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Don Williams has finally hung up his hat aged 78, he always came over as a genuinely nice guy and regardless to your opinion of Country music it was impossible not to like his work ( obvious exception being some of the Burt Reynolds movies! )

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'Tulsa Time' was top shelf and he had countless other jukebox favorites if one was so inclined to frequent honky tonks.

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Harry Dean Stanton 91

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:20 pm
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Harry Dean Stanton 91


A supremely talented Kentuckian (x-ref - IH thread re: a much prettier actor icon)

RIP Harry Dean

http://www.harrydeanstantonfest.org/

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I like him too. I didn't realize he was so old.


Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:35 pm
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Stuart Coupe, the veteran Australian music industry identity and fellow Ian Hunter/MTH fan, this week reposted the attached interesting and entertaining article he wrote about his experiences co-promoting Harry Dean Stanton's tour of Australia in 1990.

http://stuartcoupewriting.blogspot.com. ... ck-in.html


Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:53 am
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The veteran Australian music producer / engineer John French. From the 70s onwards French was involved in the production of many of the great albums by some of Australia's biggest music artists. RIP John :-(

http://www.noise11.com/news/r-i-p-austr ... h-20170919


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Songwriter and guitarist Mark Selby, who co-wrote such hits as the Dixie Chicks‘ “There’s Your Trouble” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black,” died Monday (Sept. 18) of cancer at the age of 56.

He also co-wrote Slow Ride, Deja Voodoo, Last Goodbye, and Somehow Somewhere Someway with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. His wife, Tia Sillers, co-wrote I Hope You Dance, a country hit.

He was a graduate of Fort Hays State in Hays, KS, where I also went to school. His band, The Sluggers, where a local favorite. I got to know him and his wife. Great people. Great talents. Taken way too young. He was a great blues guitarist and a charismatic performer. Lately he and his wife had been tireless champions of songwriters' rights.

The last time I talked to him after a show I told him I had an old demo cassette of The Sluggers that I wanted him to sign but I did not have it with me. After joking about the quality he agreed to sign it next time he was in the area for a show. That never happened. I will miss him. RIP

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Hugh Hefner
Is he really going to a better place?


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Monte Hall, game show host (Let's Make a Deal) and a favorite son of Winnipeg, Canada.


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Tom petty..........only 61 years old


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Tom petty..........only 61 years old


I saw 66, but it's way too young in any case. RIP.


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Tom petty..........only 61 years old


Very sad news :-( And all the more reason why I wish I had been in California for a few weeks last month. I would have been at the Ian Hunter shows the first weekend and at least one of the three Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Lucinda Williams shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles the following weekend. They would have been my first ever Tom Petty shows, and as it has turned out his last tragically. RIP Tom.


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Back in the 70's I went to see Be Bop Deluxe at Winterland in San Francisco and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the support (along with Yesterday and Today). Petty's debut album was new and American Girl was a big hit on FM radio. When Petty came on the crowd went wild and sang along to every tune. It was an amazing set. As soon as Petty had finished and the house lights went up, the majority of the crowd filed out of the arena. Nearly everyone was there to see Petty and band. There could not have been more than a few hundred fans left (out of 5,000) to see Be Bop Deluxe. Tom Petty was not going to be a support act for long.


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Nice tribute here:

http://musicalbox.bloginky.com/2017/10/03/tom-petty-1950-2107/

They will probably fix the current header that lists year of death as 2107!

I'm old enough to recall Petty being lumped in as a "new wave" act very early on, but he proved to be much more mainstream than that. Loved how he kept the Byrds jangle alive and stamped it with his own mark ... As reflected in the above blurb - depressing times for music fans.

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