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RepentWalpurgis
12-22-2014, 11:28 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761

Wow. RIP.

Joe's been out in Western Colorado for the past 20 years or so, living a quiet life.

I saw him in Peoria in about 1980, and he was so hammered he fell off the stage. His Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour was legendary for it's debauchery, even among other out-of-control rockers. He got it together, though, and has been living a good life.

This sucks.

RepentWalpurgis
12-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Leon wrote a song about that tour:

Kids, planes, runway strikes
Flashy pimps and family fights
Spotted dogs, blood-shot eyes
Our space captain laughs and tries
To understand the scheme of things

But just in time the scene has changed
The bus is here, bring the beer
Sherman’s reading Shakespeare
Movie makers, boobie shakers
And Saxy airplane ticket takers

Union members
Leo Fender’s pride and joy
Electric toy
Teachers, learners
Incense burners
Religious leaders and chronic bleeders
Thieves and pirates on a ride
It’s a hippie commune bonafied

But Okies and Limeys, curtain climbers
Stones and future Dominoes
Know which way the wind blows
Stolen cola no one knows
The shadow do
But it’s still a shady crew

‘Cause I love her, and she loves me
Just myself and forty friends
In the name of Cocker Power
Out here on the road again
With Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Pick Six
12-22-2014, 12:37 PM
RIP to a great musician...

TailgateNut
12-22-2014, 01:12 PM
one of my favorites.....RIP

Bronco Yoda
12-23-2014, 06:36 AM
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ShiftyEyedWaterboy
12-29-2014, 02:40 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30582761

Wow. RIP.

Joe's been out in Western Colorado for the past 20 years or so, living a quiet life.

I saw him in Peoria in about 1980, and he was so hammered he fell off the stage. His Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour was legendary for it's debauchery, even among other out-of-control rockers. He got it together, though, and has been living a good life.

This sucks.

Yeah, he was ****faced when my dad saw him too. He used to forge media passes to concerts when he was living in Germany. Has a great shot of Joe pointing and looking right at him. He was the only other person on stage.

Love his cover of "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

Smiling Assassin27
12-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Damn, this guy and his amazing voice will be missed. Drastically underrated.