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My mom was (is) a HUGE Monkees fan, so I grew up on both their songs and the show (back when we had local channels like "Screen Gems" and she bought all the available eps on commercial VHS). In fact, my first ever concert was a Monkees concert, back when they were doing a tour in 1996. We got to meet and get pics with them (minus Mike) at our local Sam Goody store.

 

More recently, my mom passed on her love of the band to my oldest niece (who is now 11), so I have heard their stuff a LOT over my life and fairly recently, too, lol.

 

My poor mom is devastated. Not quite as much as when Davy passed, 'cause that was so unexpected, but still pretty bummed.

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lost two today:

 

the original Marilyn Munster, Beverley Owen (she played Marilyn for 13 episodes before quitting and being replaced by the better known Pat Priest)

 

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and the one that hit me a bit harder, as I was a big fan:

 

R.I.P. Mark Hollis from Talk Talk

 

Founding Member, main songwriter, and lead singer.

 

 

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Mark Hollis.

 

Keith Flint.

 

Wtf.

 

 

Mark died the other day (I posted some TalkTalk vids in his honor)

 

Keith Flint is kind of a gut punch. . and it was (apparently) by Suicide.

 

such a shame

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Wow. Just found this out.

 

Jan Michael Vincent.

 

Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent has died at the age of 73 after suffering a cardiac arrest. According to a death certificate first obtained by celebrity news website TMZ, the actor died on 10 February at a hospital in North Carolina, but his death has only just been brought to light. ~ 4 hours ago

 

Sad to read.

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R.I.P. Ranking Roger. . way, way too young

 

and he was just diagnosed in January (Brain Tumor, and Lung Cancer. . . double whammy).

 

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^ This one was the first one that made me cry in a LONG time and I almost never do this

 

he was a wonderful, kind, man too.. always so generous with his time when I saw him in Atlanta at Dragon*con (almost every year).

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probably won't mean a whole lot but to those of us "of a certain age"

 

but R.I.P. Miss Doris Day

 

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she was well known for her "good girl" parts in films, her singing, and her daytime talk show.

 

likely her most famous recording, which I grew up hearing my Mother listen to over and over. . she LOVED this song:

 

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although her cover of this, was a big hit too:

 

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^ Her passion for saving animals small and big (horses) is what I remember of Doris Day, too.

 

My fave movie of hers that I remember actually going to see a few times,

was "The Glass Bottom Boat." And the ones with Rock Hudson, too.

 

RIP Doris Day

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Tim Conway, age 85. Us older farts will know him very well, as someone who kept us in stitches for just trying to make Harvey Korman break character. The Dentist is still, to this day, one of the funniest sketches ever. RIP

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You know, we've lost a lot of great people over the last year or so, but it feels so different from 2016... Probably because while we're losing legends, we're losing them to old age rather than cancer or heart attack or stroke or whatever. These older actors are people I grew up watching, so it's sad to see them go, but it's nice to know that they got to live long full lives.

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Diahann Carroll R.I.P.

 

First African American actress to play lead in her own tv show ("Julia" 1968).

Also played Norma Desmond in Canadian tour of "Sunset Boulevard".

And "that part" (Desiree'?) in the tv original, DYNASTY.

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Before Diahann Carroll and Jessye Norman, we lost rock and roll icons Eddie Money "The Money Man" and Ric Ocasek (of the Cars). Both had quite a bit of coverage on a national level, but Money's death was breaking news in Michigan (for over 25 years, he was the opening act for each season at DTE Energy Music Theater, the primary outdoor concert venue in Michigan; also, he seemed to play in Michigan at least five times every year (and probably more some years))

 

TL: DR, Eddie Money was to Michigan as David Hasselhoff was to Germany (in the late 1980s/early 1990s)

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