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Kelly Jay, a former member of the Hamilton, Ont. band Crowbar, has died at age 77.

His son Hank announced on Facebook that the musician passed away in a Calgary hospital at 2 a.m. on Friday.

 

He has a massive stroke on the 9th....family said DNR. 

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14 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Kelly Jay, a former member of the Hamilton, Ont. band Crowbar, has died at age 77.

His son Hank announced on Facebook that the musician passed away in a Calgary hospital at 2 a.m. on Friday.

 

He has a massive stroke on the 9th....family said DNR. 

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When I first saw that here, I was like "wait, a sludge metal band had a billboard hit??"

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowbar_(American_band)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowbar_(Canadian_band)

 

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7 hours ago, Paul Bearer said:

Guessing he'll soon be as fit as a fiddle? 

 

Some old joke about 80-yr old man tells hotel clerk ‘send up a 2x4, a violin, and a hoor’, clerk asks why and he says ‘at my age I don’t know if I’m going to whittle, fiddle, or diddle.’

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On 16/09/2018 at 04:36, gcreptile said:

Christy Dignam update with a bit more focus on his health:

https://www.irishmirror.ie/showbiz/aslan-frontman-christy-dignam-opens-13252506

Says he no longer faces a death sentence after a cure has been found for his “untreatable” cancer. At least we don’t have to hear him overdramatize his battle anymore Good for him. 

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3 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

Says he no longer faces a death sentence after a cure has been found for his “untreatable” cancer. At least we don’t have to hear him overdramatize his battle anymore Good for him. 

 

And those of us who had him on the DDP subs bench!

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@Phantom missed this one.  Too busy celebrating 7777 posts and prepping for his birthday. :lol:

Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75.  Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness.  Lawson's smooth baritone led the group of five and later six singers, who were revered as the "The Kings of a Cappella" by their small but devoted fan base.

Through 25 albums (!) the Persuasions recorded rock, blues, gospel and pop songs, all with no sound other than their own voices, long after the doo-wop era and long before the "Pitch Perfect" movies, when a cappella was rare.

They had many famous fans including Rod Stewart, the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, the members of Boyz II Men and Frank Zappa, who gave their career a boost when he discovered them in the late 1960s.

They began in Brooklyn in 1962.  "It was just five guys who used to stand on the corner or go down to the subway station every night and just do this," Persuasions member Jimmy Hayes told the AP in 2000.  Joseph Russell, Herbert Rhoad and Jayotis Washington rounded out the original quintet.

They got their break when Zappa signed them to his independent label for their first album in 1969.

I LOVE that last line.  That is friggin awesome.  
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