of her lifetime—Life Goes On, a collaboration with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow—in 2020
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1 January 2017
Very sad to hear Denny has passed. Was following the updates on his health closely and heard there was a benefit concert held for him just over a week ago too.
Thank you for your huge part in the beautiful music of Wings and may you rest in peace, Denny.
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6 May 2018
Denny Laine died in Naples, Florida, aged 79, of lung disease. Born Brian Hines in the Channel Islands, he was raised in Birmingham, England; and his inspiration to take up the guitar came from the influence of jazz legend Django Reinhardt.
Denny was an original member of The Moody Blues, contributing vocals and guitar to their early rhythm and blues-oriented sound. He played a significant role in the band’s evolution during their formative years from 1964 to 1966, and he sang lead vocals on their number one hit ‘Go Now’.
Subsequently, from 1971 to 1981, he was in the band Wings, collaborating closely with Paul McCartney . Together, they co-wrote several songs, including the huge hit ‘Mull Of Kintyre ‘, which held the record for being the best-selling UK single until 1984.
Paul McCartney wrote:
I am very saddened to hear that my ex-bandmate, Denny Laine, has died.
I have many fond memories of my time with Denny: from the early days when The Beatles toured with the Moody Blues. Our two bands had a lot of respect for each other and a lot of fun together. Denny joined Wings at the outset. He was an outstanding vocalist and guitar player. His most famous performance is probably ‘Go Now’ an old Bessie Banks song which he would sing brilliantly. He and I wrote some songs together the most successful being ‘Mull Of Kintyre ’ which was a big hit in the Seventies. We had drifted apart but in recent years managed to reestablish our friendship and share memories of our times together.
Denny was a great talent with a fine sense of humour and was always ready to help other people. He will be missed by all his fans and remembered with great fondness by his friends. I send my condolences and best wishes to his wife, Elizabeth and family.
Peace and love Denny. It was a pleasure to know you. We are all going to miss you.
RIP Denny Laine (29 October 1944 – 5 December 2023)
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And in the end
The love you take is equal to the love you make
15 February 2015
I knew he was ailing, but it’s truly uncanny that he went out today, on the 50th anniversary of Wings’s biggest record.
I’ll always love the vocal chemistry he had with Paul and Linda, and he will be missed. My thoughts go particularly to his wife and family.
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