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Trey Strain 01-18-2021 02:36 AM

Harrison didn't like the experience and never worked with Spector again.

John Lennon worked with Spector until they had a falling out. Spector absconded with the tapes of several songs he recorded with Lennon, and they weren't released until after Lennon's death, as Side 1 of the Menlove Avenue album.

Space Cop 01-18-2021 04:02 AM

^That sounds familiar. Was Lennon the first one to suggest Specter for Let It Be? I know he was already a famous producer.

Trey Strain 01-18-2021 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 973138)
^That sounds familiar. Was Lennon the first one to suggest Specter for Let It Be? I know he was already a famous producer.

Spector produced Lennon's single Instant Karma. Lennon and Harrison then asked Spector to produce the Let It Be album. McCartney was angry with his bandmates by then and refused to have anything more to do with them. Lennnon praised Spector highly for the work he did on Let It Be.

Spector had his first big hit, He's a Rebel by the Crystals, in 1962. Be My Baby by the Ronettes was released in 1963 and You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by the Righteous Brothers in 1965.

Trey Strain 01-18-2021 04:38 PM

Spector routinely carried a gun around and threatened people with it, but apparently Lana Clarkson was the only person he ever shot.

Trey Strain 01-18-2021 06:32 PM

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RIP!!!

https://www.cbr.com/steve-lightle-le...tist-obituary/

Steve Lightle, known for his iconic runs as an artist on DC's Legion of Super-Heroes and Doom Patrol, has passed away at the age of 61 due to cardiac arrest.

Matthew Lightle, Steve Lightle's son, made the announcement on his father's Facebook account. "This is Matthew Lightle, Steve lightle's son. This morning my father passed away from Cardiac Arrest," Matthew Lightle said. "I wished to thank you all for your friendship to my father, and also to ask that if you are a patreon follower, please cancel your account as we are just beginning to take care of his affairs."

Lightle died of Covid-19.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituar...ad-no-n1254399

Mister.Weirdo 01-19-2021 03:46 PM

https://deadline.com/2021/01/jean-pi...69-1234676034/

Jean-Pierre Bacri, the French actor and screenwriter known for his collaborations with Agnčs Jaoui, has died at the age of 69. He died after a battle with cancer according to multiple French reports which cited his agent Anne Alvares-Correa.

Bacri broke out on the stage and screen in the 1980s, including appearing in Luc Besson’s 1985 thriller Subway alongside Isabelle Adjani and Christopher Lambert. It was in that decade that he also first met Jaoui, and the pair would go on to have a vibrant creative partnership that spanned films including the multi-Cesar Award-winning Smoking / No Smoking, Family Resemblances and The Taste Of Others, with the latter also nominated for the foreign language film Oscar in 2001.

Mister.Weirdo 01-19-2021 03:50 PM

https://deadline.com/2021/01/deezer-...55-1234667173/

Deezer D, whose performance as the dependable, good-humored nurse Malik McGrath on NBC’s longrunning hit ER, died Thursday of a suspected heart attack in his Los Angeles home. He was 55.

The actor, who birth name was Dearon Thompson, had undergone multiple heart surgeries over the past decade. His brother Marshawn announced the death to TMZ

Mister.Weirdo 01-19-2021 03:50 PM

https://deadline.com/2021/01/marjo-b...ld-1234664809/

Marjo Bernay, the trailblazing labor leader and feminist activist who once led three Los Angeles-based IATSE locals and served on the board of another, died Sunday of heart disease. She was 79.

During her more than 40 years in the labor movement, she was the business agent of Illustrators & Matte Artists Local 790, and Set Designers & Model Makers Local 847 from 1979 until they merged with the Art Directors Guild in 2008. She also had been the business agent of Story Analysts Local 854 until it merged with the Editors Guild in 2000. Until her retirement in 2013, she served as the Art Directors Guild’s manager of awards and events, as a trustee of its Set Designers Council and as a member of the board of directors. She retired from the guild in 2013.

Mister.Weirdo 01-19-2021 03:50 PM

https://deadline.com/2021/01/ron-dom...ry-1234664001/

Ron Dominguez, a Disney Legend and former Executive Vice President of Attractions, died January 1, 2021 at 85. No cause of death was revealed in a Facebook post by the Disneyland Alumni.

Known as “Mr. Disneyland,” Dominguez was a prime mover in creating the Disney California Adventure theme park. He retired from The Walt Disney Company in 1994 after 39 years.

Born August 10, 1935, Dominguez grew up on the property that would become Disneyland, and his family home was moved to the park to serve as administrative offices. He became a ticket taker in the initial hires for the theme park.

Mister.Weirdo 01-19-2021 11:56 PM

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending/...CLTDMX2KSLCYQ/

Harry Brant, the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and businessman Peter Brant, died Sunday, his family said. He was 24.

Brant died from an accidental overdose, his family said in a statement to The New York Times.

Mister.Weirdo 01-20-2021 02:44 AM

https://www.truebluela.com/2021/1/19...sutton-dodgers

Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher and holder of several Dodgers franchise records, died in his sleep on Monday night. He was 75.

Sutton’s son Daron announced the news on Twitter.

Mister.Weirdo 01-21-2021 05:24 PM

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...68/ar-BB1cXRjd

Randy Parton, musician and brother of Dolly Parton has died aged 68.

Dolly announced that the singer-songwriter had died following a battle with cancer.

"The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time," she said in a post shared to Facebook.

Mister.Weirdo 01-22-2021 06:25 PM

https://news.yahoo.com/hank-aaron-ha...160557360.html

Hank Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players ever and its former home run king, died on Friday. He was 86.

Aaron is among the most celebrated players in the sport and is most notable for breaking Babe Ruth’s all time home run record in 1974, eventually finishing with 755 career home runs. He did so despite facing intense racism in the deep south, even receiving death threats during his pursuit of the record.

Trey Strain 01-22-2021 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister.Weirdo (Post 973221)
https://news.yahoo.com/hank-aaron-ha...160557360.html

Hank Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players ever and its former home run king, died on Friday. He was 86.

Aaron is among the most celebrated players in the sport and is most notable for breaking Babe Ruth’s all time home run record in 1974, eventually finishing with 755 career home runs. He did so despite facing intense racism in the deep south, even receiving death threats during his pursuit of the record.

And he hit those home runs without steroids, unlike Barry Bonds.

Mister.Weirdo 01-23-2021 01:19 AM

https://www.aol.com/broadway-dance-l...165056379.html

Bob Avian, the Tony-winning dance legend who co-choreographed “A Chorus Line” and was a lead producer on “Dreamgirls,” is dead at 83.

Avian died Thursday at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after suffering cardiac arrest, spokesman Matt Polk said.

His death was not related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mister.Weirdo 01-23-2021 04:12 PM

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/la...rnd/index.html

Legendary talk show Larry King has died from Covid.

Damn, that's a big one. RIP Mr. King.

Mister.Weirdo 01-25-2021 05:52 AM

http://Www.nbcnews.com/news/obituari...ge-83-n1255437

Actor Gregory Sierra of Barney Miller and Sanford and Son dies at age 83.

Mister.Weirdo 01-26-2021 05:25 PM

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...cer-dies-at-95

Italian film producer legend Alberto Grimaldi, whose credits include The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Gangs of New York, has died. He was 95.

His death from natural causes on Saturday in Miami was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by one of his sons, Maurizio Grimaldi. "We loved him, he was a big presence, and he leaves behind a remarkable film legacy," his son said in a statement.

Mister.Weirdo 01-27-2021 02:43 AM

https://nypost.com/2021/01/26/longti...ies-at-age-48/

Longtime NBA reporter Sekou Smith died Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

He was 48 years old.

Smith died after a battle with COVID-19, according to TMZ Sports.

“The NBA mourns the passing of Sekou Smith, a beloved member of the NBA family,” the league said in a statement. “Sekou was one of the most affable and dedicated reporters in the NBA and a terrific friend to so many across the league.”

Mister.Weirdo 01-27-2021 10:57 PM

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/clo...ad-1234893925/

Oscar winner and multiple Emmy winner Cloris Leachman, best remembered as the delightfully neurotic Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and her own subsequent sitcom, died of natural causes on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 94.

“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time,” her longtime manager Juliet Green said. “There was no one like Cloris. With a single look she had the ability to break your heart or make you laugh ’till the tears ran down your face. You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic.”

The daffy, self-absorbed Phyllis, a character she claimed was close to her own persona, brought the actress two Emmys as a featured actress in a series during the mid-’70s and made Leachman a household name.

Damn, what a great career she's had. RIP Ms. Leachman!

Mister.Weirdo 01-27-2021 11:25 PM

https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/17/...urnalist-dies/

Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist who spun words into gold, dies at 64. Trying to write a lede about the loss of Sharon Begley feels a little like being asked to sing a song at Aretha Franklin’s grave. Sharon would have hated that sentence. She didn’t settle for similes that needed qualifying. She got things exactly right. No matter what she was writing about — genome editing or Alzheimer’s, dinosaurs or the death of Lady Di — she was a master, drawing you in and keeping you riveted. Her journalism was as rigorous as any peer-reviewed journal (and sometimes more so), but also vivid, funny, and fast-paced. Yet she had none of the ego you might expect in someone so brilliant. She was a virtuoso who didn’t act like one. She didn’t want to be fussed over.

Fussed over she was, though. Over the course of her 43-year-career, at Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and STAT, from the glory days of print magazines to the Twitter-crazed news cycles of 2020, she won more awards and accolades than could fit in an obituary. The accomplishments she was prouder of were making complex ideas accessible to anyone — and beautiful — through her articles and books, and in doing so, training and inspiring generations of science journalists. She taught by example, showing that you could be tough-minded while being kind, that you could be literary without any big-personality bull.

Trey Strain 01-28-2021 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Mister.Weirdo (Post 973288)
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/clo...ad-1234893925/

Oscar winner and multiple Emmy winner Cloris Leachman, best remembered as the delightfully neurotic Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and her own subsequent sitcom, died of natural causes on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 94.

“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time,” her longtime manager Juliet Green said. “There was no one like Cloris. With a single look she had the ability to break your heart or make you laugh ’till the tears ran down your face. You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic.”

The daffy, self-absorbed Phyllis, a character she claimed was close to her own persona, brought the actress two Emmys as a featured actress in a series during the mid-’70s and made Leachman a household name.

Damn, what a great career she's had. RIP Ms. Leachman!

She goes way, way back. She's in the opening scenes of the great film noir Kiss Me Deadly, from 1955. And she played Ruth Martin on Lassie for a half-season in 1957 before June Lockhart took over the role. BTW, June is still kicking.

Mister.Weirdo 01-29-2021 12:28 AM

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cic...es-1234895188/

Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.

“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on top of the tree.”

Throughout her career Tyson refused to play drug addicts, prostitutes or maids, roles she thought demeaning to Black women. But when a good part came along she grabbed hold of it with tenacity.

Mister.Weirdo 01-30-2021 12:24 AM

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...chaney-dies-89

Hall of Fame basketball coach John Chaney, a zone defense innovator who led Temple to 17 NCAA tournament appearances, has died at the age of 89.

The university said he died after a short, unspecified illness.

Chaney spent 24 seasons at Temple, beginning in 1982-83 -- the only season his Owls failed to reach the NCAA tournament or NIT. He went to the Elite Eight on five occasions, and Temple was ranked No. 1 for a stretch during the 1987-88 season, when the Owls finished 32-2 and went 18-0 in Atlantic 10 play.

Mister.Weirdo 01-30-2021 01:49 PM

https://pitchfork.com/news/sophie-has-died/

SOPHIE, the influential British producer who molded electronic music into bracingly original avant-garde pop, died in an accidental fall Saturday morning (January 30), a representative confirms. SOPHIE, who was 34, died at roughly 4 a.m. in Athens, Greece, where the artist had been living. In a statement, the labels Transgressive and Future Classic wrote: “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell. She will always be here with us.”


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