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    Parker released 20 singles between 1959 and 1976. They all got a lot of airplay in New Orleans. Barefootin', his sixth single, went to #2 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Hot 100 in 1966: "They're doin' a dance without any shoes. They're barefootin'." A year later, Tip Toe became his only other national chart hit. Parker was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame in 2007.

    New Orleans singer-songwriter-saxophonist Robert Parker of Barefootin' fame dies at 89

    http://www.offbeat.com/news/robert-parker-obit/

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    Peaches & Herb formed in 1966. Their hits include Reunited, Close Your Eyes, For Your Love, I Pledge My LoveLet's Fall In Love, Two Little Kids and Shake Your Groove Thing. Herb Fame (real name: Herbert Feemster) has sung and/or recorded with a succession of seven different "Peaches." Barcelona-born Meittxell Negre was Peaches #6 from 2008 to 2010. She was the only Peaches who wasn't black. Meritxell, pronounced "Mary-Chell," was runner-up on Spain's tv talent show El Trampolín in 1988, became lead singer of the Club Sutton Orchestra in 1994, moved to Nashville in 1996 and released her first CD in 2004.

    Muere cantante catalana Meritxell Negre a los 48 años

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    Sketch comedy series Monte Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC Television from 1969 to 1974 and spawned several movies, several books, several record albums and a stage play. Dallas PBS station KERA began showing episodes in October 1974 and within a year the series was airing on a majority of PBS stations – and getting high ratings. The Welsh-born Jones frequently portrayed a nude organist, a middle-aged housewife, Cardinal Biggles of the Spanish Inquisition and the morbidly obese Mr. Creosote.

    Terry Jones, Monty Python co-founder and Life Of Brian director, dies at 77

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...r-dies-aged-77

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    Karlen also appeared in multiple episodes of Kojak, Snoops, Barnaby Jones, Quincy M.E., Bay City Blues, Hill Street Blues, Murder She Wrote, Mad About You, The Doctors, Police Story and other series.

    John Karlen, Emmy-winnning actor in Dark Shadows and Cagney & Lacey, dies at 86

    https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/s...ney-lacey-dead

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    Lehrer served as moderator for 12 Presidential debates. He also wrote 20 novels and three memoirs. He was inducted into the Television Hall Of Fame in 1999.

    Jim Lehrer, co-founder and longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour, dies at 85

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...85/4554423002/

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    Among the many Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals Lion produced are Mnemonic, The Crucible, The Wedding Singer, The Garden Of Earthly Delights, Triumph Of Love, I Hate Hamlet, Jelly's Last Jam (about ragtime pianist and singer Jelly Royal Morton), Catch Me If You Can and Angels In America: Millennium Approaches. Combined, her productions have won a total of 20 Tony awards.

    Margo Lion, Tony-winning lead producer of Hairspray, dies at 75

    https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198235...pray-has-died/

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