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Rest in peace, Jimmy. Though most famous for being the drummer on “Kind of Blue”, you’re not a one-album legend, and have proven yourself again in other fantastic jazz albums such as Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and Davis’s “Sketches of Spain”. Drum away on the other side.

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RIP Detective Garda Colm Harkan, pulled a man over last night at midnight. For whatever reason and somehow the man got a hold of his gun and shot him dead, emptying his 15-round pistol. 

 

He is the 89th garda to have been killed in the line of duty since the foundation of An Garda Síochána in 1922. 

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 

Also, RIP to Jean Kennedy Smith one of the key players in the peace talks in Northern Ireland. Her death marks the end of Camelot.

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RIP Vera Lynn.

We’ll Meet Again is a great song.

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Necko said
RIP Vera Lynn.

We’ll Meet Again is a great song.

Does anybody else remember Vera Lynn?

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RIP Vera Lynn. Her wonderful songs kept a nation fighting in its darkest hour.

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through, just like you always do
Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away

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¡No pasarán!

 

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My go to version is The Byrds’ later cover, but of course I greatly acknowledge the impact and hope her recording put into the British war effort of the time. Sounds like she lived life to its fullest, but too bad you never hear about other songs she did though. R.I.P. Veraapple01heart

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R.I.P. Carl Reiner, one of the all-time greats of comedy. He lived a good, long 98 years and made millions upon millions laugh.

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A friend of mine just texted me to give me the sad news of Ennio Morricone’s death this very morning in Rome, Italy. I was left speechless. Aged 91, he was the most influential and masterful film composer of the Twentieth Century and I, as most people, would never have anticipated that he would pass ever, given how much time he’s been around to create masterpieces, even coming up with some in this day and age, most recently the The Hateful Eight soundtrack which was nothing short of brilliant still after all these years. Is just one of those people you blindly tell yourself will live forever, like Kirk Douglass or Richard Attenborough.

I am sad and also glad to be one of the first ones (I hope) getting notified and pass onto others this heart-breaking news. And I feel it is only appropiate that in this forum, I can have the honour to start the “eulogy” with a few words of my own, after all I am a movie fan a notch above a music fan, and Ennio Morricone to me has always represented the best of both worlds. He was wholeheartedly my favourite film composer as he had a personal style that I could point at without any context yet he could paint any film he worked in with vivid, differing colours in thousands of shades. His music could be the most expressive and tearjerker, as well as the most badass.

This man composed The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the most defiant and characteristic Western anthem. His style was that of a decided man, who could see beyond a still frame and give it movement with hard drums and soft strings. He was the biggest film composer not just in reputation, but also in his grandiloquent way of composition itself. His style represented the most striking of human emotions, those being love, danger, fear, happiness, regret, longing and death. But not in that shallow, “empty word” sort of way. He dug deep to find the proper notes and textures to represent the very core of those emotions, and he wasn’t afraid to really go there. His legend will live on for many centuries to come and my soul will be burried in the ground and my influence forgotten before someone comes around to even closely parallel his habilities.

I’ve been alone at many times in my life. Even in the worst moments, Ennio’s music was always there. One of the films that has always struck a nerve with me, has always squeezed the most out of my heart has been Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso. It’s the best Italian film ever made, and one of the best ever. The level of familiarity I have with its sentimantal shifts, its melancholic style, memorabilia of a bygone era, how it represents loosing loved ones, as well as falling in love and growing up in a community and see it tarnished is what make it so intriguing and significant in my life, I’ve always strongy identified with the teaching and feelings of it. I never fail to cry when watching it at least a few times, most of all the last scene. There’s never been a film that has made me feel like it and there probably never will be another. I cannot stress enough how important Ennio’s music was for that journey to work the way it did. And I don’t mean just the film, but also my upbringing as a young man and now as an adult. That movie has always been with me. In fact, it was one of the first movies I ever got in my collection, when it was only a half-a-dozen DVDs that has now after more than five years turned into more than 300. I can only think of leaves changing and time passing right before my eyes when I look at it. And when I hear the title theme, I am always in shock by the beauty displayed. I leave a link of it, his best composition in my eyes.

The whole piece is a masterwork. But from 2:21 onwards, those wind melodies overwhelm me in a way is not easy to put into words. I am not an easy crier, and that’s why I love Ennio Morricone and I will always cerrish knowing of his legacy early on in life as a badge of honor. He’s one of the few men who can bend me. Just the power of his writig managed to put together some of the most striking sounds in excistence.

Kind of inspiring how the man who I would pick to orchestrate my funeral is now having his own. What could he pick to play at his funeral? Because any of his thousands of romantic compositions would fit right in. I am not a big believer in Heaven perse. But if there is one, I hope he’s already there, moving his baton. And if there isn’t, well, the closest thing was probably his music anyway.

Rest in peace, Ennio Morricone, I won’t let me forget you.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8A very heartfelt remembrance there, Jules, thank you. He was a giant, that’s all I can say. R.I.P.

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Famed Nashville fiddle player Charlie Daniels has passed. He had a HUGE hit in the late 70’s with “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” but is perhaps better remembered for his contributions to Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline” and “New Morning”, not to mention Ringo’s “Beaucoups of Blues.”

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Terrible day for cowboy-hat music 🙁

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Von Bontee said
Terrible day for cowboy-hat music 🙁  

And after I spent the Independence Day weekend being all yeehaw 🙁

Rest in peace, Mr Morricone, and thank you for all you’ve contributed to my ears and to the ears of Muse, who were inspired by you, and in turn inspired me in many ways, most notably to listen to and watch those magnificent spaghetti-Westerns whose scores you so beautifully composed. heart

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R.I.P. Charlie Daniels. Not too familiar with his own work (though it’s something I’d like to get round to), but I really appreciate his session work on Dylan’s Nashville era music, especially Nashville Skyline (my favourite Bob album), plus Ringo’s Beaucoups of course. apple01heart

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Sad to hear of the death of photographer Fiona Adams from pancreatic cancer at the age of 84. She worked for “Boyfriend” magazine and was one of the earliest professional female rock photographers, photographing many artists from the Beatles to Bowie.

Possibly her most famous photoshoot was of The Beatles at a London bombsite…

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The Beatles used the image on their Twist And Shout EP…

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…and set a fashion for “jumping” pictures of artists. Many just assume it was a Dezo Hoffman photograph and do not realise it was one of the first female rock photographers.

I love her photographs. Up there with Astrid for finding wonderful ways to show the boys that lingered and helped define them.

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Always most famous for that 18 April 1963 photoshoot, the lady was a trailblazer, and had an exhibition of her work in the National Portrait Gallery in 2009.

I climbed down the rubble into a bombed-out cellar, open to the sky, and had a wonderful session with the Beatles lined up on the wall above.

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RIP Fiona Adams.

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Benjamin Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, dead at 27

Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, died Sunday near Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 27.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that deputies found a white man in his 20s in Calabasas, California, who had been shot in the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

The statement did not identify Keough as the victim, but the sheriff’s office confirmed his death to NBC News.

Authorities did not say who shot him. Deputies who discovered his body early Sunday morning were responding to a “rescue response call,” the statement said.

TMZ first reported Keough’s death.

In a statement, a representative for Lisa Marie Presley said she is “completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley.”

“She adored that boy,” the representative said. “He was the love of her life.”

Lisa Marie Presley, 52, is the only child of the legendary singer and actor, who died in 1977 at age 42.

Man, that really sucks. Even if you completely ignore the Elvis connection, it’s a really terrible story.

Rest in peace. apple01apple02heart

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Grant Imahara, co-host of Mythbusters, has died suddenly of a brain aneurysm, aged 49.

A true genius. Not only was his knowledge about science and robotics incredible, but his ability to communicate it and engage the public with science was unparalleled. 

I spent a lot of my childhood watching and re-watching Mythbusters – and I’d just begun to rewatch it a couple of days ago, so this hits me quite hard.

RIP Grant. You will be missed by the scientific community and the public alike.a-hard-days-night-paul-10heartjohn-lennon-salute_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gif

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This hit me hard. Gone way too soon and so much more to give. I grew up watching the show and he was one of my favourites. I could tell he was genuinely a great guy and as you said a true genius. I liked science already but he made it fun. RIP Grant.

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RIP Grant Imahara apple01apple02heart

I really loved Mythbusters and was sad to see it go.

Man, Elvis’ grandson and Grant from Mythbusters were not very high on my list of people I expect to die soon. Sometimes these just come out of nowhere.

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Sad to hear of the death of Congressman John Lewis, aged 80, the Civil Rights leader, who was in his 17th term as the Democratic representative for Georgia’s 5th District, from pancreatic cancer.

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He was among the last left of those who walked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jnr., in days when it mattered and put you at risk.

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He spoke at the March on Washington when Dr. King challenged the United States with the Dream he had for America, still far from fulfilled:

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Another of the best of American democracy has left us; he helped change the country for the better alongside others, and dedicated his life to it:

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You served your country well.

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And Sir…

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RIP Congressman John Robert Lewis (21 February 1940 – 17 July 2020).

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Very sad to hear we lost not only the last of the “Big Six” on Friday, Congressman John Lewis, we also lost the Rev. C.T. Vivian at the age of 95, one of Dr. King’s closest friend’s and ally’s. As Dr. King would mentor John Lewis, C.T. mentored Dr. King and was one of his inner circle.

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Born in Alabama in 1924, he was often known as Dr. King’s Field General.

To lose two such giants of the 1960s Civil Rights movement on the same day is heartbreaking.

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RIP Cordy Tindell Vivian (30 July 1924 – 17 July 2020).

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