s skippy the bush kangaroo: the great ones go in threes

skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, April 20, 2012

the great ones go in threes

fresh on the heels of dick clark's death, we lose two more greats.

rip levon helm, the instrumental engine behind the band, which backed bob dylan back in the day. levon was responsible for writing some of his generation's iconic songs, including "the night they drove old dixie down," "up on cripple creek" and our personal favorite, "the weight."

and finally, it's either deeply sad or highly ironic (or both) that the original barnabas collins, jonathan frid, died recently, just weeks before the tim burton remake of "dark shadows" opens (and, appropriately enough, on friday the 13th). jonathan has a cameo in the new film, playing an elderly barnabas to johnny depp's version.

we will miss levon and jonathan, and of course dick clark.
posted by skippy at 12:12 PM |


Also, Bert Weedon, whose tutorial books taught Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Sting, Pete Townshend, and many others how to play guitar, passed away recently, aged 91.
commented by Blogger 3waygeek, 3:13 PM PDT  

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