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Offline Rapunzel

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Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« on: August 16, 2012, 02:35:59 AM »
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 Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide

Posted: 08/15/2012 3:41 pm Updated: 08/15/2012 9:05 pm


Elton John's longtime bassist Bob Birch has died after an apparent suicide, according to TMZ. He was 56 years old.

Born Robert Wayne Birch, the musician reportedly shot himself in the head early Wednesday morning near his home, though no suicide note was found. There is also no indicator, at this time, that drug use was involved in his death.

Birch has been playing with John since 1992 and had a hand in the production of "Candle in the Wind." Birch has also played with music greats like Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Phil Collins, Sting and LeAnn Rimes.

The Detroit-born bassist is survived by his wife, Michele, and son, Jonathan.

Click over to TMZ for more details.

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 02:12:15 PM »
Guess it is time for new glasses.  I read . . . Elton John's Bassett . . . I clicked on the article to try to understand how a dog could commit suicide.  {Where is the embarrassed smiley?}
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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 03:32:53 PM »
Guess it is time for new glasses.  I read . . . Elton John's Bassett . . . I clicked on the article to try to understand how a dog could commit suicide.  {Where is the embarrassed smiley?}



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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 03:35:59 PM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 06:11:51 PM »
Lando that looks like a Cocker Spaniel puppy... my Daisy looked just like that as a puppy.....

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 09:43:28 PM »
Lando that looks like a Cocker Spaniel puppy... my Daisy looked just like that as a puppy.....

Dogs are the best.  I have a Daisy that I adopted from my parents - a Taco Terrier which is a cross between a chihuahua and a rat terrier.  Too much energy for my Mom at the time.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 10:27:12 PM »
Dogs are the best.  I have a Daisy that I adopted from my parents - a Taco Terrier which is a cross between a chihuahua and a rat terrier.  Too much energy for my Mom at the time.

Yep... My Daisy is blind now, but still gets around pretty well... just a little more carefully.

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 11:09:40 PM »
I am laughing to hard I am crying looking at that pic


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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 11:25:34 PM »
I am laughing to hard I am crying looking at that pic

Isn't it time for Tom to get you a dog?

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 11:36:05 PM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 02:19:58 AM »
Isn't it time for Tom to get you a dog?

I keep trying but he won't let me have a PUPPY!



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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2012, 04:09:29 PM »
I keep trying but he won't let me have a PUPPY!



Why?

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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2012, 10:44:34 PM »
Why?

Because someone has to walk it with a pooper scooper and a bag..LOL


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Re: Bob Birch Dead: Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2012, 11:37:29 PM »
Because someone has to walk it with a pooper scooper and a bag..LOL

~LOL~ I scoop after three every day......


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