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John Prine died Tuesday at 73

 

John Prine, the raspy-voiced singer-songwriter whose homespun, witty and insightful country-folk tunes influenced legions of musicians in a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday. He was 73.

His publicist tells CNN, "Yes, we can confirm on behalf of the Prine family — John died today at Vanderbilt due to complications of Covid-19."

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John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.

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I had read that he had Covid-19. It is relentless among the elderly with underlying conditions to boot. Another talent who will be missed greatly 🙏

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@BeatleloverKT wrote:

I had read that he had Covid-19. It is relentless among the elderly with underlying conditions to boot. Another talent who will be missed greatly 🙏


Yes  😢

 

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So sad. Fortunately, I got to see John in concert. So many great songs.

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@BobH07 wrote:

So sad. Fortunately, I got to see John in concert. So many great songs.


I never had the opportunity to see him live.  Enjoyed his music and he will be missed. 

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I grew up near Maywood, Illinois, where John Prine was "the singing mailman" back in the 1960's and 1970's, until his music career paid enough to live on. I never saw him live, sad to say, but my sister and BIL did numerous times. I do remember Terry Hemmert on WXRT in Chicago talking about him and his mailman job, giving some background on John and his music.

 

He wrote "Angel from Montgomery", which Bonnie Raitt did such a fantastic job with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eO2Ed7cMQM

 

John also had some memorable duets with Iris Dement, some funny/poignant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8tTwXv4glY

 

R.I.P. John

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They just did a nice piece on John Prine on the world news. Played a bit from a nice song he did, which I'm watching on YouTube now called "When I get to heaven" Highly recommend

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When I Get To Heaven is included on his final album The Tree of Forgiveness.

I think it's one of his best albums and was nominated for a Grammy.

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