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We bid you goodnight.

Theres a couple people that recently passed away, nonheads but I people Ive known for a long time none the less. They were kind souls for sure.

Tracy Farrow and Maxine Uhrig. R.I.P. You'll be sorely missed by all that knew you. It will make the circle smaller and our heart of hearts will hurt for many moons to come.

P.S. I still miss Jerry too. I think about him every year in August since 1995.

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well that sucks

Noel is gone too. Sorry I don't get the latest on all things. But didn't realize he was the last. Are you experienced was my first album ever. Used to make my own are you experienced tye dyes hand stenciled ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? on them.

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thank you Mitch R.I.P.

I just saw him play last week, wasn't a strong player, but he was very happy to be playing for us and playing the amazing songs he played with Jimi.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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R.I.P. Mitch Mitchell

http://www.pollstar.com/news/viewnews.pl?NewsID=11816

Mitch passed away: he's the last of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience. I'll spin a little Spanish Castle Magic in his memory this evening!!

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Freak Out - We're Only in It For The Money

"Hi boys and girls, I'm Jimmy Carl Black, I'm the Indian of the group."

Rest in Peace Jimmy Carl Black, one of the founders of the Mothers of Invention.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx/?news=338145&GT1=28102

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Yeah

I was sorry to hear of Hal Kant's passing. I was lucky enough to interview him for a story a couple years ago; very interesting guy.

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Sleep Well Hal!

Can't believe the only mention of Hal Kant's passing was on GDTS Too. For those whos don't know, he was the Dead's lawyer for years. Probably made some good deals for them and more than likely saved Jerry from jail time. Sleep well out friend!

..even a blind man knows when the sun is shinin'...you can feel it!..

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Fare Thee Well

peace through music
Merl was born on Valentine's Day. A day about Love and man did he spread the Love thru his love of music. It was always a dancin' good time whenever he was jammin' at a show. Surly gonna miss that big grin...."Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile.....'cause he's gone."

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oh no!

so sad! fire up! peace4U merl, jam on!!

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And we will always be eternally grateful to Merl, for

many reasons especially because after Garcia's diabetic coma in 1986 and Jerry's resulting loss of some of his ability to play guitar due to his impaired basic motor skills, Merl Saunders was the one that spent hours each day with the Jerry. Merl helped him 'relearn' guitar by running scales, jamming with him, and working Jerry out on with their familar jazz standards to help 'reconnect' Jerry's synapses and to get Garcia back into 'playin in the band".

I caught Merl's a couple shows and he was nothing less that delightful and he looked like he was having more fun than we all were dancing at his gig. A true artist.

Fare thee well, Merl, and thanks for everything.

The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.

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