2019 In Memoriam Thread

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Great idea, Bill, need to get a mod to pin this in the Sticky Threads or it will get lost.
 
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Gone but not forgotten......:(

Daryl Dragon had a couple brothers (Dennis and Doug) - and together as a group they called "The Dragons", collaborated on a soundtrack to a popular 70's Hal Jepsen surf move called "A Sea For Yourself". I have the LP and the movie on DVD.

Those were some trippy cool times......hard to forget.....

 

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Frank Robinson, and MVP in both leagues and the first black manager, dies at 83.


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Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77.
His death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson, who did not say where or how he died. Mr. Tork was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer affecting his tongue, in 2009.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/ar-BBTUevx?OCID=ansmsnnews11
 

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Nathaniel Taylor, the actor who played Rollo Lawson on the 1970s sitcom "Sanford and Son," died Feb. 27 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.
As part of the recurring cast on "Sanford and Son," Taylor appeared in 32 episodes from 1972 through 1977. Taylor's character, Rollo Lawson, was Lamont Sanford's best friend and often a target of Fred Sanford's ire, who believed Rollo was a criminal since he had spent time in jail. Taylor went on to have a role as part of the main cast in season one of the short-lived "Sanford and Son" spinoff "Sanford," which aired from March 1980 to June 1981.
 

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Prodigy lead singer dead at 49.

Keith Flint, lead singer of dance-electronic band The Prodigy, has been found dead at his home near London. He was 49.

Flint was the stage persona of the band, whose hits “Firestarter” and “Breathe” fused techno, breakbeat and acid house music. The band sold 30 million records, taking rave music from an insular community of party-goers and bringing it to an international audience.
http://www.tampabay.com/Obituaries/the-prodigy-singer-keith-flint-dies-at-49-20190304/

 

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Last real life Great Escape prisoner dies aged 99


Former squadron leader Dick Churchill was one of 76 airmen whose escape from the Stalag Luft III camp in Nazi Germany in 1944 was immortalised in the Hollywood film starring Steve McQueen.

Mr Churchill, who lived in Crediton, Devon, died on Wednesday, aged 99.

Chief of the Air Staff Sir Stephen Hillier said: "He was from a selfless generation who offered bravery and sacrifice to secure our freedom."

"On behalf of the RAF as a whole I would like to offer my condolences to the friends and family of Flt Lt Richard 'Dick' Churchill, one of the RAF personnel involved in the Great Escape.

"He will be sorely missed. Per Ardua [the RAF motto]."
99 years is a darn good run....Godspeed Flight Lt. Churchill......



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The Great Escape


  • Stalag Luft III opened in spring 1942, and held air forces personnel only
  • At maximum it held 10,000 prisoners of war, covered 59 acres, with five miles (8km) of perimeter fencing
  • Some 600 prisoners helped dig three tunnels, which were referred to as Tom, Dick and Harry
  • The "Great Escape" happened on the night of 24 to 25 March, 1944
  • Seventy-six men attempted a getaway through tunnel Harry, which was 102m (336ft) long and 8.5m deep
  • Seventy-three of them - including Mr Churchill - were recaptured by the Germans within three days. Two-thirds of them were executed on Hitler's orders
  • The camp was liberated by Soviet forces in January 1945
 

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