Re: Bands or acts you regret missing before they passed away
The only time I really felt bad for not having seen someone before they died was Elvin Jones. I remember feeling really bad at the time of his death because I was going through a period of intense Elvin envy and I had even decided to try and find a way to make it to one of his performances. I got slightly choked up the day he died. Just for a minute.
Over the past year so many of my favorite Afro-Cuban influences have passed as well. Almost an entire generation of those guys died within about two years of each other. Luckily the tradition they carried out of Cuba and Puerto Rico is strong all over the world now.