Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by AM Matt, Mar 1, 2018.
Bruce Margolis has died at 64 years old. Bruce Margolis, Fox Studio Executive and TV Producer, Dies at 64 Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Bill Burkette, the lead singer of The Vogues ("You're The One", "Five O'Clock World" & "Turn Around, Look At Me") has died at 75 years old. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Canadian country singer Ronnie Prophet has died at 80 years old. Canadian country legend Ronnie Prophet dead at 80 Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Actor David Ogden Stiers ("M*A*S*H*") has died of bladder cancer at 75 years old. David Ogden Stiers, "M*A*S*H" star, dead at 75 - CBS News Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Record cover artist Gary Burden has died at 84 years old. Gary Burden, Cover Artist for Neil Young and the Eagles, Dies Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Guitarist Nokie Edwards of the Ventures passed away today at age 82. He did a solo show and tutorial at a music store in my town in 1998. I saw him again when the group shared the stage with Kansas at an outdoor show on the Ohio River in Ashland, KY, in the summer of 2007.
The Ventures lead guitarist of the "Hawaii Five - O" TV theme song. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Stephen Hawking has died at 76 years old. The movie "The Theory Of Everything" (2014) was about his life. Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia Matt Clark Sanford, MI
I am a Ventures fan this is too sad So far 3 out of 4 of the original members have passed I believe Mel Taylor passed first and then Bob Bogle ( or is it Don Wilson?) And Now Nokie Edwards so it looks like just One original member is left thankfully I have the CD reissues as The Ventures music Forever Lives on in my library.
Interestingly/surprisingly enough, Rolling Stone Magazine writes of
Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking (Caveat: His passing hits hard, as this is my profession):
"For all his theories about the cosmos, Stephen Hawking may be remembered as much for his assessment
of Homer Simpson's "donut-shaped universe" as his groundbreaking work on the nature of time and existence
of parallel dimensions – and that's just one of Hawking's many contributions to a surprisingly robust comedic legacy."
Stephen Hawking: How an Astrophysicist Became a Global Pop-Culture Icon
Bob Bogle passed away a few years ago. Don Wilson is still living. Drummer Mel Taylor died 22 years ago. His son, Leon, replaced him. Gerry McGhee occasionally tours with the Ventures but was not at the 2007 show.
Steve Mandell of the song "Dueling Banjos" (from the 1972 movie "Deliverance") has died on March 14 at 76 years old. Dueling Banjos - Wikipedia Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Delores Taylor ("Billy Jack") has died at 86 years old. Delores Taylor, Star of ‘Billy Jack’ Movies of the 1970s, Dies at 85 Matt Clark Sanford, MI
OOPS, Delores Taylor was 85 years old. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
More on Delores Taylor: Delores Taylor - Wikipedia Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Songwriter Kenny O'Dell has died at 73 years old. Kenny had a Top 40 hit with "Beautiful People" in 1968. Kenny wrote "Behind Closed Doors" for the late Charlie Rich in 1973 & "Mama He's Crazy" by The Judds in 1983. Kenny O'Dell - Wikipedia Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Singer Mike Harrison of Spooky Tooth has died at 72 years old on March 25. Mike Harrison (musician) - Wikipedia Matt Clark Sanford, MI
Actor Frank Doubleday ("Escape From New York" from 1981) has died at 73 years old on March 3. Frank Doubleday, ‘Escape From New York’ Villain, Dies at 73 Matt Clark Sanford, MI P.S. I got the movie CD soundtrack (with bonus tracks) & sounds great!!