Monday, September 14, 2009

Jim Carroll R.I.P.

There were a handful of songs that defined my first year of college: Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime," X's "Los Angeles," The English Beat's "Twist and Shout," Pretenders' "Precious," Bruce Springsteen's "The River..."

And this one - "People Who Died," by Jim Carroll.

And now Jim Carroll has died, of a heart attack at age 60. He was never a huge star, but people will be listening to this song for as long as they listen to music.

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