OK - I know I am behind the times and a little disconnected, but I just found out that one of my favorite musical artists passed away in Feb of 2004. I love musicals. I love the passionate music, the interweaving of stories and the escapism they offer. The raw performances of some musical artists is simply, moving!
As I write this, I am watching Jesus Christ Superstar, with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson. What great performances and music. So, I started poking around Wikipedia wanting to get more information on the production of the play and the music. I went to the bottom of the web page and there was a note about the later performances in the 2000's. There, in that paragraph was a note about Carl Anderson losing his battle with Leukemia in February 2004! FUCK! My dad died in December 2004 of Leukemia.
I saw Carl Anderson as Judas in 1999 (I think) - it was great! I loved it, he was really good. Then I just saw Ted Neeley and Corey Glover last Christmas in San Jose and it was also a really good performance (especially by Neeley).
THAT was supposed to be the reunion tour of Anderson and Neeley. I know I am late by 5 years... but Carl... I am still singing your songs as you did! You were truly a force to be reckoned with in music.