The founding member and bassist of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, shared a photo on his Instagram account and poetically commemorated both the alive and the deceased members of a group that he shared the stage with numerous times.

Flea warmed the hearts of his fans and followers with his latest Instagram post. He is one of the few artists, who use their social media accounts to share their views on various matters and promote or celebrate the works of other artists.

This time, Flea posted a ‘vintage’ photo and moved his fans and followers with the message he wrote in the caption. In his last Instagram post, Flea wanted to mourn the deceased and celebrate the ongoing career of the members of ‘The Patti Smith Group.’

He started by saying that it has been 45 years since ‘this mighty river of rock n roll was unleashed’ as it was the anniversary of Patti Smith’s debut studio album named ‘Horses.’ Flea continued by saying that their success is still widely appreciated all around the world and that the torrent that they created with their music is still rushing.

Flea congratulated the members who are still alive such as Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, and JD Daugherty while paying tribute to the deceased Richard Sohl and Ivan Kral. He cherished the ‘zillion times’ that he played along with them and described how he found himself lost in ‘a hypnotic trance‘ each and every time.

He concluded his heartfelt message by wishing ‘Long may it strike yearning for the mystical and beautiful in the hearts of humans.’ Such an emotional and heartfelt message, especially coming from an iconic rockstar like Flea, must have made the living members of The Patti Smith Group feel honored and happy.

Here is what Flea wrote in the caption of his Instagram post:

“45 years this mighty river of rock n roll was unleashed, it’s torrent still rushing through speakers all over the world. Patti, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl, JD Daugherty, Ivan Kral laying it down deep.

I’ve played along with it a zillion times and been lost in a hypnotic trance every one of them. Long may it strike yearning for the mystical and beautiful in the hearts of humans. Rock out!”

You can check the photo that Flea posted on his Instagram account below.