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The Legends are Leaving Us

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Helix, Mar 20, 2017.


  1. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    The Legends are Leaving Us

    Unfortunately the Legends are leaving us

    We're getting to the age were some of the Greats are going away

    Some of the people that made music great, are know longer here, or won't be here much longer here

    Chuck
    Bowie
    Jackson
    To many to list

    Man I'll really miss those guys....
     
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Yup. People die. It sucks.
     
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  3. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Death ain't so bad.....Nice long kip......:sleep:

    As long as the dying don't hurt too much....:nailbiting::dead:
     
  4. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    we'll all get there soon enough but it sure seems like people are dying at younger ages than they should...many in their 60's. I've lost a few friends who passed right around their 60th year, plus the various celebs that passed early in life.
    Seems like that shouldn't be happening with the medical technology we have today. But some illnesses just cannot be overcome.
     
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  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    You say it like it's a new and bad thing. Geniuses have been dying for ever, leaving room for others. Life is precious because it's short.
    It's a better idea to think of all the geniuses who were born today or are yet to be born.
     
  6. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    Yep....one of these days all we'll have left is.....well I don't want to say.....but the guys who made music great will be gone
     
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  7. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    Their music doesn't stop being great once they're gone. There is no expiration date on art.
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Are we talking about Monteverdi and Bach? They've been dead for a while and their music still gets played.
     
  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    The Mozart thing really tore me up. But seriously, as long as talented people get a venue and leave something, anything, great behind, we all benefit. It may not be volumes, but quality over quantity. All artists run out of ideas.
     
  10. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    I hear you my friend......but when Paul McCartney or Jimmy Page passes.....it will be a sad day
    ..
     
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  11. arbiterusa

    arbiterusa

    Sep 24, 2015
    pros not bros
    Look at it this way: they're making room. You could be next for success!
     
  12. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    No one gets out alive.
     
  13. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Hillsdale, Portland
    Baby boomers like Bowie and Prince were members of a large portion of the population. Our parents hooked up after WWII and so we represent a substantial portion of the pop world wide. The boomers are just entering the fall off age brackets where mortality increases.

    Doesn't make it any easier to witness. Being an senior, retired and looking at my 67th bday coming up I am looking at the last 20 years of my life, probably, and trying to get in all the licks and kicks I can but the cabs are getting heavier and my knees ache.
     
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  14. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth

    Jan 2, 2015
    heart of darkness
    Their legacy lives on!
    I listen to the Ramones & Motorhead every day.
     
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  15. Jerry Garcia and Frank Zappa died in 1995 and 1993, respectively. Without trying to be rude, Jimmy and Paul have probably done a tenth of what Frank and Jerry would've done over these past 25 years. Though I agree, never nice for greats to have played their last note.
     
  16. Yes, and they will continue to do so. However, on the bright side, new legends are being born everyday . . .
     
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  17. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    We're entering into a period when many of those groundbreakers and huge names in the entertainment industry will be checking out.

    Something to be said for those who made their mark in music, film, television and sports in the 60s, 70s and 80s as that truly was a golden time for our country... a whole lotta good came out of that period. Glad I was around for it.

    Today's young folks are stuck with the notion that Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and The Kardashians are something special. Tsk tsk...
     
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  18. tr4252

    tr4252

    May 27, 2013
    Kind of a backhanded bit of consolation here, but the worthless no-talent hacks are dying off as well.

    More nonsense from my personal tilted perspective; Keith Richards must've died years ago, but he is still hanging in there.

    Tom
     
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  19. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Low84-
    ...just today, I turned two young folks (30s) onto "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, Buckethead (Col. Claypool yadda), & The Screaming Headless Torsos Live In NYC.
    They were blown away.
     
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  20. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Yep, makes room for new ones.