Sorry, Mr. Walken.
The Obvious Reason Why All These Rockers Are Passing Away
Let’s look at the deaths from 28 December until 18 January:
Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead, Bass and Vocals
David Bowie, Solo Artist, Keyboards and Vocals
Glen Frey, Eagles, Guitar and Vocals
Dale Griffin, Mott the Hoople, Drums
Mic Gillette, Tower of Power, Horns
Isn’t it obvious? God has a new girlfriend that sings!!!
And now I’ve learned something new today.
“Lust for Life” was written on a Ukulele…
Mr. Pop and Mr. Bowie, seated on the floor — they had decided chairs were not natural — were waiting for the Armed Forces Network telecast of “Starsky & Hutch.” The network started shows with a call signal that, Mr. Pop said, went “beep beep beep, beep beep beep beep, beep beep beep,” the rhythm, which is also like a Motown beat, that was the foundation for “Lust for Life.” Mr. Pop recalled, “He wrote the [chord] progression on ukulele, and he said, ‘Call it “Lust for Life,” write something up.’”