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Offline HondoKillebrew

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #579: December 08, 2020, 10:11:43 AM »
RIP Chuck Yeager
https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc13.com/amp/chuck-yeager-right-stuff-nasa-astronauts/8595765

Saw him fly a P-51 at one of the Andrews air shows around 1990 or so.  He signed autographs for a bit later in the show and he signed my program.  So cool.  RIP

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #580: December 08, 2020, 02:16:31 PM »
That guy had more lives than a thousand cats.


Offline DCFan

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« Reply #582: December 12, 2020, 07:00:20 PM »
A
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/charley-pride-first-major-black-star-in-country-music-dies-at-86/2020/12/12/d0295cd2-3dfe-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html

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Apologies if I'm reposting what was already stated in the WaPo article but they have a paywall. Charley Pride played in the Negro League and was a minority owner of the Texas Rangers. I've never been a C/W music fan but I do remember his songs back in the day.  RIP.

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« Reply #583: December 13, 2020, 08:20:10 AM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/ex-yankee-linz-key-player-64-harmonica-flap-014217786--mlb.html

Phil Linz backup infielder for the Yanks.  Resided in Leesburg. The harmonica story is pretty funny.  :crackup:

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« Reply #584: December 14, 2020, 08:39:57 PM »
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Apologies if I'm reposting what was already stated in the WaPo article but they have a paywall. Charley Pride played in the Negro League and was a minority owner of the Texas Rangers. I've never been a C/W music fan but I do remember his songs back in the day.  RIP.

His baseball career is a pretty cool dimension to his life.  As a country music artist however, his career was nothing short of astonishing.  On the country charts, he had 29 #1 hits.  29!!   And including those 29, he had 52 top 10 hits.  Not exactly a one-hit wonder.  And all while having to navigate the racial landmines that existing for him alone in the industry. 

https://www.billboard.com/music/charley-pride/chart-history/country-songs

I was never a huge mainstream country fan but Pride never failed to impress.

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« Reply #585: December 14, 2020, 08:41:19 PM »
https://www.wtvr.com/news/local-news/legendary-santa-dan-rowe-dies-93

Great man & great Santa.  He and my Dad grew up together.

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« Reply #586: December 14, 2020, 10:19:02 PM »
https://www.wtvr.com/news/local-news/legendary-santa-dan-rowe-dies-93

Great man & great Santa.  He and my Dad grew up together.

My friend's dad was a mall Santa for years.  It used to freak the kids out when I'd take them for a picture and then I'd start chatting with Santa about his son and his non-Santa activities. I was careful though to never call him by his actual name. :)

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #590: December 18, 2020, 06:45:09 PM »
Happy 77th to Keith Richards!



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« Reply #593: December 23, 2020, 08:02:21 PM »

Leslie West @ 75...

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/leslie-west-guitar-hero-of-pioneering-mississippi-queen-hard-rock-band-mountain-dead-at-75-232105269.html

I saw Mountain in concert, in 1970 or 1971...I forget which.  Felix Pappalardi passed in 1983 as a result of a gunshot wound...a gunshot fired by his wife...

The era is quickly coming to an end...


Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #594: December 23, 2020, 08:26:45 PM »

The era is quickly coming to an end...
We're not getting any younger are we?

Offline OldChelsea

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« Reply #597: December 25, 2020, 11:01:38 AM »
We're not getting any younger are we?

I don't want to think about how much talent is likely to leave us in the next five years.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #598: December 25, 2020, 12:48:05 PM »
Musicians from the 60's that were born in the 40's

I don't want to think about how much talent is likely to leave us in the next five years.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #599: December 26, 2020, 10:39:35 AM »
Former Bullets Coach KC Jones :(

Listened to Brad Stevens yesterday between the 3d and 4th quarters and he sent condolences to both the Heinsohns and the Joneses.  The Celts already were wearing "Tommy" across their chests on their warm ups this year.  4 championships as coaches for those two.  Doc has one, Bill Fitch has one, Russell / Tommy / KC have 2 each, and Red has 9.