Monday, December 31, 2007

Birth and Death

On this day 64 years ago, the world welcomed singer, songwriter, environmentalist, advocate and pilot, John Denver. A happy day indeed.

John Denver
12/31/43 - 10/12/97

This song is usually attributed to Peter, Paul and Mary but it was actually written by Denver.

Sadly, on this same day 22 years ago, the world lost the very talented singer, songwriter and actor, Rick Nelson in a tragic plane crash.

Rick Nelson
5/8/40 - 12/31/85

While this song became a huge hit for Rick Nelson, it was written by Gene Pitney, another one of the musicians honored in Everybody I Shot Is Dead.

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