I couldn’t understand why there was sudden interest in my Podcast interview with Ian “Leroy” Copeland, a show I published on June 2, 2005. I was shocked when I learned that Ian passed away on Tuesday, May 23, of cancer (see Sad News by Ian’s brother Miles, and Ian Copeland dead Tuesday at a young 57 years).

Most of the music I listened to while growing up was made accessible by the Copeland Brothers. Thank you, Ian. My music collection exists because of your role in the industry.