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LAST ORIGINAL GROUP MEMBER HAS DIED

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm
guitarist of the instrumental guitar band
The Ventures, has died
at 88.

Wilson died Saturday in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded
by his four children,

The band’s hits included “Walk, Don’t Run,” and the theme song
for “Hawaii Five-O.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 2008. Wilson was the last of the original members
of the local band.

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POP ROCK MUSIC STAR HAS DIED AT 78

50 Years Ago: Mike Nesmith Buys His Way Out of the Monkees

Monkees' Michael Nesmith spins 'an autobiographical riff' in 'Infinite  Tuesday' - Los Angeles Times
Robert Michael Nesmith
(December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021)


(FoxNews) –
Michael Nesmith, a singer/guitarist for the Monkees,
has died. .

"I’m heartbroken," bandmate Micky Dolenz told Fox News in a
statement on Friday.  "I’ve lost a dear friend and partner. I’m so
grateful that we could spend the last couple of months together
doing what we loved best – singing, laughing, and doing shtick.
I’ll miss it all so much. Especially the shtick. Rest in peace, Nez.
All my love, Mick."

Rolling Stone reported the star passed away on Friday from
natural causes.

The Monkees | Offical band website

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MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBER HAS DIED

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Half of the duo who first
recorded Tennessee’s “Rocky Top” has passed away
at 84. Sonny Osborne, of
the Osborne Brothers, at his
home Sunday afternoon at his home in Hendersonville,
TN.

The banjoist joined forces with his brother Bobby to
form the Osborne Brothers band in 1953.


 

 

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“WALK DON’T RUN” WITH GENERAL BABBITT

George T. Babbitt Jr. - Wikipedia

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General George T. Babbitt (81) is a retired
United States Air Force
four-star general who served as Commander,
Air Force Materiel Command (COMAFMC), from 1997 to 2000.

As a teenager in the late 1950s, Babbitt joined the Ventures rock
group, replacing the original drummer, Skip Moore. Just before
the band gained fame with their huge hit "Walk Don’t Run" in
1960, Babbitt had to drop out because he was not old enough to
play the nightclubs and bars the band was beginning to work in.

Babbitt was commissioned in 1965 through the Reserve Officer
Training Corps
program at the University of Washington. He
trained as an aircraft maintenance officer and served as officer
in charge of fighter flight lines in the United States, the Pacific
and Europe.

He twice commanded aircraft maintenance squadrons and was
deputy commander for maintenance of a European F-15 wing.

Prior to assuming command of Air Force Materiel Command,
Babbitt was director of the Defense Logistics Agency at
Fort
Belvoir
, Virginia. (Wikipedia)

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MUSIC PIONEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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Buddy Holly - Midnight Shift, Modern Don Juan, Dearest, Raining In My Heart (A young Buddy) | Buddy holly, Buddy holly musical, Singer

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THE CRICKETS from left: Joe B. Mauldin, Buddy Holly and
Jerry Allison. 

 

 

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Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holley
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s
rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the
Great Depression.

During his short career, Holly wrote and recorded many songs. He is often
regarded as the artist who defined the traditional rock-and-roll lineup of
two guitars, bass, and drums. He was a major influence on later popular
popular music artists, including Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling
Stones
, and Eric Clapton,

Holly, Valens, Big Bopper - Day the Music Died by Holly - Amazon.com Music

That'll Be the Frames – Texas Monthly

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