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9 February 2023
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My favorite Bacharach songs (there are many others I haven’t listened to yet):

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Close To You

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

What’s New Pussycat?

The Look of Love

Do You Know the Way to San Jose

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head

And my favorite —

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Now today I find, you have changed your mind

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Yes, there are so many great Burt Bacharach songs.

My favourites include:

(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me
Alfie
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Baby It’s You
(They Long To Be) Close to You
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself
I Say a Little Prayer
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
Make It Easy on Yourself
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
That’s What Friends Are For
The Look of Love

This Guy’s in Love with You
Trains and Boats and Planes
Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa
Walk on By
What the World Needs Now Is Love
What’s New Pussycat?

RIP Burt Freeman Bacharach (12 May 1928 – 8 February 2023)

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And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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That’s sad news. Burt was a fantastic songwriter. He wrote many classics, but my favourites are (They Long To Be) Close To You and Trains and Boats and Planes. 

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All of the heartfelt Bacharach love is up-lifting. He was one of the first celebrities to speak openly about depression, which helped to bring the common condition out of the shadow of shame. Not to mention I was born in San Jose, so I know the way well! My favorite song of his is Alfie. Here is his take (with a nod to his songwriting partner Hal David). Perhaps a certain Beatle was also a fan of the song too.

Are we meant to take more than we give?
Or are we meant to be kind?

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15 February 2023
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The death of actress Raquel Welch this morning at the age of 82, following a short illness, has been announced by her manager.

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The above still, from One Million B.C., became one of the top-selling posters of the ’60s & ’70s, making her an instant pin-up. While it would be difficult to regard Welch as one of Hollywood’s outstanding actresses with a string of demanding and bold performances in films considered the best of their era, she was still one of the great sirens of the silver screen. It was an era when women were often there for eye candy, and she made the best of the world she found herself in.

Was never going to bother the Oscars, but still set many heart a flutter, and found herself a place at Hollywood’s top table.

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…and Ma’am…

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RIP Jo Raquel Welch (née Tejada) 5 September 1940 – 15 February 2023

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15 February 2023
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R.I.P.  

Here she is on the set of “The Magic Christian” 

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And another R.I.P. to the great New Orleans rocker Huey “Piano” Smith, whose “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie-Woogie Flu” was touched on by our boys during the “Get Back ” sessions (January 26)

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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15 February 2023
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I remember loving her sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage when I was a kid. Here is Raquel and comedian Bob Hope’s take on Rocky Raccoon

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Racquel Welch also made a mark in film history for her poster being used to cover Andy’s tunnel in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. RIP. 

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I've been up on the mountain, and I've seen his wondrous grace,
I've sat there on the barstool and I've looked him in the face.
He seemed a little haggard, but it did not slow him down,
he was humming to the neon of the universal sound. 

16 February 2023
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QuarryMan said
Racquel Welch also made a mark in film history for her poster being used to cover Andy’s tunnel in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. RIP. 

  

An exceptional film. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

20 February 2023
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R.I.P. to soul music pioneer Chuck Jackson (namechecked by Ringo in my signature below), age 85

https://www.clashmusic.com/new…..-has-died/

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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21 February 2023
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vonbontee said 

(namechecked by Ringo in my signature below)

  

…and I just learned now that Lillian Walker, one of the original Exciters, also passed away earlier in the month  🙁  R.I.P. again and again…

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24 February 2023
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Had some bad news yesterday, a teenager whose chemo sessions often coincided with mine, lost the fight on Wednesday evening.

Just 17 years old. Always brave about what he was going through. What a damn waste.

Didn’t really consider I knew him well, but we’d often find ourselves sitting there chatting about music. He was an interesting young man, always curious about things I thought he should listen to. I used to email him stuff.

I hope I brought him some cheer.

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…and young man…

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RIP Timothy Andrews (5 July 2005 — 22 February 2023)

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24 February 2023
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I’m sorry to hear about that @Ron Nasty. 17 is way too young to pass away from a horrible decease. RIP Timothy. 

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24 February 2023
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Oh Ron that’s horrid. My heart goes out to the young man’s family, especially; I cannot imagine what they must be going through. ahdn_george_05

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RIP to multi-instrumentalist David Lindley, who worked with just about everyone (Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Curtis Mayfield, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Terry Reid, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Toto, Rod Stewart and Joe Walsh)…

…as well to jazz legend Wayne Shorter.

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5 March 2023
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Lindley was personally legendary to myself for his beginnings in Kaleidoscope, a band that Jimmy Page called his favourite ever.

And I have nothing new to say about the legendary Wayne Shorter.

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Sad to hear of the death of guitarist Gary Rossington yesterday, aged 71.

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Lead and rhythm guitarist, he was a founder member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the last surviving member of the group’s original line-up. His was the slide that lifted Freebird aloft.

Lucky to survive the 1977 plane crash that killed many of the band (he broke both arms, legs, wrists, and ankles, and his pelvis), he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction both before and after the plane crash — the year before he’d crashed his car while under the influence, forcing the band to postpone a tour that was about to start — and, while still a respected guitarist, he never achieved the levels of success again he’d had with Skynyrd.

He released a couple of albums with fellow plane crash survivor Allen Collins in the early ’80s, and a couple with his wife later in the decade, and was playing with a version of Lynyrd Skynyrd right up until this year, though it was basically a tribute band.

His death was announced on the band’s Facebook page, no cause given but he has been in ill-health in recent years, including two heart attacks since 2015:

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…and Sir…

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RIP Gary Robert Rossington (4 December 1951 – 5 March 2023)

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Sad to hear of the death of Harry Belafonte from a congestive heart failure today at the age of 96.

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Singer, actor, civil rights activist — he was one of the most significant American cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century. His 1956 album Calypso is said to have been the first album by a solo artist to sell a million copies, becoming one of the originators of the introduction of Jamaican music into Western charts.

His success allowed him to become the first African-American to play at the upmarket US clubs who still wouldn’t book people like Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald. Though this didn’t stop him from clearly aligning himself to the civil rights movement in the ’50s and ’60s, when he was a close confidant of Dr. King.

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Becoming important in the struggle, partly because of the wide acceptance he’d gained among the white audience — making him someone they would listen to, rather than instantly dismiss, he would continue to campaign on human and civil rights for the rest of his life.

He may well have been the last of the African-American Civil Rights figures from those pivotal decades of change. Not sure if I can think of anyone else.

His was a life that made a difference.

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And Sir…

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RIP Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.) (1 March 1927 – 25 April 2023)

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A great human being.

RIP

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