Monday, June 23, 2008

Crazy, Profane, and Always Entertaining - George Carlin Dies at 71

The first guest host of the now iconic 'Saturday Night Live', George Carlin died yesterday at the age of 71. The contemporary of Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor acquainted us with the "seven words you can never say on television."

Carlin was slated to receive the 2008 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor November 10th from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Real Guitar Hero Gets A Rockin' Goodbye

After a stroke and a heart attack, 79 year old Bo Diddley was laid to rest today in Florida. A true rock and roll pioneer, the Chess Records guitarist never made it big like other names: Little Richard, Fats Domino or Chuck Berry. It took a new generation of musicians to bring this founding father's signature riffs to light in their new brand of rock and roll.

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Rock Pioneer Dies At 79

Uncut Magazine Interview by Simon Goddard

AP Photos:B.B. King and Bo Diddley in 2002 at the opening of King's Blues Club and Grill in New York.Square guitar in hand, Bo Diddley performs during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, March 14, 2005.