Which artist's death affected you the most?

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  1. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

    South Bend, IN
    George because of his knowledge of what lies beyond and his courage in facing it.
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Ronnie Van Zant
  4. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning Star®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    From that picture? The answer is: none of them, really.

    A few that have died that really bummed me out were Adam "MCA" Yauch, Ronnie James Dio, and, especially, Robert Heaton of New Model Army. That one still makes me sad some ten years after his death.
  5. Radio KTmS

    Radio KTmS look out honey, 'cause i'm using technology

    elliott smith,
    although it wasn't a surprise.
    nick drake and sandy denny as well...
    both deaths were quite sad.
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  6. frankfan1

    frankfan1 Forum Resident

    Western Tennessee

    Usually celebrity deaths don't affect me...

    But when that news spread, I just went into a room, played some Sinatra, and soon tears came out.
  7. Bemsha

    Bemsha Forum Resident

    The death of George Duke last year.
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  8. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    So... Heaven is a cheesy theme based chain restaurant. I never would have guessed that.
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  9. Tord

    Tord Forum Resident

    Kungsbacka, Sweden
    Carl Wilson.
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    GLYNSTYLER Forum Resident

    Lou Reed.
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  11. Roy Orbison.
    I was just discovering the depth of his music and had hoped to see him live the next time he toured.
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  12. Terry Kath (1946-1978) - Chicago's original guitarist and vocalist

    His virtuosic guitar playing has put Chicago in the rock map.

    Terry Kath on lead guitar and background vocal, Peter Cetera on lead vocals and bass.
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  13. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots Forum Resident

    Laniakea Superba
    At this moment that would be Johnny Winter.
    His first Columbia album "Johnny Winter" has been an immeasurable inspiration for me.

    The other artists I miss the most:

    Frank Zappa
    Sandy Denny
    Don Van Vliet
    Judee Sill
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  14. The Hud

    The Hud No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Jam Master Jay
  15. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

    Long Island
    John Entwistle
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  16. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Are you a social Hiroshima?

    Pacifica, CA
    In this order:
    1. John Entwistle
    2. Jerry Garcia
    3. Kurt Cobain
    4. Brent Mydland
  17. Loosing Miles in '91 hit me pretty hard, and I remember tearing up when I finally saw the footage of the Miles and Quincy Jones concert where Miles revisited the Gil Evans charts.

    George Harrison and Rick Wright were a couple others that hit me harder than I'd expeceted.

    Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, and Sam Rivers too - we're also big losses, though perhaps not as unexpected at the time.
  18. Bebstrel

    Bebstrel Forum Resident

    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Andrew Gold
    Paul Davis
    Michael Jackson
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  19. rob303

    rob303 Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    In that picture? George Harrison for sure. It came on the radio as my alarm was going off that morning in 2001. I went to an Umphrey's McGee concert that night and they did a bunch of musical tributes to him in their set.

    Biggest though was definitely Jerry Garcia. There are times when it can still bring a tear to me eye. I went home "sick" from work as soon as I heard the news.
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  20. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I'd have to say Karen Carpenter. It was such a shock. It didn't seem to be a massive press story either. Very much a two day wonder.
  21. Laibach

    Laibach Forum Resident

    I resented and lamented the breakup of my favourite band, in September 2011, and I believe a disbandment is similar to a death because a living entity ceases to exist, even if individual members start new projects it's never the same.
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  22. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Andrew Gold was another sad loss. He never quite made it, but I loved his 3 70s albums.
  23. ranasakawa

    ranasakawa Forum Resident

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Cried my eyes out
  24. dumangl

    dumangl Forum Resident

    Based on my wild guess of what great music might have been created if the artist had not died at such an early age:

    Buddy Holly
  25. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    I lost three heroes in the 90's (Miles, Zappa, Garcia) but Lennon is still the one that makes me feel most angry and sad.

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