Ronnie Montrose joined the Heart of Gold band after a long battle with prostrate cancer, and what an addition he is, I remember in 72 when Montrose hit the airwaves with this unknown singer and those awesome guitar riffs, he will be missed.
Davy Jones singer for the Monkees, amerika's answer to the beatles, the "cute" monkey. I remember back in 67, I was just a wee lad and was a big monkey fan, my older brother and I went to see the Monkees, I had no idea who Jimi Hendrix was, being but 13 I was one of those "Davy, Mickey screamers", but my brother had heard him and he was there to see Jimi, I wanted Davy. Then, I heard Hendrix and it was a life changing moment. I would never listen to surf music again.
Rest in Peace
Both gone before their time.
and sorry for your loss and your uncle's, jonapi.
true companion of my much loved Uncle, Anne Morgan passed away today from terminal cancer.
forever thoughtful and in tune with nature, it happened all too soon. thank God he was there in the hospital to guide her to the next realm.
all of us should be so lucky that we have a loved one at our side.
and that was a wonderful post, piper at the gates of dawn.
the trip is certainly long and strange. thanks for sharing your thoughts. they don't go unnoticed.
as i sit back sometimes. and i remember things. one of my memories is always with my great grandfather at his house as a kid. i remember loving to go to his house. grandma got sick with alzheimers and was in a home, and my grate grandfather was in poor health. i remember my mother let me take a week off school so i could go with him cuz he was a truck driver. unfortunately a few days later he passed away. but that was such a great week. i remember we left pa and went all around to the southern states. he had a cassette deck and shortly after the truck left the driveway, cigarette in his mouth, and my first cigarette lit, he told me to grab his tapecase marked gd. all we did is listen to his collection of grateful dead tapes. full shows and everything. i didnt take in alot of it at the time, but i do remember as we got back home, the last sentance from the stereo was what a long strange trip its been. i gave him a hug and told him i had so much fun. when he died in the hospital he was listening to that tape. and it was at the same spot it stopped in his truck as when his heart stopped. i didnt listen to the dead until i turned 19. now i understand it all. i miss him lots and hes always in my heart. when i get the money i wanna get the space your face locket necklace and put a picture of him in it as a way to me to keep him close to my heart physically.
that the world lost such an angelic voice.
Hope you're in a "Happy Land" now, Georgia. May your memory and music live on.
You shined so brightly. May the four winds blow you safely home. You sang like an Angel and wrote amazing songs with your BIG kind heart.
"Peter C. Michielini, 55, of Belleville, N.J., passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. From his early days as a national tour chef for Grateful Dead Productions, to the day of his
passing, Mr. Michielini had two passions in life, the preparation of exceptional cuisine,
and a ravenous desire to read everything. His friends will remember, "He made one hell of a bearnaise."
Sadly, Peter has passed on. I first met Pete when I was 16 and then went through Ramapo College in N.J. with him. Peter would come off the road with the band and tell me some great stories! I asked if he gets along with the band and the crew and he said;"Yeah, but they call us 'kitchen puke!!!". Peter was the "other catering people" that jumped into the canal in Florida to save the sick soul with a nail gun that wanted to ""see Jerry". The guy pointed the gun at Parish and the crew threw the guy in the canal. Pete, being trained as a lifeguard, naturally jumped in and saved him.This incident was chronicled in Gans' 'Playing in the Band' book. Peter was a great cook and one of the most intelligent people I've ever known. We all loved Pete and will miss him.
I would be remiss if I did not point out that the Warren Hellman memorial concert in SF, which could reasonably be characterized as a mini Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, will start streaming live in about an hour. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and more.