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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   A look at all the rock legends we lost in 2017   ( ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
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2018-01-01 12:28:19 AM  
Walter Becker?  Anyone?
 
2018-01-01 12:48:41 AM  

TheMaskedArmadillo: Walter Becker?  Anyone?


Yeah no kid.  I missed that happening entirely.  Caught Steely Dan back in Virginia a few years ago, they were both playing top notch.  Glad I didn't wuss out and skip that show.
 
2018-01-01 12:52:05 AM  
Charles Manson was a Rock Legend? I had no idea.
 
2018-01-01 12:53:34 AM  
Did you check under the sofa?
 
2018-01-01 12:59:01 AM  

optikeye: Did you check under the sofa?


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Good thinking man!
 
2018-01-01 01:31:36 AM  

Bob Falfa: Charles Manson was a Rock Legend? I had no idea.


The author if TFA is less of a worthless POS as Manson, but just barely.
 
2018-01-01 02:28:25 AM  
Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.
 
2018-01-01 02:48:17 AM  

davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.


I actually thought Travis Barker was dead. But I'm 40, so I'll be gone soon too.
 
2018-01-01 03:36:51 AM  
Life is a party.  Then you die.
 
2018-01-01 04:03:16 AM  

Sgygus: Life is a party.  Then you die.


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2018-01-01 04:09:50 AM  
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Rock out with your pope out.
 
2018-01-01 04:52:35 AM  
A death is a death, but 2016 was still worse.


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2018-01-01 04:56:14 AM  
I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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2018-01-01 06:28:14 AM  
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R'IP
 
2018-01-01 06:49:26 AM  

Kevin72: I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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I got Bingo.
 
2018-01-01 06:53:28 AM  
Don't care, listening to Tchaikovsky's Fifth
 
2018-01-01 07:09:28 AM  

Brian Dead: Don't care, listening to Tchaikovsky's Fifth


He's dead too.
 
2018-01-01 07:33:50 AM  
Apparently dating Keith Richards for 12 years earns you "Rock Legend" status.  That seemed an odd choice for the list.
 
2018-01-01 07:50:19 AM  

Kevin72: I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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It's almost  like Rock Star bingo
 
2018-01-01 07:50:40 AM  

Mister Peejay: Kevin72: I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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I got Bingo.


Dang it!
 
2018-01-01 08:20:02 AM  

Abacus9: davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.

I actually thought Travis Barker was dead. But I'm 40, so I'll be gone soon too.


RIP. oldie
 
2018-01-01 08:20:24 AM  
List is missing Greg Lake.
 
2018-01-01 08:21:30 AM  

GypsyJoker: List is missing Greg Lake.


Nevermind; he was December '16.
 
2018-01-01 08:30:45 AM  
Banner Thomas died twice, apparently. Poor guy.
 
2018-01-01 09:04:33 AM  

FlashHarry: Banner Thomas died twice, apparently. Poor guy.


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2018-01-01 09:04:36 AM  

davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.


You're right, although it doesn't make the inevitable any easier to accept. Todd Rundgren is 69. Robyn Hitchcock is 64. Bill Frisell is 66. Every one of these is going to hurt like a sonofabiatch when it comes. I'm sure the generations before ours went through the same thing with their musical heroes. I'd ask my parents about it, but they're dealing with enough health issues that I don't want to bring up mortality.

Dolly Parton is 71. When her time comes, I think Fark just might go black.
 
2018-01-01 09:04:57 AM  
Norman Fell.
 
2018-01-01 09:15:35 AM  

BalugaJoe: Norman Fell.


Hope he recovers
 
2018-01-01 09:25:08 AM  
Nothing more fun than scrolling through a huge list of people I've never heard of just to see the few I have. They're really stretching the definition of "legend" on that list.
 
2018-01-01 09:25:42 AM  
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2018-01-01 09:51:15 AM  

thesharkman: Kevin72: I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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It's almost  like Rock Star bingo


thesharkman: Mister Peejay: Kevin72: I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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I got Bingo.

Dang it!


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2018-01-01 09:55:50 AM  

Madison_Smiled: davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.

You're right, although it doesn't make the inevitable any easier to accept. Todd Rundgren is 69. Robyn Hitchcock is 64. Bill Frisell is 66. Every one of these is going to hurt like a sonofabiatch when it comes. I'm sure the generations before ours went through the same thing with their musical heroes. I'd ask my parents about it, but they're dealing with enough health issues that I don't want to bring up mortality.

Dolly Parton
is 71. When her time comes, I think Fark just might go black.



Dolly Parton joke from the 1970s:

Q: Why did Dolly Parton buy a 280ZX (that was a kind of Datsun/Nissan popular then)

A: It was the only size that would fit.
 
2018-01-01 10:17:51 AM  

TheMaskedArmadillo: Walter Becker?  Anyone?


He's on there.  It is a long list though...
 
2018-01-01 10:40:03 AM  
Jaki Libzeit & Hulgar Cuzakay of Can - more influence than you know (unless you're a music nerd)
Lemmy in Hawkwind....
and dammit - John Wetton was the biggest loss IMHO
still better than 2016
 
2018-01-01 10:47:10 AM  
List fails without Lil' Pump )_:
 
2018-01-01 11:16:04 AM  
And now to speak ill of the sycophant phony on the list who did nothing for rock. That would be "Magic Alex" Mardas, pictured with John and Yoko in the first pic. Jealous of anyone that got John's attention, he made up the story that Maharishi was hitting on Mia Farrow's sister Prudence, causing John to abruptly leave the ashram on bad terms. Mardas pulled other crap with John's wife at the time, Cynthia, I won't go into it. And none of his electronics "inventions" were ever sold. Total sycophant.
 
2018-01-01 12:20:21 PM  
RIP Gord Downie, not sure I'd call you a "legend" but you clearly meant a lot to Canadians, you seemed to be carrying Stompin Toms torch albeit in a different genre.
 
2018-01-01 12:51:25 PM  

davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.


One of my handy bathroom reads is The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars, which covers things like TFA does.  There are a relative few deaths in the late '60s and '70s, with old-timers and younger people like Brian Jones, Jimi, Janis, Elvis, Sid....then it starts to kick in in the '80s, '90s, and '00s.  Pretty interesting, it gives short bios of those it covers, of all ages.  True, a lot of them weren't "stars", but they were to somebody.
 
2018-01-01 12:54:05 PM  

Bob Falfa: Charles Manson was a Rock Legend? I had no idea.


Heh the other day at 6pm a local tv news channel here had an In Memoriam segment including Manson. Thing was, the background music was Tom Petty's Wildflowers.
🎶 You belong somewhere you feel free 🎶

/ called them up so that they didn't do it again at 11
 
2018-01-01 02:13:14 PM  
We lost one of April Wine. Now there is some fine classic rock.
April Wine - Sign of the Gypsy Queen
Youtube l38CIbuOPHw
 
2018-01-01 02:43:29 PM  
Damn, how did I miss Pat DiNozio's passing? I was also sad to see Gord Downie go. I've been a Hip fan since "Up to Here".

The article fails to mention if little Phil was interred separately.


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2018-01-01 02:59:19 PM  

freetomato: Damn, how did I miss Pat DiNozio's passing? I was also sad to see Gord Downie go. I've been a Hip fan since "Up to Here".

The article fails to mention if little Phil was interred separately.


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A concert is being put together for DiNizio in Ashbury Park, with a portion of the proceeds going to create a scholarship fund in his name. It's January 13, and so far they've lined up Steve Van Zandt, Patty Smyth and Scandal
 
2018-01-01 03:14:17 PM  

imaconnect4guy: Apparently dating Keith Richards for 12 years earns you "Rock Legend" status.  That seemed an odd choice for the list.


It's sort of amazing that she died of Hep C and he hasn't, though, isn't it? Or that either one of them didn't get croaked by AIDS, for that matter. IV drug users were passing the disease around before anyone knew it existed, same as gay men.
 
2018-01-01 03:23:21 PM  

Madison_Smiled: davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.

You're right, although it doesn't make the inevitable any easier to accept. Todd Rundgren is 69. Robyn Hitchcock is 64. Bill Frisell is 66. Every one of these is going to hurt like a sonofabiatch when it comes. I'm sure the generations before ours went through the same thing with their musical heroes. I'd ask my parents about it, but they're dealing with enough health issues that I don't want to bring up mortality.

Dolly Parton is 71. When her time comes, I think Fark just might go black.


Clapton is 72. That is another that will hurt when it happens.
 
2018-01-01 03:25:26 PM  

Kevin72: I trot this out a lot for historic reference. Please ignore Jimi at 28. They didn't have a wikipedia in 1970 and they really did not have a 27 Club back then.

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Looking at this cover I am more surprised by how many are still alive (or lived to a good age like Johnny Cash)
 
2018-01-01 03:31:42 PM  

BalugaJoe: Norman Fell.


But he couldn't handle it
 
2018-01-01 03:45:49 PM  

Madison_Smiled: davidphogan: Rock and roll is old enough where a lot of rock and roll stars statistically are just going to keep dying.

I mean, Eddie Vedder is 53.  Michael Stype is 57.  Neil Young isn't young.  He's 72.  Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is 47.  Travis Barker from Blink 182 is 42.  Greg Graffin is 53.  Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is 45.  Mike Ness is 55.

I hate to say it, but they're going to start dying off soon, too.

You're right, although it doesn't make the inevitable any easier to accept. Todd Rundgren is 69. Robyn Hitchcock is 64. Bill Frisell is 66. Every one of these is going to hurt like a sonofabiatch when it comes. I'm sure the generations before ours went through the same thing with their musical heroes. I'd ask my parents about it, but they're dealing with enough health issues that I don't want to bring up mortality.

Dolly Parton is 71. When her time comes, I think Fark just might go black.


Given that when touring, diet and exercise tends to be about like that of a long haul truck driver , a horrible, expensive US healthcare system for the Americans, and the percentage of musicians with crash-and-burn lifestyles involving smoking, excessive drinking, and narcotics being perhaps higher than that of the general population, a lot of those guys could be expiring as soon as next week.
 
2018-01-01 05:01:59 PM  
RIP David Peel
 
2018-01-01 05:13:47 PM  

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Rock out with your pope out.


The rock of ages?
 
2018-01-01 05:30:10 PM  
GypsyJoker: List is missing Greg Lake

^^^ This. Sill my favorite singer, at least before he thrashed he voice out in the late 80's. ELP from 1970-74 is my favorite band, wish I could hop in a time machine to follow them around on the Brain Salad Surgery tour.

RIP Greg Lake.
 
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