Jan Michael Vincent, 73. I read that he had an alcohol problem, and was such a pain in the butt that they had to replace him as Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf. But that was still one of my favorite shows in the 80's. Of course, the chopper was the real star of that show.

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Hal  Blaine - one of the great drummers of the last 50 years. You may not recognize his name but you surely loved countless songs he played on.

I was bummed when I read the news about the death of Hal Blaine this morning, but honestly I was surprised that he was still alive until yesterday.  Oh the stories he could tell...

sunnylea57 posted:

Dick Dale

Probably a bigger deal here than most places. He played my local club at least once a year if not more as well as the local festival circuits

I've been traveling, and sorting through what to say; thus, a week late to mourn the loss of one of the great poets, writers, thinkers, and conservationists this country has produced.

William Stanley (WS) Merwin passed away a week ago at the age of 92.  He lived on Maui since the 1970s, so I was able to see him quite often.  He was remarkable.  Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Poet Laureate of the US, etc. 

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Ranking Roger of English Beat / General Public fame 

Dave Wakeling settled just up the road many years ago. They've been a main  stay at local clubs and festivals particularly my favorite local club the Belly Up. I believe Roger had been dealing with health issues for quite some time 

bomba503 posted:

Ranking Roger of English Beat / General Public fame 

Dave Wakeling settled just up the road many years ago. They've been a main  stay at local clubs and festivals particularly my favorite local club the Belly Up. I believe Roger had been dealing with health issues for quite some time 

+1. Ranking Full Stop. I was surprised to read he was 2 years younger than me.

bomba503 posted:

Ranking Roger of English Beat / General Public fame 

Dave Wakeling settled just up the road many years ago. They've been a main  stay at local clubs and festivals particularly my favorite local club the Belly Up. I believe Roger had been dealing with health issues for quite some time 

I don't know where to start or where to stop.

About 3 weeks ago:

Dan Robbins - age 93 - inventor of paint by numbers 

Apparently The Last Supper was the most popular PBN of all time. 

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Former Indiana GOP Sen. Richard Lugar died at age 87 early Sunday morning,

worked his campaigns when I lived out west.  Great guy

billhike posted:

John Singleton, director of Boyz n tha Hood, at age 51. 


+1. A rare and necessary talent. Vaya con Dios. 

Gino Marchetti.. age 93.  Son of Italian immigrants.  Football player for the Baltimore Colts from 1953-1966.

After graduating from high school, at age 17 he enlisted in the US Army. Was a machine gunner at the Battle of the Bulge.

He was voted best defensive end in history in 1972.  He also played the offensive line some.

After his football career was over, he founded a hamburger chain called, "Gino's".  Ultimately there were over 300 of them, and he sold out to Marriott.  Back in college, I used to eat the "Gino Giant" which was Bigmacesque.

 

Remember Gino's from my youth. Kinda remember them becoming joint locations with KFC and ultimately becoming them. Always thought that's who acquired them but maybe just my local place?

sunnylea57 posted:
The Old Man posted:

Wow, Peggy Lipton. And more importantly, Eartha Kitt.

Sad to read about Peggy Lipton.  But Eartha Kitt died 11 years ago.

I hate when that happens. 

The Old Man posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
The Old Man posted:

Wow, Peggy Lipton. And more importantly, Eartha Kitt.

Sad to read about Peggy Lipton.  But Eartha Kitt died 11 years ago.

I hate when that happens. 

Its a sign we are getting old

thistlintom posted:
The Old Man posted:

Tim Conway. I remember him from the great Steve Allen days.

Very funny, especially on Carol Burnett show

Agreed. He and Harvey Korman were hilarious.

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