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Re: Passages

#8726 Post by ando » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:55 pm

jwd5275 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Joe Morgan
Oh no. Gods are taking all the greats in a bunch it seems.

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Re: Passages

#8727 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:47 pm

Damn. I can't believe how many baseball Hall of Famers have died in the past few months.

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#8728 Post by jwd5275 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:50 pm

This weekend I was speaking to my father (who has stories of watching Tom Seaver play high school ball) lamenting the number of hall of famers that have died in past two months. Then this happens, particularly painful for a Giants fan who grew up listening to his voice in 80s and 90s.

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#8729 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:08 pm

Oh shit, not another so soon... His flapping of his bent arm when he bats was so memorable. As a kid, I used imitate it when I played sandlot ball. When he was traded to Cincinnati in late 1971 he was the last piece to the Big Red Machine culminating in the two World Series wins in 75 and 76.

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#8731 Post by Lemmy Caution » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:53 am

I'm used to the drill by now, so I just went straight to the baseball forum to praise Joe Morgan.

That's great that you imitated his arm-flap as a kid.


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#8733 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Bit parts in a lot of movies, including Network and True Romance

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#8734 Post by Pavel » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:02 pm

I've completely forgotten most of her roles, but a quick look at her IMDb page shows that she really was in a lot of movies.

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#8737 Post by GaryC » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:04 am

Australian actress Marie Armstrong, mostly on stage but with some film and television roles, on 4 October aged 92.

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#8738 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:40 am

Bob Biggs. founder of Slash Records.

The great American indie label began with the 3-song EP "Lexicon Devil" by the Germs before Biggs went on to sign a string of amazing bands. The Gun Club's Fire of Love, the Dream Syndicate's The Days of Wine and Roses, Rank and File's Sundown, Los Lobos' catalog including How Will the Wolf Survive?, the Blasters' self-titled LP, Non-Fiction and Hard Line, Violent Femmes' catalog, and X's first two landmark albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift were all released through Slash before he sold it in 1986.

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#8739 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:34 pm

Gordon Haskell, former bassist and singer for King Crimson. Replaced Greg Lake on the albums In The Wake of Poseidon and Lizard. He left amid some acrimony, particularly not feeling much for the kind of music they made, but his contributions were nonetheless valuable.

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#8740 Post by charal » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:48 pm

Haskell was also in the great band Fleur de Lys prior to Crimso.

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#8741 Post by MichaelB » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:03 am

Polish acting giant Wojciech Pszoniak, probably best known outside his native country for playing Robespierre opposite Gérard Depardieu in Andrzej Wajda's Danton, but that memorably buttoned-up, thin-lipped performance gives little hint of his range - as demonstrated by a cross-section of his other lead roles: as the charming embodiment of evil in Andrzej Żuławski's The Devil, the Jewish entrepreneur in Wajda's The Promised Land and the title role in Wajda's Korczak.

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#8742 Post by JSC » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:25 am

Caroline Mortimer
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/caro ... -9jk07b6mk

I only happened to notice that she had passed away in September from her wikipedia entry. Stepdaughter
of writer John Mortimer, she appeared in several British television series (including Within These Walls),
and some films, most notably as the wife of Anthony Hopkins' character in Richard Lester's Juggernaut.

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#8745 Post by Blutarsky » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:00 pm

L.A. wrote:
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Spencer Davis.
Davis lived on Catalina Island, which coincidentally is where I had been living prior to the pandemic. He lived with his wife and from my encounters with him he was one of the kindest people I had met. Prior to the pandemic, he would go out on the town in the evening with his wife. Everyone knew him and treated him like a friend. He would chat with store owners, go fishing with some locals, go the karaoke bar (which is where I saw him the most). He lived in a very exclusive section of the small island, but he never made himself out to be like one of the pioneers of British rock, as well as working with greats like Bill Wyman and Steve Winwood. Such a shame.

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Re: Passages

#8746 Post by Lemmy Caution » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:10 am

Pneumonia certainly sounds CV related. I think Steve Winwood was 17 when he belted out Gimme Some Lovin' and I'm a Man. Excellent find/scouting from Spencer Davis. Though hard to imagine Winwood wouldn't haven't otherwise broken through with his immense talent. Btw, Freddie King does a mighty fine version of Gimme Some Lovin' with a smoking guitar solo. Apparently was never released (until recently). Spencer Davis does a fine fun version of She Put The Hurt on Me, a Prince La La tune (who died of an overdose age 27, after a brief career -- his family interwoven in the New Orleans musical scene).

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#8747 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:03 pm

I saw Winwood open for Steely Dan (I think in 2015?) and his hour-long set blew them out of the water. His voice really didn't seem to age much, if at all, even when he was singing "Gimme Some Lovin'." And he was equally sharp instrumentally, on both keyboards and guitar (playing a long and exquisite solo on "Dear Mr. Fantasy"). I was already fan of those records, but I didn't expect him to be that good.

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#8748 Post by L.A. » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:38 pm

I saw Winwood live in February at the Ginger Baker Tribute in London and he was just super, first on guitar and then on keyboards. Still had that powerful voice too. Heard practically the whole Blind Faith album that night (minus Sea of Joy).

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#8749 Post by Big Ben » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:19 pm

James Randi's Facebook page has insinuated that he has passed away.

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