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  • Irishize
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    Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
    A public shaming is order for your omission of one George Foster.
    Got to meet Foster at a baseball banquet years ago. It also included Gary Matthews & Steve Garvey. They were honorary captains for the National Amatuer All-Star Baseball Tournament that showcased future college/pro players back in the mid-90s. The keynote speaker at the banquet was Bruce Jenner.

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  • Cackalacky2.0
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    Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
    A public shaming is order for your omission of one George Foster.
    Well deserved :(

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  • BobbyMac
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    Originally posted by Cackalacky2.0 View Post
    The Big Red Machine..... lordamercy... what a great era.
    Pete Rose
    Johnny Bench
    Joe Morgan
    Ken Griffey
    Dave Concepcion
    Tony Perez

    I went to plenty of games at Riverfront as a child unfortunately I missed this era by about 4 years.
    A public shaming is order for your omission of one George Foster.

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  • Irishize
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    The Heavenly Hall of Fame continues to grow. Unreal. I had no idea Morgan had been ill. He set the standard for all around 2B play in the modern era.

    Back-to-back MVP in 75-76. Most forget he was an AS w/ the Colt 45s/Astros before being traded to Cincinnati. Not a Reds fan but always loved Morgan & his style of play.

    Ford didn’t shock me as he had to be approaching 90 and wasn’t in the public anymore. He was the ace of a ton of WS Champ Yankee teams. Seems like he pitched forever.

    I wasn’t surprised at Seaver’s passing either. I watched the video of his Mets teammates visiting him at his vineyard in CA when he was struggling w/ Alzheimer’s. Really bittersweet to watch.

    IIRC, Brock had been battling diabetes & may have had an amputation of part of his leg. How ironic for an athlete who accomplished so much w/ his legs. Great all-around player and involved in one of the worst trades the Cubs ever made...to their rival no less....Lou Brock to STL for pitcher Ernie Broglio.

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  • Cackalacky2.0
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    The Big Red Machine..... lordamercy... what a great era.
    Pete Rose
    Johnny Bench
    Joe Morgan
    Ken Griffey
    Dave Concepcion
    Tony Perez

    I went to plenty of games at Riverfront as a child unfortunately I missed this era by about 4 years.

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  • GowerND11
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    Originally posted by ACamp1900 View Post
    Hate to be morbid but these have been hitting hard since Boseman,... Someone better bubble wrap Hank Aaron and Eric Clapton,... I donít think I could take either of my guys right now.
    Don'tttt.......

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  • ACamp1900
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    Hate to be morbid but these have been hitting hard since Boseman,... Someone better bubble wrap Hank Aaron and Eric Clapton,... I don’t think I could take either of my guys right now.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Irish2155 View Post
    Tom Terrific is probably throwing Little Joe some BP at the ballpark in Heaven as I type. Whitey Ford getting lose in the pen.

    RIP.
    Whitey out of the pen? Ha!

    Being a Yankees fan I had a dislike for the Big Red Machine, but there were very few second basemen that had the speed and power of Joe. He was the heart and soul of the Reds. RIP Joe.

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  • tadman95
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    Saw The Big Red Machine play in Atlanta with Hank Aaron. Had some great pics that have unfortunately been lost thru the years.

    RIP Joe

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  • Sherm Sticky
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    Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
    Far too young to have the pleasure of watching him play but he was so damn good for Sunday Night Baseball. There are only a couple of sports voices that I will always carry with me and Joe Morgan on Sunday Night Baseball is one of them.

    I’m in the same boat as you. Looked forward to Sunday nights baseball growing up with Joe Morgan and Jon Miller. This is very sad Joe Morgan died and he is to young to have passed. RIP


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  • Luckylucci
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    Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
    Make it stop! Not Joe. He was my hero when I was little. Used to cock my elbow just him. This is gut wrenching. Little League was my childhood and Joe's at the top of 70's baseball for me along with his Big Red Machine teammates.

    He was also just as good a broadcaster as a player. He and Jon Miller were one of the greatest broadcast teams in any sport ever. They made Sunday Night Baseball a guaranteed watch for me for half my life it seems.

    RIP Joe.
    Far too young to have the pleasure of watching him play but he was so damn good for Sunday Night Baseball. There are only a couple of sports voices that I will always carry with me and Joe Morgan on Sunday Night Baseball is one of them.

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  • Irish2155
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    Tom Terrific is probably throwing Little Joe some BP at the ballpark in Heaven as I type. Whitey Ford getting lose in the pen.

    RIP.

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  • NDohio
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    Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
    Make it stop! Not Joe. He was my hero when I was little. Used to cock my elbow just him. This is gut wrenching. Little League was my childhood and Joe's at the top of 70's baseball for me along with his Big Red Machine teammates.

    He was also just as good a broadcaster as a player. He and Jon Miller were one of the greatest broadcast teams in any sport ever. They made Sunday Night Baseball a guaranteed watch for me for half my life it seems.

    RIP Joe.
    I am right there with ya. I played second and had the tiny glove just like him. I went to a Big Red Machine camp when I was young - it was amazing, they would never do this in today's world, but we got to spend about 30 minutes with a player from the Big Red Machine that played your position. Most of the position groups had back-up players show up. Joe, Johnny Bench and Geronimo were the only three stars that took part in the camp. Joe taught me how to trap the ball between my glove and barehand on double plays instead of actually catching the ball. I was probably 7 or 8 at the time.
    I thought that was the coolest thing ever.

    This one made me hurt inside.

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  • Senoj13
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    Tom Seaver, Whitey Ford and Joe Morgan in the same month. This has to stop

    Sorry...just saw Seaver passed away Aug 31....but still.......
    Last edited by Senoj13; 10-12-2020, 02:12 PM.

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  • Old Man Mike
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    I used to put Joe Morgan at Second Base on my all-time Baseball All-Star teams. Bench was the catcher.

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  • BobbyMac
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    Make it stop! Not Joe. He was my hero when I was little. Used to cock my elbow just him. This is gut wrenching. Little League was my childhood and Joe's at the top of 70's baseball for me along with his Big Red Machine teammates.

    He was also just as good a broadcaster as a player. He and Jon Miller were one of the greatest broadcast teams in any sport ever. They made Sunday Night Baseball a guaranteed watch for me for half my life it seems.

    RIP Joe.

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  • NDohio
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    Man, this sucks...Joe Morgan...RIP.

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  • yankeehater
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    Yankees great Whitey Ford has left us. 91, my all time favorite pitcher. Going to join one hell of a lineup up there.
    Sad news! Baseball has been losing a lot of their legends of late. I have a baseball in my collection signed by Whitey Ford.

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  • Irish#1
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    Yankees great Whitey Ford has left us. 91, my all time favorite pitcher. Going to join one hell of a lineup up there.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by ARALOU View Post
    I saw them with Alice on Chains, Chains killed it and did Man in the Box as an encore. We had no idea who they were until that played. We saw them 3 times in one year traveling around. Some friends worked for the airlines and got tickets real cheap. The ones that didn't get cheap plane seats got to share a room for free. I have seen Nugent several times but probably won't go to any more shows at all. The last one I went to was Thorogood in a smaller venue. I also saw Ted in the same place a year or two before. It was on second avenue in Nashville.
    Can you sew them shut?

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  • ARALOU
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    I saw them with Alice on Chains, Chains killed it and did Man in the Box as an encore. We had no idea who they were until that played. We saw them 3 times in one year traveling around. Some friends worked for the airlines and got tickets real cheap. The ones that didn't get cheap plane seats got to share a room for free. I have seen Nugent several times but probably won't go to any more shows at all. The last one I went to was Thorogood in a smaller venue. I also saw Ted in the same place a year or two before. It was on second avenue in Nashville.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by ARALOU View Post
    I have seen VH at least a dozen times. All shows were rocking. I liked both versions but prefer the Hagar version a little more but always thought Fair Warning may be their best record. I have seen two opening bands get booed of the stage. I even saw a headliners encore get exclusive chants for Van Halen even though they were a opening act. That was when they opened for Black Sabbath in the early years and pretty much blew them off the stage.
    I've seen them several times, but a dozen is wow. I remember the VH/BS tour and was too young to go. What's interesting, is that while I normally remember opening acts for most of the early concerts back then, I don't have a good memory of opening acts for VH. I think it's just because they were so incredible and blew everyone else away. I think Ratt opened up for them one time, or maybe it was Cinderella. I still have my Ts from 1984 and 5150 still somewhere in the attic. I saw Ozzy a few times and thought they were incredible.

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  • Senoj13
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    Originally posted by ARALOU View Post
    I have seen VH at least a dozen times. All shows were rocking. I liked both versions but prefer the Hagar version a little more but always thought Fair Warning may be their best record. I have seen two opening bands get booed of the stage. I even saw a headliners encore get exclusive chants for Van Halen even though they were a opening act. That was when they opened for Black Sabbath in the early years and pretty much blew them off the stage.
    I saw Alice In Chains get booed pretty bad back in the early 90s when they opened for VH. Unbelievable.

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  • ARALOU
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    Wow, that is rare I would think! The grandson thing.

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  • IHateMarkMay
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    Johnny Nash, singer of "I Can See Clearly Now", passed yesterday. Mostly buried under EVH's news.

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  • ACamp1900
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    I guess President Tyler’s grandson died recently,... one of those cool historical points where a President from the 1840’s still had living grandchildren.

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  • ARALOU
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    I have seen VH at least a dozen times. All shows were rocking. I liked both versions but prefer the Hagar version a little more but always thought Fair Warning may be their best record. I have seen two opening bands get booed of the stage. I even saw a headliners encore get exclusive chants for Van Halen even though they were a opening act. That was when they opened for Black Sabbath in the early years and pretty much blew them off the stage.

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  • Senoj13
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    First saw VH on June 11, 1988 at the now torn down JFK stadium in Philly. Just found a bootleg version of the whole show on YouTube. Opener was Summer Nights. Great show

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  • Irish#1
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    Really enjoyed Pretty Woman much more than the Roy Orbison version. Don't forget he was married to Valerie Bertinelli for quite a while. She's held up well over the years.

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  • NDBoiler
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    Originally posted by Sea Turtle View Post
    Panama
    Hot for teacher
    Black and blue
    Jamie's Cryin'
    Pretty woman
    Mean Street
    Summer Nights
    Unchained
    5150
    Cathedral

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  • Bishop2b5
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    It's now being reported that Eddie had also been battling lung cancer and that over the last few days his condition worsened dramatically as doctors discovered it had spread to several organs, including his brain.

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  • Sea Turtle
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    Originally posted by yankeehater View Post
    My top five Van Halen songs:
    Runnin' with Devil
    Jamie's Cryin'
    Unchained
    Dance the Night Away
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Panama
    Hot for teacher
    Black and blue
    Jamie's Cryin'
    Pretty woman

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by yankeehater View Post
    My top five Van Halen songs:
    Runnin' with Devil
    Jamie's Cryin'
    Unchained
    Dance the Night Away
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    It would hurt my head to try and come up with a top 5.
    Even some of the deeper tracks like Take Your Whiskey Home, Ice Cream Man, Little Dreamer, Women in Love, Little Guitars, and Top Jimmy are all killer.

    I also separate Van Halen and Van Hagar when thinking about VH. Love both, but two very different sounds. Summer Nights though is definitely in my top 5

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  • yankeehater
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    My top five Van Halen songs:
    Runnin' with Devil
    Jamie's Cryin'
    Unchained
    Dance the Night Away
    Everybody Wants Some!!

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Greenore View Post
    It's like hitting ten 100 mph fastballs in a row... all over the wall. He was that good!

    Cheers and Go Irish!!
    Yup. Saw them several times. All were glorious. Eddie was electric. Couldn't ask for a more entertaining group, and Eddie played his part well. Had some really good up close seats in 84 at MSA, which was one of my earliest true rock concerts. Around the same time, saw Scorpions/Bon Jovi and IIRC, Quiet Riot was there too. Amazing summer. I still remember the opening song of VH in 84 (Unchained). That was a great summer and "I wanna go back" (saw Eddie Money too around that time with 38 Special lol).

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  • Greenore
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
    RIP EVH.

    Was my favorite band by far through the 80s. Running with the Devil, And The Cradle.., Jump, Summer Nights, and so many more take me right back to specific moments. Still know every word to every song of most of their albums.

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    It's like hitting ten 100 mph fastballs in a row... all over the wall. He was that good!

    Cheers and Go Irish!!

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  • Irish YJ
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    RIP EVH.

    Was my favorite band by far through the 80s. Running with the Devil, And The Cradle.., Jump, Summer Nights, and so many more take me right back to specific moments. Still know every word to every song of most of their albums.

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  • Irish#1
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    I remember hearing Running with the Devil when it was released in 78. Their best song IMO.
    RIP Rocker!
    Last edited by Irish#1; 10-06-2020, 07:25 PM.

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  • Irishize
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    He was diagnosed with tongue cancer several years ago and had a large portion of his tongue removed. Not sure if it led to the throat cancer or if that arose totally on its own. He was a very heavy smoker for years and not known for taking good care of himself.
    I remember reading Sammy Hagerís autobiography and he recounted how EVH lived in an empty mansion w/ mattresses stood up to provide good acoustics but thatís about it. Poor diet & and couldnít control his alcohol intake. He sounded like a homeless person w/ a home if that makes sense.

    They were my favorite band growing up whether it was DLR or Hagar. Loved them both. T-shirt, blue jeans rock & roll at itís finest. If I know Sammy, heíll have something special planned to honor his former band mate.

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  • yankeehater
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    Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
    Hey Yankee,

    You're oldish. Are you old enough to have seen them around before they blew up? Can remember just how old you is. lol

    Saw some thing about them playing house/block parties all over SoCal before they popped.
    Yup Crusader I guess would be considered one of the senior aged members on IE.

    Never had the chance to see them on the local club circuit. First time was at The Fabulous Forum so obviously they had already blown up by then. Van Halen was the shit for sure!

    David Lee Roth did go to my high school for a short time before he moved to the Pasadena area, but not long enough to be in a yearbook.

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  • Greenore
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    He was diagnosed with tongue cancer several years ago and had a large portion of his tongue removed. Not sure if it led to the throat cancer or if that arose totally on its own. He was a very heavy smoker for years and not known for taking good care of himself.
    You rattled my brain Bishop. It was tongue cancer not throat cancer as I thought.

    Cheers and Go Irish!!

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  • BobbyMac
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    Originally posted by yankeehater View Post
    Sad news! Van Halen could put on a show! Gonna be missed.
    Hey Yankee,

    You're oldish. Are you old enough to have seen them around before they blew up? Can remember just how old you is. lol

    Saw some thing about them playing house/block parties all over SoCal before they popped.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Greenore View Post
    I saw them in Calgary at least ten years ago and he had just been through some throat surgery. Hagar stated that Eddie wasn't going to be doing too much talking. Immediately after that announcement Eddie lit up a cigarette. Shocked the hell out of me.

    He was truly an amazing and innovative guitarist. RIP.

    Cheers and Go Irish
    He was diagnosed with tongue cancer several years ago and had a large portion of his tongue removed. Not sure if it led to the throat cancer or if that arose totally on its own. He was a very heavy smoker for years and not known for taking good care of himself.

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  • yankeehater
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    Sad news! Van Halen could put on a show! Gonna be missed.

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  • NDBoiler
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    ☹️

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  • BobbyMac
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    Takes Eddie, leaves Dave.

    The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    RIP

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  • Greenore
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Eddie had been battling throat cancer for the past few years, but had kept it out of the news for the most part. Immensely talented guitarist.
    I saw them in Calgary at least ten years ago and he had just been through some throat surgery. Hagar stated that Eddie wasn't going to be doing too much talking. Immediately after that announcement Eddie lit up a cigarette. Shocked the hell out of me.

    He was truly an amazing and innovative guitarist. RIP.

    Cheers and Go Irish

    Had to look it up... October 26th, 2004... my God how time flies!
    Last edited by Greenore; 10-06-2020, 03:20 PM.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Eddie had been battling throat cancer for the past few years, but had kept it out of the news for the most part. Immensely talented guitarist.

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  • Sea Turtle
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    Originally posted by Cackalacky2.0 View Post
    Whoa

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  • Irish2155
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    Originally posted by Cackalacky2.0 View Post
    Just watched "Van Halen - Breaking the Band" on Sunday. RIP.

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