Mudcat Café message #1500314 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81707   Message #1500314
Posted By: frogprince
04-Jun-05 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: In Memory: Stan Rogers (1949-1983)
Subject: RE: In Memory: Stan Rogers
I was lucky enough to at least see Stan live from a distance,
performing in Chicago; I had already been hearing some of the
great songs for years. I saw the hairline, and knew his
established reputation, and I guess I assumed he was pushing
50, until years after he was gone when I learned he died at
33. He had to have emerged as a force, and gained recognition
for it, quite young. With the breadth and strength of his
material, and the power of that voice, I don't think this was
a case of being saved from obscurity by dying at the right time.