Sad news for Parker fans. Speculation had been rife that the American guitarist best known for the soundtracks to Ghostbusters, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 66, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a guitarist isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a guitarist-singer-songwriter 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 Tuesday evening, #ThankYouRay 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.
“Ray Parker, Jr. was unlike any other guitarist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRay”
— @universalObserver, 11 Aug 2020
“I thought Ray Parker, Jr. retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 11 Aug 2020
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