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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Jerry Reed has passed away

Singer/songwriter and actor Jerry Reed, who had a string of successful hits in the 70s and 80s but will perhaps be best remembered for "East Bound and Down" from the movie Smokey and the Bandit (which he also appeared in), has passed away at age 71.

Reed was a beast on the guitar! Check out this clip of him from about thirty years ago...

Think I'll pop in Smokey and the Bandit on the DVD player tonight in his memory.


Kevin Bussey said...

The old Snowman. Hate to hear this. He will be missed.

qemuel said...
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qemuel said...

This is gonna sound morbid, but it just hit me that most likely no one will ever feel a real sense of loss once today's here-today-gone-tomorrow celebrities die. (I will not dignify them or our obsession with them by referring to them as "stars"; Ingrid Bergman and Clark Gable were stars. Paris Hilton is sound and fury, nothing more.)

With very few exceptions, I honestly cannot think of many actors/musicians/artist/etc that anyone truly cares about now, at least beyond the superficial. It is telling of the disposable culture in which we live.

Kinda sad, really. Makes me glad that I'm old enough to appreciate some of the stars of yesteryear.

Anonymous said...

I agree with quemuel. When KimKardashian dies, I'll be Kim who? I've never seen so many famous no - talents in my life!