Really sad to hear this news. I've listened to his music since the early 70's. When I had a chance to see him live during the Bumbershoot festival at the Opera House in Seattle in the mid-1980's I jumped at the chance and dragged my wife with me because I knew we would probably never have the opportunity again. I did not know exactly what to expect, knowing his aversion to fame, but he was gracious and even chatty during the concert. He did stand off to the left on stage as just another member of the band, totally unlike any other headliner I've ever seen. The music, of course, was fantastic to hear live and that concert remains one of the highlights of my live-music experience.