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    John Perrone aka Midnight Johnny - RIP

    Andy Skurow has just posted on his Facebook that John Perrone has died. I can only speculate at the cause of death as no details are known as yet.

    RIP John

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    Wow, I sure do hate to hear that. I’ve missed him on here and I really enjoyed his radio program. RIP old friend, say hi to Tammi for us!
    Last edited by jboy88; 04-05-2020 at 08:15 PM.

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    Oh my goodness - Iím so sorry to hear that

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    So very sad to hear. RIP Johnny.

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    Rest In Peace, John... You, your remixes, and radio show will all be terribly missed!

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    WOMR Announced that it was from the virus.

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    Rest in peace, Midnight Johnny. We will all miss you, but you will certainly not be forgotten.

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    Oh, this is terrible. Rest in power and thanks for the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMotownManiac View Post
    WOMR Announced that it was from the virus.
    Didn’t he work as a nurse at a hospital? Is that how he contracted it?

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    I talked to him on the phone and he played records for me on his radio show. A lovely man and so darned nice. Go to Jesus my friend hes waiting to wrap his arms around you.

    Fondly forever.

    Roberta

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    Rest in peace Midnight Johnny

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    More sad news

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    We are hearing bad news on a daily basis, but this was one seems more personal to us than most. Very sad news. May he r.i.p.

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    Farewell John / Midnight Johnny.....

    Your extended mixes are still regularly played here, and will continue to be.

    Thank you for sharing your great talent and productions with everyone.

    God Bless.

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    So sad .... I am in shock .... Thanks John for all the Diana love ....

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    Sad news. John and I communicated over the years. He was such a valued member of the forum and was always a gentleman.

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    That is such sad news. I was in brief communication with him at several points through the years and he was always just the nicest person. May he Rest In Peace.

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    This breaks my heart. John will be deeply missed. I really enjoyed listening to his Tuesday night shows and the guest that he had. I even had the opportunity to speak with him a couple times on the phone and helped him put together his series where he played TCMS. He even told me about the Tammi T tapes He was a leader in keeping the Motown flame alive and I will miss him dearly.

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    Wow I am truly shocked, he was such a wonderful talent, may he Rest In Peace

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    Oh I am so saddened to hear this. He really conducted some very important interviews for Motown fans over the years: Kim Weston, Scherrie Payne, and others. He actively promoted the Hip-O and other releases over the years. I remember he had a whole program devoted to the Marvelettes box set.

    He was the sweetest man. I used to call him the "Mandante" because he used to sing along in the background when he would play selections on his show.

    Even sadder that it was because of the virus. How many wasted lives thanks to our government's incompetence and late action.

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    I found an article where his cousin confirms John died from the virus.

    https://provincetown.wickedlocal.com...ousin-confirms

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    Sad news indeed. I first got in contact with John during the era of the Motown Yahoo Group and through that had several chats and e-mail exchanges. He would let me know when there was going to be something special on his radio programme so that I could plan to get up early, normally at 4am here in the UK, to hear his programme streamed on the internet.

    I always found him a very pleasant and warm person. He will be sadly missed by many.

    My condolences to his family at this very sad time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    I found an article where his cousin confirms John died from the virus.

    https://provincetown.wickedlocal.com...ousin-confirms
    A lovely article about a real lovely man.

    Be well dear Kenneth.

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    John was a real gem I called his show several times. A real loss r.i.p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    A lovely article about a real lovely man.

    Be well dear Kenneth.
    Thanks, Dear Friend. God bless you.

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    Such sad news... R.I.P John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    Andy Skurow has just posted on his Facebook that John Perrone has died. I can only speculate at the cause of death as no details are known as yet.

    RIP John
    Wow I sure do have to he this. He always gave us great knowledge and interviews. He'll be missed RIP Midnight Johnny.

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    R.I.P Sir........

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    It's very sad to hear that one of our own has been taken by that terrible virus
    Stay safe everybody

    John Perrone RIP God Bless Him

    Grape

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    Another real nice write up on our beloved Midnight Johnny. https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20...dj-family-says

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    Another real nice write up on our beloved Midnight Johnny. https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20...dj-family-says
    A really lovely and fitting tribute.

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    Yes, it's very sad when it's someone you know who dies younger than his/her time because of the random attack of a disease. But, in this case he died because he was trying to help others, and helping them was so important to him, he was willing to risk his own life. We would hope every Human would be that noble. But, unfortunately many are not. So, we are even more happy to have known him than many of us had thought. He's the first person with whom I've had contact, that I know has died from the virus. I have two friends, about his age, who have been confirmed to have caught it, and seem to be well on the way to complete recovery (we hope). I hope we won't hear any more bad news like this.
    Last edited by robb_k; 04-14-2020 at 11:50 PM.

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    I found some additional info on the WOMR website. There is also a link to their archives to access a few of John's interviews with some Motown artists:

    https://womr.org/about/meet-our-people/john-perrone-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by franjoy56 View Post
    John was a real gem I called his show several times. A real loss r.i.p
    I remember several of us geeking-out on the forum during his show. It was fun when he would read through the posts. Someone posted his extended version of Doobedoo'doobe over in the ghetto and it brought back great memories of waiting for him to post his latest masterpiece. He is missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanxal View Post
    I remember several of us geeking-out on the forum during his show. It was fun when he would read through the posts. Someone posted his extended version of Doobedoo'doobe over in the ghetto and it brought back great memories of waiting for him to post his latest masterpiece. He is missed.
    John had such a lovely soothing voice and was real kind to so many of us. Hes missed but hes with the Lord.

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    Iím still shocked and surprised by this. The USA has lost so many people.

    I thought John had retired from his job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    I’m still shocked and surprised by this. The USA has lost so many people.

    I thought John had retired from his job?
    He had retired from the hospital but was working at a Cape Cod grocery store. Its real sad and hes going to be missed by so many. Hes now in the heavenly mansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    hes with the Lord.
    how do u know?

  39. #39
    Sorry to hear this. RIP Johnny and that great voice of yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circa 1824 View Post
    how do u know?
    Because i believe. Thats what I believe in my heart and soul. How do you know hes not.

  41. #41
    Goodnight Johnny RIP. You will be missed

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