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#9401 Post by L.A. » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:02 am

Robby Steinhardt, Kansas violinist and vocalist.

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#9403 Post by Fred Holywell » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:10 pm

Comedian Jackie Mason, at 93.

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#9404 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:24 am

Emmett Till would have been 80 on July 25, 2021.
100K people filed past his casket in Chicago in 1955.

I mentioned Emmett Till to my parents and was surprised that they both drew blanks, even after I explained who he was. My mother would have been 14, the same age as Till, at the time of his murder; my father 17. I guess sadly it didn't register loudly for many white folks of the time. I just thought Till was one of the best-known victims of post-war racism, and an infamous incident in the civil rights movement.

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#9405 Post by fiddlesticks » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:52 am

On a related note, civil rights pioneer Bob Moses.

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#9408 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:44 pm

"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C.”

You will be missed greatly, amigo.

Frank & Billy

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#9409 Post by L.A. » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:56 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:44 pm
"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C.”

You will be missed greatly, amigo.

Frank & Billy
Oh man. R.I.P. :cry:

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#9410 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:59 pm

My favorite story from the recent documentary on the band is that during a hiatus in the late 70's, he took a job at an airport. After becoming a hot live act, albums on the charts, he takes a day job.

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#9411 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:34 pm

Another favorite story about Dusty:

Hill acquired his bullet wound on Dec. 16, 1984, in an embarrassing mishap that started when his girlfriend went to pull off his boot and his derringer dropped out, discharging in the fall and hitting him in the abdomen.
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"My first reaction was: ‘Shit!’ And then ‘Ouch.’ I couldn’t believe I’d done something so stupid. To this day, I don’t know how I could do it," he shrugged. "But I didn’t really feel anything at the time. All I knew was that I had to get myself to a hospital straight away, so I got in the car and drove there. It was only when I arrived at the hospital that the seriousness of what I’d done hit me, and I went into shock."

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#9412 Post by kubelkind » Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:40 pm

Jean-Francois Stévenin: https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/ ... 3246.html
Great actor and sometime director (I've only managed to see one of his improvisational films with subtitles unfortunately, but it was bizarre and fantastic, would love to see more). Usually cast as a thug or villain, but occasionally more sympathetic parts, i.e the teacher in Truffaut's L'Argent De Poche.


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#9414 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:20 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:44 pm
"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C.”

You will be missed greatly, amigo.

Frank & Billy
Oh man. Too bad. Their early music was terrific (Tres Hombres is my favorite) and while the later albums were not as good they were definitely perfect for the times. They really adapted well to the MTV era. He'll be missed... I did see them in the late eighties and they were a lot of fun

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#9416 Post by black&huge » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:57 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:59 pm
My favorite story from the recent documentary on the band is that during a hiatus in the late 70's, he took a job at an airport. After becoming a hot live act, albums on the charts, he takes a day job.
That is amazing.

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#9417 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:06 pm

There are a couple of stories like that about Philip Glass, involving the art critic Robert Hughes recognising him as he installed a dishwasher ("But you're an artist! I'm not going to allow you to install a dishwasher!") and a woman who, upon spotting his name in the New York cab that he was driving, said "Young man, do you realise you have the same name as a very famous composer?"

I get the distinct impression that Glass made next to nothing from his music throughout the Seventies, and that Einstein on the Beach, for all the fact that it played at the Met, left him out of pocket.

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#9418 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:09 pm

Almost every musician who's not selling out arenas has a day job, some more elegant than others

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#9422 Post by dwk » Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:49 am

Edgar Wright tweeted that Brad Allan, a former member of Jackie Chan's stunt team and action designer for films like Scott Pilgrim, Kick Ass, Kingsman has died. He was 48.

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#9423 Post by L.A. » Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:27 pm

Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas, co-founder and saxophonist of Kool & the Gang at 70.


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