Even today, all these years later, I can recall the lyrics of most of his songs. He had a tremendous influence on my life in those early, formative years.
His last word to his friends:
I feel like a prize in a box of cracker jacks with God’s hand reaching down to pick me up. I have been under medical care for months. My wounds are getting bigger. I have trouble breathing. I am ready to fly home.
We need to remember, in Larry's words -- "We're only Visiting This Planet"