Very strange that the 3 people that have just passed away intersected my life in very small ways at different points of my life.
A childhood friend's older brother was big into music and two of the artists/bands that he introduced us to where Todd Rundgren and ELP. Loved ELP and hadn't listened to them that much for years until I purchased a new car a few years ago that had SirrusXM. They play a lot of ELP and I had rediscovered my enjoyment of the band.
Salaam was a first round pick of the Bears and I remember being so excited when they drafted him. He never did really pan out with the Bears, but so sad he's died so young.
Obviously growing up I knew of John Glenn, but Neil and Buzz where the astronauts of my youth. I don't think it was until I moved to Ohio 15+ years ago that I really gained appreciation for Mr. Glenn. He had an amazing life and has impacted many greatly.