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Ray Charles
September 23, 1930 - June 10, 2004

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Bobby Hatfield
NICKNAME: BLONDE BOMBER Bobby Hatfield was born Robert Lee Hatfield in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on August 10, 1940. His parents moved to Anaheim, California, when he was a youngster.
Bobby began organizing singing and instrumental groups in high school when he wasn't helping his parents with their dry cleaning business. Always athletic, he would have tried to become a professional baseball player if his music drive had not been so overpowering. After graduating from high school he attended nearby Fullerton Junior College and Long Beach State , where he became a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Being involved musical and theatrical productions led him to start his own band and start playing for proms and fraternity dances. Although Bill and Bobby knew of each others bands they did not meet until shortly before they became a team in 1962. Their first gig was a college prom where they divided $40 five ways. Within a year they renamed their band The Righteous Brothers and the rest is.....history.

Time Magazine Cover Rock 'n' Roll May. 21, 1965
Bobby Hatfield, died in a Kalamazoo hotel, his manager said. He was 63. Bobby lived in Newport Beach, California. He left behind, his wife Linda and their two children.

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Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash's legacy will live on forever. His music, integrity and deeds will survive time itself. His contributions to mankind are immeasurable. A man loved by millions the world over; he will be deeply missed by all Johnny Cash's legacy will live on forever. His music, integrity and deeds will survive time itself. His contributions to mankind are immeasurable. A man loved by millions the world over; he will be deeply missed by all.

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John Ritter
9.17.1948 - 9.11.2003
Joyce DeWitt, left, John Ritter and Suzanne Somers starred in Three's Company, premiering on ABC in 1977. (AP Photo)

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Jill Ireland
4/24/1936- 5/18/90
Charles Bronson 11/3/21 - 8/31/2003

Bob Hope

"Thanks For The Momery"
Bob Hope 100th Birthday
Barry White

Velvet-voiced R&B crooner Barry White, renowned for his lush baritone and lyrics that oozed sex appeal on songs such as Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, died Friday morning. He was 58.
Barry enjoyed three decades of fame for songs like You're the First, the Last, My Everything and It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me.
Inspired by the Elvis Presley song It's Now or Never, White joined the Upfronts soul group as bass singer and cut six singles. For several years, he stayed away from performing and focused on work behind the scenes as a songwriter and producer.
He received belated recognition for his work in 2000 when he won his first two Grammys, for best male and traditional R&B vocal performance for the song Staying Power.
Born Sept. 12, 1944, in Galveston, Texas, to a single mother, White and his younger brother, Darryl, spent most of their childhood in south central Los Angeles. He said he had a lifelong love for music.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn
May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003.
The most honored woman in Oscar history. She was born in Connecticut to parents, who were confirmed atheists in a time when it was unheard of. With her mother leading the Suffragette movement, and her father fighting to institute safe sex education.

Katharine Hepburn won four Academy Awards our of a total of twelve nominations.

Her Movies
Felice Bryant 1925-2003

Felice Bryant who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' 'Wake Up Little Susie' and 'Bye Bye Love' and Buddy Holly's 'Raining in My Heart,' died on April 22, 2003 at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The performing rights organization BMI said.
Bryant, who collaborated with her husband Boudleaux Bryant on some of the most popular songs in rock 'n' roll and country music. Their songs have been recorded by a wide range of artists including Eddy Arnold, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, the Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.
Bryant is shown in an undated photo. Photo by Broadcast Music Inc./Reuters
CMT's Tribute.
Adam Faith June 1940 - March 8, 2003

Actor and pop star Adam Faith has died from a heart attack at the age of 62.
Adam Faith was renowned as one of the UK's most successful pop stars of the early 1960s. Alongside Cliff Richard and Billy Fury he dominated the pre-Beatles pop scene in Britain.
He was one of Britain's top three pop stars with chart hits including number one singles What Do You Want and Poor Me.
In the 70s he starred as the chirpy cockney, just out of prison, in the classic television series Budgie, written by Keith Waterhouse.
In later years he won respect as an actor on stage and TV. the ingredients for success.
Born Terry Nelhams on a council estate in Acton, west London, Faith went on to have an eventful career as a singer, actor and businessman.

Bee Gee Maurice Gibb: December 22, 1949 - January 12, 2003

Maurice Gibb, bass guitarist and keyboard player of the iconic disco band the Bee Gees, died at a Miami hospital on Sunday, January 12, 2003. He was 53.
Formed as a teen pop-rock group in the late '50s the British-born brothers had a string of soulful U.K. pop hits in the '60s and scored the chart-topping U.S. single "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" in 1971. But they really hit their stride in the '70s when they reinvented themselves as a disco act.
They scored with three number-one singles in John Travolta's aclaimed "Saturday Night Fever:" "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever" and "How Deep Is Your Love."
Maurice played bass and keyboard for the group, whose name is short for the Brothers Gibb. Their first real hit was "Massachusetts," a chart topper in England that showcased their ability as arrangers.

In 1969 the Bee Gees split as a band and Maurice married the singer Lulu, who he had met in a BBC canteen.

While the marriage would only last four years the brothers reformed in 1970 and would go from merely famous to superstars with "Saturday NIght Fever."

The Bee Gees -- Maurice, Robin and their older brother Barry -- have lived in South Florida since the late 1970s. Their younger brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, died in 1988 at age 30 from a heart ailment.

Known for their close harmonies and original sound, the Bee Gees are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their 1977 contributions to the "Saturday Night Fever" album made it one of the best selling movie soundtracks ever.

They also had hits in other genres, including the haunting "New York Mining Disaster 1941" and "I Started a Joke." The group won seven Grammy Awards together. The Bee Gees last album was in 2001, titled "This Is Where I Came In."
The Bee Gees not only had their own hits, they wrote for Elvis, Barbara Streisand, and Otis Redding. Maurice once said the Bee Gees' passion for writing was their lifeblood. "I think the songs have always kept us up there," he would say.

Those songs earned the Bee Gees seven Grammys, 16 nominations and a place in the rock and roll hall of fame.
He Lived His Dream

John Alec Entwistle October 9, 1944-June 27, 2002.

John Entwistle, bass player in the legendary British rock group The Who, dies in a Las Vegas hotel on the eve of the band's US tour, on June 27, 2002.
Entwistle then became a member of Roger Daltrey's band called the Detours. In fact it was Entwistle who recommended Pete Townshend to Daltrey to join the band on rhythm guitar.
In February of 1964, the Detours decided to change their name to The Who because Entwistle saw on television an Irish band called the Detours.
In April 1964, drummer Doug Sandom left the band. Keith Moon became The Who 's drummer. Moon's addition changed Entwistle's role. Townshend remarked, "What's interesting in our group is that the roles are reversed. John's the lead guitar, and although I'm not the bass player, he produces a hell of a lot of lead work."
"John doesn't demand attention. For years, nobody even noticed John was there."
The Who were developing a powerful stage presence. Entwistle, though, just stood there as a straight quiet bass player. As Townshend stated, Entwistle's sudden death came almost 25 years after The Who's original drummer, Keith Moon, died of an accidental drug overdose.
He loved any chance to get out and play. He liked to get close to his audience in an intimate atmosphere so they can see what Im doing. His love of playing live saw him perform in every situation imaginable. Everyone agrees that seeing John Entwistle perform live, whether at Madison Square Garden or a local pub, was to see a spontaneous display of musical genius.
The Who were one of the leading rock bands through the 1960s and 70s scoring hits with Pinball Wizard and My Generation. John Entwistle's Home Page
The Who's Web Site

George Harrison 1943-2001

"There comes a time when all of us must leave here" - GH
George Harrison dies in Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) on Thursday, November 29, 2001 after a long illness.
George Harrison was The Quiet One. The Shy One. The Serious One. The Sad One. Not a Lennon, not a McCartney. Not as famous a songwriter as either. Perhaps not quite a legend.
But Harrison, who died on Thursday aged 58, was so much an influence on the music of the Beatles his massive contribution to the success of the world's most famous group should not be underestimated.
He was the man who (egged on by his first wife, Patti Boyd) brought Indian mysticism and the Maharishi to the Fab Four.
He was the man whose lead guitar underpinned all those early Beatles hits and whose wistful, lyrical style later forged the psychedelic sound of the late 60s.
And he did pen the odd Beatles classic -- "Something," "Here Comes the Sun," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
His family issued a statement saying: "He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends. He often said, 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another."'

Jerome John Garcia (Jerry Garcia) August 1, 1942 - August 9, 1995

When Jerry Garcia passed away in his sleep from a heart attack at Serenity Knolls Substance Abuse Clinic in California. "Dead Heads," as fans of the Grateful Dead were known, were devastated.
There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep." - Bob Dylan

On August 13, 1995, tens of thousands of mourning heads assembled in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Polo Field for the Jerry Garcia Memorial. We listened to tribute speeches by friends and family, danced to tapes of live performances, partied, and generally commiserated over our collective loss. There was a Dixieland style funeral parade and a plane flew overhead showering us with carnations. All in all it was a wonderful way of saying goodbye to our dear friend.
The art of Jerry Garcia's Web Site
Grateful Dead
Ken Kesey's Farewell to Jerry
John Lennon 1940-1980

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England.
At sixteen, John created the group called the "Quarry Man". They performed at school. One day, Paul McCartney was introduced to him. At this point, John ask Paul if he could join the group, and he accepted the next day. Paul McCartney introduced George Harrison to John Lennon. The first recording they made was called "That will be the day" by Buddy Holly.Later on John came up with the name Beatles for the group.
The Beatles were discovered by Brian Epstein in the Cavern, where they were performing. After Brian discovered the Beatles he became their manager. The Beatles released their first single "Love me Do", with George Martin as their producer. This song went up the charts the second day it was released. "Love Me Do" got up to 17. The Beatles first number one chart was "Please Please Me" written by John Lennon. This song was inspired primarily by Roy Orbison but also fed by John's infatuation with the pun in Bing Crosby's famous "Please, lend your little ears to my please,"

John died of the age of 40 in the Roosevelt Hospital on December 8, 1980.
Sources Court TV Article About Sal Minieo's Life And Murder.

Sal Mineo, January 10, 1939- February 12, 1976

Fortune Chronicle - Movie to be made on Sal Mineos life.


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Marily Monroe or Norma Jeane Mortenson was born at 9:30 a.m. on June 1, 1926, at California's Los Angeles General Hospital. She died on August 4, 1962, she was 36
James Dean September 30, 1955. He died tragically of a car accident on his way to a race in Salinas. His monumnet is on Highway 41 and Highway 46 in the town of Cholome
3 February 1959: Buddy Holly dies at the age of 22
3 February 1959: Ritchie Valens dies at the age of 17
Bobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14th, 1936/ He died (of a rheumatic heart) in 1973
On October 4,1970: Janis Joplin dies at the age of 27
On July 3, 1971: Jim Morrison dies at the age of 27.
On September 20, 1973 : Jim Croce dies at the age of 30
On July 29, 1974 : Cass Elliot dies at the age of 32.
On August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42.
January 15, 1948 to October 20, 1977: Ronnie Van Zant
October 20, 1977 Ronnie van Zant, Steven Gaines,Cassie Gaines,died in an airplane crash
Allen Collins died in 1990.
On December 8,1980: John Lennon dies at the age of 40
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On February 4,1983: Karen Carpenter dies at the age of 32
December 31, 1985: Rick Nelson dies at the age of 45
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On December 6, 1988 : Roy Orbison dies at the age of 52.
On Nov-23 1991: Freddie Mercury dies at the age of 45
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