MEMORIAL WEBCAST SERVICE for ELTON JOHN BASSIST & DETROITER BOB BIRCH
DETROIT MICHIGAN: Aug 29, 2012 - UDetroit.com will generate a worldwide memorial service webcast on Sunday September 9th, 2012 @ 5pm for Elton John
bassist, Bob Birch, who passed away on Aug 15, 2012. Birch, who found his 'dream job', played in over 1400 concerts with Elton John over a 20 year career,
along with one offs from rock stalwarts like Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, Sting, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and a host of other A-Listers.
Friends and acquaintances will be in studio at UDetroit Media CafÃ© to weave personal stories about the legendary bassist as well as some famous
musicians and industry people who will call in from all parts of the world telling their stories about the man known as Bobby Birch.
A memorial spokesman said, "We're doing this because the headline surely doesn't match the person we all knew and loved. True perspective on a life should
come from those whose paths intersected in significant ways. That is what we intend to do with this memorial webcast right from the heart of the city that Bob Birch
hailed from.... and truly loved". As Bobby would say,"GO LIONS"!
The webcast will take place on Sunday, Sept 9th, 2012 at 5:00PM EST from the UDetroit Media CafÃ© located in Detroit's Harmonie Park District.
The Tribute will be webcast at www.udetroit.tv and hosted by legendary radio personality Bob Bauer. The Live call in number for the webcast is 313 285 2020.
Contact: Jimmy Risk 586 944 0087 Jimmy@LoyalEars.com
Brian Pastoria 586 438 5612 BP@HarmoniePark.com
GOODBYE MY FRIENDS
Bob is playing Bass on this tune along with sax Detroiter Wayne Wayne and Detroiter John Duva on guitar.
Jimmy Hunter wrote with Detroit piano player Tom Powers, to Bill Moller's lyric from the perspective of the departed:
Moller/Powers/Hunter Â© 2009
Bill Moller, lyrics
Jimmy Hunter, producer/engineer, lead vocal, backing vocals, drums, composer
Tom Powers, piano, background vocals, composer
Bob Birch, bass / Wayne Wayne, tenor saxophone / John Duva, guitar / Elgin "Q" McNeal, percussion and Pro Tools asst.
Today... at this moment in time Lookin' over at all of you, my first thought is to say... Goodbye my friends. That unexpected day has arrived
And I'm leavin' you my friends with so much left unsaid Goodbye my friends.
B SECTION 1
Time has flown by, like a summer breeze And now realize I didn't tell you enough times That I love you... so for now
Goodbye my friends, (I love you) Goodbye my friends, (I love you) Goodbye my friends, our love never ends...oh... to my friends I say goodbye
Thank you for your prayers and all the flowers I can hear and see them now in the late and passing hours Goodbye, my friends
And I have so much more to say...And I'm leavin' all of you with so much left unsaid
B SECTION 2
We laughed and we cried We shared happiness and sadness Please close your eyes and let all your memories fly by
Goodbye my friends, (I love you) Goodbye my friends, (I love you) Goodbye my friends, our love never ends...oh...to my friends I say goodbye
Cry for me once... and cry no more You have no idea... of what's in store As they say it's like a beautiful summer day
If you could see me now you'd see the smile upon my face... oh...
MUSICAL INTERLUDE Saxophone SOLO (4 bars) CHORUS VOCAL TAG
So goodbye my friends, our never ends... So...To my friends I say To everyone always To all my friends today, goodbye
Goodbye my friends, (I love you) Goodbye my friends, (I love you)Goodbye my friends, (I love you) Goodbye my friends,
(I love you) Goodbye my friends, our love never ends...oh...To my friends I say goodbye........Mmm... I love you