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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #75: March 06, 2023, 11:09:36 AM »
Gary Rossington, last surviving original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Somehow made it to 71.

Saw them in 2019. Was hoping to see them again.

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Somewhere TribeTime is mourning on a Cleveland Guardians message board.  I assume he will not acknowledge the name change.  For Gary:



So, he was in his early 20s when they broke?  I figured he was older because they had played a ton before they were picked up.  Ronny I think was older.

Also, this is the whole original crew (minus Ed King, with Steve Gaines).  Interesting to watch Gaines play. Rossington and Collins never improvised on their early solos. Gaines clearly experimenting with this version of his solos. He was supposed to be the best musician (Billy Powell also was a real talent). 

Oh, he wasn't an original, but Artemus Pyle is still kicking.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #76: March 06, 2023, 02:45:58 PM »
Ricky Medlocke is still with the band as well. He played drums for a bit before leaving to join Blackfoot as a guitarist. He was replaced by Pyle.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #77: March 06, 2023, 05:11:12 PM »
Ricky Medlocke is still with the band as well. He played drums for a bit before leaving to join Blackfoot as a guitarist. He was replaced by Pyle.
Bob Burns was the original drummer but he went a bit crazy, had a blow up on tour, and Pyle was brought in.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #78: March 06, 2023, 06:29:09 PM »
Barbara Everitt Bryant (96) - first woman to head the US Census Bureau, and who later directed the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #79: March 07, 2023, 07:55:34 AM »
Jerome 'Jerry' Richardson (86) - founding owner of the Carolina Panthers.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #80: March 09, 2023, 05:24:37 PM »
Chaim Topol (87) - actor, best known for 'Fiddler On The Roof'.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #82: March 09, 2023, 09:10:58 PM »
Robert Blake, at age 89. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Blake_(actor)
I forget - has he been in jail or out of it?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #83: March 09, 2023, 09:15:40 PM »
I forget - has he been in jail or out of it?
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #84: March 09, 2023, 09:37:57 PM »
I forget - has he been in jail or out of it?
Got an LA jury acquittal and a verdict against him in a civil proceeding. Basically OJ'ed it.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #85: March 11, 2023, 01:51:28 PM »
Traute Lafrenz (103) - last surviving member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #86: March 11, 2023, 02:12:41 PM »
Bud Grant. Lost a ton of super bowls. Marv Levy before Marv Levy.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #87: March 11, 2023, 02:35:44 PM »
Bud Grant. Lost a ton of super bowls. Marv Levy before Marv Levy.
Yes. 4 each.  As I recall none of them were close games.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #88: March 11, 2023, 08:08:03 PM »
Got a ring as a player with the Minneapolis Lakers.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #89: March 13, 2023, 07:04:40 PM »
Dick Fosbury (76) - the most successful flop in history...

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #90: March 13, 2023, 07:26:29 PM »
Kenzaburo Oe (88) - Nobel Prize winning Japanese author.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #91: March 13, 2023, 07:27:34 PM »
Phyllida Barlow (78) - renowned British sculptor.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #92: March 13, 2023, 07:31:36 PM »
Dick Fosbury (76) - the most successful flop in history...
Ah, remember him well. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #93: March 13, 2023, 09:18:28 PM »
Joe Pepitone, 82

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #94: March 14, 2023, 09:41:43 AM »
Dick Fosbury (76) - the most successful flop in history...
In so many sports now, I could see somebody trying a similar exploitation of a rule and getting officials to ban the change.  Literally, he completely transformed how people high jump. No one rolls over a bar facing it.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #95: March 14, 2023, 03:56:42 PM »
One of my childhood heros. I mean like when I was six.
Joe Pepitone, 82


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #97: March 21, 2023, 05:06:04 PM »
Willis Reed

https://www.nba.com/news/history-nba-legend-willis-reed
I half expect him to suit up for the next Knick game despite his injuries.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2023)
« Reply #98: March 22, 2023, 02:32:21 PM »
Oh man. I remember listening to Knicks games on the radio with my father... Reed was a guy he always pointed to as... well. That was a different time I guess.

Willis Reed

https://www.nba.com/news/history-nba-legend-willis-reed