Herbie Hancock

Hancock Head ShotThis is Herbie Hancock’s 73rd birthday. According to YouTube, the version of his “Canteloupe Island” below has been watched by 6,770,455 viewers. If you’re seeing it for the first time, congratulations. If you’re seeing it for the 6,770,456th time, hearty congratulations. Whoever posted the video doesn’t know how to spell canteloupe, but that seems of little concern to Mr. Hancock, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Pat Metheny.

Herbie Hancock, 1940-2013, and going strong.

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  1. Valerie Bishop says

    Must say that I don’t particularly like seeing “Herbie Hancock, 1940-2013” even with the “and going strong.” coming immediately after it. Call me “crazy” but I can’t help it.

  2. Jeff Sultanof says

    Thought I’d add that Hancock has long been a Robert Farnon fan. He is truly a great musician and I hope he continues to be in good health and creating his wondrous music for a long time to come.

  3. Dr. Mike Baughan says

    Had front row seats for this tour @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, Va show. 1985?

    Don’t think I’ll ever forget it.

    Sure would be great to see Herbie, Pat, Jack, & Dave again on a reunion tour! Fans should check out the DVD of this as well.

    Happy Cannaloops!