Posts Tagged ‘Liam Clancy’

RIP: Liam Clancy, Aaron Schroeder, Jack Rose

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Liam Clancy

Liam Clancy

LIAM CLANCY: 1935-2009
Liam Clancy, the last surviving member of the seminal Irish folk band the Clancy Brothers, died on Friday at a Cork hospital at age 74. Bob Dylan once declared, “I never heard a singer as good as Liam ever. He was just the best ballad singer I’d ever heard in my life. Still is, probably.”

Aaron Schroeder

Aaron Schroeder

AARON SCHROEDER: 1926-2009
Aaron Schroeder wrote or co-wrote 17 songs that were recorded by Elvis Presley, including five of his No. 1 hits: “It’s Now or Never,” “Good Luck Charm,” “Stuck On You,” “I Got Stung” and “A Big Hunk o’ Love.” Schroeder also wrote songs for Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Perry Como, Barry White and Nat King Cole. He founded the independent label Musicor Records, was Gene Pitney’s manager and produced his hit “Town Without Pity.” And he wrote the theme song, “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?”

Jack Rose

Jack Rose

JACK ROSE: 1971-2009
I had never heard of Jack Rose until I heard about his death. But this obituary of the Philadelphia guitarist by David Morris at Strangeglue.com, so moved me that I felt he had been my friend for years. Excuse me. I must go now to search for some Jack Rose recordings…

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