On this Music Monday, I pay tribute with a song by Dion, a native, like me, of the Bronx (a borough of New York City) - Abraham, Martin and John.
His loss is still felt, almost 50 years after his death.
Loss is one of the few constants in our lives. If you want to get philosophical, check out this blog post on loss.
This week, we have other losses in our world to mourn. For the creative community, this has been a rough 10 days.
A number of deaths this week hit the creative world. Some were of the singing world, some of the acting world, some were of both worlds.
First, David Bowie, dead of cancer at 69. Just about everything that can be said about him has been said, so I will simply post his Space Oddity video, made in 1969. (Not the hit version; see which you like better.)
Alan Rickman, dead of cancer at 69. (Here, his famous encounter with helium.)
Celine Dion, the renowned singer - this past week both her husband and one of her brothers died - both from cancer. Here she performs her hit "I'm Alive".
Love Kitten - so catchy and toe-tapping.
May the rest of 2016 be better.