Everyone is Mortal RIP Little Richard

Richard Penniman was an American musician, singer, songwriter who laid the foundation for rock and roll. He died of bone cancer on 9 May 2020 Everyone is mortalEveryone will dieLittle Richard passed awayMany said goodbye Reader you are mortalReader you will dieEven I as poetSome day I will die Don MatthewsNovember 2020

Remembering Max Merritt

Max Merritt was a New Zealand singer/songwriter.He died of autoimmune disease on 24 September 2020, age 79 Lyrics at end Baby I’ve been watching youWatching everything you doAnd I just can’t help but feelingSomeone else is stealing you away from meI see it written in your eyesYou confirm it with your liesThough the web thatContinue reading “Remembering Max Merritt”

Remembering Donna Summer – Queen of Disco

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known professionally as Donna Summer, was an American singer/songwriter/actress She died on 17 May 2011 of lung cancer Lyrics at end Ooh it’s so good, it’s so goodIt’s so good, it’s so goodIt’s so goodOoh I’m in love, I’m in loveI’m in love, I’m in loveI’m in loveOoh I feel love, IContinue reading “Remembering Donna Summer – Queen of Disco”

Remembering Arethra Franklin

Arethra Franklin was an American singer/songwriter/actor/pianist. She died of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour on 16 August 2018, age 76 The first video is a dynamite performance of ‘Think’ from 1989 The second is from 1968 of ‘A Natural Woman, co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin The third is from 2015, three years before her death,Continue reading “Remembering Arethra Franklin”

Remembering Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim, born Herbert Butros Khaury, was an American singer/ukulele player. After having a heart attack while performing he was warned not to perform again. He ignored the warning and died of another heart attack during a performance on 30 November 1996, age 64 Lyrics at end Tiptoe through the windowBy the window, that isContinue reading “Remembering Tiny Tim”

Remembering Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker was an English singer known for his gravelly voice and shaking mannerisms. He suffered from alcoholism and died of lung cancer on 22 December 2014, age 70. He still is the greatest non-black soul singer known. The first two videos are of the same song, ‘Feelin’ Alright’, at an early then later (2001?)Continue reading “Remembering Joe Cocker”


JJ Cale was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.He died on 26 July 2013 of a heart attack, age 74 Lyrics at end From the California shore to New York CityThe beat don’t never stopYou can hear it on the radio anywhere you goIt’s steady as the rhythm of a clockIt cuts through the noiseContinue reading “RIP JJ Cale”

RIP Avicii, Dead at 28 (world famous dj)

Tim Bergling (Avicii) was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, singer and songwriter. He suffered stress and poor mental health. On 20 April 2018 he committed suicide, age 28 Avicii, a world-famous DJPerformed with the great Rolling StonesConcerned with his health and wellbeingAt 28, dead, and now gone As poet I want to reflectWhatContinue reading “RIP Avicii, Dead at 28 (world famous dj)”

Everyone Is Mortal RIP Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens was a Mexican/American singer/songwriter who died in a plane crash along with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper in 1959, age 17 Everyone is mortalEveryone will dieRitchie Valens passed awayMany said goodbye Reader you are mortalReader you will dieEven I as poetSome day I will die Don MatthewsNovember 2020