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Merle Haggard, 79
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:26:24 PM »
Country music star Merle Haggard has passed away,  on his 79th birthday. 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/04/06/merle-haggard-dead-on-his-7th-birthday/

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Re: Merle Haggard, 79
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 02:05:42 PM »
As a blues-rock guitarist, Merle's music didn't rate very high on my list. I was always after more challenging music. In the last few years I've been involved with bluegrass and many of the players are Haggard fans. As a consequence I've become more familiar with his songs and style.

This is going to be devastating news to a couple of my buddies - one of whom was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

RIP Merle

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Re: Merle Haggard, 79
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 02:09:59 PM »
I've enjoyed his music for decades. It seems his voice got better with age. Or maybe the production quality was better.
RIP, Merle.
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