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RIP Aretha Franklin
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:55:16 AM »

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has passed away following a battle with Cancer.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 11:37:08 AM »

Sadly, another legend has passed on.  Local radio station gave the news, then followed up with a 'mini-marathon' of some of her songs, including Freeway of Love.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 12:14:43 PM »

Not many surviving cast members of The Blues Brothers, are there.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 12:35:28 PM »

1. ^Paul Rubens, Dan Ackroyd and Frank Oz come to mind, but I can't think of any others at the moment.

2. I like roadman's reference to one of her later hits.

3. I think that  I first became aware of her from Steely Dan's "Hey, Nineteen."
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 01:21:19 PM »

Not many surviving cast members of The Blues Brothers, are there.

(Besides Ackroyd, Oz, and Rubens already mentioned...)

"The Band"...
Steve Cropper (touring with Dave Mason as we speak)
Willie Hall
Tom Malone (also part of CBS Orchestra/w David Letterman for nearly 2 decades)
Lou Marini
Murphy Dunne
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Steve Lawrence
Chaka Khan
Luther 'Guitar Jr' Johnson
Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones (Calvin & Luther were part of Muddy Waters' band that were backing up John Lee Hooker, when the brothers come upon Maxwell St)
Steven Williams (one of the troopers attempting to arrest the Brothers)
Joe Walsh (guy who jumps on table when the band performs Jailhouse Rock at the end)
Steven Spielberg
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 01:33:12 PM »

I had no idea that Cropper is still alive.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 02:09:05 PM »

Not many surviving cast members of The Blues Brothers, are there.

(Besides Ackroyd, Oz, and Rubens already mentioned...)

"The Band"...
Steve Cropper (touring with Dave Mason as we speak)
Willie Hall
Tom Malone (also part of CBS Orchestra/w David Letterman for nearly 2 decades)
Lou Marini
Murphy Dunne
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Steve Lawrence
Chaka Khan
Luther 'Guitar Jr' Johnson
Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones (Calvin & Luther were part of Muddy Waters' band that were backing up John Lee Hooker, when the brothers come upon Maxwell St)
Steven Williams (one of the troopers attempting to arrest the Brothers)
Joe Walsh (guy who jumps on table when the band performs Jailhouse Rock at the end)
Steven Spielberg
You forgot Twiggy.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 03:16:38 PM »

Not many surviving cast members of The Blues Brothers, are there.

(Besides Ackroyd, Oz, and Rubens already mentioned...)

"The Band"...
Steve Cropper (touring with Dave Mason as we speak)
Willie Hall
Tom Malone (also part of CBS Orchestra/w David Letterman for nearly 2 decades)
Lou Marini
Murphy Dunne
----
Steve Lawrence
Chaka Khan
Luther 'Guitar Jr' Johnson
Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones (Calvin & Luther were part of Muddy Waters' band that were backing up John Lee Hooker, when the brothers come upon Maxwell St)
Steven Williams (one of the troopers attempting to arrest the Brothers)
Joe Walsh (guy who jumps on table when the band performs Jailhouse Rock at the end)
Steven Spielberg
I bet most, if not all, of the orphans are still alive, too.

ETA: I believe Judy Belushi is still alive, too (she played the woman who has the cigarette bullwhipped out of her mouth during the performance of the theme from “Rawhide”)
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2018, 08:05:20 PM »

Sadly, another legend has passed on.  Local radio station gave the news, then followed up with a 'mini-marathon' of some of her songs, including Freeway of Love.

SiriusXM has fired up Channel 49 as an Aretha Franklin Tribute 
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2018, 12:45:14 AM »

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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 08:05:13 PM »

Not many surviving cast members of The Blues Brothers, are there.

(Besides Ackroyd, Oz, and Rubens already mentioned...)

"The Band"...
Steve Cropper (touring with Dave Mason as we speak)
Willie Hall
Tom Malone (also part of CBS Orchestra/w David Letterman for nearly 2 decades)
Lou Marini
Murphy Dunne
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Steve Lawrence
Chaka Khan
Luther 'Guitar Jr' Johnson
Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones (Calvin & Luther were part of Muddy Waters' band that were backing up John Lee Hooker, when the brothers come upon Maxwell St)
Steven Williams (one of the troopers attempting to arrest the Brothers)
Joe Walsh (guy who jumps on table when the band performs Jailhouse Rock at the end)
Steven Spielberg
Wasn't Cropper the one who  took a number 2 and stunk up the toilet on Seinfeld when Elaine had to use the lavatory on her plane ride back to NYC?

Also keep in mind Franklin used The Band's song The Weight and how the late Duanne Allman played guitar on her cover track of the song.


Also R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the late singer.
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Re: RIP Aretha Franklin
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2018, 04:07:59 PM »

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