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    R.I.P. John Prine

    Johns condition is improving and he’s stable his wife announced. He was in critical condition a few days ago on a ventilator with the covid-19 virus. Time to play some of Johns amazing music and hope he gets better.


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    Whew! I was getting worried when I first saw this on the news feeds.
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    Great news. Damn he has written some absolutely killer songs. May he write more.

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    That is fantastic news - he is a national treasure.

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    John was still very ill as of Friday.


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    He’s gone.

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    R.I.P. John Prine

    John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.

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    Wow, that is terrible. Prine was a true talent.

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    I’m sad and I’m very, very angry.

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    RIP.
    Thank you for your music.

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    The poor guy fought so hard from everything and seemed to be on a rebirth as a new group of folks discovered him. I was certainly pulling for him. RIP John.

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    RIP John Prine

    And here I thought I was reading he was doing much better
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...n-2018-974949/

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    He seemed to have been a survivor who weathered other trials before this damn invisible monster got him. Damn it! RIP. Thanks for some unforgettable songs that surely reflected a deep soul. Just fucking damn it!
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    He got better and then took a turn for the worse. This seems to be happening a lot with this virus. This is so sad. A great lyricist and song writer. RIP John thanks for the music and memories


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    On the verge of indecision
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    That's terrible news. John Prine has always been among my favorite singer-songwriters, and a voice of the people. Rest in peace, John.
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    On the verge of indecision
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    Cancer survivor: Mr. Prine underwent cancer surgery in 1998 to remove a tumor in his neck identified as squamous cell cancer, which had damaged his vocal cords. In 2013, he had part of one lung removed to treat lung cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Cancer survivor: Mr. Prine underwent cancer surgery in 1998 to remove a tumor in his neck identified as squamous cell cancer, which had damaged his vocal cords. In 2013, he had part of one lung removed to treat lung cancer.
    Man... That probably didn't put him in a great position to deal with this kind of infection.

    Very sorry to hear this news. I was never a fan of his music, but I liked him as a person and one of my best friends (who passed away a couple years ago) was a huge fan of John Prine. This really makes me sad.

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    R.I.P Dang. We were supposed to see him with Emmylou Harris this summer.
    I like his songs. He had a great way with words.
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    Rest in Peace!.
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    I did see John Prine sometime in the mid 90's. Karla Bonoff opened, Arlo Guthrie closed.

    It was just John and two mics, one below the other for the guitar. It was about 25 songs in eighty minutes.

    It was about as good as it gets.

    Laughing, crying, sometimes in the same instant.

    One of the best performances I have ever seen. Just about life changing.

    My wife and I did not stay for Arlo.

    Entertain Heaven well, John.
    Perhaps finding the happy medium is harder than we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Man... That probably didn't put him in a great position to deal with this kind of infection.
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    The same can be said for the high proportion of smokers in ICUs. Smoking also doubles the rate of skin cancer which he had, even though he had a dark complexion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankh View Post
    I did see John Prine sometime in the mid 90's. Karla Bonoff opened, Arlo Guthrie closed.

    It was just John and two mics, one below the other for the guitar. It was about 25 songs in eighty minutes.

    It was about as good as it gets.

    Laughing, crying, sometimes in the same instant.

    One of the best performances I have ever seen. Just about life changing.

    My wife and I did not stay for Arlo.

    Entertain Heaven well, John.
    I only saw Prine once, but it was just him and his guitar. He held the audience of about 1500 people captive for two hours with his stories and songs.

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    This is a nice piece. Various artists recounting their memories of John Prine.
    https://bittersoutherner.com/the-big...-of-john-prine
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