Local fans honor music legends lost in 2016


We can be heroes … for just one day. [Photo courtesy BBC]

Understatement of the year: 2016 was a rough one for music fans.

From David Bowie and Prince to Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen and George Michael, we lost a lot of iconic artists. Other losses were just as heartfelt: Dan Hicks, Guy Clark, Maurice White, Buckwheat Zydeco, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Leon Russell, and on and on.

I re-assembled the A-Team of local music fans to remember them and play some tunes: Mary Donnelly (the Professor of Power Pop), Eric Coker, Kirk Madsen, Dan Davis (a.k.a. Doc Sonic) and Brian McKinley (who took over running the board, as always).

Lots of good discussion and music over five and a half hours (!) – check it out.