[JPL] Ruth Brown Passes

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Fri Nov 17 14:34:25 EST 2006


On Friday 17 November 2006 14:05, Myrick, Maxx wrote:

> Got word from a friend that Joe Williams' widow Jillean said that "they"
> plan to stop the life support today. She has been on support for about 2
> weeks. Bonnie Raitt flew in a specialist to render an opinion and said
> opinion was that there was absolutely no hope of any kind of recovery and
> that she had, in essence, been dead for 2 weeks now. So, life support is
> supposed to be removed today....
>
> Maxx

She really liked Bonnie Raitt. They became friends through Bonnie's 
involvement with the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM
www.wgbh.org/jazz


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> This is all the notice I need to go public with the announcement regarding
> Ruth Brown.  ALOHA  Tom Friday, November 27, 2006
>
> For Immediate Release:
>
> I have just received word from my colleagues at Festival Productions that
> the great Ruth Brown passed away this morning.  Evidently she had been on
> life support.
>
> I have no other information at this time.
>
> One of my fondest memories of Ruth was when she sang so beautifully at the
> funeral of our friend, LaVern Baker.
>
> Another memory was hanging out with her backstage at the Rockport Rhythm &
> Blues Festival in Newport, Rhode Island when she showed up backstage in a
> hot pink pant suit with a big bowler hat in order to say hello to Aretha in
> her trailer.  Aretha opened her trailer door and shouted, "Hey baby!  Come
> on in!!"
>
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