Joining that list this week, two musicians. The better known one: Maurice White, dead at 74. He was the leader of a band called Earth, Wind and Fire - and did I love to dance to their music back in the 1970's.
I still do.
Maurice White was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1992. He had to stop touring in 1995. One of my cousins, who I have not seen in many years, also has Parkinson's. It's a terrible illness, a central nervous system disorder which sometimes is inherited.
Lenny Kravitz said, on Instagram: "King. Genius. Leader. Teacher. Producer. Arranger. Writer. Multi-instrumentalist. Motivator. Mystic. Through his music and artistic expression, he taught me a lifetime's worth of knowledge. He is at the top of the list of all of the greatest masters. The music he left behind as Earth Wind and Fire, mixed with his messages of love, will live on forever."
Of their songs "September" is my favorite. How can you not get up and dance?
Another favorite is Fantasy.
Not so well known was Dan Hicks, who died yesterday at the age of 74 from liver cancer. What can you say about a man who named one of his songs "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?" Here is a live performance from 1972. I will leave it to the music experts (I am not - I only like to listen to music) to figure out his style.
Do you remember either of these groups?
Next Monday is the 15th of the month, when I participate in the monthly Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, so Music Monday will continue on February 22.