Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Taken Before Their Time #347

Rock music has lost many notable artists recently, many who I grew up listening to. It seems that the generation that is just 10-15 years older than me are starting to gig in that great stage in the sky a little too early. Look who we have lost (and their ages) in the past year:

  • Glenn Frey of the Eagles (67)
  • David Bowie (69)
  • Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead (70)
  • Phil Taylor of Motörhead (61)
  • John Bradbury of The Specials (62)
  • Natalie Cole (65)
  • Jim Diamond (64)
  • Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate (71)
  • Cilla Black (72)
  • Steve Strange of Visage (55)
  • Chris Squire of Yes (67)
  • Bob Burns of Lynyrd Skynyrd (64)
  • Leslie Gore (68)
  • Demis Roussos (68)

Image source: Classic Rock Bob.
All these music icons were in their sixties or early seventies - it has indeed been a terrible few months for music. Of course in my youth I would have thought of anyone older than 50 was ancient, but the ages of the above are uncomfortably close to this 56 year old.  

Please - God? Take no more, or at least wait until they are too old to rock.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, Eugene! Maybe we should put all of our aging music legends into a Safe House for the foreseeable future...!