Or the next phase
The soul has a way
Of repeating itself
In an interesting way
“Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you.” <---I used to hear this quote many a time. Now I use it too! Most of his life was truly charmed. How many can say that?
Sidebar: He was not related to Warren Buffett as many, me included, had been lead to believe.
Ever since I first became aware, of Jimmy, These few words, of his, have impressed me.
"Some people claim that there's a woman, to blame
But I know it's my own damn fault"
RIP Thoughtful Jimmy
He's in Paradise now.....
Yep. Definitely Waay too young.
He will be missed.
" Waay too young, K2 ~ what a life he had " .. !
Wastin' away in that great Margaritaville in the sky...
Legendary musician Jimmy Buffett dead at 76
By Nika Shakhnazarova September 2, 2023 3:20am Updated
(Rest in peace, Sir. Your music was enjoyed by many. Lots of pictures at the link.)
Jimmy Buffett, the legendary musician and songwriter, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Friday.
He was 76 years old.
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs,” the tropical rocker’s loved ones said in a statement on Instagram. “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
The “Margaritaville” singer’s death was announced on social media just months after he was forced to pull the plug on several of his shows following a series of hospitalizations.
Speaking to fans in May, Buffett said he had to “address some issues that needed immediate attention,” before playfully adding, “Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you.”
“I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup,” he said at the time. “You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe-headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.”
“Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’ Love to all,” he concluded his May 18 post.
Months later, the iconic singer surprised lucky fans in Portsmouth, RI, with an impromptu performance at a local bar.
Buffett, whose hits include “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” and “Trip Around the Sun,” earned his stripes as one of the most captivating names in music with a career that spanned 60 years.
Prior to his death, Buffett was gearing up for the release of his new album, “Songs You Don’t Know by Heart.”
His glittering career, which saw him release over 50 albums, boasts a myriad of top hits from the 1970s and 1980s, including the chart-topping tracks “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”
A majority of his albums have won him gold, platinum, or multi-platinum plaques, and his success translated seamlessly into sold out shows and tours across the globe.
While he never won a Grammy — despite being nominated twice — Buffett scooped several Country Music Association awards and was even inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Born on Christmas Day in 1946 in Pascagoula, Miss., the rocker grew up in Alabama where he became an avid fourth-generation sailor.
He later put his love for sailing on the back burner as he began to shift his focus to music.
In addition to his impressive discography, Buffett leaves behind his eye-watering $1 billion fortune.
The singer was established as a billionaire by Forbes earlier this year after his several business ventures propelled him to earn his spot as one of the richest musicians.
His impressive $180 million stake in Margaritaville, his popular chain restaurant that launched in 1985, as well as an estimated $570 million from touring and recording, all contributed to his staggering net worth.
The singer leaves behind his $140 million portfolio of planes and mansions, as well as his music catalog valued at $50 million.
“If you’re an artist, if you want to have control of your life… then you gotta be a businessman, like it or not,” he told Forbes in 1994. “So the businessman evolved out of being an artist.”
When he wasn’t on stage, Buffett released several books — including children’s books alongside his daughter Savannah.
He occasionally dabbled as an actor, where he played a handful of small roles or played himself. Buffett’s final acting credit was when he appeared on the hit CBS show “Blue Bloods” in 2022.
Buffett leaves behind his wife, Jane Slagsvol, whom he’s been married to since 1977, as well as his three children: Savannah, Sarah Delaney, and Cameron.
Holy crap! He out karatied Pat on that!
I will forever remember Pat coming out of the dugout and trying to karate kick Randy Myers. LOL
I went to one Phillies game as a kid, the neighbors took me. I saw Williw Mays absolutely crush Pat with a vicious slide at home plate. Never forget it...needless to say that was NOT allowed in our Little League !
Joe the Plumber,’ Political Activist and Media Sensation, Dead at 49 >
Bob's exuberance was something special.
REAKING: Bob Barker, the longtime host of the gameshow "The Price is Right," has died at the age of 99, according to reports. Barker, a staunch animal rights activist, retired from hosting "The Price is Right" after 50 years on TV in 2007. https://bit.ly/45s1AjE
" Wow ... soo young ...
The conversation is in honor of Robbie Robertson and his peers.
Although they're dying off, the music lives on...
as do the memories of the joy we felt when seeing and hearing them perform.
Take care, Kind Sir. Keep breathing. <g>
"The best thing about the Youth Generation is our music."
I was born again, musically, in 1970. I was on a job, in Billings, MT. I was batching. One morning, I was listening to the radio and heard Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, doing "Somethings Burn'n"
I kept the radio, on that station and opened up my head to "The Youth Generation " music.
Lake Charles was a great venue. Very small auditorium. Saw Kenny Rogers, The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Crem.
Sorry about the Off Topic. I did keep it on music.
Great shot! Thanks, possh. Perfect tribute.
Lake Charles LA would have been a very cool venue.
Cripple Creek cracks me up, too.
Saw them in Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor the winter of 1970.
They are the only band I've ever heard who sounded better live than recorded.
The organ intro to Chest Fever gave me chills.
The Big Pink album version just doesn't have the same power.
The best thing about the Youth Generation is our music.
Hello K Lady, I smile every time I hear this, from Up On Cripple Creek
----She mends me, she defends me--a drunkard's dream if I ever did see one!
I saw The Band, years ago, in Lake Charles, LA
Robbie Robertson, The Band co-founder and guitarist, dead at 80
By Erin Keller August 9, 2023 5:16pm Updated
(We lost another one. Rest in peace, Mr. Robertson. Your music was/is wonderful.
There are a lot more pictures at the link.)
(L-R) Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson of The Band pose for a group portrait in London in 1971.
Robbie Robertson, the guitarist-songwriter-singer who lead the Canadian-American 1970s rock group The Band, has died. He was 80.
Robertson’s longtime manager, Jared Levine, confirmed his death to The Post on Wednesday, saying Robertson died in Los Angeles after a long illness.
“Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny,” Levine said in a statement.
“He is also survived by his grandchildren Angelica, Donovan, Dominic, Gabriel, and Seraphina. Robertson recently completed his fourteenth film music project with frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Six Nations of the Grand River to support the building of their new cultural center.”
Born Jaime Royal Robertson on July 5, 1943, Robertson had roots in the Mohawk community at the Six Nations Reserve outside of Toronto and the Jewish enclave of the city’s downtown.
At age 10, he began playing guitar, and in 1960 at the age of 16, he joined drummer Levon Helm in the Hawks, the backing band for rockabilly star Ronnie Hawkins.
The Hawks went on to play with Bob Dylan on his legendary “Going Electric” tours in 1965 and 1966. Moving to Woodstock in 1967, Robertson and his bandmates recorded the seminal “basement tapes” with Dylan before changing their name to The Band and releasing the groundbreaking “Music from Big Pink” album in 1968.
Robertson was known for writing some of the group’s classic songs, including “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Shape I’m In,” and “It Makes No Difference.”
By 1978, Robertson claimed every member of The Band was struggling with drugs and/or alcohol, so he made the decision that the group would be done touring, which led to its demise.
“Our musical ability was disappearing before my eyes,” he told The Week in 2015. “You’re in a place and it’s on fire and you say, ‘I’ve got to get out of here.’”
Robertson was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (1989) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) as a member of The Band.
He also joined Canada’s Walk of Fame as a solo act in 2003 and with The Band in 2014.
In 2019, Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.
Robertson and Scorsese became collaborators after the famed director captured The Band’s farewell concert in 1976 for “The Last Waltz.”
Starting in 1980, Robertson scored many of Scorsese’s films, including “Raging Bull,” “The King of Comedy,” “The Color of Money,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Silence,” “The Irishman,” and “Killers of The Flower Moon.”
Robertson released his solo album in 1987 and would go on to release five more albums. His solo hits include “Somewhere Down the Crazy River,” “Shine Your Light,” and “Broken Arrow.”
In 2016, Robertson released his memoir “Testimony,” which was made into the 2019 documentary film “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson And The Band.”
At the time of his death, Robertson was writing his follow-up memoir and had just finished scoring Scorsese’s “Killers of The Flower Moon” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, which is due out Oct. 6.
Covid overwhelmingly. Off you go crackpot
Well, it's not. Number is BS. Pre 2019 same number happened. A low number. not this BS 2000 the nut jobs throw out.
Yes, the 20th Century Men (and women) are fading.
YW. Sad, yes. And another reminder about how long in the tooth we're getting.
Thanks for posting this. Another one gone. Sad.
" Thank you, K2 ~ 'n Good Morning " .. !!
John Gosling, The Kinks keyboardist, dead at 75
By Tracy Wright , Fox News August 7, 2023 12:35am Updated
Keyboardist John Gosling for the rock band The Kinks has died at age 75.
John Gosling, a keyboardist for The Kinks, died on Friday. He was 75.
Members of the legendary British rock group paid tribute to the piano player on social media following his death.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of John Gosling. We are sending our condolences to John’s wife and family,” the band wrote alongside a black-and-white video of Gosling.
Ray Davies, a founding member of the group, shared, “Condolences to his wife Theresa and family. Rest in Peace dearest John.”
Lead guitarist Dave Davies wrote, “I’m dismayed deeply upset by John Gosling’s passing. He has been a friend and important contributor to the Kinks music during his time with us. Deepest sympathies to his wife and family. I will hold deep affection and love for him in my heart always. Great musician and a great man.”
Mick Avory, the band’s longtime drummer, shared online, “Today we lost a dear friend and colleague, he was a great musician and had a fantastic sense of humour… which made him popular member of the band, he leaves us with some happy memories. God Bless him….”
Gosling was classically trained as an organist and a pianist.
He joined the band in 1970, and his audition was the recording session for “Lola.”
He performed on 10 albums throughout eight years with the influential rock group, including “Muswell Hillbillies” and “Everybody’s in Show-Biz.”
Gosling left The Kinks in 1978 and later became a founding member of the Kast Off Kinks in 1994.
Gosling, who was known as “John the Baptist,” performed with Avory, Jim Rodford and John Dalton until his retirement in 2008.
In an interview shared on Kast off Kinks, Gosling was asked how he thought his life would develop had he not joined The Kinks in the ’70s.
Gosling responded, “No idea- but music would have always occupied a major part of it I’m sure. Or I might have just become a unicorn exterminator.”