|Posted: April 7, 2006, 6:37 pm - IP Logged|
Rest in peace, Gene. I remember how much I liked his songs. He was a fellow New Englander, from CT. I was very young, but I liked "Mecca" and "24 Hours from Tulsa." Now that I'm writing this, the song "Only Love Can Break The Heart" is in my head. 65 is sort of young to just go to sleep on your back and not wake up, so maybe it was a heart attack. If he was performing with a hip problem at 65, it could have been an overdose or drug interaction. I know several people who have hip problems and they are in a great deal of pain, but I do think it's always better to remember someone in a positive way. I'm happy to know he was still performing for sell-out crowds.
Fly with the angels.