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Right, Robertson wrote The Band's better-known songs, which used to be in the rotation on "easy rock" stations but may be obscure to those born after 1990. I like Rod Stewart's cover of his "Broken Arrow," the video of which was on MTV and had some rather odd imagery.

The local news didn't report his passing but CNN did. It's like when David Crosby died early this year. It's a huge loss to the music world and a big deal to those who made or bought records in the late 60's to 70's but the coverage now amounts to only a couple of sentences at most.

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Another one that feels a little personal, Robbie Robertson of The Band has passed away at 80.

I really liked their music at the time when they were playing their hits and backing up with Dylan and other legends in the 70's. The first time I ever went to a movie theatre to see what was basically a concert film was for the terrific "The Last Waltz".

The Band busted up really badly and, unlike many other group break ups, they remained angry and never got back together again. Robertson still had a significant solo career, but more behind the scenes with movie scores, until like everyone else you didn't hear about him much.

Still, his music and his playing will remain. I'm happy to have the original LPs and listen to them occasionally. RIP Mr. Robertson, you were always the best looking one. Wink
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The UK's best known chat show host, Michael Parkinson, has died at the age of 88. Watching his interviews was a family activity on a Saturday night in my home when he was at his peak. He will be missed as there is no-one quite like him in the current generation of chat show hosts.
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Little House on the Prairie fans may remember Hersha Parady, who played Alice Garvey (the wife of Merlin Olsen's character) on the show from 1977 to 1980. She just passed at age 78.

After Little House, she guest starred on shows in the 1980s and 90s, but nothing over the past 25 years.
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I don't know if he is on any cards but game show host Bob Barker passed at age 99.
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