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Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:06 PM

rock superstars dying like flies

https://theweek.com/articles/861750/coming-death-just-about-every-rock-legend

The coming death of just about every rock legend

…..Behold the killing fields that lie before us: Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).

A few of these legends might manage to live into their 90s, despite all the wear and tear to which they've subjected their bodies over the decades. But most of them will not.....

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Of course I'm no music critic, having only a superficial ephemeral acquaintance with sound, but in my opinion I think the only ones worth missing would be Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel. I barely if at all recognize most of the other names, and Elton John is popular only because he's weird, and many rock fans like "weird."

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Reply rock superstars dying like flies (Original post)
imwithfred Sep 2 OP
quad489 Sep 2 #1
imwithfred Sep 2 #2
D26-15 Sep 2 #3
imwithfred Sep 2 #4
D26-15 Sep 2 #5
Squeek Sep 2 #13
D26-15 Sep 2 #11
Independent.mind Sep 3 #17
GoldwatersSoul Sep 2 #6
D26-15 Sep 2 #7
Feed-the-Bears Sep 2 #9
D26-15 Sep 2 #10
GoldwatersSoul Sep 2 #14
HerasHeaddress Sep 3 #16
Feed-the-Bears Sep 2 #8
Squeek Sep 2 #12
cologeek Sep 2 #15
Independent.mind Sep 3 #18
Currentsitguy Sep 3 #20
Currentsitguy Sep 3 #19

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:18 PM

1. Yep, the next few years will be tough on those who grew up listening to those musicians.............

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:19 PM

2. I wonder why the writer didn't consider

Joan Baez (born 1941) and Cat Stevens (born 1948) as superstars. Those are significant omissions, and both will be missed long after most of the list is forgotten. Strictly my opinion, of course.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:21 PM

3. Since you are deaf, you can't hear this... and that's a shame.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:29 PM

4. There's a lot of different tones and pitches in sound, including voices.

"Stone deaf," utter complete deafness is a condition that does not exist because there's ways other than just the ear-drums that one can pick up (I prefer "absorb") sound, and so even the most deaf "hear" something, although not very well, and it's too indistinct for them (us) to make sense of the sound.

The stars I listed all have a certain quality of tone and pitch to their voices that's absorbed in this head, although again, not very clearly, and there are "white spots" where one hears nothing. I have to "listen" to something five or six times before I finally "get it," just as I have to watch a movie five or six times.

Harpsichord music, where the strings are pulled, comes to me reasonably clearly; piano music, where strings are hammered, comes to me barely at all if at all.

The piece of music that I've heard with--ostensibly--crystal clear clarity was sung by someone in the Queen band, "I'm in love with my car." That was awesome.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:43 PM

5. Sorry, I can't imagine life without sound/music.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 10:39 PM

13. Me neither. Music and books. Necessities of life.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 09:59 PM

11. Watch the drummer, Ewan Cunningham, smile during this session.

Priceless!

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:17 AM

17. Gilmour is one of my absolute favorites

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:48 PM

6. Steven Tyler as well..

Simon Kirke. BAD COMPANY

All of Pink Floyd

Etc. Ad Nauseum

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:54 PM

7. I was living in Orlando when Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon came out...

I would fall asleep listening to that album on my Panasonic turntable with headphones.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 09:35 PM

9. I saw them live in 1991ish.

At the HHH Metrodome, which was renown for shitty sounding concerts.
This one was hands down the best sounding live show i have ever attended.

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Response to Feed-the-Bears (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 09:48 PM

10. Saw them a few times... last was Birmingham Al.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 11:00 PM

14. I am really eclectic....

I always loved Deep Purple who have to be close to death as well.

Pink Floyd was cool.

I loved Skynyrd

Johnny Cash is probably my favorite...sadly...dead.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:41 AM

16. Oooo, I did that, too.

I had quad!

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 09:26 PM

8. Another left off the list

Not as popular as others listed here, but one of my favorite bands, Badfinger.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Molland

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 10:36 PM

12. There's a running joke

in some places that Keith Richards is 150 years old, and will likely live another 200 years or so.


As for the rest, once they're all gone, it will truly be the end of an era, IMO.

And as for those who died young, like Hendrix, Mama Cass Eliot, Janis Joplin, Marvin Gaye, Elvis, etc.,,, I guess we can only imagine what else they might have gone on to achieve

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Response to Squeek (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 11:45 PM

15. Most people don't realize that when Keith Richards played Captain Jack Sparrow's father he was

drawing on real life experience!

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:27 AM

18. Add Tony Iommi (71) Carlos Santana (72), John Fogerty (74) and to the

list of aging rock stars that will leave a tremendous void upon their departure.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:57 PM

20. An oldie but goodie

Before that oily little fuck Steve Perry ruined them.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:53 PM

19. It's less that they are dropping like flies than they are about to start dropping like flies

One would assume that hard living in their younger days would have taken it's toll, but then again they've had the millions to pay for the best care ever since.

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