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Bakersfield's got the Blues - Merle Haggard RIP

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    "Legendary" gets tossed around a lot these days, but Merle was someone it actually applied to. It's a big loss for the world of music.

    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

  • #2
    This is a sad one. RIP, Mr Haggard.

    "Sing Me Back Home," live from 2009.

    Last edited by blue2blue; 04-06-2016, 01:37 PM.

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    • #3
      He was a voice for the 'working man' in country music. During that time period, he was one of the blue collar singers on the radio. Actually got to see him as a kid in the old (now closed) Sunset Park outdoor venue in Pennsylvania. Always liked him. Probably one of my favorite songs of his was 'Momma Tried'. Seemed to apply in one way or another to a lot of folks.
      The Mandolin Picker

      "Bless your hearts... and all your vital organs" - John Duffy

      "Got time to breath, got time for music!"- Briscoe Darling, Jr.


      • #4

        Always loved this song.

        RIP Merle

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