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ggw

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5580 on: November 23, 2017, 11:46:34 am »
George Avakian

Over the course of a career that began when he was in college, Mr. Avakian (pronounced a-VOCK-ee-an) was involved in virtually every facet of the music industry. He helped popularize the long-playing record; organized the first jazz reissue series, preserving the recorded legacies of Louis Armstrong and other pioneers; and introduced Édith Piaf to American audiences.

He made his most lasting mark as a jazz producer with Columbia Records in the 1950s. He brought Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis to the label, helping to transform them from artists with a loyal but limited audience to international celebrities. He signed Johnny Mathis, then an unknown jazz singer, and oversaw his emergence as a chart-topping pop star. He persuaded Louis Armstrong to record the German theater song “Mack the Knife,” an unlikely vehicle that became one of his biggest hits. And he supervised the recording of Duke Ellington’s performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, which revitalized Ellington’s career.

hutch

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5581 on: November 23, 2017, 12:07:24 pm »
A heavyweight for sure

evilizac

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5582 on: November 23, 2017, 08:19:28 pm »
Umm... Tommy Keene. Saw it on a Paul Westerberg Facebook group.
WHAT?

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5583 on: November 23, 2017, 08:50:23 pm »
yup said news on Tommy Keene...
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hutch

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5584 on: November 23, 2017, 08:53:00 pm »
Ugh..what???

StoneTheCrow

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5585 on: November 23, 2017, 08:54:59 pm »
Does anyone know what happened?


hutch

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5586 on: November 23, 2017, 08:57:46 pm »
His website says he "died peacefully in his sleep"


He was 59 years old.

StoneTheCrow

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5587 on: November 23, 2017, 09:22:06 pm »
Was he sick?

This saddens me. He was always playing around town. And great every time I saw him.

Gonna miss him.

shemptiness

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5588 on: November 23, 2017, 11:21:06 pm »
Fuck



Opening for Matthew Sweet in Annapolis in September.

Fuck.
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ggw

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5589 on: November 24, 2017, 12:10:19 am »
Sad.

Space Freely

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5590 on: November 24, 2017, 12:22:12 am »
Pretty sure that's Jay Bennett on lead guitar in this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCj0nw24UaQ

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5591 on: November 24, 2017, 03:09:51 am »
oh wow that's awful. R.I.P. Tommy Keene.

Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5592 on: November 24, 2017, 03:41:54 pm »
I’m just glad Bags didn’t live long enough to see this news. Would’ve broken her heart.
LVMH

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #5593 on: November 24, 2017, 04:57:22 pm »
Pretty sure that's Jay Bennett on lead guitar in this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCj0nw24UaQ


Additional musicians:
Jay Bennett - guitar on "Turning on Blue" and "We Started Over Again"