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Old 09-23-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^^^ Movie was Around The Bend.

Another actor was Christopher Walken (I like him a lot, so versatile). The song in the movie was related to Walken.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Also, Christopher Reeve (forgot him also)
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: equator
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Also, Christopher Reeve (forgot him also)
For sure, him! So sad....

Likewise Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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His early days he was really funny.
He became bitter and unfunny sarcastic in his later years.

Saw him in a small concert about 2 years before he passed. His bitterness really came out and he was not funny.

Best to remember his early routines, days on SNL and the late show.
I wonder if the reason he became so bitter was that he saw how the world was going and where we would end up, and it was no longer funny to him.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:56 PM
 
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John Lennon hit me hard in 1980. Also Mike Royko in 1997, it felt like I knew him through his writing.
Waylon Jennings
Dan Fogleberg
Paul Davies
Prince
Robin Williams

So much talent gone from the world.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:34 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I wonder if the reason he became so bitter was that he saw how the world was going and where we would end up, and it was no longer funny to him.
Or he lost some of his optimism we all possess in our youth and like so many old timers get cranky in old age. Whatever it was when we saw him he had lost the ability to make others laugh.

Maybe he was trying out new material and it just didn't work. Probably one of the biggest disappointing concerts I've ever been to because like so many in our generation, I was a huge fan.

He died of a heart attack in 2008. Possibly he was having health issues a few years before. But I can overlook that 1 concert and just live with the great comedy he gave us back in the 70's and 80's.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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We still listen to Kasey Kasem and the top 40 every Saturday morning on Sirius channel 70s on 7!!
Yep, me, too! I can't deny the fact that the worst music of the 70's by far took place in 1978.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Leon Russell...... I only discovered him about a year ago with a song in a movie...... boo hoo I cannot remember the name of movie or the song........ but I loved it. He did a lot with Willie who is another favorite. (Movie had Michael Caine in it, too.)

I've been enjoying the Country Music shows on PBS. What great talent. And what they had to go through.
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Yes .... great programming. Last night with Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and others was awesome. I need those CD's.

But my all time faves are The Beach Boys, and John Denver.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:42 AM
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I second Robin Williams! Very funny guy, and I am very sad that he succumbed to his depression.
And does Johnny Carson count? I love watching the reruns of his show at night, and I think he's better than all of the modern night shows combined!
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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I second Robin Williams! Very funny guy, and I am very sad that he succumbed to his depression.
And does Johnny Carson count? I love watching the reruns of his show at night, and I think he's better than all of the modern night shows combined!
Johnny definitely qualifies, at 62. "Too early". Forgot about him. He "seemed" so fit and trim too! SIGH.
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