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#85 Jul 22, 2013
Dennis Farina dies at 69.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx...

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#86 Jul 27, 2013
Whoops. First try was the 2012 thread. Let's give it another shot...

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits
Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:32 AM EDT

By MESFIN FEKADU
AP Music Writer
Grammy-winning musician JJ Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," has died. He was 74.

The performer and producer's manager Mike Kappus has told The Associated Press that the architect of the Tulsa Sound died Friday night of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

Born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, he cut a wide path through 1970s rock 'n' roll, influencing some of the most famous musicians at the time with songs that were laid back and mellow, yet imbued with a driving groove.

Neil Young, Mark Knopfler and Bryan Ferry are among his many fans in the music world.

A former member of the Grand Ole Opry touring company, Cale never rose to the level of success of his admirers, but his fingerprints could be heard all over the genre in the 1970s, and his music remains influential.

His album with Eric Clapton "The Road to Escondido" won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2007.

In 2006, Cale told the AP in an interview "I'd probably be selling shoes today if it wasn't for Eric."

Clapton also recorded Cale's "Cocaine," ''Travelin' Light" and "I'll Make Love To You Anytime."

Artists including Santana, Johnny Cash and The Allman Brothers have all covered Cale's songs.

Cale was asked on his website if it bothers him that "contemporaries and critics list him amongst legends, and fans might love his songs yet not even know his name?"

"No, it doesn't bother me," he said with a laugh. "What's really nice is when you get a check in the mail."

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#87 Jul 28, 2013
Radio personality Kidd Kraddick dies in New Orleans
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Kidd-Kraddick-...
David "Kidd" Kraddick, the likable Dallas radio personality whose popularity expanded nationwide after his morning show was syndicated, died on Saturday at the age of 53.

He was attending a fundraising event for his Kidd's Kids charity organization at Timberlane County Club in Gretna, Louisiana.

A staple of North Texas radio for almost three decades,he broadcast his nationally syndicated "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" radio show from a studio at Las Colinas. It aired locally on KISS-FM 106.1.

In a bitterly ironic twist, Kraddick did a radio segment just last week on "what he would say to each member of the show in his final moments on earth" as a comedy bit.

Watch "Kidd's Final Words"
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Kidd-Kraddick-...

"Have you ever thought about those last moments of your life?" he asked his radio crew. "Nobody wants a long, lingering illness; nobody wants just that; but it would be nice if you could have a day or two where you know it's coming."

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#88 Jul 28, 2013

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#89 Jul 28, 2013

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#90 Jul 30, 2013
Eileen Brennan, the veteran actress perhaps best known for her role as the good-hearted Texas waitress in Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show, has died. She was 80.

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#91 Jul 30, 2013
DondoDork wrote:
Eileen Brennan, the veteran actress perhaps best known for her role as the good-hearted Texas waitress in Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show, has died. She was 80.
Was'nt she also the drill sargeant in Goldy Hawn's, Private Benjamin?.....She was great....

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#92 Jul 30, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Was'nt she also the drill sargeant in Goldy Hawn's, Private Benjamin?.....She was great....
Yes, and quite a few other movies. I didn't realize she was that old!

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#93 Jul 30, 2013
I mainly remember her from Laugh In, where she performed for I guess around 4 years.

Also for Clue and Murder By Death.

I bet she was fun to party with in her younger days, before the pain pill addictions arising from being nearly killed when hit by a car after leaving a restaurant.

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#94 Jul 30, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
I mainly remember her from Laugh In, where she performed for I guess around 4 years.
Also for Clue and Murder By Death.
I bet she was fun to party with in her younger days, before the pain pill addictions arising from being nearly killed when hit by a car after leaving a restaurant.
That's right, I had forgotten all about that!

Brennan's "Private Benjamin" role led to an enduring friendship with Hawn. A couple of years after they filmed the movie, Brennan and Hawn had dinner one night in 1982 in Venice, Calif. As they left the restaurant, Brennan was struck by a car. Her legs were smashed, bones on the left side of her face were broken, her left eye socket was shattered. Brennan said she fought her injuries with rage.

"I was no saint," she said in an interview with Ladies Home Journal. "I was angry, and anger is a powerful emotion. It increased my determination not to go under, to get well."

Brennan became dependent on painkillers, and two years after the accident she entered the Betty Ford Center to cure her addiction.

"We get addicted to dull the pain of life," she told the magazine. "But once we accept that life is tough and painful, we can move on and grow and evolve."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/07/...

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#95 Aug 8, 2013
Karen Black, 74 -- Nashville, Five Easy Pieces, and more

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20724...

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#96 Aug 8, 2013
Cowboy Jack Clement, 82 -- arranger of horns in Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire",'found' Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded early Roy Orbison, and more

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1712001...

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#97 Aug 8, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Karen Black, 74 -- Nashville, Five Easy Pieces, and more
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20724...
I always admired Karen Black and her performances.
RIP

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#98 Aug 14, 2013
Eydie Gorme, who died on Saturday at the age of 84 in Las Vegas after a long illness, will be remembered musically for much more than her best-selling 1963 dance single "Blame It on the Bossa Nova."

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/5-edie-gorme-son...

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#99 Aug 15, 2013
One of (Waylon, Willie, and) the boys:

Thomas Paul "Tompall" Glaser (September 3, 1933 – August 13, 2013) was an American country music artist. He was born in Spalding, Nebraska in 1933.[1]Active since the 1950s, he recorded solo artist and with his brothers Chuck and Jim in the trio Tompall & the Glaser Brothers.[1] Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single was Shel Silverstein's "Put Another Log on the Fire", which peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1975 and appeared with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter on the album Wanted! The Outlaws. The Glaser Bros. also were back-up singers for Marty Robbins in the 1950s.

Tompall Glaser died August 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 79, after a long illness.[2]

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

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#100 Aug 15, 2013
29 year old model, actress, TV reality shows -- Gia Allemand:

http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/-the-bachel...

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#103 Aug 15, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult passed away.

Don't Fear the Reaper - BOC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ClQcUyhoxTgXX
This is the tghird time I've tried to post this, seems they won't put up the Billboard link.

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#104 Aug 15, 2013
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/08/...

Lisa Robin Kelly, who rose to fame as Laurie Forman on "That '70s Show" died on Wednesday night, her manager told FOX411. She was 43.

The actress died in a rehab facility, and her cause of death is still unknown.

"Unfortunately Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening. Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years," her manager Craig Wycoff said. "I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night she lost the battle."

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#105 Aug 16, 2013
Thomas Bertram "Bert" Lance (June 3, 1931 – August 15, 2013) was an American businessman, who was Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Jimmy Carter. He is known mainly for his resignation from President Jimmy Carter's administration due to a scandal in 1977. He was cleared of all charges.[1]

Lance is credited with originating the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", when he was quoted saying it in the May 1977 issue of the magazine Nation's Business.[6] The expression became widespread, and William Safire wrote that it "has become a source of inspiration to anti-activists.

On Saturday Night Live, soon after Lance's resignation from the Carter administration, John Belushi (playing Lance) and Dan Aykroyd (playing Jimmy Carter) appeared in an advertising parody of an American Express credit card commercial.[12]

Lance died on August 15, 2013 at his home in northwest Georgia. He had been in hospice care due to recent declining health. He was 82.[13][14]

more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Lance

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#106 Aug 16, 2013
if a conspiracy theorist, this will put your score in negative numbers:

from Wikipedia main page "On this day..."

1977 – Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll", was officially pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after he was found unresponsive on the floor of his Graceland bathroom.

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