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BoutDemPokes

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Saw Vince Gill and his band last night at The Joint (Hard Rock Tulsa). Even though he was dealing with a bad left leg/foot, he put on a great show. It certainly didn't impact his pickin' at all. He had to sit a little more than usual, but that was ok. His voice is as good as ever.
Hope he sang "Hearbroke" in honor of its writer, the guy just above your post! Vince sang that on the radio plenty when I was younger, quite a hit for him.
 

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While I was at OSU in 1978 getting my Edjumacation and spending a lot of time on the strip, this is what Al DiMeola was doing all over the world.

He should be arrested for the complete and utter molestation of a guitar!

https://youtu.be/dMRzPKjTCl8
 
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While I was at OSU in 1978 getting my Edjumacation and spending a lot of time on the strip, this is what Al DiMeola was doing all over the world.

He should be arrested for the complete and utter molestation of a guitar!

https://youtu.be/dMRzPKjTCl8
Can't deny his superior talent, but his jazz fusion or whatever genre that is doesn't appeal to me. Would have been a great blues/rock guitarist!
 

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Can't deny his superior talent, but his jazz fusion or whatever genre that is doesn't appeal to me. Would have been a great blues/rock guitarist!
I understand, but there's plenty of that around. There's nobody that can do what this guy does the way he does it. This is the musician your "blues/rock" guys pay their money to go to see when they want to be musically blown away. I've seen him "live" twice, once solo back in the 70's and once a few years ago (took my son who is a drummer) with the Return to Forever reunion and every time there's nothing but a building full of musicians having orgasms in the audience.
 
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For any Pink Floyd (Roger Waters) fans out there, Roger is bringing his Us and Them Tour to the BOK in Tulsa on June 1, 2017. CitiPass Presale begins Monday, October 17, at 10:00am. Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday, October 21, at 10:00am. I have not heard if the BOK will offer a presale before Friday.

Should be a great show as was The Wall.
 
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Saw Bonnie tonight at the Brady Theater. She and her band never disappoint. Her opening band, California Honey Drops were outstanding, too.
 
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On this day 39 years ago, a plane crash claimed the lives of three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd: lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines. One of the band's road managers was also killed, as were the pilot and the co-pilot, when the plane ran out of fuel and crash-landed in Gillsburg, Mississippi. Twenty people survived, although many were seriously injured.

What a sad evening that was. I lived very close to Gillsburg and knew several classmates who helped in the recovery that night.
 
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Leonard Cohen: Canadian singer dead aged 82

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82.

The news was announced on his official Facebook page, but no details about the cause of death were given.

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes to the singer, who was known for hits including Hallelujah and Dance Me to the End of Love.

"It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of the legendary Leonard Cohen," Mr Trudeau said in a statement.

"He will be fondly remembered for his gruff vocals, his self-deprecating humour and the haunting lyrics that made his songs the perennial favourite of so many generations."


Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37946654
 
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Native Tulsan and renowned rocker Leon Russell has died

Legendary pianist, musician, singer, songwriter and an originator of the Tulsa sound who made a profound impact on music for generations, Leon Russell has died.

Russell died Sunday at age 74, according to posts on his website and on his Facebook page. The post said Russell died in his sleep at their home in Nashville, Tenn., according to his wife.

Russell was born in Lawton but moved to Tulsa and attended Will Rogers High School. By then, he had already started to play in the clubs around Tulsa, coming together with many more musicians like J.J. Cale, David Gates, Chuck Blackwell, Johnny Williams and many more to play a unique style. He moved to Los Angeles in 1958, where he became an in-demand session player and worked with a variety of musicians.

Some of his work included collaborations with George Harrison, Elton John, George Harrison with this Concert for Bangladesh and Russell led the band for Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. Russell wrote the Cocker hit "Delta Lady" and "Superstar," which was recorded by Rita Coolidge.

By the late 1960s, with his solo career underway, Russell moved back to Tulsa and established Shelter Records and build recording studios in Tulsa.

His solo career produced multiple hit albums and songs, including "A Song for You," "Tight Rope," "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "Lady Blue." His work spanned genres from the rock sounds of his self-titled 1970 album to the honky-tonk of "Hank Wilson's Back," incorporating blues, gospel and soul across his albums. His latest album, "Life Journey," was released in 2014 and included covers of well-known songs.

Russell was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

He played The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in June, one of a series of Tulsa dates he's played in recent memory. Last year, Russell held a question and answer session with fans after a screening of the documentary "A Poem is a Naked Person" at Circle Cinema.

Russell had a heart attack in July, and had taken time off the road since.

This story will be updated.

Jerry Wofford

http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/sce...cle_032b6741-54ac-5139-a93f-bea23f379e83.html

Well this has been a sad three days in the music world. Losing Leonard and Leon is quite a blow. They lived good lives though. We can enjoy their great music for generations.
 
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Perhaps the most beautiful love song of the rock era (maybe #2 behind The Beatles "Something").
I was blessed to see Leon perform that song live several times. Thank you for posting it.

It's hard to believe we have lost both Leon and J.J. now. Man, it sucks to get old(er).
 
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Greg Lake: King Crimson and ELP star dies aged 69


Lake (centre) was one of the biggest stars of the 1970s

Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 69.

One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In the Court of the Crimson King and his solo hit I Believe in Father Christmas.

He died on Wednesday after "a long and stubborn battle with cancer", said his manager.

The news comes nine months after Lake's band-mate Keith Emerson died.

More:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38251936

2016 has seen significant losses in the music world (at least for the musicians I listened to as a young man).
 
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My 2017 theme song.

Lead singer from Blue October turned his life around and wrote this beautiful song.

https://youtu.be/Gso0W1K1PDg
 
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Steely Dan's Walter Becker dies aged 67



Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan, has died aged 67, an announcement on his website said.

No cause of death or other details were given.

Becker missed the band's July concerts to recover from an unspecified condition, band mate Donald Fagen said at the time.

The jazz-rock group has sold more than 40m albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

"Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon," Fagen told Billboard magazine earlier this month.

In a statement, he said his band mate was "smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter.

"He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny," he said.

"I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band."

Becker and Fagen began working on music together as students in New York.

In the early 1970s they moved to California to set up the band with guitarists Jeff Baxter and Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and singer David Palmer.

Steely Dan - named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs - released its first album Can't Buy a Thrill in 1972.

Becker, who also provided backing vocals, and keyboardist and singer Fagen remained the core band members as other musicians and singers came and left.

The band split up in 1981 but reformed in 1993 and released two more albums, one of which - Two Against nature - won the Grammy album of the year award.

Becker also had a career as a solo artist, releasing two albums including Circus Money in 2008.

Musicians and DJs were quick to pay tribute on social media.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41140441
 

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Steely Dan's Walter Becker dies aged 67



Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan, has died aged 67, an announcement on his website said.

No cause of death or other details were given.

Becker missed the band's July concerts to recover from an unspecified condition, band mate Donald Fagen said at the time.

The jazz-rock group has sold more than 40m albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

"Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon," Fagen told Billboard magazine earlier this month.

In a statement, he said his band mate was "smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter.

"He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny," he said.

"I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band."

Becker and Fagen began working on music together as students in New York.

In the early 1970s they moved to California to set up the band with guitarists Jeff Baxter and Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and singer David Palmer.

Steely Dan - named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs - released its first album Can't Buy a Thrill in 1972.

Becker, who also provided backing vocals, and keyboardist and singer Fagen remained the core band members as other musicians and singers came and left.

The band split up in 1981 but reformed in 1993 and released two more albums, one of which - Two Against nature - won the Grammy album of the year award.

Becker also had a career as a solo artist, releasing two albums including Circus Money in 2008.

Musicians and DJs were quick to pay tribute on social media.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41140441
There was always a time and a place for their music in my world. Didn't listen often because when and where I was drove toward their selection. I can say this, they are so unique that another band cannot occupy the same place in my life, they had no contemporaries and will likely have no others filling the void. Very cool rhythms and song writing but also fantastic musicians. Feels the same as losing JJ Cale and Guy Clark once the entirety of this band disappears.


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