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all the best,
Sad to see my music heros go away. I saw jGeils band in the 1970's. Opening band was a new band named the Eagles. After jGeils it was Loggins and Messina. I was worn out after Geils set. They were a high energy band. RIP
and if not for NRBQ they would have been the greatest ,still it's definitely a toss up.
I saw the band too many times to count in the Boston area in 1970-1971. This includes the almost famous New Year's 1970 gig at Stonehenge on the banks of the Ipswich River in Ipswich ( Mass of course ). I vaguely remember , it was 1970 after all , dancing outside the club in the cold winter. My late first wife and I were also at the Allman Brothers Boston Common show where J Geils joined the band to play and he more than held his own with Duane. Another memorial evening where sat behind 3 marines in uniform who shared what they had as did we.Now that I remember she was so crazy about the band that we kind of traveled all over New England to see them play.
I think that I'm probably not the only one nostalgic over his death and the rapid passing of an era that was full of unfulfilled promise.
A great one! R.I.P.
These deaths feel like the end of innocence, as we knew it.
That seems unlikely. Rock musicians - particularly after 1966 - were known for crazed drug use, rampant alcoholism, crazed lifestyles, excesses of every imaginable sort, and so on.
Without it being either exaggeration or provocation, I think it may be said with confidence that rock musicians are pretty much the opposite of innocence.
Perhaps you meant that the deaths of them represents a kind of end of the youth of those who were the audience for that music. Your own youth, perhaps?
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