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RIP: Spirit Drummer Ed Cassidy

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Orangeclawhamme, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Orangeclawhamme

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    RIP

    Was just thinking of him and this band a couple of days ago. Real trend setters.
  3. Arranger

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    "Nature's Way" is bitter and sweet. Such marvelous contributions Spirit has made to modern music.

    RIP
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    My drummer and I were just discussing him last month about how good he was and that he was still playing and rocking out even in his late 80s. R.I.P. Ed.
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    RIP Ed. I didn't realize he was older than my dad. I can't see my dad playing in a rock band in the 60's and 70's.
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    Anyone who thinks it's too late should read up on Ed Cassidy. He was 20 years older than his band mates, and Randy California's stepfather. He outlived his stepson by 15 years, formed bands and played with some internationally famous musicians before and during Spirit, and even dabbled in acting.

    RIP Ed, you're an inspiration.
  7. Orangeclawhamme

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    Not to hi-jack my own thread, but having taken up bass at 55 1/2 years of age, my biggest pet peeve on this board are post from people who think they might be too old to get started on bass. Maybe I wouldn't take up pole vaulting at this age, but making music is for everybody.

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