Dying young -- good career move or not?

Dying young -- good career move or not?

There are 11 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 13, 2006, titled Dying young -- good career move or not?. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

When someone calls the store I work in and asks what kind of vinyl we're looking for, we first say mostly rock 'n' roll records, but specifically we are always buying LPs from the Allman Brothers, the Beatles , ...

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Chris

Lockwood, NY

#1 Oct 13, 2006
Jim Morrison's music was fueled by drugs and alcohol - his was always a one-way ticket to an early grave. Without the "fuel," he probably would have been an accountant or something. ;)

(Ray Davies came close to oblivion in the early 1970s, but pulled back from the brink just in time.)
Susie Ridgeway

United States

#2 Oct 13, 2006
The only thing I don't like about this article is the title. How can dying young be a good career move? We don't choose when we die.
I liked the article well enough, though to send it to my Psychology Instructor. I thought she might find it interesting.
Paula

Cary, NC

#3 Oct 16, 2006
I agree. The music they made is some of the best I've ever heard and certainly head and shoulders above much of what's being written today. I wish almost every day that Duane Allman was still with us, and Hendrix and Lennon....saw Eric Clapton last night in Raleigh, and he played selections from the Derek and the Dominos days, with Derek Trucks on slide. Trucks was excellent, but what would I have given to see Duane play with Clapton! Nice connections though, as Trucks is nephew of Butch Trucks,(still) drummer with Allman Bros. I've seen Knopfler twice recently (with Emmylou and solo) also saw Emmylou solo - they are making the most wonderful music now! What would the musical landscape look like if the others were still around? One can only imagine.
Mark

Chattanooga, TN

#4 Oct 29, 2006
Paula wrote:
I agree. The music they made is some of the best I've ever heard and certainly head and shoulders above much of what's being written today. I wish almost every day that Duane Allman was still with us, and Hendrix and Lennon....saw Eric Clapton last night in Raleigh, and he played selections from the Derek and the Dominos days, with Derek Trucks on slide. Trucks was excellent, but what would I have given to see Duane play with Clapton! Nice connections though, as Trucks is nephew of Butch Trucks,(still) drummer with Allman Bros. I've seen Knopfler twice recently (with Emmylou and solo) also saw Emmylou solo - they are making the most wonderful music now! What would the musical landscape look like if the others were still around? One can only imagine.
Hey Guys and Girls Lets not forget Stevie Ray Vaughan he rekindled the BLUES in the 1980's and died so young.
Mark

Chattanooga, TN

#5 Oct 29, 2006
Hey Guys and Girls Lets not forget Stevie Ray Vaughan he rekindled the BLUES in the 1980's and died so young.
Phantom

Whangarei, New Zealand

#6 Dec 1, 2006
Read Danny Sugerman's Book 'Appetite For Destruction', it is a fascinating insight into rock n' roll and dying young.
s f atkinson

UK

#7 Jan 4, 2007
be for he deid atkinson, play that guitar so fine just like a angel like bonnie and emmylou, he must have be on of henny,s atkinsonm missip..
Glenn Dale Bridges

United States

#8 Jan 9, 2007
Buddy Holly set the standard for Rock n Roll. Rave On Buddy.......
Buddy was the greatest when we were all attending Turner Falls High
in Southern Oklahoma during the late '50s.....Heck, we made him an
honorary Coyote.....In Heaven, Buddy is still Raving, and after all of these years, we are still Craving for his music. Long live Buddy Holly.
celticvike

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Jun 28, 2007
Mark wrote:
Hey Guys and Girls Lets not forget Stevie Ray Vaughan he rekindled the BLUES in the 1980's and died so young.
I saw stevie ray in denver at red rocks, b.b. king opened up for him. I wanted to see b.b.king play before he passed on, he is still with and stevie is gone. you just never know do you?

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#10 Jun 28, 2007
BUDDY HOLLY ROCKS.....JIM MORRISON ROCKS.....JOHN LENNON ROCKS.....GEORGE HARRISON ROCKS......MICHAEL HUTCHECE ROCKS....JIMI HENDRIX ROCKS...BOB MARLEY ROCKS........STEVIE RAY VAUGHN ROCKS...ELVIS PRESLEY ROCKS.....HEAVEN IS ROCKIN TONIGHT...

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#11 Jun 28, 2007
Chris wrote:
Jim Morrison's music was fueled by drugs and alcohol - his was always a one-way ticket to an early grave. Without the "fuel," he probably would have been an accountant or something. ;)
(Ray Davies came close to oblivion in the early 1970s, but pulled back from the brink just in time.)
if the drugs helped make their awesome music, well, light it up.......

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