SONGS OF THE DEAR DEPARTED. Their music shall live forever...Lest we forget. Post your tribute here.
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.
Calling Major Tom...
TIM BUCKLEY (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975)
American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
"SONG TO THE SIREN"
RORY GALLAGHER (2 March 1948 - 14 June 1995)
Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
"A MILLION MILES AWAY"
"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"
"I'm taking my time / just moving along / Don't forget about me after I am gone"
Brad Delp (1951 - 2007)
Boston "Long Time"
"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"
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"
"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"
"All in all is all we are"
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
Nirvana "All Apologies"
"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"
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"
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
"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"
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
"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"
"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"
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
"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' "
Ricky Wilson (1953-1985), guitarist, B-52s.
His unique guitar playing shows beautifully in this song:
B-52s, "Rock Lobster"
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