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I can’t win for losin’ you

My longtime paisan Jeff Lane broke the news to me on Facebook yesterday that country singer-songwriter Earl Thomas Conley left this world for a better one yesterday at the age of 77.  Blake Shelton, who scored one of his early chart hits (#18 in 2002) with the Conley-penned All Over Me, remarked on Twitter that ETC “was my all… Continue reading I can’t win for losin’ you

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The passings parade

This week’s edition of the “roll call of the deceased” is a little shorter than it has been in recent weeks—which, when you stop and think about it, is an encouraging sign in that while we’ve established that Death rarely takes a holiday s/he might be lingering a bit during those three-martini lunches.  The celebrity… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

Each week here at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, I like to eat up just a little bit of blogosphere bandwidth to observe selected celebrity notables who’ve left this world for a better one—and I think the news of the death of character great Gervase Duan (G.D.) Spradlin this week hit me the hardest, because he was truly one… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

Facebook was abuzz yesterday with the news of the death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse at the age of 27…and at the risk of being thought a terrible person, I’m not entirely sure I understand why this came as a surprise to so many people.  Winehouse was certainly a major musical talent (though I will admit I wasn’t… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

Because I had already covered the deaths of legendary comedy scribes Sherwood Schwartz and Sam Denoff in a post this week, I gambled that what I sometimes refer to (and I’m not proud of this, but honesty is the best policy) the “celebrity death parade” would be a little shorter and quicker to accomplish.  However, if we… Continue reading The passings parade

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Fare thee well to a pair of comedy kings

Normally I hold off on the obituaries until the weekends but because we’ve said goodbye to a pair of comedy writing legends within the past 3-4 days I couldn’t in good conscience wait until Saturday to give them their due.  Writer-producer Sam Denoff passed away on July 8th at the age of 83 and a foot in the… Continue reading Fare thee well to a pair of comedy kings

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The passings parade

This week’s edition of TDOY’s roundup of celebrity notables who’ve left this world for a better one will be a day later—and a bit shorter—due to the fact that I nearly forgot about the Vivien Leigh-Laurence Olivier Blogathon taking place this weekend at Viv and Larry.com.  So I’ll be devoting time to getting my entry in for today but I… Continue reading The passings parade