Monday, January 04, 2016

Monday Etc.

Obituaries: A couple of note:

Singer Craig Strickland, 29, was found dead after having been missing for two weeks when he and a friend went duck hunting in Oklahoma. The friend's body had been found not long after both were reported missing.

Strickland had also taken a dog with him, but the dog survived.

Rock manager and producer Robert Stigwood, 81, has died. He was the manager of the Bee Gees and of Cream, among other acts.

Stigwood then moved on to movie successes with the release of Saturday Night Fever which featured the music of the Bee Gees, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy and Grease which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

He ended up with a flop with the 1978 film version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, another vehicle for the Bee Gees, as well as the sequels to Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Stigwood bounced back in the late ’90s, however, with the 1996 big-screen adaptation of Evita starring Madonna that won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture.

Cosby's attempt to elicit sympathy in his perp walk of the other day didn't work.

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