Music Monday, Gone but Not Forgotten

It's Monday, and that means music. As usual, I'm playing along with Monday's Music Moves Me. This week's theme is: Gone but Not Forgotten, remembering artists we've lost recently.

We've certainly lost some great artists this year. Here's a few we've lost this year including a couple that slipped away without all the media coverage.

RIP Adam Yauch, a visionary.

RIP Barney McKenna banjo player and, at the time of his death in May, the last of The Dubliners original band. The Dubliners have influenced many bands including Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.

RIP Earl Scruggs a mean banjo picker. I'm sure everyone can sing this song word for word.

And, the sweet sweet voice of Ms. Etta ♥♥

These artists may be gone, but they've left music that will live on forever. Though we can't all leave behind a musical legacy, we can use each day to leave behind a legacy of peace and love. Have a happy music Monday!


  1. Wonderful memories that you've chosen to share with us. Thank you for playing along with us, and sharing these sweet notes with us. Don't forget our give-aways only two more weeks. GOOD LUCK!

  2. I did not know the middle two but I certainly knew the first and last. Great picks you have.
    Thanks for playing.
    ~Naila Moon

  3. that Beastie Boys video was brilliant! I had never seen that before and I love the beastie Boys!

    You have some real original picks for this in memorandum theme and you are right when you say some slipped with little to no attention. I had no idea that the gentleman from The Dubliners had passed and Etta James barely receive any recognition when she passed early this year.

    Great picks!

  4. Love the Beastie Boys!
    Have a great week!

  5. Ahh Etta.
    I love your selections!
    Thank you for sharing with us today.

  6. Another great post to give tribute to so many of our great artists that have been passing away. Lucky for us, we can still enjoy their music. Love your choices!

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

  7. You know I love the Beastie Boys, especially the visionary that was MCA. love that video. You should look up Fight for Your Right revisited. Adam directed it just last fall and it has a ton of cameos in it. so fitting since he passed away this year.
    Jed!! love it.
    Etta - no one compares.

  8. great selections love them all we have lost so many come see what I shared at

  9. I forgot all about Earl Scruggs. I'm not sure how I let him slip through my thoughts like that, especially seeing how I loved the Beverly Hillbillies. Great tribute to some truly wonderful musical talents! Have an amazing week and keep the groove a movin'!


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