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Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#66 Dec 8, 2012
... dave brubeck died wed. he was 91 ... during ww2 dave enlisted and like so many of the preformers he played his music at different venues for the troops jazz music having many black horn players he refused to stay in a hotel that forbid blacks ...

take five ... dave brubeck ...

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Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#67 Dec 8, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
... dave brubeck died wed. he was 91 ... during ww2 dave enlisted and like so many of the preformers he played his music at different venues for the troops jazz music having many black horn players he refused to stay in a hotel that forbid blacks ...
take five ... dave brubeck ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vmDDOFXSgAsXX
this one really saddens,
grew up on his groove (my dad was a huge fan)

boy, he lived a long, full life though....music is fuel for the soul,
very glad I happened on his path

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Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#68 Dec 22, 2012
Iron Butterfly bassist died of natural causes

SANTA ANA, Calif.-
Coroner's officials say Lee Dorman, bass guitarist for the 1960s psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, died of natural causes in Southern California and there won't be an autopsy.

A statement from the Orange County coroner's office says Dorman was under the care of a physician when the 70-year-old was found dead in his car Friday at his home in the coastal town of Laguna Niguel.

Authorities have said Dorman may have been on his way to a doctor's appointment when he died.

No services have been announced.

Iron Butterfly rose to prominence in the late 1960s. According to the band's website, its second album, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, " sold more than 30 million copies. The title track's distinctive notes have been featured in numerous films and TV shows.

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#69 Dec 26, 2012
pragmatist wrote:
The 2013 Pool is ready!
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T01LSUV...
Always Wary - ZERO POINTS
1 Ellen Muth
2 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
3 Fidel Castro
4 Zsa Zsa Gabor
5 Roger Ebert
6 Robert Mugabe
7 Courtney Love
8 Lindsay Lohan
9 Larry King
10 Clint Eastwood
Debra27 18 Points
1.Nancy Reagan
2.Dick Cheney
3.Judy Shiendlin
4.Dick Clark 4/18/12 age 82
5.Billy Graham
6.Zsa Zsa Gabor
7.Fidel Castro
8.Henry Kissinger
9.Steven Perry
10.Muhammad Ali
DondoDork 27 Points
1. Jack Klugman
2. Etta James 1/20/12 age 73
3. Zsa Zsa Gabor
4. Michael Douglas
5. Mary Tyler Moore
6. Willie Nelsen
7. Jane Fonda
8. Ralph Waite
9. Wilford Brimley
10. Bob Barker
Dragoon70056 - 76 Points
1) Robin Gibb - 5/20/12 age 62
2) Dick Clark 4/18/12 age 82
3) Betty White
4) Phyllis Diller 8/20/12 age 95
5) Joe Paterno - 1/22/12 age 85
6) Clint Eastwood
7) Hugo Chavez
8) Nick Nolte
9) Burt Reynolds
10) Gary Busey
Paul Izard - ZERO POINTS
1. Assad
2. Ahmedinajad
3. Mugabe
4. Kim Jong-un
5. Peter Sutcliffe
6. Rose West
7. Tracey Connelly
8. Stephen Barker
9. Robert Black
10. Ian Huntly
Pixie Vampyress 65 Points
1. Keith Richards
2. Tim Conway
3. Mel Brooks
4. Betty White
5. Gene Wilder
6. Robin <sniffles> Gibb - 5/20/12 age 62
7. Etta James 1/20/12 age 73
8. Abe Vigoda
9. Zsa Zsa
10.Kirk Douglas
Pragmatist 27 Points
1. Etta James 1/20/12 age 73
2. Annette Funicello
3. Aretha Franklin
4. Penny Marshall
5. Jennifer Saunders
6. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
7. Christina Aguilera
8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
9. Lindsay Lohan
10. Nancy Reagan
RocksQuarry - ZERO POINTS
1. Lady Gaga
2. Dianna Ross
3. Kirk Douglas
4. Ron Howard
5. Maureen McCormick
6. Dan Rather
7. O. J. Simpson
8. Dr. Laura Schlessinger
9. Carly Foulkes
10. Steve Forbes
The Toker - 15 Points
1. Billy Graham
2. Joe Paterno - 1/22/12 age 85
3. Kirk Douglas
4. Zsa Zsa Gabor
5. Hugo Chavez
6. Mickey Rooney
7. Dick Van Dyke
8. Nelson Mandela
9. Fidel Castro
10. Olivia De Havilland
I have Jack Klugman! I'll need to revise my 2013 one again!

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South Bend, IN

#70 Dec 27, 2012
Retired general Norman Schwarzkopf reportedly died today in Tampa FL.

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#71 Dec 28, 2012
Uh Clem wrote:
Retired general Norman Schwarzkopf reportedly died today in Tampa FL.
I really liked him alot....alway's reminded me of a great grandfather type...like Wilfred Brimley....

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#72 Jul 10, 2013
I can't find the thread for 2013, help!

Joe Conley, best known for playing the kindly storekeeper Ike Godsey on the popular TV series The Waltons, died on Sunday. He was 85.

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South Bend, IN

#73 Jul 10, 2013
DondoDork wrote:
I can't find the thread for 2013, help!
Joe Conley, best known for playing the kindly storekeeper Ike Godsey on the popular TV series The Waltons, died on Sunday. He was 85.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T01LSUV...

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#74 Jul 10, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Thank you Clem!

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Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#75 Jul 27, 2013
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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#76 Jul 27, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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."
Clapton's album 'Slow Hand' was one of the bases for my 'Slow Hand Luke' profile.

2013 pool thread for you:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T01LSUV...

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Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#77 Jul 27, 2013
Dammit, I didn't realize the wrong year came up in my search for the thread!!!

Since: Feb 09

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#78 Jul 27, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Clapton's album 'Slow Hand' was one of the bases for my 'Slow Hand Luke' profile.
2013 pool thread for you:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T01LSUV...
jeez I saw Clapton and thought u were gonna say Eric Clapton..

regarding the Luke profile - I didn't know that..
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