Rick Kocor 1955 -2005
Rick Kocor, a very dear and close friend passed away a few days ago. I dedicate this blog entry to his memory.
I have known Rick since the late 80's. He was a songwriter and played guitar and keyboard in my husbands band. He was a such great composer of lyrics and music. His songwriting skills were so excellent, and everyone that heard them loved all of the songs that he wrote. Rick was a big music lover, and had a photographic memory for playing just about any song worth remembering from the 60's and 70's. His favorites were Elton John and The Beatles, but he also loved The Who, Yes, Cream, and other bands from that era. His musical talents will never be replaced, and they will be sorely missed by everyone who was a fan of his.
What I really loved about Rick though had more to do with how wonderful a person he was. While his own musicianship was immense, instead of seeking praise for his efforts, he would always go out of his way to praise the talents of his fellow bandmates. He valued friendship above all else, and had so much love for everyone around him, and everyone loved him back mutually. He was such a caring and giving person in so many ways, always positive and upbeat, even when things in his life were not going so well. I miss Rick so very much, and I am proud that he included me as one of his special friends. I'm very glad that through the music he has made over the years, his spirit will live on for a long, long time.
I love you Rick!