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Originally posted by bomba503:
Rose Marie of DVD show fame

Saw the news blurb and was shocked she was still alive.
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by bomba503:
Rose Marie of DVD show fame

Saw the news blurb and was shocked she was still alive.


Saw the temperatures your way and am happy to hear you are as well
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
WKBW (Buffalo) news anchor Irv Weinstein died on Dec 26th. He was 87 and had Lou Gehrig's Disease.

RIP. Anyone in southern Ontario who owned a TV during the eighties will likely have fond memories of Irv's nightly Eyewitness News, reporting on yet another fire in Cheektowaga, Lackawanna or North Tonawanda.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
WKBW (Buffalo) news anchor Irv Weinstein died on Dec 26th. He was 87 and had Lou Gehrig's Disease.

RIP. Anyone in southern Ontario who owned a TV during the eighties will likely have fond memories of Irv's nightly Eyewitness News, reporting on yet another fire in Cheektowaga, Lackawanna or North Tonawanda.

I remember him well. Do you know where your children are?
Fred Bass of The Strand Bookstore in NYC...in the late 80s I was doing some temp work for a literary editor at a magazine...every week she would give me dozens of review copies, which I would then schlep down to The Strand...paid for my weekend drinking!!!

RIP.
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Originally posted by Wino90210:
Fred Bass of The Strand Bookstore in NYC...in the late 80s I was doing some temp work for a literary editor at a magazine...every week she would give me dozens of review copies, which I would then schlep down to The Strand...paid for my weekend drinking!!!

RIP.


Nice.
Rick Hall

Died on Tuesday at age 85.

The founder of Muscle Shoals "FAME Studios". The producer or co-producer of dozens of the biggest R&B hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Clarence Carter and many others. And the man behind the Swampers session band who played on all of those hits.

If you haven't already, check out the 2013 documentary "Muscle Shoals" about Rick Hall, FAME Studios and the Swampers. Fantastic.

https://nyti.ms/2DVhp5i
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Rick Hall

Died on Tuesday at age 85.

The founder of Muscle Shoals "FAME Studios". The producer or co-producer of dozens of the biggest R&B hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Clarence Carter and many others. And the man behind the Swampers session band who played on all of those hits.

If you haven't already, check out the 2013 documentary "Muscle Shoals" about Rick Hall, FAME Studios and the Swampers. Fantastic.

https://nyti.ms/2DVhp5i


Terrific doc...I was shocked to discover the Donna Godchaux (backup singer for Grateful Dead in 70s) sang on "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge! Hard to reconcile with her PITB wailing...
Brendan Byrne former governor of NJ who brought the Giants to the Meadowlands, casino gambling to Atlantic City, preserved the Pinelands and instituted the first state income tax (a highly unpopular but needed thing when the state was on the brink in the mid 70s)
John Young. The only US astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, at 87. Of note, he's the only astronaut ever to be admonished by Congress for sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto a spacecraft.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
John Young. The only US astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, at 87. Of note, he's the only astronaut ever to be admonished by Congress for sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto a spacecraft.

PH

Do you blame him? RIP
Keith Jackson

IMO the greatest CFB play by play guy ever. He was a true icon, and back in the day, if he was announcing your game then it was a big one.

Whoa Nelly!!! RIP
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Originally posted by scbeerman:
Keith Jackson

IMO the greatest CFB play by play guy ever. He was a true icon, and back in the day, if he was announcing your game then it was a big one.

Whoa Nelly!!! RIP


RIP Keith, who will always be THE voice of college football.
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Originally posted by vinole:
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Originally posted by scbeerman:
Keith Jackson

IMO the greatest CFB play by play guy ever. He was a true icon, and back in the day, if he was announcing your game then it was a big one.

Whoa Nelly!!! RIP


RIP Keith, who will always be THE voice of college football.

Huge +1 on both comments. His last game was the 2006 Texas-USC championship and I will always get goosebumps when I hear “He’s going for the cornerrrrr!” He will always be the voice of college football. RIP
And not just college FB but many other sports notably some of the greatest moments in Olympics history. If there was ever someone who would live forever through the recorded annals of sports history it's Keith Jackson
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Originally posted by bomba503:
And not just college FB but many other sports notably some of the greatest moments in Olympics history. If there was ever someone who would live forever through the recorded annals of sports history it's Keith Jackson


Absolutely, +1.
The name didn’t register for me so I actually had to google Keith Jackson and ended up watching some cool videos of his play by play for big games. Seemed like a great career.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
The name didn’t register for me so I actually had to google Keith Jackson and ended up watching some cool videos of his play by play for big games. Seemed like a great career.


Red Face Generation gap! I didn't realize you were that young GlennK.

RIP
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
The name didn’t register for me so I actually had to google Keith Jackson and ended up watching some cool videos of his play by play for big games. Seemed like a great career.


Red Face Generation gap! I didn't realize you were that young GlennK.

RIP


Umm, more of a senior moment I think. Wink

Hell, he called the 2006 college national championship game. Rose Bowl. California. Not to mention NFL, Olympics, college football, pro football, college basketball, World Series, NBA, PGA, MLB.... Big Grin
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
The name didn’t register for me so I actually had to google Keith Jackson and ended up watching some cool videos of his play by play for big games. Seemed like a great career.


Red Face Generation gap! I didn't realize you were that young GlennK.

RIP


Umm, more of a senior moment I think. Wink

Hell, he called the 2006 college national championship game. Rose Bowl. California. Not to mention NFL, Olympics, college football, pro football, college basketball, World Series, NBA, PGA, MLB.... Big Grin
More likely due to the fact that I have never been much of a college football fan and rarely watch. When I went back and watched some of the videos online of his famous calls the voice was familiar so I'm sure I've heard him. I just didn't recognize the name.
I can probably count the number of college football games I've watched on one hand. I remember him for baseball, the Olympics and Wide World of Sports.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
The name didn’t register for me so I actually had to google Keith Jackson and ended up watching some cool videos of his play by play for big games. Seemed like a great career.


Red Face Generation gap! I didn't realize you were that young GlennK.

RIP


Umm, more of a senior moment I think. Wink

Hell, he called the 2006 college national championship game. Rose Bowl. California. Not to mention NFL, Olympics, college football, pro football, college basketball, World Series, NBA, PGA, MLB.... Big Grin


Let's not forget auto racing with Jackie Stewart. Another classic pairing
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Originally posted by steve8:
I can probably count the number of college football games I've watched on one hand. I remember him for baseball, the Olympics and Wide World of Sports.
I had to google wide world of sports. Smile

To be honest I just don't watch a lot of sports. Even when I was kid and loved baseball and basketball more than anything, I enjoyed reading about it in the paper vs. watching a full game. I've never had the patience to sit through an entire game other than Laker/Dodger playoff games. I have not watched a full superbowl game in probably 15 years as an example. I usually golf on superbowl Sunday because my course is a ghost town.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by steve8:
I can probably count the number of college football games I've watched on one hand. I remember him for baseball, the Olympics and Wide World of Sports.
I had to google wide world of sports. Smile

To be honest I just don't watch a lot of sports. Even when I was kid and loved baseball and basketball more than anything, I enjoyed reading about it in the paper vs. watching a full game. I've never had the patience to sit through an entire game other than Laker/Dodger playoff games. I have not watched a full superbowl game in probably 15 years as an example. I usually golf on superbowl Sunday because my course is a ghost town.

Wide World of Sports
Dan Gurney, first driver to win in Formula 1, IndyCar, and NASCAR. Won LeMans and then a month later won an F1 race with a car he built himself.

A driver that would jump into any car and drive it as fast as it would go. Beyond those above he drove Can-Am, Trans-Am, BTC and others as well.

Created the Gurney flap, the Gurney bubble and the Gurney bump. All aerodynamic aids still used today. Also one of the first racers to use a full face helmet.
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Originally posted by bomba503:
Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan At 46


I was sorry to hear this - I'm a huge Cranberries fan.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
John Young. The only US astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, at 87. Of note, he's the only astronaut ever to be admonished by Congress for sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto a spacecraft.

PH


Seems like a good use of Congress' time Big Grin
Tom Petty’s cause of death released. Too sad. Pain meds from a fractured hip...etc. probably the hardest death to cope with last year. I personally underrated him for years.

Such a massive talent. No I can’t listen enough!
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Tom Petty’s cause of death released. Too sad. Pain meds from a fractured hip...etc. probably the hardest death to cope with last year. I personally underrated him for years.

Such a massive talent. Now I can’t listen enough!
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Tom Petty’s cause of death released. Too sad. Pain meds from a fractured hip...!


Pain meds mixed with 6 other drugs. Don’t think there was any surprise here.

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