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5 hours ago, ObakeFilter said:

That leaves Diana Ross as the only original member of The Supremes still alive. Do we have a thread for extinct band lineups?

No, but there were mentions of Ramones, Jimi Hendrix Experience and Motörhead in this thread. 

 

As far as I know New York Dolls, Mama's and Papa's, Bee Gees and Lynyrd Skynyrd, are on their last original member alive.

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6 hours ago, ObakeFilter said:

That leaves Diana Ross as the only original member of The Supremes still alive. Do we have a thread for extinct band lineups?

 

 

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Cedric Cotton of late 90s R&B act Ideal stabbed to death aged 46. One-hit wonders with "Get Gone" which got to #13 in the Billboard charts, an enjoyable enough piece of loverboy R&B with Spanish guitar.

 

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Just now, Spade_Cooley said:

Cedric Cotton of late 90s R&B act Ideal stabbed to death aged 46. One-hit wonders with "Get Gone" which got to #13 in the Billboard charts, an enjoyable enough piece of loverboy R&B with Spanish guitar.

 


Not ideal.

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2 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

:clivedunn:

 

 

Yeah.... people keep asking.

 And :clivedunn:

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18 minutes ago, Whitehouse said:

Yeah.... people keep asking.

 And :clivedunn:

 

So as previously suggested, refer them to the thread about dead bands.

 

 

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On 15/09/2019 at 19:39, Joey Russ said:

Ric Ocasek of the Cars dead at 75

 

Paulina Porizkova says she was so cash poor after her estranged husband Ric Ocasek died, she was forced to rely on friends to buy groceries.

Porizkova had never signed a prenup with the Cars rocker in 1989, something which she now deeply regrets.

Ocasek died suddenly in September 2019 and Porizkova was stunned to learn that he had cut her out of his will, claiming the model had “abandoned” him. Despite their separation, the two still lived in the same home.

The “Her Alibi” star found herself in a precarious financial situation. 

“I got two mortgaged houses and the pension, but no way to pay for anything,” she explained. “So obviously things had to be sold, but until they got sold, I had nothing to live on. I literally went through a year of asking my friends to buy us groceries. It was not a good position to be in.”

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It's amazing that Wilco Johnson is still alive.

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Louis Clark, I think a man more responsible for the ELO sound than Jeff Lynne, died aged 73.

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17 minutes ago, Whitehouse said:

Louis Clark, I think a man more responsible for the ELO sound than Jeff Lynne, died aged 73.

 

Other than Paul McCartney, with a little help from his friend George Martin.

 

Anyway, here's an obit for those who like that sort of thing.

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1 minute ago, gcreptile said:

Music producer Ari Gold, dead of leukemia at 47

https://www.out.com/news/2021/2/14/trailblazing-queer-artist-ari-gold-dies-age-47

 

That would have been one for my 2022 Rupaul's Drag Race theme team, as RuPaul was the mentor of him.


Gawd, that’s a throwback and a half and a bit of a shock.

 

I was familiar with him over a decade ago during the MySpace music era. Acts like him and Colton Ford had a huge following in the gay community and were expected to break the mainstream, like Mika, Lady GaGa or Sam Sparrow, but ultimately never did.

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Christian singer Carman Licciardello dead at 65 according to his Facebook page.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Banana said:

Be interesting to see if he QOs.  He seemed a promising selection a couple years back but then fell into ‘fraud’ category to me.  Ah well.

 

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2 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Be interesting to see if he QOs.  He seemed a promising selection a couple years back but then fell into ‘fraud’ category to me.  Ah well.

 

So far it looks like just religious and industry publications. We shall see.

 

There were hints over the past several days he was on his way out. Shame for the Cup players.

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Francois Cactus, one half of German kitsch popsters Stereo Total, dead at 57. If you think you don't know any of their songs you're wrong:

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Francois Cactus, one half of German kitsch popsters Stereo Total, dead at 57. If you think you don't know any of their songs you're wrong:

 

 

What? 

I love Stereo Total, listen to their music regularly, saw them live a few years ago... this is really sad to hear!

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9 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Francois Cactus, one half of German kitsch popsters Stereo Total, dead at 57. If you think you don't know any of their songs you're wrong:

 

 


I think your assertion has a regional limitation.

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Still not getting over the death of Françoise Cactus of Stereo Total :(

Listen to their music today a lot and stumbled over one of my favorites: Cinémania.

The text is similar to Vogue or We didn't start the fire, a list of actors and filmmakers in this case.

Please listen and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

A nice list to cross off btw:

 

Antonioni, Mastroianni

Fellini, Pasolini

Billy Wilder, Lana Turner

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Marlene Dietrich, Ernst Lubitsch

James Dean, Charles Chaplin

François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Belmondo, Brigitte Bardot

La manie du cinéma: Cinémania...

 

Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Moreau

Robert de Niro, Mia Farrow

Woody Allen, Sophia Loren

Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ulman

Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers

Gary Cooper, Dennis Hopper

Lollobrigida, John Travolta

Peter, Henry, Jane Fonda

La manie du cinéma: Cinémania...

 

Hanna Schygulla, Anna Karina

Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster

Claudia Cardinale, Sergio Leone

Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis

Fernando Rey, Simone Signoret

Alain Resnais, Maurice Ronet

Judy Garland, Gary Grant

James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart

La manie du cinéma: Cinémania...

 

Isabelle Adjani, Anna Magnani

Roman Polanski, Klaus Kinski

Alain Delon, Michel Simon

Jack Lemmon, Jack Nicholson

Julie Christie, Jacques Tati

Warren Beatty, Visconti

Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Renoir

Stéphane Audran, Trintignant ...

 

Alfred Hitchcock

 

 

 

5 of them are in my French Theme Team :D

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Miles Cooper Seaton, a founding member of the experimental rock band Akron/Family, has died. Dead Oceans, the label that released Akron/Family’s final albums, confirmed the news. His cause of death is currently unknown. He was 41.

As Akron/Family’s activity wound down, Seaton continued making music under his own name, issuing projects like 2013’s Notes from the Interior and 2015’s Functional Music Vols. 1 & 2.His last album, 2017’s Phases in Exile, featured collaborations with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, and M. Geddes Gengras.

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I had never heard of these guys before but this is utterly brilliant!  As happens sometimes I discover a band through its demise (a member’s death). [BTW of all the iterations why haven’t we an ‘experimental music’ thread for the Throbbing Gristle Laurie Anderson Residents types?  No please don’t.]

 

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