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On 21/11/2017 at 23:59, Life Is Beautiful said:

I agree. I mean how many rockers are near centenarians?

 

Another excellent rock pick: Big Jay McNeely. 

The man most responsible for the wild acrobatic instrumental showman in rock, McNeely's shows featured him walking along the bar, lying on his back, and bent over backwards while playing his tenor sax, hitting squealing high notes and guttural low notes and giving birth to the idea of rock as performance art capable of extracting extreme sentiments and reactions from the audience. This was decades before the acrobatics of Hendrix, Townshend  and Angus Young. "The Deacon's Hop" remains one of rock 'n' roll's most influential records and he continued successfully into the late 50's and is still playing and wowing audiences in his retirement years to this day. Of all of the horn players of rock’s first golden age McNeely is the last man standing, as he came out of retirement in later years playing well-received shows as he hit 90 years old with new records coming out periodically to remind one and all of his importance in rock’s rise and subsequent takeover of popular culture.

 

 

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Committee: Please put this giant in while he's still on this earth to accept the honor he's so rightly due.

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They missed their chance.

 

Big Jay McNeely dead at 91

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Yeah, I already reported his death in the previous page of this thread...

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29 minutes ago, time said:

They missed their chance.

 

Big Jay McNeely dead at 91

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28 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Yeah, I already reported his death in the previous page of this thread...

So you did, but you never mentioned his name so it didn't show up in the search!

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