Post Number: 540
|Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:13 am: |
Very sad day for music. Two legends gone, Jon Lord and Bob Babbitt.
Two huge influences on me, and I'm sure, many else....
Rest in peace and thank you.
(Message edited by gregduboc on July 16, 2012)
Post Number: 10825
|Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 12:07 pm: |
This is a great video of a Jon Lord solo, after which he's joined by Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, and Ian Gillan. Great keyboard player, great rock and roll band.
Post Number: 2254
|Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 3:42 pm: |
Kitty Wells, too..
Post Number: 167
|Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 7:17 pm: |
Man that hurts!!! Sad, I'm gonna miss them both. With Duck leaving us this year too it's been a hard couple of months. So many greats lately. RIP
Post Number: 1897
|Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:03 pm: |
Ms. Wells lived not far from me, I pass her house every day going to work . . . no other house in the neighborhood had a huge driveway with a touring Prevost parked next to the Lincoln!
I'd see her in the grocery store, shopping. She was a marvelously unaffected person. She appreciated her fame and the living it had provided her, but she was way too practical to get sucked into that horrible vacuum of ego and insecurity. And good night, could she cook ! No maids for her. A true pioneer, she came before Patsy and Loretta and Tammy and almost any other 'girl singers' you can think of in Country Music. She honestly thought she had NO chance of being invited to join the Grand Ole Opry as she wasn't a 'show' type of performer. Mr. Acuff quickly advised her that he, too, just stood there and sang from the heart, so she was plenty good enough, and that was that.
I was fortunate to have subbed on the Opry twice in the 90's when all of the Acuffs and Minnie Pearls and Hank Snows were still there. So hard to believe they're all gone.
J o e y
(Message edited by bigredbass on July 16, 2012)
Post Number: 1910
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:57 am: |
Deep Purple were a great influence on me in my teen years, they were the band to listen to in the early 70's, 'In rock', 'Fireball' & 'Machine Head' along with 'Live In Japan' were subliminal rock records.
'Smoke on the Water' along with 'Stairway To Heaven' must have been the the most played riffs in every music store in the world at one time.
A great musician who continued on well into his twilight years
RIP Jon Lord
Post Number: 687
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 1:03 am: |
I saw John Lord with Deep Purple a few years back in Sydney. I was amazed at how tight the band was - they had evolved into a kind of metal chamber music, if that makes sense. The arrangements were so precise - but played with such speed and energy.
Post Number: 2255
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:15 am: |
Jon Lord defined rock keyboard, Bob Babbitt's playing was pure inspired genius and Kitty Wells was the first female country star. I'm surprised we're still in orbit this morning.
J o e y, that is an excellent post. Wonderful memories to have. And Hank Snow! He was the nicest guy in the world who always had time to chat about whatever. I don't know if they make 'em like that anymore..
Post Number: 312
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:24 am: |
I always watch the video about Motown, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, whether viewing on the "idiot box" as a broadcast or on DVD at home. Although it was a tribute to all of the musicians involved, it was really dedicated to James Jamerson, and his "intern" Bob Babbitt. All of the deaths recently have been hard to deal with, in particular Bob Babbitt, (and Duck Dunn earlier) who showed us all once again that playing tastefully, and providing the strong foundation is essential to being an outstanding bassist. I love Jaco and Stanley and all the others, but one must start with a strong foundation or the tune falls apart (Freddy Gruber speaking with Neal Peart is a strong parallel for our drummer friends and he is gone now as well) . Godspeed to all of the outstanding talent now up in heavin in the best band anywhere!
Post Number: 10826
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:37 am: |
Joey; great post on Kitty Wells. Marvelously unaffected was the way she was when performing too; she just played her guitar and sang.
Post Number: 1911
|Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 4:42 pm: |
Here is a great example of Bob Babbitt's bass guitar work.
Post Number: 1899
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:51 pm: |
Obits from the NASHVILLE SCENE newspaper:
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J o e y