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Thursday, September 18, 2008


I wanted to mention the passing of three people: Pink Floyd keyboardist and founding member Richard Wright who passed away Monday at age 65. Here is CNN's obit. One of the classic Pink Floyd songs written by Wright was "The Great Gig In the Sky."

Norman Whitfield, wrote and produced many of the great Motown hits, passed away Wednesday at age 67. Here is a CNN story about Whitfield's career. One was the songs he wrote was "Cloud Nine" by the Temptations.

I wanted to also mention a local passing, Joe McAdoo. He was a Drury University professor. For the past few years he wrote a column for the Springfield Business Journal called "Rusty Saber." Those of us who grew up in the Ozarks, we remember seeing Joe McAdoo on KOZK during the Tele-Auction when he would put on the fireman's hat for the "Firehouse Quickie." Eric Olsen of SBJ wrote this nice piece about "the Rusty Saber."

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