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Thread #44088   Message #647458
Posted By: GUEST,Deda
11-Feb-02 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: OBIT: RIP Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002)
Subject: RE: OBIT: RIP Dave Van Ronk
What a loss. I just watched a video of him a couple of weeks ago (don't know the name, was on loan from a friend); he was this great big bear-like singer, growling with a dry half-smile, leaning on and over his guitar and singing things as wildly diverse as "Would you like to swing on a star" and (of course) "Cocaine, runnin all 'round my brain". I'm sorry I never saw him perform in person, even on video he was wonderful to watch and to hear. When I was in (boarding)high school in the 60s, his was one of the LPs you could always hear in the halls of the dorms. RIP