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RIP Memoriam thread?

#661 User is online   hrothgar 

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Posted 2019-March-27, 06:19

View PostCyberyeti, on 2019-March-27, 05:54, said:

Roger Charlery AKA Ranking Roger, co-frontman of The Beat (The English Beat in the US). A voice of my teenage years, along with bands like the Specials and the Selecter on the 2 tone label, they brought a big ska revival 1978-85 ish.

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I saw them live a couple times. First time was in London in 83 or so...

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Posted 2019-March-29, 13:53

Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco

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Posted 2019-March-29, 18:06

Agnès Varda, beloved French New Wave director
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Posted 2019-April-07, 19:05

Kitty Tucker

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Posted 2019-April-28, 18:16

Richard Lugar

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Mr. Lugar, who had two stints as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had an impact on a wide range of foreign issues, but his most notable accomplishment was indisputably as the co-creator of a program to help destroy surplus stocks of nuclear weapons around the world.

The project was emblematic of his approach to legislating: It represented an ability to take a long view about complex issues, ran counter to the inclinations of many of his fellow Republicans and was built on a foundation of bipartisan cooperation. It was presented jointly with Senator Sam Nunn, a Georgia Democrat who was chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program was based on the novel concept of providing American funds to destroy obsolete nuclear missiles and materials elsewhere in the world. At the time, the countries of the former Soviet Union said they could not afford the costs of the destruction and were not even providing sufficient resources to properly guard the weapons’ storage areas.

The idea was first proposed during the term of President George H. W. Bush, who opposed it, along with many others. It took almost a decade, but Mr. Lugar succeeded in persuading Congress, and especially skeptical fellow Republicans, of the need for such a program.

He was also Congress’s leading voice on treaties to ban or limit nuclear weapons, and his judgment on any such proposals was often crucial to whether one could be enacted.

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Posted 2019-April-29, 10:04

I'm surprised Trump hasn't tried to repeal it -- it sounds like the kind of program he really hates, since it's not "America First".

Maybe he just didn't know about it, but now Lugar's death might raise his awareness of it.

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Posted 2019-May-13, 08:57

I have to note the passing of Doris Day
https://www.washingt...m=.3b9e12386556
The article notes that Sentimental Journey was recorded in 1945. It's a song I remember from early childhood along with Sioux City Sue (Gene Autry, 1945) and Cow Cow Boogie (Ella Mae Morse, 1942!) . Becky and I disagree over Ms. Day, Becky really can't stand five minutes of her on film, I think you have to sit back, take it for what it is and enjoy it. The article also repeats the much quoted quip of uncertain origin "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin". Pillow Talk was a very dumb movie. I enjoyed it. There, I have confessed.

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Posted 2019-May-13, 09:10

I'm not as old as Ken, I mainly remember her from her TV Show in the late 60's, which used her hit "Que Sera, Sera" as the theme song.

This is one of those "I had no idea she was still alive" death reports.

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Posted 2019-May-14, 14:05

Tim Conway

Arguably the funniest member of the ensemble on The Carol Burnett Show, which is saying quite a bit.

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Posted 2019-May-21, 06:47

Niki Lauda:https://en.m.wikiped...wiki/Niki_Lauda
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