What Artist passing affected you the most

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  1. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    These bummed me out at the time:


    artist, year died, age:

    Otis Redding, 1967, 26
    Jimi Hendrix, 1970, 27
    Janis Joplin, 1970, 27
    Jim Morrison, 1971, 27
    Duane Allman, 1971, 24
    Berry Oakley, 1972, 24
    Elvis Presley, 1977, 42
    John Lennon, 1980, 40
    John Belushi, 1982, 33
    Buddy Rich, 1987, 69
    Jaco Pastorius, 1987, 35
    Miles Davis, 1991, 65
    Jerry Garcia, 1995, 53
    John Denver, 1997, 53
    George Harrison, 2001, 58
    Ray Charles, 2004, 73
    Dan Fogelberg, 2007, 56
    Joe Cocker, 2014, 70
    Glenn Frey, 2016, 67

    There were many others which saddened me upon hearing. Overall, the younger they went, the higher the shock. Despite that, most shocking to me was John Lennon due to the unfortunate circumstances of his death. I left off some who were older when they died, and had long, successful careers, and saddened me in a "legend dies" way, but wasn't so unexpected due to age and health (eg, B B King, Johnny Cash, & others).
     
  2. Ronald1973

    Ronald1973 8-trackin', Hank, Sr. man

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    The two that hit me were Dean Martin and Roy Acuff.

    I can remember my mother playing Dino's stuff when I was a kid. When I hit teenage years and had spending money, I started seeking out his stuff. He could do anything from pop to country. I can remember commenting to my mother that it was like an old friend passing.

    Roy Acuff was a direct link back to the old time country music and bridged the gap between the first Jimmie Rodgers recordings and Hank Williams taking country music by storm. He was a personal friend of Hank's, and he tried to steer Hank right. He's long forgotten now as people think of country being this bro-country nonsense, but he'll always be the co-king of Country Music (Hank is also the king). If Roy's music doesn't move you, you should check your pulse!

    On another note, speaking of Hank, his passing hit my dad hard. My dad was a kid of 6 years old when Hank died. He said when he heard it on the radio that he laid down and cried.
     
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  4. Bob T

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    John Lennon. He was a major part of my early life development. I was 24 when he was killed, and I always felt that MDC stole not only Lennon's life, but also an important piece of my future. I still cry when I hear Happy Xmas (Was is Over).
     
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  5. sensei91

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    Keith Emerson.
    He presented a combination of musical styles and the ability to play them, IMO , unmatched by any modern musician. His quoting , composing and writing opened the doors musically for classical music for those not quite ready for it .
     
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    Christine Joy "Chrissy" Amphlett
    David Bowie
    Bernard "Doc" Neeson
     
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    Rory,Ronnie Lane and Pete Hamm.
     
  8. Natasha Bell

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    I think for me, until now, it was David Bowie. I always loved his music.
     
  9. gizzyman47

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    I remember when Elvis died. I was in jr.high at the time. He wasn't cool at the time to me but he had such an impact on so many peoples lives that I understood the enormity of it.
    David Bowie's passing affected me the most though.
    Michael Jacksons death surprised me the most.
     
  10. Pio1980

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    Probably Jerry Garcia, tho, most of them are a loss.
     
  11. oblomov

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    The film "Don't Think I've Forgotten" may be interesting to you. Very well done, but of course, quite emotional.
     
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  12. Gents

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    Fantastic.
    I smoked with Lemmy at L'Amours in Brooklyn back in the 80's. He was extremely cool with people.
     
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    A blow from which Rock & Roll/Texas Blues has still not recovered.
     
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  14. Gents

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    The summer of 1977 was very memorable. I was six days away from seeing him again.
    20th row Floor.
     
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    Jerry Garcia.
     
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    Bobbi Kristina Brown. Just so many things wrong about that.
     
  18. mjw21a

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    Well, I was pretty shocked by Chris Cornell's death.... God help me when Billy Joel or Eddie Vedder pass.
     
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