Guess Who died in 2018

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Zvon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:15 am

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G-Fafif wrote:Yet another loss from the world of music: Edwin Hawkins, of "Oh Happy Day" fame.

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries ... story.html


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RIP Mr. Hawkins.

Wow, I thought the lyric was "When Jesus walked" but it's "When Jesus washed".
I am amazed at how many 60s song lyrics I am totally wrong on. I must blame my transistor radio, I guess.
Name any song from the 1960s and I'll tell you what I thought the lyrics were.

Just read this:____
Born in Oakland, he sang in church and family choirs before founding the 46-member Northern California State Youth Choir of the Church of God in Christ. They were renamed the Edwin Hawkins Singers when an album was recorded for Pavillion Records. The group also backed up Melanie on her #6 hit in 1970, "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)"...
Edwin was elected to the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2007...
_____

When I think about it, yes, it's easy to hear them, to know it's them, on Melanie's song. Both powerful songs that I loved.
Both songs REALLY bring back memories of the playground in Lefrak City. Even in 1969 someone had a radio blasting in that playground.
Great times.

PS:are spellchecks everywhere actually getting stupid?
Especially on gadget phones.
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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby sharpie » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:23 am

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"Lay Down", on the single at least, was credited as Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers. By far the best Melanie song.

"Oh Happy Day" was pretty great. I also used to hear "When Jesus walked"

Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:54 am

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Mets Willets Point » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:12 pm

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Such a beautiful voice and a brilliant debut album that they never able to build upon.

I'll never forget how a free cranberries concert prompted a "riot" on the National Mall. Ah, the 90's.
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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby G-Fafif » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:23 pm

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby G-Fafif » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:23 pm

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby G-Fafif » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:19 pm

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Ashie62 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:50 am

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Revealed in 2018.

Tom Petty, accidental overdose from opioids,

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby cooby » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:53 pm

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Lost a beloved classmate this weekend to Alzheimer's. Not even 60 yet so it just goes to show you never know.

RIP dear Vance. We all will love you forever for your charm, wit, and everything else you brought to the world.

Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Ashie62 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:16 pm

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Jim Rodford, Founding member of Argent and member of the Zombies. Known by me largely for his 18 years with the Kinks on the road and in the studio.

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Zvon » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:55 pm

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cooby wrote:Lost a beloved classmate this weekend to Alzheimer's. Not even 60 yet so it just goes to show you never know.

RIP dear Vance. We all will love you forever for your charm, wit, and everything else you brought to the world.


My condolences Cooby.

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby MFS62 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:25 pm

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Sorry to hear that, Cooby. If you liked him, he must have been a good person.
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Postby MFS62 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:28 pm

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby G-Fafif » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:14 pm

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Hugh Masekela, legend of the jazz trumpet, 78. Go graze in the grass in his honor.

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby sharpie » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:02 pm

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Saw him at the Apollo in an evening of South African music. A master.

Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Zvon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:24 pm

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G-Fafif wrote:Hugh Masekela, legend of the jazz trumpet, 78. Go graze in the grass in his honor.


It was a gas!
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Postby dgwphotography » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:39 pm

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cooby wrote:Lost a beloved classmate this weekend to Alzheimer's. Not even 60 yet so it just goes to show you never know.

RIP dear Vance. We all will love you forever for your charm, wit, and everything else you brought to the world.


My condolences, Cooby. I lost my cousin to this last week. Such a horrible disease.
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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby cooby » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:31 pm

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Thanks guys. It is a terrible disease. There are so damn many things that can go wrong with a body it's a wonder any of us get to age 10.

Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby cooby » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:33 pm

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Zvon wrote:
G-Fafif wrote:Hugh Masekela, legend of the jazz trumpet, 78. Go graze in the grass in his honor.


It was a gas!



Oh and I loved this too. Very sad lately :(

Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby Zvon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 pm

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cooby wrote:
Zvon wrote:
G-Fafif wrote:Hugh Masekela, legend of the jazz trumpet, 78. Go graze in the grass in his honor.


It was a gas!



Oh and I loved this too. Very sad lately :(


I gotta dig up the one with the vocals. That's the one I really wanna hear. Coming soon to the music thread.
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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby RealityChuck » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:33 pm

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby G-Fafif » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:57 am

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Naomi Parker Fraley, 96, identified only recently as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter.

During World War II, Fraley was a factory worker at Alameda Naval Station, according to CNN affiliate KATU. She was one of millions of women across the United States who filled the labor force during the war. While Fraley was working a press photographer approached her to take her picture, Blankenship [her daughter-in-law] said.

Over 60 years later, Fraley attended a convention for women who, like Rosie the Riveter, worked during the war. There, said Blankenship, Fraley saw a photograph promoted as the likely inspiration behind the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter in the "We can do it" poster.

Blankenship says Fraley immediately recognized the picture as the one the photographer captured of her all those years ago.
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Postby Benjamin Grimm » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:56 pm

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Postby 41Forever » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:58 pm

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Re: Guess Who died in 2018

Postby RealityChuck » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:43 pm

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