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    Sad news. John Prine lost his battle with the coronavirus today. He was 73.

    RIP John.

    Brothers for life. RIP Glenn

    I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some." -Don Henley

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    John Prine Dead from Complications due to Coronavirus at Age 73


    I was afraid of this as soon as I heard he was sick with the virus; he had struggled with lung cancer in the past.

    Some of you may recall that he had an Eagles connection. Glenn appeared on his album Common Sense, contributing background vocals to the title track.



    R.I.P. John Prine. You will be missed!

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    I just found out he wrote this incredible song:


    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    Terrible news. Lukas Nelson had posted his acoustic version of John's "Hello in There" last week .
    I loved "Paradise", which I could imagine Henley doing, and "Grandpa Was a Carpenter".
    I remember Beaumont DJ Gordon Baxter daily screaming, "...The whispering voice of the piney woods....YA-HOOOOO!"and then playing "Spanish Pipe Dream" (Blow Up Your TV) .
    RIP, John.
    Thanks for the cuts, Soda!
    "Be part of something good--
    Leave something good behind."

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    So sad to hear. Prayers for family.

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    This is so sad. I was telling Soda the other night, every single time I think of John Prine, I think of my brother singing Please Don't Bury Me - he was obsessed with that song. And Common Sense just makes me grin. I bet that's why Glenn liked it too.

    I had never even heard of Angel from Montgomery until Soda mentioned it to me. It is beautiful. He was a great songwriter.

    My heart goes out to John's family, friends, and fans at this sad time. I suspect he was cremated.

    R.I.P. John Prine

    "People don't run out of dreams: People just run out of time ..."
    Glenn Frey 11/06/1948 - 01/18/2016

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    I'd nver hear of John Prine and to me he was just another 70-something who had died of Covid 19. Just a number, not a person.

    Then this morning, I heard this on the radio and he became real to me. It's John Prine's wife talking about his last few weeks.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j1hr
    "Billy, whoever writes the songs, wins."

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