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Bflat
04-04-2009, 05:39 AM
We'll never have another one like him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9oUvrUB1Aw&feature=channel_page

The obit is here:

http://www.legacy.com/SPTimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=125709574

DeG
04-04-2009, 05:54 AM
Very sad news...:(

Renaissance-Man
04-04-2009, 06:00 AM
He'll be missed...

Ukulele JJ
04-04-2009, 06:36 AM
He left quite a legacy and some big shoes to fill. 55 is much too young.

:(

JJ

bluesuke
04-04-2009, 06:45 AM
Thats terrible news.

ukuleletim
04-04-2009, 06:56 AM
This is so sad.

Pippin
04-04-2009, 07:31 AM
RIP John King. May you be long remembered.

seeso
04-04-2009, 07:43 AM
A titan falls. My heart and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Ahnko Honu
04-04-2009, 07:46 AM
He was only 55? Way to young to pass away. Rest in peace John King.

Jimmy
04-04-2009, 09:19 AM
That's terrible news. John is one of my favourite ukulele players. He's in my prayers.

ricdoug
04-04-2009, 09:25 AM
Rest in Peace, John. I saw him at the Museum of Making Music. John was a ukulele historian and a jazz player. I remember the small rubber mat he'd place between his torso and the ukulele to keep it from moving while he was playing his lighting fast chord changes. Ric

RON<>VA
04-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Just looked at some of his youtube videos. What a wonderful musician! Very young. Very sad.

thejumpingflea
04-04-2009, 09:49 AM
I saw him last summer at the Seattle Uke Fest. He is one of the best players to ever walk the earth.

Rest in peace, and may your music live on to be remembered forever.

wearymicrobe
04-04-2009, 09:52 AM
John King is the reason I play the ukulele, I am just floored, little to misty eyed to form a response.

If anybody knows if they are collecting money for his charities or the family pass it along, I will do what I can.

sukie
04-04-2009, 10:06 AM
How very sad. He's way too young. Prayers go to his family and friends.

Raygf
04-04-2009, 12:32 PM
What a tremendous loss. I am stunned and deeply saddened. God's peace be with his family, friends and all those who mourn his death.
Ray

hawaiianmusiclover06
04-04-2009, 01:10 PM
What a loss to the community. RIP John. My prayers and thoughts goes out to his family, friends, and those who are mourning his death. :(

Bosko and Honey
04-04-2009, 02:41 PM
This is terrible news...
It is a privilege to have met him, and we cannot believe we will not meet again.
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all who loved him.
Bosko and Honey

grappler
04-04-2009, 02:46 PM
rest in peace. truly missed

deach
04-04-2009, 03:09 PM
such sad news.

Boondock
04-04-2009, 06:04 PM
may the creator provide strength to his family and friends.... rest in peace

ichadwick
04-05-2009, 02:15 AM
A great loss to the music community. His classical works helped inspire me to take up the ukulele, and showed the instrument was not merely a novelty item. Sad that he left us when still so young.

DoodlesMcDeezleLippy
04-05-2009, 06:10 PM
He was an amazing musician

seeso
04-09-2009, 04:59 AM
An article concerning Mr. King's passing:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/article990517.ece

Lori
04-09-2009, 08:09 AM
An article concerning Mr. King's passing:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/article990517.ece

Thanks for the link. I wanted more info on him. I just started the ukulele in Feb. and my first book was his "The Classical Ukulele". I wish I could have seen him perform in person, but I am glad there are Youtube videos of him. Clearly a master and great inspiration. What a great loss!

–Lori

ukuleletim
04-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Thanks for the link. I wanted more info on him. I just started the ukulele in Feb. and my first book was his "The Classical Ukulele". I wish I could have seen him perform in person, but I am glad there are Youtube videos of him. Clearly a master and great inspiration. What a great loss!

–Lori

That was my first book, too. I was hoping to meet him someday to thank him for his inspiration and gift to music.

Tsani
04-10-2009, 07:56 AM
Like so many others have said here, John King was my inspiration. I have his book on classical ukulele - the only one of it's kind I think. I exchanged e-mails with him several times, seeking a ukulele teacher that would accommodate my interest in playing classical and sacred music on the ukulele. Unfortunately I never found the teacher, but his book, his CDs, and his videos have kept me working at it.

I hope someday I have half the talent he had in one finger. He was a giant.

I miss him. John King, R.I.P.

haole
04-11-2009, 12:53 PM
I never even heard of John King until just now. And what a talent! Can't stop watching his videos. It's rare to see classical music played with so much aloha. Terrible news that he's no longer with us. :(

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-11-2009, 01:55 PM
i didn't know who he is until now... sad news :(

nikolo727
04-11-2009, 05:01 PM
awe jeeze....:(