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Thread #94776   Message #1840999
Posted By: GUEST
22-Sep-06 - 03:04 PM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
> It seems to be the fashion to wait for the death of a celebrity before
> attacking him. Certainly Kennedy had his faults--many of which he
> shared with other collectors of the era, and some which were his very
> own. I seriously doubt that he will be remembered for those faults,
> but rather for the music he made available to all of us.

That's possibly the whole point - an alternative explanation for the timing of the mustrad article

A death usually involves obituaries, obituaries tend to be somewhat eulogistic. For anyone who felt wronged (and obviously they are out there), such an article would be cruel twist of a long rusty knife whether it be reality or perception. Perhaps the article was intended to provoke a healthy interest rather than let sychophancy rule the current day and all those that follow.

In twenty (fifty?) years these threads will be as nothing. The obits in the Times (or wherever) will be seen as gospel and those with first hand experience will no longer be here.

Histories are usually written by the victors and their successors not by those that were trampled on the path. If there is a more complete truth to be understood then surely now is the time to discover it.