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  1. I found this out last week, when my sweet love told me, and I was devastated. However, I now know that he's playing up there in the friendly skies with his bandmate, Benjamin Orr. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/15/us/ric-ocasek-the-cars-lead-singer-death/index.html
  2. I found this remix of Gotye's song, "Somebody That I Used To Know" about 7 years ago on Youtube, but unfortunately I don't remember who uploaded it. All I know is, I was able to convert it to MP3, and I wish I could share it with you guys so any one of you could direct me to the original Youtube video. The problem is the forum won't let me put attachments larger than 0.9 MB. What's up with that, I wonder? What I do know about this remix is, this guy took the original version of the song, and overdubbed his own parts with guitar, bass and drums that to him made the song sound like it was recorded by The Police.
  3. I wonder what Yoko's reaction was when she heard the news of Cynthia's death?
  4. I bet Julian misses her very much. Cancer is one of the hardest diseases to battle. Also, Majorca? Is that in England?
  5. I'll say. I wonder if Jimmy ever joined the Temptations.
  6. I wonder if Jimmy Ruffin had any relation to David Ruffin.
  7. When I told this to my sweet love, he wondered why Robin would've committed suicide. Even when I told mom, she was like, "No way! That's impossible!" To her, Robin Williams was the funniest comedian she'd ever seen.
  8. Dad loved Johnny Winter! Now they're together in the friendly skies with Alvin Lee.
  9. The big 9-O! I wonder if she's still performing.
  10. Did he possibly have a heart attack? I'm confused!
  11. Is this version of the song what Bruce originally wrote in 1975? Or is this just him playing with our minds?
  12. When I was 11, my Dad took me and Grandma Dorcas to Luray Caverns in Virginia, and while we were there, My Dad claims Grandma Dorcas sang "Walk On The Wild Side" while bumbling the tune on the organ there. It's ironic because the woman couldn't carry a tune in a bucket if she tried, nor could she tell the difference between an instrument that was in tune and one that was out of tune. Even worse, she couldn't keep time with the rhythm of a song, as she was always a few steps behind time or even a few steps ahead of time. To make matters worse, he claims that I, along with my sister Amber and my cousins Andrea and Carolyn sang background vocals with her. My Dad was the biggest fibberooski I've ever met. But you've gotta admit he was a nice guy! My Grandma, on the other hand, wasn't so sweet. Sure, people said she was sweet on the outside, but I knew deep down she was the opposite. When she sang, it was torture! And, the spankings, oh the spankings! Spankings and soap were all she knew when it came to discipline. She was a devout Presbyterian, and she wasn't playing when she said we couldn't say any profanity. She even fooled me into believing that "ain't" is considered profanity. She was a grammarian pedant, which I strongly despise. I made a vow that when I have children and grandchildren, I will never subject them to the horrible monster that is my Grandma.
  13. The big 7-O! That's amazing. I sure wish my Dad could've seen it on the news, since I'm sure it was all over TV. Just like when Paul McCartney turned 70.
  14. That's incredible! I don't think I could play the piano or even type that fast.
  15. Is it possible he may have committed suicide? I hope not! And I sure hope nobody murdered him! Boy this world is so crazy these days! Everybody seems to be dying young.
  16. That's very interesting! Patty even shows off her Australian accent when she sings. She reminds me of a little child having fun.
  17. 53? Gees-a-leen! She was not much younger than my dad! Why must the good die young?
  18. He was a happy man. My dad was such a sweet man just full of life, and he always made everybody smile. My dad was also a great musician, playing guitar and singing. He showed me what it's like to sing from the heart. And, on a side note, I'm about to release my first virtual instrument soon! The sad thing, however, is that it took this tragedy for me to do it. But one thing's for sure, my dad was, and still is, giving me a lot of encouragement every step of the way.
  19. Now he's up there with my Dad, who passed away on Sunday, February 10, at just 55! My dad was an absolute fan of classic rock and roll music, and he loved the band Ten Years After!
  20. Folk rock artist says he should be getting more in royalties from digital downloads. Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming approximately $2 million in damages. The new lawsuit is among many in recent months to take issue with the way record companies treat digital income. Taylor, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 with such hits as "You've Got a Friend," "Sweet Baby James" and "Carolina in my Mind," signed his first deal in 1969 when his production company entered into a distribution agreement with Warner Bros.'s predecessor company. The contract was amended in 1972. Like many musicians, Taylor got a deal that treated records "sold" different than when recordings were "licensed." The royalty rate for Taylor for sales is between 10 to 12 percent. The royalty rate for licenses is 50 percent of net receipts. In the late 1970s, Taylor left WBR for Columbia Records. In 1979, Taylor and WBR executed a "termination and settlement agreement" that provided for continued payments with some modifications as well as auditing rights. In 2002, the parties made another amendment to their agreement with new rates so that a new "Greatest Hits" album could be released and old albums could be remastered and reissued, but WBR never re-released the albums, and Taylor says the 2002 agreement doesn't apply. Under the auditing rights from the 1979 settlement, Taylor has been auditing WBR's accounting since 2008. The results of two audits have purportedly turned up several forms of underpayment. This includes smaller ticket items like foreign receipts, budget sales and the unauthorized use of Taylor's songs on certain compilation albums. It also includes intriguing items like an alleged smaller-than-expected share of proceeds from WBR's $110 million settlement with Napster (Taylor got 0.24 percent instead of the claimed amount approximately 0.33 percent). But the biggest pot of money comes over the issue of whether Taylor should be splitting money equally with WBR whenever a consumer downloads one of his old songs from iTunes, Verizon and other digital or mobile outlets. Others have sued over this same issue, including Kenny Rogers, Chuck D, Rob Zombie, Rick James, Sister Sledge, Peter Frampton, George Clinton and on and on... Many of these lawsuits, including the latest from Taylor, mention the case brought by Eminem's producers and the 2010 decision at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals suggesting digital downloads should be treated as "licenses." WBR hasn't yet responded to a request for comment, but according to the lawsuit, the record company denies that downloads off of digital outlets require a 50 percent share. In addition, the parties have had discussions about this for some time and in 2010, entered into a tolling agreement to extend the statute of limitations on claims to September 14, 2012. At the deadline, Taylor decided to bring the lawsuit. "Warner Bros.'s failures have created a dispute of almost $2,000,000 with respect to Warner Bros.'s breach of the Distribution Agreement and its various Amendments." Taylor is represented by Paul Duvall and Richard Busch at King & Ballow
  21. 46? That, my friend, is waaaayyyy too young to die!
  22. Is he of any relation to the Van Zandt brothers of Lynyrd Skynyrd fame?
  23. I have been a big fan of Men At Work since I was only 1 year old. Even my sweet Dad says that the first song I ever sang, at the tender age of 1, was "Down Under". Ever since I heard that Greg Ham died, I have been grieving for over two months, almost three months now. I read the news on Songfacts the day that it happened, and I was so shocked out of my mind, that I immediately called my mother in tears. But the big question that has bogged my mind is, how did he die and why? Do you think, maybe it may have been an accident? Do you think maybe somebody may have murdered him? Maybe he suffered depression? Is it a possibility he may have committed suicide? Maybe he had a heart attack? What exactly caused him to die so young? It seems the only thing I've been left with is news stories with speculations of a drug overdose. What the heck is up with that? Greg was never into drugs, and I can't fully understand how the media seems to get away with thinking that almost every death of a musician or other famous star is linked with drugs or alcohol. For example, when Jeff Porcaro of Toto died on August 5, 1992 at the tender age of 38 (20 years younger than Greg), the official cause of death was listed as a heart attack brought on by an alergic reaction to pesticide, but the newspaper immediately linked his death with rumors of cocaine abuse. I wanted so badly to see Men At Work reunite, but now, I guess they can't, because they've lost Greg. There's nobody out there like him that could play the flute and sax and rock hard with smooth riffs. Another sweet guy with such wonderful talent, gone too soon. May you rest in peace, my fellow Australian brother. Your music brought, and always will bring, smiles to everyone around the world who remembers you and the band Men At Work. I bet if your fellow bandmates are reading this, they send out all their condolences, love, peace, and blessings.Maybe if he didn't get so worked up, and maybe if the riff in "Down Under" was left unrecognized like it was in the beginning, in other words, if nobody pointed out the so-called similarities between it and "Kookaburra", , do you think maybe he would've lived longer?
  24. But it says on the link that was posted that Vanilla Ice is very much alive, and that the death thing is nothing more than a hoax. What's up with people posting hoaxes about celebrities? I mean, if he was really dead, it would've been posted in almost every newspaper around the world.
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