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 Post subject: September 26, 2003......Rocker Robert Palmer dies
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:11 am 
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September 26, 2003 Rocker Robert Palmer dies of heart attack.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Palmer_%28British_singer%29

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1996-2003: Late solo work and the blues
The next few years saw more touring and more compilations; the next release of new material, Rhythm and Blues (1999) contained a mixture of Little Feat influenced songs, rock, and pop. Palmer released a single from the album Rhythm and Blues called "True Love" which turned out to be a minor hit in Britain.

His final release, Drive (2003), was critically hailed as his grittiest and most heartfelt album of his career. Inspired by a previous collaboration with Carl Carlton on a Robert Johnson tribute album, Drive featured covers of fifteen blues standards, plus the original track "Lucky". He also conducted smaller scale tours, mostly around the lucrative casino circuit.

Death
Palmer, who made his home in Lugano, Switzerland for his last 15 years, died in Paris, France in 2003 of a heart attack at the age of 54. He is interred at the cemetery in Lugano. With Thompson's death later that year and Edwards' back in 1996, three members of the Power Station team that helped propel Palmer to his biggest success have met untimely ends.


So why did I pick this item out of all the ones listed? Simple, it is a rude reminder of my own mortality. Fifty-four is just plain too young. Yes, I know he could well live a life style I could never afford with the finest of drugs, booze and food. Yes, he did his videos with β€œThe Bimbos.” Still 3 of 4 untimely deaths seems beyond the pale of coincidence.

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