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One, two Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all Hard luck and trouble is my only friend I been on my own ever since I was ten Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all I can't read, haven't learned how to write My whole life has been one big fight Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all I ain't lyin' If it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have no kind-a luck If it wasn't for real bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all Wine and women is all I crave A big legged woman is gonna carry me to my grave Born under a bad sign I been down since I begin to crawl If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all Yeah, my bad luck boy Been havin' bad luck all of my days, yes
Written by: BOOKER T. JONES, WILLIAM BELL
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By Megan Diskin of the Ventura County Star Posted: Oct. 05, 2014
A woman killed by her husband before he turned the gun on himself in an upscale Thousand Oaks neighborhood was identified Saturday as Priscilla Coolidge, a singer who was the sister of music star Rita Coolidge.
“Words cannot express the devastation our family is feeling with the loss of my sister, Priscilla,” Rita Coolidge said in a statement to The Star. “We are asking for privacy during this time of mourning.”
Police found the bodies of Priscilla Coolidge, 73, and her husband, Michael Seibert, 66, in the 1600 block of Calle Rochelle after a distraught family member reported a disturbance there at 5:12 p.m. Thursday.
She died from a gunshot wound to the head in what was ruled a homicide, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office said Saturday. Seibert died of a gunshot wound to the chest in what was ruled a suicide, Supervising Deputy Medical Examiner James Baroni said.
There was no new information Saturday about what might have led to the murder-suicide. Authorities said Friday that deputies had responded to the home the day before the bodies were found, but no information was available on the nature of the visit.
While her singing and songwriting sister Rita gained fame in the 1970s for such pop songs as “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher,” Priscilla Coolidge was an artist in her own right.
According to the entertainment information website imdb.com, she was married to Booker T. Jones, a musician, songwriter, record producer, arranger and leader of the band Booker T. & the M.G.’s from 1969 to 1979. Jones produced her first solo album “Gypsy Queen” in 1970. The pair also worked together on a 1979 album called “Jones Flying,” according to the music website allmusic.com.
During their marriage, she and Jones performed together as the musical duo Booker T. & Priscilla. They created three albums together: “Booker T. & Priscilla” in 1971, “Home Grown” in 1972 and “Chronicles” in 1973, according to allmusic.com.
She later performed as part of the trio Walela that she founded in 1996 with her sister Rita and daughter Laura Satterfield. The group was inspired by the women’s Cherokee heritage.
“Walela’s music drew not only on the trio’s Cherokee heritage, but also on the gospel sounds of the Deep South (the Coolidges’ father was a Baptist minister), plus pop, country, folk, soul, and a touch of new age reflectiveness,” allmusic.com staff writer Steve Huey wrote on the website.
The group was named after the Cherokee word for hummingbird, and the trio performed in the opening ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah.
They recorded three albums together, releasing their first album self-titled “Walela” in 1997, “Unbearable Love” in 2000 and “Live in Concert” in 2004. Their music earned the trio a handful of Native American Music Awards. In 1998, the group won for Best Debut Group and Song of the Year for the tune “The Warrior.” They won again in 2001 for Group of the Year and 2004 for the music video “Walela Live in Concert,” according to the music awards’ website, nativeamericanmusicawards.com.
Priscilla Coolidge was mourned by friends like Brian Edwards, a celebrity client relations representative and author based in Los Angeles.
“Such sad news this evening to hear of the tragic death of one of my longtime friends Priscilla Coolidge!” he wrote on Twitter and whosay.com. “This seems unreal. Crazy world we live in yall! I loved her dearly — my heart is filled with great memories of my early years in Los Angeles with Priscilla and her sister Rita. RIP my friend — you were very special and I will miss you.”
Rita Coolidge is a Grammy winner who started her career in the 1970s as a backup singer for the likes of Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker. She married fellow artist Kris Kristofferson in 1973 and recorded several duet albums with him. Among her hits were “All Time High,” the theme for the 1983 James Bond movie “Octopussy,” according to the website bio.com.
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