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Phil Spector, Music Producer Known for the ‘Wall of Sound,’ Dies at 81

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According to Wikipedia he died of Covid19. Guess he died in jail as Roy Estrada probably also will some day :roll:

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According to Wikipedia he died of Covid19. Guess he died in jail as Roy Estrada probably also will some day :roll:

Probably not true. According to this article it says he died "of natural causes".

Grammy-winning producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector dies

By Artemis Moshtaghian and Alaa Elassar, CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/entertainment/phil-spector-death/index.html

Updated 4:32 PM ET, Sun January 17, 2021

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Record producer Phil Spector is pictured in the studio around 1970.

(CNN)Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died of natural causes on Saturday at the age of 80, according to a statement released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

An official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner for San Joaquin County.

Spector was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison in 2009 for the 2003 fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. The actress was found slumped over in a chair at Spector's California mansion with a gunshot wound through the roof of her mouth.

Spector, who was originally from Bronx, New York, produced recordings by stars including The Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner, Cher and the Ramones.
Creator of a production style that became known as the "Wall of Sound," the influential producer formed the Teddy Bears and recorded the group's only hit, "To Know Him is to Love Him," while he was still in high school.

Spector's approach to record production -- the layering of instrumental tracks and percussion that underpinned a string of hits on his Philles label -- was a major influence on popular music in the 1960s.

He won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year as a producer of "The Concert for Bangladesh."

He was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

In February 2003, Clarkson was found dead in his home.

The actress starred in the 1985 B-movie "Barbarian Queen" and appeared in other films, including "Deathstalker," "Blind Date," "Scarface," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Amazon Women on the Moon."

She was working as a hostess at Hollywood's House of Blues at the time of her death.

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Phil Spector, Music Producer Known for the ‘Wall of Sound,’ Dies at 81

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According to Wikipedia he died of Covid19. Guess he died in jail as Roy Estrada probably also will some day :roll:

Probably not true. According to this article it says he died "of natural causes".
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I read that in the german wiki-entry. The covid-info has been edited out meanwhile, probably that has been fake-news. Now it reads he died in jail.

Edit(h) says: actually edit war is happening on wikipedia, now they is writing covid again :roll:

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^^^ Murderer and bad hair model ^^^

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^^^^^ :lol: For me every day is a bad hair 'n' beard day.....I'm under huge pressure to get 'em chopped :( ^^^^^

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Jimmie Rodgers, Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, Dies at 87
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Jimmie Rodgers, who scored a #1 pop hit with “Honeycomb,” and went to earn another four Top 10 pop singles, died yesterday (January 18, 2021). The news of his death at age 87 was announced by his daughter, Michele Rodgers, who wrote, “He was my 1st great love, my best friend & now my greatest loss.” (Rodgers is not related to Jimmie C. Rodgers, who is often referred to as the “father of country music.” The latter died in 1933 at age 35.)

Neither the cause nor place of death was revealed.

Rodgers was born on Sept. 18, 1933, in Camas, Wash., and learned to play piano and guitar as a boy. After completing one year of junior college, he joined the United States Air Force. His official biography states that in 1952, Rodgers was stationed in Korea supporting the front lines during the Korean War. While still in the military, he joined a band called the Melodies.

Once he was transferred to Seward Air Force Base in Smyrna, Tenn., he earned pocket money by singing in local clubs at night. It was then that he first learned the song “Honeycomb,” a 1954 hit written by Bob Merrill.

Following his military career he returned to his hometown and reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Colleen McClatchey, the first of his three marriages. (The couple had two children, including Michele.) Rodgers performed as a contestant on the Arthur Godfrey talent show and his appearance got the attention of Roulette Records, which released his recording of “Honeycomb” in 1957. The single reached #1 and ultimately became his theme song.

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After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, Rodgers appeared on the popular TV program “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,” winning a cash prize and boosting his burgeoning musical career. The young singer and guitarist recorded a version of the 1954 pop single “Honeycomb,” and his 1957 cover became a hit, soaring to No. 1 and staying there for a month. His subsequent 1950s hits include “Kisses Sweeter than Wine,” “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling in Love Again,” and “Secretly.” While the peak of Rodgers’ career came in the ‘50s, he would chart a few songs in later decades, including “No One Will Ever Know” (1962), “It’s Over” (1966), and “A Good Woman Likes to Drink With the Boys” (1967). “It’s Over,” written by Rodgers, was later recorded by Elvis Presley (1935–1977) for his “Aloha from Hawaii” concert.
Rodgers on the early rock and roll days

“[I] did 5 shows a day at the Paramount in Brooklyn. We’d start out at 9 a.m. and they’d show a movie. Then, we’d do a show. Then they’d show a movie and we would do a show. We stayed in there all day ’cause we couldn’t get out. The kids would be outside by the thousands. You couldn’t get out of the theatre. They’d rip your clothes off.” —from an interview with Gary James for ClassicBands.com


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I am really sad about this one. I remember watching #715 go. RIP Hammerin' Hank Aaron!

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Gregory Sierra, 'Sanford and Son' and 'Barney Miller' actor, dies at 83

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RIP Larry King.....

TV legend Larry King dies weeks after testing positive for COVID-19
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The TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for coronavirus.

King, whose career spanned more than six decades, had Type 2 diabetes and had suffered from lung cancer, angina and heart attacks in recent years.

King's broadcasting fame began in the 1970s with his radio programme The Larry King Show, which he hosted on the network Mutual Broadcasting System.

He then went on to have his own television show, Larry King Live on CNN, between 1985 and 2010, where his guests included politicians, celebrities, sports stars and well-known conspiracy theorists

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'Lyttelton legend' Bill Hammond will be remembered
for his 'immense' contribution to New Zealand's art

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Artist Bill Hammond, photographed with one of his paintings in 1994, has died.

The story of Aotearoa’s art history cannot be told without mentioning Bill Hammond’s work, Arts
Minister Carmel Sepuloni said of the exalted artist following his death.

Hammond, one of New Zealand’s leading artists, was a legendary figure in his home in the port town of Lyttelton, just outside Christchurch.

One of his best known works, Fall of Icarus, is displayed at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

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Hammond’s famed paintings often had environmental themes.

“Bill’s contribution to the New Zealand art scene and the sub-genre of the New Zealand Gothic was immense,” Sepuloni said on Monday.

“His passing will be felt throughout the art community of Aotearoa, but especially in Lyttelton, where Bill Hammond was described by locals as a ‘Lyttelton Legend’.”

Hammond, who was born in August 1947, died on Saturday night, close friends confirmed on Monday.

He was “always his own man”, writer and columnist Joe Bennett said.

“I greatly admired him. He was unaffected by his success and had no bulls... to him. He was honest, modest and a lovely man to talk to. I liked him very much.”

Bennett said Hammond had struggled in his early days and paid his bar bills with canvasses – and Lyttelton's Volcano bar became plastered with valuable Hammond paintings.

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Christchurch Art Gallery curator Peter Vangioni with The Fall of Icarus, one of Hammond’s best-known works.

Hammond’s place in the art world was recalled by Christchurch Art Gallery curator Peter Vangioni, who curated his last exhibition at the gallery in 2019..

“He was one of New Zealand’s major painters, and he’s got a special place in the heart of Cantabrians as well. He was part of the Lyttelton community.”

Vangioni had been working closely with Hammond on a book of his art, being published by the gallery in the middle of this year.

“He was a great guy once you got to know him. He had a wry sense of humour. We had a lot of laughs.”

Vangioni said Hammond was quite guarded and did not like talking about his own paintings.

“One of the last times I saw him he said, ‘I’ve done all the hard work, now it’s up to you to write about them’.”

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Hammond painted Bone Yard, Open Home in 2009.

The gallery recently acquired another Hammond artwork, adding to the dozen pieces and 10 prints it already owns.

The artwork, Bone Yard, Open Home, painted in 2009, was the biggest single piece of canvas Hammond painted.

“There are a lot of younger artists that looked up to Bill,” Vangioni said. “He’s been a role model for them.

“People who did not know about his art still look at a Bill Hammond painting and get a lot from it. His paintings had such a wide appeal. He really truly loved painting, and he could paint too.”

After attending Burnside High School and the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury from 1966 to 1969, he worked in a sign factory, made jewellery and designed and manufactured wooden toys before returning full-time to painting in 1981.

Despite becoming famous in the art world, he remained private and elusive.

Fellow painter Tony de Lautour​, who was awarded a New Zealand Arts Laureate in 2012, said that like many Kiwi artists he was influenced by Hammond.

He first met him during a school trip to Christchurch’s Brooke Gifford Gallery, where Hammond’s work was being exhibited.

But it was after de Lautour left art school that the pair became friends.

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Artist Tony de Lautour became friends with Hammond early in his own career.

“A lot of early work that he did was uncompromising. He never really worried about criticism, he just forged his own path really.”

Deputy mayor and long-time Lyttelton resident Andrew Turner said he had known Hammond as a member of the town’s community for many years.

“He resided and had his studio for many years in the old Kilwinning Lodge building, one of Lyttelton town centre’s more prominent heritage buildings.

“After damage to that building in the earthquakes, Bill continued to live elsewhere in Lyttelton.

“As one of New Zealand's most prominent artists, Bill will be much missed, both for his contribution to art, and as a member of our community.”

Ruth Dyson, former Lyttelton MP, said Hammond was a “Lyttelton legend” and very generous in his support of the community.

Hammond began painting full time in the early 1980s but it was a decade later that he would produce his now iconic avian-headed figures.

His work during the 1990s included Buller’s Tablecloth (1994), Placemakers 1 (1996) and Hokey Pokey (1998).

In January 2009, his painting Fortified Gang Headquarters (1996) sold at auction to a private South Island collector for $290,000 – a record for a Kiwi artist that stands to this day.

Department of Conservation (DOC) director general Lou Sanson​ said New Zealand had lost a great advocate for native wildlife.

“We join the rest of the country in mourning the sad loss of Bill.

“I recall that Bill’s initial inspiration for his famous ‘bird people’ work came on a joint trip with DOC and the Royal NZ Navy to the Sub-Antarctic islands in the early 90s.

“Inspired by the birds in rata trees on Auckland Islands, he went on to create his iconic series so well-loved by many.

“We will have this art forever, and he leaves us with an incredible legacy,” Sanson said.

Hammond’s work reflected many of the environmental and social themes he was concerned about, including the threat humankind posed to itself.

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Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," died Monday after a recent cancer diagnosis.


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Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," died Monday after a recent cancer diagnosis.


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Dustin Diamond -- best known for playing the lovable Samuel "Screech" Powers on the hit NBC sitcom, "Saved by the Bell" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Dustin tells us he died Monday morning. His condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care. His GF was by his side when he passed away, and we're told he did not suffer.

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Dustin's death comes just a couple weeks after completing his first round of chemo after he was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma ... which is commonly referred to as lung cancer. We were told the cancer started somewhere in Dustin's body and metastasized in his lungs.

He was initially hospitalized in Florida in January after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease. Unfortunately for the kid star ... it turned out to be cancer.

Dustin, of course, is famous for playing Screech on four seasons of "Saved by the Bell" as Zack Morris' (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) nerdy sidekick who struggled to get any of Lisa Turtle's (Lark Voorhies) love and affection.

After the kids graduated from Bayside HS ... the show got a short-lived spinoff with "Saved by the Bell: The College Years." There was also "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" ... in which Dustin appeared as Screech from season 2 to 7 as Mr. Belding's assistant.

Dustin wasn't recast for the reboot of the show on Peacock. Back in January 2020, we talked to him about why he wasn't signed on for the new project. The short answer ... he didn't know why but argued for Screech's reprisal.

Dustin would appear in tons of other roles ... including as the groom in 98 Degrees' music video for their 1999 hit track, "I Do (Cherish You)." He also appeared in 2 episodes of "The Wonder Years." He became infamous for directing his own sex tape in 2006 but later admitted to Oprah Winfrey it wasn't him ... but a stunt double.

He also appeared in tons of reality shows ... including "Celebrity Boxing 2" and "Celebrity Fit Club" where he didn't make too many friends after becoming confrontational with numerous cast members.

There were other stunts too that pivoted his career from a beloved child actor to a controversial celebrity. Like when Dustin was supposed to fight the so-called angry bagel guy, Chris Morgan, before CM pulled out of the fight.

But, through it all ... Dustin got tons of love from fans and friends alike, including Insurance King president and CEO Dan Block, who wrapped NASCAR driver Josh Bilicki's car in Dustin's honor.

Dustin's team says they're aware his name is not necessarily the most reputable due to his history of mishaps, but they want the public to understand "he was not intentionally malevolent."

His team adds that he went through a great deal of turmoil in his life, but he was always "a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh."

Dustin was 44.

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