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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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FORMER BEATLE SLAIN ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed
popular music in the 1960s, was shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New
York City. 

The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment
building when Mark David Chapman (below) shot him four times at
close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon, bleeding profusely,
was
rushed to the hospital but died en-route. Chapman had received
an
autograph from Lennon earlier in the day (above) and voluntarily
remained at the scene of the shooting until he was arrested by
police.

For a week, hundreds of bereaved fans kept a vigil outside the
Dakota–Lennon’s apartment building–and demonstrations of
mourning were held around the world.

 

 

 

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New York City police hold spectators behind barricades the
day after former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed in
front his residence at the Dakota in New York. (AP)

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HISTORIC TAPE HAS SOLD AT AUCTION

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(Fox News) – A cassette tape containing a 51-year-old interview of
John Lennon and Yoko Ono has been sold for $75,000.

According to Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, a Danish auction
house, the five-figure
winning bid included the hammer price and
buyer’s premium and supplied the winning bidder an original 33-
minute recording, an unreleased song and photographs of the
famous couple.

Representatives at the auction house did not immediately respond
to Fox News’ request for comment about the buyer who won a
piece of The Beatles history.

 

 

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Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

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THE KILLER IS 86 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Jerry Lee Lewis set for £4m court drama - so what's making him so angry at 81? - Mirror Online

 

Rock ‘n’ roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis is known for the hit “Great
Balls of Fire” and who married his thirteen year old cousin, Myra
Gale Brown.

Before Fame

He was expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for playing what
they termed “devil’s music.” He played music in Natchez,
Mississippi to make a living.

Trivia

He became the last living member of the Sun Records Million
Dollar Quartet (below).

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MUSIC PIONEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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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,

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That'll Be the Frames – Texas Monthly

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