Monday, September 14, 2009

He Looked Like 65 When He Died

Not much of the crappy punk music I listen to from the late 70's and early 80's received much air play. An exception would be Jim Carroll's "People Who Died", which was recorded with Blue Oyster Cult's Allen Lanier. A side note about the song, which was not responsible for its popularity, was that it was briefly played in the movie E.T.

The song mentions many people dying before their time. Now, Jim joins the list, as he passed away last Friday, September 11. Fifty-nine years old, he died while working at his desk from a heart attack. A line in the song says, "He looked like 65 when he died. He was a friend of mine."

Jim Carroll by Mike Force
Thanks for the music, Jim

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