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    ^ thanks misskit

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    Leonard Cohen died 10 November 2016

    So Long!

    This is definitely the end of an era. In all the utter shite about that scumbag piece of shit Trump, an event of true significance and importance has taken place.

    The world has truly become a poorer place.

    " Songs of Leonard Cohen " ..........puts everything into perspective and was the first music I heard on my first trip.

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    His recurring theme was human loneliness and human contact...Ironic , one of his most famous songs was ” Democracy is coming to the USA ”... some timing.


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    I always thought this was the best version, and in keeping with Cohen's ethos of misery, he was found drowned in the Mississippi river at 31.


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    Essentially, he was a fine poet who chose music as his main medium and his work was infinitely more compelling as literature, rich in changing meter and imagery, than that tin pan ally wordsmith, Dylan who, bizarrely and stupidly, has received a Nobel prize.

    I had the luck and pleasure to see him during one of his more recent grand tours. A performer of inestimable talent, stature, wit and elegance revelling in, but clearly somewhat surprised at, the utter adulation of those attending.

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    Damn. That is a loss.

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    Hallelujah. Best song ever.....of a certain genre.

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    RIP Leonard Cohen

    One of the best crazies I ever heard, lifted my soul.

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    This is worthy of a repeat !



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    Goodbye Leonard Cohen...Another Canadian icon passes...His poetry will live forever...

    Closing Time for one of the best...

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    A sad loss indeed.

    Thanks for the poetry, along with the music Mister!

    Hallelujah.




    All the women take their blouses off
    And the men all dance on the polka dots
    It's closing time !

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    End of an era. My first trip abroad in my teens I was woken by the PA system in the Amsterdam hostel playing "Suzanne". The world is a poorer place.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Essentially, he was a fine poet who chose music as his main medium and his work was infinitely more compelling as literature, rich in changing meter and imagery, than that tin pan ally wordsmith, Dylan who, bizarrely and stupidly, has received a Nobel prize.
    ...that he never asked for.

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    an appreciation of the music and words of cohen and an ability to empathise with the emotions he described was a surefire way of getting into the pants of many a female student during my university days.

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    'Man From U.N.C.L.E' star Robert Vaughn dies aged 83

    Independent.ie 11/11/2016



    The TV and movie veteran, who originated the secret agent character Napoleon Solo and also appeared in the original The Magnificent Seven movie and Steve McQueen classic Bullitt, lost his battle with acute leukaemia in New York on Friday morning (11Nov16), surrounded by his family.
    Born in the Big Apple in 1932 and raised in Minnesota, Vaughn studied journalism at the University of Minnesota before becoming an actor. He received an Oscar nomination for playing Paul Newman's sidekick in 1959's The Young Philadelphians, and he also appeared in Superman III and cult comedy Pootie Tang.

    He picked up an Emmy Award for playing a character based on Richard Nixon's chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, in 1977 mini-series The Company.

    He received another Emmy nomination for portraying Woodrow Wilson in the 1979 mini-series Backstairs at the White House. He also appeared on The A-Team and British series The Protectors, Hustle, and Coronation Street.

    Vaughn's final film, Gold Star, was released last month (Oct16). His autobiography, A Fortunate Life, hit book stores in 2009.

    Confirming the sad news of the actor's death on Friday, his manager Mathew Sullivan said, "Mr. Vaughn passed away at 7.30 this morning. He was a great human being and a great actor."

    A memorial wreath will be placed on the actor's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1pm local time on Friday.

    'Man From U.N.C.L.E' star Robert Vaughn dies aged 83 - Independent.ie

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    Bloody hell!

    Coronation Street star Robert Vaughn dead at 83 after battle with leukemia
    Who knew?

    Robert Vaughn dead at 83 after battle with leukemia | Daily Star

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    Oh DANG !

    NOW I can feel time catching up with me.

    RIP Robert.

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    Yep...It's closing in...Soon to be dust...Heh...

    "Wipe your hand across your mouth and laugh"...

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    Julie Gregg, Sonny's Wife Sandra in the First Two 'Godfather' Films, Dies at 79
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    A Tony Award nominee for best actress in a musical, she also starred in 'Man of La Mancha' and appeared as the Penguin's moll on 'Batman.'
    Julie Gregg, who played the wife of James Caan's character Sonny Corleone in the first two Godfather films, has died. She was 79.

    Gregg died Monday at her home in Van Nuys, Calif., after a long battle with cancer, her niece Lisa Scalzo told The Hollywood Reporter.

    Gregg received a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress in a musical for starring as Laurie Mannon in the 1968 production The Happy Time, directed by Gower Champion and featuring music by Kander & Ebb.

    Gregg played Sandra Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) and portrayed Don Quixote's niece Antonia in Arthur Hiller's Man of La Mancha (1972), starring Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren.

    In 1966, Gregg modeled a succession of bathing suits as Finella, the blond moll of the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), in the first-season Batman two-parter in which the cagey bird kidnaps and brainwashes the butler Alfred (Alan Napier).

    She also played Miss Canary Islands opposite Otto Preminger as Batman villain Mr. Freeze in season two and appeared as a chanteuse singing the French love song "Plaisir D'Amour" in a cabaret scene in Batman: The Movie (1966).

    In the 1970s, Gregg had recurring roles on two short-lived series: Banyon, starring Robert Forster, and Mobile One, toplined by Jackie Cooper. Her TV résumé also included McHale's Navy, The Farmer's Daughter, Mannix, Bonanza, Baretta, The Incredible Hulk, B.J. and the Bear and Falcon Crest.

    Born in New York on Jan. 24, 1937, Gregg, then known as Beverly Scalzo, graduated from USC, where she received a music scholarship.

    Julie Gregg Dead: Sandra Corleone in 'The Godfather' Films Was 79 | Hollywood Reporter

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    Wildflower hitmaker Doug Edwards, ‘one in million’ pop artist, dies at 71
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    Guitarist Doug Edwards, famed for writing the music for mega-hit Wildflower, has died at age 71 at his Vancouver home after a long illness.

    Former bandmate David Foster lauded Edwards, saying that “he was, always has been and probably always will be the best ‘pop’ musician Victoria has ever produced — a one in a million.”

    Born in Edmonton in 1946, Edwards moved with his family to Victoria at 15, taking up guitar and electric bass at a time when no one else was playing bass, said Valley Hennell, who represented him and Wildflower lyricist Dave Richardson.

    Edwards, a Vic High grad, moved to Vancouver and, within 18 months or so, was touring with the Fifth Dimension as their guitarist, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and opening for Frank Sinatra. That was before he joined the band Skylark with a teenage Foster.

    In 1970, Edwards teamed with Dave Richardson, a Saanich police officer and friend of Foster, to write Wildflower, which became a gold record in Canada, went to No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard chart and went on to be covered by more than 75 artists, from crooner Johnny Mathis to rapper Drake.

    “Wildflower is one of the most performed songs in the history of Canadian popular music,” notes the website of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

    The lyrics are a poem about Richardson’s girlfriend, written in about 30 minutes — about the same amount of time that Edwards took to write the music, Richardson said Friday.

    He said the song has been used to treat female military personnel suffering from PTSD and sexual assault, and that he and Edwards had been told that the song had helped suicidal addicts recover.

    “We were all blessed by that song,” said Hennell.

    Edwards, an unassuming self-taught bass player, was “a true pioneer of the music scene in B.C.,” she said.

    Foster said there was “no instrument he couldn’t play, no chord he couldn’t access with ease, no musician he couldn’t make immediately comfortable and sound better than they were, no musical situation around the globe that he didn’t belong in — a true world-class talent before we even knew what that meant.

    “I don’t know where my career would be today if I couldn’t have hung my hat on that first hit that I was associated with because of Doug, Dave Richardson and B.J. Cook, who got us our record deal. It certainly sped up the process of where I was trying to get to.”

    Foster recently visited Edwards in Vancouver.

    “It is a sad day that I knew was coming for some time but you’re still never quite prepared for it,” Foster told the Times Colonist in an email Friday.

    “I have always kept in touch with Doug peripherally but of course never as much as I should have, but the last few months we spent a fair bit of time on the phone.

    “I had the great pleasure of visiting with him about three months ago at his home and we had an incredible afternoon where I got to hear some of his new music and we showered each other with our mutual admiration for each other.

    “Writing a hit song puts you in rare air. Writing a standard puts you in even rarer air — Wildflower will live long after all of us are gone.

    “To say that I admired him would be an understatement,” Foster said. “To say that I always wanted to be as good a musician as him is completely true and was never accomplished. His soft demeanour just made him even more appealing to everyone — he was a gentleman and a gentle man.”

    Edwards recorded or performed with Ann Mortifee and Olivia Newton-John, and on TV shows with Tom Jones, Paul Anka and Wolfman Jack.

    A session musician for six decades, Edwards also worked with Paul Horn, Valdy, Rick Scott, The Hometown Band, Wildroot Orchestra, Roy Forbes, Terry Jacks and the Poppy Family, and Glass Tiger.

    For the past two decades, until this year, Edwards performed with the classic rock band Chilliwack, Hennell said.

    “Doug was a true sideman and made everybody’s music sound great,” she said. But he never wanted to draw any attention to himself.

    “He was the humblest of the great.”

    Edwards underwent triple bypass heart surgery on Feb. 1 and then went into cancer treatment.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughter, Jennifer, and sister, Carol.




    Wildflower hitmaker Doug Edwards, ?one in million? pop artist, dies at 71

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    Leon Russell

    Rock'n'roll legend Leon Russell dies at 74 - BBC News


    Leon Russell, an America rock'n'roll hall of famer, died in his sleep at the age of 74 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    He was famed for his "gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music", his website says.
    Russell played anonymously as a studio pianist in the 1960s before his breakthrough in the 1970s.
    He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011. Elton John has called him his "biggest influence as a piano player, a singer and a songwriter".
    Russell's had a relatively brief period of stardom in the 70s which was later revived in 2010 with the help of Elton John when the two collaborated on an album called The Union.
    The record took third place in a list of 2010's best albums by the Rolling Stones.
    Over his career, Russell recorded more than 35 albums and was best known for his A Song for You.
    The song was recorded and covered by the Carpenters, the Temptations, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and his good friend Willie Nelson.



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    There's your third musician.

    Can123 can you post the text as well as the link please.

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