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John Prine critical
« on: March 30, 2020, 04:23:08 pm »
Just seen that John Prine is critically ill with Covid.  No, No, No!

citoyen

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Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 05:32:46 pm »
Manu Dibango died last week. I didn't know the name but I'm vaguely familiar with his biggest hit, Soul Makossa.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_Dibango

It's only a matter of time before someone really famous dies of it.

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Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 05:56:56 pm »
I understand that Michael Rosen is, or has been, in intensive care. I don't know whether this is coronavirus related though.
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Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 06:21:42 pm »
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John Prine
Who?

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Alan Merrill, not a househouse name but "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" is quite well know*, co-writer and singer on the original version died from covid-19.

*amongst people who listen to popular music with a rythmic beat

Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2020, 07:30:08 pm »
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John Prine
Who?

Genius American songwriter much admired by Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash which should be good enough recommendations for anyone.
Wrote this classic for starters:

https://youtu.be/toJ3ZYWRh24
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2020, 07:31:57 pm »
Sadly, I suspect you are about to find out.  Just for now, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash's favourite songwriter - and Roger Waters's, I think.  And a fabulous performer in his own right.

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And another - I could go on for hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zYNPdT1a4

Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2020, 07:38:21 pm »
Joan Baez just made a video of her singing her favourite John Prine song:

https://youtu.be/CJPvc5vvKY4

Edit:

Joan chose the same song as you Peter.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 07:42:30 pm »
Yes and it's really dispiriting that she plays and has presumably always played the wrong chords - but no doubting the sincerity.

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Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 04:32:27 pm »
Yes and it's really dispiriting that she plays and has presumably always played the wrong chords - but no doubting the sincerity.

Maybe she's playing the right chords but singing in the wrong key  ;D
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Re: John Prine critical
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 04:39:26 pm »
Now then, Mr Preview!