Master Singer / Songwriter, John Prine, Entered “Paradise”


John Prine, who established himself as one of America’s deftest and most affecting singer-songwriters over the course of a nearly 50-year career, died Tuesday of complications of coronavirus. He was 73.

His publicist confirmed his death on behalf of his family. Prine had been in the hospital for several weeks, and it was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17. His wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine, had been diagnosed with the virus earlier, but she had recovered and was involved in sending out social media updates about her husband’s condition, which she acknowledged was critical. More

One of my favorites of his,Paradise

28 Comments on Master Singer / Songwriter, John Prine, Entered “Paradise”

  1. Rest in peace.

    But i shouldn’t have to stay in my house over it any more than everyone should have to never drive again because 1.25 million people die in car wrecks every year.

    The NYSlimes just can’t understand why Arkansas and a few other republican states with a handful of deaths from the virus aren’t shutting their entire states down because New Yorkers have a bad case of the flu.

    Brass tacs: trump laid his presidency on the economy and liberals are determined to wreck it.

  2. That’s a real shame. He will be greatly missed.

    I wonder if he was treated with HCQ/Zinc/Zpak. Seem likely he wasn’t and I wonder why not.

  3. Why is no mention of his conditions other than coronavirus made? Is that all that was wrong with him and the reason he was admitted to the hospital in the first place or did he catch it there?

    Seems the news lately always lacks the information I want to know about whatever they report on, and there seems to be no simple or sometimes even possible way at all to find it out.

    (an example is that I have been on the county health website and called information numbers of my local county to see how many of the listed cases of corona -supposedly confirmed cases, but no way to check that or how they were confirmed- are still active infections and there is no possible way to find that out (as if no one actually knows and is surprised that anyone would ask).

  4. The msm will talk non-stop all day long about every last death from the virus. They will hide any news about the economic effects.

    I’d like to see a news station spend every last second talking about every new suicide and heart attack provoked by the shutdown. Just to balance things out.

  5. John Prine had one lung left after a bout of lung cancer, was a throat cancer survivor and had recent serious heart problems before he contracted Corona. So yeah, Corona killed him, but there is more to the story, as usual. RIP John.

  6. A favorite since I was in high school and heard him on WHFS, ‘home grown radio,’ outside of DC. Never saw anyone enjoy performing as much as he did –all the way through 5 encores at the Warner Theater one time.

    He was an old soul when he was young. Probably surprised himself by living as long as he did. If more lefties had his sense of joy and humor, we probably could all get along. ‘Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore’ is still funny.

  7. …this is starting to remind me of a Saturday Night Live sketch from the ’70’s, “Killer Weed”, when Paraquat was being used to kill marijuana and the press wanted ANYONE who looked like they MIGHT spliff and died for ANY reason to be linked to paraquat use to make the Government stop using it…this is highlighted in this sketch, where Chevy Chase sends Garret Morris to score some pot so they can “test” it by smoking it, for science of course, and sends him back later to argue with the “providers” that he needs a FULL ounce to test it…then when Garrett is murdered for making the “providers” angry, Chevy solemnly turns to the camera and reports it as “another Parquat related death”…

    …I mean, it’s funny and all (back when SNL still WAS funny), but it also made the point that the press would push EVERYTHING that they could twist into ANY kind of confirmation bias to make a point, even if it had nothing to DO with the point they’re trying to make.

    That’s where we are now with Corona. They’ve made this SO broad, that EVERYTHING is counted as a “Coronavirus” death, just to feed their confirmation bias and keep the scare going to the Government can become more and more oppressive with each passing day, for your safety, of course…

    …this is why we can’t even be sure about THIS story without more info, maybe he had Stage 4 lung cancer as @Harleyvol above says, maybe he had a bad liver, maybe he had a bad heart, maybe his wife poisoned him, maybe he poisoned himself, we’ll never know.

    Because they won’t explore it any further than the thing that they can use to “prove” what they are pushing. NEXT!

    …and that’s where we are. Like the Paraquat, it MUST be Coronavirus, because that’s the story we want to tell.

    …except, like SNL itself, it’s not funny any more…

  8. I just finished listening to one of his later albums from 2018 The Tree of Forgiveness which I never heard before. Great album as was all his music and will listen to again like all of his music. And I agree with Doc Please Don’t Bury Me is a great song. I think that the older he got to be like Johnny Cash his faith in God increased and his songs became more focused on the eternal. RIP John Prine, thanks for nearly 50 years of great songs.

  9. I saw him in ’85 at the La Crosse Riverfest (saw John Hartford as well). Liked him and his music ever since. He struck me as a song writer other performers liked to cover.

  10. Watched a YouTube video and he played the strings off his guitar, literally.
    I agree, he seemed to enjoy performing.
    I liked that you could hear the twinkle in his eye when he sang.

  11. John Prine: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Published on Mar 19, 2018
    March 12, 2018 | Bob Boilen — An American treasure came to the Tiny Desk and even premiered a new song. John Prine is a truly legendary songwriter. For more than 45 years the 71-year-old artist has written some of the most powerful lyrics in the American music canon, including “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Hello In There” and countless others.

    John Prine’s latest album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, is due out April 13 on Oh Boy Records. ….

    Set list:
    “Caravan of Fools”
    “Summer’s End”
    “All the Best”
    “Souvenirs” .

  12. Never heard of him till now.

    I listened to one of his songs today “Angel from Montgomery”.

    He looked Asian. I hope he wasn’t. For some reason, I am tired of Asians right now.

  13. Rest in Peace John. I put on my copy of “The Tree of Forgiveness” last night with tears in my eyes.

    Hope you finally got to kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl.


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