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Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53

Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 18th, 2017, 4:57 am

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died Tuesday night at 53, the band said in a statement on its website.
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Re: Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53

Postby Glacier » Oct 18th, 2017, 7:02 am

RIP Gord.
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Postby Urban Cowboy » Oct 18th, 2017, 7:25 am

RIP Gord your music shall live on.
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Re: Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53

Postby GordonH » Oct 18th, 2017, 9:29 am

Gord was a hell of singer & songwriter, he will be missed He gave us something that will live on, that is his music.
My condolences to His Family and Friends, rest in peace.
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Postby lesliepaul » Oct 18th, 2017, 10:12 am

Truly a huge contributor to Canada's music scene............RIP Gord.

Your life was short but well lived...........thanks for the tunes.
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Re: Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53

Postby pmaria » Oct 18th, 2017, 11:35 am

One of the very few celeb deaths that has affected me emotionally. The other being Carrie Fisher.

The Tragically hip was a big part of my musical experience for most of my life. I remember recording their songs off the radio onto a cassette tapes to make my own albums, being unable to afford to buy them. I'd usually miss the first few seconds of each song as I jumped to press record, so it made for some interesting listening along with the fact I was recording with a microphone placed in-front of the radio speaker. Then when I got my first car and road trips became a thing, I maxed my first credit card to buy a 6 disc CD changer with an extra cassette just for T Hip discs, and it lived pretty much permanently in the player. I have many fond memories of road trip adventures with a Hip soundtrack. Even today I've graduated to a motorcycle, and they are still in my playlist for my rides.

I cant remember how many times Ive seen them in concert from the Commodore Ballroom to BC Place to a field in Alberta. Unfortunately I was unable to get tickets for the final show, despite willing to fly to Calgary or Edmonton for it.

RIP Gord.
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Postby Poindexter » Oct 18th, 2017, 3:12 pm

RIP Gord, you'll be missed "fully completely".
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