Gone too soon....

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Djarum, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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  2. BBW

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    Yes, very sad, indeed, Jason.
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Yes, definitely a bummer. One of the truly great voices that I can recall.
     
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  5. Hyubie

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    The icons in the music industry while I was growing up are going one by one! At the top of my head, the biggest acts back then were Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney. I'm trying to remember more (maybe Cyndi Lauper or Boy George? But I don't think they're in the same league), but still.. that's 2 out of 3 gone!
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Boy George!?!? :smile:

    I concur with the first three. I'd add U2 in there.
     
  7. BillN

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    never liked Madonna or Jacko .....and certainly not Boy Georgie

    Icons - can we add Neil Young, REM and Santana - "proper artistes" with 3 different styles ......... long may they reign ..........although REM have "retired" ......... and Neil is a bit "tired" ...... not sure about Carlos
     
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  8. Landshark

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    Sad yes, but drug abuse does usually lead to a long life
     
  9. Hyubie

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    Hahaha! Sorry to veer this semi-off topic - but at least in that part of the world where I grew up Boy George was a huge hit for quite some time. :smile: I think it's because music video then was really something new and his videos (and certainly his overall persona) was certainly quite different. Plus, IMO he's one of those who sort of embodied the 80s (esp fashion wise).
     
  10. Duane Pandorf

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    How about the Weazin' Geazers. (Rolling Stones)
     
  11. Penny

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    Very sad...why is it that the really great one's go so young.
     
  12. TraamisVOS

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  13. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Im only 30, so some of these artists are way before my time
     
  14. TraamisVOS

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  15. Hyubie

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    I've avoided watching Whitney Houston videos as a sort of "tribute" or just to reminisce, especially since all her songs seem familiar enough (and that's understating it). I gave this video a go, and first thing I thought was I forgot how powerful her voice really was.

    Damn. That Voice.

    Now lost.

    (On a side note, I think that acapella at the start of I Will Always Love You is one of the ballsiest song acts ever.)
     
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  16. TraamisVOS

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    I was actually quite sad when Michael Jackson passed away. And now Whitney as well. I'm not saying I'm a huge fan of these two but their songs did define my childhood during the 80s. It's an era we'll never see again and it seems we'll never see MJ and WH again either.