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Sally Farris Dussin  (August 21, 1928 – January 28, 2021)


In 1969, Guss and Sally Dussin opened the first Old Spaghetti
Factory in Portland, Oregon on SW 2nd Avenue and SW Pine
Street in Old Town (below). Today, there are 45 locations in
14 states and Japan.



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Beloved Restaurant, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Celebrates 50 Years; Rolls Back Prices

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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
(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
(September 24, 1933 – August 11, 1996).



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Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder and Guitar Great, Dead at 73 ...

Peter Green dead at 73 – Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies peacefully ...
Peter Green (Peter Allen Greenbaum)
(October 29, 1946 – July 25, 2020)

According to a family statement released on Saturday, the English
singer-guitarist Peter Green died in his sleep. He was co-founder
of Fleetwood Mac. 

Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. His
songs, included "Albatross", and "Black Magic Woman".  

Rolling Stone ranked Green at number 58 in its list of the "100 Greatest
Guitarists of All Time".

Albums I Wish Existed: Peter Green - ...and on guitar (1971)

Fleetwood Mac
An early line-up of Fleetwood Mac (L-R): Peter Green, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Mick Fleetwood and Danny Kirwan.

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From left to right: Sir Hugh Beaver, the first Guinness World Records book, Ross and Norris McWhirter, Norris McWhirter
From left to right: Sir Hugh Beaver, the first Guinness World Records book, Ross and Norris McWhirter, Norris McWhirte today.

On August 27, 1955, the first edition of “The Guinness Book of Records” is published in Great Britain; it quickly proves to be a hit. Now known as the “Guinness World Records” book, the annual publication features a wide
range of feats related to humans and animals.

The inspiration for the record book can be traced to November 1951, when
Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery (founded in
Dublin in 1759), was on a hunting trip in Ireland. After failing to shoot a
golden plover, Beaver and the members of his hunting party debated
whether the creature was Europe’s fastest game bird but were unable
to locate a book with the answer.

Thinking that patrons of Britain’s pubs would enjoy a record book which
could be used to settle friendly disagreements, Beaver decided to have
one produced. He hired twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter, the
founders of a London-based agency that provided facts and statistics
to newspapers and advertisers.

The fastest game bird is the golden plover (below), in case you were

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Henry Bloch in 1945 with the Army Air
Corps as a navigator on B-17 bombers.

Henry Bloch Portrait
Henry Wollman Bloch (July 30, 1922 – April 23, 2019)

ANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One of the
founding voices of the tax preparation industry was lost today with
the passing of Henry Wollman Bloch. The company said Bloch was
a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist who, along with his
brother Richard, co-founded H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) in 1955.

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Henry Bloch (right) with brother Richard.

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