Friday, April 29, 2016

Dropping Like Flies Friday

May have to make this morbidity report a reg'lar feature, as the spawn of the WWII generation drop all around us like flies who just got a good squirt of Flit.
Ron Beasley, not an international media celebrity, but a long-time iNternet presence. Used to read Newshoggers.

Andy "Thunderclap" Newman (Apparently this sad news barely made it across the pond):Billy Paul, at the relatively ripe old age of 81.
Questlove of the Roots once compared him to Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, calling him "one of the criminally unmentioned proprietors of socially conscious post-revolution '60s civil rights music."
As a one-time adulterer, I felt a certain kinship.Philly Soul!

And a dead whale on a local beach, while we're on the subject of mortality.

1 comment:

Weird Dave said...

Townsend created the band to showcase songs written by former The Who chauffeur, also a drummer/singer/guitarist/songwriter, John "Speedy" Keen.