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R.I.P. the First Man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong

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Actor Andy Griffith Dies at 86

Although he’ll mostly be remembered for his television work as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show and Andy of Mayberry, and attorney Ben Matlock in Matlock, Andy Griffith’s finest acting was as itinerant-drifter-turned-cynical-rightie-TV-host Lonesome Rhodes in Elia Kazan’s … Continue reading

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Obit: Author Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

A few writers helped drag science fiction and fantasy out of the literary dungeon of the lurid ’30s and ’40s pulp magazines and paperbacks by their polished style, interesting characters and complex plots. Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Isaac … Continue reading

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Obit: Quiet Knight Owner Richard Harding Dead at 82

Although I shook hands with him once nearly four decades ago, I only really got to know Richard in the last 15 years of his incredible, eventful life. I went to all of his first three clubs — the two … Continue reading

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The Death of Dick Clark

“American Bandstand” host (1956 to 1987) and all-around show biz legend Dick Clark passed on to that great Sugar Shack in the Sky two days ago from a heart attack, according to the AP. He was 82 and his transition … Continue reading

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R&B Godfather Johnny “Hand Jive” Otis Dead at 90

R.I.P., Johnny. Read the Billboard obit here.

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Honeyboy Edwards Dead at 96

…he was the last of the old Delta bluesmen with a connection to Robert Johnson — he had played with Johnson back in the ’30s.  R.I.P. Honeyboy. Here are two videos and the obit from Howard Reich at the Chicago Tribune: Honeyboy with … Continue reading

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