Wednesday, April 12, 2006

In Cardiff today, I was passing the St David's Hall when I noticed a poster of Gene Pitney. For a moment I wondered why it was still there. Then I took a closer look and saw that it was an invitation to sign a condolence book. Hours before he died, he brought down the house, and the audience gave him a standing ovation. He did what he always did, and performed like there was no tomorrow. He must have been on a high that night, which may be some comfort to his family, friends and fans. It is a sad loss, he was a great singer and performer. But if you have to go, that's the way to do it. I'm glad the citizens of Cardiff made his last night a great one.

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