Eddie Money.........

From Don Barnes -
 
It is with deep regret that we have to say goodbye to our old friend Eddie Money.
We had toured together across hundreds of cities throughout the 80’s and even in recent years.
It was a co-headlining, high energy show with classic radio hits that sold out every night - a great package. What’s not to like? Promoters across the nation jumped at the opportunity to book it.
 
Eddie was a force to be reckoned with, a true talent, a great sax player with a strong voice and presence that could absolutely rock the building to its foundation.
We would arrive at the venue and hear people screaming all the way up to the rafters, singing along to Eddie’s songs that truly touched their hearts. That’s what I loved most about him. His passion for delivering them always ran deep.
Both bands shared a mutual respect for each other and we loved that he brought the best out in us as well. We knew we had our work cut out to follow him.
But it was his after-hours back at the hotel that were always a riot. He was a fun-loving, gregarious, sociable guy - always quick with a joke and a laugh. He will be sorely missed.
The best thing that you can say about a guy who gave his all for over 40 years is that Eddie succeeded in putting a song in everyone’s heart. What a truly monumental accomplishment!
 
But for me personally, there is one that I think encapsulated the love and light of the great Eddie Money.
Take a minute to listen to ‘Peace In Our Time.’
 
This is the song we would be hearing every night when we arrived. The huge crowds singing along, sharing the joy and revelry of his spirit.
This is the way I will always remember him, singing his heart out and moving thousands of people with his inimitable soul.
Rest easy now, Eddie.
You did well, my friend. #imeddiemoney #eddiemoney
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