In my classic rock deejay days, radio stations celebrated weekends with “block parties,” sets of three connected songs.
Here’s today’s 3-pack. The connective thread is “dead.”
R.L. Burnside, quite thoroughly dead but his tune lives on as my theme music on The Terry Meiners Show on 840WHAS
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw opened a terrific show in Louisville with this George Michael (dead) and Aretha Franklin (dead sense of humor) duet from 1986.
Prince has been dead for a year and his greedy relatives are still fighting over who gets what. The NFL packaged a beautiful retelling of Prince’s eclectic 2007 Super Bowl performance.
Of course, the coolest deejays would throw in an extra song. Here’s my on-point offering – brand new from Willie Nelson.
Now it comes down to a horse race. Who goes first, Willie or Keith Richards?