John Prine, revered singer-songwriter, dies of COVID-19 at 73

Discussion in 'The OT' started by trh, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    We lost a legend Tuesday. COVID-19 related.

    I was fortunate enough to see him twice in the early 90's and I still have very fond memories of his concerts.

    Go smoke that 9-mile cigarette now. Youve earned it.

    RIP Sir.
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  2. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    The LA Times headline included the "revered" and because I felt that also I included it in the title. He had his hits, but for many of us around his age this is a John Prine we remember well:

    There is a sadness in the fact that the avoidable-in-the-21st-Century Covid-19 pandemic killed him. RIP John.
  3. AZ.

    AZ. Legend

    Mar 27, 2011
    He was born and grew just a few miles away from me....He was a big name in Chicago through the 70s and 80s.....He will be greatly missed!

  4. bflora

    bflora Legend

    Nov 5, 2007
    The Maywood mailman!
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  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    R.I.P. John.
  6. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Fron Nashville Public Radio:

    A Radio Wake For John Prine

    When John Prine died on April 7 of complications from COVID-19, he left behind boots too big to fill — and an even bigger hole in the heart of our city.

    A legendary songwriter, a gracious mentor and inspiration to new generations of music makers, and perhaps the city’s premier meatloaf connoisseur, Prine deserves the big send-offs we give to great artists and heads of state.

    But we can’t get together in person right now. So WPLN News will host a radio wake, filled with shared memories from friends and fans, and a sampling of Prine’s many memorable songs.

    The program will air Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. on 90.3 WPLN News, and you can stream it here at

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