My friend Don Aters passed the other day while I was working in Mineral point.

Here’s to us… and those like us…

Damn few left…


  1. Comment made on March 9, 2022 by Robin

    Don was an interesting man… encyclopedia of music history through photos and memories. I met him late in his life and learned the real life stories of the people behind the bands. I grew up with the music of the 60’s and 70’s. He brought my musical memories to life. Don Aters was truly a blessing to me and
    to who knew him. Gone to soon. Rest peacefully my friend❤️

  2. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by eaglesteve

    @ Ed
    As the Captain sings: Times keeps slipping on at a faster pace.
    As I age is seems increasingly true.
    @ Greg
    I am honored to do so.

  3. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by Greg martelli

    When I purchased the eponymous Grateful Dead album (same day the velvet underground with pealable banana
    Skin ), my grandfather visited us the next weekend from Brooklyn up in CT .
    We lived in the woods ,they would always ask “WHERES THE INDIANS?”
    He was a WW-I vet with 50% blindness ( mustard gas)

    When I showed him the albums , he singled out the Pig .
    His comment ,was they look like a bunch of “AVIATORS”

    Saw them first at Bethel,25-30 times from 69-74( than I was fatigued as the music slowed in pace and I didn’t like the transition).
    Most shows were altered ,but we would go away comparing Pig to Otis or Elvis .
    He was great on stage ,The Manhattan ballroom dance concert , was a 4- hr cornucopia.

    His Hard to handle &Smokestack lightings were great

    RIP Pigpen
    Thank you for memorializing him

  4. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by Ed

    Man, seems like the blink of an eye since you noted the last anniversary of his departure.
    A lesson there…
    And thanks again for the reminder.

  5. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by mikie

    Think not of what you lost from their leaving, but what you gained from them while they were here. m

  6. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by eaglesteve

    Ronald Charles McKernan September 8, 1945 – March 8, 1973
    RIP Bro

  7. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by Jodi

    You’re gonna live forever …


  8. Comment made on March 8, 2022 by Ham Neggs

    Sorry for your loss. May you have good grief. Peace✌🏻️❤️Love All Ways🔥🚲🌹🙏🏻🖖🏼

  9. Comment made on March 7, 2022 by eaglesteve

    My condolences for your friend’s passing and your loss.

  10. Comment made on March 7, 2022 by Bill from Wisconsin

    Jorma- sorry to hear about your friend. Before playing “Death Don’t Have…” at the Mineral Point show, you mentioned that too many acquaintances were passing away. It hit home with many of us, especially in our “golden years”. You also reminded us that “just as long as I’m in this world…”. Thank you for your heartfelt music and performances. It was a great show, on a rainy, dark night. The crowd was quietly appreciative and respectful, which was really nice. The sound was excellent, so a thanks to Myron. We’ve seen you more than a few times. Your music brings us joy and comfort. And we meant it when we thanked you for the Quarantine Concerts. They, you, were a saving grace. Safe travels home!

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