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Pretty soon we are going to Start losing guys like Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney 😞
My brother & I were just talking about this a couple of days ago. In the next 10 years, we're likely to lose most of the classic rock guys like Clapton, Jagger, Richards, Wilson, McCartney, Page, Gilmour, Alice Cooper, Townsend and so many others. They're all in their 70s and 80s now. A whole generation of legends will quickly be gone.
 

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My brother & I were just talking about this a couple of days ago. In the next 10 years, we're likely to lose most of the classic rock guys like Clapton, Jagger, Richards, Wilson, McCartney, Page, Gilmour, Alice Cooper, Townsend and so many others. They're all in their 70s and 80s now. A whole generation of legends will quickly be gone.
 

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My brother & I were just talking about this a couple of days ago. In the next 10 years, we're likely to lose most of the classic rock guys like Clapton, Jagger, Richards, Wilson, McCartney, Page, Gilmour, Alice Cooper, Townsend and so many others. They're all in their 70s and 80s now. A whole generation of legends will quickly be gone.

Nah, some of those guys are going to out-live Miley Cyrus. Somehow.
 

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Oh man, I remember being 11 or 12 and in the 6th grade when that song was a HUGE hit. That song, clackers, red, white & blue saddle oxfords, Liv Lindeland (IYKYK), and All In The Family were the rage... oh, and girls who were starting to "blossom."
 

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Oh man, I remember being 11 or 12 and in the 6th grade when that song was a HUGE hit. That song, clackers, red, white & blue saddle oxfords, Liv Lindeland (IYKYK), and All In The Family were the rage... oh, and girls who were starting to "blossom."
The song says the music died Feb 3rd, 1959 when that plane went down with the Bopper, Richie Valens, and Buddy Holly. I disagree. When all these classic rock legends are gone...that'll be it for me.
 

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The song says the music died Feb 3rd, 1959 when that plane went down with the Bopper, Richie Valens, and Buddy Holly. I disagree. When all these classic rock legends are gone...that'll be it for me.
Yeah, same here. As for the crash, I've driven by the site a couple of times. Not right up to it, but down I-35 just north of Clear Lake, IA. The site's less than two miles west of the highway and visible, though you can't really see anything. Just, "Yeah, it's there between those trees and that house way over there" sorta thing. Short flight, only about 8-10 miles from takeoff to crash. Pilot almost certainly got disoriented on an overcast night in an area that's dark as hell with no visual references. His gut told him he was climbing. His instruments told him he wasn't. He went with his gut. At least it was quick. They probably had no idea they were in trouble and were dead faster than nerve impulses could reach the brain and be processed (I've done the math, actually). I've read the autopsy report. Not pretty, but at least instant and painless.
 

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There were so many question about the lyrics when it came out, that they released a narrated version to explain them. I.E. "When the jester stole his storied crown" refers to Dylan taking over as the king of rock from Elvis.
 

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I think if you were to poll most of the old rockers, except for smoking a little weed, they probably stopped the drugs a while back. Ozzy might be an exception. lol
Heroin took a lot out in their prime but some famously kicked it like Clapton, James Taylor, etc. Majority smoked cigarettes. 70s-80s was huge for cocaine. I’m told weed in the “old days” is mild compared to today. It would be interesting to see a study done b/c who knows how much diet (specifically highly processed foods or the lack thereof for the old rockers) played a part.
 

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Parnelli Jones, 2 time winner of the Indy 500 as a car owner and 1 time race winner passed away today
 
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Bucket list item: Someday I'm gonna get a greyhound and name it Parnelli Jones.


Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones was possibly the greatest all-around racer ever. He won once at Indy, one of the last front engined cars to do it in 1963. He actually drove the same car for 4 years in a row and dominated every year but mechanical issues held him to the one victory.

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The first 500 I attended, he led 171 laps in the turbine powered, AWD STP car that had to retire because of a $6 tranny bearing failed. He led AJ Foyt by a full lap with 4 laps to go when he DNF'd. That would have been the only turbine powered car to ever win.

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As an owner, Al Unser drove his Johnny Lightning Special car to a couple of victories, another one of the all time fabulous looking Indy cars. Johnny Lightning was a die cast car line like Hot Wheels and Matchbox and btw... It was headquartered in South Bend.

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He was also a Baja 500/1000 winner as a driver and owner. He had the bad azz Big Oly Olympia first gen Bronco that he won Baja in, then later owned the truck the legendary off road racer Walker Evans won his first Baja in.

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He won the 1970 Trans Am Series in the iconic school bus yellow Boss 302 Mustang.

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Of course he won racing stock cars too and started on dirt ovals racing midgets where he won multiple championships.

That guy mastered the livery game.

RIP to one of, if not thee all-time OG GOAT.
 

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Don't try and post facts after being given a bottle of Woodford reserve double oaked for your birthday while on vacation....lol
 

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Bucket list item: Someday I'm gonna get a greyhound and name it Parnelli Jones.


Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones was possibly the greatest all-around racer ever. He won once at Indy, one of the last front engined cars to do it in 1963. He actually drove the same car for 4 years in a row and dominated every year but mechanical issues held him to the one victory.

5-07-Parnelli-Jones-And-Calhoun-Std.jpg


The first 500 I attended, he led 171 laps in the turbine powered, AWD STP car that had to retire because of a $6 tranny bearing failed. He led AJ Foyt by a full lap with 4 laps to go when he DNF'd. That would have been the only turbine powered car to ever win.

imsc5118.jpg


As an owner, Al Unser drove his Johnny Lightning Special car to a couple of victories, another one of the all time fabulous looking Indy cars. Johnny Lightning was a die cast car line like Hot Wheels and Matchbox and btw... It was headquartered in South Bend.

unser-1970.png


He was also a Baja 500/1000 winner as a driver and owner. He had the bad azz Big Oly Olympia first gen Bronco that he won Baja in, then later owned the truck the legendary off road racer Walker Evans won his first Baja in.

parnelli-jones-baja-raced-big-oly-ford-bronco-photos-by-mecum-auctions_100785886.jpg



He won the 1970 Trans Am Series in the iconic school bus yellow Boss 302 Mustang.

599aebc02dfbd1b8f50115f919f8343c.jpg


Of course he won racing stock cars too and started on dirt ovals racing midgets where he won multiple championships.

That guy mastered the livery game.

RIP to one of, if not thee all-time OG GOAT.
One of the hero's of my youth. Mario said he was the greatest racer of his era. Retired in his prime to become an owner. One of the great racers of that time that included AJ, Mario, Eddie Sachs, Jimmy Clark.

I was at qualifications when the turbine was introduced. Man was it quiet. So dominant that officials quickly banned it.

RIP Parnelli

 

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One of the hero's of my youth. Mario said he was the greatest racer of his era. Retired in his prime to become an owner. One of the great racers of that time that included AJ, Mario, Eddie Sachs, Jimmy Clark.

I was at qualifications when the turbine was introduced. Man was it quiet. So dominant that officials quickly banned it.

RIP Parnelli

I was there too. In a Winnebago sportin some OG cloth diapers and a bottle full of goat milk.
 

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Bucket list item: Someday I'm gonna get a greyhound and name it Parnelli Jones.


Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones was possibly the greatest all-around racer ever. He won once at Indy, one of the last front engined cars to do it in 1963. He actually drove the same car for 4 years in a row and dominated every year but mechanical issues held him to the one victory.

5-07-Parnelli-Jones-And-Calhoun-Std.jpg


The first 500 I attended, he led 171 laps in the turbine powered, AWD STP car that had to retire because of a $6 tranny bearing failed. He led AJ Foyt by a full lap with 4 laps to go when he DNF'd. That would have been the only turbine powered car to ever win.

imsc5118.jpg


As an owner, Al Unser drove his Johnny Lightning Special car to a couple of victories, another one of the all time fabulous looking Indy cars. Johnny Lightning was a die cast car line like Hot Wheels and Matchbox and btw... It was headquartered in South Bend.

unser-1970.png


He was also a Baja 500/1000 winner as a driver and owner. He had the bad azz Big Oly Olympia first gen Bronco that he won Baja in, then later owned the truck the legendary off road racer Walker Evans won his first Baja in.

parnelli-jones-baja-raced-big-oly-ford-bronco-photos-by-mecum-auctions_100785886.jpg



He won the 1970 Trans Am Series in the iconic school bus yellow Boss 302 Mustang.

599aebc02dfbd1b8f50115f919f8343c.jpg


Of course he won racing stock cars too and started on dirt ovals racing midgets where he won multiple championships.

That guy mastered the livery game.

RIP to one of, if not thee all-time OG GOAT.
Thank you Bobby
 

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Great guy… met him while at Bradley University working for the sid at a hoops game. He came back to BU to watch/support Hersey Hawkins win the ncaa scoring title his senior year. He was a total gentleman!! Yep, showing my age on this post. lol.
Chicago Bull great Chet Walker passed.

 

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Great guy… met him while at Bradley University working for the sid at a hoops game. He came back to BU to watch/support Hersey Hawkins win the ncaa scoring title his senior year. He was a total gentleman!! Yep, showing my age on this post. lol.

Showin your age huh? When I first started watching Bulls games and collecting cards, the starters were Chet the Jet, Butterbean Love, Clem the Gem Haskins, Big Daddy Tom Boerwinkle and the Original Bull, Jerry Hustle... Jerry Sloan.

The early 70's Bulls would have played the Celtics in the Finals every year if not for Wilt, Kareem & that one year when Rick Barry & the Warriors caught fire in the playoffs.

Speaking of Hersey, we were in the same class. Every Sunday we'd grab a Trib to see all the scores and check to see how many Hersey went for. One of my best friends back home was a starting guard for Indiana State in 87-88. He still suffers from PTSD because of Hersey.
 
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