just when life seems almost too unbearable, the rains come....
please take time out of your days ahead to offer healing, compassion, safe passage and guidance to one of the finest musicians who ever lived.
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage...
We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy".
R.I.P. T.V. journalist Mike Wallace. Had NO idea he was 93, just was such a household name in journalism for as long as I can remember.
For Angel and Athena
Dear friends gone but not forgotten.
Mercy and Lovingkindness for all
they knew and loved.
Scars this had left on me will be
there at my passing.
All my love now and forever to you both.
My sadness is conceivable to those that
understand it but immeasurable to all but
"Lay down and take your rest..."
"I love you oh but Jesus loves you...
a truly sad loss!
oh, thats absolutely heartbreaking.
that sound always spoke to my soul; the first time i heard his playing i felt like it was a part of me, the very fabric of my being.
about as far removed from the mountain plains and lonesome pine as i am, it connected with me. deeply.
rest in peace, Sir. sadly, sadly missed.
such a sweet sweet blend; a part of my heritage meets the North Carolinian blue grass foggy fellow
I may have first heard of him from watching "The Beverly Hillbillies," and I may have thought of bluegrass music as being corny at the time, but eventually I learned the errors of my early misconceptions. Another great one now playing in the Heart of Gold Band...
born 20 December 1953; died 9 March 2012.
lead singer with Radio Tarifa.
fantastic band that mixed spanish, arabic, north african and many styles inbetween. everyone should own Rumba Argelina.
James Wesley "Red" Holloway, saxophonist, born 31 May 1927; died 25 February 2012.
what a most incredible resume:
Yusef Lateef, Dexter Gordon, Willie Dixon, Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rushing, Arthur Prysock, Dakota Staton, Eddie Vinson, Wardell Gray, Sonny Rollins, Red Rodney, Lester Young, Joe Williams, Redd Foxx, B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Aretha Franklin, Sonny Stitt, Memphis Slim, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Etta James......
William Everett Strange.
Guitarist, arranger and songwriter, born 29 September 1930; died 22 February 2012.
Part of the astonishing Wrecking Crew.
Collaborated with Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Phil Spector, the Sinatra family, the Everly Brothers, Jan and Dean, Lee Hazlewood, Duane Eddy and Love. Good Lord Almighty....
Songwriter, born 19 December 1925; died 5 March 2012.
Composer, along with his younger brother Richard for some wonderful films as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Aristocats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as other Walt Disney productions.
Such effervescence in his songs; Mary Poppins alone would be a lifetime's achievement but the others too? simply sublime.