Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Discussion > Entertainment, Music & Sports
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Entertainment, Music & Sports Discuss Music Obituaries at the General Discussion; Al Jarreau passes on... Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76 Following Hospitalization for Exhaustion February 12, 2017 | Al ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2017, 04:19 PM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Okolona
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,146
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 586 Times in 499 Posts
Unhappy Music Obituaries

Al Jarreau passes on...

Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76 Following Hospitalization for Exhaustion
February 12, 2017 | Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 76.
Quote:
According to a statement from his manager Joe Gordon published by Ebony magazine, the singer was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing. His loved ones asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, an organization that supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Last week, updates on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced he had entered a hospital for exhaustion and was forced to retire from touring “with complete sorrow.” “The medical team has instructed that he cannot perform any of his remianing 2017 concert dates,” his team said in the statement. They continued, “He is thankful for his 50 years of traveling the world in ministry through music, and for everyone who shared this with him – his faithful audience, the dedicated musicians, and so many others who supported his effort.”

=snip=

Musician Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band shared his condolences as well. “It was an honor working with him and there was no one like him!” he tweeted. “Unreal..”

FULL
__________________
The water's always turbulent where two great rivers meet.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to waltky For This Useful Post:
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2017, 07:18 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 72,902
Thanks: 52,742
Thanked 25,160 Times in 17,839 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Music Obituaries

__________________
Hillary Clinton is like prune juice; might leave a bad taste in your mouth but if you don't take it you'll have to put up with a load of crap for a long time.
~ Larry David as Bernie Sanders
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to saltwn For This Useful Post:
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2017, 11:13 PM
Dave1's Avatar
...Fair and Balanced...
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,444
Thanks: 3,717
Thanked 4,741 Times in 2,787 Posts
Default Re: Music Obituaries

I loved his music growing up....


RIP....
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dave1 For This Useful Post:
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-13-2017, 05:16 AM
Empathist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London, England
Gender: Female
Posts: 10,518
Thanks: 6,763
Thanked 5,610 Times in 3,955 Posts
Default Re: Music Obituaries

It amazes me that some of these artistes are still performing when others of their age are sitting by the fire, slippers on with a cup of Horlicks.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Pretty Flamingo For This Useful Post:
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2017, 10:27 AM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Okolona
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,146
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 586 Times in 499 Posts
Unhappy Re: Music Obituaries

Joni Sledge of 70's disco group Sister Sledge passes away...

Joni Sledge of ‘We Are Family’ group dies at 60
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 - Joni Sledge, one of four sisters who, as the group Sister Sledge, sang one of disco’s most enduring songs with We Are Family, has died, a representative said on Saturday.
Quote:
The singer died aged 60 at her home in Arizona on Friday with the cause of death yet to be determined, publicist Biff Warren said. “We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance and the sincerity with which she loved and embraced life,” a family statement said. Daughters of two performers, Joni and her three sisters — Debbie, Kathy and Kim — grew up in Philadelphia and enjoyed moderate success touring in the 1970s with rhythm and blues songs.

However, the sisters found a major hit in 1979 with We Are Family, which was written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, who had emerged as key figures in the disco craze with their band Chic. In an interview last year with the Guardian, Joni Sledge said the sisters had become professionally frustrated by the time they made We Are Family and had considered other careers, such as studying law.

‘ONE-TAKE PARTY’

“Recording the track We Are Family was like a one-take party — we were just dancing and playing around and hanging out in the studio when we did it,” she said. “We did something pretty amazing together,” Rodgers said on Twitter. Despite the message of family unity, Kathy Sledge left the group to pursue a solo career and tensions ensued, with Joni and Debbie remaining the core members.

Sister Sledge came together in various forms for performances that included the Festival of Families in Philadelphia in 2015 and failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign. Speaking in 2015 to Women’s Wear Daily, Joni Sledge said that the chorus of the group’s main hit: “We are family / I got all my sisters with me” carried a time-tested message of unity. “It’s just as powerful today. That’s one of the good things about it. It teaches respect,” she said.

Joni Sledge of ?We Are Family? group dies at 60 - Taipei Times
__________________
The water's always turbulent where two great rivers meet.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to waltky For This Useful Post:
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2017, 02:01 AM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Okolona
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,146
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 586 Times in 499 Posts
Unhappy Re: Music Obituaries

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry passes away...

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 - Tributes pour in as police confirm the singer died in his home state of Missouri, aged 90.
Quote:
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report. The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said. Berry's seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.


Berry, pictured in 1965, had his first hit in the 1950s

In a statement on Facebook, the St Charles County Police Department said they were called to reports of an unresponsive man at 12:40 local time (17:40 GMT). "Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm," the statement continued. "The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry." High-profile musicians were quick to pay tribute to Berry's talent and influence. Motown legends The Jacksons tweeted: "Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock'n'roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck."


Charles "Chuck" Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri on 18 October 1926

Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis described him as "maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll". "His music and influence will last forever," he added. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr quoted one of Berry's own lyrics on Twitter, saying: "Just let me hear some of that rock 'n' roll music any old way you use it." "I am playing I'm talking about you," he wrote. Both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones covered Berry's songs, as did The Beach Boys and scores of other acts - including Elvis. "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name," John Lennon once said, "you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said that Berry "lit up our teenage years and blew life into our dreams". Singer Bruce Springsteen called him "a giant for the ages". The novelist Stephen King noted that Berry had a long life for a consummate rock'n'roller, tweeting: "Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain't bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever." Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955. Last year, he announced he would be releasing his first album in nearly four decades. He dedicated it to his wife of 68 years, Themetta "Toddy".

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies - BBC News
__________________
The water's always turbulent where two great rivers meet.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to waltky For This Useful Post:
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2017, 02:09 AM
winston53660's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,219
Thanks: 1,852
Thanked 4,258 Times in 3,188 Posts
Default Re: Music Obituaries

Play the organ

__________________
Originally Posted by TiredRetired View Post
Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to winston53660 For This Useful Post:
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2017, 03:35 AM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Okolona
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,146
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 586 Times in 499 Posts
Unhappy Re: Music Obituaries

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dead at age 69...

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dead at age 69
Sunday 28th May, 2017 — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, a publicist said. He was 69.
Quote:
Allman died Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia, publicist Ken Weinstein said. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates, announcing on Aug. 5 that he was “under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic” due to “serious health issues.” Later that year, he cancelled more dates citing a throat injury. And in March 2017, he cancelled performances for the rest of the year. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, the rock star known for his long blond hair was raised in Florida by a single mother after his father was shot to death. Allman idolized his older brother, Duane, eventually joining a series of bands with him. Together they formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band.

The original band featured extended jams, tight guitar harmonies by Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, rhythms from a pair of drummers and the smoky blues inflected voice of Gregg Allman. Songs such as “Whipping Post,” “Ramblin’ Man” and “Midnight Rider,” helped define what came to be known as Southern rock and opened the doors for such stars as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band. In his 2012 memoir, “My Cross to Bear,” Allman described how Duane was a central figure in his life in the years after their father was murdered by a man he met in a bar. The two boys endured a spell in a military school before being swept up in rock music in their teens. Although Gregg was the first to pick up a guitar, it was Duane who excelled at it. So Gregg later switched to the organ.


Gregg Allman performs at the Americana Music Association awards show in Nashville, Tenn. On Saturday, May 27, 2017, a publicist said the musician, the singer for The Allman Brothers Band, has died.

They failed to crack success until they formed The Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Based in Macon, Georgia, the group featured Betts, drummers Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson and Butch Trucks and bassist Berry Oakley. They partied to excess while defining a sound that still excites millions. Their self-titled debut album came out in 1969, but it was their seminal live album “At Fillmore East” in 1971 that catapulted the band to stardom. Duane Allman had quickly ascended to the pantheon of guitar heroes, not just from his contributions to the Allman band, but from his session work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and with Eric Clapton on the classic “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” album. But he was killed in a motorcycle accident in October 1971, just months after recording the Fillmore shows. Another motorcycle accident the following year claimed Oakley’s life. .

In a 2012 interview with The Associated Press, Gregg Allman said Duane remained on his mind every day. Once in a while, he could even feel his presence. “I can tell when he’s there, man,” Allman said. “I’m not going to get all cosmic on you. But listen, he’s there.” The 1970s brought more highly publicized turmoil: Allman was compelled to testify in a drug case against a former road manager for the band and his marriage to the actress and singer Cher was short-lived even by show business standards.

MORE
__________________
The water's always turbulent where two great rivers meet.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to waltky For This Useful Post:
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2017, 07:20 PM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Okolona
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,146
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 586 Times in 499 Posts
Unhappy Re: Music Obituaries

Soul singer Charles Bradley Dies at 68...

‘Screaming Eagle of Soul,’ Charles Bradley Dies at 68
[i]September 24, 2017 — Charles Bradley, known as the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68.[i]
Quote:
Bradley, who achieved success later in life with his 2011 debut album “No Time for Dreaming,” was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent treatment, according to a statement from his publicist, Shazila Mohammed. He went out on tour earlier this year after receiving a clean bill of health, but the cancer returned recently, spreading to his liver, the statement said. Recording on the Daptone label, Bradley was a fiery live performer. He followed up his first album with “Victim of Love” in 2013. His third album, “Changes,” was released last year.

Among his TV appearances was a stop last year on “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” which earned him an Emmy nomination. Born in Gainesville, Florida, Bradley found himself living in New York at age 8. He left home as a teenager and lived as an itinerant until he settled in Brooklyn 20 years ago.


Soul singer Charles Bradley performs at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Ga., May 9, 2014. His publicist said Bradley died Saturday after a battle with stomach cancer.

Bradley idolized Brown, working as a Brown impersonator known as Black Velvet before he was discovered by Gabriel Roth, a Daptone co-founder. He later became known for closing shows under his own name with hugs for his audiences. “The world lost a ton of heart today,” Roth said in the statement. “Charles was somehow one of the meekest and strongest people I’ve ever known. His pain was a cry for universal love and humanity. His soulful moans and screams will echo forever on records and in the ears and hearts of those who were fortunate enough to share time with him.”

Roth said he told Bradley recently there’s solace to be found for fans knowing Bradley “will continue to inspire love and music in this world for generations to come.” Bradley’s response? “I tried.”

https://www.voanews.com/a/charles-br...s/4041992.html
__________________
The water's always turbulent where two great rivers meet.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2017, 02:40 PM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Okolona
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,146
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 586 Times in 499 Posts
Unhappy Re: Music Obituaries

Fats Domino passes away...

Fats Domino dead at 89, medical examiner's office says
October 25, 2017 - Antoine "Fats" Domino, a titan of early rock 'n' roll whose piano-based hits -- such as "Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill" and "Blue Monday" -- influenced artists including Paul McCartney and Randy Newman, died Tuesday, an official said.
Quote:
Domino passed away due to natural causes, according to Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner's office in Louisiana. He was 89. With producer and arranger Dave Bartholomew, Domino cut a string of songs in the 1950s and early '60s that helped establish his hometown of New Orleans as a rock 'n' roll hotbed and made him one of the music's leading figures. The pair recorded "The Fat Man" in late 1949, a song considered one of the first rock 'n' roll records -- a group that includes Wynonie Harris' version of "Good Rockin' Tonight" (1947) and Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner's "Rocket 88" (1951) -- and followed it up with more than 30 Top 40 hits, including 23 gold singles.


Pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino in a photo from 1967.

Starting in 1955, Domino was a regular on the national pop charts with songs that quickly became classics. Among the titles: "Ain't That a Shame" -- Domino's first crossover hit, which was watered down in a higher-charting version by Pat Boone -- "I'm Walkin'," "I'm Ready," "Valley of Tears," "I Want to Walk You Home" and "Walking to New Orleans." He sold more records than any 1950s figure except Elvis Presley, according to Rolling Stone.
His version of "Blueberry Hill," a song written in 1940, topped out at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and remains Domino's highest-charting record. Most of his hits were characterized by midtempo rhythms and Domino's distinctive triplet-based piano style, in which he hammered chords in groups of three in rollicking, melodic fashion. The arrangements usually included a saxophone solo and a lead guitar line that echoed the melody.


The style was widely imitated. McCartney, a big Domino fan, wrote the Beatles song "Lady Madonna" in emulation of the pianist's work. (Domino returned the favor on his 1968 comeback album, "Fats Is Back," by covering the tune.) McCartney never grew out of his Domino fascination: Thirty years later, he did a version of the 1920s tune "Coquette" on his 1999 album "Run Devil Run" that was closely based on Domino's 1958 recording.
Newman, deeply influenced by New Orleans music in general, often seemed to channeling Domino's sound -- if not his smiling attitude -- in such songs as "Mama Told Me Not to Come" and "Back on My Feet Again." "I was so influenced by Fats Domino that it's still hard for me to write a song that's not a New Orleans shuffle," Newman told The New York Times in 2008. He wrote the horn arrangements for "Fats Is Back." Domino covered Newman, too, with a recording of "Have You Seen My Baby."

Domino's string of hits ended rather abruptly in the early '60s with a change of labels, from Imperial to ABC-Paramount. The latter forced him to record in Nashville, and the different atmosphere produced just one hit, a cover of the standard "Red Sails in the Sunset." But the good-natured Domino continued to tour and earn royalties, allowing him to live a comfortable lifestyle -- in New Orleans, of course, where his pink Cadillac could often be seen outside his Ninth Ward house. When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, there was early concern that Domino, who had decided to stay in the Crescent City, had been killed by the storm. Someone even spray-painted "R.I.P. Fats -- You will be missed" on his house. However, he and his family had been rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. His estate wasn't as fortunate: "We lost everything," he said at the time.

Some of his belongings were replaced, including his gold records and a National Medal of Arts he'd been awarded in 1998 (from President Bill Clinton). His white Steinway was refurbished by the Louisiana Music Foundation, which put it on display in the French Quarter in 2013. Domino remained a steadfast part of the New Orleans scene. He played a sold-out show at Tipitina's nightclub in 2007 and appeared in an episode of the TV show "Treme" in 2012. Domino was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Fats Domino dead at 89, medical examiner's office says - CNN
__________________
The water's always turbulent where two great rivers meet.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to waltky For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
music, obituaries

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0