Posts Tagged ‘Obituaries’

On July 8, the world lost another pillar of greatness, a link to a lost and nearly forgotten world, a connection to a time when legends walked the earth. Sunday morning, Ernest Borgnine peacefully passed away of renal failure, surrounded by his family. He was 95 years young. Where can one begin to discuss the life of the […]

RIP Don Cornelius 1936-2012

Posted: February 2, 2012 by Dion in News, Obituaries
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Donald Cortez “Don” Cornelius, the larger-than-life creator, producer and host of the iconic television show Soul Train, passed away from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 75. Cornelius started the long running show in 1970 on local television in Chicago, and pulled strings to get performers like B.B. King and Curtis Mayfield on, before […]

R.I.P. Etta James 1938-2012

Posted: January 20, 2012 by Dion in News, Obituaries
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Jamesetta Hawkins 1938-2012

Blues Guitar legend Hubert Sumlin,  whose signature scream and snarl defined Howlin’ Wolf’s sound, died in Wayne, New Jersey this week at the age of 80.  A highly underrated guitar pioneer in the Chicago “Electric Blues” scene of the late 1940’s- to late 50’s, Mr. Sumlin is revered in the music, directly influencing musicians such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, […]

It is indeed a very sad day. The Honeymooners, one of the only shows that has aired almost entirely uninterrupted since it ended in the late 1950′s has finally been taken off the air, to free up the space for bigger and “better” shows.   WPIX-11, the local New York station that people in the […]