McKernan's nickname Pig Pen goes back (at least) to the days of the jug band with Garcia and Weir in 1964? 65?
did Snoopy's Charles Schultz rip it off from McKernan?
or did McKernan pay an homage to Snoopy??
or, does it have to do with the FreeMason's cipher???
Pigpen made his debut in the Peanuts comic strip on July 13, 1954 by the by....
the irony is that Ricky Scaggs was born on July 18, 1954....
Pig In A Pen. Composed by Grand Old Opry fiddler Arthur Smith, who recorded it with the Delmore Brothers in 1937....
anyways, does anybody know the origin of Mckernan's Pig Pen nick name??
"What's the point of calling shots, this cue ain't straight in line
Cue balls made of styrofoam and no-one's got the time"
wow I get to start this one. Wish I'd been around to hear Pigpen tearing it up on Hard to Handle' Good Lovin' and Lovelight etc. The R & B jams that those songs inspired were never the same after he'd gone. So wild and joyful. I amazed too when I first heard the 'The stranger (two souls in communion)'...a whole new angle on the man.
I love the shows too where you can actually hear him playing the organ...its so often inaudible. I have heard various theories..does anyone have a definitive answer?
Also does anyone have a complete list of all the songs he sang lead on ...please share it if you do.
how's that for starters.....on an TC has no topic yet..can you add him...I don't know much about him and would love to learn more