Sad news for McBee fans. Speculation had been rife that the American musician best known for his album Music from the Source, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 86, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 15/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a musician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouCecil was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Cecil McBee was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouCecil”
— @universalObserver, 14 Jun 2021
“I thought Cecil McBee retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 14 Jun 2021
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