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Gore Vidal Dead at 86

A great writer and a great American is gone. They don’t make them like Gore Vidal anymore. Here’s the official obit: Celebrated author, playwright Gore Vidal dies at 86 By Hillel Italie and Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press July 31, … Continue reading

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Video: Bass Player Extraordinaire Donald “Duck” Dunn Dead at 70

Here’s an excerpt from an AP report this morning; no cause of death has yet been cited: Bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn dies in Tokyo at 70 By Nekesha Mumbi Moody Associated Press May 14, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — … Continue reading

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The Band’s Levon Helm Dead at 71

RIP, Levon. Here’s a report from CNN: Levon Helm, co-founder of The Band, dead at 71 By Todd Leopold CNN updated 4:23 PM EDT, Thu April 19, 2012 (CNN) — Levon Helm, the drummer, multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Band … Continue reading

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Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

No comment except to say that, even though I disliked Breitbart and what he did, I wouldn’t wish an early death on him. Here’s a link to the obit from CNN: Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart dies at 43 By the … Continue reading

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Etta James, Dead at 73

Yet another great blues/R&B singer has passed. Here’s her obit from the NY Times and a video of her most well-known song, “At Last”:

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