Category Archives: R.I.P.

10/6/2020 – R.I.P. – Eddie Van Halen

-On 10/6/2020, I was taking my last break on my “regular” job, sat down and took a look on Facebook via my phone. I was in shock to see that Guitar Hero Eddie Van Halen had died. An added shock … Continue reading

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3/21/2020-R.I.P.-Kenny Rogers

-Earlier today the news broke that KENNY ROGERS had passed away the night before at 10:25 PM at age 81. I wasn’t a deep fan but I knew of, and enjoyed, a good chunk of his hits-and even a few … Continue reading

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11/10/2019-R.I.P. – My Dad (Robert W. Johnson)

-For years I absolutely dreaded this day, as well as two more (at least) like it to go. Of course, I know that, at some point, both my Mom and Dad-as well as my baby boy cat Scruffy-will pass but … Continue reading

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6/29/2019-R.I.P.-The Syracuse New Times

-On June 26, 2019 THE SYRACUSE NEW TIMES published its last paper before heading off into the sunset. Back in the day when I was starting out in music, it was THE place to go to when looking to find … Continue reading

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5/17/2019-R.I.P. Grumpy Cat

-On May 17, 2019 it was announced that GRUMPY CAT (AKA Tardar Sauce) had passed away. All the info in regards to that is in the pic above. Grumpy Cat was a major internet sensation and has probably a million … Continue reading

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5/14/2019-R.I.P. Tim Conway

-On May 14, 2019 Tim Conway passed away at the age of 85. I remember watching him on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW and would laugh my butt off at how funny he (and the rest of the cast) was. One … Continue reading

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2/22/2019-R.I.P.- Jerry Yerman

-Two days ago I received a call from my friend, Roy Coston, that another friend, Jerry Yerman, had passed away. I was in a band with Jerry called Four Large Men (FLM) from October 11, 1993-January 19, 1999. This was … Continue reading

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