OT RIP Charlie Watts

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  1. tlongII

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    Damn. One of the most underrated drummers in music. This one hurts.
     
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    tlongII Legendary Poster

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    I'm going to see The Stones in LA in October. Definitely won't be the same.
     
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    Damn. RIP
     
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    Man this sucks....RIP Charlie...he put the Roll in Rock
     
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    Oh crap.
     
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    If there's a rock and roll heaven
    Then you know they've got a hell of a band
     
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    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    R.I.P., Sir...

     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    How about the late 50s.

    4 years ago, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino died. After Little Richard died 1 year ago, I read that there were 2 greats left from the 50s, Don Everly and Jerry Lee Lewis. Since Saturday, it's been just Jerry Lee. In chronological order from 1957-62:

    Bye Bye Love
    Wake Up Little Susie
    All I Have to Do is Dream
    Bird Dog
    Problems
    Devoted to You
    (Till) I Kissed You
    Cathy’s Clown
    So Sad
    Walk Right Back
    Crying in the Rain

    If you toted around your new-fangled transistor radio, no vacuum tubes anymore, in the 60s, 70s, and oldies radio in the 80s, every rock & roll station played one of those 11 songs like, every hour.
     
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    I had a one transistor radio back in the early 60s. However, some of those songs you listed came well before the one transistor radio.
     
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    R.I.P. Charlie!
     
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    Yes, 1957 was a little too early. I still have my Sony from about 1962, in its removable cover. It probably still works, unless it contains a decayed battery. No moving parts. This is the first time in 50 years that it has occurred to me to look at it and turn it on.
     
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    Before that, when I was a tiny tike, I had a radio that had no batteries and used no power. I used to use our iron bed frame as an antenna which I would attach to my little crystal radio by an alligator clip. There was enough juice in the airwaves to produce an audible sound in my tiny ear bud.
     
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    I'm listening through my crystal right now. My friend always sits right behind me.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    I tried to build one when I was in the Boy Scouts. It employed a "Cat's Whisker" as a diode and a crystal for tuning. I never could do it, though. The one I used was commercially made and it's internals were encased in a red and white plastic rocket ship and I had it before going into the Boy Scouts.
     

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