I was gutted when David Bowie died. I’d just downloaded Blackstar, was gobsmacked by the music, and then he died, and I was devastated. I was a fan, only from about the Berlin trilogy period, although I loved the pop sensibility of his earlier hits.
Others that hit me hard were John Lennon and Frank Zappa. And George Harrison, and Prince, and probably many others I can’t recall right now, my memory being what it is.
So Tom Petty – I know nothing of his music, apart from a few hits, and the Wilburys. Yet so many of my friends are apoplectically sad, but I can’t share their grief, or the grief that I had for say DB.
Does anyone else have this as an issue? I’m not trying to diminish anyone else’s sadness at all, I’m just looking for a place to share my feelings of – well, not belonging I suppose.
Don’t expect this thread to last for long..