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The RIP thread

Postby c_hawkbob » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:37 am

I guess it's because I'm getting to that age but it seems as though heroes and idols (music, sports and otherwise) that have had so much impact on my life are dropping on an all too regular basis now so I figured that instead of starting a new thread for each one, that will eventually fall off the bottom of the page and be forgotten, I'd start a thread that we can add to as these tragedies occur. This way every time it is added to the previous names are there to be perused and reminisced upon.

Now It's Glenn Frey, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter extraordinaire for The Eagles. I'll seriously miss you man, rock on. Your music will be played forever.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Hawktown » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:32 am

c_hawkbob wrote:I guess it's because I'm getting to that age but it seems as though heroes and idols (music, sports and otherwise) that have had so much impact on my life are dropping on an all too regular basis now so I figured that instead of starting a new thread for each one, that will eventually fall off the bottom of the page and be forgotten, I'd start a thread that we can add to as these tragedies occur. This way every time it is added to the previous names are there to be perused and reminisced upon.

Now It's Glenn Frey, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter extraordinaire for The Eagles. I'll seriously miss you man, rock on. Your music will be played forever.


RIP Glenn Frey!!!

I hear ya there c-bob with the bolded underlined. What sucks even worse is that with all the celebrity deaths unfortunately I have to add on familial losses also. Starting from last late August My family and I have lost A family friends son (who was my wives first date), early September lost my wife's uncle who was only in his 50's , OCT.3rd Lost my father in law only 59, November a friends dad passed under 60 also, last week another older family friend died, my high school friend mid 30's was flown to harborview with Mersa in his spine and they paralyzed him trying to get it out well sad to say he is going to die, another long time family friend has parasites all over his body and is not doing well at all, and my non blood related Aunt has breast cancer. Hell I could have missed something there but my mind has had enough just thinking this out, lol. It has been a hell of a year of stress and sadness just leading up to all this. That's 5 gone and more on the way, F***.

Sorry to jack your thread with personal crap as I was just expanding on the bolded above. It did feel good to let that out though, so thanks!

Let's all hope for a great 2016 for all!!!
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby c_hawkbob » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:44 am

No worries bud, sorry for your losses, may they all RIP.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:58 pm

No problem with me and your injecting some of your personal tragedies into this forum, HT. My thoughts are with you.

Glen Frey didn't die. He's hanging out at Hotel California, where you can check in but you can't check out. The Eagles were the first true hybrid country/rock band, or at least the most prominent. I still like listening to their music quite frequently. RIP, Glen Frey.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Hawktown » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:01 pm

Thanks HawkShackers!, I appreciate it!
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Hawk Sista » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:44 pm

It has been a strange period of loss. Celebrity loss and personal too, so I totally understand. RIP, Glenn and I hope things start looking up for you, Hawktown. As a breast cancer SURVIVOR, I understand what a challenge it is, for sure. I hope that your Aunt gets well soon.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:41 am

Time to edit your post, Hawktown....from "thanks, guys" to "thanks, folks".

Nice little online family we have in here. I like the fact that it's a small group.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Hawktown » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:35 am

RiverDog wrote:Time to edit your post, Hawktown....from "thanks, guys" to "thanks, folks".

Nice little online family we have in here. I like the fact that it's a small group.



Done! :)
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby burrrton » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:44 pm

RiverDog wrote:Time to edit your post, Hawktown....from "thanks, guys" to "thanks, folks".

Nice little online family we have in here. I like the fact that it's a small group.


Kinda like it, too. Post at Blue and it's noise noise noise noise. Here, not always the quickest conversation, but more coherent.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby c_hawkbob » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:07 am

burrrton wrote:Kinda like it, too. Post at Blue and it's noise noise noise noise. Here, not always the quickest conversation, but more coherent.


If you think the Blue is bad try .net! On a superfluous BS scale if this place is a 2, the blue would be a 5 and .net a 30.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby burrrton » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:07 am

Hehe- think I'll consider myself warned and take a pass, Robert!
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:29 am

I post over at .net at times, but there's just too much traffic and their format is too busy, with everyone having to claim some sort of Pete-style catchy one liner or cliché. You can reply on a subject and have the previous replies re-posted to where you have 5 or 6 posts stacked on top of each other. Anthony has used .net to take cover from all the flak he was catching in here about his fetish over Russell Wilson. Posters still call him out on it like we did here, but he has some that are more sympathetic to his way of thinking. The mods are really good guys, though, I've met a couple of them in person. They'll lock a thread if they see it getting out of hand.

I'll post over at the Times if I get bored here or at .net, but that place is pretty dead. Not many post over there anymore.

Obviously this forum is my favorite. It contains many of the personalities I got used to at the PI, which was my first foray into blogging. Also, Mak and Yoder are really cool dudes. They stepped in and filled a void when the old PI went down the tubes.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Old but Slow » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:48 am

RIP Dan Hicks. Age 74. Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks was a great band with lasting appeal.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:47 pm

Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire, died at age 74, of Parkinson's disease.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby savvyman » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:32 pm

Just found out Stevie Wright Passed away - You might not recognize the name but you could very well recognize his signature song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJLoYd8xak
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Prince dead at 57

Postby c_hawkbob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:50 pm

While most of his music wasn't my particular cup of tea there were always a couple tracks on every album that were pure brilliance. His genius and musicianship are undeniable. Much respect.

RIP Prince.

https://www.yahoo.com/music/legendary-a ... 05660.html
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Re: Prince dead at 57

Postby burrrton » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:23 pm

c_hawkbob wrote:While most of his music wasn't my particular cup of tea there were always a couple tracks on every album that were pure brilliance. His genius and musicianship are undeniable. Much respect.

RIP Prince.

https://www.yahoo.com/music/legendary-a ... 05660.html


Agreed. Purple Rain was the first and only album of his that really caught and held me, but like you, I heard a lot more onesies and twosies over the years that I loved.

Very interesting guy, and one of those musical geniuses the world is better off having had.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby savvyman » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:36 pm

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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:51 am

We need to edit the title of this thread to musician's RIP thread.

Autopsy says that they don't suspect foul play or suicide in his death. It will be several weeks before they release his toxicology results, but my guess is that he either had some sort of genetic defect or that his heart had suffered some sort of previous damage for a man of his age to have died so suddenly and unexpectedly. My college roommate and best friend died in much the same manner, suddenly and in his mid 50's, and his autopsy revealed that he had severe heart damage, perhaps from drug use in his 20's and early 30's. I'm not saying that's what happened to Prince, but it wouldn't be a surprise.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby burrrton » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:58 am

I thought I read it was complications to a Percoset (oxycodone) overdose a few days prior. He couldn't get a private room at the hospital, so he and his entourage bailed while he was still in *very* bad shape.

I hope I'm not spreading false rumors with that, but there are a lot of places reporting it.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby savvyman » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:36 pm

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Re: The RIP thread

Postby burrrton » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:42 pm

savvyman wrote:A True Prince Story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXRjaLR2L3o


Hilarious. And if you haven't seen other Charlie Murphy storytelling, go watch them. He will have you *crying* with laughter.

Like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd9sg0gLitE

(watch part II, too- it's 20min total, I think, but worth the effort)
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Seahawks4Ever » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:29 pm

I hate to say it, but I think he killed him self. He tried to do it on the way back from Atlanta and then succeeded a week later. He was having "lucid" dreams talking to other dead musicians such as David Bowie, and this was even before his long term girl friend died a few months ago. For all of his success and money, he must have felt very empty at the end, so sad. Now, his siblings are fighting over the spoils of his life, even sadder.

RIP Prince, this is truly what it sounds like when doves cry...
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby burrrton » Wed May 04, 2016 1:04 pm

Aaaaaaand... mark. R.I.P. GOP. You're a clown show wrapped in a dumpster fire now.

I'd just keep laughing but for the first time in my adult life, I genuinely fear for this country. How far we've fallen.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Old but Slow » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:55 pm

Chuck Berry died today, he was 90. The true father of rock and roll, and I thought he was immortal.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby c_hawkbob » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:00 am

Old but Slow wrote:Chuck Berry died today, he was 90. The true father of rock and roll, and I thought he was immortal.


And all of Chuck's children shed a tear ... he should have been immortal.

RIP Chuck.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:56 am

It seems that we've lost a disproportionate number of musicians in the past few years. It must be a generational thing related to the rise of the recording industry.

Chuck Berry is arguably the father of rock and roll, but one could make a strong case for Buddy Holly. In any event, Berry was undeniably a legend. RIP.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby NorthHawk » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:35 pm

Rock and Roll would never have evolved as it did without Chuck Berry. He gave it an edge that other songwriters/bands didn't and many looked to his style to emulate or at least take something from.
You know you're getting old when your musical heroes die at 90.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:51 pm

NorthHawk wrote:Rock and Roll would never have evolved as it did without Chuck Berry. He gave it an edge that other songwriters/bands didn't and many looked to his style to emulate or at least take something from.
You know you're getting old when your musical heroes die at 90.


My mom said the very same thing when Joe DiMaggio died.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby c_hawkbob » Thu May 18, 2017 3:52 am

Wow, Chris Cornell dead after a show in Detroit, in the middle of a major tour ... totally unexpected ... I'm in shock.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Hawktawk » Thu May 18, 2017 4:51 am

One of the greatest rock singers of all time. Wow. I hope it isn't dope but you wonder. I guess I had a heart attack at 57 so anything is possible. RIP I thoroughly enjoyed your work bro.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Largent80 » Fri May 26, 2017 12:24 pm

Hawktawk wrote:One of the greatest rock singers of all time. Wow. I hope it isn't dope but you wonder. I guess I had a heart attack at 57 so anything is possible. RIP I thoroughly enjoyed your work bro.


Not dope, he HUNG himself from being clinically depressed, what a shame that nobody saw it and could try to help him.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Seahawks4Ever » Sat May 27, 2017 6:53 pm

RIP Greg Allman. Greg now joins his brother Duane in the great band in the sky, and no, nobody will catch the Midnight Rider. Ride on Greg, Play on Greg, you will be missed.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby vahawker » Sun May 28, 2017 4:19 am

I said the very thing you stated in the OP Bob. Too many of the icons of my youth are dropping like flies. RIP Gregg Allman..a big part of the soundtrack of my life. Off to join Duane, Berry, Butch and Dan. Thanks for memories. Hate to think who's next.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:23 pm

Bill Anderson, a.k.a. Adam West, the original Batman, passed away yesterday. Him and I both attended the same grade school.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby Largent80 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:48 pm

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Re: The RIP thread

Postby c_hawkbob » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:08 pm



Not a huge fan of his music but I liked him as the Texas Ranger in True Grit. RIP Glen.
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Re: The RIP thread

Postby RiverDog » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:12 am

I actually liked his music as it was a good change of pace from artists like Grand Funk Railroad and Deep Purple. Johnny Carson made a lot of hay mimicking Campbell's hit song "Rhinestone Cowboy".

Despite being trumpeted as middle America's answer to the counter culture revolution of the late 60's, Campbell developed a cocaine addiction that would make many a rock singer blush. R.I.P.
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