Sunday, 9 February 2014

Dead pop stars

It's amazing how many great performers are still alive lol. And long may that last. Meanwhile, here's my tribute to some of the ones no longer with us. I am presently working on getting this down as a song. I have the tune ready, it's just a case of getting Leo (my son) to translate it on his guitar.

 
Deadstock (Admission Free)

Are you going to Deadstock? I’ll see you there someday
When good soul’s come together, to watch the dead bands play
There’s no ticket for reservation, and no form to apply
It’s an open invitation, to the great gig in the sky

The songs they played were anthems of the time
A mark was made when they were in their prime
I dedicate this song today
To the ones who’ve passed away
Like Jimi say’s
I’ll meet you in the next the world
And come and watch you play

Are you going to Deadstock? I've heard that it’s a scream
Where a crowd that stretches to infinity, is there living the dream
The sun is up there shining and the grass is always dry
And there’s some kind of mushroom there if you’re wanting to get high

The songs they played were anthems of the time
A mark was made when they were in their prime
I dedicate this song today
To the ones that passed away
Like Jimi says
I’ll see you in the next world
And come and watch you play

Ritchie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle, Janis Joplin
Frank Zappa ,John Bonham, Kurt Cobain, Ray Charles , Keith Moon
Marvin Gaye ,Lou Reed, George Harrison, Ian Curtis, Mama Cass
Michael Jackson, Muddy Waters, Amy Winehouse, Joey Ramone
Gram Parsons, Ronnie Van Zant, Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley
Tupac Shakur, Jam Master Jay, Ole dirty Bastard, Easy E
Sid Vicious , Marc Bolan, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran
Ritchie Edwards? Pete De Freitas, Dime Bag Darell, Phil Lynott

Are you going to Deadstock? I’ll see you there someday
When good soul’s come together, to watch the dead bands play
There’s no ticket for reservation, and no form to apply
It’s an open invitation, to the great gig in the sky

Where the visuals are amazing, the sound is crystal clear
And the crowd gets bigger all the time, but the stage is always near
Are you going to Deadstock?  It’s a place for me and you
We can dance all day while the music plays and our friends will be there too

Alex Harvey, Donna Summer, Paul Raven, Jim Morrison
Bob Marley, Cassie Gains, Michael Hutchence, David Bowie
Whitney Huston, Dusty Springfield, Dee Dee Warwick, Patti Page
Stuart Sutcliffe, Steve Marriot, Patsy Cline, Ray Manzarek
Tim Buckley, Tommy Bolin, Dennis Wilson, Ian Stewart,
Robert Calvert, Roy Orbison, Tom Foggerty, Ronnie Lane
Johnny Thunders, Miles Davis, Lawrence Payton, Cozy Powell
Eddie Rabbit, Curtis Mayfield, Ian Dury, Mickey Finn, Lemmy
Steve Gaines, Richard Wright, Ronnie James Dio, Huw Lloyd Langton
John Glascock, Billy Fury, Bill Hayley, Rory Gallagher
Desmond Decker, Gene Vincent, Gregory Isaacs, Jeff Buckley
Phil Everly, Robert Johnson, Hillel Slovak, Alan Wilson
Hank Williams, John Denver, Cliff Burton, Duane Allman
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Strummer, The Notorious B.I.G.
Clarence Johnson,Davy Jones, Adam Yauch, Jon Lord
Pete Seeger, Scott McKenzie, Reg Presley, John Lennon.
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