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Thread #81707   Message #2725295
Posted By: clueless don
17-Sep-09 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: In Memory: Stan Rogers (1949-1983)
Subject: RE: In Memory: Stan Rogers
I remember when I first heard the news. I was at the vendors booth at the Washington Folk Festival (this would have been June of 1983), and I asked about Stan Rogers albums. The proprietor said something like "Everyone wants their recordings after they're gone", or similar words. I said "What are you telling me?", and he gave the news about Stan Rogers' death.

I didn't find any mention of his death in my local newspaper, The Washington Post (perhaps it was there, but I didn't find it.) I finally had to go to the The Library of Congress to find a mention in a Toronto newspaper (the headline was something like "Jet Fire Tragedy Spans Canada".)

I had seen Mr. Rogers for the first time within a month or two before his death, at a local club (The Birchmere.)