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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME MEMBER DIES

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Morris Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)

 

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis
Presley hits like A Little Less Conversation and “In the Ghetto”
has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook
that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery
and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer,
singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

 

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FAMOUS SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy" of the 1940s-50s. | Old western movies, Movie stars, Western movie

Gene Autry - October 2, 1998 - Obituary - Tributes.com
Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

 

Actor and singer Gene Autry was known as The Singing
Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and
ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American
hero’s earned him a reputation as one of country music’s
most prominent figures.

He did work on his father’s ranch and worked as a railroad
telegrapher. He performed as a singer and a guitarist at
local dances. He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team
for over thirty years.

 

AUTRY, GENE - Back in the Saddle Again - Amazon.com Music

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MONEY FOR SOME SCENES PAID BY STAR

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(FOXNEWS) – Forrest Gump (1994) is one of the most iconic persons
in movie history, but according to actor Tom Hanks, the film hit a
lot of
roadblocks. So much so, that Hanks and “Forest Gump”
director Robert Zemeckis had to dig into their own pockets
to pay for some scenes to be shot. 

On the podcast In Depth With Graham Bensinger, the 64-year
-old actor revealed Paramount wouldn’t approve some of the
budgets, including the scenes where Forrest famously runs
across the United States (below).

Zemeckis and Hanks knew the scene was integral to the movie
and came up with their own plan.

 

 

 

A must see: Forrest Gump's famous scene in Monument Valley | Cape Gazette     

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Tom Hanks became 64 July 9th.

Robert Zemeckis - Wikipedia
Robert Lee Zemeckis turned 68 May 14th.


 

 

 

 

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ONE ORIGINAL BAND MEMBER REMAINS

Don Wilson of THE VENTURES Performing June 3, 2018 - 2 of 2 - YouTube

Don Wilson (above) continues to record with The Ventures, but 

retired from touring at the end of 2015. With Nokie Edwards’
death in 2018, Wilson is now the lone surviving member of the
original group.

 

Nokie Edwards, Whose Guitar Drove the Ventures, Dies at Is Dead at 82 - The New York Times


The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band, formed in

1958 in Tacoma, Washington, by Don Wilson (center) and Bob
Bogle
(right) (January 16, 1934 – June 14, 2009). While their

popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group
remains especially revered in Japan, where they tour regularly
to this day. The classic lineup of the band consisted of Wilson
(rhythm guitar), Bogle (initially lead guitar, switched to bass),
Nokie Edwards (front) ((May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018) initially
bass, switched to lead guitar), and Mel Taylor
(drums)
(September 24, 1933 – August 11, 1996).

 

 

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