The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced! The Inductees are:
- The Moody Blues
- The Cars
- Bon Jovi
- Dire Straits
- Nina Simone
- Sister Rosetta Sharpe
I am very happy that the Moody Blues and the Cars are getting inducted because I voted for them! I did feel sad that the other acts I voted for didn’t make it in this year: Eurythmics, the Zombies, and Link Wray.
Anyway, so glad for the Moody Blues and the Cars!
Happy Birthday, Dick Van Dyke!
The star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder is celebrating his 92nd birthday! Hope you’re having a great day, Dick! He also starred in movies like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Bye Bye Birdie.
37 years ago tonight, John Lennon of the Beatles was gunned down mercilessly by a deranged scumbag. The murder shocked the world. We’re still mourning the loss now.
Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison! (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)
The lead singer of the Doors would have been 74 years old today. Miss you, Jim!
This year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Doors album.
The members of The Doors: (In case you didn’t know)
Jim Morrison – Lead Singer
Ray Manzarek – Keyboardist
Robby Krieger – Guitarist
John Densmore – Drummer
Happy Birthday, Otto Preminger! (December 5, 1905 – April 23, 1986)
Happy Birthday, Eli Wallach! (December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014)
These two were the successors of the first Mr. Freeze, George Sanders (July 3, 1906 – April 25, 1972) on the 1960s TV show, Batman.
Otto Preminger is primarily remembered as a famous movie director. His most famous movie was Laura. One of the stars of this 1944 movie was Vincent Price (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) who played the villain Egghead on Batman.
Here’s Otto as the second Mr. Freeze on Batman
Eli Wallach is mostly remembered for playing the villain in The Magnificent Seven and co-starred with Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly back in the 1960s. In 2005, Eli published his memoir called The Good, The Bad, and Me.
Here’s Eli as the third Mr. Freeze on Batman
I’m a little late with this one. It happened on the night of December 6, 1988, when Roy Orbison (Born: 4/23/36) had a fatal heart attack while visiting his mother. Recently, he had done concerts in Boston and in Ohio. No one saw it coming. Not his fellow Traveling Wilburys.
My favorite Roy Orbison song is this one.
Of course, his most famous song is that one.
Roy had a big hit with a song that was released posthumously.
Another classic song by Roy that was later covered by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
Wow! November’s almost over! I have been away from blogging here because I was very distracted with taking care of myself and my cats. It’s been a sad month! Especially the last couple of weeks.
Rest in peace, John Hillerman (actor who played Higgins on Magnum PI), Malcolm Young of AC/DC, Della Reese (actress and singer), and David Cassidy.
I did get to see Gary Puckett in concert last Sunday night at the Wolf Den in Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. It was a nice road trip, but driving is exhausting in the long run.
Haven’t had time to write happy birthday in heaven for Robert Vaughn of Man From Uncle fame yet. It would have been his 85th birthday last Wednesday, November, 22. Sadly, he passed away last year on November 11.
Hopefully, I can catch up this weekend on what I want to post here while we go into December 2017!
Yet, I can’t resist the urge to post a video or two here.