He was very open and public about his diagnosis at age 50 and to anyone associated with this dementia, the publicity was welcome. My mother lived 8 years after her diagnosis and died at 60. The family suffers longer than the victim but with the same intensity.
Rest In Peace John Mann.
I have played Spirit of the West's famous Canadian anthem, Home For a Rest, many times here before. I think I may have shown this tribute video of a concert in his honour in 2017. I seem to remember saying that John is the one in the white shirt dancing and snapping his fingers. I recently read that in the last couple of years he snapped his fingers to music until they developed blisters.
The next video is an excellent one from 2014 when the band visited the UK.
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