Discussion in 'The Pub' started by wilblee, Dec 8, 2016.
Aw, there goes another one. Saw ELP back in the '70's and what a show it was! Must have taken an awful lot of people and work to do a show of that magnitude!
RIP, lucky man...I loved your work!
No! Wow this is starting to really suck.
The big C gets another one...it has been a sh*tty year for the passing of many loved musicians...starting to feel like its a generational thing. I had a big prog rock phase..ELP was at the top...what a lucky man he was...
On a related note it's been 36 years since John Lennon was shot...he was only 40 at the time. Give peace a chance in your locality today...
OH NO!!!! Keith just passed! Greg was just mourning Keith! What?
This sucks, I guess it was bound to happen, but I hate to see the passing of the entire world I grew up in. These guys were the epitome of cool to me.
Life is not for the weak.
Another legend gone.
Man, I can remember being knee high to a grass hopper in the 70s and my far older brother scaring me with that eff'ing King Crimson album cover! A pioneering musician to be sure.
From Take a Pebble:
"Wear sadness on your shoulders like a worn-out overcoat
In pockets creased and tattered hang the rags of your hopes
The daybreak is your midnight, the colours have all died
Disturbing the waters of our lives,
Of our lives, of our lives, lives, lives, lives
Of our lives"
Live on through your music.
Jeez, this year. God rest him. Poor Carl, this must be tough on him. He's the only one left. Pictures at an Exhibition and Trilogy were cornerstones in my Prog history. I can't remember the name of the acoustic piece he does in the middle of 'Pictures', but it struck me early on. It'll get played tonite. He will be missed.
RIP. Not particularly looking forward to what 2017 has in store for us.
Been one hell of a year.
I saw ELP at Summer Jam in I think 71 or 72 at Ontario Motor Speedway. One of the most amazing shows I've ever seen. Still trying to wrap my head around a grand piano doing backflips. 20 ft in the air.
This typo on the BBC site cracked me up:
Man, 2016 can't end fast enough. Maybe 2017 will give sadness a break and cheer up the planet.
Unfortunately logic and math don't indicate that there will be any break from famous people leaving us in the coming years.
As a person who has reached "that age" as well, I'm quite aware of the fact that many of my contemporaries and those who came slightly before me will leave us in the coming years.
I'm also aware that I am in fact a contemporary of theirs as well.
There is a point at which one doesn't bemoan that fact, doesn't fear that fact, but rather just acknowledges that there is a large group of people who have noticed that the upper half of the hourglass appears to empty much faster as it approaches those last grains of sand.
I fear 2017 will be no better, but 2016 has taken soooo many of my faves, influences, etc.
I hope Keith and others were waiting to welcome him back to the show that never ends... Lots of talent in that show these days...