R.I.P. George Jackson
This morning, legendary songwriter George Jackson passed away. I'm very fortunate to call George my friend. He also is my idol. He shaped the sound of American music with songs like "Down Home Blues", "One Bad Apple", "Old Time Rock and Roll" and countless more, many of them written with the great Mickey Buckins. His music will make people happy for decades to come. My sympathy goes out to his family, the Malaco camp and his Muscle Shoals friends. I will miss him truly and will remember him and pay tribute to him in my music as long as I live. R.I.P. George Jackson (March 12, 1945 – April 14, 2013).