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Message 932 of 965 (883519)
12-12-2020 7:16 PM


Charlie Pride
One of first black mega-stars of country music. Died Dec 12 at 86 due to covid.


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Message 933 of 965 (883522)
12-13-2020 3:07 PM
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12-12-2020 7:16 PM


Re: Charlie Pride
Watch Charley Pride's Final Performance at the 2020 CMA Awards

n November 11th, Charley Pride took the stage at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor the organization gives out to “an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in Country Music.”

Pride, of course, was a natural choice for the award. He had received the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year in 1971, and his ground-breaking career has included becoming RCA’s bestselling artist since Elvis Presley, with 70 million records sold.

Pride appeared at the CMA Awards alongside Jimmie Allen — another star who is working to break country music boundaries just as Pride did 50 years ago. They performed “Kiss an Angel Good Morning’,” a 1971 Number One hit for Pride. In the audience, Eric Church watched with a grin as Ashley McBryde danced.

Onstage, Pride humbly acknowledged that he was “nervous as can be.” During a press conference backstage, he recalled something producer Cowboy Jack Clement told him: “He said, ‘Charley, these songs we recorded right now, 50 years from now, you’ll be able to play them and they’’ll love them.’ I looked at him and I said, ’50 years?’ Anyway.”

It was Pride’s last performance. On Saturday, it was announced that Pride died from complications due to Covid-19. So far, he has received tributes from artists including Dolly Parton, who tweeted: “I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away. It’s even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you.”

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"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
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Message 934 of 965 (883623)
12-27-2020 12:13 AM


Tony Rice, flat picker extraordinaire, 69
checked out on Christmas day.

cant say i had his name in my head, but after listening to some of his absolutely astonishing guitar pickin' i recognize it as something i've heard all my musical life.

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Message 935 of 965 (883629)
12-30-2020 3:31 AM


K.C. Jones, 88
on the 25th. Of Alzheimer's.

K.C. Jones obituary: Boston Celtics legend dies at 88 – Legacy.com

Damn it.

Favorite story he told, as he was celebrating Larry Bird day:

a last second time out, down by 1, and KC gathered his team around his yellow pad.
Larry interrupted and said, "just clear everyone out and give me the ball and i'll win the game", prompting KC too stop him with "i'm the coach", and he started to draw up a play and again Larry interrupted "clear everyone out and gimme the ball", getting another glare from KC, who resumed drawing up the play. Again Larry interrupted. So KC says "okay, here's what were gonna do - everybody clear out and give Larry the ball". So they did and Larry hit the winner with 0.00 on the clock.


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Message 936 of 965 (883635)
12-30-2020 3:55 PM


Oh no! No more Mary Ann!
Sadly Dawn Wells, passed today from complications due to COVID-19. She was always my favorite actress on Gilligan's Island and was genuinely a good person in real life.

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Message 937 of 965 (883640)
12-31-2020 3:11 PM
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12-30-2020 3:55 PM


Re: Oh no! No more Mary Ann!
yes i saw that too. Sadly she will live on only in eternal reruns. For most of us, that is. Hopefully for those close to her she will live eternally in their hearts.

She was 82.

Not bad for a TV show that lasted but 3 years.


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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 938 of 965 (883755)
01-10-2021 1:04 AM


Tommy Lasorda Dodgers ex-manger
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

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Message 939 of 965 (884094)
01-22-2021 12:50 PM


Hank Aaron - Jan 22
Hammerin' Hank. Home run king for more than 30 years.

Hank Aaron - Wikipedia


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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Message 940 of 965 (884118)
01-23-2021 8:50 AM


Larry King, 87
never much got into him, but he was always around somewhere.

Larry King, television and radio journalism royalty, dies at 87


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Message 941 of 965 (884119)
01-23-2021 10:21 AM
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01-23-2021 8:50 AM


Re: Larry King, 87
I loved it when he covered UFOs.

I got the feeling he would have covered some very interesting stuff, if not for fears of attacks ( you conspiracy theorist, your fired)


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Message 942 of 965 (884126)
01-23-2021 11:24 AM
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Re: Larry King, 87
He lost credibility with me when psychics and ufo nuts were treated as if they represented reality. He was a purveyor of pseudo-science bullshit.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 943 of 965 (884212)
01-27-2021 5:43 PM


RIP Cloris Leachman

  
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Message 944 of 965 (884215)
01-28-2021 7:51 PM


Cicely Tyson, 96
Oh no....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...6d-02792f854297_story.html

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Message 945 of 965 (884255)
02-02-2021 2:46 AM


Tuba virtuoso Howard Johnson
So many deaths, but this one's a bit special to me:

Wikipedia

Amongst many other things, during the 1970s, he was the live band conductor of the Saturday Night Live Band.

Moose

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Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

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It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. - Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

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Message 946 of 965 (884260)
02-02-2021 2:56 PM


hal holbrook, age 95
He portrayed Mark Twain on stage for a long long time

Hal Holbrook, veteran actor who portrayed Mark Twain, dies at 95


  
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