I lost my friend today....

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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:43 pm

I get this call last week from Ernest Lane, Ike Turner's pianist and oldest friend. He was telling me that Ike was feeling real down and Ernest took it upon himself to coordinate all of us over at Ike's house for a little surprise party/jam session intent on gearing Ike up a little and making him feel better. Instead, he surprised us by passing away.

At 11:10 this AM, the world lost a musical legend. I was there when he passed. so if you see the news, look for the big tall galoot in green pants and a black shirt.

I hurt.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:45 pm

Damn, sorry bro.........theres never the RIGHT thing to say, I hate losing friends.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:08 pm

I'm really sorry man, I know what it's like to lose someone very close to you. You're in my thoughts.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:15 pm

Sorry Bill. He was a true legend.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:40 pm

My condolences. Truly an under appreciated groovesmith.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:40 pm

My condolences to you. I remember he played around town every once in a while when I lived in San Diego. He was a pioneer who got a bad wrap from Hollywood.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:26 pm

That's sad... We've lost too many the past couple of years.

Be thankful you got to be a part of making music with someone like Ike.... those memories will always remain & carry on the spirit.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:31 pm

i had a lil clip of ike and tina playing with the nice. but its gone.


im sure you would of loved it
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:00 pm

Complete bummer man..sorry to hear that bro.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:57 pm

sorry man ill keep you in my prayers
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:00 pm

I feel sorry for you. I also lost one of my best friends just today, but in a totally different way. I can understand how it feels to lose a friend. :(
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:03 pm

Sorry about losing your friend Bro. Thoughts and prayers. Peace.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:09 pm

Remember the good times you had with the dude :wink: , and the world will still turn brother
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:18 pm

My condolences Bill -
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:36 pm

Nothing like the pain of losing a dear friend. Enjoy the memories and keep him close.
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