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    Jimmy Johnson, Muscle Shoals Session Guitarist for Aretha Franklin and More, Dead at 76
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    Ann Nelson, Expert on Particle Physics, Is Dead at 61

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    Former European Ryder Cup player Brian Barnes, who famously beat Jack Nicklaus twice in a single day, died Monday at age 74.

    Barnes won 20 times as a professional, with nine European Tour victories between 1972-81. He represented Europe at six straight Ryder Cups from 1969-79, including the 1975 matches at Laurel Valley when he went head to head with Nicklaus in the morning singles' session. Nicklaus was the reigning Masters and PGA champion, but the Scot won, 4 and 2, then beat Nicklaus again in the afternoon after the Golden Bear asked for a rematch.

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    T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire oil tycoon whose money helped put Oklahoma State football on the map, died Wednesday. He was 91.

    Pickens had been battling a series of strokes and head injuries as a result of a fall he took in 2017, according to his spokesman, Jay Rosser.

    Pickens' penchant for philanthropy and love for Oklahoma State football dovetailed in 2006 when he donated $165 million to the athletic program, the largest single gift in NCAA history.


    From his NYT Obituary:

    T. Boone Pickens Jr., the swashbuckling Texas oil-and-gas entrepreneur whose storied life cast him in the disparate roles of corporate raider, defender of shareholder rights, unlikely environmentalist, no-holds-barred polemicist for political conservatism, and controversial philanthropist, died on Wednesday at his home in Dallas. He was 91.

    Jay Rosser, his spokesman and longtime chief of staff, confirmed the death.

    Mr. Pickens made big oil companies quake in the 1980s by threatening to take them over until they bought back his shares at elevated prices. Business foes denounced him as a “greenmailer” whose only interest was to make a quick profit on his stock purchases.

    But Mr. Pickens insisted that his real motives were to shake up staid boardrooms and enrich ordinary shareholders — “the neglected minority,” as he called them.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/b...kens-dead.html

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    Rocker Eddie Money. age 70.

    https://variety.com/2019/music/news/...TPwiEIFh-twqBo

    Known also for his comedic manner, both in his music videos and in interviews, he told Rolling Stone last year that, despite his string of hit songs, he “missed the boat when it [came] to the big money.” In his typically self-deprecating manner, Money capped the conversation with this view: “The kids aren’t in jail, they’re not in rehab, nobody’s wrecked the car this week and there’s still milk in the refrigerator. I’m having a good month.”
    ( His debut album was a key part of my summer of 1978 soundtrack, when life took me to Fort Lewis and ROTC Advance Camp. . .I played that album on a portable 8 track player whenever I could )

    From Rolling Stone's David Browne:

    But riding over all of it was that husky, immediately recognizable voice. Money threw himself into songs the way he threw himself into stage shows: with a sloppy passion. Rock lyrics don’t get any more generic than those in the frisky “Think I’m in Love” or his first hit “Baby Hold On” — “the future is ours to see/when you hold on to me” — but Money sang them, and other songs, as if he believed fully in every single word and that his life depended on conveying them with as much intensity as he could.

    This was also the era of the pillow-soft sound now called Yacht Rock, a fairly loathsome term dripping with ironic appreciation for the likes of Christopher Cross and Rupert Holmes. But again, Money was never quite right for that moment, either. Hardly a suave crooner, he stood in for every person who was all sputtery emotions, bereft of the polished or articulate gene.
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...iation-884179/

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    Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, dead at 75.

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    Sad when I heard about his death. But do have to say, blew my mind that he was 75 years old. Would have expected him to be mid 60s
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    Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.

    Roberts won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her decades-long career. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress in 2008.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/legendary-..._null_hero_hed.

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    Another journalist; Sander Vanocur:


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    Barron Hilton, the hotelier and philanthropist who chaired the Hilton hotel chain, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of natural causes at the age of 91, it was announced Friday.

    Hilton took over Hilton Hotels Corporation as president and CEO in 1966 after succeeding his father, Conrad Hilton, who founded the hotel empire. Barron Hilton was also a founding owner of the now-Los Angeles Chargers NFL football team.

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    This thread is a little bit hot for my taste. Let's hold on a bit, shall we folks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    Rest in peace. So many great songs!
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    Jessye Norman, the majestic American soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at the Metropolitan Opera and houses around the world, died on Monday in New York. She was 74.

    The cause was septic shock and multiple organ failure following complications of a spinal cord injury she suffered in 2015, according to a statement by her family.

    Ms. Norman, who found acclaim as well as a recitalist and on the concert stage, was one of the most decorated of American singers. She won five Grammy Awards, four for her recordings and one for lifetime achievement. She received the prestigious Kennedy Center Award in 1997 and the National Medal of Arts in 2009.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/o...rman-dead.html

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    Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwell, Age 88.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/spor...88/3844056002/

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    Kim Shattuck, multifaceted LA punk, dead at 56.
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    Diahann Carroll, Age 84.

    Carroll thus became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series. (Several actresses portrayed a maid on ABC's Beulah in the early 1950s.)

    Her character Baker, whose husband had died in Vietnam, worked for a doctor (Lloyd Nolan) at an aerospace company; she was educated and outspoken, and she dated men (including characters played by Fred Williamson, Paul Winfield and Don Marshall) who were successful, too.

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    Ginger Baker, best known for his role as drummer for the band "Cream," age 80

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    Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also — unusual for an academic — on best-seller lists, died on Monday at a hospital in New Haven. He was 89.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/b...id=tw-nytobits

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    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the distinguished Gentleman from Maryland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Centre Mad Man View Post
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the distinguished Gentleman from Maryland.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50082551

    Whoa. Saw him walking out of a meeting 2 days ago. RIP Mr. Cummings.
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97.

    Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday. Further details weren't immediately available from Beckoff or Macy's wife, Samantha Harper Macy.

    The stint as Walter Findlay on the CBS sitcom that aired from 1972-78 was Macy's highest-profile in a long stage, film and TV career. He made dozens of guest appearances in series including "Seinfeld," ''How I Met Your Mother" and "ER."

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