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A great one has left us today

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rick49, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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  2. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    He cannot, and will not ever be replaced.....the memories I've got branded into my heart and soul, have Merle singing in the background. A Master poet....
    Now we've lost, Johnny, Waylon, Merle, George, and soon enough, Willie.
    In my book, they define country "western" music.
     
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  3. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    Amen
     
  4. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My records and cassette tapes may finally be worth something now! albeit it is a crappy way to make a profit.
    RIP Merle
     
  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I'm a BIG Joe Nichols fan. He's got a Merle voice. But the next "great" one is Eric Church. He will be spoken about for years and years to come, like Merle. Kind of. He has songs with meaning. THAT is unheard of anymore.
     
  6. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    If I hadn't been at work when I heard, I'd a ordered 4 shots of good whiskey, two for him and two for me:s0005:
     
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  7. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    RIP merle.
     
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    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    It would not be hyperbole to say Merle, along with Willie, saved my soul many a time when I was broken.

    RIP Merle, you will be missed but never forgotten.
     
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  9. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Definitely lost a great one today.

    "Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied"

     
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    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm much more into rock, but who didn't like Merle!

    RIP, Sir!:(
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Same here Sarge I too am a rocker:s0022: but I grew up in a household that always had real country music playin.:s0105:

    RIP Merle Haggard:s0005:
     
  12. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Yes, his was real country music not this bubblegum (I wrote bubblegum and mean it) pop country BS that plagues the sceen today. Merle Haggard, that was a real name not Colt or dirks or some other pretty boy wannabe chit.
     
  13. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Sad to hear, I was just down in the neck of the woods he lived at one time, Palo Cedro, CA.

    As others have said: A real country star.

    Brutus Out
     
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  14. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Pancho and lefty
     
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    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    After the people that sang on the acm awards Sunday night, I'm sure it took his last breathes away. With disgust
     
  16. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I didn't watch/listen to ANY of it, but I know you're right.

    I grew up with Grand Funk, The Who, moody Blues, and the likes but country was always there and appreciated. While traveling, especially going to the dive bars in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. when we hit 18-19.

    Now days my loading music is Bee-bop/sock-hop, Golden Oldies and REAL "Country Oldies". Once I get to mid '70s country starts going in the crapper! I'm talking original country.
     
  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    To be real, country died after Alabama and the oak ridge boys. There's only a few killer folks now. But I'm a music guy and listen to anything.
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I saw EC a few years ago in a club for like $10. There was like 20 people there and I knew he was going to be great.

    RIP Merle