RIP Ritchie


Richie Havens has died, of a heart attack, at the age of 72.

Who can forget the intense and frenetic performance of “Freedom” that he gave, opening the 1969 Woodstock festival.

Seems to me we are losing to many of our music icons. I know that this is selfish of me, that none of us live forever and that we will always have the musical legacy that such as Richie leave behind.

My thoughts are with Richies family and friends.

Thanks to youtube we are able to relive those classic moments so here are a couple of reminders of his talent.

Storm Passing


Storm Thorgerson, designer of the iconic album cover for Pink Floyds “Dark Side Of The Moon”, has died at the age of 69.

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Thorgersons 40 year career started at Hipgnosis and he was responsible  for the album artwork for other Floyd albums e.g  Atom Heart Mother,  Wish You Were Here and Animals. Much in demand Storm also created the cover art for other artists such as Led Zeppelin’s “presence”, 10CC’s “How Dare You”,  Black Sabbath’s “Technical Ecstasy”, Peter Gabriel’s “Scratch”, Muse’s “uprising” and many, many more.

Storm has left the world an enormous legacy.

My thoughts are with his  friends and family.