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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

365 Poems: Patsy and John

Day 65

Today we pay homage to two of my favorite performers, both of whom passed away on March 5 -- Patsy Cline, who died in a plane crash in 1963, and John Belushi, who died of hard living in 1982.

I came late to the Patsy party -- a hater of country music until I worked for the bowhunters in the '80s, and then developing a slow appreciation of the country greats.

Belushi -- maybe I didn't quite grow up with him, but I was only 19 when SNL premiered. What did I do last Saturday night? SNL. Still.

So, we'll let them speak:


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