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Songwriter John Prine dead at 73 – music world pays tribute – Louder, Loudersound.com

Songwriter John Prine dead at 73 – music world pays tribute – Louder, Loudersound.com

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American musician, singer and songwriter John Prine has died at the age of . The news was confirmed by his family.

Last month, it was revealed that Prine had been admitted to hospital after showing coronavirus symptoms, with his family reporting that he was in critical condition. John Prine

Born in Maywood, Illinois, in October , Prine released his self- titled debut album in and went on to record and release a further 90 studio albums, his last The Tree Of Forgiveness arriving in Highly regarded by his peers, Prine’s work has been covered by a variety of artists, including B onnie Raitt and Joan Baez.

In his (autobiography) (Cash) , Johnny Cash said: “I don’t listen to music much at the farm, unless I’m going into songwriting mode and looking for inspiration. John Prine “Then I’ll put on something by the writers I ‘ ve admired and used for years – Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Guy Clark, and the late Steve Goodman are my Big Four – or any music in any field that has real artistry, or something that promises a connection to what’s essential in my own music : Old blues, old country, old gospel. ”

(interview with) Haaretz , Roger Waters named Prine as one of the best songwriters. He said: “John Lennon is an important songwriter, as is Paul McCartney . So is Neil Young , Bob Dylan , so is John Prine. ”

Amongst the musicians paying tribute to Prine was Bruce Springsteen , who wrote, “Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were” New Dylans “together in the early 80 s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family. “John Prine

Ron Sexsmith tweeted, “As if we didn’t have enough devastating.” news, the great John Prine has died and I am heartbroken. I always saw him as a sort of Mark Twain figure, a humorist but mainly a humanist. He could make you laugh one moment and rip your heart open in the next. very nice to me. “John Prine

Bonnie Raitt wrote, “Words can’t even come close. I’m crushed by the loss of my dear friend, John. My heart and love go out to Fiona and all the family. For all of us whose hearts are breaking, we will keep singing his songs and holding him near, “while Rival Sons tweeted,” Anyone who listened thought you sounded like family. Thank you, John Prine. ” (Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist Flea) wrote, “Now John Prine. What a beautiful songwriter; all those warm songs that cut their own path through a tangled world. I love him. Corona got him too. RIP “, and Beth Hart just said,” There Are No Words. “John Prine Prine won a Grammy Award in in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category for The Missing Years and again in 2015 for the record Fair & Square. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame last summer and was shortlisted for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Prine survived cancer twice, first being diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in his neck in the mid – 338 s and again in , when he discovered he had lung cancer. As a result, he had part of his left lung removed. Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were “New Dylans” together in the early s and he was Never anything but the lovliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family. April 8, () As if we did not have enough devastating newsThe great John Prine has I died & I am heartbroken. I always saw him as a sort of Mark Twain figureA humorist but mainly a humanist. He could make you laugh one moment and rip your heart open in the next.He always very nice to me RS pic.twitter.com/qUqrkRYjZs (April 8, Words can’t even come close.I’m crushed by the loss of my dear friend, John. My heart and love go out to Fiona and all the family. For all of us whose hearts are breaking, we will keep singing his songs and holding him near. @JohnPrineMusic April 8, Anyone who listened thought you sounded like family. Thank you, John Prine. pic.twitter.com/umPIiEyjiz April 8,

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