R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

R.I.P. to Leonard Nimoy known to most of us as Mr. Spock. He went home to glory February 27, 2015. He was 83 years old. If you live 83 year that is a good life, but we still morn the lost of this great actor. He is so embedded in my life. I became a Star Trek fan at the tender age of 9. I have enjoyed the entire ride. I was so excited when they did the Star Trek reboot in 2009 and even glad-er (I know that’s not a word) when Spock was part of the movie.
When you have made such a contribution to the arts you never really die, you live on forever. To one of my favorite actors I say “Travel Well”

R.I.P. Jimmy Ruffin Motown Legend Dead At 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the crooner who was a staple in Motown for decades, has passed away at the age of 78.

Ruffin reached legendary Motown status in 1966 with his hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “I’ve Passed This Way Before” both reaching #7 and #17 respectively on the US charts in 1967. In 1980 he scored again with “Hold On To My Love” which reached #10 on the US Charts.

Jimmy was the older brother of Motown Legend and Lead singer of the Temptation, David Ruffin.

Ruffin’s 2 kids — Philicia and Jimmy Lee — confirmed that he passed Monday at his home in Las Vegas.


Bobby Womack – March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack was one of the greatest to ever do it. When he went to glory on June 27, 2014, I was truly a sad camper. Womacks signature songs, That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”, “Harry Hippie” and “Across 110th Street”  were the anthems of my teen age and early adult years. Back then singers were really singers, you could feel the power of their voice in every note and phrase.

Bobby Womack you will always be remembered and will live forever in song.

Casey Kasem, Top 40 countdown King, dead at 82


The Associated Press

9df2e188c1f949a0a261059a0ecLOS ANGELES — Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio host with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning. A statement issued by the family says he died at 3:23 a.m. on Father’s Day morning surrounded by family and friends at a Washington state hospital.

“Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken,” wrote his daughter Kerri Kasem on Twitter and Facebook from the family. “The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our dad.”

Kasem’s “American Top 40” began on July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. The No. 1 song on his list then was “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” by Three Dog Night.

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Screen legend Ruby Dee dead at 91

ruby13n-1-webStage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.

The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer any questions pending the release of a statement.

“She died late (Wednesday) with her whole family around her,” family friend Latifah Salahudin told the Daily News. “All three kids and seven grandkids were there, surrounding her with so much love. She went peacefully from natural causes. We should all be so lucky.”

“She was so full of life and so strong. Such a powerful woman. We’re all going to miss her,” Salahudin added.

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R.I.P. to Crooner Andy Williams

I want to give a BIG R.I.P. to Andy Williams, he died September 25, 2012. It seems this guy has been around forever. When I was young I have vivid memories of the Andy Williams show and TV specials.

I know he was famous for Moon River, but being a Christmas kind of guy I loved “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Through his music Andy Williams will live forever. 🙂