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Reposting outside of the Who thread.

Barry Letts RIP

I thought I could make it work because you look a bit like a man (aldo), Monday, 12 October 2009 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

hearing rumours around facebook that brendan mullen, owner of the masque and co-author of some ace la punk, germs and janes addiction biogs (and very much a loveable and larger-than-life character himself) has passed away after a massive stroke.

no bubo, no credibility (stevie), Monday, 12 October 2009 22:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't know much about him outside of the Germs book but that's a good read so on that basis I hope it's not true

Vladislav Delap (DJ Mencap), Monday, 12 October 2009 22:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

WTF @ Frank VDB :(

StanM, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 03:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Reposting outside of the Who thread.

Barry Letts RIP

That's Doctor Who, not "The Who" to clarify...

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 08:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Damn, the Vandenbroucke news is depressing.

Obscured by clowns (NickB), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 08:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

RIP, Capt. Lou...

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

hilarious real-life mob details in that Martino obit btw

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

"I can put one of these in my nose and it comes right out the other side. Because I'm well groomed, brother."

Vladislav Delap (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

VDB dying isn't that big of a surprise: the amount of drugs he took, multiple attempts at suicide,.. It is a loss, but otoh his rap sheet wasn't clean. He terrorized his wife for fucking years. Slapping her around, stalking her,... I'm not saying good riddance, but just a sad case of unfulfilled talent. (Same nationality: Dré Steemans, a Belgian presenter.)

Nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 19:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ian Wallace, beloved of anyone who owned this album.

Madchen, Thursday, 15 October 2009 16:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Because of this song

Madchen, Thursday, 15 October 2009 16:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

RIP Anne Friedberg. Postmodern/film/architecture/design/everything crit. Had her for a few classes back at UCI and she was a huge influence in how I perceived the world (and still do)

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 16 October 2009 07:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kazuhiko Kato of 1970's band Sadistic Mika Band, seems he committed suicide : http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/musician-kazuhiko-kato-found-hanged-at-karuizawa-hotel

The people of Ork are marching upon us (Matt #2), Saturday, 17 October 2009 15:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

vic mizzy, composer of "addams family" theme and other things.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 04:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ludovic Kennedy, broadcaster, justice campaigner, author of 10 Rillington Place.

Suggest Gandhi (onimo), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

RIP Anne Friedberg. Postmodern/film/architecture/design/everything crit. Had her for a few classes back at UCI and she was a huge influence in how I perceived the world (and still do)

― Elvis Telecom, Friday, October 16, 2009 12:30 AM (4 days ago)

I too had a few classes with her, and was friendly with her husband. She was a really really great woman, mother, and teacher.

remy bean, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ludovic Kennedy, broadcaster, justice campaigner, author of 10 Rillington Place.

Apparently Thatcher blocked him from getting a knighthood as long as she was in office, well done Ludo

The Prince's choice: making a brush. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost Anne Friedberg also taught my wife (who was at UCI about 15 years ago) and she remembers her fondly

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Joseph Wiseman, aka Dr. No in the first James Bond film.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

he's super in Detective Story

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

One hell of a cast for that one.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Asked in 1964 by his friend David Levy, the head of programming for NBC, to provide music for a new comedy called 'The Addams Family,' based on Charles Addams’s sinister cartoons, Mr. Mizzy came up with a da-da-da-dum beat followed by two finger snaps. The parody of beatnik ennui fit with the show’s satirical, proto-hipster humor. The theme, sung by Mr. Mizzy, was so distinctive that it remained popular far beyond the series’s two seasons."

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

R.I.P. George Tuska, who probably drew more issues of Iron Man than anyone else:

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/george_tuska_1916_2009/

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 19:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mizzy did the "Green Acres" theme (sampled on "Licensed To Ill") too :(

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yes. RIP, another guy who I never knew existed until you died whose various works I have been enjoying since I was a lad.

oater to oxidation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

rip kazuhiko kato

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 02:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

He's great in the film Little Murders:

Lou Jacobi, a scene-stealing actor who made a film and stage career playing comic ethnic characters but was lauded for serious dramatic roles as well, has died in New York. He was 95.

Jacobi made his Broadway debut in 1955 in “The Diary of Anne Frank,” playing a less-than-noble occupant of the Amsterdam attic where the Franks were hiding, and reprised the role in the 1959 film version. Among his other films were “Irma La Douce,” “My Favorite Year,” “Arthur,” Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex” and Barry Levinson’s “Avalon.” He also appeared frequently on television on such shows as “Playhouse 90,” “The Man From UNCLE,” “That Girl,” “Love, American Style” and “The Dean Martin Show.”

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 October 2009 11:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

From Wikipedia:

He made a spoof record album for Capitol Records called Al Tijuana and his Jewish Brass

!

Looks like he is interviewed in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Talking-Piano-Player-Stuart-Oderman/dp/1593933207

oater to oxidation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

HERE we go!

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Monday, 26 October 2009 00:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Norman Painting, who held a world record for his near 60-year role in the BBC radio soap The Archers, dies at 85.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8331558.stm

Mark G, Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

given the response to the Irving Penn RIP thread, I thought I'd just post this here.

RIP Roy DeCarava

I had a chance to check out a retrospective book on him, and the man did great work. not much of a eulogist, so I'll leave it at that - also recommending that jazz fans seek out all the photographs he's made of famous jazz musicians.

囧 (dyao), Friday, 30 October 2009 08:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Robert H. Rines, inventor who claimed to have seen Loch Ness Monster, dies at 87

Zeno, Tuesday, 3 November 2009 04:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP famous UFO eyewitness Lonnie Zamora (I have a Stan Ridgway t-shirt with a picture of Zamora on it)

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Robert H. Rines, inventor who claimed to have seen Loch Ness Monster, dies at 87

― Zeno, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 4:27 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

RIP famous UFO eyewitness Lonnie Zamora

coincidence?

p-dog, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

zamora's sighting one of the best/most documented "unexplained" sightings from blue book

la'bloom generation (latebloomer), Thursday, 5 November 2009 00:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Roy DeCarava

Saw a cool retrospective of his work in St. Louis about a decade ago.

jaymc, Thursday, 5 November 2009 00:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Armin Gessert, CEO of Spellbound Entertainment and co-creator of Commodore 64 classic The Great Giana Sisters, passed away last Sunday after suffering a heart attack
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=26008

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 19:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

RIP Hannover and former Barca keeper Robert Enke, all very heartbreaking.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5A94JL20091110

problem chimp (Porkpie), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah. hard stuff.

banned of bros. (darraghmac), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 22:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I read that. I nearly cried. Losing your daughter, bacterial infection,... :-(
A cyclist, DeFauw, also killed himself recently.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 10:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.

http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/chuckles-bites-dust-writer-dies-9984

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 November 2009 08:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

Some friends in LA are saying Ken Ober (tv producer, host of Remote Control on MTV) has died. Nothing yet appearing on news searches though.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 November 2009 07:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ken Ober dead on wikipedia.

kate78, Monday, 16 November 2009 07:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

what's the source?

señor wig day (get bent), Monday, 16 November 2009 07:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

The first tweet about Ken Ober in the last 24 hours is here, but I don't know how this guy is connected. http://twitter.com/PaulGoebelShow/status/5758746554

Who knows.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 November 2009 07:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

From another comedian here: http://twitter.com/lindagambino/status/5758855872

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 November 2009 07:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

his facebook wall is filled with "rip ken" kinda messages

jØrdån (omar little), Monday, 16 November 2009 07:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

is there any actual information from a reputable news source?

señor wig day (get bent), Monday, 16 November 2009 07:49 (4 years ago) Permalink


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