Loc: Near 12th Street and Vine...
Man, the heroes just keep on falling by the way! Maybe it's morbid, but I wonder if anybody ever considered that the post-war baby boom was going to result in a proportionate number of deaths clumped together somewhere down the line? My guess is we'll see a lot more of our heroes and friends going in the near future.
I share condolences with his family, friends and fans. Alvin, you really are going home now, and you don't need a helicopter this time! RIP.
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Loc: Northern California
+1 bbgbob, Go see them while you can. I kick myself in the rear end for not going to see Elvis when I had the chance...on the other hand I visit the greats using their records and videos and can remember them at any time. My song list includes songs done by artists in 1932 and 1945 I continue to look for older standard material that came out before I was born. I also love the Rock and Roll, Country Crossover, and Rockabilly greats from the 50's, 60's and 70's. When I watch Youtube clips, I feel like their spirit lives on. Youtube clips at my fingertips is one of my favorite things about having a computer. I've also started buying DVD's instead of CD's so I can watch the live performances while listening to the artists.
To be fair, it was John Kay and some gifted hired guns...
I saw Steppenwolf and it was the same deal, John Kay and hired guns, that show opened with the Animals! At least there were 2 of the original members of the Animals present if I recall, Eric Burdon and Chas Chandler.