Deaths in 2013
The folk-rock band Sweetwater was the scheduled opening act for Woodstock ‘69, but they were stuck in traffic on the way to the festival, so, as has been reported elsewhere,
Richie Havens had been among the first to arrive at the performers’ staging area in nearby Liberty, New York. As the afternoon wore on and the crowd, estimated at 500,000 people, waited for the show to begin, concert organizers persuaded Havens, along with his guitarist, Paul Williams, and his drummer, Daniel Ben Zebulon, to squeeze into a helicopter with their two conga drums and two guitars for the quick ride to the festival stage. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-22/richie-havens-who-opened-woodstock-music-festival-dies-at-72.html
The rest is music history:
It's still a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, but it's a little less wacky now that Jonathan Winters has gone to entertain at the heavenly comedy clubs.
Apologies to those offended by previous entry. Out of respect, it has been removed. Mea Culpa.
Mod edit: Locked because we can't have nice things. Also, I'd appreciate reading a quick message: Lately I have been locking or removing threads that go off the religion and politics rules and leaving it at that, because of the events tonight I'm doing that today also. However, from now on, political/religious comments in unpublished or locked threads will still result in Bolivia. If an OP is political that will be dealt with more harshly than comments as soon as one of the mods gets to it. Best case scenario: this might mean we can move closer to having nice things. At the very least standards will become more uniform.
I understand that many people have strong feelings either way about Margaret Thatcher, and I missed the original OP, but moving forward any blatant crossing of the politics/religion line will be dealt with and we're not going to play the "but (s)he started it" game. JGB.