I am still surprised at how much his death effected me. I wasn't a mega fan, and didn't have all his albums, but his music was the soundtrack for so much of my life. Also it reminded me of how radio was so vital in the 70s, his songs were in heavy rotation on KSAN and always sounded so cool. Several people have commented that they were shocked because they felt he would live forever, somehow his alienness would protect him from mortality. Alas it didn't.
I sit and think of everything, then I wonder where I've been.