Pinetop Perkins RIP

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  2. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    You got that right, Doc.:( It's good to know he was still vital and performing to the very end of his long life. RIP.
  3. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    A sad day, indeed. He'll be missed. Rest in peace, Pinetop.
  4. MN_Bass


    Sep 21, 2008
    Bummer, RIP Pinetop
  5. RIP Pinetop,The Blues Community will forever be grateful for the Heart and Soul you gave us over the Long Wonderful Career you shared with us!!
  6. stayed in his shot gun shack on the old hopson plantation outside of clarksdale a few years back , it had a large mural painted of him at his piano inside the living room area. he was truely the last of the living ledgens, r.i.p. pinetop. i'm sure that heaven can use the boogie !
  7. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
  8. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    The man could play! RIP Pinetop.
  9. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP Pinetop.
  10. They don't make them like that anymore. But hope so.

    I saw him play in Halifax 1990. He seemed frail then, until he started playing, and playing. I recall he really stretched out his sets. Solid, professional and clear.

    It was an honour to see 'the real thing'.
    RIP Mr Perkins.
  11. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    May he rest in peace. Too many of the original Blues Greats are sadly
    gone. He certainly paid his dues and had a good long run.
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Terrible news!

    I'd quote George VI from "The King's Speech" but that kind of language isn't allowed here.