Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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Many apologies for the incorrect news about Dick Cheney. Of course it is Dick CLARK who just died. Sorry for dropping the ball on that.

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, but also ;_; @ not true

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure that, on balance, Clark contributed a lot to the history of pop. The one thing I always held against him was the way he emerged from the payola scandal of the early '60s untouched, while Alan Freed took the fall.

clemenza, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

millions of lazy sitcom writers mourn the passing of their laziest go to old person joke

Badu and a sax run hand-in-hand (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

betty white died?

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dick Clark just HAD to die in 2012. Fuck, maybe the Mayans were right!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chuck Colson, Nixon-admin detritus. Good fucking riddance.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Watergate Club in hell nearly complete

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't have a link yet, but the Gram Parsons page on FB is reporting that Chris Etheridge has died.

Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't find an obit yet but amos vogel reportedly passed away this morning. 'film as a subversive art' was key to my film-fan development (i own 2 copies)

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

more on Vogel... I don't think I've ever seen or heard much about that book. :(

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/amos-vogel-1921-2012

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

it should be in print now (i managed to get a copy off the street from one of the back-of-the-truck booksellers in front of NYU when it wasn't)

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

This guy was probably going to win Olympic gold this year. :(

http://espn.go.com/olympics/swimming/story/_/id/7876459/swimming-world-champ-alexander-dale-oen-norway-dies-arizona-26

Roz, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Skip" Pitts, guitarist on the Isleys' "It's Your Thing" and Hayes' "Theme from Shaft".

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/may/01/stax-music-great-charles-skip-pitts-dies/

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Don't know if this was noted elsewhere, but Greg Ham, sax/flute player for Men At Work, died a few days ago.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/greg-ham-dies-found-dead-men-at-work-flute-player-314266

nickn, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Skip" Pitts? Oh no. RIP

Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh, as usual I didn't find the other thread: nfl offseason transactions, fired coaches, general nonsense 2012

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

whoa fuck!

how's life, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 23:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Adam Yauch...

caro's johnson (Eazy), Friday, 4 May 2012 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

George Lindsey aka Goober Pyle

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 May 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

funnier than Gomer IMO

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Absolutely.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

RIP Meow

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Alligator Records says Arkansas bluesman Michael "Iron Man" Burks has died after collapsing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He was 54.

The record label says Burks collapsed Sunday after returning from a European tour. He was pronounced dead at an Atlanta hospital. A spokesman for the record label says Burks died of a heart attack.

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maurice Sendak ;_;

on the road to the twilight zone (doo dah), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Damn. RIP, Maurice.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 12:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh no

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

if you don't look good (or if you do), he don't look good

http://thelook.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/09/11621751-famed-hairstylist-vidal-sassoon-dead-at-age-84?lite

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

"You didn't pay them for that, did you?"

clemenza, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

actress Joyce Redman, best remembered for her Tom Jones eating sceme with Albert Finney.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18013687

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mort Lindsey, bandleader of Judy at Carnegie Hall and The Merv Griffin Show:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/arts/music/mort-lindsey-musical-director-dies-at-89.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thought he'd already died. Hm.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, he's dead now.

♆ (gr8080), Saturday, 12 May 2012 01:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Perhaps more to the point, I finally get onto the Dead Pool scoreboard.

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 12 May 2012 01:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Filipino comics artist Tony DeZuniga -- http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/05/10/tony-dezuniga-r-i-p/

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Donald "Duck" Dunn, Stax legend, bass player for Booker T & The MGs

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 13 May 2012 06:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh holy shit noooooo

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Sunday, 13 May 2012 06:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

:((((((
tried in vain to find the scene from blues bros where he says "[incomprehensible garble] to go piss on some gasoline" or something

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Sunday, 13 May 2012 08:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

how's life, Sunday, 13 May 2012 08:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

you are a star

It was you. Miming to Tenacious D. (stevie), Sunday, 13 May 2012 09:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

"We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline."

get wolves (get bent), Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

An amazing bass player and a fantastic guy. If you only know the Blues Brothers, go here: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/32187

Three Word Username, Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

:(

The Unbassful Serpent (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 May 2012 12:48 (1 year ago) Permalink


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