A few deaths of note in the music world.

The first was a band that had their first album come out the year I was born...1969.

Ron Asheton, the guitarist with Iggy Pop and the Stooges, passed away. He was recently named by Rolling Stone as the 29th best guitarist of all-time.

And, Iggy is one of those guys that I always thought should've been named to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, but continues to get passed over.

The Stooges had reuinited a few years ago. And, I'm not sure if Ron's brother will still tour with Iggy.

More local in the music scene, DJ Happy Hare died. He was a bit before my time. My earliest memories of him was hearing him doing a show on the AM dial. I don't even remember which station.

He lived a lot longer than Asheton, making it into his 80s.

But, as someone recently pointed out in my blogs...we idiolize these musicians and athletes, when there are scientists that contribute to the world. So, I also want to mention the death of Tracy Patrick, an Encinitas resident who was 91, and a scientist with 41 patents.

I won't mention that he was a great golfer, having six holes in one over the years (that would be praising him for an athletic accomplishment).

After getting his doctorate in organic chemistry from Purdue University, he spent 36 years with Monsanto Chemical. When he moved to San Diego in the late 70s, he entered the coin-laundry business.

I will think about him next time I do a load of laundry.


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