Friday, November 03, 2017

Ripped in October

A selected overview of culture stars relevant to my own tastes who passed away this month. Rest in peace.

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Klaus Huber (92), Swiss composer and academic. I have not heard any of his music, but he taught some of the most important contemporary composers, including Toshio Hosokawa, Wolfgang Rihm, and Kaija Saariaho.
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Tom Petty (66), American rock musician. Although Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are seen as one of the all-time greats in the USA, their impact in Europe was limited. We have their song Refugee on the car USB stick.
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Derek Bourgeois (75), British composer. He composed 114 symphonies, and I have not heard a single one of them. 
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David Marks (64), British architect. Best known for his design of the London Eye.
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Ingvar Lidholm (96), Swedish composer. We have a handful of CD's with his works.
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Robert Guillaume (89), American actor. Fondly remembered as butler Benson in the highly original sitcom Soap (I have not seen his own spin-off series Benson). You want me to get that? 
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Fats Domino (89), American pianist and singer-songwriter. Not a personal favourite (none of his songs made it to our car MP3 USB stick, and I have none of his albums), but undoubtedly one of the greats in pop history.

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