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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4665 on: 20 July, 2014, 09:06:51 AM »
James Garner at 86. Rockford Files, Maverick, Disney's Atlantis. He was great.

Great he was. In Talking Pictures, Barry Norman used Garner as his example of why the Hollywood system didn't produce stars like Bogart and Cary Grant anymore. His thesis was that studios had stopped making the number and type of films which allowed charismatic actors to put their personality across and make a personal connection with the audience, and that those kind of actors had migrated to TV. That's even more true today, so I'd add being responsible for showing actors like Matthew McConaughey that the road from TV to film isn't a one way street to Garner's list of accomplishments.

 

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4666 on: 20 July, 2014, 02:33:31 PM »
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4667 on: 20 July, 2014, 02:43:28 PM »
James Garner at 86.

Rockford Files, Maverick, Disney's Atlantis.

He was great.

If it wasn't for Clint Eastwood, Garner would have been the coolest man in the 70's.  Loved his work....a sad loss.
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« Reply #4668 on: 20 July, 2014, 02:44:45 PM »
Patriot star dead at 21

Jesus, that's an odious piece of writing. Makes the Daily Mail look like Woodward and Bernstein.

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« Reply #4669 on: 20 July, 2014, 08:08:50 PM »
Patriot star dead at 21

Jesus, that's an odious piece of writing. Makes the Daily Mail look like Woodward and Bernstein.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4670 on: 20 July, 2014, 11:07:29 PM »

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« Reply #4671 on: 21 July, 2014, 07:19:31 AM »
One of Garner's late but great roles:

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4672 on: 21 July, 2014, 01:37:44 PM »
Was Tommy the tall one?

Weren't there brothers called Ramone?

Hence the name of the group.

The bands name was inspired by Paul McCartney's use of the pseudonym Paul Ramon during his early days.

I was thinking of the Ramones


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« Reply #4673 on: 21 July, 2014, 04:40:51 PM »
Was Tommy the tall one? Weren't there brothers called Ramone? Hence the name of the group.

The bands name was inspired by Paul McCartney's use of the pseudonym Paul Ramon during his early days.

I was thinking of the Ramones

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4674 on: 31 July, 2014, 07:44:09 PM »
Sad to hear the loss of the great Dick Smith, special effects make-up supremo. I used to read about his techniques in Fangoria back way back when.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4675 on: 01 August, 2014, 12:35:49 AM »
Jon "fat" Beast has passed away aged 51
The legendary indie music promoter of the late 80's early 90's &manager of CarterUSM

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4676 on: 01 August, 2014, 03:04:50 AM »
Jon "fat" Beast has passed away aged 51
The legendary indie music promoter of the late 80's early 90's &manager of CarterUSM

Rest in peace, you fat bastard.

(Somebody had to say it. It might as well have been me, another fat bastard.)

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« Reply #4677 on: 02 August, 2014, 12:21:42 AM »
I was saddened to hear of the death of Rod De'Ath at the early age of 63......
Rod was a fantastic drummer who played with the legendary Rory Gallagher on some of his greatest music in the 70's and 80's.
Check out the drumming on Bullfrog Blues or Going to my Home Town to hear the relentless 'driving beat'..
Great stuff !!
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« Reply #4678 on: 02 August, 2014, 08:32:32 AM »
Damned sad, I read this really interesting bit about him a while back in the ole' Classic Rock mag that I tracked down this morning via the Wayback machine...



Strange story, interesting character - sad loss.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #4679 on: 02 August, 2014, 02:00:15 PM »
Thanks for that CFM but for some reason that 'link' will not open for me.....
Any chance you could post another,  as I'm always interested in that type of article..
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