Mixer: Goodbyes to Bowie, Frey and more

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friday mixer bannerIn the past few weeks, the world of music has lost some gentlemen and geniuses, and a lot of melodic eloquence.

We’re still reeling from the death this week of Glenn Frey the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based band “The Eagles”, who gave us so many hits to remember. He was 67.

Frey passed away this week from complications of colitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

We also recently lost Dale Griffin, the drummer for the 70s band, Mott the Hoople, pop and R&B star Natalie Cole – who made a famous duet on “Unforgettable” with her father through the magic of technology.

The musical world came together to pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister, the charismatic and hard-livin’ voice behind the rock band “Motorhead”. He passed away reportedly from prostate cancer and heart failure at the age of 70 a few days after Christmas.

And can you forget where you were when you found out cancer took the 69-year old life of the inimitable rock star, David Bowie?

His alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, made being different a destination.

It’s been a sad time for music fans these last few weeks.

Here to commemorate and remember for this week’s Mixer:

Eric J. Lawrence, Music Librarian and DJ at KCRW.

Jon Pareles, who writes for The New York Times and penned a beautiful obit for David Bowie in last week’s newspaper.