Archive for November 8th, 2015

A JOHN LENNON GUITAR SELLS AT AUCTION


John Lennon with his 1962 Gibson guitar.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guitar stolen from the late John Lennon in the 1960s sold
for $2.41 million on Saturday at an auction in California and a Beatles drum head
went for $2.1 million, fetching some of the highest prices ever for items of rock
and roll memorabilia. Auctioneer Darren Julien said the 1962 J-160E Gibson
acoustic guitar had for decades been in the possession of John McCaw, a
novice musician who bought it in the late 1960s without knowing it had been
stolen from the legendary Beatle several years before.

Half of the proceeds from the sale of the guitar, which was stolen from Lennon at
a December 1963 Christmas concert, will go toward the Spirit Foundation, a
charitable organization that he and his widow, Yoko Ono, created.

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SLASHER FILM ACTOR HAS DIED AT 68


Hansen in character as Leatherface.


Gunnar Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015)

Gunnar Hansen, who terrorized moviegoers as the psychotic, chainsaw-
wielding Leatherface in 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” has died. 

According to his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, Hansen died Saturday evening of
pancreatic cancer at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Eisenstadt
described Hansen’s “Chainsaw” character as “one of the most iconic evil
figures in the history of cinema.”

Hansen was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, and moved to the U.S. when he was
five. He lived in Maine until age eleven, when his family moved to Texas, where
he attended both Austin High School and the University of Texas at Austin. He
majored in English and mathematics as an undergraduate, and then went to
graduate school in Scandinavian Studies and English.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Bonnie Lynn Raitt is 66 today.

Bonnie Raitt is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100
Greatest Singers of All Time and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest
Guitarists of All Time.

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A SINGIN’ RAGE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927


Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler in Claremore, Oklahoma)  
(November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013)

Pop singer Patti Page released many traditional pop songs like "(How Much is
That) Doggie in the Window?" (1952) and her signature song, "Tennessee Waltz." (1950). It was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century,
and is recognized today as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee.
 

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