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That sister of his hates the US... :idea:


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Amid mounting speculation, South Korea says Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well'

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Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, drummer and musical director of Fela Kutis Africa '70 :cry:
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Sam Lloyd, who appeared on 'Scrubs' and 'Seinfeld,' dies at 56

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Actor Sam Lloyd, who appeared on several television shows and portrayed lawyer Ted Buckland on the comedy, "Scrubs," has died. He was 56.

Lloyd's agent confirmed his death Friday night but did not provide details on the cause. Variety reported that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancer last year, and it spread to his lungs and spine. He found out he had cancer weeks after his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to their firstborn, the report said.

Over a span of two decades, Lloyd's television career included roles in major television shows such as "Desperate Housewives," "Seinfeld," "Modern Family," "The West Wing," "Cougar Town" and "Malcolm in the Middle," according to his agent. He also appeared in the films "Flubber" and "Galaxy Quest."

Some of the people he'd worked with paid tribute to him Friday night.

"Rest In peace to one of the funniest actors I've ever had the joy of working with," actor Zach Braff tweeted. "Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy."

"Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence described him as a "kind, sweet guy" who will be missed by many.

Lloyd was also a musician. He sang in an a cappella group The Blanks, and played bass guitar in a band called The Butties.

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Aldir Blanc, 73 one of the main MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) lyricists, COVID-19

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Don Shula, long-time Miami Dolphins coach and two-time Super Bowl winner, dies at 90

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Don Shula, the longtime Miami Dolphins coach and architect of the only perfect season in NFL history, died at his South Florida home Monday morning, according to the team.


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Dave Greenfield - the Stranglers of Covid 19. No more Stranglers any more....
A real pity - we saw them on his last tour. They and he were fucking great!

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Amid mounting speculation, South Korea says Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well'

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/26/asia/kim-jong-un-north-korea-health-intl/index.html
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florian schneider, kraftwerk co-founder dies of cancer.

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he was 73.

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he was 73.



That Autobahn Album was huge in the rotation back in the day... :idea:


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florian schneider, kraftwerk co-founder dies of cancer.

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That Autobahn Album was huge in the rotation back in the day... :idea:
wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der autobahn 8)

rest in peace, herr schneider.

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I saw Kraftwerk at The Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 1981. Slightly boring, sorry to note.

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Brian Howe, singer and former Bad Company frontman, dies at 66

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Brian Howe, former frontman for the British rock group Bad Company, died Tuesday at age 66, his friend and longtime manager Paul Easton told CNN.

Howe was found in his home suffering from cardiac arrest. While Howe was able to briefly speak to EMTs, he died in his home after they were unable to revive him, Easton said in a statement.


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Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy Dies of Covid-19

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Roy Horn, one-half of the popular Las Vegas animal and magic act Siegfried and Roy, died Friday of complications from the coronavirus, according to his publicist. He was 75.

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Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87

Pianist-singer behind “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally” set the template that a generation of musicians would follow


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Little Richard, rock'n'roll pioneer, dies aged 87
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MEMPHIS, TN - DECEMBER 31: Musician Little Richard performs during the halftime show of the game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Boise State Broncos in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on December 31, 2004 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee.

Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87.

Richard – whose real name was Richard Penniman – had been in poor health for several years, suffering hip problems, a stroke and a heart attack.

Rolling Stone magazine said Richard’s son, Danny Penniman, “confirmed the pioneer’s death … but said the cause of death was unknown”.

In a post on Instagram, band member Kelvin Holly said: “Rest in peace, Richard. This one really stings. My thoughts and prayers go out to all my bandmates and fans all over the world. Richard truly was the king!”

The sheriff’s department for Macon, Georgia, where Richard was born and lived, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Richard’s performing career began when he was in mid-teens, in the late 40s, but his early recordings with the RCA Victor label garnered little success.

The breakthrough came when he signed to Specialty Records in 1955, releasing a run of singles that were among the wildest and most flamboyant of the rock’n’roll era – Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Rip It Up, The Girl Can’t Help It, Lucille, Keep A-Knockin’ and Good Golly, Miss Molly, among others – and that made him a star on both sides of the Atlantic.

He was known for his outrageous performance style – eyes lined with mascara, brightly coloured clothes – which was echoed later by Prince. He had been a drag performer before the rock’n’roll boom and by his own admission was involved in voyeurism, allowing men to have sex in the back seat of his car while he watched. He was arrested at least twice for lewd conduct.

Richard’s breakthrough single, Tutti Frutti, was originally a song about anal sex – “If it don’t fit, don’t force it / You can grease it, make it easy,” he sang – until the producer Bumps Blackwell suggested it be cleaned up. The song bequeathed rock’n’roll its greatest nonsensical expression of joy, whose exact syllables are still debated: “Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom!”

In October 1957, during a tour of Australia, Richard saw a fireball crossing the sky – actually the Sputnik 1 satellite – and took it as a sign from God that he needed to change his ways, and in 1958 he became a preacher, only to return to secular music in 1962. The conflict between God and the devil’s music was a theme for much of the rest of his life.

The Specialty singles exerted a profound influence on a later generation of musicians – Paul McCartney was a huge fan, and the Beatles performed Richard’s songs in concert.

“I could do Little Richard’s voice, which is a wild, hoarse, screaming thing. It’s like an out-of-body experience,” McCartney said. “You have to leave your current sensibilities and go about a foot above your head to sing it. You have to actually go outside yourself.”

In 2014, AC/DC’s then singer Brian Johnson told the Guardian about the experience of seeing Little Richard on television for the first time: “It was a Saturday, it was one o’clock and it was sunny day. And this woman was going, ‘And now, from America, we have Little Richard.’ And it was this fucking black guy with this fucking ridiculous hairdo and teeth. He was fucking prettier than a woman. And it was Tutti Frutti …”

At this point, Johnson mimed slack-jawed amazement. “What the fuck? There was nothing, and then there was this.”

The band’s guitarist, Angus Young, said of Richard: “The way he plays and the way he sings, it’s art and science, everything together.”

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/entertainment ... id=BHEA000


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Little Richard, rock'n'roll pioneer, dies aged 87

the greatest is gone...

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The king and queen or RnR...RIP

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Little Richard, rock'n'roll pioneer, dies aged 87

the greatest is gone...

rest in peace

R&R heaven just got more crowded. Jesus, who's next?


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I always said I grew up in the greatest time musically, but shit it sure is hard watching all your heros die off. There's a few still out there I'm really dreading see go.


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Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller says

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Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died due to natural causes, his son, actor Ben Stiller said in a tweet. He was 92.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/us/jerry-stiller-death-natural-causes/index.html

I loved Jerry Stiller. He even shows up on a Rush dvd. He'll be missed. :cry:

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^^RIP, Rush "fan"
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Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘A Mighty Wind’ Actor, Dead at 86

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^^^^^^^One of my favorites. Remember Fernwood 2 Night? :cry:

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Fernwood 2 Night - Talk to a Jew :arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCsnTxjRNPA


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