Saturday, August 15, 2009

R.I.P: Jim Dickinson (1941-2009)

Man, legends are dropping like flies around these parts. Pour out a little liquor for Jim Dickinson, who passed from complications from heart surgery this morning. I didn't even know he was sick.

Like most people my age, I first learned about Dickinson when he recorded Pleased To Meet Me for the mighty Replacements, but he midwifed a million other great records, like Big Star's Third. There were a handful of solo records, as well as a raft of guest turns like the keys he played on Wild Horses. We can also kinda thank him for siring Luther and Cody of North Mississippi All Stars. Whether as an artist, engineer or genetic donor, the world of music would be 1000x worse than it already is without Jim Dickinson.


1 comment:

Rut-a-tat-tat said...

man, i hadn't heard about this. shitty news for sure.