THERE’S A BETTER HOME A-WAITING IN THE SKY

DORY PREVIN

Singer, guitarist
and songwriter

October 22, 1925
- February 14, 2012

CLIVE SHAKESPEARE

Guitarist and songwriter
Member of Sherbet

June 3, 1949 -
February 15, 2012

JOE MORETTI

Guitarist

May 10, 1938 -
February 9, 2012

JOE THOMPSON

Fiddle player

Brother of Nate Thompson

1918 - February 20, 2012

JODIE CHRISTIAN

Pianist

Co-founder of The Association 
For The advancement Of 
Creative Musicians

February 2, 1932 -
February 13, 2012

MICHAEL DAVIS

Bassist and singer
Member of MC5

June 5, 1943 -
February 17, 2012


THOM ENRIGHT

Bassist and guitarist
Member of The Young Adults

September 26, 1952
- February 20, 2012

Mythical Kings And Iguanas - Dory Previn
Cassandra - Sherbet
Brand New Cadillac -
Vince Taylor And His Playboys (Featuring Joe Moretti)
Lights In The Valley - Joe Thompson And Odell Thompson
Let's Try - Jodie Christian
Kick Out The Jams - MC5

Comments

THERE’S A BETTER HOME A-WAITING IN THE SKY — 16 Comments

  1. “The MC5 were such a powerful musical/spirit force to reckon with, and so very influential to all who witnessed their might, that it is a sad day when half of their incredible rhythm section is gone. Michael was a dedicated musician and a good man. In our Motor City musical wind, he will always be alive and kickin’ out the jams.” -Ted Nugent

  2. Well, yes. It’s just a shame that Ted Nugent didn’t bother to get on message when the MC5 were preaching rebellion against the man. Is there a rock star who is more of an antithesis to all that rock and roll stands for than the Amboy Dukes’ animal torturing Republican? I think not.

  3. I saw the Michael Davis obit earlier this week, and wondered if you would commemorate him. Thanks, MP.

    May all the departed, by the grace of God, rest in peace (and make music in glory!).

    As for Ted Nugent: I believe I’ve recounted here the very unfortunate breakfast I ate in a diner, w/ him a couple tables away, *loudly* spewing racist BS. So glad he left (my then home of) Michigan for Texas not long thereafter: they can keep him! Blech! }-0<<

  4. When I first saw the photo you posted, I thought that Mia Farrow had died. There is resemblance to the young Mia.

    Oh, and the second cut was nice, too but I have a short attention span these days and didn’t go on to listen to the entire hipcast.

  5. Of course, I didn’t intend it to be! Sometimes images are mislabelled on Google and I make mistakes. Thank you for the correct photo. I have replaced Mia.

  6. Well, I didn’t think you would on one of these musician memorial pages. It’s just sometimes you can be pretty snarky, you know! And I saw that same image mislabeled when I googled her. I can actually remember when Mia looked like that. I think it was when she was married to Frank Sinatra for about 3 days.

  7. What’s the relationship between Dory Previn and Mia Farrow? Mia was married to Andre Previn, right? Is Andre Dory’s brother, or???

  8. Dory and Andre were married for some time. Then they divorced and pretty soon after, Andre married Mia. Dory blamed Mia for the breakup of their marriage. So no, they weren’t brother and sister.