Friday Five – Memorial Day

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, was originally intended to commemorate the U.S. men and women who died in military service to their country; although it has evolved into more of a remembrance for anyone who has passed away, not just servicemen. So in honor of this Memorial Day weekend, I have chosen five songs written to memorialize their fellow musicians.

In Memory of John Lennon:

Empty Garden by Elton John

In Memory of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper:

Three Stars by Eddie Cochran

In Memory of Stevie Ray Vaughn:

Six Strings Down by Jimmie Vaughan

In Memory of Johnny Ace:

The Late Great Johnny Ace by Paul Simon

In Memory of Elvis Presley:

Elvis Presley Blues by Gillian Welch