John Prine – Singer songwriter great dies of Covid-19




Just learnt that John Prine has succumbed to complications due to Covid-19 and passed away at age 73.


Although I never saw him perform live, I was certainly a fan of his music, particularly in recent years.


Here is an excellent article  written by Tom Piazza for the Oxford American magazine a couple of years ago.



Here’s a couple great You Tube clips featuring some recent songs of John’s.







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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Dr Goatboat says

    Thanks for that…..great piece; poignant but full of joy

  2. John Butler says

    Hopefully he’s having a drink with Sam Stone.

    Col, I have a nasty feeling this won’t be the last of these artist eulogies, the way things are developing in the States, and elsewhere.

  3. Very sad. What a legend!
    RIP John Prine.

  4. Keiran Croker says

    Very sad and gone too soon. I was lucky to see him live at the Hanging Rock Folk Festival back in the early 90’s I think it was.
    And again at the Americana Awards in Nashville in 2018, if only for a few songs.
    I was hoping to see him this year, as he was due to come for the Byron Bay BluesFest. Alas not to be.

  5. Rick Kane says

    Thanks Colin, that’s a fantastic essay. Down to earth, decent and a sly wit. Great read. So sad, John Prine passing. One of music’s treasures. High up in Cohen’s Tower of Song. Cheers

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