Bring Out Your Dead! The celebrity death thread....

Jaytee said:

Ray Liotta, 67. 
Died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, he was filming a movie there. 
Newark native.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/ray-liotta-dead-goodfellas-1235154615/

Raymond Allen Liotta was born on Dec. 18, 1954 in Newark. He attended Union High School and graduated from the University of Miami, where he studied acting, in 1978. He worked as a bartender on Broadway before landing the role of nice guy Joey Perrini on Another World, and he worked on the NBC soap from 1978-81.


Train_of_Thought said:

Alan White of Yes. :-(

tongue rolleye

Jeez man. 


Train_of_Thought said:

Alan White of Yes. :-(

oh no.


I was just discovering Yes in the 70's  and was a huge Bill Bruford fan, so when I heard he was being replaced by Alan White, who I didn't know at all, I was kind of unhappy.

But I couldn't really argue with the drumming on Relayer. Phenomenal stuff. So I eventually decided he was A-OK.  grin

RIP. 


drummerboy said:

I was just discovering Yes in the 70's  and was a huge Bill Buford fan, so when I heard he was being replaced by Alan White, who I didn't know at all, I was kind of unhappy.

But I couldn't really argue with the drumming on Relayer. Phenomenal stuff. So I eventually decided he was A-OK. 
grin

RIP. 

I think Bill Bruford is a lecturer at the University of Michigan. He earned a Ph.D. in music a few years ago. Looking back at this music I think we were just so fortunate to be teenagers when the greatest music was literally being created on a weekly basis. 


Yeah. It became cool to put down prog rock, (in favor of punk, of all things) but what Yes produced in the 70's was incredible.


Andy Fletcher of Dépêche Mode has also just passed, aged 60. 
https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/andy-fletcher-depeche-mode-died/13902336

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-61597992

(My keyboard also has a French setting so won’t lose the accents, sorry)


I grew up in Basildon, I used to know all those guys... I remember on my commute home from London he had bought a new keyboard from the proceeds of an early hit, he was so hyper. I don't remember which hit, I .was never actually a fan (sorry Andy).


Jimbo. Rocky. Angel. Beth. Dennis. Gandy. And Coop:

http://www.bohopkins.net/


joanne said:

Andy Fletcher of Dépêche Mode has also just passed, aged 60. 
https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/andy-fletcher-depeche-mode-died/13902336

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-61597992

(My keyboard also has a French setting so won’t lose the accents, sorry)

Haven't listened to Depeche Mode in ages, but this news got me playing a few of their songs, and I still like them. 

I camped out with my sister and our best friend in front of Madison Square Garden to buy tickets to see them in the mid-late 80's. Got 4th row seats, and was thrilled. I snuck my camera in and took some photos. Wonder where those are now... 


I was into that stuff in its time - played the hell out of Close to the Edge - and moved on from prog rock art rock or whatever you want to call it.  A friend asked me to go see them in the early 2000s.  I went with no particular enthusiasm but have to say they were superb.  


yeah, CTTE was the only LP I actually had to replace because I wore it out.


Southern rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins, who helped shape the Band and other Canadian rock groups, gone at the age of 87.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries/rockabilly-pioneer-ronnie-hawkins-dies-87-rcna31071



I always thought this was by Angelo Badalamenti. so beautiful



drummerboy said:

I always thought this was by Angelo Badalamenti. so beautiful

The music is by Angelo Badalamenti and the instrumental version is used as the opening credits theme for Twin Peaks. David Lynch wrote the lyrics. Such a unique, beautiful singer. Another Twin Peaks song I loved of hers is "The Nightingale."


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/11/books/john-merriman-dead.html

Lots of great free lectures on Youtube and plenty of engrossing books about the history of France.   RIP


Philip Baker Hall, 90

What a great actor he was. That gravelly voice. That face.

RIP


drummerboy said:

Philip Baker Hall, 90

What a great actor he was. That gravelly voice. That face.

RIP

One of the great TV cameos of all time.  Philip Baker Hall as Mr. Bookman on Seinfeld.


Gosh, James Rado - Hair! co-creator, aged 90. 
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/22/james-rado-broadway-hair-dies

‘It’s estimated that over a billion people have now seen some version of Hair over the last 50 years.’ 
And now, a thousand ancient earworms have invaded my brain… 


One of my most influential albums as a kid. Pretty sure I can still sing the whole album. I think I still have the vinyl somewhere of the original Broadway cast recording.


James Caan - actor.

Dead at 82 years.


this excerpt from his Playboy interview is something else. what a character.

(I didn't embed the tweet because too many naughty words.)

https://twitter.com/Passionweiss/status/1545099930783559680

RIP Sonny


Unforgettable. 


Left here with quite a few classics in his resume. R.I.P. 


Three in a row: Brian's Song, The Godfather, Slither (criminally forgotten).

El Dorado may have been a rehash of Rio Bravo, but it had Caan, and it was better.


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