Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Obituary: Singer-songwriter Bobby Womack, 70, has died. While a cause of death was not given, Womack revealed he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Womack was highly influential on other artists of the 1960s. His best known song, at least in my view, is "It's All Over Now," which was a big hit for the Rolling Stones and one of their best.

The soul singer cut a wide path through the music business as a performer and songwriter in his 50-year career. In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website, Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and sang gospel music at a young age. Under the influence of gospel and R&B legend Sam Cooke, Womack moved into secular music. In the early 1960s his group recorded "It's All Over Now," which was covered and by the Stones and became the band's first number-one hit.
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When it comes to education "reform" and the "reformers'" "success," it is a matter of repeating a Big Lie often enough so that it becomes the "truth."

Just exactly why a bimbo like Campbell Brown would go after teachers and the mythical "tenure" while failing to clean up her own ethically challenged profession is beyond me.
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Another Broad Academy "graduate" bites the dust.
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