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January 17, 2013

Video: John Prine “Dear Abby”

by @thoughtontracks


Today marks the passing of legendary advice columnist Pauline Phillips, better known by her pen name Dear Abby. Phillips, 94, lost a long, ardous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Upon hearing the news of Phillips’s death, I immediately thought of the comical homage from all-time-great singer-songwriter John Prine. Below, you will find a video of Prine performing the song on the BBC2 television series The Old Grey Whistle Test. An even better live version of the track is included in The John Prine Anthology: Great Days. On the album, cackling laughs rumble through the audience as Prine’s verses grow increasingly ridiculous.

Written by Rob Peoni

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