Gone for 17 years!

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Gone for 17 years!

Postby DagerRande » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 pm

I wanted to acknowledge in advance that tomorrow marks 17 years ago that we lost Chet.
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Re: Gone for 17 years!

Postby rhirvine » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:18 pm

It's so hard to believe. Since my mother is 93 (born the same year as Chet Atkins) I just can't believe he has been gone that long. But I remember Bill Anderson mentioning it on his show right after Chet Atkins passed away. It seems like just last year to me.
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Re: Gone for 17 years!

Postby Doug Working » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:12 am

My mom called me and told me the sad news. I remember balling like a baby. As if my daddy had died. I immediately took out one of my Chet cassettes, played it and sat there weeping. In my deepest heart I could not answer the one question that kept shouting through my head. "Why could not a man who makes music THIS BEAUTIFUL and amazing, live FOREVER???

It took me months to get back to a semblance of normal. Grieving went on for a long, long time. Chet's passing rocked my world; my foundation, really.
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