And so we come to the end. November and December of 2021 brought with them eight more deaths of musicians who entertained us through the years.
The songs played throughout this series have been played in chronological order each day. That holds true today right up to the end, but at the last minute, I decided to end the medley with a song from an artist who already has a song in the middle of the playlist.
I chose the song because the lyrics create in my mind a vision of what I hope to see when I draw my final breath.
“Beyond the blue horizon
Waits a beautiful day
Goodbye to things that bore me
Joy is waiting for me
I see a new horizon
My life has only begun
Beyond the blue horizon
Lies a rising sun.“
You see, death is not the end. It’s the beginning.
Graeme Edge (drummer with The Moody Blue) Nov. 11
Philip Margo (baritone singer with The Tokens) Nov.13
Billy Hinsche (guitarist with Dino, Desi & Billy) Nov. 20
Gil Bridges (saxophone with Rare Earth) Dec. 8
Michael Nesmith (guitarist/singer with The Monkees) Dec. 10
Les Emmerson (lead singer and guitarist with Five Man Electrical Band) Dec. 10
Terry Uttley (bass guitar with Smokie) Dec. 16
Wanda Young (vocalist with The Marvelettes) Dec. 16
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2021 Music Deaths / Part 7
Moody Blues – Tokens – Dino, Desi & Billy
Rare Earth – Monkees – Five Man Electrical Band
Smokie – Marvelettes
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band