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R.I.P. George Jones

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by DallasCowpoke, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    NO ONE will fill these shoes.

    Sad news, I've been dreading for months now.

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  2. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Sad news. When I was a kid, we used to listen to his music a lot at 5:00 AM on our way out to our hunting spots.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I am not a country music fan. In fact, most of it I strongly dislike.

    But this man, he was something different. I have quite a collection of George Jones songs in my iTunes library.

    Perhaps it's nostalgia because I grew up listening to him when my grandfather would play the same 10 George Jones songs over and over and over. Whatever, it hit me hard this morning hearing about his passing.
  4. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    So I wonder, did Ole No Show Jones show up for his own funeral......or maybe the Ole Possum was just playing dead.....

    RIP Possum

    thank you for the great music
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    RIP Possum... you were one of a kind...
  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I like the old country & to me he was the best of the best.
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    He finally stopped loving Tammy Wynette.

    RIP Possum
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, apparently, he stopped loving her today.


    RIP George Glenn Jones, you've earned it.
  9. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I was just reading up on George. It's a miracle he lived to be 81!
  10. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Was about to post the same thing.


    RIP
  11. jubal

    jubal Active Member

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    Hated to hear this. Another of the old school gone.
    R.I.P.George.
  12. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    When I used to do Conventions/Trade Shows he was once hired to do a private concert for about 200 people that I assisted on sound...

    He was amazing... his voice was just like it was in the studio and he was so nice to everyone... I'll never forget that experience...
  13. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    That's so cool. Lots of nice tributes I've read today.
  14. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    I still can't believe he's gone.. The Possum isn't supposed to die.

    19 years old and I have watery eyes. Atleast we still have The Hag.
  15. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    one of the shows he missed he was found in my hometown of 1,500 people drunk in a motel that had about 8 rooms. Besides the Sonic opening maybe the most exiting thing to ever happen when I lived there.
  16. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Here's a great article from "Deep Roots Magazine" with a lot of history on George and links to really obscure cuts from his long career.

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  17. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it's true or just a good drinking story but I read once Tammy took the car keys away from George to keep him from going to the bar.

    He fixed her. He hopped on his riding mower & went to the bar that way.

    It sounds too funny not to be true.
  18. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Oh it's true. It was his 1st wife, Shirley though. He even lampoons it in this song/video here:

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  19. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    That's so funny that he did that. Tammy was the only ex he had I thought but thanks for the info.

    You can't make up stuff like that. Great story. Funny video. Thanks.
  20. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I heard today George's funeral is going to be open to the fans.

    Very cool of the family.

    I'm sure he has fans who have been so for decades & George is part of their own family.

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