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Books, Movies, and TV: Saying Goodbye, Part 4

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faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8607049

Thought I'd start a new one since we have so many posts on the old one. We came from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1147735/
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8607057

And for our first entry, James Arness died today at age 88:

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/123113858.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8607117

I think he was every kids' hero...a real stand up fellow.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8607218

I was just reading about him and his family. For such a standup guy he had a lot of tragedy in his life.

His daughter Jenny died at 24 of a drug overdose and his ex-wife (mother of Jenny) drank herself to death a few months later. His son Rolf was a surfing champion but couldn't handle it and got caught up in his mom's drugs and alcohol problems. Rolf also lost his wife to cancer just a couple of years after his mom and sister died. James' son Craig died in 2005 of lung and anemia ailments, leaving behind his wife and 2 children.

So for the last several years it's just been James, Rolf and the grandchildren. Now Rolf has practically no one. With his background, I wonder how long he'll last?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 3, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8607225

That's a shame

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8609217

Don't know how I missed this one. He wrote a couple of my favorite books. Paladins and
Knight Moves, a King Authur alternative 'history.'

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/123121288.html
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 4, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8609255

I didn't see it either, but I don't think I would have recognized the name. Another one gone way too soon.

I looked him up and I'm sure I must have read his books at some time or another. Looks like I'll have go back to them - they look intriguing!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 5, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8610450

Excellent stories if you like alternate universes.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 5, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8610481

I like most of the fantasy sci-fi books. It's hard to keep up with some of the serial books though.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2011
10:07 PM

Post #8628935

Another legend has passed on...Carl Gardner of The Coasters.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=652714>1=28102

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8629330

Last ride with the hoodlum friends outside...yakety yak...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8629725

LOL Indeed.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 14, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8630640

Oh, too bad. I liked them.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8640183

Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band's saxophone player, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 69. Bruce Springsteen must be totally devastated.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/19/ap/celebrities/main20072377.shtml

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8640593

Oh, dear...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8642282

Ryan Dunn, 34, car accident this morning.

http://scoop.today.com/_news/2011/06/20/6899223-jackass-star-dies-in-car-accident?GT1=43001
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8642369

Oh, that's soooo sad. Way too young to have died.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8642387

I always thought it would be one of the 'stunts' that got one of them killed. What a tragedy...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8642403

Me too. I can't believe that up to now they've essentially escaped unscathed. They must have been going really fast - there's not much left of the Porsche:

http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/20/jackass-ryan-dunn-dies-dead-car-crash-accident-pennsylvania/

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2011
10:13 AM

Post #8642473

Live fast, Die young...leave a totally unidentifiable corpse...how sad.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8642664

true... very sad. sometimes i wonder if they think they are invincible.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8642760

I'm sure they do. "I never died before, why should I die this time?"
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2011
12:43 PM

Post #8642777

I never watched any of the Jackass episodes but I saw a few interviews with the nincompoops. They had absolutely no sense and were still in the teenage phase of thinking they were omnipotent even though they were grown men. Idiots!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8642787

Agree

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8642967

Unfortunately, age doesn't make one a 'grown-up.' There's a lot of that going around these days and that's too bad.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8643161

Dunn may just win this year's Darwin Award.

http://www.darwinawards.com/
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8643180

LOL!! He's certainly a prime candidate, isn't he?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8643207

At least in the running for sure. One that has always stuck in my mind was the Junior bunch of Rocket Scientists (all adults) that put a jet engine in a Volkswagon...took it out for a test drive in the desert...forgot that there were mountains in the desert and jet engines tend to propel upwards...and it did, about 200 feet off the ground at a very high rate of speed.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8643242

And there probably wasn't a woman in the bunch, was there? No voice of reason! LOL

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8644393

Men may say women are not adventurous ...I just say we are not given to fits of gross stupidity that can wipe us out...permanently...grin
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8645082

"fits of gross stupidity"... love it!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8645105

FOGS !!
Women know they are the limiting factor in the survival of the species.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8645387

That is kinda how I have always looked at it...there are those who wander in f.o.g.s...and those who see it for what it really is...seems to be basically a gender split with a few overlaps now and then...grin
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8651751

Thank you for these threads, it's on my watched list.
Peter Falk. (Such a loss)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQiLmmUygScHLz6HYEgqeqIETKig?docId=3f13380979794ec0965319902ab8891f

Editted to add, I hope it's ok that I added this.

This message was edited Jun 24, 2011 11:39 AM

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8651886

It most certainly IS okay. I just saw this elsewhere. He will definitely be missed around here.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8651917

Welcome Shelly...even if it is with bad news...GRIN I loved Peter Falk...especially in the Princess Bride...too sad.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2011
12:52 PM

Post #8651929

Yes, he was cute with the grandson. LOL Anyone besides me seen him Vibes? Hilarious!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2011
3:05 PM

Post #8652205

Thanks, Shelly! Anytime you want to post, please do so. We need all the eyes we can get! And welcome to the thread!

So sorry to hear Peter Falk's gone. I read some time back that he possibly had dementia or Alzheimer's. So sad.

Glen Campbell just announced that he has Alzheimer's. He'll be doing a series of concerts this fall to say goodbye to his fans.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 24, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8652399

I have seen his Columbo episodes so many times...a truly huge loss.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2011
10:14 PM

Post #8661391

And another. I have a special room in my heart for Brigadoon. She will be greatly missed.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/elaine-stewart-glamorous-star-brigadoon-205909
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2011
10:26 PM

Post #8661404

She sure was a stunner, wasn't she? Glad that she lived such a long life.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2011
10:30 PM

Post #8661412

She was and me, too. Brigadoon was the movie that changed my outlook of the universe. If that could happen, what else could be? Is there really a place where time stands still? Could time be moved forward? IS time travel possible?

I had to wipe my eyes when reminded of it and I don't even have it in my library. A tragedy that is being rectified tomorrow.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2011
10:57 PM

Post #8661432

I grew up in Oregon, and have a childhood friend who has been involved in opera and light opera all her adult life. I saw her in a production of Brigadoon put on by the now-defunct Oregon Light Opera Association many years ago. It was wonderful!

She's now the founder and General Director of the Nevada Opera Theatre in Las Vegas: http://www.nevadaoperatheatre.org

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8661858

Elaine Stewart had that same aura as Grace Kelly...mysterious beauty. I loved Brigadoon also for much the same reasons as you Kwanjin...think it opened the doors to Fantasy/sci-fi for me.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8661947

Jean, that's exactly right. I had so many questions for my dad after that he handed me a copy of one of his sci-fi books. I don't remember which one but I was hooked ever since. LOL This was late 60's so possibly something by Issac Asimov.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8661970

Almost have to say PROBABLY Asimov...LOL. He wrote over 300 books in various genera before his death. My introduction to Asimov was through his Tales of the White Hart mystery series. Have you read any Harlan Ellison?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8661971

I LOVE Harlan Ellison!!! I have tons of his stuff!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8662004

LOL...There are few minds as strange as Harlan's...I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream...and A Boy and His Dog...will always be classic Ellison to me.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8662020

Ellison Wonderland, Spider Kiss...yeah, classics.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2011
9:02 PM

Post #8663293

Brigadoon was on TV tonight

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 29, 2011
9:12 PM

Post #8663307

Memoriam in photos so far this year
http://movies.msn.com/wonderwall/in-memoriam-2011/photo-gallery/feature/?iv=0
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2011
10:28 PM

Post #8663386

It wasn't on here, darn it!

The memoriam is a neat display, but way too many names are on it.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8663794

It was so funny watching Brigadoon again...I was imagining what Spielberg could do with it with a bit of help from Industrial Lights and magic
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8664091

Oh I like Brigadoon just the way it is! Sometimes less is more :)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8664211

What Knip said. LOL
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8665008

With all you guys talking about this I think I need to get Lerner's book from the library and reread it. It's not very long (138 pages), but at least I can do that until someone here produces the play again.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8665028

I met Harlan Ellison years ago in Los Angeles.. he was introduced to me by good friends of mine.. Laura and Kelly Freas. Kelly died several years ago.. I am still friends with Laura. I met Laura while taking a class in LA.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 30, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8665167

How lucky can you get? I'll bet that was a great experience!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8665352

I was jealous for a moment there...LOL
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8665365

It was a nice experience.. he was very funny to talk with.. Sci Fi people are very interesting people.. I was at a convention with Laura and Kelly Freas...Kelly Freas was very interesting and fun to talk with... he was a Sci Fi artist.. did a lit of illustrations for many books for years... received many Hugo awards.. they were lined up in his living room! LOL I was fascinated by Skylab as a kid and was so happy to see a patch that was actually on the space station! He did the official logo for the project. He signed a poster for me.. have it on my wall. He actually signed lots of artwork for me because I printed sets of his work on canvas using my inkjet printer when such a thing was fairly new... he sold them at the convention.. he signed a set for me. They look really nice.. used archival inks. We worked long hours getting the colors perfect to his specifications... lots of reprints! He chose I think 10 or 12 of his favorite art covers to do... they sure are beautiful! He liked to say "I paint with light". I loved watching him paint... so meticulous... amazing.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8665380

It would be great to work with someone like that. My only brushes with anyone famous are Stephen King, Donny and Marie Osmond, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Thatcher. Mr King was, by far, the most interesting to talk to. He can be hilarious. Ms. Weaver is second and she had one of her daughters with her. Margaret Thatcher was as charming as any royal. Arnold was...Arnold. He was big and loud and had much to say. Also, funny. I didn't know how funny he could be. Donny and Marie were way too busy trying to talk to everyone at once.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8668477

While not a celebrity, per se, this man is dear to the hearts of gardeners/groundskeepers everywhere.

George Ballas, 85, Louisiana native and inventor of the Weedeater lawn trimmer.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303763404576416121846117348.html
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 2, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8668523

I wondered as soon as I saw the name if he was related to Corky and Mark Ballas. Who knew they had such a famous father?

I'll bet Mr. Ballas also knew the Swayze family since both were from Houston and he and Patsy Swayzer were both dancers.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8668570

And who knew their Dad and Mom taught them to dance...grin I wouldn't be surprised but he knew the Swayze family...His wife was a dancer in Hollywood also.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 2, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8668574

And here's the proof, I think:

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/Houston/5126-Richmond-Ave-Houston-TX-77056-a17628654.aspx

This message was edited Jul 2, 2011 4:40 PM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2011
10:34 PM

Post #8669025

Interesting guy!

Swayze as in Patricks mom?
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 2, 2011
11:22 PM

Post #8669052

Yes, Patsy Swayze is Patrick's mom. She's the one who taught him to dance.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2011
2:57 AM

Post #8669107

as for young men endangering themselves, my DH says it's as if they have a death wish. My, what a wondrous thing testosterone is!
I loved Peter Falk. As Colombo, he would drive his suspects crazy pretending to leave and then coming back again and again with another question untill they ran out of patinece and sometimes blurted something out that incriminated them.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8671576

Very sad to hear that Anna Massey has died.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14015939

She made an incredible contribution to British acting. I'll miss her a lot.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 4, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8671600

I recognize her. How sad. She wasn't even that old.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8671639

How sad. Strange how we don't know the names but we know their faces.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8671732

'we don't know the names but we know their faces.' Pfft that happens in my real life- horrible with names!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8671741

LOL I guess that's what happens when visual people try to remember names. "Sorry...what's your name again?" I don't know how many times I've said that to people I have known for years.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 4, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8671744

My Mom was terrible with names too. She was a bartender in my home town, so knew everyone there. There was a restaurant connected to the bar where she worked, and one night I was in the restaurant with some friends and who did I run into but one of my second cousins. He was in town because he was the coach of the high school football team our high school was playing that night. His mom and mine were first cousins, and the families kept in touch over the years, including family reunions.

I told him that Mom was working right next door, and he should stop in and say "Hi." As I left the restaurant he went into the bar. I didn't see him again that night, and the next day my Mom asked me, "Who was that young man you sent into the bar to talk to me?" I said, "Mom, don't you know your own relatives?" Then I told her who it was, and she was mortified! She said she hoped she hadn't let on that she didn't know who he was!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8671748

ROTFLOL!!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8672179

Maybe this is why many waitresses here used to resort to 'Hi hon!'

I went to Bob Evans with hubby, MIL, and DD last week, and three neighbor gals were finishing at another table and stopped to say Hi. Horrified at myself I could NOT think of one's name--and didn't want to start introductions and get to "Uh er umm"

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2011
10:15 PM

Post #8672882

LOL!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 4, 2011
10:41 PM

Post #8672904

HEHEHEHEHEHE!!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 8, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8681109

Betty Ford has died at age 93. A very long life, and mostly a good one.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/08/betty.ford.dies/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8681206

I just saw that. I agree. She had a good soul.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8681720

She was a gracious lady...and one of the few famous folk that was honest and open about a problem in her life, and did something about it...and left a legacy.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8682050

Manuel Galban, 80. Guitarist for the Buena Vista Social Club

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=657461>1=28102

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWy8yll3jA&feature=related
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 12, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8689240

I remember the Buena Vista Social Club, but don't remember the individuals. My bad!

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, died today of natural causes. He was 94.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/07/appreciation-sherwood-schwartz-1916-2011.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 12, 2011
10:25 PM

Post #8689479

I liked both of those shows. When Gilligan's Island came on, we knew it was nearly bedtime.

I don't remember BVSC at all.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 12, 2011
11:56 PM

Post #8689498

When will it stop? Here's another one:

Michael Burston, former guitarist for Motorhead, dies of heart failure at 61: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118039641?categoryid=16&cs=1&cmpid=RSS%7CNews%7CLatestNews

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8689657

Afraid it won't faeden...that's the story of...that's the glory of...life or as Freddie Mercury said...another one bites the dust.

Kwanjin, I am a big Ry Cooder fan...that is how I discovered BVSC.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8689937

Oh! I love his slide guitar work!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8689948

I found this for everyone's pleasure...Enjoy!

http://www.last.fm/music/Ry+Cooder/+videos/+1-6efQ_GyQW3o

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 13, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8690170

It'll never end...you're born, you pay taxes, you die

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8690251

I do too, Kwanjin...rats! the link has evaporated.


Hopefully ya find a bit of joy...a smile and a few moments of happiness in between flowAjen. Otherwise it just seems kinda pointless.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8690333

Nerts. Let's try youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6efQ_GyQW3o&feature=related
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 15, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8693561

No one has mentioned it, but July 11, Rob Grill, former lead singer of the Grass Roots, passed away. He had a great voice. http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Grill
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8693733

Oh, so sad. He was a good-looking guy.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8693873

Somehow, we all missed that one. I liked him, too. We're losing too many musicians all at once.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8694211

with some time, i'm sure the tune for Let's Live for Today will come to me.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8694222

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnFZsrs32Co

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8694339

Thanks, Faeden!!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8694437

You're welcome.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 16, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8695508

of course- na na nananana~~~~~~~~~~~
thanks
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8695732

Googie Withers has died aged 94. Most famous for The Lady Vanishes (HItchcock) and the TV prison drama Within These Walls.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 16, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8695798

Well, she had a long life, didn't she? And a good one too, by the looks of it!

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/obituaries/screen-stars-career-spanned-the-ages-and-two-countries-20110716-1hjjh.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2011
10:50 PM

Post #8698744

Janis Joplin fans may know Jerry Ragovoy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/arts/music/jerry-ragovoy-songwriter-and-producer-is-dead-at-80.html?_r=1
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 17, 2011
11:43 PM

Post #8698765

You would have never known it was a white guy who wrote those songs! He was great!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8699240

Fortunately his music lives on.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8699451

Yes, I had to pop one of my JJ cd into the player when I got up this morning.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8702007

I was not a JJ fan until I heard an a capella Me and Bobby McGee- Beautiful, so touching == ah youth!!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2011
8:00 PM

Post #8702806

Her Summertime is my favorite...

http://youtu.be/txByfXgxxMw

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8703318

I'll second that Kwanjin...she was certainly a star that burned too brightly and was gone too soon.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8710590

Tom Aldredge, 83, actor

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=660244>1=28101
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 23, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8710705

The singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead aged 27.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8710779

I don't know Tom Aldredge's work very well but I do recognize him.

I just saw that about Miss Winehouse. Another destructive personaltiy gone too soon.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18536513?source=rss

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8710989

Tom Aldredge was one of those "in everything" actors that added substance to a storyline.

A shame about Amy Winehouse...so much talent, so little control...kinda like Joplin and Morrison and Hendrix...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 23, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8711024

I don't recognize Aldredge at all. Darn!

Amy Winehouse wasn''t a surprise for anyone, was it? She's been on the road to destruction for many years. Only 27, and she looked 20 years older. That's what drugs will do to you.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8711087

Isn't that something? age 27 for all of them.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 25, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8715196

Linda Christian died of colon cancer at age 87. She was the first Bond girl and also used to be married to Tyrone Power.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/movies/linda-christian-actress-and-tyrone-powers-wife-dies-at-87.html

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8715620

Very pretty girl but another I recognize and don't know anything about.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8720781

And one more...Dan Peek, 60, of unknown causes. He founded the rock band America.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/dan-peek-christian-rocker-and-founder-of-band-america-passes-away-at-60-52882/

Three platinum and three gold albums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5otZg3Rui_M&ob=av2n

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8720851

Dang! I had a stronger word but I can't use it here.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8720854

America- Horse with No Name? I've listened to that album a zillion times

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8720941

And the hits just keep coming...truly a shame.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8721573

Finally - one I remember! What a shame though.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8728331

Amy Winehouse was indeed talented. I checked out Youtube and saw some good songs. But also some performances that she could barely stand up and couldn't remember lots of lyrics. It's odd, but she knew this was coming. How many of these tragedies have to happen before kids get the picture?

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8728563

I think many "stars" feel they are invincible... so sad and most so tragic.

the list goes on for decades... all that lost talent. My Dh was a huge Joplin fan.

now it's even getting into my kids era... Amy recently and Ryan Dunn not long ago...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 31, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8728637

I don't know about the rest of you, but I went through a bit of an "omnipotent" stage too, where I thought everything happened to someone else. Fortunately I didn't do drugs, but I did take some risks that I shouldn't have. I'm very grateful that I got through that phase of my life relatively unscathed. As I look back, decades later, I wonder how.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2011
8:02 PM

Post #8731064

Ditto.. faeden!

I've said before so hope I am not boring anyone--but I can't imagine the pressure of trying to 'feel' and emote songs night after night. Geez. And the travel and schedule.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 2, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8731826

"Life in the fast lane can truly make you lose your mind"...(Eagles)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8731955

truly!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 2, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8732454

Amen to that!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8733325

Just bought Rock Band 3 for my son, about the third song he played was "Rehab" (Winehouse) He has no clue. He's 14 and I haven't pointed out the event to him.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2011
10:02 PM

Post #8733475

And another hit...

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=662145>1=28135

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8734027

The world has lost an angelic voice in the passing of Delois Barret Campbell. her voice could give you goosebumps.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8734074

It certainly did when I googled her. I had never heard her voice before. "Ain't no school like old school," as someone once said.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8734091

I got her "Jesus Loves Me" album as a High School graduation present from a woman from the church I grew up in. She wanted to remind me not to let the heathen ways of the world lead me astray...grin

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8734094

Did it work? LOL
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 3, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8734213

There are so many awesome voices among the gospel singers. I think they outdo almost all other singers in other venues. Can you say Amen? LOL!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8734260

What do you think Kwanjin? LOL

Yup, that album turned me on to the Staple Family and Rev Al Green. My Mom was a fan of Mahalia Jackson.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8735079

My favorite was Ethel Waters. I liked her better even than Ella Fitzgerald. But I am not talking just gospel here for those 2 ladies.
Amy Winehouse liked Ethel Waters and I could hear a little Ethel's sound in Amy's voice.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8735089

Ethel Waters sang the blues/jazz/gospel like few before her and fewer since.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 3, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8735332

Charles "Bubba" Smith, 66, former NFL defensive end and actor, was found dead today at his home, apparently of natural causes.

As an actor his most memorable role was playing Moses Hightower, the soft-spoken officer in the "Police Academy" series. He also appeared in such television series as "Good Times," "Charlie's Angels," and "Half Nelson," and was a regular in the ground-breaking Miller Lite commercials featuring retired players.

http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/03/bubba-smith-dead-dies-police-academy-nfl-star-los-angeles-death-coroner-baltimore-colts-oakland-raiders-houston-oilers/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2011
9:47 PM

Post #8735766

Truly a tragedy. Here is a bit more about his life...

http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/08/03/11/Bubba-Smith-dies-at-66/landing_msu.html?blockID=543941&feedID=3701>1=39002
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 3, 2011
10:44 PM

Post #8735825

What a nice tribute to him. He must have been as nice as his Moses Hightower character.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8736146

How sad. He was an exceptionally nice man.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8736336

He sounds like it.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8736653

Gene McDaniels,76, after a short illness.

http://www.billboard.com/news/gene-mcdaniels-sixties-soul-hitmaker-dies-1005303482.story#/news/gene-mcdaniels-sixties-soul-hitmaker-dies-1005303482.story


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r30Uf_bPRpE

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8736848

I didn't know his work well but 76 is still too young.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 4, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8737114

Oh, boy, do I remember those songs! They were great! So sad that we lost another great one.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8737224

I just spent the last hour listening to his songs. Makes me sad and happy at the same time. Is that weird.? LOL
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8737619

Annette Charles "Cha-Cha" from 'Grease' http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20515889,00.html

All so young...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 4, 2011
8:36 PM

Post #8737772

I just saw this. What a shame! She had left acting and became a speech professor at Cal State Northridge.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/annette-charles-cha-cha-from-grease-has-died/2011/08/04/gIQAphA5uI_blog.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2011
8:47 PM

Post #8737802

Not weird at all Kwajin...I know exactly what you mean.

Boy, this has been a busy week or so.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2011
10:13 PM

Post #8737898

Awwwwww...MAN!!!
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 7, 2011
11:26 PM

Post #8743557

Here we go again...

Francesco Quinn, son of Anthony Quinn, died Friday of an apparent heart attack. He was 48.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/actor-francesco-quinn-son-of-anthony-quinn-dies-in-malibu.html

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8743794

Oh my.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8743958

How horrible for his sons to go through that...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8744188

Oh, dear...how awful. I think I'll watch The Old Man and the Sea today.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8750064

Nancy Grace Augusta Wake, 99, "The White Mouse", one of the most decorated Ally servicewomen of WWII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8750068

Billy Grammer, 85, Grand Ole Opry regular

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=663713>1=28102

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8750272

I didn't know who either one was until I clicked on the links. Too bad about both. Such distinguished careers.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8750376

yeah, I knew the song...was one of my dad's favorites, but didn't really know anything about Billy Grammer. I read an article years ago about women who served in WWII and they talked about Nancy Wake...she was quite a remarkable woman.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8752102

Jani Lane from the band Warrant found dead
http://new.music.yahoo.com/jani-lane/news/former-warrant-lea...

I loved their music, but back then never knew who sang the songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSdXtFJG20

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8752171

I liked them. I have a couple of their songs on my computer.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 12, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8752182

Man...so many young ones...
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8752331

The only one I know is Jani Lane, and I only know who he is because of Celebrity Fit Club. He's had a major drug problem for many years, so his death isn't surprising.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 22, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8772163

Nick Ashford, of the Ashford & Simpson duo, died today at age 70. He'd been suffering from throat cancer but cause of death isn't known at this time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/arts/music/nick-ashford-of-motown-writing-duo-dies-at-70.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8772434

A shame...they flooded the airwaves with hit songs...and managed to stay married doing it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 23, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8772560

So sad...

The man may be gone but as their song says, “No wind, no rain, no winter’s cold, can stop me, baby.” The music lives on.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 23, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8772566

also
Jerry Leiber,songwriter of songs like "Hound Dog," ''Jailhouse Rock," ''Yakety Yak"
died unexpectedly of cardiopulmonary failure he was 78

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 23, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8772573

Oh crap!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8772594

Yeah, I just read that. SIGH.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8777631

Esther Gordy Edwards, a driving force of Motown...

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=666162>1=28102

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8777633

She lived a long life and left behind a true monument to the world of music...what a legacy.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
5:54 AM

Post #8777637

I don't know much about Motown but I do know that a woman in that business at that time was unusual. Brava for her.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8793462

Eva Brent, one of the actresses who played Jane, on August 27.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eve-brent-prolific-character-actress-230856

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2011
10:20 PM

Post #8793697

A good long life but it still seems too young.
Shelly221
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8794746

"Salvatore Licitra, Operatic Tenor, Dies at 43 After a Crash"

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/arts/music/salvatore-licitra-tenor-at-the-met-dies-at-43-after-crash.html

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8794825

That is a shame...so young.
faeden
SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 12, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8805564

I started a new thread since this one was getting pretty long:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1219379/#new

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