Justified & Ancient
- Dec 19, 2009
- Reaction score
Coney Island Baby is a great album.Bob Kulick, guitarist known for performing with KISS, Lou Reed and Meat Loaf has died. He was 70
I remember him more from Boys From the BlackstuffMichael Angelis
One of the narrators of Thomas The Tank Engine
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/03d6d92a1ae6bbf01e047f46d28cc058Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93
Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93.
Stempel’s former wife, Ethel Stempel, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he died at a New York nursing home on April 7. She cited no specific cause of death.
Stempel’s long life was changed and defined by a TV face-off late in 1956, when he and Van Doren smoothly executed a fraudulent display of knowledge, gaps in knowledge and sportsmanship on “Twenty-One,” part of a wave of programs that offered big prizes for trivia experts. Confessions by Stempel and others badly tainted the young medium, helped lead to Congress’ banning what had been technically legal — rigging game shows — and to the cancellation of “Twenty-One” among others.
Interest was revived by the 1994 movie “Quiz Show,” directed by Robert Redford and starring John Turturro as Stempel and Ralph Fiennes as Van Doren, who died last year. ...
A great voice!Michael Angelis
One of the narrators of Thomas The Tank Engine
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...nt-clint-eastwood-collaborator-was-90-1296668Lennie Niehaus, Alto Saxophonist and Frequent Clint Eastwood Collaborator, Dies at 90
10:56 AM PDT 6/1/2020 by Mike Barnes
His resume includes 'Bird,' 'The Unforgiven,' 'The Bridges of Madison County' and an Emmy Award.
Lennie Niehaus, the West Coast alto saxophonist, arranger and composer who played with Stan Kenton's band and collaborated with Clint Eastwood on more than two dozen films, has died. He was 90.
Niehaus died Thursday at his daughter's home in Redlands, California, under hospice care, his family announced.
Niehaus first met Eastwood in the 1950s in the U.S. Army when the future Hollywood legend served as his swimming instructor at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. A mutual love of jazz sealed their friendship.
https://www.france24.com/en/2020052...ed-to-live-without-food-or-water-dies-aged-90An Indian yogi whose claims he spent decades without food or water earned him a band of devotees and the scepticism of doctors died Tuesday, his neighbour told AFP.
The long-haired and bearded Prahlad Jani -- who dressed in red and wore a nose ring in the fashion of Hindu goddesses -- hailed from Charada village in the western state of Gujarat, where he spent his life in a routine of yoga and mediation.
He was 90 based on his claim that he was born in August 1929.
"He died early Tuesday morning at his residence due to old age," Sheetal Chaudhary, who lived next door to Jani, told AFP.
"He was rushed to hospital after midnight, but was declared dead on arrival by the doctors there."
In normal times I work near the venue where the incident which inspired Ballroom Blitz occurred. I've often suggested installing a blue plaque to commemorate it and the song, but the powers that be have never taken up the idea.Steve Priest - bassist and founder member of The Sweet has died, aged 72.
My sister was a huge Sweet fan and will be truly upset:
Here he is at his most outrageous:
There was never much doubt that she would be sympathetic to the resistance, but she later said the events leading up to the Nazi victory in France in 1940 – including the death in hospital of her first child, the arrest of her father and the disappearance of her husband Henri Rol-Tanguy – made her active participation a certainty.She famously hid weapons and detonators in her pram or under the turnips in her shopping basket as she wheeled her children around Paris
Is that sadly ironic?Bat man dies.
Thomas Kunz, a mammalogist at Boston University who studied and advocated for bats, died April 13 from complications associated with COVID-19. He was 81.
Kunz was born in Independence, Missouri, on June 11, 1938. He received a bachelor’s in biology in 1961 and master’s in education in 1962 from Central Missouri State College. He went on to receive a master’s from Drake University in biology in 1968. After earning a PhD from the University of Kansas in systematics and ecology in 1971, Kunz joined the faculty in the Department of Biology at Boston University. He remained there until 2011, when injuries from a car accident forced him to retire from academic duties.
Kunz studied the ecology and population dynamics of bats in the United States, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Trinidad, India, and Malaysia. He used thermal infrared imaging to count bats in colonies and track flight patterns. ...
https://www.eonline.com/news/1159445/bonnie-pointer-of-the-pointer-sisters-dead-at-69The music world is mourning the loss of Bonnie Pointer.
Bonnie, an original member of the R&B group The Pointer Sisters, died Monday, June 8 at the age of 69.
Anita Pointer told Variety in a statement, "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning. Our family is devastated. On behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time."
"Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day," Anita continued in her tribute. "We never had a fight in our life. I already miss her and I will see her again one day."
The singer and younger sister June Pointer, who passed away in 2006, co-founded the group as a duo in 1969. Anita joined the group the same year, followed by their older sister Ruth Pointer in 1972. Known for hit songs like "I'm So Excited," "Jump (For My Love)" and "Fairytale," The Pointer Sisters went on to win three Grammy Award
Always had a soft spot for them.The headline below says it all...
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dead at 69