This month marked the 40th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death, as well as what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Both were taken from us far too soon. Here are ten songs by some other people who left this earth long before they should have:
1. In The Mood – Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
2. Soul Man – The Blues Brothers (John Belushi, 1950-1983)
3. The Sky Is Crying – Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990)
4. Not Alone Any More – The Traveling Wilburys (Roy Orbison, 1936-1988)
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
6. Cool Blues – Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
7. God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
8. I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline (1932-1963)
9. Anarchy In The UK – Sex Pistols (Sid Vicious, 1957-1979)
10. Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Vince Guaraldi, 1928-1976)
I am now observing a moment of silence. Who are you memorializing this week?
Entire song list report: Started with “Off My Line”, by the Spin Doctors. Ended with “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” by John Lee Hooker (1917-2001). That was song 3797, for 67 tunes this week.