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  • Ginger Baker: 10 Tracks That Show His Drumming Genius – Rolling Stone

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...a-kuti-890696/

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    • "Beware of Mr. Baker" is a must watch documentary whether you're a fan or not. Great story well told.

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      • The Mount Rushmore of rock & roll drummers:

        Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Neil Peart
        Did my dog just fall into a pothole???

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        • Rip Taylor, 84
          “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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          • One crazy mofo. I mean that in a good way.
            Last edited by Drumbones; 07-10-2019, 02:17 AM.
            Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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            • Leroy Fuller, founder of Earls restaurant, dies at 90

              “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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              • Oh. Bus... better phone my sister, she knew him
                Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                • Alexi Leonov, first man to walk in space.

                  http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/...ies-at-85.aspx

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                  • Ted Green has died. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Green
                    Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                    • Originally posted by norwoodguy View Post
                      The Mount Rushmore of rock & roll drummers:

                      Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Neil Peart
                      Add Keith Moon to that list.

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                      • ^^Ted Green could have died in that stick fight 50 years ago.
                        "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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                        • Yes his brain was exposed. I heard a player, who was on the ice at the time, in an interview say that his skull was cracked open and you could actually see his brain. 🧠 jeez.
                          Last edited by Drumbones; 12-10-2019, 06:28 PM.
                          Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                          • Wayne Maki died of cancer five years later.
                            "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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                            • At only 29 and of brain cancer.
                              Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                              • Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                                So he was an immigrant.

                                More here:

                                Bus Fuller, 90, invented now-widely imitated premium-casual chain-dining concept - The Globe and Mail

                                “said his son Stan Fuller, with whom he founded the first Earls, in Edmonton in 1982.

                                Today, there are 65 Earls and 28 Joey restaurants in Canada and the United States, plus 12 local restaurants and one beach house run by a family company controlled by Mr. Fuller’s four sons: Stan, Jeff, Stewart and Clay. The family also controls a majority stake in Cactus Club Café restaurants.”
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                                “But in 1982, when the first Earls opened with a simple menu of 16 burgers – all made fresh to order (which was rare), craft beers and an exotic outdoor patio, Western Canada was in the midst of a recession. It was an inexpensive, laid-back restaurant where people could go out for a nice meal at prices they could afford.”



                                “Mr. Fuller used that money to move the family to Edmonton, where he opened his first A&W franchise. He later bought out the A&W franchisee for Vancouver Island and Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. In 1968, they moved to Vancouver and over the next few years, he grew the A&W chain to 47 locations in Alberta and British Columbia.”

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                                ““He lost some equity, but was made president and that’s how Fuller’s [a pioneering all-day coffee concept] and Corkscrew [a steakhouse chain] was created.””


                                https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...-casual-chain/
                                There’s a couple interesting comments below that article.
                                Last edited by KC; 14-10-2019, 05:21 AM.

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