As many have marked the day by listening to his music and posting 'gone but not forgotten’ memes and videos, I chose to post the story of our first meeting, and share one of the rarest pieces in my record collection with the story behind it.
Listen to it here!
Thanks to the internet, I am now able to report that the single was released in 1965. Although it is just credited to him, it was recorded when he was in the band Ronnie and the Prophets. I have no idea of its worth within the record collecting realm, but for me it’s priceless for the tale attached to its signature.
This day brings up many mixed emotions, but I’m comforted that the last time I saw him, I hugged him goodbye, told him I loved him, and he responded the same. To this day when I hear thunder, I like to think it’s his voice; when it’s followed by a rainbow, I think he’s saying “hello".