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  GONE TOO SOON !
by Tom Hyland
Monday, October 01, 2012
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"C'mon Baby, Let The Good Times Roll..."

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Gone To Graveyards, Every One..."

"Rock n' Roll Is Here To Stay...
It Will Never Die!"

Just a brief Tribute to a few Fine Artists ...






GONE TOO SOON


© - Tom Hyland - 9/29/12


When the News came this week that ...
ANDY WILLIAMS had just died at Age 84 ...
My feeble mind started wandering into the Past ...

Names and Songs of other Great Singers popped into my head ...

While the following List is by no means All-Inclusive ...
These were some Favorites of mine ...

After GOOGLING each on my ANDROID ‘Smart-Phone’ ...
I ordered the list by YEAR of DEATH ...


February 3rd, 1959, Clear Lake ...
“THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED” ...
As Immortalized in Don McLean’s Magnum Opus of 1971 ...
“American Pie”

I was 18 at the time of the Airplane Crash ...
And ... DEVASTATED!


RITCHIE VALENS - 1941 - 1959 ... 17.
“La Bamba”

BUDDY HOLLY - 1936 - 1959 ... 22.
“Peggy Sue”

JILES PERRY “J.P.” RICHARDSON, JR.
‘THE BIG BOPPER’ - 1930 - 1959 ... 28.
“Chantilly Lace”


Subsequent Deaths of Note:



PATSY CLINE - 1932 - 1963 ... 30
“Crazy”

NAT ‘KING’ COLE - 1919 - 1965 ... 45.
“The Christmas Song”

JANIS JOPLIN - 1943 - 1970 ... 37.
“Mercedes Benz”

JIM MORRISON - 1943 - 1971 ... 27.
“Hello, I Love You”

BOBBY DARIN - 1936 - 1973 ... 37.
“Mack The Knife”

MAMA CASS ELLIOT - 1941 - 1974 ... 33.
“Dream A Little Dream of Me”

ELVIS PRESLEY - 1935 - 1977 ... 44.
“Heartbreak Hotel”

JOHN LENNON - 1940 - 1980 ... 40.
“Imagine”

BOB MARLEY - 1945 - 1981 ... 36.
“I Shot The Sheriff”

RICKY NELSON - 1940 - 1985 ... 45.
“Garden Party”

DEAN MARTIN - 1917 - 1995 ... 78.
“That’s Amore”

FRANK SINATRA - 1915 - 1998 ... 82.
“I Love New York”

SONNY BONO - 1935 - 1998 ... 63.
“I Got You Babe”

PERRY COMO - 1912 - 2001 ... 89.
“Magic Moments”

MICHAEL JACKSON - 1958 - 2009 ... 50.
“Thriller”

TEENA MARIE - 1956 - 2010 ... 54.
“Ooh, La la”

AMY WINEHOUSE - 1983 - 2011 ... 27.
“You Know I’m No Good”

WHITNEY HOUSTON - 1963 - 2012 ... 48.
“I Will Always Love You”

ANDY WILLIAMS - 1927 - 2012 ... 84.
“Moon River”


That’s only 22 Singers Listed ...
And only 1 Song Title for Each ...
But ... They Each Had Many More ‘HITS’ ...


AND THEY ARE ALL SORELY MISSED!


© - TKH.




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/27/2012
Points well made, Tom; and certainly got me remembering and thinking. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/2/2012
To paraphrase a phrase, “All the good singers die young.” Except for a few on that list of greats. Lots of memories.

Ron
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 10/1/2012
they did leave us lasting memories - where's Jimmy Hendrix, Dwane Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Harrison!??? guess we all have unique memories to remember ;) enjoyed the flash backs.
Reviewed by * Starman * * 10/1/2012
I sat up in the bed this evening after remembering the title of the poem you posted this morning. It is occured to me Jersey Ed might be "gone too soon." Relieved to know it was only the music that died. TK, thanks for the memories.
Starman

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