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#1 posted 04-08-2020 02:24 AM

Very sad. The link doesn’t work for me

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#2 posted 04-08-2020 02:37 AM

Same thing with the link for me so,

John Prine, who established himself as one of America’s deftest and most affecting singer-songwriters over the course of a nearly 50-year career, has died from complications of coronavirus. He was 73.

His publicist confirmed his death on Tuesday on behalf of his family. Prine had been in the hospital since March, and it was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17.

Prine was never a huge seller: The top-charting record of his early career, 1975’s Common Sense, peaked at No. 66, and he did not reach the American top 10 until 2018.

But he was universally recognised by his peers as a gifted and distinctive songsmith who put his numbers across in a furry drawl that mated rich homespun humour, sharp narrative detail and deep warmth and poignancy.

Prine was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.

In spite of a multitude of health setbacks later in life, Prine always maintained the sense of humour that characterised much of his best work.

He is survived by his third wife Fiona Whelan and their sons Tommy and Jack.

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#3 posted 04-08-2020 02:41 AM

I think it was sometime last week that Stephen Colbert showed a clip that him and John did back in 2016. They decided back then that they would not air the video unless something terrible happened, and the world needed ‘cheering up’. I guess Stephen decided it was time to show the world the video, as John had recently gone into the hospital and was hooked up to a ventilator due to complications related to the COVID-19 virus. Here is the clip they did – it is roughly 3 minutes long:

John Prine And Stephen Colbert: That's the Way the World goes Round
(On YouTube)

And here is the fixed link that Darrel provided: John Prine [...] Dies at 73


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#4 posted 04-08-2020 04:25 AM

I was able to watch John at Milwaukee’s Summerfest for a couple of years before he became famous in the very early 70’s. It was an al fresco setting with him up front and a couple dozen tables for the fans.

My first concert at the Milwaukee Arena was in the first three rows. Then it got hard…

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#5 posted 04-08-2020 04:39 AM

So Sad!! He was a true music hero! I do believe even Bob Dylan and the remaining Beatles, and so many others will miss him. What at treasure! We have his songs. I mourn his passing. I look forward to the tributes. A good man. God’s speed John Prine !!...

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#6 posted 04-08-2020 11:37 AM

I’ll be playing his music all day… He will be missed! A sad day in the world of music…

Take the ‘d’ off the end of Darrel’s link… should read .html not .htmld

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#7 posted 04-08-2020 12:49 PM

He’s smoking a cigarette 9 miles long

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#8 posted 04-08-2020 01:02 PM

In Spite of Ourselves was my first introduction to Prine. His raw talent coupled with his humor and wit made for some fantastic lyrics and performances. His raspy voice always seemed almost hypnotic to my ear. Like I could listen to him just sing jibberesh indefinitely and be soothed by it :-) He will certainly be missed.

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#9 posted 04-08-2020 02:07 PM

I ll be playing his music all day… He will be missed! A sad day in the world of music…

Take the d off the end of Darrel s link… should read .html not .htmld

- mikeacg

Thanks Mike. I fixed it. Not sure how the d got there.

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