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Shroomy726

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to avimuno

I had hope for you, 2014.

This is devastating news. I can't believe the maestro is gone. I am a huge fan and I never saw him play live which makes this even harder to take. He was taken too young but in those 66 years managed to do what it would take us hundreds of lifetimes to achieve.

Condolences to his family and to the whole flamenco world. Such a loss.
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TANúñez

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

I woke up to this news. Today will certainly be one of the worst days of my life. He's the reason I discovered this music and became a guitar builder. The reason I took up learning this beautiful art. RIP Maestro. RIP

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rombsix

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726



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Munin

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

I'm shocked and saddened but, I guess, not really surprised...the drug, alcohol and tobacco fueled flamenco lifestyle of the 70s and 80s now seems to leave a trail of destruction among the aging greats of that generation. Seems like barely anyone makes it beyond 70 nowadays...

That said, Paco has lived and done things worth several lifetimes and will never be forgotten. Like said, a fulfilling life indeed.
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Neotriz

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

words cannot express my sadness to this day. rip maestro..
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Shroomy726

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to TANúñez

quote:

ORIGINAL: TANúñez

I woke up to this news. Today will certainly be one of the worst days of my life. He's the reason I discovered this music and became a guitar builder. The reason I took up learning this beautiful art. RIP Maestro. RIP


Same here man. Believe or not, out of all his material, his Mediterranean Sundance in the San Fran album is the one that began drawing me in. That beautiful tone he produced compared to the others (Al and John) was to my ear, mesmerizing. He really knew how to get the right sound out of the guitar yet still maintain flawless technique. And not even talk about his rhythm capabilities. That guy knew every rhythm in the world. Of course, after discovering him I got a hold of his other material (early albums). The piece that did it was Fuente y Caudal. That Taranta is the one that did it, and that drew me deep into flamenco. And it will now hold a very nostalgic but special feeling in my heart.
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Harry

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

I cannot believe this. I have been dreading this day. So many musical geniuses of the 20th century have long since passed away. We were lucky that the maestro was still kicking ass into the 21st century. I could tell something was wrong when several people changed their avatars to Paco. I read the words and my stomach and chest just caved in. What an artist. One of the greatest of this or any time.

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burnsbyrne

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Sad news and so early! He was only three years older than me!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2014 13:14:16
 
Aretium

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Harry

RIP Paco. I must have listened to his music exclusively for a year, so much material to listen to. No other musician has excited me in his way, I consider him my personal "greatest", in composition and technique. However I do not feel too sad, in fact I feel almost happy that an individual can have such an impact on the world, have so much power to affect people and yet none of it corruptible, tainted or wrong. This man has demonstrated the power of music. Paco has lived everything there is to be lived and has achieved immortality.
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frhout

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to avimuno

I learned this only about 2 hours ago. I have been waiting for Paco's next album hoping for something more traditional. I saw Paco three times in my life, once in London and twice in France. We have already lost 3 great guitarists in about 2 years.
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edgar884

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to avimuno

Ahhhhhhhhh man just heard , to young to be dying there Paco.

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gj Michelob

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Escribano

quote:

One of flamenco's gold standards, if not the standard, has been lost too soon. He leaves an immense legacy. A sad day.


Even though he was not a contributor here, he contributed so much to this foroflamenco I recommend his name be added to that of our friends Ron, Guy, Linda and Philip "who went ahead of us too soon".



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Miguel de Maria

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Terrible!!! RIP Paco!

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Escribano

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to gj Michelob

quote:

I recommend his name be added to that of our friends Ron, Guy, Linda and Philip "who went ahead of us too soon".


I had just done so as you were posting this.

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shaun

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Wow. Hard to believe. I feel very fortunate to have seen him live last year in what was the best concert of my life and one of the best experiences of my life. RIP, maestro. Your abilities are an inspiration to guitarists everywhere and your dedication to your craft has been an inspiration for life.
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Elie

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Rest In Peace Maestro.

You've changed our lives for the better, We'll miss you.

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Bulerias2005

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Devastated. Not much more to say.

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Ricardo

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to avimuno

Nauseating

THe greatest guitarist that ever lived. Every note the man played was gold to me. His playing and his world of flamenco that he lured me into filled a huge void in my life right after my father died when I was 17. This is about the saddest day I have had since then. rest in peace maestro.

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Leñador

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to avimuno

Whoa oh my god! Unbelievable news to wake up to.....

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jg7238

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Escribano

I cannot believe this! What a loss for the Flamenco world and the Arts. Frankly, he is the reason why I still pick up a guitar today. RIP Maestro.
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Don Dionisio

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

I'm very saddened by this news. He was a living legend and I'm so
glad to have experienced his genius both on recordings and live in concert.
Que decanses en paz mi grandisimo maestro.
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ralexander

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Ugh, I feel gutted. So unexpected, and I didn't realize it would hit me this hard. Had to leave
work this morning to have a little cry.

So glad I spent the bucks and made the trek to see him in Montreal front row a few years ago.
Might sound silly to some, but it was the closest thing to a religious experience I've had in my life.

Thanks for everything, Paco. RIP Maestro de Maestros

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Bulerias2005

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

It's strange how music can have a twinge of nostalgia and sadness -- one that wasn't there before -- when the artist performing it has passed away. This morning I have already listened to Almoraima and Solo Quiero Caminar and the music almost sounds a bit more ethereal. Now moving on to Luzia, which truly holds a special place in my heart. I'll never forget that summer when I discovered the album at a local library, listening to it many dozens of times, memorizing every note and every nuance...

I don't remember the last time I've cried so much.

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Erik van Goch

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Elie

quote:

ORIGINAL:
You've changed our lives for the better, We'll miss you.

Amen

Rest In Peace Maestro
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Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

RIP, Paco. Sixty-six is too young...

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Castelat

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

this is devastating, I'm really sad

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at_leo_87

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

RIP Paco
It's absolutely crazy how much he has accomplished. I guess the candle that burns brighter burns out faster.

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z6

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

I read he was playing with his children when he died. There is no better place from which to exit this world.

I love his music. Like many here, he is the reason I was drawn to flamenco.

He's with with the gods now, where he belongs. Cheers!
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mht2

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Cant believe it.... RIP paco
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Morante

 

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RE: Paco de Lucia has passed away (in reply to Shroomy726

Very sad. Los flamencos of Cadiz are devastated. I have just listened to the first CD with Camaron, great, though Paco was never my favourite tocaor , nor was Camarón my favourite cantaor. What a loss
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