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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 05:13:54 PM »
OUCH!

I wish he could have made it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April. 

He'll be missed.

I saw the Moody Blues a few years ago. That guy was brilliant on the flute.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
My favorite Moody Blues clip.  The boys seem to be into  Dr. Leary's concoction a bit if you ask me. :pondering:

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 05:52:23 PM »
Glad to know he at least knew of the induction.

Outside of Rush, the Moody Blues omission to this stupid Rolling Stoned lackeyed HOF was its most heinous.

The HOF has been consistently snubbing the entire branch of Prog Rock since its creation.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 10:22:46 AM »
I saw the Moody Blues a few years ago. That guy was brilliant on the flute.

I had a girlfriend who was a groupie who slept with one of them.  Never asked which, though.  (And she offed herself 19 years ago today, so I'll never know!)
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 10:24:00 AM »
Motorhead ex “Fast” Eddie Clarke dead at 67
News / 3 hours ago / by Scott Munro
http://teamrock.com/news/2018-01-11/motorhead-ex-fast-eddie-clarke-dead-at-67

Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke dies at the age of 67 after battle with pneumonia
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 02:40:47 PM »
Motorhead ex “Fast” Eddie Clarke dead at 67
News / 3 hours ago / by Scott Munro
http://teamrock.com/news/2018-01-11/motorhead-ex-fast-eddie-clarke-dead-at-67

Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke dies at the age of 67 after battle with pneumonia
Ahhhhhh, Motorhead. Also known as how Black Sabbath might have sounded if they played at 78 rpm speed.

RIP Mr. Clarke.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 02:51:22 PM »
Motorhead ex “Fast” Eddie Clarke dead at 67
News / 3 hours ago / by Scott Munro
http://teamrock.com/news/2018-01-11/motorhead-ex-fast-eddie-clarke-dead-at-67

Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke dies at the age of 67 after battle with pneumonia

So all three of the original Motorhead lineup are gone.    I can't think of too many bands where all the members are deceased.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 02:53:23 PM »
Ahhhhhh, Motorhead. Also known as how Black Sabbath might have sounded if they played at 78 rpm speed.

 

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 03:19:05 PM »
Then you would have saw God.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 03:41:32 PM »
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Uhhhhh . . . no, I think not.

LOL... I think you might have missed the Cheech and Chong pun.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 03:55:09 PM »
So all three of the original Motorhead lineup are gone.    I can't think of too many bands where all the members are deceased.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 03:55:49 PM »
LOL... I think you might have missed the Cheech and Chong pun.
*laughing* I just can't see it applying to those guys. Though I admit I did like the song "Ace of Spades" . . .

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2018, 11:40:19 AM »
Legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

Keith Jackson, the man whose voice was synonymous with college football for generations of fans, died Friday night at age 89, according to his family.

Jackson's broadcast career began at Washington State in 1952 when he called a game between Washington State and Stanford, but it was just the first of many stops for the legendary voice. During his expansive career, Jackson also called the NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour golf, the Olympics, boxing, racing and even some college basketball alongside Dick Vitale. He was the first play-by-play man of Monday Night Football and was the voice of some of the United States' top Olympic moments, including calling Mark Spitz's seven and Eric Heiden's five gold medals..

But it was college football that Jackson was most known for calling as he spent 50 years in the booth covering games across the country. He's credited with giving the Rose Bowl it's "Granddaddy of Them All" nickname as well as christening Michigan Stadium with its "Big House" moniker.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2018, 01:42:08 PM »
Legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at 89

Keith Jackson, the man whose voice was synonymous with college football for generations of fans, died Friday night at age 89, according to his family.

Jackson's broadcast career began at Washington State in 1952 when he called a game between Washington State and Stanford, but it was just the first of many stops for the legendary voice. During his expansive career, Jackson also called the NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour golf, the Olympics, boxing, racing and even some college basketball alongside Dick Vitale. He was the first play-by-play man of Monday Night Football and was the voice of some of the United States' top Olympic moments, including calling Mark Spitz's seven and Eric Heiden's five gold medals..

But it was college football that Jackson was most known for calling as he spent 50 years in the booth covering games across the country. He's credited with giving the Rose Bowl it's "Granddaddy of Them All" nickname as well as christening Michigan Stadium with its "Big House" moniker.

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https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/legendary-college-football-broadcaster-keith-jackson-dies-at-89/

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2018, 02:30:15 PM »
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One legend introducing 2 others.   I never knew.  Wow!

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2018, 05:15:18 PM »
John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

Andrew Dalton
AP via The Mercury News
January 12, 2018

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John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film “The Candidate,” has died. He was 83.

Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his brother, Jay Tunney, told The Associated Press.

Tunney was among the youngest people elected to the U.S. Senate in the past century when he won his seat in 1970 at age 36. He then became one of the youngest in recent history to lose a Senate seat when he was defeated after just one term...

Tunney was born in New York the son of Connecticut socialite Polly Lauder Tunney and boxer Gene Tunney, the 1920s heavyweight champion whose two victories over Jack Dempsey were among the most renowned fights of the 20th century...

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Although John Tunney was a Democrat, his father Gene Tunney was a Republican.



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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2018, 05:38:52 PM »
@EasyAce

One legend introducing 2 others.   I never knew.  Wow!

Thanks.
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In the early television years, when you heard voice-overs on the television production logos, Keith Jackson was the voice of . . .

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »
Dolores O'Riordan- Cranberries singer dies aged 46


https://news.sky.com/story/dolores-oriordan-cranberries-singer-dies-aged-46-11209368

No cause of death - breaking

I really liked this group
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2018, 12:27:59 PM »
Dolores O'Riordan- Cranberries singer dies aged 46


https://news.sky.com/story/dolores-oriordan-cranberries-singer-dies-aged-46-11209368

No cause of death - breaking

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Wow, me too.   Terrible.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2018, 12:34:23 PM »
Wow, me too.   Terrible.

And young. Obits on major news outlets now, still no cause of death. Strange. Sad.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2018, 01:18:03 PM »
Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

Players called him God. Don Sutton once tried to sue him and the National League for "depriving him of his livelihood" after Harvey
ejected him for throwing doctored baseballs. (The league's then-milquetoast president Chub Feeney never imposed the mandatory
ten-game suspension.)

I remember Harvey calling balls and strikes for what proved Sandy Koufax's final major league win---on the final day of the regular
1966 season, when Koufax was forced to pitch the nightcap of a doubleheader on short rest (two days') to clinch a pennant
after Don Drysdale fell in the hole in the first game and was lifted after two innings. Koufax prevailed---even though he had to be
stretched in the clubhouse to get a slipped disc put back into place (one of the men who stretched him: former Dodger Don Newcombe,
who was no shrinking violet) midway through---and Harvey would remember the game this way: He threw seven and two thirds
innings with nothing but a fastball. And they knew what was coming. And he still won the game for them, and the pennant. It was
the greatest exhibition of baseball I've ever seen in my life


In one of Harvey's earliest games, Stan Musial was batting when Harvey called a strike three anticipating the pitch's arrival---but it
brokie wide of the plate. Musial didn't flinch. He simply called for his glove from a bat boy and, without turning, told Harvey, "Young
fellow, I don't know which league you came from, but we use the same plate. It's 17 inches wide." Said Harvey remembering that
incident, "That's when I realised why they called him Stan the Man, and I learned not to anticipate the call. That's my gift to baseball
. . . Before, the umpires were always told, 'Be quick! Be decisive!'"

RIP Mr. Harvey.
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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 05:12:58 PM »
Dolores O'Riordan- Cranberries singer dies aged 46


https://news.sky.com/story/dolores-oriordan-cranberries-singer-dies-aged-46-11209368

No cause of death - breaking

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2018, 07:24:04 PM »
8888crybaby  Sorry to hear about Jerry VanDyke.  He sometimes appeared in his brother's old show playing, of course, Rob Petrie's brother. 

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2018, 09:54:32 AM »
I'm calling suicide for Delores O'Riordan, she already attempted suicide in 2013. Very sad and tragic, and she was a talented singer.

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Re: Obituaries for 2018
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2018, 11:51:49 AM »
I'm calling suicide for Delores O'Riordan, she already attempted suicide in 2013. Very sad and tragic, and she was a talented singer.

You might be right @Weird Tolkienish Figure but I hope you are wrong, you know?
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