Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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Watergate Club in hell nearly complete

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:01 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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

ah hell. RIP Duck Dunn.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 13 May 2012 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

didn't see the talk here before i started a thread. well, he deserves his own.

arby's, Sunday, 13 May 2012 13:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/chuck-brown-dies-the-godfather-of-go-go-was-75/2012/05/16/gIQAJAfPUU_story_1.html

RIP Godfather of Go-go Chuck Brown. Will treasure your gogo and your jazz sounds and your warm presentation

curmudgeon, Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hailed as the President of DC in today's Washington Post

curmudgeon, Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

wouldn't argue with that at all.

Sisig Steve (stevie), Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Donna Summer

on the road to the twilight zone (doo dah), Thursday, 17 May 2012 16:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

:(

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Thursday, 17 May 2012 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink


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