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Rest in peace Harry Dean Stanton

16/09/2017 Leave a comment

I am pretty sad to hear about Harry Dean Stanton’s passing at the age of 91. I first came across him in Repo Man and I saw that he had acted in many shows in his acting career. He acted in Combat!, Fire Down Below, Pretty In Pink, just to name a few. The man even had his own band! Debbie Harry even saw it fit to name a song after him. Rest in peace Mr Stanton

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Frank Vincent dead at 80 years old

14/09/2017 Leave a comment

I still remember being introduced to Frank Vincent as an actor who played the character Billy Batts in Goodfellas. I remember him telling Joe Pesci (who played Tommy) to go home and get his shinebox. He also had a memorable performance in Raging Bull in 1980. Rest in peace Frank. From what I read about your private life, people are sad to lose a lovely guy. Now go home and get your shinebox!

Rest in peace Richard Anderson

31/08/2017 Leave a comment

When I was a child growing up, I used to watch The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. The Six Million Dollar Man was Colonel Steve Austin and The Bionic Woman was Jaime Summers. Their boss was Oscar Goldman, played by Richard Anderson. I just found out today that Richard Anderson had passed away at the age of 91. Mr  Anderson died from natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California. I always have loved his deep, commanding voice, especially when he narrates the opening of The Six Million Dollar Man below. Rest in peace Mr Anderson. You will be missed.

Rest in peace Glen Campbell

09/08/2017 Leave a comment

My late dad had an LP of Glen Campbell…and I must say that I grew up listening to his music. One of my favourites then was Wichita Lineman. I also remember my sister trying to copy his guitar antics, like playing his guitar behind his head. About 4 years ago, when I visited my aunt in Australia, I came upon a Glen Campbell CD in her collection. I made a copy of that CD for my own personal use and I found in that CD, a cover of that lovely song Reason To Believe, that has been covered by a few people, the most noted being Rod Stewart. Rest in peace Glen Campbell. So many memories, so many lovely songs. The world will miss you.

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Martin Landau has passed away

18/07/2017 Leave a comment

When I was a little kid, there used to be this awesome sci-fi programme named Space: 1999, about a nase on the Moon named Moonbase Alpha, and the adventures facing the crew there. Martin Landau played Commander John Koenig. He acted in other films like Mission: Impossible but it was Space: 1999 that really got me. I mean, to a young kid growing up…sci-fi captured the imagination. The zany suits they wore. I used to dream about getting the suit that Commander Koenig wore. Sad to say, he has left this world at 89 years old. Rest in peace Martin. You will be missed…especially by those that grew up on that TV programme.

Rest in peace Roger Moore

23/05/2017 Leave a comment

I had the shock of my life when I found out just now that Sir Roger Moore had died. There were many who played James Bond but there were few who were loved so much like he was for his witty and funny demenour, making them feel relaxed on set. Rest in peace Sir Roger. Thanks for being quintessential Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me

Chuck Berry dead at 90

19/03/2017 Leave a comment

I got quite a shock this morning when I woke up to this news about Chuck Berry’s passing at the age of 90. I still remember him doing his “duck-walk” to the strains of his famous number Johnny B. Goode. In any case, according to news reports, he was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said. And can you believe it? He had a seven-decade career which boasted a string of hits. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Rest in peace Chuck. You had a good run. Its party time with the others in heaven who went before you.