Guys, the Mike from Crooks and Liars’ Mike’s Blog Roundup, has died. He was 76.
You might already know Mike Finnegan as a musician who worked extensively with Joe Cocker, but he also sessioned with many other world-class musicians: Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and even Jimi Hendrix.
It’s also personal: Mike noticed this little blog and featured it often enough at the Roundup, and now and again asked me to fill in for him while he was on the road with Joe Cocker; I was filling for him when he retired from the Roundup.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Mike boosted MPS from the unknown into the merely obscure, and I am forever grateful to have been one of his invisible friends. He will be missed.