2016 Keeps on Suckin’. Glenn Frey dies at age 67
Sfgate.com writes, “Eagles co-founder and music legend Glenn Frey, 67, died of complications from ongoing health problems on Monday in New York City. ”
The Eagles official Facebook page wrote, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016. Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.”
2016 Continues to suck with yet another death of a talented musician. “What the hell?” I wrote on my friend’s post. Sad to say it’s math. Musicians and artists popular in the 1960’s and 70’s are going to start dying as they are in their late 60s to mid 70s in age. Cancer has been the culprit in many instances. Several of my Facebook friend’s have written “F*** Cancer!” in a mournful rage.
I have been an Eagles fan ever since my older sister liked them. I became a fan of most of the music she listened to. Its part of our bond and my youth. My sister was tragically killed when she was 28. Through bands like the Eagles, Bowie, Motorhead, Queen, and dozens more I continue to share my life with her making it painful as they die off.
Eagles – Hotel California – Live Version – HD
Another notable musician also died today: Dale ‘Buffin’ Griffin, the drummer of Mott the Hoople. The all female cover band, The Killer Queens posted, “Mott the Hoople was a major influence in Queen’s early history. They toured together and even wrote about them in Now I’m Here.” (Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen died in November of 1991.)
Rolling Stone magazine writes, “Dale “Buffin” Griffin, drummer and founding member of the Seventies glam rock group Mott the Hoople, passed away Sunday in his sleep following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 67. The band’s manager Peter Purnell confirmed Griffin’s death to the BBC, adding that the drummer was “one of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.” Griffin’s death comes just one week after the passing of David Bowie, who penned and produced Mott the Hoople’s biggest hit, “All the Young Dudes.”
Mott the Hoople All The Young Dudes