Musician Jerry Reed died today at the all too young age of 71.
Ol’ Jerry was one of the first concerts I ever took in. I was with my mom, the venue was Tingley Coliseum. The event was the rodeo at the New Mexico State Fair. Yes, I know it’s Expo New Mexico now. I grew up there. I call it like it was. :)
I don’t remember how old I was….less than 10 I think? Yeah, it was firmly in the 70’s.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Jer. Through all the Smokey and the Bandit movies. Through all his ridiculous and funny songs.
He was a talented man.
He will be missed. At least by me.
He lives on in my memories.