Archive for July 19th, 2007

Talk Backwards – and more Steve Goodman

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

This video clip that someone has posted on YouTube demonstrates why Steve Goodman concerts were so much fun.

I saw Steve Goodman in concert a couple of times while living in Edmonton in the early 1980s. He never gave any indication of his battle with leukemia, which he lost in 1984.

Here’s another clip, recorded shortly before his death, playing “The Dying Cub Fans Last Request” in front of Wrigley Field (his ashes were later buried under home plate), with a big grin on his face, and an oversized Cubs hat covering the evidence of chemo treatment.

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