Warren Zevon, acclaimed singer-songwriter, dies at 56 of rare lung cancer I know I'm a day late with this, but anyone else here a fan of his? Most people probably know him for Werewolves of London. He had so many good songs, but if I had to pick one it would probably be Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, although Lawyers, Guns, and Money might be a close second. [ September 09, 2003: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
I was never a big fan, though I did like Werewolves, and Lawyers. (I'm not familiar with Roland.) I did however catch a nice interview with his son on NPR a week ago, mostly discussing the recording of the final album. There were a lot of very nice tracks featured; I will probably have to pick it up. You can check it out here - recommended.
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Warren died like he lived apparently; heard that he told an interviewer he was spending his last few months eating bacon and eggs, three meals a day. He rocked. "Excitable Boy," "Lawyers, Guns, and Money," and "Roland" are all faves of mine.
Yes, Mr Warren! I remember his songs. And that include O Sole Mio. I can still recite the lyrics. It goes : A man shoudln't make a girl cry. Trust me, don't leave me. I don't ask for anything. I'll try my best. Not to make a girl cry. Only me will cry when doves cry. Touch if you will my stomach. See how it tremble inside. Ya, ya, ya, yeah......
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He announced publicly for the first time that he had terminal lung cancer in a David Letterman show; I saw it. He was in good spirits and he knew he was going to die soon. He joked that he had been feeling some problems with his chest after 20 years of smoking and so he finally decided to go to the doctor after a long time of feeling like that. Then the bad news came...