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xoxoxoBruce 08-23-2018 05:40 PM

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I defy you to listen to Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones and be put in mind of Brazillian gauchos.
I'm thinkin I'm thinkin.

Gravdigr 08-25-2018 04:21 PM

Yeah, noooooooo...

Gravdigr 08-27-2018 01:47 PM

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Stephen Ray Vaughan

October 3, 1954 - August 27, 1990

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On Monday, August 27, 1990, at 12:50 a.m. (CDT), Vaughan and members of Eric Clapton's touring entourage boarded a Bell 206B helicopter (registration N16933) at Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy, Wisconsin, to travel to Midway International Airport in Chicago, after he concluded an all-star encore jam session at Alpine Valley Music Theatre. A return flight was scheduled for later that night, but when the encore finished, Vaughan was eager to return to Chicago and made the decision to leave immediately. The designated helicopter originally had three seats available, but Vaughan ultimately took the last remaining seat. The helicopter crashed into a nearby ski hill shortly after takeoff.

Vaughan and the four others on board - pilot Jeff Brown, agent Bobby Brooks, bodyguard Nigel Browne, and tour manager Colin Smythe - were all killed. Most fans in the area were unaware of the initial impact, but according to a catering director at the resort, she remembered hearing a boom and felt her trailer shake. The helicopter was identified as being owned by Chicago-based company Omniflight Helicopters. Initial reports of the crash falsely claimed that Clapton had also been killed in the accident.

According to findings from an inquest conducted by the coroner's office in Elkhorn, Vaughan suffered from "massive internal and skull injuries", in addition to severe trauma and rib fractures. The coroner theorized that all five victims were killed instantly, given the severity of their injuries. The bodies were taken to the morgue at Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, where they were kept for relatives and friends to help identify them.

As the subsequent investigation determined, when the aircraft departed, it was operated in foggy weather conditions and visibility was reportedly under two miles, according to a local forecast. The National Transportation Safety Board report stated: "As the third helicopter was departing, it remained at a lower altitude than the others, and the pilot turned southeasterly toward rising terrain. Subsequently, the helicopter crashed on hilly terrain about three-fifths of a mile from the takeoff point." It indicated that the pilot was not qualified to fly the helicopter in foggy weather conditions at night (instrument meteorological conditions). Brown's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records showed that he was qualified to fly by instruments in an airplane, but not in a helicopter. Toxicology tests performed on the victims revealed no traces of drugs or alcohol in their systems.

Vaughan's funeral services were held on August 31, 1990, at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. His body was set in a wooden casket that quickly became adorned with bouquets of flowers, which was carried in a white hearse. An estimated 3,000 mourners were in attendance at the procession. Among attendees at the public ceremony were Jeff Healey, Charlie Sexton, ZZ Top, Colin James, and Buddy Guy. Vaughan was entombed under a grave marker that reads: "Thank you... for all the love you passed our way."

Clodfobble 08-27-2018 02:50 PM

His older brother Jimmy Vaughan still lives in Austin, and used to order occasionally from the Domino's Pizza I worked at. There was one driver who fell all over himself to get assigned those deliveries, but the rest of them didn't know who he was.

Gravdigr 08-28-2018 04:19 PM

He's fairly awesome in his own right, he is.:yesnod:

Gravdigr 09-07-2018 02:09 PM

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August 23, 1946 - September 7, 1978


Gravdigr 09-07-2018 02:31 PM

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January 24, 1947 - September 7, 2003

On his last appearance on Letterman, Zevon knew he was dying, Dave knew he was dying. He gave Letterman his guitar, and brought him to tears.

Gravdigr 09-25-2018 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 996208)
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1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption.

Gravdigr 10-03-2018 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 996644)
October 3, 1954

Born to Jim and Martha Vaughan on this day, a son, Stephen Ray.


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Flint 10-03-2018 04:29 PM

oh man, my bandleader is gonna be depressed tonight

Gravdigr 10-04-2018 03:10 PM

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Janis Lyn Joplin

January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970


On Sunday afternoon, October 4, 1970, producer Paul Rothchild became concerned when Joplin failed to show up at Sunset Sound Recorders for a recording session in which she was scheduled to provide the vocal track for the already-existing instrumental track of the song "Buried Alive in the Blues." In the evening, Full Tilt Boogie's road manager, John Cooke, drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood where Joplin was staying. He saw Joplin's psychedelically painted Porsche 356 C Cabriolet in the parking lot, and upon entering Joplin's room (#105), he found her dead on the floor beside her bed. The official cause of death was a heroin overdose, possibly compounded by alcohol. Cooke believes Joplin had been given heroin that was much more potent than normal, as several of her dealer's other customers also overdosed that week. Her death was ruled as accidental.

Gravdigr 10-20-2018 01:55 PM

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Born on this day, to Kitty and Earl Petty, a son, Thomas Earl.

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October 20, 1950 - October 2, 2017


Gravdigr 10-20-2018 02:01 PM

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Following a performance at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, on October 20, 1977, the band boarded a chartered Convair CV-240 bound for Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they were scheduled to appear at LSU the following night. After running out of fuel they attempted an emergency landing before crashing in a heavily forested area five miles northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi. Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, along with backup singer Cassie Gaines (Steve's older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray were killed on impact; other band members (Collins, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell, Pyle, and Hawkins), tour manager Ron Eckerman, and several road crew suffered serious injuries.

Gravdigr 10-29-2018 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 997827)
October 29

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November 20, 1946 - October 29, 1971


On October 29, 1971, while the band was on a break from touring and recording, Duane Allman was riding his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle at high speed on Hillcrest Avenue, in the western part of Macon, GA. As he approached Bartlett Street, a flatbed truck carrying a lumber crane stopped suddenly in the intersection, forcing him to swerve sharply. He struck either the back of the truck or the ball on the lumber crane and was thrown from the motorcycle, which landed on top of him and skidded another 90 feet with him pinned underneath it, crushing his internal organs. He was alive when he was brought to a hospital, but despite immediate medical treatment, he died several hours later from massive internal injuries.

Duane Allman was 25 yrs old.

ETA: He was 24.

xoxoxoBruce 11-13-2018 12:12 AM

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60 years ago...

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