Friday, December 26, 2014
Music of the 70s and 80s lost Tommy Ramone, last surviving member of The Ramones, and Bob Casale, founder of Devo. Also singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester.
In the big world, the editor who helped bring down a corrupt president, Ben Bradlee.
Also lyricist Gerry Goffin (with Carole King) and songwriter Peter Callander.
interview and an example of a Monday Night Class.
Movies lost director Mike Nichols (The Graduate) and French director Alain Renais, actor Maximillian Schell ( Academy Award for Judgement at Nuremberg.)
Writers crucial to the decade: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Amiri Baraka (then known as Leroi Jones).
From 1950s music: Phil Everly (left) of the Everly Brothers. Bob Crewe, producer for The Four Seasons and songwriter ("Big Girls Don't Cry.")
From the World War II era: Chester Nez, Navajo code talker. Alice Herz, oldest survivor of the Holocaust. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, last survivor of the Enola Gay crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.