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The RIP Thread
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:02:41 AM »
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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 05:05:10 AM »
Michael Masser, songwriter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/arts/music/michael-masser-composer-who-wrote-hits-for-whitney-houston-dies-at-74.html?_r=0

"The Greatest Love of All"...

...and dozens of other gigantic hits for Whitney and Diana Ross.

Touch Me In The Morning
Mahogany
It's My Turn
Didn't We Almost Have It All
Saving All My Love
Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack)
Miss You Like Crazy (Natalie Cole)

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mentored by Johnny Mercer after he quit his finance job with no music experience nor instrument skills in order to write music. He followed his Muse and it paid off big time, for all of us.
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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 01:08:37 PM »
Remember, it's all about the music........

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 01:12:13 PM »
Remember, it's all about the music........

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 02:32:15 PM »
Now it's Keith Emerson. A true pioneer and one of the benchmarks of prog. Rumors say it was a suicide. Gunshot to the head due to depression caused by a degenerative nerve disorder that was affecting his hands.
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Prince dead
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 10:33:28 AM »


Pop/Rock superstar Prince Rogers Nelson dead at 57. He was hospitalized after an emergency landing of his jet in IL a few days ago, they say it was flu like symptoms he had been fighting flu for a few weeks.  He played a gig the next day. Today emergency call to his home. Time will tell the cause. Lots of cancelled gigs last month due to illness.

I just started dating my wife when Little Red Corvette came out, summer 1983. She gave me a LP copy of his second album Paisley something or other, still have it.

Edit: Rogers, not Roger

Edit: TMZ: "Not flu.... "

Edit: TMZ: "...opiate overdose..."

sad
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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 07:42:14 AM »
  Funk personified. He will be missed. Just played Purple Rain LP in his honor. Still dancing.


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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 08:55:07 AM »
Remember, it's all about the music........

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 10:14:37 AM »
and don't forget Barbara Carroll
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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 04:56:06 PM »
Remember, it's all about the music........

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 08:08:56 PM »
And Mickey Roker,  jazz drummer
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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 07:23:47 PM »
Remember, it's all about the music........

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2017, 08:07:21 PM »
Condolences to Chris

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 09:25:48 PM »
Today we lost Walter Becker, founding member of Steely Dan.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956

Oh wow. Very sad. I just heard this on the radio on the drive home from work. And to think I've been putting off watching them live.

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Re: The RIP Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2017, 04:34:03 PM »
Now Don Williams and Troy Gentry...  Country lost two good ones. :(