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Only just heard of the passing of Stephen Bax, on 22 Nov 2017. He made a very good attempt to finally crack the Voynich manuscript.

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Doreen Tracey, an Original Mouseketeer, Dies at 74
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BABYMETAL Guitarist Mikio "Ko-Gami" Fujioka Dead At 36 After Falling Off An Observation Deck
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Babymetal guitarist Mikio "Ko-Gami" Fujioka, whose role in the group was one of the guitarists for the three girls' backing band Kami Band since 2013, has tragically passed away at 36 years old. The band broke the news this morning on their social media pages, but according to an article in Metro UK, Fujioka died on January 5 after succumbing to injuries sustained from falling off a high observation deck on December 30.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:47 pm 
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Doreen Tracey, an Original Mouseketeer, Dies at 74
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Doreen Tracey, original Mouseketeer who found a second career with Frank Zappa, dies at 74
By Steve Marble
Jan 11, 2018 | 5:20 PM
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Doreen Tracey appeared on Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club" during its original 1955-59 run. (Walt Disney Co.)  

Doreen Tracey, one of the original Mouseketeers on Disney's popular after-school program "The Mickey Mouse Club" and later an associate of avante-garde composer and musician Frank Zappa, has died. She was 74.

Tracey, who long described herself as the "black sheep" of the 1950s children's show, died Wednesday while being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Thousand Oaks.

A bubbly child and Type A personality, Tracey was featured on "The Mickey Mouse Club" during the entirety of its original 1955-59 run on ABC. The show lived on in syndication and she maintained a lifelong association with Disney, appearing in a spinoff with Annette Funicello, the actress and singer, as well as films such as "Westward Ho the Wagons!" with Fess Parker.

Tracey also had a more adventurous side and in the 1960s formed a rock group called Doreen and the Invaders, touring Vietnam in 1968 shortly after the Tet Offensive, one of the most aggressive military campaigns of the war.

She also posed nude for the magazine Gallery — except for the Mickey Mouse ears she wore — and worked as a publicist for Zappa, an unconventional but deeply admired musician and occasional filmmaker.

The risque photos cost her work at Disney, she told The Times, and she came to regret the decision.

"You get caught up in your own ego, not paying attention, not seeing the full repercussions," she said.

Tracey eventually reconciled with Disney and became a regular at Mousketeers reunions and conventions.
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Doreen Tracey, fourth from left, at a reunion with some of the original Mouseketeers at Disneyland in 1995. (Kari Rene Hall / Los Angeles Times)  

In an interview with The Times in 1995, she recalled that Walt Disney had advised her that appearing on the Mickey Mouse Club would be a heady experience.

"Walt Disney said to me, 'This will probably be the greatest thing you'll ever do in your entire life,'" she said. "That was pretty heavy stuff for a 12-year-old. But he was right."

Born in London on April 3, 1943, Tracey arrived in the United States when she was 4 and learned to sing and dance — necessities of being a Mouseketeer — at a studio her father operated in Hollywood.

After her television career, she worked until retirement as an administrator at Warner Bros.

Divorced, Tracey is survived by a son, Bradley, and two grandchildren, Gavin and Autumn.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:11 pm 
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^^^I’d never heard of the Zappa connection before. Interesting. I wonder if she was the inspiration for the song “Doreen”.


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Hall of Fame Broadcaster Keith Jackson Dies at 89

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Longtime ABC Sports broadcaster Keith Jackson died Friday night. He was 89.

ESPN announced the news Saturday morning after confirmation from Jackson's family.

The Georgia native is best known for his coverage of college football for more than five decades from 1952 through his retirement in 2006. The last 40 years of that play-by-play work came with ABC Sports.

"For generations of fans, Keith Jackson was college football," Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger said, per ESPN. "When you heard his voice, you knew it was a big game. Keith was a true gentleman and memorable presence. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Turi Ann, and his family."

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^^^I’d never heard of the Zappa connection before.


That makes two of us. I'm like, "Say what?"

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KUIII wrote:
^^^I’d never heard of the Zappa connection before.


That makes two of us. I'm like, "Say what?"



Sounds like Frank was running a Mickey Mouse operation and we never knew it... :mrgreen:


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Dolores O'Riordan:

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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46 :(

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Really sad to hear about Dolores. :( :( :( :( :(


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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46 :(


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Two months from now-and I hope I'm wrong,but- we'll find out what drugs in her system played a role in her death.

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