• Todd Strasser

60's Musicians We Loved and Lost

By the end of the decade or shortly thereafter, we'd already lost so many. Most people know about Hendrix, Joplin, Moon, Jones, Morrison and many more. But there were many who may have passed virtually unnoticed, and it's for them that I'm writing this post.

I originally got this idea years ago, when I noticed at obit for Chris Wood, the wonderfully gifted flutist and sax player for Traffic, one of my favorite bands ever. According to Wikipedia, in addition to sax and flue, Wood occasionally played keyboards, bass and added vocals. He also co-wrote several of Traffic's best-known songs, including "Dear Mr. Fantasy," and was behind "John Barleycorn," which became the title song of their 1970 album, "John Barleycorn Must Die."

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