Musings, News

Dan Hicks is Gone

OK, this is too much. Twenty sixteen may see the demise of every musician I liked when I was young(er). In today’s SF Chronicle came the report that Dan Hicks has died. That may mean little to many of you, Hicks was mainly a West Coast act, LA and San Francisco. But he holds a distinctive spot in my musical memory. I may have always been somewhat of an old fogey. In my younger days,…

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Bad Year for 70’s Musicians

**UPDATE** I found some better videos of E-W-F in concert on Dailymotion. http://dai.ly/xwfrr Also, here is an excellent article on Maurice from NPR. 2016 is starting of poorly for musicians from the 60’s and 70’s.  So far we have seen the passing David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Paul Kantner. Today came news that Maurice White, founder of Earth Wind and Fire passed away. While I listened to music from all of these musicians, I liked…

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Bob and Ray

As if I needed further proof of my advancing age, Bob Elliot of the comedy team Bob and Ray passed away yesterday. Bob and Ray had a low key, deadpan approach to humor, that I found particularly appealing. My big brother, Ray, introduced me to them when I was a very young impressionable lad. I listened to their radio show (yes, I’m that old!), watched their short lived TV show, listened to their albums, and…

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