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1960s - less with us

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Bozo the Clown
Marcus T, Ace of Spades • Thu 2018 Mar 22, 8:41am

Frank Avruch, who played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, has died.

Avruch was the Boston Bozo..

Larry Harmon was the owner of the character and he franchised it in big TV markets across the country.

Bob Bell played him here in Chicago for almost 25 years. -Chi-Town Jerry, Ace of Spades

[Harmon] didn't originate the character, though. Bozo was originally just a cartoon character created at Capitol Records by Alan Livingston. It was for a series of children's book/record combos.

The first live-action Bozo was Pinto Colvig, also known for being the voice of Disney's Pluto and Goofy characters. -Anagram Nation, Ace of Spades

mindful webworker, Ace of Spades • Mon 2017 Nov 20, 10:19am

What good is answering items in the Morning Report thread when all the commenters have moved on?

First thing I read today is Chuckie Manson is dead again? Can't be sure until the body is burned. In the sun.

In response, cranky old JJ ranted: "About the most I can say is that "peace, love and understanding" is not the legacy of the 60s and the Baby Boom generation. That myth has been exploded…"

<mini-rant ON>
Manson is what the 60s were about! Woodstock was an illusion! Altamont is the truth! Donovan was secretly a terrorist. Hippies = Antifa!

Whhhuut? Yeah, let's boil it all down to one thing so we can dismiss it all. Works for the Left.

My personal takeaway from the 60s was not so myopic or monodimensional. Neither typified by the violence nor the pretensions to utopian ideals, it was … complicated. So much awful, so much beautiful. However, by every measure, thems wuz certainly interesting times. Consciousness razors.
<mini-rant OFF>

Stay dead, this time, Chuck.

A rare editorial by ye blog-heaper, as posted on Ace of Spades.
Fox News / AP • Mon 2017 Jan 16, 1:12pm

Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 85.…

A couple of days late with this. Died Wednesday.
Kevin Featherly, TwinCities / Pioneer Press • Thu 2016 Oct 27, 12:34pm

…Vee skyrocketed to top of the pop charts in the early 1960s, scoring five gold records and 38 chart hits. His most memorable songs included “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “Devil or Angel,” “Rubber Ball,” “More Than I Can Say” and “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.”…

Died early Monday, Oct. 24, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to the St. Cloud Times. He was 73.
Michael Finnegan, LA Times • Mon 2016 Oct 24, 9:58am

Tom Hayden, a 1960s radical who was in the vanguard of the movement to stop the Vietnam War and became one of the nation’s best-known champions of liberal causes, has died in Santa Monica after a lengthy illness. He was 76.… “Chicago 7” .…married actress Jane Fonda .… lost campaigns for U.S. Senate, governor of California and mayor of Los Angeles.… served a total of 18 years in the Assembly and state Senate…

Evan Slead, EW • Mon 2016 Sep 5, 8:22pm

Actor Hugh O’Brian, most known for playing Wyatt Earp on television, died Monday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

O’Brian earned success in his role of titular lawman Earp in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp from 1955 to 1961. During his time on the hit series, the performer founded the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) in 1958 to establish a new generation of leaders in the volunteer and service fields. To date, over 470,000 people have participated in the leadership programs the organization offers. …

Uncle $crooge
Dennis McLellan, LA Times • Fri 2016 May 20, 9:09pm

Alan Young, the amiable comedic actor who became a TV icon in the early 1960s starring opposite a talking horse named Mister Ed, died Thursday. He was 96. …later career included doing the voices for Scrooge McDuck and other cartoon characters…

Entertained two generations, mine with Mr Ed, my kids with Uncle $crooge.
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart • Sun 2016 May 1, 9:06pm

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest famous for his anti-war and anti-capitalism protests, died Saturday in New York at the age of 94.… sprang into the spotlight in 1968 when he and several other activists seized 600 draft cards of troops about to be deployed in Vietnam and burned the files in rubbish bins with homemade napalm.…

Did not die in prison as he should have.
Todd Leopold, CNN • Thu 2015 Jun 25, 4:33pm

Patrick Macnee, the British actor who played bowler-hatted secret agent John Steed on the 1960s spy series "The Avengers," died Thursday, June 25. He was 93.

Fox / AP • Wed 2015 Apr 29, 8:18am

When he stood on his toes, leaned his head back and began to incoherently shout "Louie Louie" into a microphone 52 years ago, Jack Ely had no idea he was creating a rock 'n' roll classic.… Ely, who died Tuesday at age 71, had simply walked into a tiny Portland recording studio with his band one day in 1963 to cut an instrumental version of a song that had been a hit on Pacific Northwest jukeboxes — one that kids could dance to.…

Jason Fraley, WTOP • Thu 2015 Mar 12, 9:21pm

"We are very saddened at the passing of our dear friend and longtime band mate, Jimmy Greenspoon. Jimmy died peacefully at home today surrounded by his family. Please keep him and his loved ones in your prayers and your hearts." … songwriter, composer, manager, travel agent, author and DJ but mostly he was a brilliant keyboardist. Hailed as an inventive player who was passionate about all forms of music, Jimmy also worked with Linda Ronstadt, Lowell George, Chris Hillman, Red Bone, Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice, Michael Lloyd, Kim Fowley and was a featured artist on a 2015 release with The Royal Philharmonic. …

["One," 1969, Video, 2:54, Daniel Huerta, YouTube]

AP/Fox News • Sun 2012 May 6, 7:31pm
George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.
rateyourmusic.com • Sat 2009 Jan 10, 10:49pm

William Zantzinger, a Maryland socialite whose fatal beating of a black barmaid was recounted in a Bob Dylan protest song of the 1960s, was buried Friday. He was 69.

usatoday.com • Wed 2008 Nov 12, 11:19pm

Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience of the 1960s and the group's last surviving member, was found dead in his hotel room early Wednesday. He was 61.