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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #600: December 26, 2020, 01:42:33 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...



Anyone remember West Bruce & Laing, who did two studio albums in 1972-73 - two-thirds of that band are now no longer with us (Jack Bruce died in 2014; only Corky Laing, who was also in Mountain, remains).


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« Reply #601: December 26, 2020, 02:22:05 PM »
Anyone remember West Bruce & Laing, who did two studio albums in 1972-73 - two-thirds of that band are now no longer with us (Jack Bruce died in 2014; only Corky Laing, who was also in Mountain, remains).


Don’t remember them. Good find.

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« Reply #602: December 26, 2020, 11:02:17 PM »
Pro Wrestler Jon Huber aka Luke Harper in WWE and Brodie Lee in AEW is dead at 41 of a non-Covid related lung ailment. :(

https://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/30602676/the-wrestling-world-mourns-loss-brodie-lee

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« Reply #603: December 27, 2020, 12:44:52 PM »
2020 has taken its 7th Hall of Famer. Phil Neikro passed away today at 81.

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« Reply #604: December 27, 2020, 10:28:45 PM »
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.


not a bad singer either.



If you look in the comments, Greg Kite mentions how KC used to pop into hotel piano bars on the road and sing.  KC's daughter also posts. 

nice article here.  He really was screwed in DC.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/12/26/kc-jones-washington-bullets/

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #606: December 30, 2020, 02:44:00 PM »
Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island).

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« Reply #607: December 30, 2020, 02:53:06 PM »
Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island).

Damn.

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« Reply #609: December 30, 2020, 04:01:30 PM »
Mary Ann or Ginger?

The dearly departed Mary Ann.

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« Reply #610: December 30, 2020, 04:07:06 PM »
The dearly departed Mary Ann.
Yea, me 2.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #612: December 30, 2020, 04:42:16 PM »
Mary Ann or Ginger?
I don't know if her folks had a sly sense of humor, but I once worked with a red-head named Mary Ann.

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« Reply #613: December 30, 2020, 04:45:53 PM »
I don't know if her folks had a sly sense of humor, but I once worked with a red-head named Mary Ann.

Like that's unique in Boston.  :crackup:

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« Reply #614: December 30, 2020, 06:05:17 PM »
Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island).

Died of COVID-19. :(

Ginger is the last survivor, she's 86.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #615: December 30, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
Died of COVID-19. :(

Ginger is the last survivor, she's 86.
thing is, had she been still out on the island as a castaway, she would have been safe

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« Reply #616: December 31, 2020, 01:05:23 PM »
Greyhound dog racing officially dies in Florida tonight.

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« Reply #617: December 31, 2020, 01:19:31 PM »
Greyhound dog racing officially dies in Florida tonight.
Good, way past time.

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« Reply #618: December 31, 2020, 01:26:09 PM »
Good, way past time.

Is it any different than horse racing? Genuine question and I say that as a previous dog owner and hope to be again this new year.

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« Reply #619: December 31, 2020, 01:41:37 PM »
Is it any different than horse racing? Genuine question and I say that as a previous dog owner and hope to be again this new year.
After talking to someone who was very well versed in what happens at tracks no, horse racing is atrocious for the animal as well.

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« Reply #620: December 31, 2020, 01:49:50 PM »
After talking to someone who was very well versed in what happens at tracks no, horse racing is atrocious for the animal as well.

I suspect they're right and you could probably include the circus, zoos, and possibly even dog shows.

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« Reply #621: December 31, 2020, 02:00:57 PM »
I suspect they're right and you could probably include the circus, zoos, and possibly even dog shows.
for sure circuses, the good zoos I think do a decent job making it the best it can be for animals but it's still depressing as hell seeing the big gorillas staring blankly out at you in their too-small enclosures.  Dog shows are garbage for the most part although the agility stuff is cool, seem like the doggies really enjoy that.

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« Reply #622: December 31, 2020, 02:33:24 PM »
Last night’s AEW tribute show to Jon Huber (aka Luke Harper / Brodie Lee) was beautiful and emotional. It couldn’t have been done any more perfectly for both him and his family.

https://deadspin.com/the-outpouring-of-love-continues-for-the-late-brodie-le-1845972565


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« Reply #624: January 02, 2021, 05:55:11 PM »
Paul Westphal.  From brain cancer.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30638260/paul-westphal-member-naismith-memorial-basketball-hall-fame-dies-age-70%3fplatform=amp

ugh.  Bad stretch for former Celtics draft choices.  He was the 3d guard behind JoJo and Don Chaney for the 1974 championship, then was traded to the Suns for Charlie Scott after Chaney went to the ABA.  Was huge for the Suns in the great series they had in 1976 v. the Havlicek / Cowens / White team.