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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Legendary WWF/WWE manager Paul Bearer died yesterday at 58.

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    Guitar player extraordinare Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame died this week of complications following surgery. Alvin & the band burst onto the scene in a big way with his incredible guitar solo on the song Goin Home at Woodstock. Alvin had been living in Nashville & released his last album last August. Another of the greats gone to the great gig in the sky. Goin Home Alvin, Goin Home.

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    I know folks around here don't respond to the old time rockers passing away, I mean Alvin Lee died & no one commented. But, I have to report another. Peter Banks, the original lead guitar player for Yes died yesterday in London at the age of 65. He was with the band for their first 2 albums between 1969 & 1970 & left, or was asked to leave, due to creative differences. Anyway, the old rockers are departing us. RIP Mr. Banks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker View Post
    I know folks around here don't respond to the old time rockers passing away, I mean Alvin Lee died & no one commented. But, I have to report another. Peter Banks, the original lead guitar player for Yes died yesterday in London at the age of 65. He was with the band for their first 2 albums between 1969 & 1970 & left, or was asked to leave, due to creative differences. Anyway, the old rockers are departing us. RIP Mr. Banks!
    I love old rock and the music from 60's and 70's. I wasn't familiar with Alvin Lee or Peter Banks, but I googled them and saw what great contributions they made to the world with their music. Mr. Lee's Woodstock preformance of Going Home is quite awesome. Peter Banks was in Yes, as you stated. I do recall a hit they had in the US called Owner of A Lonely Heart, though it was one of many hits they had world wide. It is such a shame to lose these talented people.

    I dread the day we may lose some of my favorites. They are approaching their senior years and I can't even write their name here it's so scary. I'm sure you know who they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker View Post
    I know folks around here don't respond to the old time rockers passing away, I mean Alvin Lee died & no one commented. But, I have to report another. Peter Banks, the original lead guitar player for Yes died yesterday in London at the age of 65. He was with the band for their first 2 albums between 1969 & 1970 & left, or was asked to leave, due to creative differences. Anyway, the old rockers are departing us. RIP Mr. Banks!
    I don't respond to much in here because really, what is there to say. But if I was going to, I would have responded to the news of Alvin Lee's passing. Watt is one of my favourite records, and it still sounds fresh today and its individual songs don't sound out of place mixed in my predominantly more au courant music collection. In fact, My Baby Left Me is the last song I heard before I turned off the player as I arrived home this evening.

    And another addition to the "old time rockers passing away" list, Clive Burr 56,, drummer on Iron Maiden's first three records, died due to complications from multiple sclerosis.
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    Rattus, I just read about Clive Burr. From all accounts he was a really decent guy.

    As to Alvin Lee, I had the opportunity to see Ten Years After 2 times & he was one of the best guitar players I ever saw. I bought all their albums & loved Watt as well as Crickelwood Green & A Space In Time. The greats are departing all to soon.

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    Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies, plus more) has died at 65 following complications from heart surgery.

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    That really sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2 View Post
    That really sucks.
    Yes it does.
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