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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

OBITS: DICKIE PETERSON AND VIC MIZZY

Obituaries include the lead singer of pioneering heavy metal band Blue Cheer. Dickie Peterson was 63. The New York Times has the story. The Blue Cheer's frantic thrashing style paved the way for Metalica. Their version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" is head-banging music at its finest.

Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme songs to the TV shows Green Acres and the Addams Family, has died at age 93. Here is the Los Angeles Times article.

Some may question my posting of deaths of celebrities. Once upon a time, the Springfield bloggers had a contest of sorts going as to who could bring a celebrity death to Chatter's Ron Davis attention first. Some found this game distasteful, it stopped around the time Ron slacked off on posting.

Now comes word, from Ad Age, that obits may become a part of TV news just like they are small town radio. Ugh!

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