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I always thought Petty was the best (and my favorite) of the so-called heartland rockers or blue collar rockers which to me would include Springsteen, Bob Seger, Cougar/Mellencamp, etc.

I don't own any albums by Springsteen, Cougar or Seger.
I own every Tom Petty album.


Do you lump Petty in with those three? I've heard this Heartland thing a few times and it seems way off the mark. It's just that Tom Petty is psychedelic rock from Los Angeles via Florida. In the early years it was more like pop rock or whatever. His lyrics are on a whole different level, too.

If you like lumping things together I think that grouping makes sense in some ways. They're all from different parts of the country yet sort of true to the blue collar, small town experience. Petty was a lot more diverse, experimental, and trippy at times and, agreed, a lot more clever/sly with his lyrics. I liked the music better too even though it could get a little too strummy like with the "Free Falling" type stuff. I guess it takes a little bit of talent to make something that simple sound memorable though.


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Bunny Sigler, Who Helped Create 1970s Philly Sound, Dies

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Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create the The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s has died. He was 76.

His longtime attorney, Lloyd Zane Remick, said Sigler died of a heart attack Friday at his home outside Philadelphia.

Sigler worked with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in developing a genre that blended soul, funk and big band styles, and cemented the city in the country's musical landscape with its lush horn ensembles and smooth vocals.

Gamble says Sigler was one of the most talented songwriters and producers he ever worked with.

"I am truly and deeply saddened by the passing of my very dear friend Walter 'Bunny' Sigler," Gamble said. "He was one of the most talented, creative, and great songwriters and music producers I have worked with. He contributed so many great songs to our PIR artist roster from the beginning. Bunny also was a great singer, and performed superbly on many of our hit songs as a background vocalist."

As a performer, Sigler was known for such hits as "Let the Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good)." His career spanned decades and saw collaborations with acts as varied as Patti LaBelle and Jay-Z.


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Y.A. Tittle.

It would not surprise me if the Giants' performance thus far this season is what did him in.

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Jean Rochefort, another great actor from france :cry:

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Y.A. Tittle.

It would not surprise me if the Giants' performance thus far this season is what did him in.


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Jean Rochefort, another great actor from france :cry:


A truly great actor (150 films), very very funny and a horse aficionado. When asked why such a great actor played in many cheap/bad movies over the years, his response was something like "those films were needed to buy oats for my horses".

Terry Gilliam is only finishing his Don Quichotte now, because, among other disasters in 2000, Jean Rochefort, had a double discal hernia from riding. He never rode again....and J.Depp was in it also......

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Jean Rochefort, another great actor from france :cry:


A truly great actor (150 films), very very funny and a horse aficionado. When asked why such a great actor played in many cheap/bad movies over the years, his response was something like "those films were needed to buy oats for my horses".

Terry Gilliam is only finishing his Don Quichotte now, because, among other disasters in 2000, Jean Rochefort, had a double discal hernia from riding. He never rode again....and J.Depp was in it also......

RIP


Didn't realize Gilliam finally was able to make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote". Looks like pre-production started in 2008 and they finally shot it from March through June of this year. The movie that took 20 years to shoot. Expectations will be pretty high for this one.


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Pity Johnny Depp's not in the new version. I thought he was excellent in the few short bits that they filmed for the first version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=652Nm7ZMs4g

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John Dunsworth dead at 71 as Trailer Park Boys actor passes away following a 'brief and unexpected illness'

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Trailer Park Boys actor John Dunsworth has passed away aged 71.


Dunsworth, who played Jim Lahey on the show, died following a 'brief and unexpected illness', his daughter Sarah Dunsworth said.

"With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away," she wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

"John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness."

The actor was a Nova Scotia, Canada, native who was active in his local theatre and acting community for decades.

He first became part of what would become Trailer Park Boys when he played a version of the Jim Lahey character for the first time in the short film One Last Shot.

He would go on to play the character-infamous for his drunken, bisexual escapades as a trailer park supervisor and police officer at different times in the series-throughout its initial seven seasons run in Canada and again when the show was revived by Netflix.

The series is set to debut its twelfth season on Netflix in the coming year. He would also play the character in all of the Trailer Park Boys films and one-off specials.

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Beyond his role as Lahey, the actor was also known for playing Dave Teagues in the Syfy series Haven, which also filmed in Nova Scotia.

The series, based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid, aired on the network for five seasons.

His first credited role was in the 1978 short So Long to Run. His next onscreen role was in the 1987 film Deep Sea Conspiracy.

He would go on to appear in Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories and the Canadian historical drama series Pit Pony among many other film and TV projects over his long career.


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Irish comedian, TV star Sean Hughes has died, aged 51
Last updated 09:56, October 17 2017

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Comedian Sean Hughes appeared in shows including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and the film The Commitments.

The London-born, Ireland raised stand-up was best known for his time as a panelist on UK music quiz show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, where, between 1996 and 2002, he starred alongside Phill Jupitus and Mark Lamarr.

Hughes also starred in the UK sitcom Sean's Show, in the early 1990s, and he performed in cult Irish film The Commitments.

In 1990, Hughes became the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award - at the Edinburgh Festival. He was 24.

In a statement, his former management team said: "Sean Hughes the comedian, actor, writer and novelist, died this morning in hospital.

"He was at the time the youngest winner of the Perrier Award with his ground-breaking show, and went on to a glittering career.

"He was a formidable comedian and will be remembered by fans and the industry for his superb wit and quite brilliant imagination.

"He leaves behind two brothers, Alan and Martin."

It's since been reported that Sean had a heart attack after going into cardiac arrest following a flare up of cirrhosis of the liver.

Cirrhosis is a condition that can result in jaundice, swollen legs, itchy skin and vomiting blood. Long term, cirrhosis can lead to liver failure, which is usually fatal.

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Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died
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Last updated 07:29, October 19 2017

Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer.

A statement on the band's website said he died Tuesday night "with his beloved children and family close by". The statement did not give a cause of death, though he had been diagnosed earlier with brain cancer.

Since The Tragically Hip's first album in 1987, the band has provided a soundtrack for the lives of many Canadians. Ahead by a Century and Bobcaygeon are among the best known.

While Canadian musicians Drake, the Weeknd and Justin Bieber have made waves internationally, the Tragically Hip built a huge following of die-hard homegrown fans.

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Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died

An emotional Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wept in Parliament while talking about Downie on national television in a statement to reporters.

"We are less as a country without Gord Downie in it. We all knew it was coming but we hoped it wasn't,'' said Trudeau, his voice breaking. "I thought I was going to make it through this but I'm not. It hurts".

Trudeau also said in a written statement that "Downie uncovered and told the stories of Canada. He was the frontman of one of Canada's most iconic bands, a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country.''

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While Canadian musicians Drake, the Weeknd and Justin Bieber have made waves internationally, the Tragically Hip built a huge following of die-hard homegrown fans.

"He loved every hidden corner, every aspect of this country that he celebrated his whole life. And he wanted to make it better,'' Trudeau said in Ottawa.

Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable brain cancer, in December 2015. When the band made the news public the following May, expressions of sorrow poured in from across the country.

That same day, the band said it would mount a Canadian tour despite Downie's cancer. Tickets for the 2016 summer tour sold out almost immediately, culminating in a national broadcast of the band's final tour stop at Kingston, Ontario. Millions tuned in.

Downie later said that he needed six teleprompters during the concert series so he would not forget lyrics. But through it all, Downie remained the consummate showman, rocking out on stage in distinctive leather suits.

"God knew this day was coming – his response was to spend his precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss ... on the lips,'' the Downie family said in a statement.

During his final show, Downie called out to Trudeau, who attended the concert, to help fix problems in Canada's aboriginal communities.

A few months after that concert, Downie released a solo album with an accompanying graphic novel and animated film inspired by the tragedy of state-funded church schools that Canadian aboriginal children were forced to attend from the 19th century until the 1970s. He said his "Secret Path'' project was aimed at Canada's decades-long government policy of requiring aboriginal children to attend residential schools, where physical and sexual abuse was often rampant.

Born in Amherstview, Ontario, Downie said he "always had a keen ear for music'' and while all the other kids were spending their allowance on baseball trading cards, he was buying records "from the fathers of rock `n' roll".'

While at university, he met Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair and Johnny Fray, and they formed The Tragically Hip, which started out as a cover band.

Their first self-titled EP was released in 1987 and their breakthrough debut full-length album, Up to Here, was released in 1989. Since then they have released 14 studio albums, two live albums, one EP and 54 singles. Nine of their albums have reached No. 1 in Canada. They have received numerous Canadian music awards, including 14 Juno awards, the equivalent of the Grammy in Canada.

The band's 2012 album, Now for Plan A, was lyrically influenced by Downie's wife and her successful battle with breast cancer.

Downie also produced three solo albums since 2001, as well as a collaboration with fellow Canadian indie darlings The Sadies.

Downie is survived by his wife and four children.

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This one slipped by, two weeks ago....

Silky-voiced Jimmy Beaumont, frontman for Skyliners, dies at 76

Jimmy Beaumont, the golden-voiced singer of the Skyliners, died Saturday in his sleep at his home in McKeesport at age 76 after a career that lasted nearly 60 years.

“He was just a phenomenal talent,” said Henry DeLuca, who promoted the Roots of Rock and Roll concerts that celebrated many a Skyliners anniversary. “All the Pittsburgh singers idolized him. A distinctive voice that no one could imitate.”

Mr. Beaumont, a humble and soft-spoken star, was still singing as recently as Sept. 17 when the Skyliners performed a concert in New York.
He was best known for the 1959 hit “Since I Don’t Have You,” a magical, tearful ballad that topped the Cashbox R&B chart and went to No. 3 on the Billboard R&B chart.

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AC/DC producer and Easybeats musician George Young dead at 70
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AC/DC producer and The Easybeats' star George Young has died at the age of 70.

AC/DC said in a statement the band would not exist without Young's "help and guidance".

"As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man," the statement read.

"You could not ask for a finer brother. We will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts."

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Singer Axl Rose, left and Angus Young of the band AC/DC perform at the Olympic Stadium in London, Saturday, June 4, 2016.

George was the eldest brother of Australian rock legends Malcolm and Angus Young. He was born in Scotland in 1946 but emigrated to Australia with his family when he was still a child.

He shot to fame in the '60s as a guitarist for the Sydney-based rock band The Easybeats. While the band broke up in 1970, he and lead guitarist Harry Vanda were later inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Young was also known for co-producing AC/DC's early albums, including TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Cheap and Let There Be Rock.

ARIA would like to send its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fans of Easybeats guitarist/songwriter and record producer George Young, who has passed away, aged 70. pic.twitter.com/KmM617VbLp
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“Friday On My Mind” is a good song. RIP Mr. Young. Any idea how Malcolm’s health is? I take it not too good.

On a side note: That’s what Axl looks like these days?


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“Friday On My Mind” is a good song. RIP Mr. Young. Any idea how Malcolm’s health is? I take it not too good.

On a side note: That’s what Axl looks like these days?



Yes it is... :!:


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Robert Guillaume, Emmy-winning actor & star of 'Benson'(and prior to that, 'Soap') dies at 89

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Just heard about Mr. Guillaume, such a loss. John Dunsworth of The Trailer Park Boys passed? Man, if they ever do another season, it won't be the same. Things you find out when you haven't been at the forum for some time. :cry:

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“Friday On My Mind” is a good song. RIP Mr. Young. Any idea how Malcolm’s health is? I take it not too good.

On a side note: That’s what Axl looks like these days?



Yes it is... :!:


The last news on Malcolm Young was not good, he was slowly losing his marbles and had no memory of playing an instrument let alone AC DC, very sad, but is receiving the best care money can buy..... :(

All these people passing is damned depressing.....


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No kidding. It was a sad sight to see former San Francisco 49er great Dwight Clark basically say his goodbyes at the game Sunday. He is stricken with ALS (the same disease my Mother died from) and doesn’t appear to have much time left. For those that don’t follow such things he was involved in the most famous play in 49er history “The Catch” in 1982 that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. He’s 60.


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Fats Domino: Rock and roll legend dies aged 89

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Years ago, during hurricane Katrina, I was happy to hear that Fats made it out alive although his piano was damaged and he lost some other things as well. Thankfully he had a long life. Now we are down to Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and maybe a few others I can't think of who are the first generation godfathers of rock 'n' roll.

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Plook wrote:
KUIII wrote:
“Friday On My Mind” is a good song. RIP Mr. Young. Any idea how Malcolm’s health is? I take it not too good.

On a side note: That’s what Axl looks like these days?



Yes it is... :!:


The last news on Malcolm Young was not good, he was slowly losing his marbles and had no memory of playing an instrument let alone AC DC, very sad, but is receiving the best care money can buy..... :(

All these people passing is damned depressing.....


On the plus side, it's nice to be able to forget Kissin' Dynamite.


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Fats Domino, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 89
Last updated 05:00, October 26 2017

Fats Domino, the amiable rock'n'roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honouring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89.

Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died of natural causes early Tuesday.

In appearance, he was no Elvis Presley. He stood 164cm and weighed more than 90kilograms, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover. But Domino sold more than 110 million records, with hits including Blueberry Hill, Ain't It a Shame in which he sang the lyrics as "ain't that a shame" - and other standards of rock `n' roll.

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Fats Domino was contemporaries with Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

He was one of the first 10 honorees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Rolling Stone Record Guide likened him to Benjamin Franklin, the beloved old man of a revolutionary movement.

His dynamic performance style and warm vocals drew crowds for five decades. One of his show-stopping stunts was playing the piano while standing, throwing his body against it with the beat of the music and bumping the grand piano across the stage.

Domino's 1956 version of ``Blueberry Hill" was selected for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of historic sound recordings worthy of preservation. The preservation board noted that Domino insisted on performing the song despite his producer's doubts, adding that Domino's ``New Orleans roots are evident in the Creole inflected cadences that add richness and depth to the performance."

Domino became a global star but stayed true to his hometown, where his fate was initially unknown after Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. It turned out that he and his family were rescued by boat from his home, where he lost three pianos and dozens of gold and platinum records, along with other memorabilia.

Many wondered if he would ever return to the stage. Scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2006, he simply tipped his hat to thousands of cheering fans.

But in May 2007, he was back, performing at Tipitina's music club in New Orleans. Fans cheered - and some cried - as Domino played I'm Walkin', Ain't It a Shame, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Blueberry Hill and a host of other hits.

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New Orleans rhythm and blues legend Fats Domino performs at the 30th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival April 25, 1999 (file photo).

That performance was a highlight during several rough years. After losing their home and almost all their belongings to the floods, his wife of more than 50 years, Rosemary, died in April 2008.

Domino moved to the New Orleans suburb of Harvey after the storm but would often visit his publishing house, an extension of his old home in the Lower 9th Ward, inspiring many with his determination to stay in the city he loved.

"Fats embodies everything good about New Orleans," his friend David Lind said in a 2008 interview. "He's warm, fun-loving, spiritual, creative and humble. You don't get more New Orleans than that."

The son of a violin player, Antoine Domino Jr. was born on Feb. 26, 1928, to a family that grew to include nine children. As a youth, he taught himself popular piano styles - ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie - after his cousin left an old upright in the house. Fats Waller and Albert Ammons were early influences.

He quit school at age 14, and worked days in a factory while playing and singing in local juke joints at night. In 1949, Domino was playing at the Hideaway Club for $3 a week when he was signed by Imperial record company.

He recorded his first song, The Fat Man, in the back of a tiny French Quarter recording studio.

"They call me the Fat Man, because I weigh 200 pounds," he sang. "All the girls, they love me, 'cause I know my way around."

In 1955, he broke into the white pop charts with Ain't it a Shame, covered blandly by Pat Boone as Ain't That a Shame and rocked out decades later by Cheap Trick. Domino enjoyed a parade of successes through the early 1960s, including Be My Guest and I'm Ready. Another hit, I'm Walkin', became the debut single for Ricky Nelson.

Domino appeared in the rock'n'roll film The Girl Can't Help It and was among the first black performers to be featured in popular music shows, starring with Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. He also helped bridge rock'n'roll and other styles - even country/western, recording Hank Williams' Jambalaya and Bobby Charles' Walkin' to New Orleans.

Like many of his peers, Domino's popularity tapered off in the 1960s as British and psychedelic rock held sway.

Domino told Ebony magazine that he stopped recording because companies wanted him to update his style.

"I refused to change," he said. "I had to stick to my own style that I've always used or it just wouldn't be me."

Antoine and Rosemary Domino raised eight children in the same ramshackle neighbourhood where he grew up, but they did it in style - in a white mansion, trimmed in pink, yellow and lavender. The front double doors opened into an atrium with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and ivory dominos set in a white marble floor.

In 1988, all of New Orleans seemed to be talking about him after he reportedly paid in cash for two Cadillacs and a US$130,000 Rolls-Royce. When the salesman asked if he wanted to call his bank about financing, Domino smiled and said: "I am the bank."

In 1998, he became the first purely rock `n' roll musician to be awarded the National Medal for the Arts. But he cited his age and didn't make the trip to the White House to get the medal from President Clinton.

That was typical. Aside from rare appearances in New Orleans, he dodged the spotlight in his later years, refusing to appear in public or even to give interviews.

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