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Old 09-04-2013, 23:00
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I was just thinking about Bernard Edwards.

"Just before the concert at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Edwards fell ill, but despite Rodgers' insistence, he refused to cancel the gig. He managed to perform but had to be helped at times. After the concert he retired to his hotel room where he was later found dead by Rodgers. The cause of death was ruled to be pneumonia."

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Old 09-04-2013, 23:03
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This one hit me hard

The Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Found Dead At 60
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Old 09-04-2013, 23:05
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Amy Winehouse first real musician of my life at least that i followed the rise then tragic demise of obviously troubled but equally brilliant thats the one for me that springs to mind.
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Old 09-04-2013, 23:34
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Ian Curtis's suicide is part of a tragic set of events and happened just before Joy Division were to tour the US.
You get a some sense of the bleakness from Anton Corbijn's film 'Control'. And, of course, the music remains immense.

'Avenues all lined with trees,
Picture me and then you start watching,
Watching forever, forever,
Watching love grow, forever,
Letting me know, forever.'

Ceremony, New Order
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Old 09-04-2013, 23:38
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Curtis was a big blow as I was just getting into Joy Division. Never saw him perform.
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Old 10-04-2013, 00:32
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Curtis was a big blow as I was just getting into Joy Division. Never saw him perform.
'The last true story of pop' as Pete Saville put it...until Amy?
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Old 10-04-2013, 00:43
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lana Del Rey better not die on us then..
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Old 10-04-2013, 00:47
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Although I was far too young to remember him when he was alive, Jeff Buckley's death is one that always gets me. It was such a tragic, and yet mysteriously intriguing one. It really is a huge loss for the music industry that we only got one completely finished album from him.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:58
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I was just thinking about Bernard Edwards.

"Just before the concert at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Edwards fell ill, but despite Rodgers' insistence, he refused to cancel the gig. He managed to perform but had to be helped at times. After the concert he retired to his hotel room where he was later found dead by Rodgers. The cause of death was ruled to be pneumonia."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1APFyc_QtQ
Yes, definitely Bernard Edwards.


Also Wardell Gray, Johnny Ace, Jackie Wilson, Ivie Anderson, Hasil Adkins, Doreen Waddell of Soul II Soul, too many to name.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:03
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Joe Strummer - the passing of my youth
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:12
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Kurt Cobain - the voice of a generation
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:26
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I still feel very teary about my lovely Amy Winehouse. Her death really hit and still does now.

Also, Whitney. Lovely Whitney. Oh i listen to her music now and I don't feel sad. I feel happy she gave us so many decades of so many hits. Her death was a shock and it is a shame she never got a chance to have a huge comeback to remind us what a tour de force she was and still is.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:24
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Michael Jackson
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:28
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jeff Healy
John Lennon
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:31
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I was sad when Aaliyah died in a plane crash - not only because I liked her music and I started to notice her, but because she was so young and had whole life ahead of her.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:33
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Buddy Holly
Very young but had time to create a vast body of work
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:33
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Janis Joplin
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
Amy Winehouse
Kurt Cobain
John Lennon
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:35
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Sam Cooke
One of the greatest soul voices - who knows what he may have achieved?
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:52
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John Lennons was the most shocking for me, because of who he was, and how he died.

Paul Kossoff was a drawn out tragic loss too. A fantastic guitarist who lost his way to drugs.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:54
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Karen Carpenter & Lena Zavaroni after their battles with anorexia.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:57
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Keith Moon as he seemed indestructible but sadly wasn't.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:08
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Freddie Mercury stills cuts deep with me.
A massive loss.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:07
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Lisa left eye lopez is another one, cut down in her prime
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:09
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:13
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Also, Whitney. Lovely Whitney. Oh i listen to her music now and I don't feel sad. I feel happy she gave us so many decades of so many hits. Her death was a shock and it is a shame she never got a chance to have a huge comeback to remind us what a tour de force she was and still is.
She did have a chance, and she blew it. Have you not seen the YouTube videos of her live shows in the years before her death. She lost it, and was never going to get it back.

The three that shocked me the most were Aaliyah, Lisa Left Eye (both far too young), and MJ.
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