Monday, May 21, 2012

Sad days: Robin Gibb, Peter Jones

Over the weekend I was seemingly removed from all reality, spending almost every waking hour at the Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point.

Late yesterday (May 20th) I got the news that the Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, 62, had passed away from cancer (read Ben Wener's remembrance of the singer here), and news late today came that one-time Crowded House drummer Peter Jones, only 45, also died of that disease (original band drummer Paul Hester committed suicide in March 2005 after battling depression).

Below you can watch a great video from the mid-1990s when Crowded House appeared on Jay Leno's show (Peter played in Crowded House from 1994 to 1996) and performed one of my favorite songs of that decade, "Distant Sun."

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