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I missed this last week, for which I apologize. When a great character actor dies it is a loss that should be recognized by those of us in Theatre, film and other areas of entertainment.
On July 17th, Morgan Paull died of stomach cancer in Ashland, Oregon.
From his website:
In a span of four decades, he’s starred in scores of movies, TV shows and plays; owned and run a talent agency for actors and writers; appeared in numerous commercials; been a leader in major industry organizations; and had good enough pipes to convince Old Blue Eyes to re-record his demo into another Sinatra chart-topper.
Morgan started early, and started fast, jumping right from Culver Academy to the famed Barter Theatre of Virginia. True to its reputation, Barter burnished his skills and nourished his desires. As his talent ripened, it became clear that Morgan was ready for the bigger challenges of the Big Apple, challenges he met and mastered in countless productions with New Dramatists and the Cherry Lane Theater. What had begun as a dream had become destiny.
As surely as Barter groomed Morgan for New York, New York prepared him for Hollywood. After the obligatory struggle, he rocketed from obscurity to a coveted role in the blockbuster “Patton.” His film resume includes both critical and commercial successes, including the acclaimed “Norma Rae,” the futuristic cult classic “Blade Runner,” and “Cahill, U.S. Marshall,” which paired him with childhood hero John Wayne.
While making enduring movies, he made enduring friendships – not only with some of screen’s biggest stars, but talented directors and powerful producers who taught Morgan how to make things happen on the other side of the camera, knowledge that would prepare him for the next leg of his career – representation.
By now a savvy and connected insider, Morgan was a natural as an agent and manager. A shrewd investor in both human and financial capital, he was a tough and able negotiator for the people and projects he took on. In a way, he was born to the role, being a direct descendant of 18th century naval hero John Paul Jones (“I have not yet begun to fight.”).
If this doesn’t convince them, suggest they go live in the grain producing areas of the midwest. That should back up their belief (but don’t laugh too hard.)
- Local weather patterns affect beliefs about global warming (environmentalgeeksunited.com)
- Global Warming At The London Olympics (stevengoddard.wordpress.com)
We seem to be having a lot of celebrity deaths this week and this one caught me by surprise.
Chad Everett, the blue-eyed star of the 1970s TV series “Medical Center” who went on to appear in such films and TV shows as “Mulholland Drive” and “Melrose Place,” has died after a year and a half battle with lung cancer. He was 75.
Everett played sensitive doctor Joe Gannon for seven years on “Medical Center,” a role that earned him two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Everett guest starred on such TV series as “The Love Boat,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Without a Trace.” Everett most recently appeared in the TV series “Castle.”
Everett was born in South Bend, Ind., and graduated from Wayne State University before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a contract player with MGM.
- “Medical Center” actor Chad Everett dies at 75 (cbsnews.com)
- Medical Center’ star Chad Everett dies at 75 (tv.yahoo.com)
- Chad Everett, Star Of “Medical Center” Dies At 75 (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Chad Everett – Actor Chad Everett Dies (contactmusic.com)
I don’t know if you are on Michael Moore’s mailing list. If not, I’d like to pass on a couple of things I received from Michael this morning re: the Aurora shootings and guns in general. It’s quite long, so I have condensed it as best I could:
In modern times, nearly every nation has had a psychopath or two commit a mass murder, regardless of how strict their gun laws are – the crazed white supremacist in Norway one year ago Sunday, the schoolyard butcher in Dunblane, Scotland, the École Polytechnique killer in Montreal, the mass murderer in Erfurt, Germany … the list seems endless.
And now the Aurora shooter last Friday. There have always been insane people, and there always will be.
But here’s the difference between the rest of the world and us: We have TWO Auroras that take place every single day of every single year! At least 24 Americans every day (8-9,000 a year) are killed by people with guns – and that doesn’t count the ones accidentally killed by guns or who commit suicide with a gun. Count them and you can triple that number to over 25,000.
That means the United States is responsible for over 80% of all the gun deaths in the 23 richest countries combined.
People like me will say this is all the result of the U.S. having a history and a culture of men with guns, “cowboys and Indians,” “shoot first and ask questions later.” And while it is true that the mass genocide of the Native Americans set a pretty ugly model to found a country on, I think it’s safe to say we’re not the only ones with a violent past or a penchant for genocide. Hello, Germany! That’s right I’m talking about you and your history, from the Huns to the Nazis, just loving a good slaughter (as did the Japanese, and the British who ruled the world for hundreds of years – and they didn’t achieve that through planting daisies). And yet in Germany, a nation of 80 million people, there are only around 200 gun murders a year.
So those countries (and many others) are just like us – except for the fact that more people here believe in God and go to church than any other Western nation.
So – why us?
I posed this question a decade ago in my film ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ and this week, I have had little to say because I feel I said what I had to say ten years ago – and it doesn’t seem to have done a whole lot of good other than to now look like it was actually a crystal ball posing as a movie.
This is what I said then, and it is what I will say again today:
1. We Americans are incredibly good killers. We believe in killing as a way of accomplishing our goals. Three-quarters of our states execute criminals, even though the states with the lower murder rates are generally the states with no death penalty.
Our killing is not just historical (the slaughter of Indians and slaves and each other in a “civil” war). It is our current way of resolving whatever it is we’re afraid of. It’s invasion as foreign policy. Sure there’s Iraq and Afghanistan – but we’ve been invaders since we “conquered the wild west” and now we’re hooked so bad we don’t even know where to invade (bin Laden wasn’t hiding in Afghanistan, he was in Pakistan) or what to invade for (Saddam had zero weapons of mass destruction and nothing to do with 9/11). We send our lower classes off to do the killing, and the rest of us who don’t have a loved one over there don’t spend a single minute of any given day thinking about the carnage. And now we send in remote pilotless planes to kill, planes that are being controlled by faceless men in a lush, air conditioned studio in suburban Las Vegas. It is madness.
2. We are an easily frightened people and it is easy to manipulate us with fear. What are we so afraid of that we need to have 300 million guns in our homes? Who do we think is going to hurt us? Why are most of these guns in white suburban and rural homes? Maybe we should fix our race problem and our poverty problem (again, #1 in the industrialized world) and then maybe there would be fewer frustrated, frightened, angry people reaching for the gun in the drawer.
Those are my thoughts about Aurora and the violent country I am a citizen of. Like I said, I spelled it all out here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jGtAcDefHg).Those are my thoughts about Aurora and the violent country I am a citizen of. I’m in if you are.
- Michael Moore: It’s the Guns – But We All Know, It’s Not Really the Guns (huffingtonpost.com)
- Guns don’t kill people – Americans do, says Michael Moore (newstatesman.com)
- Tuesday: Michael Moore returns (piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com)
- Michael Moore speaks out: “I am not going to come on… (geocrises.org)
- Michael Moore gets hot on gun control (politico.com)
How Romney and Bain made a fortune by taking away jobs… and making the people they fired help with their own dismissal.
This is pathetic, but it is why we can’t trust one word Romney says about creating jobs, or the way businesses are going to create jobs.
Take a look:
If Mitt Romney wins, the middle class loses.
- Mitt Romney and backers use ‘day-to-day’ to reshape questions about Bain (boston.com)
- Even Mitt Romney admits Bain Capital ‘didn’t create’ jobs (dailykos.com)
- Mitt Romney takes a break from denying he worked at Bain … (dailykos.com)
- Workers ask Mitt Romney to keep Bain from sending their jobs to China (dailykos.com)
- Former Romney Partner At Bain Makes Case For Outsourcing (thinkprogress.org)
- Jim Cramer On Meet The Press: ‘Romney Is Known As A Job Destroyer, Not A Creator’ (mediaite.com)
I thought I’d skip over to the News page at the NRA’s website and watch their news report from yesterday, July 20. I was sure they would at least put forward a position on the Colorado shooting that killed and wounded about 50 people.
Wayne LaPierre’s National Rifle Association has ignored the idea of people who shouldn’t have guns being able to get them…and use them. Their recent support of the “Stand Your Ground” law in the Trayvon Martin case is an example of their position. And look, Twenty or so years ago, the NRA was losing members. At the time, when some nut shot up a post office or a McDonald’s, we actually had laws passed like the 1994 assault weapons ban.
LaPierre and members lobbied for years and made sure the assault weapons ban was not renewed. I assume that means that the NRA thinks assaults are legal.
Rather than focus on putting airport-style security on movie theatres (which will keep me away from the movies), why aren’t we exploring more effective gun laws? I assume LaPierre and his minions are meeting today over at their world headquarters outside of DC planning their next set of tactics to keep assault weapons in the hands of moose hunters and to promote automatic weapons and machine guns for target shooting.
Keep an eye on the TV news… the NRA will be showing up soon.
- Why gun lovers still fear Obama (politico.com)
- 15 Dead in Shooting at “The Dark Knight Rises” Movie Screening (fox4kc.com)
- Police: 14 dead in Colorado theater shooting (sfgate.com)
- What Makes The N.R.A. So Dangerous (theobamacrat.com)
- NRA, gun industry once again mine profit from paranoia (blogs.ajc.com)
- Want to know where the NRA stands on shooting people like Trayvon Martin? (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: The Public Is Being Misinformed About the Stand Your Ground Law Because Politicians Don’t Want Americans Protecting Themselves (foxnewsinsider.com)
- NRA encounters resistance from some Republicans (rep-am.com)
- 14 Killed in Mass Shooting at New Batman Movie (voanews.com)
- NRA-ILA | Hawaii: Governor Signs Important NRA Instructor Liability Bill into Law (rayrope.wordpress.com)
Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s hit musical “Oklahoma!” in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress, died today.
In a career of over 70 years, Holm did other Broadway shows such as “Bloomer Girl” and as the replacement for Gertrude Lawrence in “The King and I.” She made films like “Three Little Girls In Blue,” “The Snake Pit” and “All About Eve.”
Celeste Holm won an Academy Award for supporting actress in the 1947 film “Gentleman’s Agreement” and was nominated two other times. She also had frequent roles on television, including in the 1990s series ‘Promised Land.’
Holm died in her apartment on Central Park West in New York City.
- Celeste Holm – Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95 (contactmusic.com)
- ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95, niece confirms – @CNN (cnn.com)
- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies aged 95 (itv.com)
- Photos: ‘All About Eve’ Star Celeste Holm Dead at 95 (abcnews.go.com)
- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95 (cbsnews.com)
- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95 (miamiherald.com)
- Actress Celeste Holm dies at 95 (hollywood.com)
Richard D. Zanuck was one of the most legendary and influential figures in the history of motion pictures. He died Friday morning at age 77.
He was a huge influence on Hollywood culture, first as the head of 20th Century Fox and, for the past four decades, as a film producer.
- Dialogue: Richard D. Zanuck (variety.com)
- ‘Dark Shadows’: Tim Burton and Richard D. Zanuck form a family (herocomplex.latimes.com)
Ernest Borgnine died Sunday at the age of 95. He became famous playing the film version of “Marty”, an unpretty man finding love with an unpretty woman (Betsy Blair), with a decency and tenderness that still disarms a modern viewer. He won the best actor Oscar for it, beating Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Spencer Tracey and Jimmy Cagney.
He went on to play heavies, leads, breakthrough character parts and more on film and on television. Many of us remember him as PT boat skipper Quinton McHale in “McHale’s Navy” (1962 to 1966), benignly leading a crew of misfits and malcontents in one long wartime luau. He was in films like The Poseidon Adventure, The Vikings, The Devil’s Rain and many more.
Never one to retire, Borgnine worked right up to this year.
- Tributes: Ernest Borgnine (wnyc.org)
- RIP: Ernest Borgnine, at 95 (thedailywh.at)
- Ernest Borgnine – Stars Pay Tribute To ‘marty’ Actor Ernest Borgnine (contactmusic.com)
- Ernest Borgnine’s Most Memorable Movies (huffingtonpost.com)
- Ernest Borgnine, RIP (lewrockwell.com)
- Remembering Ernest Borgnine (VIDEO) – Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com)
- Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies at 95 (news.yahoo.com)
- Ernest Borgnine, star of Marty, McHale’s Navy, dies at 95 (thestar.com)
- Durable Borgnine’s motto: ‘You gotta go to work’ (wtvm.com)
- Hollywood star Ernest Borgnine dies (bigpondnews.com)
Paul Jenkins, Painter of Abstract Artwork, Dies at 88
Paul Jenkins, a colorful Abstract Expressionist who came of age during the heyday of the New York School and for several decades carried on its highly physical tradition of manipulating paint and canvas, died on June 9 in Manhattan, where he lived and had continued to paint until recently. He was 88.
He died after a short illness, said his wife, Suzanne.
He became well-known outside the art world in 1978 when his paintings had a starring role in the Paul Mazursky movie “An Unmarried Woman,” in which Alan Batesplayed a Manhattan artist. The paintings supposedly done by the Bates character were actually his work.“I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds,” he said in 1964. “It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it.”
Ann Rutherford died Monday evening at her home in Beverly Hills,according to her close friend and fellow actress Anne Jeffreys. She became one of the last surviving cast members of “Gone With the Wind,” and made a second career out of attending festivals featuring the Civil War epic.
Under contract with MGM, studio head Louis B. Mayer informed her that his son-in-law, producer David O. Selznick, wanted to borrow her for the small role in “Gone With the Wind.” Mayer called it “a nothing part” and planned to say no, Rutherford told The Times in 2010.
A fan of the Margaret Mitchell novel, Rutherford implored Mayer to reconsider. When she uncharacteristically burst into tears, he relented. “I just wanted to watch the book come to life,” she said.
According to the AllMovie internet database, Rutherford was “quite appealing” as the optimistic Carreen O’Hara in the romantic drama that starred Vivien Leigh as her sister Scarlett and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler.
- Ann Rutherford, ‘Gone With The Wind’ Actress, Dies at 94 (inquisitr.com)
- “Gone With the Wind” actress Ann Rutherford dies (kansas.com)
- BREAKING: Ann Rutherford, #GoneWithTheWind Actress, Dies at 94 (muhsadam.wordpress.com)
- numerology for Ann Rutherford (edpetersonnumerology.com)
- Remembering ‘Gone with the Wind’ actress Ann Rutherford (photos.mercurynews.com)
- Actress Ann Rutherford dies at 94 (variety.com)
Short, simple and full of truth:
Obama’s going to have to keep it up on Romney’s record, and this is a good start.
- New Obama TV ad in Florida questions Romney’s record as governor (tampabay.com)
- Two new Obama TV ads in Florida (tampabay.com)
- ATTACK WATCH IS BACK!… Obama Website Now Supplies Easy-to-Use Snitch Forms For Truth Team Members (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Obama’s day: Local TV (content.usatoday.com)
If you remember Petticoat Junction or Green Acres or The Beverly Hillbillies, you’ll remember General Store proprietor Sam Drucker, who was played by Frank Cady. Cady died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., at Age 96.
Frank Cady was first known on television for playing Doc Williams on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In films, he had a part in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, among others. He also appeared in many Southern California stage productions.
- ‘Green Acres’ Actor Dies At 96 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ character actor Frank Cady dies (miamiherald.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ Star Cady Dies (foxnews.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ character actor Frank Cady dies (sacbee.com)
- Green Acres Star Frank Cady Dies at 96 (seattlepi.com)
- ‘Green Acres’ character actor Frank Cady dies (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Green Acres ‘ Frank Cady Dead at 96 (newser.com)
He took us into the future and then farther into the future. He showed us where our politics and lifestyles could take us in books like “Fahrenheit 451.” He created a whole civilization and then related it to the Cold War in “The Martian Chronicles.” He created a monumental body of books, film, television and theater…so much that it is hard to conceive of one man writing it all.
But he did.
Did you know he scripted the 1956 film version of “Moby Dick?” Or that he was a regular writer for “The Twilight Zone?” Or that his work has been published in over 30 languages? Or that he wrote about 600 short stories which appeared in more than 1000 school textbooks?
And his approach to work:
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
– Ray Bradbury
Bradbury was our science fiction evangelist and we will miss him… but we are so happy that he left so much amazing work behind. Rest in Peace, Ray.
- “Zero Hour,” Ray Bradbury, 1947 (jennre.wordpress.com)
- Film: Newswire: Ray Bradbury’s From The Dust Returned may become a movie (avclub.com)
- Books That Changed my Life: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (caracaleo.com)
- Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite of Democracy (brainpickings.org)
- Ray Bradbury on Facing Rejection … and Being Inspired by Snoopy (theatlantic.com)
- At What Temperature Does an eBook Burn? (cultofmac.com)
- like fish laid out on the grass | Fahrenheit 451 (mosthopeful.com)
- Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 & The People’s Tyranny (idpm.wordpress.com)
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered…”
– Gary Dawson
Dawson was the host of Family Feud from 1976-1985, and then from 1994-1995. He was also famous for being a regular on “The Match Game” and for appearing in the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action film “The Running Man.” I remember him best, however, as the British soldier, Cpl. Peter Newkirk, on “Hogan’s Heroes.”
- ‘Family Feud’ Host Richard Dawson Dead At 79 (inquisitr.com)
- Richard Dawson, Original Family Feud Host and One of Hogan’s Heroes, Dies at 79 (tvline.com)
- Richard Dawson dies at 79 (wjla.com)
- Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Has Died. (lukewilliamsgossip.wordpress.com)
- Richard Dawson passes away (bizzam.wordpress.com)
- ‘Family Feud’ TV host Richard Dawson dies at 79 (kansas.com)
Richard “Dick” Beals was an American voice actor who performed many voices in his career, spanning the period from the early 1950s into the 21st century. He specialized primarily in doing the voices of young boys. He was well known as Davey in the Davey and Goliath animations.
They have released a “teaser” and that’s just what it is. I am teased. I’m really looking forward to the December release of the Les Miserables movie… not the kind of thing I usually get so fired up about.
Here’s the teaser:
(geez, I sound like a teenage girl!)
Posting earlier about the film version of Kerouac‘s “On The Road” at Cannes got me thinking about the novels I’ve gotten attached to in my life that will never be made into movies. Some of them should be, but, due to author preferences or interpretive difficulty or some other reason, won’t.
The one that comes to mind first is “Catcher in the Rye.” Having been disappointed at the way one of his early short stories was committed to film, Salinger vowed it would never happen again and kept all his remaining work from becoming “properties.” The number of young actors who would have killed to play Holden Caulfield goes beyond counting… and there are certainly directors who would have been willing to commit immense amounts of time to such a project. Can you imagine a Mike Nichols directed “Catcher?”
Thinking of Salinger, it is also a shame that Seymour and Buddy and the rest of the Glass family will never appear on film. No “Franny and Zooey.” No “Seymour, an Introduction” (although that would have been a very eccentric film.)
The novels of Thomas Pynchon, especially “V.” and “Gravity’s Rainbow,” although extremely complex and time-line-twisted, would be interesting to film. I would have liked to see John Belushi play Benny Profane. Not gonna happen.
- On Hiatus With Thomas Pynchon (lakeeffectblog.wordpress.com)
- Mike Nichols Warns ‘Death’ May Be His Last Job (wnyc.org)
- Sara Habein’s #CBR4 Review #19: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (cannonballread4.wordpress.com)
- A brief survey of the short story part 40: JD Salinger (guardian.co.uk)
“On The Road”, Jack Kerouac‘s 50s novel brought to the screen by Walter Salles (director of “The Motorcycle Diaries“), opened at Cannes to moderate response. The NY Times felt it was a “muted take on Jack Kerouac’s ecstatic American story” and the audience apparently gave it a polite applause.
The film appears more than five decades after the novel’s publication caused a literary sensation and launched a thousand road trips, not to mention innumerable road movies. Earlier directors had attempted to create a film from the work, including Francis Ford Coppola (listed as Executive Producer on the credits… and I believe the one with control of the film rights.)
Salles interviewed poets Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Diane di Prima and Amiri Baraka, who were Kerouac contemporaries. He also interviewed the Kerouac biographers Gerald Nicosia and Barry Gifford, who served as consultants on the film.
Salles spent eight years on the project, five on research alone… including taking the Kerouac/Neil Cassady road trip (the film uses Kerouac’s character names Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty). Characters based on Alan Ginsberg and William S.Boroughs also show up.
I think this is one of those films where I’ll ignore reviews and see for myself.
- Cannes takes it On the Road: Jack Kerouac book adopted by Walter Salles – Canada.com (canada.com)
- On The Road Comes To Cannes: Divides Critics, But Isn’t That Just So Kerouac? (inquisitr.com)
- ArtsBeat: Cannes Film Festival: An Early Look at ‘On the Road’ (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- On the Road (guardian.co.uk)
- 55 years later, ‘On the Road’ is finally a movie (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- On The Road To Awards Season? Kerouac Book Finally Makes It To The Screen After 55 Years – Cannes (deadline.com)
- Kristen Stewart’s ‘On The Road’: Cannes Reviews Are In! (mtv.com)
- Dan Mecca: On the Road Wanders Aimlessly (news.moviefone.com)
- On the Road is unveiled at Cannes (bbc.co.uk)
- Two Clips from ON THE ROAD; Plus a Round-Up of the First Reviews from Cannes (collider.com)
Robin Gibb helped define the disco subculture of the 1970s. His signature song was “I Started a Joke.” The Bee Gees first emerged as a pop-rock act in the late ’60s, but reinvented themselves in the mid-’70s when Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb came to public attention with the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack.
The Mexican writer who received international acclaim for “The Death of Artemio Cruz,” a novel about a post-revolutionary Mexico, has died in Mexico City.
His other classics included “Aura,” ”Terra Nostra” and “The Good Conscience.” Many American readers know him for “The Old Gringo,” a novel about San Francisco journalist Ambrose Bierce, who disappeared at the height of the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution. That book was later made into a 1989 film starring Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda.
Fuentes was a contemporary of other Latin American authors like Colombia’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Peru’s Mario Vargas Llosa who together drew global readership and attention to their culture during a period when strongmen ruled much of the region.
Mexican writer Hector Aguilar Camin said on his Twitter account: “One of a kind. An era, his own genre. A writer for all seasons. To Silvia, all my affection.”
Fuentes himself ventured into Twitter only one day, March 19, 2011.
His last message there read: “There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it.”
- Beyond Another Bolaño Book (thedailybeast.com)
- Gabriel García Márquez falls victim to Twitter death hoax (guardian.co.uk)
I was sorry to hear that blues bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn, studio musician, producer and song writer, who played on more songs than one can easily count, had passed away. The bassist for Booker T and the MGs, he was probably most famous for playing himself in The Blues Brothers films.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, his father nicknamed him “Duck” while watching Disney cartoons with him one day.At Stax Records, Dunn was a studio musician on songs like Otis Redding‘s “Respect” and “I Can’t Turn You Loose“, Sam & Dave‘s “Hold On, I’m Comin’“, and Albert King‘s “Born Under a Bad Sign.” He would later play for play for Muddy Waters, Freddie King, and Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart. He joined with Steve Cropper, former Stax drummer Willie Hall, and Dan Aykroyd, to form the The Blues Brothers band on two movies and on tour.
Here’s a history of “Duck” Dunn:
- Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (stevenhartsite.wordpress.com)
- Donald “Duck” Dunn 1941-2012 (929dave.radio.com)
- Legendary Bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn Dead At 70 (newstalkcleveland.com)
- Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Bassist in Booker T. and the MG’s, Dies (people.com)
- RIP: Donald “Duck” Dunn, at 70 (thedailywh.at)
- Legendary bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn dies at 70 (twitchy.com)
- Bass player Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn dies in Tokyo at 70 (theglobeandmail.com)
- R.I.P. Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (thatguythatreviewsstuff.wordpress.com)
If this were only one woman, I could walk away from it without worrying. The fact is, she is one of millions who have absorbed this Tea Party crap and WILL get out and vote.
Nothing will educate these folks. Nothing.
Although I think this was a holiday created by the greeting card companies in association with florists everywhere, it’s good to remember how much our mothers mean to us. Our personalities were formed under her auspices as we grew up. She was our first supporter and encouraged us as we headed into the future. She was the true person we could turn to if we were in trouble. Is there anyone more important than a mother.
So here’s a bit on the history of Mothers Day:
Have a nice one.
- Happy Mothers Day To All Mothers! (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- Mothers Day (redmagnoliabeauty.com)
- happy mother’s day (joinmydailylife.wordpress.com)
- Motherhood on Mother’s Day (jennyonthespot.com)
- Happy Mother’s Day! (marieabegail.wordpress.com)
- Happy Mother’s Day 😉 (therecoveringlegalist.com)