2020-12-21 00:43:20 UTC
With the late Stuart's expiration today, ALSO dead is the disbanded British Invasion act Chad & Jeremy--notwithstanding that Jeremy Clyde is, thank Zoroaster, still living and working in showbiz and tunesbiz.
Reviewing the C&J wiki entry, I never realized how many '60s sitcoms their US agent landed for them, although everyone remembers them on Batman, no?
CLOSING SIDE NOTE:
Incidentally*, SO sorry for the long silence herein, y'all--and even sorrier I never got around to explaining why I had never heard of Sam Shepard's unfortunate death!--but I'm afraid I've been more than busy of late. I'm preoccupied with some deadlined writing projects, so my mini-essays herein shall remain unwritten as well as unpublished, something I imagine most if not nearly all y'all shall respond to yourselves with, "What, no mo' Styble, all winter** I sure hope? Well, then 2020 ain't ALL bad!"
Ergo: Merry [and healthy!] New Year 2021 one and all herein, and NEVER FORGET: people everywhere on Christmas Day 2004 pretty much figured all the big news had already occurred that year...when the VERY NEXT morning, Boxing Day 2004, surf was, uh, UP in the Indian Ocean, with those hundreds of thousands unlucky folk swept away making THAT arguably the #1 story of the year. (Moral of the memory: do NOT compile your Big Stories of 2020 roster until AT THE EARLIEST 12/30/2020; in fact, about 10 pm on 12/31 would be more prudent.)
* An adverb Prager University czar Dennis Prager--who endlessly brags to his ever-suffering commercial newstalk radio audience how meticulously he speaks the English language--insists on mispronouncing without its penultimate syllable, a regionalism that, while listed by some respected dictionaries as commonly-used and thus acceptable, nonetheless makes anyone so saying it sound lazily uneducated.
** Right this moment well less than 24 hours distant; the winter solstice*** here throughout the northern hemisphere occurs sometime Monday morning during the minute***** of 8:30 am Eastern/5:30 am Pacific.
*** Remarkably concurrent with that Jupiter/Saturn conjunction just past sunset tomorrow in the southwestern sky, the closest since the 16th Century and the most-EASILY****-seen since something like the 13th Century.
**** Inasmuch as that one back in Galileo's era appeared quite close to the sun, from the perspective of earth.
***** But ONLY for an instant; as anyone who knows 7th grade astronomy understands, solstices, like full moons, only happen instantaneously, even though wall calendars imply they last 24 hours.