Over the past couple of months we have lost some very talented artists. Being in the studio like I am I always admired George Martin and his work. So I was very sad to see him pass. I always thought as far as bass players go Chris Squire was in the top 5 in the world. So as with Martin I was sad to see him pass. Keith Emerson always amazed me and I was very surprised to see that he committed suicide. The band I was in back in the 70's did a lot of David Bowie covers so his passing was a real bummer. Today Prince passed away and I'm not really feeling anything about it. I'm not saying he wasnt talented, just not my taste music wise. So where am I going with this? All the coverage I have seen today is painting this guy as some genius composer. If I had a dollar for everytime I heard the word "shocking" when they mentioned his death I would have a nice sum to put in the bank. My thought on this is that all the people I mentioned above, to me anyway brought more to this world then Prince did. Yet the coverage for those mentioned above was nothing compared to what I'm hearing today. Really makes me wonder why people like Beiber, Spears, Fifty Cent, etc. as well as Prince are held in such high esteem in this music business. You don't hear much about the people that really started all this like BB King or Chuck Berry, etc. That of course is my thought and based on the coverage today, many people don't share those same thoughts. Oh well, to each his own.
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