In 2014 one of most innovative blues/rock guitarist's to ever pick up the instrument , went on to His final resting place. A true native of the state of Texas , who influenced countless others, also with disregard for racial discrimination.Mr John Dawson Winter paved the way for more acceptability and appreciation for blues and it,s child Rock n Roll.I only had the honor of seeing Him perform live way back in 1980 at the Woolman Skating Rink in Central Park,N.Y.C.This show was a barn burner and He played a wide selection of classic tunes as well as real hidden gems from the His treasure chest of signature tunes.Never Mind Johnny B. Goode, Johnny Winter was always good for the preservation of soul,mind and spirit.May He forever Rest In Peace!
Just reading the New York times , so funny that commercial makes me think of Anthony my grandpa !
Also heard about the guy crushed in his car by that 17 storie crane in NYC , my heart gos out to all
Who LOST people ,may all of them REST IN PEACE ☀️
Today would of been my girl Gina's 46th birthday. Wish I had the chance to kiss your forehead one more time little one. God Bless you and you family. Forever a bright light in this crazy world in which we live. Much love
Chef and best dad I know Kurt Koerwitz is asking Family to help support his best friend and chef Mark Malars family of a beautiful caring Mom and 3 children. He was taken too soon from Pancreatic Cancer. So if you're a chef or deadhead or ever made a grilled cheese PLZ kick down a buck or two. TY! (~);-)
Well said Geomeister!! A very nice tribute to a great man and visionary.
Peace to all our friends out there.
Remembering Bill Graham...he passed from the earthly bonds on October 25, 1991, doing what he wanted to do...promote performers organize benefits and throw festivals.
According to Wikipedia, "Graham was killed in a helicopter crash west of Vallejo, California on October 25, 1991, while returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion. Graham had attended the event to discuss promoting a benefit concert for the victims of the 1991 Oakland firestorm"
I was working for BGP (Bill Graham Presents), catering at the show in the SF Bay Area the day he died, and what had started as a joyous gathering quickly transformed into a very sad afternoon and evening. We were shocked, floored, and all left shaking our heads at the loss...true to form, the shows "must go on" and that evening they did.
The GD had a series of four shows at the Oakland Coliseum two days later, and as I recall there was a large photo of Bill on a huge easel and black sash, complete with funeral wreath, stage right, silhouetted with a spotlight all evening all four days.
Over the five years I was affiliated with their organization, Bill would pop in just about every show. He always attended the GD shows, and made his rounds like he was at home. He would sometimes grab a taste of what was being served, look over the back stage setup, and sometimes even checked out the stockroom shelves we set up with all the show's foods, spices and accessories. He seemed to care about the little details and always said hi to the workers....especially his own friendly "security" staff, known universally as "The Bluecoats" for their distinctive powder blue vests.
You did good, Bill. Thanks for your life-long dedication to promoting live music. Rest in Peace, and long live the music you loved.
Always breaks my heart when someone posts here. as you know sisterearth your in my prayers for you and your 11:11
Almost Six months since we spoke. Since a lot of things, everything. You are loved madly, missed so badly,11:11 always... Forever... Each Universe, shine on you crazy diamond. Soon come. This life and longer. I do so miss your face.