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    RIP Eddie Money

    Growing up in the Bay, he was a pretty big deal. Picked up a few stories about him from people that knew him and strangely usually centered around cocaine.
    Godspeed.

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    My friend Grew Lowry made his guitars and played lead for Eddie for years. Eddie liked the heroin.

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    He used to do shows at Sugarloaf up Maine or so I saw ads for such.

    RIP Mr Tickets to Paradise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    My friend Grew Lowry made his guitars and played lead for Eddie for years. Eddie liked the heroin.
    This was in the early 80's, so maybe he hadn't mellowed out yet. Or sometimes you just gotta get up for a show.
    Heard one about him playing at a small place in the Bay and he was wound up and threw his jacket in the crowd and then realized he had a big ball in the pocket.

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    he had 2 tickets to paradise.... so who did he take with him?

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    I don't know her name but she was shakin'.

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    He took aaaa one way ticket to paradiiiissse, paradise!

    Thank, thank you! Be sure to tip your waitress!


    80's as fuck. RIP

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    I saw him in 1977 in Asbury Park, NJ He opened for Skynyrd.

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    Eddie Money was one of the first concerts I ever saw.
    Napa Town and Country Fair circa 1980/1981.
    Though I can't remember if he opened for Starship, The Beach Boys, Greg Kihn, or Huey Lewis...

    Sadly, the only song of his I know is "Two Tickets To Paradise". That song was ubiquitous on Bay Area radio when I was a wee lad.

    Edit:
    And "Baby Hold On." That is the only other tune of his I know (MarshallTucker reminded me with his post).

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    Add "Shakin'" and "Think I'm In Love" to this list.

    But I am pretty sure those are the only 4 Eddie Money runes I know.
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    I have a distict memory of throwin one-wheelers at the Mach 1 Skatepark quarter-pipe ramp to baby hold on. that would be spring 1978. Other than that utterly forgettable, but condolances just the same. carry on.
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    Randomest story: I saw Eddie Money at a waterfront park in Toledo; there was a festival there and I was on a boat drinking with a bunch of people I didn't know, including Jim Leyland's sister.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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    Sounds like he had throat cancer.
    watch out for snakes

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    While I don't regularly read RS and feel that it's slipped off quite a lot since the '80s, I did stumble upon this piece yesterday and found it to be a good read:

    Eddie Money: The Patron Saint of Uncool
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...iation-884179/
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    RIP actually saw a free Eddie Money show with Credence Clearwater Revisited (lol) at a minor league ball park in Trenton, NJ.

    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Sounds like he had throat cancer.
    Probably from eating tons of gash for decades. Legend.

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    Fuck yeah. Thanks, Eddie.


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