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Music Obituary

Posted: 24 Dec 2016, 18:23
by KingLouieLouie76
Well... we obviously lost several music legends this past year and I decided to create a thread in which we would post obituaries since quite a few don't have a particular thread dedicated to them or their respective bands....

First entry is Rick Parfitt, the long-time and outstanding Status Quo rhythm-guitarist... My favorites definitely are "Pictures of Matchstick Men" and "Black Veils of Melancholy".... He certainly will be missed!


October 12, 1948 - December 24, 2016

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Re: Music Obituary

Posted: 24 Dec 2016, 18:52
by Mark72
Living on an island is such a great track! R.I.P Rick

Re: Music Obituary

Posted: 24 Dec 2016, 23:39
by 101reykjavik
Yes, more sad news today. It's been a brutal year for popular music. RIP Rick.

Re: Music Obituary

Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 21:41
by Mallard No. 22
Status Quo can be under-rated in the wider scheme of things.

Probably because they hit on a formula for hit singles, were always on Top of the Pops, never shocked anyone and your grandma loved them :D

It overlooks how good they were over many years. They did falter a bit after their early psychedelia hits (which were good), but took on a basic style that they made their own, and came back.

They rode through the Glam, Punk and New Romantic periods unblemished. And this got them a prominent Live Aid spot.

They did descend into a bit of a parody later, as far as the charts were concerned. But they still went out to work and put on a great live show.

Rick Parfitt was part of the driving force behind this.

RIP Rick.

Re: Music Obituary

Posted: 31 Jan 2017, 23:56
by KingLouieLouie76
RIP, John Wetton..... I immediately fell in love w/Asia and that affection towards their music never ceased! https://www.yahoo.com/music/john-wetton ... 03779.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

June 12th, 1949 – January 31st, 2017

Re: Music Obituary

Posted: 01 Feb 2017, 06:38
by Mallard No. 22
Yes, I didn't get into Asia but he was in King Crimson for a while as well.

Carl Palmer must not be feeling great now, with so many of his close musical colleagues dying in recent months.