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Tributes to Chet

Some fine remembrances are being posted about famed music journalist (and former Knoxvillian) Chet Flippo:

Cameron Crowe at CMT.com: "Chet Flippo is one of the great bylines in the history of music journalism."

Paul Scanlon at rollingstone.com: "Reading tributes to Chet over the past couple of days, via the Internet, Facebook or e-mails, I discovered a side I wasn't aware of: He was a fine teacher and editor, as well as a writer."

Jim Farber at nydailynews.com: "Chet Flippo provided an object lesson on how to write about music fairly, vividly, and with love."

Melinda Newman at causesandeffectmyyearofgivingdaily.blogspot.com: "What I remember most about Chet, in addition to his writing talent, was his humility. He'd regal you with stories if you asked, mainly because it would be impolite to refuse, but otherwise, he was happier fading into the background and watching the proceedings rather than being part of the show." 

Holly Gleason at the Hollywood Reporter: "Chet Flippo was mythic. He was Hemingway amongst the rockers, with his lean prose, his grasp of detail and deep insight into people - not to mention the adventures!"

Randy Lewis in the Los Angeles Times: "He brought that kind of insider's knowledge and from-the-trenches experience to whatever he wrote about, qualities that made him a valued voice in Nashville, where he settled after being an important contributor to the pages of Rolling Stone during the 1970s."

Trigger at savingcountrymusic.com: "Chet Flippo became the eyes and ears for the rest of the world enraptured by country music's Outlaw revolution."


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