Saturday, June 04, 2011

A 10-Year Memory: A Day The Music Died

June 4, 2001: John Hartford, incredible bluegrass, country, and folk musician died at age 63.

I first heard John in the late 1960s when his Gentle On My Mind was used by Glen Campbell. I never saw him in person, but fell in love with his style and music. To this day I can't listen to his music without a sense of the great musical loss his death brought. And a smile crosses my face with the wonder of his music.

His legacy lives.

Here is a tribute video with him singing about The Goodle Days.

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