He knew the right people, worked with the right collaborators, and looked and dressed better than many in his circle. But as even his friends acknowledged, timing was never one of David Blue 's strong suits — and if anyone needed a reminder, it arrived at his funeral. For much of Blue's career leading up to that day in December 1982, life hadn't seemed especially fair. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist had rarely complained about it, but everyone except him seemed to be reaping the rewards of a life in music. In the bustling Greenwich Village scene of the Sixties, Blue had shared many a boisterous evening with his friend Bob Dylan and their folk-singer pals, and Dylan had become an icon. Later on, after moving to Los Angeles, Blue watched as his friends Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne became adored stars, two of the era's leading troubadours. Related Joni Mitchell to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Blue’ With Remasters of First Four Albums Brandi Carlile Covers Joni Mitchell, Talks ‘Broken Horses’ Memoir on ‘Colbert’ Related Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ranked: From Worst to Best ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’: A Brief History of the Holiday Song Controversy There Blue was, bowler-hatted… Read full this story
- Who threw a better party: David Walsh or the Great Gatsby?
- The Band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
- Who Was Blaze Foley: Inside the Life of Enigmatic Texas Songwriter
- Merle Haggard: The Outlaw
- Doors’ Debut Album: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
- The OFM 50: our favourite foods, recipes, restaurants and more
- Shania Twain rocks black romper before changing into sparkling silver gown to present at the Grammys
- The party that has lasted for 30 years
- The truth about gentrification: regeneration or con trick?
- Bite-sized: 50 great short stories, chosen by Hilary Mantel, George Saunders and more
Man Out of Time: The Music and Mystery of David Blue have 301 words, post on www.rollingstone.com at June 23, 2020. This is cached page on MMOR. If you want remove this page, please contact us.