Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
The new year starts with 4 more ...
Robert Kee, 93. Broadcaster and writer and a prolific journalist. One of those fascinating lives: born in Calcutta in 1919 as part of the British Raj, he was educated at Stowe College and Magdalen, Oxford. He was a bomber pilot in the RAF during World War II, and then went into journalism and current affairs broadcasting. His series on Ireland was well received as was a follow-up 3-volume book "The Green Flag" on Ireland.
Patti Page (1927 - 2013) - maybe the best selling female vocalist of the'50s. Her "Tennessee Waltz" was a huge seller (and even turns up on the eclectic soundtrack of Antonioni's ZABRISKIE POINT), she also did some film roles, as in ELMER GANTRY, 1960.
Mariangela Melato (1941-2013) - Italian actress whom I mentioned recently in the FLASH GORDON review where she is wildly funny as Kala. Best known role in Wertmuller's SWEPT AWAY ...