Steve Tyrell

Last October, I blogged about my fabulous birthday at Yoshi's with my pals at Steve Tyrell's concert. The concert was so fabulous that we stayed for the second show and after Steve came out and sang Happy Birthday to me. The concert coincided with the release of his album, This Guy's In Love With You.

The following week, Steve's wife, Stephanie Tyrell, passed away. How terribly sad. Yesterday he spoke with Katie Couric about it.

Steve's music is enchanting. He is in part responsible for the revival of appreciation of standards. With Rod Stewart, Aaron Neville, Boz Scaggs, Bette Midler etc. recording standards now, a whole new group of people learn to love the great songwriters like Ted Koehler and Gus Kahn.