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Joe Gracey

12/14/2011

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by Chip Taylor

I just found out that my old friend Joe Gracey passed away. I was so sad to hear the news. Joe was one of those guys that was a mirror for the best parts of yourself. There are very few people like that. I only saw Joe Read Full Article

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Jerry Ragovoy

07/21/2011

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by Chip Taylor

[Jerry died a few days ago and what follows is what Chip Taylor remembers about working with Jerry during the 60s. At the end we'll discuss some of Jerry's other indelible work.]

I was so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Here are a few recollections.
 
Although I didn’t see him often, I loved just being with Jerry. Read Full Article

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Steve Popovich

06/10/2011

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[Sometimes Joes aren't musicians but the people behind the scenes who turn their passion for music into something we can all enjoy. Steve Popovich, a music executive and fan, was a Rock and Roll Joe.]

by Chip Taylor

Just heard the sad news that my friend Steve Popovich passed away. I treasured his friendship so much. He was one of those guys that brought me up every time I saw him. He saw right through bullshit and loved passionate music. Read Full Article

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