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Jimmy Greenspoon is ill.


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Oh, Crap. I was just talking about Jimmy with an old friend of his the other night. This is gonna kill him.

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So sorry to get this news. Three Dog Night was one of the first major bands I ever saw when they opened for Steppenwolf early in their career. They made Steppenwolf look like a garage band and went on to become hugely successful. Just last year I got to open a show for Three Dog Night in Connecticut. They were better than ever and with Jimmy and Mike Allsup still in the band the most distinctive instrumental elements were intact. Jimmy was so important to the band's sound as the primary musical arranger. Nearly all of the intros to their hit songs are predominantly keyboard.
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Not sure if there are rules against this or not. I saw this posted by someone on Goldy's Facebook wall.

 

http://www.gofundme.com/fvte3g

Not against the rules - you're not selling anything, or advertising anything. No worries.

 

I'm also a big fan of Jimmy Greenspoon, and am sorry to hear he's ill.

 

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Damn. So sad. He was a huge inspiration. What has always been sad about TDN is that they blew all the money they earned on so many silly things. We all know about Chuck and his heroin addiction. I know that Jimmy also had a significant drug problem.
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Jimmy Greenspoon was my first major influence as far as the Hammond organ and Leslie is concerned, even before Emerson or Wakeman. Got to move some money around and make a donation. Hope others can donate as well. If not, just keep him in your prayers.

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Jimmy was so important to the band's sound as the primary musical arranger. Nearly all of the intros to their hit songs are predominantly keyboard.

 

As a lifelong TDN fan, I am surprised that I did not realize this until you mentioned it. I am trying to think of a TDN tune that does not have some type of Hammond or piano intro.

 

We are thinking about you, Mr. Greenspoon. Get well soon!

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I know I have posted these before, but for those who have not seen it, here is Jimmy in his prime. One of the greatest rock Hammond organists ever. I listen to this one clip and hear so much of what I still play today.

 

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9JQqvsTbVY&list=RDK9JQqvsTbVY#t=4

 

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxOvEVwJN8U

 

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[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4

 

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPj8EhwkM3Q

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