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  posted on 8/24/2019 at 04:31 PM
In order of MOST shocking starting with #1:

1. David Crosby
2. Ozzy Osbourne
3. Ginger Baker
4. Keith Richards
5. Brian Wilson

I know many would put Richards #1, but after reading "Life" some years back, I understand. He admitted to doing lots of drugs, but said he always limited the quantity and never went overboard. Undoubtedly the reason he's still around. Without a liver transplant, Crosby would have left us many years ago. And by the way, Best Wishes to Brian Wilson. If you didn't know, he cancelled his upcoming tour due to mental health issues.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2019 at 06:52 PM
Elvis
 

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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 09:12 AM
off the top of my head.....

1) Kieth Richards
2) Keith Richards
3) Keith Richards
4) Ginger Baker
5) Dickey Betts
6) Phil Lesh
7) Ronnie Wood
8) Aerosmith (half of them at least)
8) Eric Clapton

 

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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 12:03 PM
1) Keith Richards
2) Ozzy Osbourne
3) Axl Rose
4) David Crosby
5) Jerry Lee Lewis

 

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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 12:50 PM
Keith Richards
Ginger Baker

 

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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 01:20 PM
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1) Kieth Richards
2) Keith Richards
3) Keith Richard


LOL

 

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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 01:43 PM
Not so much shocked as admire their longevity:

Little Richard 86
John Mayall 85 - still touring
Sonny Rollins 88 - still active
Willie Nelson 86 - still touring extensively
Loretta Lynn 87
Wayne Shorter 86 - still performing
Yoko Ono 86

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 09:57 AM
This thread was about musicians. The presence of Yoko on your list disturbs me.
 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 10:01 AM
Keef's only 75 ... with the organs of an 86 year old, perhaps - but still only 75.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 03:23 PM
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Keef's only 75


Just a pup!

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 04:45 PM
leslie west

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 06:57 PM
You could've made a lot of money if 20 years ago you bet that by 2017 Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince would all be dead, but all members of Motley Crue and Guns n Roses would still be alive.
 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 10:16 PM
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Not so much shocked as admire their longevity:

Yoko Ono 86


This one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMN_vYjmYRk

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 10:22 PM
^ No way Im clicking that link!

Yes, Leslie West. Hope he is getting by ok, old Leslie, love ya man!

 

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  posted on 8/27/2019 at 07:15 AM
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Elvis


This reminds me of an awesome joke from a former coworker where he asks if anyone wants to see his Elvis impersonation. He then folds his hands across his chest and closes his eyes. Classic.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2019 at 12:36 PM
Shane MacGowan

 

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  posted on 8/28/2019 at 06:15 PM
Gordon Lightfoot
Garth Hudson from the Band
Bill Ward from Black Sabbath



[Edited on 8/28/2019 by fender31]

 

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  posted on 8/28/2019 at 06:43 PM
Aerosmith.
 

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  posted on 8/28/2019 at 07:02 PM
Pete Way

 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 06:01 PM
Steve Earle.
 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 09:02 PM
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YEP.

Read his bio quite a few years back. At one point he was addicted to both heroin and freebase..........at the same time. To say he was gone would be the world's greatest understatement. And yeah, he was very close to death at one point.

Even more shocking was his comeback. He had warrants out on both drug and weapons charges and was living on the lam. One day he decided that he just could not do it anymore. He walked into a police station, put his hands out and said, "Take me."

He cleaned up in prison. He hadn't written in several years at least, the drugs robbed him of that creativity. While in prison someone gave him a guitar and, now clean, he began to play. And practice. and write. I'm not trying to make any grand statements here, but the record that came out of that period to me personally is the greatest Americana record I have ever heard: Train A-Comin'. It was nominated for a Grammy Award (didn't win, which shocks me). As soon as he got rid of the drugs, all the creative juices were loosened up again.



[Edited on 9/5/2019 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 09:13 PM
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YEP.

Read his bio quite a few years back. At one point he was addicted to both heroin and freebase..........at the same time. To say he was gone would be the world's greatest understatement. And yeah, he was very close to death at one point.

Even more shocking was his comeback. He had warrants out on both drug and weapons charges and was living on the lam. One day he decided that he just could not do it anymore. He walked into a police station, put his hands out and said, "Take me."

He cleaned up in prison. He hadn't written in several years at least, the drugs robbed him of that creativity. While in prison someone gave him a guitar and, now clean, he began to play. And practice. and write. I'm not trying to make any grand statements here, but the record that came out of that period to me personally is the greatest Americana record I have ever heard: Train A-Comin'. It was nominated for a Grammy Award (didn't win, which shocks me). As soon as he got rid of the drugs, all the creative juices were loosened up again.



[Edited on 9/5/2019 by robslob]
Thats how I remember it. 1996- 2003 saw lots of good stuff from him, including a club gig I saw in 96 with his full band"The Dukes".

 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 09:45 PM
David Crosby for the simple fact of not having his fat ass taken out into an ally and beaten to a pulp.
Disgusting human being. I've read a lot of music bios and have never read a positive comment about his character.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 11:00 PM

Ok ok we get it you dont like David Crosby, no reason to repeatedly call for extreme violence and death to befall him. Damn!

 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 11:29 PM
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Ok ok we get it you dont like David Crosby, no reason to repeatedly call for extreme violence and death to befall him. Damn!


Agreed, some time in a cellar with a Life insurance salesman seems appropriate enough.

 

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