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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 »

A personal look at 2016: Goodbye and don't come back

The year started with the death of David Bowie. It was shocking until we found out he had been fighting Cancer for 18 months. It was the start of the year of death for musicians. Frey, Prince, Russell, Haggard, Cohen among the many.
It’s the final day of 2016. That marks the end of the fourth calendar year of this blog. FOUR YEARS!!! Wow…is it like college where I get a piece of paper and have to leave? I started writing this as a way to tell stories about my life with Parkinson’s Disease. I figured there were... 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 week in Cancer

David Bowie
The numbers are set for 2016. The American Cancer Society estimates 1,685,210 new cases of Cancer will be diagnosed this year. Almost 600,000 are expected to die of Cancer. WOW! Let’s do the math…Every day this year 4,604 people will walk into their doctor’s office and walk out with a diagnosed case of Cancer! Shocking... Read more »

David Bowie: His life in pictures and songs

Bowie in 1973. Dig that red shag hair style.
David Bowie died last night after an 18 month battle with Cancer. His influence goes far beyond his music. Look at fashion and there was Bowie. Lifestyles were changed by Bowie. David Bowie made it okay to be different….way different. For all his notoriety, David Bowie was a very private person. He kept a low... Read more »
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