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    Loved his music through the years. A great vocalist for sure. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbones View Post
    Loved his music through the years. A great vocalist for sure. Sad.
    You probably loved it without knowing it too - Glen was a member of The Wrecking Crew and played on TONS of classic west-coast 60s hits before striking out on his own.

    Way back when I took guitar lessons I had a Glen Campbell songbook. My Mom might still have it.
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    Never read music but if he heard a song once he could play it. One of the best musicians ever.

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    Former Senators GM/coach Bryan Murray, 74
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    Very sad, he seemed to be a very nice and well respected man.

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    ^Most here are probably too young for Jerry Lewis to resonate but he was a huge comedic star in the 50s and 60s. Loved watching his movies when I was a child.
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    ^ I got to see Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis Jr's comedy/music act my first trip to Las Vegas back in 1987. RIP Jerry

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    The morning news is reporting that photographer Con Boland died of a heart attack yesterday.
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    Speaking of photographers, Boris Spremo Canada's greatest photojournalist, died on August 21 at the age of 81. He won over 300 awards including the honor of being the first Canadian to win a World Press Photographer award.

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    Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' director, dies at 74
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' director, dies at 74
    Also Poltergeist(well, Spielberg apparently had a hand in that one as well).

    I saw TCM for the first time around 2001 or so. It's actually not bad, for what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    The morning news is reporting that photographer Con Boland died of a heart attack yesterday.
    All of those problems he had and the ongoing ordeals of his house. It turned out gorgeous in the end. It's too bad he couldn't have lived another twenty or so years to enjoy it. Too young. Such a gifted talent and a very charitable person. Gifted artists generally come with a bit of eccentricity, Con was no exception. Rest peacefully friend.
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    Skip Prokop - Drummer, vocalist. Lighthouse? You know, Sunny Days? No one? <sigh>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spill View Post
    You know, Sunny Days? No one? <sigh>
    Well, while you might think that there's nothing quite so fine as letting the sun rejuvenate your mind, you can count me as someone who really digs the moon.

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    Ronald Harry "Skip" Prokop (December 13, 1943 - August 30, 2017) was a Canadian drummer and band leader who was a driving force in Canadian rock music, creating seminal bands, including The Paupers. In 1969, Prokop co-founded the rock group Lighthouse with Paul Hoffert. The world’s first 13-piece rock orchestra, it achieved international success as Canada’s leading rock group.

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    Richard Anderson, from Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman, dead at 91

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...hard-1.4271475
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    Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker dead at 67

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...dead-1.4273863
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    Damn, Ricky lost that number...
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    Science fiction author Jerry Pournelle, 84

    In 1985, Footfall, in which Robert A. Heinlein was a thinly veiled minor character, reached the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. Another bestseller, Lucifer’s Hammer (1977), reached number two. Both novels were written with Larry Niven.


    Pournelle wrote The Strategy of Technology (1970). The Strategy has been used as a textbook at the United States Military Academy (West Point), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs), the Air War College, and the National War College.

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    Don Williams, Country's 'Gentle Giant,' Dead at 78

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    Sad news about Walter Becker. Damn, another musician who didn't make it past 70.
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    Wolverine co-creator Len Wein, 69
    http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/len...cs-1202553608/
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    ^ Holy smokes! I just finished copy and pasting and you beat me by a minute.

    Len Wein, the influential comics writer who co-created characters including Wolverine and Swamp Thing, has died. He was 69.

    DC Comics confirmed the news following an outpouring of tributes from the comics community overflowed online.

    http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/len...cs-1202553608/

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    Grant Hart of influential band Hüsker Dü dead at 56

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...obit-1.4289166

    A pity. There were rumors of a reunion too.
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    Cassini spacecraft plunges into Saturn 2017.09.15 after 20 years and 4.9 billion miles (7.9 billion km) in space
    https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
    https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/...nale/overview/

    Final image:
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    Timeline:
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    Quick Facts:
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    Daily Mail story w/ their usually-amazing photo coverge:
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    Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at age 91
    Famous for roles in Alien, Repo Man, Twin Peaks and many more

    Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favourite through his memorable turns in Paris, Texas, Repo Man and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91.
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    What a career he had. I don't think there is anyone alive that does not recognize his face. His final movie is yet to be released, it will likely do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at age 91
    Famous for roles in Alien, Repo Man, Twin Peaks and many more

    Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favourite through his memorable turns in Paris, Texas, Repo Man and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...dead-1.4293026
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    Jake LaMotta: Legendary Raging Bull boxer dies at 95

    Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising fighter portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, has died aged 95.

    The former world middleweight boxing champion died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia, his wife told US news site TMZ.

    Based on LaMotta's 1970 memoir, Raging Bull depicts an emotional fighter struggling with life outside the ring.

    The 1980 film, directed by Martin Scorsese, earned De Niro a Best Actor award at the Oscars.

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    ^ The internet killed Hugh Hefner.

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    Lived a life of dreams and buried next to Marilyn Monroe, what a guy.

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    From the "someone who I thought was already dead" files...

    Monty Hall, 96
    http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/30/monty-hall-dead-at-96/
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    Tom Petty, 66, found unconscious, no brain activity at hospital, life support ceased

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    http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-pe...ardiac-arrest/

    1:35 PM PT -- Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed the singer's death is inaccurate -- the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. handled the emergency.
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    Music legend Tom Petty dies


    Updated 12:22 AM ET, Tue October 3, 2017

    (CNN)Rocker Tom Petty died Monday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Dimitriades confirmed Petty's death on behalf of the performer's family.

    He was 66.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/entert...bit/index.html
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    So now that's 3 of the 5 Wilburys who have departed us.
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    Petty's passing really hurts. Just picked up Full Moon Fever a few months ago on vinyl and gotta wait until I'm out of this CNRL sh1thole until I can l can give it a spin, among many of his other records.

    RIP Tom. You and your fabulous music will be missed.
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    Very sad about this but so glad that I saw his last concert here and got him off my bucket list. It was one of the best and I go to a lot of concerts. He was such an insightful guy with experiences and tales about all the greats and made my Sirius subscription worth it just to hear him.

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    John Dunsworth, Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, dead at 71

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...died-1.4357370
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    Gord Downie, 53 - sadly, no surprise

    https://twitter.com/thehipdotcom/sta...28509369950208

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    Gotta say I find it very weird that the Canadian sports media (TSN, Sportsnet) are going overboard with coverage of Downie's passing. One would think he was an NHL star and not a musician. And why - because he sang about hockey players? or that NHLers are Hip fans?
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    I dunno, maybe it's because hockey and the Hip are two very important aspects of Canadian culture, and he often intertwined them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    I dunno, maybe it's because hockey and the Hip are two very important aspects of Canadian culture, and he often intertwined them?
    Well, in the one hockey-related lyric I know best, the attitude toward the sport is somewhat ambivalent...


    If there's a goal that everyone remembers
    It was back in old seventy two
    We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
    And all I remember is sitting beside you

    You said you didn't give a f*** about hockey
    And I never saw someone say that before
    You held my hand and we walked home the long way
    You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr

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    Given how often they wrote about hockey, and Downie's professed love of the Bruins, it's not ambivalent at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Given how often they wrote about hockey, and Downie's professed love of the Bruins, it's not ambivalent at all.
    Well, when he says "You were looseing my grip on Bobby Orr", it's meant to be understood as a good memory, ie. his soon-to-be girlfriend is showing him other interests besides hockey(namely, herself). And doing it right at the time when a Canadian hockey fan would be expected to care about little else.

    I don't have an in-depth familiarity with the rest of their work(I can believe it includes a lot of positive references to hockey) and maybe Downie liked the Bruins in real life. But the lyrics to an individual song have to be read on their own.

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    I've never followed the Tragically hip tbh. They never did anything for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    I've never followed the Tragically hip tbh. They never did anything for me.
    For me, if one of their major hits was playing on the radio, I would usually recognize it as something I had heard before(and had sometimes enjoyed), but more often than not, I would need someone to tell me that it was the Tragically Hip I was listening to.

    And I never got into the whole Canadian nationalist hype that surrounded them. I guess though, that like with Tim Hortons, if you keep repeating that something is the pure essence of Canadiana, eventually it takes on a certain truth quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    And I never got into the whole Canadian nationalist hype that surrounded them. I guess though, that like with Tim Hortons, if you keep repeating that something is the pure essence of Canadiana, eventually it takes on a certain truth quality.
    I like the Hip, and think the songs are great, even if a little unique to Canada. I had never heard them before I came to Canada. They are sort of a Canadian B52s / REM - but its quaint because they never really pushed themselves onto the world stage, or maybe the chips just never fell right for that. Most countries have bands which are amazing but never made it offshore. Australia for example has Cold Chisel. New Zealand has Split Enz (although they had some success in Canada, and I occasionally here "I got you" on Canadian classic radio). Its sad when a signer dies, the band almost never recovers, there only a few instances I can think of where a signer change worked (Genesis, Black Sabath...), so its likely the end for them

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    I've wondered what happens to the band now that their signature guy/identifier has passed. They're suddenly very ordinary.
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    Yeah, just don't pull an INXS after Hutchence passed in '97. What a disgrace.

    Downie, like Petty, was another one of my favs. Loved the Hip, his lyrics & random Canadiana. I remember stealing my dads' cassette of "Up To Here" back in the early 90s and he gave me sh1t. A few times and made me think my dad wasn't so uncool afterall with such a great album. But cranking up "New Orleans is Sinking" as a 16 year had impact. We know they never really made it in the States and I think that's part of the beauty & innocence of it. Something to call our own. One of the world's best secrets (they found out about Rush after all). I don't think he had one of the most amazing voices, neither did Petty for that matter, but he sung with heart. Real heart. Believed in it. I mean, he loved Canada and if you think about it, this aftershow makes a lot of sense.

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    Moahunter:

    Six Months in A Leaky Boat got a lot of airplay in Canada in the early 80s, as did I Got You(ie. "I Don't Know Why Sometimes I Get Frightened").
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    Please over-o.

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    Don't forget New Zealand's most important musical group, the cultural icons, Flight of the Conchords

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    Robert Guillaume, Emmy-winner for Benson and Soap, dies at 89

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...aume-1.4369844

    Have to say, Benson was far funnier when he was on Soap
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    Roy 'Doc' Halladay dies in plane crash.

    http://edmontonsun.com/sports/baseba...3-028819f8bb47

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    John Hillerman, Higgins on 'Magnum, P.I.,' Dies at 84
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...was-84-1056800
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    A list of some 2017 entertainer deaths here:

    http://fiftiesweb.com/dead/dead-people-2017/


    A long list here (link below). Interesting that Roger Moore gets the “beloved” label but not Mary Tyler Moore.

    Stars Who Died in 2017
    http://people.com/celebrity/stars-who-died-in-2017
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    I read the entire article. Very few of the 87 I didn't know of. Most so familiar, like you know them. Still two more months to go. Very sad and makes you think of your own time coming. We all reach our expiry date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbones View Post
    I read the entire article. Very few of the 87 I didn't know of. Most so familiar, like you know them. Still two more months to go. Very sad and makes you think of your own time coming. We all reach our expiry date.
    It’s also interesting that so little is often said of the old time great or influential people while a lot is said of those that die closer to the era of their fame. I think those that out live their peers or fan base are pretty much forgotten by the younger media staffing/writers of the day that only know of or appreciate their own experiences.

    Similarly I’ve noticed in going to funerals that those that have lived very long lives often have very few people at their funerals, if a funeral is held for them at all. They’ve basically outlived all their friends and relative.

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    ^ On a related note, just read that older brother George (who produced many AC/DC albums) died last month. Angus losing both brothers in such a short span, that's hard.
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    It seems David Cassidy age 67 is at deaths door. Organ failure shut down. For him the end is near.
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    Mel Tillis, 85.
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    Charles Manson, cult leader
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    Charles Manson, cult leader
    BBC is giving the guy with his picture top billing on its website. I think otherwise he’d be completely forgotten as it mostly should be. Maybe they see it as a good news story. However think of the many, many good and great people like scientists and doctors that die and get next to no coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    I only saw a couple episodes but this obituary highlights how popular her show was:


    Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86 - The New York Times
    Excerpt:

    “had its premiere in 1994 and evolved into one of prime time’s top-rated shows. It placed in the Nielsen Top 10 from 1996 to 2000, with an average of more than 20 million weekly viewers at one point.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/o...ies-at-86.html


    Watching domestic TV news right now and the crazy guy’s death got coverage with even a couple video excerpts of him speaking - but nothing that I’ve seen on this lady.

    Sure has to make one wonder if there’s any correlation between media “glamorizing” murderers and all the mass shootings.
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    David Cassidy, former Partridge Family teen actor, dead at 67

    http://variety.com/2017/music/people...ly-1202618273/
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    More here:
    David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' Teen Idol, Dead at 67 - Rolling Stone
    Excerpt:
    "There'll be a time when this whole thing will be over. I won't do concerts anymore, I won't wake up in the morning feeling drained, and I won't be working a punch card schedule. I've had to sing when I was hoarse. I've had them with a gun at my head, almost, saying "Record, 'cause we've gotta get the album out by Christmas!" I'll feel really good when it's over," Cassidy told Rolling Stonein 1972. "I have an image of myself in five years. I'm living on an island. The sky is blue, the sun is shining. And I'm smiling, I'm healthy, I'm a family man. I see my skin very brown and leathery, with a bit of growth on my face. My hair is really long, with a lot of grey. I have some grey hair already."

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-67-w512168


    I read somewhere else:

    ‘he became the highest-paid entertainer in the world with a fan club said to be bigger than Elvis and The Beatles.’

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    I read somewhere else:
    ‘he became the highest-paid entertainer in the world with a fan club said to be bigger than Elvis and The Beatles.’
    Right, a guy who never had a top 10 hit in the US and made no significant music in his lifetime. Just an overrated teenage girl idol like the Bay City Rollers, Leif Garrett, The Hudson Brothers and other Tiger Beat fodder.


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    PRT trying so hard to be noodle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    I read somewhere else:
    ‘he became the highest-paid entertainer in the world with a fan club said to be bigger than Elvis and The Beatles.’
    Right, a guy who never had a top 10 hit in the US and made no significant music in his lifetime. Just an overrated teenage girl idol like the Bay City Rollers, Leif Garrett, The Hudson Brothers and other Tiger Beat fodder.


    Fake news maybe?




    5 things you (probably) didn’t know about David Cassidy | 100.3 The Q!

    “Cassidy’s official fan club reportedly exceeded that of Elvis Presley and The Beatles

    At the age of 21, Cassidy briefly became the world’s highest-paid live entertainer after launching his solo career as a singer. His official fan club was reportedly the largest in pop history exceeding that of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. At least that’s what his publicist and record company were reporting.”

    http://www.theq.fm/2017/11/22/5-thin...david-cassidy/
    Google hit:
    “David Cassidy | The Times & The Sunday ...
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk › article › da...
    2 days ago · At his peak in the 1970s, Cassidy was the world's highest-paid live entertainer, earning $50,000 a night. His official fan club — 99 per cent of whom were teenage girls ...“



    And the last 1%????
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    He never had a top 10 album. Not one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cassidy_discography

    Having a huge fan club of teenage girls hooked on idol worship is not musical success
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    He never had a top 10 album. Not one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cassidy_discography

    Having a huge fan club of teenage girls hooked on idol worship is not musical success
    “musical success” What’s that? (Please define, since it seems you gave a definition in mind.) And who cares? The guy was briefly and extremely popular for whatever reason. Hence the novelty of the trivia. Like sports or any number of other stats, someone always finds some way to slice or dice numbers to flog something if other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    He never had a top 10 album. Not one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cassidy_discography

    Having a huge fan club of teenage girls hooked on idol worship is not musical success
    “musical success” What’s that? (Please define, since it seems you gave a definition in mind.) And who cares? The guy was briefly and extremely popular for whatever reason. Hence the novelty of the trivia. Like sports or any number of other stats, someone always finds some way to slice or dice numbers to flog something if other.
    Yes. If we're still talking about the death of David Cassidy six months from now, or even one month, I'll agree that it's being overblown. Apart from that, he was a popular actor and singer who a lot of people remember from the 70s, so it's natural for there to be a bit of reminiscence for a few days.

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    Even when Top_Dawg was just a pup he knew that Partridge Family was for the gays.

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    Yeah, he was no Tom Petty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Yeah, he was no Tom Petty.


    R.I.P.
    Yes sad. But did he ever attain any ‘acting success’ like Della Reese or Cassidy. .

    “overrated”?

    October 3, 2017 1:27 pm
    In Praise of Tom Petty’s Weird-As-Hell Acting Career
    http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/tom-p...est-roles.html

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    I was referring to a musical career. I did not even know that Tom Petty did any acting.

    Cassidy was just a pretty face to boost ratings of the Partridge Family. No Emmy awards for acting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    I was referring to a musical career. I did not even know that Tom Petty did any acting.

    Cassidy was just a pretty face to boost ratings of the Partridge Family. No Emmy awards for acting.
    Up a few posts (#1878 ) you seemed to be concerned that Cassidy’s role on a popular teenybopper show, his fan club size, brief but notable compensation and musical popularity wasn’t enough to warrant the media attention given to him. I suppose that was my view on Charles Manson but that’s how it is. I guess everyone just has a different view as to what makes one ‘attention worthy’ upon death.


    REMEMBERING DAVID What were David Cassidy’s biggest songs, who was the Partridge Family star’s father Jack and who were his ex-wives and children?
    We take a look at the life, love and career of the pop star
    By Joanne Kavanagh, 22nd November 2017

    Excerpt:

    “The Partridge Family scored the biggest selling song of 1970 with I Think I Love You which featured David on lead vocals. The song remains the star's most well known hit.“

    “After leaving The Partridge Family, Cassidy became a solo superstar, selling out concerts across the world – including six shows at Wembley Stadium over one weekend in 1973.”

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...ives-children/





    notched his first hit when "I Think I Love You," the debut song released by the made-for-TV musical family act (in which he played Keith Partridge), reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. He went on to release several solo albums in addition to his Partridge Family recordings.


    https://www.billboard.com/articles/c...best-hits-list
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    OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD PEOPLE!!!!

    This is an Obituary forum, not one to debate musical talent, genius, or your opinion of it (or the lack thereof).

    Start a new thread.
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    Rance Howard.... father of actor/director Ron Howard
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/25/entert...bit/index.html
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    Marty Forbes reports that former CHED DJ Chuck Chandler passed away last night. I remember the disco show he hosted in the late 70s.
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    This is an amazing site:


    http://www.radiowest.ca

    RadioWest.ca • View topic - Chuck Chandler Triple Celebration

    http://www.radiowest.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4289

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    Chuck Chandler was a little before my time. Was he the DJ before CJCA or when it Became CHED?
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    CJCA never became CHED.

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    The station first signed on to 1080 kHz at 8:00 p.m. on March 3, 1954, from studios on the corner of 107 Street and 100 Avenue in Downtown Edmonton. On May 14, 1963, at 6:30 a.m., CHED switched to its current frequency of 630 kHz. For a significant portion of its history, CHED was Edmonton's (and North America's) most successful Top 40 station having a staggering 40% share of the local listening audience, but with the arrival of FM radio, it lost its listenership and moved to an all-talk format. CHED is currently the most listened to radio station in Edmonton according to the Fall 2011 PPM data report released by BBM Canada. (from Wikipedia)
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    Chuck Chandler has been a big part of it. I remember him way back in the seventies and Bob Leighton doing the news too, still does. It seems like you know him but actually never met. I remember going to the theatre in the eighties to see a movie filmed here, Fast Company, and Chuck Chandler being the announcer at Speedway Park. Anyone remember that?

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    There was some discussion about Chuck Chandler on the I Remember When thread, starting at the link.

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    The Chucker.



    That's going back in time.

    Back in those days the Dawgs had a radio on the kitchen table.

    It was usually set to either CBC or CKUA cause that's what Ma_&Pa_Dawg listened to.

    When they could Top_Dawg and Bro_Dawg would change it and listen to CHED.

    Then the upstart K-97 came along on the FM dial and Top_Dawg started to like that more.

    But Bro_Dawg didn't.

    He would always change it back to CHED.

    And would always swear about K-97.

    Called it GAY-97.



    What a blast from the past.
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    Very sad. I'm currently in a Andy Griffith show binge right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP59 View Post
    CJCA never became CHED.
    Funny, I always associated them as being the same. I didn't listen to much radio back then. I think CJCA turned into K-97 if I recall. At that time CJCA (197 had an FM spot where they played a lot of underground music at the time.
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