Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by semipenguin, Jan 2, 2019.
Is that a "second"?
I'll second it.
Ron Banks, Willie Ford and Larry Reed founded the Dramatics (originally known as the Dynamics) in 1964. Among their hits: In The Rain, Be My Girl, Fell For You, Me & Mrs. Jones, Shake It Well, You're Fooling You, Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get and Hey You Get Off My Mountain.
Dramatics co-founder Willie Ford dies at 68
WE REMEMBER: Soulful Bass Singer/Co Founder of The Dramatics Willie Ford Dies At 68
Redbone released 13 studio albums and four live albums. Among his best-known songs: Lazy Bones, Polly Wolly Doodle, So Relax, Sweet Lorraine, Ain't Misbehavin' and My Little Grass Shack, a duet with Ringo Starr. Redbone also voiced Leon the Snowman in the 2003 Will Ferrell movie Elf and duetted with Zooey Deschanel on Baby It's Cold Outside, which played during the closing credits.
Tin Pan Alley singer-guitarist Leon Redbone dies at 69
Leon Redbone Dies at 69
I saw him in concert once. He carried a little metal cigar tube filled with gunpowder that he used in his act. Before the show he filled a little pot with some. The pot was wired to a battery and a foot pedal. At the end of "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" he would stomp the pedal and a flash would go off. He wouldn't fly on airplanes because of his gunpowder tube.
Redbone filmed a Budweiser commercial in 1982. Mister bag, this video's for you:
This is my favorite.
Glover released five albums as a member of blues-folk trio Koerner, Ray and Glover. He also wrote articles for Crawdaddy, Creem, Hit Parader, Rolling Stone and other music publications and taught Mick Jagger to play harmonica.
Minnesota blues hero Tony Glover, an influence on Dylan and the Stones, dies at 79
At age 13, Stewart took drama classes in Los Angeles and lived in an apartment with her grandmother. Character actor Henry O'Neill also lived in the building and arranged for Stewart to appear in the 1937 movie Wells Fargo. Thus began an 80-year acting career. Stewart had roles in 66 movies including Utah, Tucson Raiders, The Oregon Trail, Alias Billy The Kid, Son Of Zorro, Dead Man's Gold and Sheriff Of Redwood Valley. She also appeared in 77 episodes of television series including Gunsmoke, Lassie, Ironside, Seinfeld, Peter Gunn, The Gene Autry Show, The Roy Rogers Show and Have Gun – Will Travel.
Western B-movie actress Peggy Stewart dies at 95
Actress Peggy Stewart Dies at 95. From “Wells Fargo” (1937) to Seinfeld to Adam’s Sandler’s grandmother in “That’s My Boy” Over 80 years in film. Was married to Don “Red” Barry - THELIFEANDTIMESOFHOLLYWOOD.com
The 13th Floor Elevators formed in 1965 in Austin and released four albums and seven singles before breaking up in 1969 after Roger "Roky" Erickson was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Too much LSD, I'd say.) Their first single, You're Gonna Miss Me, reached #55 on the Hot 100 in October 1966. In the early 1980s, Erickson released two albums with his new group The Aliens. He also recorded solo.
13th Floor Elevators lead singer Roky Erickson dies at 71
Roky Erickson, Legendary Psychedelic Musician, Dies at 71
Chef Leah Chase, civil rights activist and legendary 'Queen of Creole Cuisine,' dies at age 96 - CNN
I remember her from tv.
Dr. John, whose Hall of Fame career flowed from his New Orleans soul, dies
Second. Now he can go hang out with Dr. Hook.
Bummer. The good Dr deserves a third.
Dr. John sang the theme song (written by Mike Post and Stephen Geyer) for this 1991-95 NBC sitcom starring Mayim Bialik:
Bushwick Bill (real name: Richard Shaw) was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He released six solo albums and eight albums as a member of the Geto Boys, whose 1990s hits include Crooked Officer, Six Feet Deep, The World Is A Ghetto and Mind Playing Tricks On Me.
Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill dies of cancer at 52
Big Wreck Guitarist Brian Doherty Dead at 51