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Apr 7, 2020 - 7:12:42 PM
112 posts since 4/4/2010

Word coming out now that John Prine has died. COVID-19.

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 04/07/2020 19:57:19

Apr 7, 2020 - 7:21:59 PM
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23834 posts since 7/22/2007

Loved to listen to him singing his songs.  I really thought he'd beat this Covid-19 thing, but he didn't.  He left us with a wealth of songs that always "told it like it is" and made you think about what he was saying.  We just lost another good one.  May he R.I.P.

Apr 7, 2020 - 7:30:51 PM
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Brian T


16926 posts since 6/5/2008

"Hello In There". From his debut album.
Going to take a few weeks to realize he's gone. Dang.

Apr 7, 2020 - 7:44:29 PM

112 posts since 4/4/2010

Been a fan since I first heard "The Great Compromise" in 1971.

Hard to pick a "favorite," but here's two that occupy a special place in my heart for reasons which will remain mine.


Edited by - PickleWurst on 04/07/2020 19:51:23

Apr 7, 2020 - 7:55:28 PM



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Darn,,one of my all time faves. RIP John.  One of his many great tunes, here's "Souvenirs".

Edited by - chuckv97 on 04/07/2020 19:57:15

Apr 7, 2020 - 7:58:52 PM

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Apr 7, 2020 - 8:01:26 PM



6397 posts since 2/9/2010

For Christmas my son got me and him tickets to see John Price in July. Unfortunately that concert was canceled due to John's heart attack. Along with other existing health problems the covid-19 was just 1 too many.

Edited by - donc on 04/07/2020 20:03:35

Apr 7, 2020 - 8:58:15 PM
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14860 posts since 12/2/2005

Prine was a rebel. Sometimes he subscribed - but often didn't - to the idea of "three chords and the truth." Because often, with his best songs, he tossed in a fourth chord - generally, a II or a VII.

But what songs. What SONGS! That man's ability to add one or two syllables, or a completely unexpected rhyme - merciful heavens, any songwriter who doesn't marvel at how he did what he did without being in awe just doesn't pay attention, in my opinion.

Prine had already cheated death several times, so I guess this isn't a surprise. But he was a treasure, and what a legacy of gut-wrenching, thought-provoking, can't-help-but-grin music he left us with.

Godspeed, Mr. Prine. Godspeed.

Apr 7, 2020 - 9:04:19 PM



2795 posts since 10/23/2004

Woke up this morning....put on my slippers....

RIP Mr. Prine

Apr 7, 2020 - 9:54:11 PM

7 posts since 10/28/2019

Very sad news. Thank you Mr. Prine for "those big ol' hearts dancin' in our eyes". I know you're enjoying that cocktail right now.

Apr 7, 2020 - 10:14:07 PM
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29 posts since 8/5/2016

John Prine, thanks for those countless times you have made the world a better place. One song can change your mood and how you look at the day. You and your music have been a part of my life since the early 70's and that will continue.
Your legacy lives on in all that you have touched.

Apr 7, 2020 - 11:00:56 PM



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An interesting situation in John’s career

Apr 8, 2020 - 3:39:37 AM
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99945 posts since 11/7/2007

Sad news indeed. Like many of us, my musical partner and I play a number of John’s incredible songs. They’ll have a greater poignancy from now on.

Apr 8, 2020 - 4:15:57 AM
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99945 posts since 11/7/2007

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am

Apr 8, 2020 - 5:30:07 AM

1322 posts since 11/15/2010

Here's a nice tribute:

John Prine

Apr 8, 2020 - 6:14:49 AM
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3873 posts since 3/11/2004

"CBS This Morning" played a clip from John's recent tune, "When I Get to Heaven." I couldn't keep from crying. Here's a clip from a different concert:

Someone wrote that John Prine was the type of happy guy who made you think that humans just may be OK.


Apr 8, 2020 - 6:43:05 AM
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Paul R


13093 posts since 1/28/2010

RIP, condolences to family and friends. A fine songwriter.

I had dinner with him in '72, fried chicken back at the hotel during the Mariposa Folk Festival. We talked about Steve Goodman's guitar playing. A down to earth guy - if you didn't know who he was or his work, you wouldn't find out from him. No pretension.

Apr 8, 2020 - 7:56:59 AM
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5836 posts since 8/3/2012

Send my mouth way down south

Good-bye, John
say hi to Steve

Apr 8, 2020 - 9:00:13 AM
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1338 posts since 4/6/2004

Of the many many great lines, this one always hits me.
Written and sung from the perspective a woman in a now sad relationship and looking back

"How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say"

From Angel from Montgomery.

So many great songs, as above
Hello in There
Speed of the sound of loneliness
Grandpa was a carpenter
Illegal Smile
Donald and Linda
and the last song of his final album

When I get to Heaven

Apr 8, 2020 - 9:01:01 AM

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Apr 8, 2020 - 10:25:49 AM



14077 posts since 9/27/2007

So Sad after all he's been through. 

Apr 8, 2020 - 12:56:21 PM



343 posts since 3/26/2004

been on that highway a lot always go by rochester to see how big the flood is I just read it in the newpaper about prine that makes me very sad ,

Apr 8, 2020 - 3:39:26 PM

2569 posts since 4/16/2003

I've been listening to John since 1972.

I'd heard he had been stable, a heartbreaker to see that he was gone when I first read it last night.

Rest in peace and fare thee well, John.
You left us many souvenirs.

Apr 10, 2020 - 12:18:34 AM
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Chris Meakin


2940 posts since 5/15/2011

Statement on the death of John, from the President of Ireland.

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