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Re: David Bowie, Glenn Frey & End of the Classic Rock Era

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David Bowie, Glenn Frey and the End of the Classic Rock Era

As our heroes reach their golden years, pop music is changing forever

By David Browne January 22, 2016

 

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In the last three years, we've said goodbye...........

 

Good article and a sad reminder of the years passing by so so quickly.  Many of remember these artists as the same age as we were when we first began the long strange journey with them : )  

 

The positive note is that as the article says, we may lose the artists but we will always have their music!

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David Bowie, Glenn Frey & End of Classic Rock Era

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David Bowie, Glenn Frey and the End of the Classic Rock Era

As our heroes reach their golden years, pop music is changing forever

By David Browne January 22, 2016

 

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In the last three years, we've said goodbye to David Bowie, the Doors' Ray Manzarek, Joe Cocker, Jack Bruce, Tommy Erdelyi (Ramone), Lemmy Kilmister, Natalie Cole, Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan and Three Dog Night's Cory Wells. The causes have included cancer, heart disease and strokes. No doubt some of those ailments were exacerbated by whatever wild-and-crazy lifestyles these musicians may have indulged in during their past, thanks to the rigors of touring and the excesses that come along with it. But in the end, they all passed away due to the maladies that come with getting older.

The recent spate of losses is especially poignant given the late-period creative revivals of some of their peers. At one point, it was almost impossible to imagine rockers of that generation making music past retirement age. Given the rough patches many of them went through in the Eighties, as they struggled to remain relevant during the early MTV era, it was, for a while, impossible to imagine some of them still having careers.

 

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