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RE: OT: David (BOWIE)/ Glen Frey (Eagles) dead
I'm watching the Grammys and I was floored by Lady Gaga's tribute to Bowie. Now they just did a tribute to B.B. King that was great too. But I was underwhelmed by the Eagles and Jackson Browne paying tribute to Glenn Frey (even if Bernie Leadon returning for their rendition of Take It Easy was a big bonus).

And on Grammy Day, another one dies way too early as Vanity, sex symbol of the early 1980's and Prince's lead lady for awhile, dies at age 57.
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(02-15-2016 10:55 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I'm watching the Grammys and I was floored by Lady Gaga's tribute to Bowie. Now they just did a tribute to B.B. King that was great too. But I was underwhelmed by the Eagles and Jackson Browne paying tribute to Glenn Frey (even if Bernie Leadon returning for their rendition of Take It Easy was a big bonus).

And on Grammy Day, another one dies way too early as Vanity, sex symbol of the early 1980's and Prince's lead lady for awhile, dies at age 57.

Agreed. Bernie Leadon was a great addition back, but Jackson Browne was really struggling to belt the vocals out, IMO.
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(02-15-2016 10:55 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I'm watching the Grammys and I was floored by Lady Gaga's tribute to Bowie. Now they just did a tribute to B.B. King that was great too. But I was underwhelmed by the Eagles and Jackson Browne paying tribute to Glenn Frey (even if Bernie Leadon returning for their rendition of Take It Easy was a big bonus).

And on Grammy Day, another one dies way too early as Vanity, sex symbol of the early 1980's and Prince's lead lady for awhile, dies at age 57.

I had a different reaction. I recorded the show just to see the Bowie tribute. I was underwhelmed. I think Lady Gaga is incredibly talented but this struck me more as a cruise show act. Didn't find anything especially touching about the tribute and honestly her vocals didn't wow me (which is surprising given the quality of her voice). I think she would have been better served to perform one of his songs to completion and leave it at that.
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(02-16-2016 09:36 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  
(02-15-2016 10:55 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  I'm watching the Grammys and I was floored by Lady Gaga's tribute to Bowie. Now they just did a tribute to B.B. King that was great too. But I was underwhelmed by the Eagles and Jackson Browne paying tribute to Glenn Frey (even if Bernie Leadon returning for their rendition of Take It Easy was a big bonus).

And on Grammy Day, another one dies way too early as Vanity, sex symbol of the early 1980's and Prince's lead lady for awhile, dies at age 57.

Agreed. Bernie Leadon was a great addition back, but Jackson Browne was really struggling to belt the vocals out, IMO.

I think the 'struggling' you saw was the genuine emotion he was feeling and possibly reliving singing a song that he and Frey wrote together about 45 years ago.
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George Martin (the '5th Beatle') passes at age 90. Maybe the 2nd most important record producer ever (behind Phil Spectre?). Maybe 3rd behind those two and Quincy Jones?
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(03-09-2016 12:48 AM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  George Martin (the '5th Beatle') passes at age 90. Maybe the 2nd most important record producer ever (behind Phil Spector). Maybe 3rd behind those two and Quincy Jones?

FIFY

Also, it would be difficult to ignore Jeff Lynne (and for the younger generation, Dr. Dre).
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Came in and went out on April 6. Nice symmetry. Age 79. See ya, Merle:

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He told Johnny Cash he remembered him from his concert at San Quentin.
Cash said he didn't remember him performing.
"No, I was in the front row."
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(04-07-2016 10:24 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Came in and went out on April 6. Nice symmetry. Age 79. See ya, Merle:

Artist: Merle Haggard
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September 29, 1969 Capitol Records





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Album: Ramblin' Fever
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May 30, 1977 MCA Records




RIP - many great memories with one of his 8-tracks in my Z28...
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Merle and Pearl parties at WRC. Drove the rockers crazy
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So sad. Rest in peace, Merle.
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Does not Compute....

Prince dead

The Associated Press has confirmed that iconic musician Prince has died at his Paisley Park studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Yahoo News is following the latest developments and reaction in the live blog in the link.


Unbelievable.



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Wow.

There had been reports circulating around Prince's health for days but nothing that seemed that serious.

Awful.
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Prince has, what is, quite possibly one of the best guitar solos of all time.

Being a millennial, I didn't have much exposure to Prince growing up and the only parts about him I knew were the eccentricities of his behavior. But when I saw this video, a video of him absolutely slaying at the 2004 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction, it was the first time I took Prince seriously as a musician and I tried to learn more about him. He was a true icon and a fantastic guitar player.



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+1. You have to wait for the end for the really good stuff from Prince.



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Prince has, what is, quite possibly one of the best guitar solos of all time.

Being a millennial, I didn't have much exposure to Prince growing up and the only parts about him I knew were the eccentricities of his behavior. But when I saw this video, a video of him absolutely slaying at the 2004 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction, it was the first time I took Prince seriously as a musician and I tried to learn more about him. He was a true icon and a fantastic guitar player.




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Can we move this to the Quad? It seems better suited there...
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(04-21-2016 03:10 PM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  Prince has, what is, quite possibly one of the best guitar solos of all time.

Being a millennial, I didn't have much exposure to Prince growing up and the only parts about him I knew were the eccentricities of his behavior. But when I saw this video, a video of him absolutely slaying at the 2004 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction, it was the first time I took Prince seriously as a musician and I tried to learn more about him. He was a true icon and a fantastic guitar player.



(04-21-2016 04:21 PM)ranfin Wrote:  +1. You have to wait for the end for the really good stuff from Prince.

FWIW, Prince starts playing at 3:30 of this 6:15 video.
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I told my 12 year old daughter Prince died today and she didn't know who he was :(

However some of her cooler friends are doing musically (an app where you make karaoke videos to songs basically) tributes to him and now she's listening to some of his songs. She says they're 'okay'.

I told her I was her same age when Elvis Presley died and didn't really appreciate his music back then but I grew to like it as I grew older.
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Seeing all the rains that Houston recently got, maybe ya'll can relate:

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour |
Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL Documentary

A tribute to a legend that has passed too soon, take a look back at Prince's iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm.

Setlist included: "We Will Rock You", "Let's Go Crazy", "Baby I'm a Star", "Proud Mary", "All Along the Watchtower", "Best of You", and "Purple Rain"





Prince had influence on world of sports, too
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Prince's death was felt across the globe Thursday, including in the realm of sports.

The pop superstar was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

Shortly after the news came out, the Golden State Warriors played Prince classics at shootaround in preparation for Thursday night's playoff game against the Houston Rockets. Prince had appeared at a Warriors game March 3.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry initiated the playing of Prince on the stadium speakers. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala also contributed to choosing the songs "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry" and "Raspberry Beret."

The Los Angeles Clippers also played Prince's music during their off day practice on Thursday.

But it was Prince's ties to football that really resonate. In 2015, Billboard magazine proclaimed Prince's 2007 halftime show at Dolphins Stadium the greatest performance in the history of the event. Undeterred by a driving rain, Prince played the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Proud Mary," Jimi Hendrix's iconic version of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and his own hits, "Let's Go Crazy" and "1999." The climax was his performance of "Purple Rain" as showers created the perfect stage for his unique flair for the dramatic.

Prince penned 'Purple and Gold' fight song for Vikings in 2010

In 2010, Prince recorded a fight song for the Vikings, after what turned out to be the last playoff game the legend's hometown team would win in his lifetime.

From 2010: Carlos Boozer once rented his Beverly Hills house to Prince. The music legend put his "Purple Rain" stamp on it, and Boozer later said of Prince: 'He knows how to live."

The death of musical icon Prince resonated throughout the sports world.

Prince was also a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, even penning a song for the team.

"Praise every voice and let it be known, in the name of the purple and gold," the song begins. "We come in the name of the purple and gold, all of the odds are in our favor ... long live the purple and gold!"

The Vikings issued a statement on Thursday.

"Like the rest of the world, we are shocked and saddened today by Prince's death," it reads. "As one of the most influential music icons, Prince was an incredible representative of Minnesota who helped put Minneapolis-St. Paul on the map. He was a brilliant performer and a better person. We will forever be proud and grateful that he considered himself a Vikings fan. Our thoughts and prayers are with Prince's family at this time."

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder said Thursday that he was named after the music star.

"My parents liked him, so I kind of liked him," Fielder said, according to The Dallas Morning News. "It's kind of weird when an icon dies, but I never really felt more of a connection to him."

Reaction to Prince's death came from many sports. NBA commissioner Adam Silver weighed in.

"I want to note Prince's passing," he said in a statement. "I crossed paths with him many times during my NBA tenure. ... After the All-Star game in Minneapolis he hosted a legendary late-night party that people still talk about. ... On behalf of the NBA family I want to say how sorry we are for his family and his millions of fans."

The Minnesota Twins tweeted about the star:

Fitting that it's raining in Minneapolis today. pic.twitter.com/s5KFurDhHi

— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 21, 2016

Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor said: "Prince represented Minnesota with grace, passion and a hunger for helping others. Over the years be became a huge Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx fan, attending numerous games and even treating our Lynx players and staff with a private concert at Paisley Park after winning the WNBA Championship this past fall. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy, especially the Prince family."

Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, who grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, tweeted:

I am shocked to hear about the passing of a Prince. A fellow Minnesotan whose music impacted me for years. No more words for now...

— Dave Winfield (@DaveWinfieldHOF) April 21, 2016

The man born Prince Rogers Nelson stood just 5-foot-2 and seemed to summon the most original and compelling sounds at will, whether playing guitar in a flamboyant style that openly drew upon Hendrix, switching his vocals from a nasally scream to an erotic falsetto or turning out album after album of stunningly original material. Among his other notable releases: "Sign O' the Times,'' "Graffiti Bridge'' and "The Black Album.'' He was also fiercely protective of his independence, battling his record company over control of his material and even his name. Prince once wrote "slave'' on his face in protest of not owning his work and famously battled and then departed his label, Warner Bros., before returning a few years ago.

"What's happening now is the position that I've always wanted to be in,'' Prince told The Associated Press in 2014. "I was just trying to get here.''

In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame, which hailed him as a musical and social trailblazer.

"He rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis of black funk and white rock that served as a blueprint for cutting-edge music in the Eighties,'' reads the Hall's dedication. "Prince made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone. From the beginning, Prince and his music were androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative.''
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Lonnie Mack passed yesterday
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