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#46689 - 10/25/17 08:47 AM Fats Domino: Rock and roll legend dies aged 89 [Re: donikatz]
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http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41753839

The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain't That A Shame and Blueberry Hill.

The New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records, outselling every 1950s rock and roll act except Elvis Presley.

His million-selling debut single, The Fat Man, is credited by some as the first ever rock and roll record.
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#46748 - 10/31/17 09:32 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Regardless of your politics, Native American activist Russell Means, always kept his principles in the forefront.
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#46887 - 11/17/17 01:59 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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It's been almost 2 years since Stuart McLean died, but finally the following announcement from Vinyl Cafe Producer Jess Milton:

CBC HOLIDAY SPECIAL

As I’ve mentioned before, we recorded our final Vinyl Cafe show in Thunder Bay, Ontario on November 22nd, 2015.

I’m delighted to announce that this December, CBC Radio will be airing that show – our final Vinyl Cafe Christmas Concert. The very last show that Stuart performed before he died.

The show will air three times on CBC Radio 1:

Sunday, December 17th @ 12 noon
Tuesday, December 19th @ 11 pm
Thursday, December 21st @ 1 pm
(local time, half an hour later in NFLD)

You will also be able to listen via podcast and on some public radio stations in the USA (check with your local station to see if they are carrying the special).

The special features holiday music by The Once and the Vinyl Cafe Orchestra. It also includes “The Christmas Card”, a new Dave and Morley Christmas story.

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#46937 - 11/19/17 11:28 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#46938 - 11/20/17 03:15 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Late and unlamented. To paraphrase Mark Twain, I could not attend the funeral but I sent a note saying that I approved.
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#46939 - 11/20/17 06:48 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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All 'round nice guy, country music star, Mel Tillis.

In the 70's, a friend and I had a small radio production company which prepared a series of short shows with country music performers. When we interviewed Mel Tillis (who was a peach of a guy) we asked him about his stutter and why it was that he stuttered in speech but not while singing.

He thought it was because the music had a beat to follow, and further conjectured that, if he walked around with a bass drum strapped to his back, he'd be fine. However, he said, "People would think I was crazy as hell."

He then told one of the funniest stories in our series.

Another country star of the time, Faron Young, was a good friend of Tillis who always teased him about his stutter. Then Young was in a dreadful car accident that cut away most of his tongue.

Tillis told us: "I raced over to the hospital and up to Faron's room, and said: "I g, g,... I g, g,... I g, g, got you now!"


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#46991 - 11/22/17 12:40 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Very brave young Afghan police officer, Basam Pacha.
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#47139 - 12/04/17 12:54 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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America' favourite gas jockey and later, favourite Marine, Jim Nabors.
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#47789 - 02/04/18 08:04 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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The creator of Beetle Bailey — [url=comicskingdom.com/blog/2018/02/02/a-tribute-to-mort-walker-1923-2018]Mort Walker[/url].
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#47809 - 02/04/18 04:48 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: joemikeb]
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Your attempted link came a cropper, so here's another try.....

Mort Walker
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#48031 - 02/21/18 04:29 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#48053 - 02/26/18 10:10 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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TV and Stage Comedienne, Nanette Fabray.
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#48223 - 03/14/18 02:51 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#48224 - 03/14/18 06:44 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#48250 - 03/19/18 01:36 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Overlooked: Ada Lovelace, Computer Pioneer

Lovelace thought of math and logic as imaginative, and her writings in the mid-1800s earned her recognition as the first computer programmer.

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#48408 - 03/27/18 04:56 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#48412 - 03/28/18 05:58 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Originally Posted By: grelber
Overlooked: Ada Lovelace, Computer Pioneer[/url]

Lovelace thought of math and logic as imaginative, and her writings in the mid-1800s earned her recognition as the first computer programmer.

Ada's skills as a mathematician and computer programmer have not been overlooked in the computing world. She has been remembered by giving her name to a Programming Language, a computer virus, and a crypto currency.
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#48580 - 04/18/18 08:50 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Harry Anderson of TV show "Night Court" fame.
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#48581 - 04/18/18 12:30 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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The matriarch and the most likable/lovable member of the Bush clan ...

Barbara Bush, First Lady and First Mother, Dies at 92

Mrs Bush avoided controversial issues while in the White House and became known for her straight talk, lack of pretension and self-deprecating humor.

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#48915 - 05/23/18 01:19 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#48916 - 05/23/18 06:37 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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RE: Mrs Bush avoided controversial issues while in the White House and became known for her straight talk, lack of pretension and self-deprecating humor.


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Ahem. Except for that "little" matter of telling New Orleans in 2005 they would be better off now because of Hurricane Katrina.

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#48934 - 05/26/18 07:09 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Star of TV series "Cheyenne" and one of the Dirty Dozen, Clint Walker died at the age of 90.
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#48937 - 05/26/18 10:41 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Ira L]
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#49532 - 07/20/18 08:28 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Adrian Cronauer, the original "Good Morning, Viet Nam!", and the inspiration for Robin William's character in the movie of the same name.
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#49763 - 08/16/18 09:59 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at 76.
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