Sad news for Parker fans. Speculation had been rife that James Brown's former saxophone player is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 77, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 28/02/2020 : 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-singer 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 Thursday evening, #ThankYouMaceo 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.
“Maceo Parker was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMaceo”
— @universalObserver, 27 Feb 2020
“Parker wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 27 Feb 2020
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