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  • J.J. Cale: Born: 05-12-1938 - Died: 26-07-2013
    J.J. Cale was an American songwriter and musician whose songs became gold for other musicians; “Cocaine” and “After Midnight” became well-known hits for Eric Clapton, while “Call Me The Breeze” was popularized by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Born in Oklahoma City, Cale took influences from cajun music, blues, R&B, and rock to form a laid-back sound that […]
    Richie Havens: Born: 21-01-1941 - Died: 22-04-2013
    Richie Havens was a folk singer and guitarist who was well-known for being the first performer at Woodstock. He was fond of performing covers of popular songs and did an especially well-liked version of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman”. Havens held the Woodstock crowd’s attention for nearly three hours, as he was told to […]
    Luis Avalos: Born: 02-09-1946 - Died: 22-01-2014
    Luis Avalos was a Cuban-born actor who starred in several popular television and film roles, mostly in the ’70s. His most well-known role was on “The Electric Company”, where he played several characters. He also founded the Americas Theatre Arts Foundation in Los Angeles in 2000, an organization that supports Latin American actors and productions.
    Jim Harrison: Born: 1937-12-11 - Died: 2016-03-26
    Jim Harrison was a an author best known for his novella Legends of the Fall, which was turned into a film in 1994 starring Brad Pitt. He was an author of fiction, reviews, essays, poetry, and writings about food. He has been compared to Hemingway and Faulkner.
    Ray Tomlinson: Born: 1941-04-23 - Died: 2016-03-05
    Ray Tomlinson was a computer programmer known for implementing the first email program on the ARPNET system, which was the precursor to the Internet. This was in 1971. It was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts. Before that, mail could only be sent between users of the same computer. […]
    Paul Kantner: Born: 1941-03-17 - Died: 2016-01-28
    Paul Kantner was a musician best known as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter as well founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. He also played banjo and harmonica.
    Moses Malone: Born: 1955-03-23 - Died: 2015-09-13
    Moses Malone was a basketball player in the ABA and NBA from 1974 to 1995. He was a center and a three-time NBA MVP. He was undrafted before playing for the Utah Stars and Spirits of St. Louis in the ABA. In the NBA, he played for the Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers (twice), […]
    Darryl Dawkins: Born: 1957-01-11 - Died: 2015-08-27
    Darryl Dawkins was a famous NBA player who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, and Utah Jazz. His nickname was Chocolate Thunder, and he was known for his dunks, which shattered backboards on more than one occasion and led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims.
    Tony Lara: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-08-08
    Tony Lara was a ship captain known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel reality program Deadliest Catch. He was on Season 7 with the Cornelia Marie fishing vessel.
    Roddy Piper: Born: 1954-04-17 - Died: 2015-07-31
    Roddy Piper, also known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Hot Rod” (real name: Roderick George “Roddy” Toombs) was a professional wrestler and an actor from Canada, but known more for his Scottish heritage, which he used heavily as part of his wrestling persona. Piper was one of the bets-known stars in professional wrestling history, up […]