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Celebrity publicist and sexual predator, Max Clifford, has died at the age of 74 following a heart attack in prison.

He was convicted in 2014 of eight counts of indecent assault. The judge in sentencing him commented that if the offences had taken place after the law had redefined where the line was between indecent assault and rape, several of the offences he was convicted of would have been charged as rape.

His victims, though he wasn't convicted on all charges, ranged in age from 12 to 19.

Those in the UK of an age know Clifford, he was the publicist who loved publicity. I always had the view that he was among those - people and things - that represented the very worst of Thatcher's Britain. For a time he was as powerful as any Fleet Street editor. His effect of the life of the country was always, in my opinion, corrosive.

Why do I mention him? Well, unfortunately, he began his career as the second person to join EMI's new press office in 1962. He was involved in early publicity for The Beatles. He claimed his role was significant from the beginning through to their first US tour. I think, always the publicity-hungry publicist, he exaggerated his role, and that The Beatles would have very quickly been the main concern of his boss, Syd Gillingham.

Rot in Hell, Max. blue-meanie

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I'm near speechless upon hearing about the death of the Smithereens' Pat DiNizio. I have been a huge fan for many years and got to meet him several times. He was a talented songwriter, but was also a genuinely nice guy and was great to fans. He even signed my CD copy of Blow Up as "Uncle Pat" when I was a kid. Thoughts to his family at this time. I'm honestly tearing up right now. Goodbye, Uncle Pat.

 

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I had not heard bout this @Necko. What horrible news. I too am a fan of The Smithereens, but not to the degree you are. This is another tough one.

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My cousin and myself will testify about how friendly and approachable indeed he was after a 1995 concert in Royal Oak, Michigan (or somewhere else outside Detroit.) This is indeed a tragedy.

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Kim Jong Hyun, a famous K-pop artist, died suddenly

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Jazz-pop singer Keely Smith died on 16 December at the age of 89.

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She was known mainly for her time with Louis Prima, whose band she joined in 1948, and who she married in 1953, and divorced in 1961. In between, they became the most successful Las Vegas lounge act of the 1950.

This lady had a unique position in the history of the Beatles that I'm betting few of you know. She was the first singer to record an album of Lennon-McCartney covers:

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When the album was released in around November 1964, there were some orchestral albums (George Martin and the Boston Pops come to mind), while their were cash-in records by quickly formed groups of session musicians making soundalikes, but they were British Invasion rather than sticking with solely Lennon-McCartney songs.

She was the first serious artist to look beyond the hysteria to the actual songwriting. And she wasn't playing games. The album cover and title mimics Ella Fitzgerald's series of Great American Songbook albums. She has jazz greats Benny Carter and Ernie Freeman arranging for her, and their bands backing her. This is some serious recognition of John and Paul's writing skills, and those who had recognised the hysteria, and paid tribute to it, especially within the jazz world, paid attention to her pointing at the talent behind the hysteria.

This album changed opinions on The Beatles in many circles.

RIP Dorothy Jacqueline Keely (9 March 1928-16 December 2017).

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I knew nothing about the Beatles figuring into the Keely Smith story! Fascinating. Thanks for that info, RN...

RIP Ms. Smith (who my aunt saw in a Las Vegas casino back in the 90s)

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Jim Burns, co-creator of MTV Unplugged, dies

Jim Burns, a member of the musical mastermind duo that co-created MTV’s long-running acoustic concert series, MTV Unplugged, has died at age 65. Burns, who created MTV Unplugged with Robert Small in 1989, passed away after being hit by a taxi cab in New York City. Burns had been walking his dog on Fifth Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side when he was struck by the cab two days before Christmas, according to Billboard. Burns died in the hospital shortly after the accident.

With Unplugged, Burns and Small created one of the most iconic music series’ in MTV’s history. In a departure from the network’s music video format, musicians performed stripped down sets with no electric instruments in front of a small audience. The first MTV Unplugged performance came in November 1989 with Squeeze, Syd Straw, and The Cars’ Elliot Easton. By the early 1990s, some of the biggest names in music had performed intimate sets in the MTV studio, including Eric Clapton, and, perhaps most famously, Nirvana, complete with accompanying album releases.

Clapton’s Unplugged album won six Grammy Awards, three of them for his MTV performance of “Tears In Heaven,” a tribute to his late son, Connor. Nirvana also won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance with their 1994 Unplugged release, MTV Unplugged In New York, which was recorded just five months before Kurt Cobain’ death. The Seattle grunge band broke Unplugged tradition by performing a setlist composed of lesser-known material and covers of songs by David Bowie, The Vaselines, and The Meat Puppets.

MTV Unplugged originally ran for ten years on MTV, from 1989 to 1999, with performers that included Alice in Chains, Lauryn Hill, Shakira, and even a reunion of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Unplugged was revived in various incarnations in the 2000s, most recently with a performance by singer Shawn Mendes last September.

 

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Tony Calder, promoter, publicist, co-owner of Immediate Records with Andrew Loog Oldham, has died at the Westminster and Chelsea Hospital, at the age of 74, of complications from pneumonia.

In 1962, Calder was working for Decca during the day, and was a club-DJ by night, when he was approached by Brian to help promote Love Me Do.

It was not getting radio play, and after the first week they were in panic. And that's when I thought, "This fills all the Mecca [Leisure Group] dance halls that I play at. Let's do that 'round the country." We mailed it on the Monday. By Wednesday, they were all playing it.

The record was struggling and it picked up, and that's how we got it away.

He, in fact, sent it not only to the top 50 Mecca Ballrooms, but also the top 50 Top Rank Ballrooms (Mecca's competitor).

In 1963, he and Oldham joined forces, making Calder part of the early Rolling Stones management, he was also promoting the Beach Boys on behalf of their publisher.

In 1965, he and Oldham formed Immediate Records, the first independent label of note, with a roster including The Small Faces, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Amen Corner, Chris Farlowe, PP Arnold, The Nice...

After leaving Immediate in 1969 he went on to sign the Bay City Rollers, before giving up his interest.

Then he signed Black Sabbath and Marianne Faithfull when he was CEO of NEMS Records (no relation) in 1975.

After that he went on to manage Eddy Grant...

One of the great backstage figures.

RIP, Tony Calder (27 June 1942-2 January 2018).

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RIP my cat Macro. He was 5 years old but a tummy bug and really bad heat here worn him down and he died in my arms. He was too sweet and good to die, but I'm glad to have spent some time with him and I ache that it wasn't longer. It's already empty in here without you.

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ewe2 said
RIP my cat Macro. He was 5 years old but a tummy bug and really bad heat here worn him down and he died in my arms. He was too sweet and good to die, but I'm glad to have spent some time with him and I ache that it wasn't longer. It's already empty in here without you.

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sir walter raleigh said

That is brutal. 

  

I don't know if "brutal" is the right word (truth be known, there are no words)...  As tough as the experience for ewe2 was, Macro wasn't alone during the difficult transition from life to death...  He died in the arms of a loved one in a loving embrace...  Probably nowhere else that he would've rather been than in ewe2's arms at that moment...  Very Sorry for your loss ewe2...:-)

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ewe2 said
RIP my cat Macro. He was 5 years old but a tummy bug and really bad heat here worn him down and he died in my arms. He was too sweet and good to die, but I'm glad to have spent some time with him and I ache that it wasn't longer. It's already empty in here without you.

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My heart breaks for you, @ewe2. Know that you are not alone and that Macro will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. Again, my condolences.

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Oh, @ewe2, I'm so sorry to hear that. heart

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PauliesGirl said

My heart breaks for you, @ewe2. Know that you are not alone and that Macro will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. Again, my condolences.  

Thanks, curiously you're the second person to mention the rainbow bridge in this context today. I don't know about stuff, but I did burn some incense to my buddhas and wished for Macro's escape from the wheel. If there is such a thing, he surely deserves it.

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My heart heart hurts for you, @ewe2. Thank you for giving Macro all the best you could while he pattered and purred around during his much-to-short life.

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RIP Macro

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John Young, legendary moonwalker and shuttle commander, dead at 87

Legendary astronaut John Young -- who twice ventured into space in pioneering two-man Gemini capsules, orbited the moon and then walked on its cratered surface before commanding two space shuttle missions, including the program's maiden flight -- has died, ending one of the most storied careers in space history. NASA said he died Friday night following complications from pneumonia. He was 87.

"Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer," NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a statement Saturday. "Astronaut John Young's storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight; we will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier."

"John was one of that group of early space pioneers whose bravery and commitment sparked our nation's first great achievements in space," Lightfoot said. "But, not content with that, his hands-on contributions continued long after the last of his six spaceflights -- a world record at the time of his retirement from the cockpit."

Astronaut Terry Virts tweeted: "Rest In peace John Young. You were one of my heroes as an astronaut and explorer and your passion for space will be missed."

"Saddened for the loss of former astronaut colleague John Young - the astronauts' astronaut, a true legend," Scott Kelly tweeted.

A veteran Navy test pilot and Georgia Tech graduate who brought an engineer's keen eye to three generations of spacecraft and NASA management, Young was the first man to fly in space six times and the only astronaut to fly aboard Gemini and Apollo capsules and the space shuttle. He served as chief of NASA's astronaut corps from 1974 to 1987, overseeing 25 shuttle flights during the program's formative years.

Across a 42-year career at NASA, Young was a relentless advocate for flight safety, firing off countless memos that occasionally made him a thorn in the side of NASA management, especially in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster. Throughout it all, he brought a dry wit and ready smile that belied a near photographic memory and encyclopedic knowledge of complex space systems.

He also brought a legendary cool nerve to an inherently dangerous job that amazed his compatriots.

"I found out from the flight surgeon later on that my heartbeat was 144 at liftoff," Charlie Duke, one of Young's crewmates on the Apollo 16 moon landing mission, said of his reaction to launch atop a Saturn 5 rocket. "John's (heartbeat) was 70."

"I was either calmer than I thought I was or, as I later noted in the space shuttle, I was too old for it to go any faster," he quipped in his memoir "Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space."

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A naval aviator and test pilot, Young logged more than 15,275 hours flying time in a variety of aircraft, including 9,200 hours in T-38 jets. He spent 835 hours in space across his six NASA flights, serving as co-pilot of the first Gemini mission in 1965, commander of a second Gemini flight in 1966, lunar module pilot for Apollo 10 in 1969, commander of Apollo 16 in 1972 and commander of the first shuttle flight in 1981.

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ewe2 said
RIP my cat Macro. He was 5 years old but a tummy bug and really bad heat here worn him down and he died in my arms. He was too sweet and good to die, but I'm glad to have spent some time with him and I ache that it wasn't longer. It's already empty in here without you.

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I'm so sorry for your loss, ewe2, Macro looks like he was a beautiful kitty.heart

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