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Thread #17143   Message #164228
Posted By: Willie-O
17-Jan-00 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: Obit: John Morris Rankin Dead (Jan 2000)
Subject: RE: John Morris Rankin Dead
This was awful news to wake up to. John Morris was the one that made their music Cape Breton soul--he was a really fine piano player and fiddler. I didn't even know the band had broken up--I must be the only folkie in Canada who never saw them live!

Tragic, but considering they had just made a 100-foot dive into the Gulf of St Lawrence (not the river) it's pretty remarkable that the young lads survived.

Another good man gone...