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20 May 2022, 9:36 am

Can't really say it's a 'sad day', more like a life well lived and a lot of people would say dying before your 80's can be a blessing (I got into that discussion when Chick Corea died at the same age a few years back).

Stuff he wrote back in the early 80's is still fresh to my ears, in a similar way to Pat Metheny.


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21 May 2022, 2:47 am

he filled a musically psychic hole in many of us through his output.



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27 Jul 2022, 4:41 pm

Of course, Chariots of Fire is the one most people will remember. When I was really little (early-mid 80s), Sesame Street did a parody called "Chariots of Fur" with Grover, Herry, Telly, et al. I thought they were saying "Beautiful Fly".



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28 Jul 2022, 6:39 pm

he was a copy of nobody, that's for sure, and he'll be missed. another gifted matriculated member of the heavenly chorale.