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Sherman Hemsley Found Dead

George Jefferson is moving on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky.

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who portrayed the combative, but lovable George Jefferson on the sitcom 'The Jeffersons,' has died.

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“Deep Purple’s” Jon Lord Dies at 71 [VIDEO]

Very sad news to report.

Close your eyes and "retro" fit your way back to 1972.  Remember when Deep Purple's Machine Head album debuted with the big smasher "Smoke On The Water" blazing on to the AM radio scene?

"DA...DA...DA"

"DA...DA...DA...DA"

"DA...DA...DA"

"DA...DA"

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Ernest Borgnine of ‘McHale’s Navy’ Fame Dead at 95 [VIDEO]

We've lost another "classic" biggee!  Real name "Ermes Efron Borgnino"

Often known for tough guy roles, it was a movie called "Marty" in 1955, a film about a man who fears his looks will never invite romance, that made Ernest Borgnine an instant Oscar winning star.  His career spanned seven decades in the movie 'biz' with stops in "From Here To Eternity", "Johnny Guitar", "Three Bad Men", "The Dirty Dozen", and "Poseidon Adventure", just to name a few.

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TV Icon Andy Griffith Dead at 86 [VIDEO]

I would like to believe that going hand in hand with classic rock is classic television.  The two really are inseparable when it comes comparing great programming to over-the-top musical artistry.

The "Skipper" couldn't do it without "Gilligan", "Jimi" couldn't do it without the guitar; The Beverly Hillbillies would have choked without "Jethro"; "Styx", although still sounding great today, are not the same if Dennis DeYoung isn't ground breaking the "Tradewinds" in 1961; and on and on the cycle goes.

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Frank Cady, Mr. Drucker of ‘Green Acres’, Dead at 96 [VIDEO]

Classic Rockers may not know Frank Cady as a household name, but you are sure to remember the name "Sam Drucker"  -  the general store proprietor from fictional Hooterville, who made supporting cast appearances on the television shows, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and The Beverly Hillbillies -  where he played a recurring character on all three programs.

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Family Feuds’s Richard Dawson Succumbs to Cancer [VIDEO]

If you are a Classic Rocker, then you may be a Classic television junkie as well.  Admit it, there's nothing like a 30 minute "Gilligan's Island" episode to relieve a stressful day.  Growing up guys, you were either a "Ginger" fan or "Mary-Ann" fan.  Let it be known, that yours truly, was a "Mary-Ann" fan!

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Robin Gibb Dead at 62

Robin Gibb, one-third of the legendary Gibb Brothers  better known to the world as the Bee Gees, has passed away today (May 20) at the age of 62. The news was given via an official statement:

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‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer Dies at 63 [VIDEO]

If you are an avid Q107 "Classic Rocker", you may have grown up despising DISCO.  Living through the era and spinning the sound on the AM dial, I'm just going to say it out loud in hopes we can still be friends:

I liked disco then, and I like disco now!

Maybe one day in the not too distant future, I'll post a photo of me circa 1978, wearing my stiff as a board polyester angel flight pants, a flowered shirt using only the last three buttons, so as to expose all of my two chest hairs!  Platform shoes with four inch heels, and the coup de gras, 57 chains dangling around my neck.  Yep, couldn't dance like Travolta, but sure as hell looked like him.

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‘Swamp People’ Star Mitchell Guist Dead

A sad day for the History Channel’s ‘Swamp People’ cast, crew, family and fans.

WAFB in Baton Rouge, LA, reports that Mitchell Guist was pronounced dead Monday morning at Teche Regional Hospital in Morgan City.

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Lufkin Police Release Identity of Man Found Dead in V.A. Parking Lot Tuesday Night

This morning, officials with the Lufkin Police Department released details concerning yesterday’s discovery of a man found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name was also made public for the first time.   

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Davy Jones of The Monkees Dies at Age 66

Davy Jones, the wry, height-challenged British singer from the Monkees, died of a heart attack Wednesday morning at the age of 66.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Family Bulldog Lola Dies

Lola Osbourne, the bulldog best known as Ozzy Osbourne‘s co-star in the hit reality series ‘The Osbournes,’ has died at the age of 12. Ozzy’s son Jack, who seems to have been Lola’s owner, broke the news last night (Feb. 21).

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