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2016: The year of musical death

10. Phil Chess. Phil and his brother founded Chess Records. Among the legends recording on Chess were Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters. He died in October at age 95.
At the start of each year, I like to look at who the music world has lost in the previous 365 days. Most of the time, it’s easy to find a top ten and number one choice is fairly obvious. This isn’t most years. 2016 was a horrible year for losing members of the entertainment... Read more »

January was a bad month for musicians

Paul Bley- January 3, age 83. Jazz pianist who performed on hundreds of albums. Played with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins among many others.
If you’re a musician, you have to be ecstatic that it’s now February. January was a bad month….a very bad month. At the end of each year, I write a tribute column to the musicians that died during the year. There were so many that died last month that January gets its own piece. Here’s... Read more »

The Eagles 10 Greatest Songs

The Eagles 10 Greatest Songs
Last weeks death of Glenn Frey most likely means the end of the Eagles. Current members Don Henley and Joe Walsh have successful solo careers (both have been touring recently) and bassist Timothy B. Schmit has always been in demand as a studio musician. Plus how are they going to replace someone who not only... Read more »

The deaths of musicians mirror our own

The deaths of musicians mirror our own
I first saw Linda Ronstadt perform in 1971. I don’t remember much about that concert. She was the opening act for two other bands, neither of which I remember. I liked her but never thought that she was a few years away from becoming a huge star. I also didn’t think that forty-five years later... Read more »

The Eagles' Glenn Frey dies at age 67. His life in music and pictures

The Eagles' Glenn Frey dies at age 67. His life in music and pictures
If you would have asked me which member of the Eagles would be the first to die, my last guess would have been Glenn Frey. He always seemed to be in the best shape and healthy, especially for a rock musician. Looks can be deceiving. It’s been a bad start to 2016 in the music... Read more »

Parkinson's Awareness Month:30 Days-30 Stories/Day 12-Linda Joins The Hall Of Fame

“I haven’t given it one thought. It wasn’t something I ever thought about. I don’t have anything against it, you just don’t do things for those reasons. If you’re working for prizes, you’re in trouble.”~Linda Ronstadt The above words were from Linda Ronstadt, giving her thoughts on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall... Read more »

Parkinson's Awareness Month: 30 Days-30 Stories/Day Eleven - Linda Ronstadt In Words And Songs

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Ronstadt's first hit with The Stone Pony's "Different Drum"
Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday night. Her singing career ended with her diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Today we look at her career through her songs and in her own and her contemporaries words.
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