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SONGS OF THE DEAR DEPARTED

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SONGS OF THE DEAR DEPARTED. Their music shall live forever...Lest we forget. Post your tribute here.
3 years ago, May 6th 2016 No: 1 Msg: #196403  
SONGS OF THE DEAR DEPARTED. Their music shall live forever...Lest we forget.

DAVID BOWIE (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)

English singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

"HEROES"



Calling Major Tom...

"SPACE ODDITY"

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3 years ago, May 6th 2016 No: 2 Msg: #196404  
TIM BUCKLEY (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

"SONG TO THE SIREN"


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3 years ago, May 6th 2016 No: 3 Msg: #196405  
RORY GALLAGHER (2 March 1948 - 14 June 1995)

Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.

"A MILLION MILES AWAY"

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3 years ago, May 7th 2016 No: 4 Msg: #196414  
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"You had the time / You had the power / You've yet to have your finest hour"
Freddy Mercury (1946 - 1991)

A group of critics rated this the best performance of the 1980s thanks to the incredible crowd response. Turn it up loud.
Queen at Live Aid, "Radio Ga Ga"
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3 years ago, May 7th 2016 No: 5 Msg: #196415  
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"I'm taking my time / just moving along / Don't forget about me after I am gone"
Brad Delp (1951 - 2007)

Boston "Long Time"
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3 years ago, May 7th 2016 No: 6 Msg: #196416  
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"Electric word life / It means forever and that's a mighty long time"
Prince Rogers Nelson (1951 - 2016)

Prince and the Revolution "Lets Go Crazy"

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3 years ago, May 7th 2016 No: 7 Msg: #196417  
Great selections Ezra...keep 'em comin'

ALLEN TOUSSAINT (14 January, 1938 - 10 November, 2015)

American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer,

"EVERYTHING I DO GONNA BE FUNKY"



Continuing the groove...

"ON YOUR WAY DOWN"





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3 years ago, May 7th 2016 No: 8 Msg: #196423  
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"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I don't mind. / Why should I be frightened of dying?"
Richard Wright (1943 - 2008), keyboardist, Pink Floyd.

His playing shows beautifully in this clip
Pink Floyd "The Great Gig in the Sky"
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3 years ago, May 9th 2016 No: 9 Msg: #196456  
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"All in all is all we are"
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Nirvana "All Apologies"
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3 years ago, May 9th 2016 No: 10 Msg: #196457  
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"Pick up my guitar and play / Just like yesterday / Then I'll get on my knees and pray / We won't get fooled again"
Keith Moon (1946-1978), drummer, The Who

His last recorded performance. Turn it up!
The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
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3 years ago, May 10th 2016 No: 11 Msg: #196486  
JOE COCKER, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014)

English singer and musician.

"YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL"



And in the early days, 1970

"WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS"

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3 years ago, May 15th 2016 No: 12 Msg: #196549  
The great...I repeat...the great

ALI FARKE TOURE (Born 31 October, 1939 at Timbuktu, Mali & Died 7 March 2006 at Bamako, Mali)

Been to his grave and had tea with his wife in Niafunke on the Niger River, and danced to his son Vieux Farka Toure playing at Timbuktu, Adelaide & Sydney

"AI DU" with BASSEKOU KOUYATE



ALI FARKA TOURE with BOUBACAR TRAORE

"DUNA MA YELEMA"



ALI FARKA TOURE with TOUMANI DIABATE

"DEBE"

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3 years ago, May 16th 2016 No: 13 Msg: #196560  
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"The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom, / And walked the night alone"
John Bonham (1948 - 1980), drummer, Led Zeppelin

Rare acoustic performance with John on sitar
Led Zeppelin, "Battle of Evermore"

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3 years ago, May 22nd 2016 No: 14 Msg: #196649  
JOHN LEE HOOKER (22 August, 1917 – 21 June, 2001)
American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

"BOOGIE CHILLUN" with Carlos Santana



ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER



And when he was young & kicking in the 1960s

BOOM BOOM

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3 years ago, May 23rd 2016 No: 15 Msg: #196659  
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"Oh well a touch of gray, kinda suits you anyway, / That's all I had to say, but it's alright"
Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

Grateful Dead, "Touch of Grey"

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3 years ago, May 23rd 2016 No: 16 Msg: #196660  
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"H-Oh, Someday girl I don't know when / We're gonna get to that place / Where we really wanna go / And we'll walk in the sun"
Clarence Clemons (1942-2011), saxophonist, the E Street Band.

His playing shows beautifully in this classic:
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band "Born to Run"
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3 years ago, May 31st 2016 No: 17 Msg: #196790  
RICHIE HAVENS (21 January 1941 to 22 April 2013)

American master of song that wowed them at Woodstock...and in quieter moments

"DOLPHINS" ... cause to me this captures his essence

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3 years ago, June 1st 2016 No: 18 Msg: #196791  
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"You Got To Be Startin' Somethin' "
Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)

At his best, an amazing performer live. Here's a taste:

Michael Jackson "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' "
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3 years ago, June 2nd 2016 No: 19 Msg: #196799  
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"Let's Rock!"
Ricky Wilson (1953-1985), guitarist, B-52s.

His unique guitar playing shows beautifully in this song:
B-52s, "Rock Lobster"
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34 months ago, November 1st 2016 No: 20 Msg: #198546  
ELVIS PRESLEY AKA THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL or simply THE KING

Born January 8, 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

A track that highlights his voice, good looks and charm

"WOODEN HEART"

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