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Just a damn shame, his tunes were good for a smile.
 

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changed the thread over, we now have a dead people thread,

rather than starting a new thread on some dead person we don't know, won't ever know, and only might have heard of,
nor can we speak to their life other than circumstantial evidence,

so we are going to consolidate it from now on into one dead thread
 

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lol

close the portal for godds sake, please close the portal

someone let the bear out, close the portal...

arrrggghhh,


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Never heard of this guy
 

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Lawmaker dies of suspected coronavirus complications after refusing medical treatment for days
By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published March 30, 2020

A Michigan state lawmaker has died of suspected complications from the coronavirus.

Democratic state Rep. Isaac Robinson, 44, of Detroit, died Sunday, according to WXYZ.

Robinson's mother, former state Rep. Rose Mary C. Robinson, said that the lawmaker had been having difficulty breathing, but refused hospitalization.

She said he had not been tested for the coronavirus prior to being transported Sunday by ambulance to a hospital, according to Crain's Detroit Business.

It is with a heavy heart that we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Rep. Isaac Robinson.​
Robinson was a passionate supporter of the communities he served. He gave a voice the citizens of his district and worked tirelessly for all Michiganders.​
He will be missed.​
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"I called EMS, they took him to Receiving at 6 a.m. and he was dead by 11," she said to Crain's.

"He wouldn't go to the hospital. I kept insisting the last three days. I kept saying, 'You should go to the doctor, go to the hospital.' Of course, he resisted."

"Tough guy," she added.

Prior to his death, Robinson had been supporting a package of bills to help constituents cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on their financial well-being.
 

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Ken Shimura, very famous Japanese comedian, was in recovery from cancer when coronavirus took him out. RIP.

 

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Lawmaker dies of suspected coronavirus complications after refusing medical treatment for days
By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published March 30, 2020

A Michigan state lawmaker has died of suspected complications from the coronavirus.

Democratic state Rep. Isaac Robinson, 44, of Detroit, died Sunday, according to WXYZ.

Robinson's mother, former state Rep. Rose Mary C. Robinson, said that the lawmaker had been having difficulty breathing, but refused hospitalization.

She said he had not been tested for the coronavirus prior to being transported Sunday by ambulance to a hospital, according to Crain's Detroit Business.

It is with a heavy heart that we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Rep. Isaac Robinson.​
Robinson was a passionate supporter of the communities he served. He gave a voice the citizens of his district and worked tirelessly for all Michiganders.​
He will be missed.​
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"I called EMS, they took him to Receiving at 6 a.m. and he was dead by 11," she said to Crain's.

"He wouldn't go to the hospital. I kept insisting the last three days. I kept saying, 'You should go to the doctor, go to the hospital.' Of course, he resisted."

"Tough guy," she added.

Prior to his death, Robinson had been supporting a package of bills to help constituents cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on their financial well-being.
A Michigan Democrat is removed from office...Addition by subtraction
 

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Jazz legend Wallace Roney dies from coronavirus complications
“I cannot even begin to express how much I will miss him and his music.”

Famed jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney, who studied with Miles Davis and other legendary players, has reportedly died today from “complications of COVID-19.”

“I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away due to complications of COVID-19 this morning just before noon,” publicist Lydia Liebman said in a news release. “The family is looking to have a memorial service to honor Wallace and his musical contributions once this pandemic has passed. Please respect their privacy at this time.”

Roney, a Grammy-winning artist, was 59. His location and other details about his passing were not available.

“Working with Wallace was and will remain one of the greatest privileges of my life,” Liebman says in the news release. “It was an honor to represent him and to be part of his musical world. I cannot even begin to express how much I will miss him and his music.”



 

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Adam Schlesinger, Songwriter for Rock, Film and the Stage, Dies at 52

Adam Schlesinger, a singer-songwriter for the bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy who had an award-winning second career writing songs for film, theater and television, died on Wednesday. He was 52.

The cause was complications of the coronavirus, said Josh Grier, his lawyer.

In Fountains of Wayne, which was started in 1995, Mr. Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood perfected a novelistic form of hummable pop-rock in a style derived equally from the Kinks and 1970s groups like Big Star and the Cars. They chose northern New Jersey and the outer boroughs of New York City as their territory, chronicling the lives of suburban mall shoppers, Generation X slackers and down-market cover bands in songs like “Hackensack” and “Red Dragon Tattoo.”

The band was named after a lawn ornament store in Wayne, N.J., near Mr. Schlesinger’s hometown, Montclair.



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/arts/music/adam-schlesinger-dead-coronavirus.html

 

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as stated, they are blaming everything on the beer flu,

he stepped on a banana peel, yep beer flu

he had a heart attack, yep beer flu

whatever
 

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someone tell me, in the olden days, you know, before the flu, the man-made flu, how exactly DID people die?
 

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someone tell me, in the olden days, you know, before the flu, the man-made flu, how exactly DID people die?
Natural and un-natural causes.

Natural = you died from something nature made
Un-natural = war, accidents, murder, stampeding turtles, gerbils in the rectal orifice, etc.
 

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someone tell me, in the olden days, you know, before the flu, the man-made flu, how exactly DID people die?
Heart disease and cancer.
Heart disease kills about 1700 people a day.
Covid 19 is currently killing 1000 people a day, and doubling every 3 days. It will be the leading cause of death sometime this weekend.
 

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a victim of Fat Tuesday...


Ellis Marsalis, jazz master and musical family patriarch, dies at 85
Marsalis had been hospitalized and tested for COVID-19, according to a family member

NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the patriarch of a New Orleans musical family, known for his brand of modern jazz as well as for educating generations of musicians as a teacher, has died, according to a family member. He was 85.

Marsalis had been hospitalized and was tested for coronavirus, but the result was not available Wednesday, the family member told WWL-TV anchor Eric Paulsen.

In a statement Wednesday, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the city lost a legend when Marsalis died.
 

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someone tell me, in the olden days, you know, before the flu, the man-made flu, how exactly DID people die?
I don't remember
 

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Heart disease and cancer.
Heart disease kills about 1700 people a day.
Covid 19 is currently killing 1000 people a day, and doubling every 3 days. It will be the leading cause of death sometime this weekend.
So in 3 days it will be killing 2000 people a day and in 6 days it will kill 4000 people a day? Is that right?
 

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Heart disease and cancer.
Heart disease kills about 1700 people a day.
Covid 19 is currently killing 1000 people a day, and doubling every 3 days. It will be the leading cause of death sometime this weekend.
I call BS on the 1000 a day from chinavirus. Were all the dead tested/autopsied? Did they have another medical condition? Did they sneeze, lose their balance & fall to their death, blame chinavirus. Propaganda...
 

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Take this with a grain of salt as this is from the MSM. They report there were 6 flu related deaths in Minnesota last week. Just as many from COVID-19 in the last 2 days. 16 from COVID-19 in the last 7 days. If that is true then at least in this state COVID-19 death rate has exceeded the flu and then some.

Just mentioning what they are reporting. Take it for what it's worth. Rate of increase here has been slowing which is a very hopeful sign. I want this to be a nothing-burger.
 

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Had a girlfriend who's mother died that way.

Canoed out into the bay up near Michigan... got a little too far out and the wind took her out.
 

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Bill Withers. Dead of heart related complications. Great singer, had many hits back in the seventies and eighties. Lovely Day, Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, more. I think they said he was in his eighties.
 

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Ellis Marsalis Jr, Jazz Legend and father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Dies at 85 of COVID-19 Complications

Ellis Marsalis also taught generations of jazz musicians
Ross A. Lincoln | April 1, 2020 @ 10:26 PMLast Updated: April 2, 2020


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Ellis Marsalis Jr., New Orleans jazz legend known as a pianist and teacher as well as the father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, died Wednesday from complications of COVID-19. He was 85.

According to his son, Ellis Marsalis III, Marsalis died after developing pneumonia. “I was with him in the hospital for six or seven hours yesterday. Branford was with him Monday, I was with him yesterday and Jason was with him today. He passed right after Jason departed,” Ellis Marsalis III told the Associated Press.

Born in 1934 in New Orleans, Marsalis studied at Dillard University and later Loyola University New Orleans, and after graduation established himself as a highly sought after teacher, instructing people who would go on to become some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Among his famous students are Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Jr., and Marlon Jordan.
 

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Who?
 

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If you are into jazz you know.

Branford Marsalis played on the Tonight show for Jay Leno when he first hosted it.
Wynton is a famous trumpet player.
 

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Very well known popular jazz family. Especially Wynton and Branford.
 

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He was the first guy I listened to in the folk genre... I learned several of his tunes back in the day....

Sam Stone (3rd one below) is about soldiers coming home from Nam hooked on heroin


John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73

Grammy-winning singer who combined literary genius with a common touch succumbs to coronavirus complications


John Prine, the Grammy-winning singer who combined literary genius with a common touch, has died at 73 from coronavirus complications.
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John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.

Prine, who left behind an extraordinary body of folk-country classics, was hospitalized last month after the sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, and was placed in intensive care for 13 days. Prine’s wife and manager, Fiona, announced on March 17th that she had tested positive for the virus after they had returned from a European tour.

As a songwriter, Prine was admired by Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, and others, known for his ability to mine seemingly ordinary experiences — he wrote many of his classics as a mailman in Maywood, Illinois — for revelatory songs that covered the full spectrum of the human experience. There’s “Hello in There,” about the devastating loneliness of an elderly couple; “Sam Stone,” a portrait of a drug-addicted Vietnam soldier suffering from PTSD; and “Paradise,” an ode to his parents’ strip-mined hometown of Paradise, Kentucky, which became an environmental anthem. Prine tackled these subjects with empathy and humor, with an eye for “the in-between spaces,” the moments people don’t talk about, he told Rolling Stone in 2017. “Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism,” Dylan said in 2009. “Midwestern mind-trips to the nth degree.”

Prine was also an author, actor, record-label owner, two-time Grammy winner, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the 2016 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award, a honor previously given to Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry. Prine helped shape the Americana genre that has gained popularity in recent years, with the success of Prine fans such as Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Brandi Carilie, to name a few. His music was covered by Bonnie Raitt (who popularized “Angel From Montgomery,” his soulful ballad about a woman stuck in a hopeless marriage), George Strait, Carly Simon, Johnny Cash, Don Williams, Maura O’Connell, the Everly Brothers, Joan Baez, Todd Snider, Carl Perkins, Bette Midler, Gail Davies, and dozens of others.


Though he was an underground singer-songwriter for most of his career, Prine had a remarkable final act. In 2018, he released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of original material in 13 years. The album went to Number Five on the Billboard 200, the highest debut of his career, and he played some of his biggest shows ever, including a sold-out tour kickoff at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The album was released on Oh Boy Records, the independent label Prine started with his longtime manager, business partner, and friend Al Bunetta. In recent years, Prine, his wife, and son Jody ran the label out of a small Nashville home office.

Prine’s string of acclaimed solo albums began with his self-titled 1971 debut on Atlantic Records, featuring a tracklist that reads like a greatest-hits compilation: “Illegal Smile,” “Spanish Pipedream,” “Hello in There,” “Sam Stone,” “Paradise,” “Donald and Lydia,” “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore,” and “Angel From Montgomery” among them. Throughout his career, Prine explored a wide variety of musical styles, from hard country to rockabilly to bluegrass; he liked to say that he tried to live in a space somewhere between his heroes Johnny Cash and Dylan.


Prine was born in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, Illinois. His father was a tool and die maker and the president of the local steelworkers union, and raised John and his three brothers on the music of Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, Hank Williams, and other heroes of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Though he was a poor student, Prine was a natural songwriter; two songs he wrote when he was 14, “Sour Grapes” and “The Frying Pan,” ended up on his LP Diamonds in the Rough, more than 10 years later. Prine had a restless imagination — “I would go to class and just stare at something like a button on the teacher’s shirt,” he said — but he excelled at hobbies he focused on, like gymnastics, which he was inspired to take up by his older brother, Doug. “Here was something I had no natural ability in, and I could do it well,” Prine said.

After graduating high school in 1964, Prine took the advice of his oldest brother, Dave, and became a mailman. Wandering around the Chicago suburbs, Prine wrote many of his classic early songs. During his postman years, he wrote “Donald and Lydia,” about a couple who “make love from 10 miles away,” and “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore,” a humorous indictment of misguided patriotism, after he noticed that locals were posting American flag decals that were included in an issue of Reader’s Digest around the neighborhood.

Prine was forced to take a hiatus from his postal career when he was drafted into the Army in late 1966, just as the Vietnam War was heating up. But instead of being sent to Vietnam, Prine lucked out and was sent to Stuttgart, West Germany, where he worked as a mechanical engineer. Prine played down his military service, describing his contribution as “drinking beer and pretending to fix trucks,” as he told Rolling Stone. But the experience did bring him to write maybe his greatest song: “Sam Stone.” The ballad is about a soldier who comes home from the war mentally shattered, turning to morphine to ease the pain. “There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes,” Prine sings in the chorus, “Jesus Christ died for nothin’, I suppose.


“I was trying to say something about our soldiers who’d go over to Vietnam, killing people and not knowing why you were there,” Prine told Rolling Stone in 2018. “And then a lot of soldiers came home and got hooked on drugs and never could get off of it. I was just trying to think of something as hopeless as that. My mind went right to ‘Jesus Christ died for nothin’, I suppose.’ I said, ‘That’s pretty hopeless.’ ” When Johnny Cash covered the song, he rewrote the chorus, changing “Jesus Christ died for nothin’, I suppose,” to “Daddy must have hurt a lot back then, I suppose.” (“If it hadn’t have been Johnny Cash,” Prine said, “I would’ve said, ‘Are you nuts?’”)

Prine became an immediate sensation on the Chicago folk scene. On the day before his 24th birthday, he was performing at Chicago’s Fifth Peg when the now-iconic Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert walked in. Ebert’s headline, ‘Singing Mailman Delivers a Powerful Message in a Few Words,’ led to sold-out rooms. Soon, Prine’s friend and musical partner Steve Goodman convinced Kris Kristofferson and Paul Anka to drop by to see Prine play at the Earl of Old Town in the summer of 1971.

“It was too damned late, and we had an early wake-up ahead of us, and by the time we got there, Old Town was nothing but empty streets and dark windows,” Kristofferson later wrote in the liner notes for Prine’s first album. “And the club was closing. But the owner let us come in, pulled some chairs off a couple of tables, and John unpacked his guitar and got back up to sing. … By the end of the first line we knew we were hearing something else. It must’ve been like stumbling onto Dylan when he first busted onto the Village scene.”

Kristofferson invited Prine onstage at New York’s legendary Bottom Line. The next day, Atlantic Records President Jerry Wexler offered Prine a $25,000 deal with the label. With Anka serving as his manager, Prine cut the majority of his self-titled album at American Sound in Memphis, with the studio’s house band, the Memphis Boys, famed for their work with Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Womack, and others. Though Prine lamented how nervous he sounded on the recording, and it did not make a major dent on the charts, it is now considered a classic, a touchstone for everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Steve Earle to Sturgill Simpson. In January 1973, Prine was nominated for a Grammy as Best New Artist, and Bette Midler included “Hello in There” on her debut LP, The Divine Miss M. Midler recently called Prine “one of the loveliest people I was ever lucky enough to know. He is a genius and a huge soul.”


He was incredibly endearing and witty,” Raitt told Rolling Stone in 2016. She met Prine in the early Seventies and first covered “Angel From Montgomery” in 1974. “The combination of being that tender and that wise and that astute, mixed with his homespun sense of humor — it was probably the closest thing for those of us that didn’t get the blessing of seeing Mark Twain in person.”

While Prine may have been signed to Atlantic Records, he did not conform to pop music’s rules. His follow-up to his self-titled album, 1972’s Diamonds in the Rough, was a stripped-down acoustic album that paid homage to his Appalachian bluegrass roots, which he recorded with his brother Dave for around “$7,200 including beer.” Prine likened the major-label system to a bank “for high-finance loans. You could go to a bank and do the same thing for less money and put a loan behind your career instead of a major label throwing parties for you and charging you, and giving you the ticket and not asking what you want to eat.”

Feeling that the label could have done more to promote the hard-edged 1975 album Common Sense, he asked co-founder Ahmet Ertegun to let him out of his contract. Ertegun agreed, and Prine moved to David Geffen’s smaller Asylum label for 1978’s excellent Bruised Orange, which was produced by Goodman, with classics like “That’s the Way That the World Goes Round” (later covered by Miranda Lambert) and the heartbreaking “Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone,” a meditation on loneliness from the point of view of 1930s film star Sabu Dastagir. “When I wrote that one and ‘Jesus the Missing Years,’ ” Prine recently told Rolling Stone, “I was afraid to sing them for somebody else. I thought they were going to look at me and say, ‘You’ve done it. You’ve crossed the line. You need the straitjacket.’ But if I let it sit for a couple weeks and it still affects me, it’s something I would like to hear somebody say, then I figure, my instinct is as good as a normal person. I would like to hear that somebody do that, so I just go ahead and jump into it.”


Prine’s offbeat odyssey continued with Pink Cadillac, a rockabilly album he made with Sam Phillips and Phillips’ sons Jerry and Knox. By 1982, Prine decided to follow the path of his friend Goodman and start his own label, Oh Boy Records, with Bunetta. Following a Christmas single, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”/”Silver Bells,” Prine’s first LP release was 1984’s Aimless Love. The business model, with fans sending in checks by mail, was a success, and early proof that singer-songwriters could survive without the support of a major label. “He created the job I have,” said songwriter Todd Snider, who released his early albums on Oh Boy. “Especially when he went to his own label, and started doing it with his own family and team. Before him, there was nothing for someone like Jason Isbell to aspire to, besides maybe Springsteen.”

In 1989, Sony offered to buy Oh Boy, an offer Prine turned down. Two years later, he scored one of the biggest successes of his career with 1991’s The Missing Years. Produced by Howie Epstein of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, it featured guest appearances by Petty, Springsteen, and Raitt. The title track, “Jesus the Missing Years” is one of Prine’s most ambitious songs, attempting to fill in the 18-year gap (from age 12 to 29) in Jesus Christ’s life unaccounted for in the Bible. It won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

In 1988, Prine was in Ireland when he met Fiona Whelan, a Dublin recording-studio business manager. She soon moved to Nashville and they married in April 1996. By then, she had given birth to their two sons, Jack and Tommy. “It brought me right down to earth,” Prine said. “I was a dreamer. I learned real fast I don’t know anything except songwriting.” Prine also adopted Jody Whelan, Fiona’s son from a previous relationship. Jody and Fiona would eventually become Prine’s co-managers, overseeing the most commercially successful moment in his career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnMNBTc1DQU

This idyllic chapter of Prine’s life was complicated in 1997 when, during the sessions for In Spite of Ourselves — a successful duets album with women, including Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Patty Loveless — Prine discovered a cancerous growth on his neck. It was stage 4 cancer. “I felt fine,” Prine said later. “It doesn’t hit you until you pull up to the hospital and you see ‘cancer’ in big letters, and you’re the patient. Then it all kind of comes home.”

In January 1998, doctors removed a small tumor, taking a portion of the singer’s neck with it, altering his physical appearance. Prine thought he might never sing again. However, after a year and a half, he returned to performing, with a small show in Bristol, Tennessee. “The crowd was with me. Boy, were they with me,” he said. “And I think I shook everybody’s hand afterward. I knew right then and there that I could do it.”

The next decade brought Prine another Grammy for 2005’s Fair & Square. That year, Prine joined Ted Kooser, 13th Poet Laureate of the United States, becoming the first artist to read and play at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Prine saw his already formidable influence reach another generation of artists, including Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, and Kacey Musgraves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0EiV423j0M

In 2013, Prine was again sidelined briefly, diagnosed with a spot on his left lung. Six months after the cancer was removed, he was back on the road. Following Buntta’s 2015 death, Prine became sole owner and president of Oh Boy Records, which has also been home to recordings by Snider, Dan Reeder, R.B. Morris, and Heather Eatman, among others.

His last studio album, The Tree of Forgiveness, was released in April 2018, just six months after he was named the Americana Music Association’s Artist of the Year. Rolling Stone said the album had “all the qualities that have defined him as one of America’s greatest songwriters.”

Prine attended the Grammys in January, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The singer could be seen on television with his family, grinning and wearing sunglasses, as Bonnie Raitt sang “Angel From Montgomery.” Last year, Prine was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Onstage, he summed up why he chose a life as a songwriter: “I gotta say, there’s no better feeling than having a killer song in your pocket, and you’re the only one in the world who’s heard it.”
 

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I saw him and Steve Goodman in concert once about a year before Steve died.

Came out with a 6 pack of beer and when the beer was gone the concert was over.

Then they played tunes together.

It was a great concert.
 

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Another sad story. I'm sure a few of you follow Curiosity Inc. on youtube. Melissa's father Dave passed away.

They are very good people. This stream is kind of painful to watch.