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RIP Cornelia Frances best known as Morag from Home & Away or if you are older Sons & Daughters & Prisoner

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Also earlier in the week respected NZ Runner Dick Quax.

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Matt "Guitar" Murphy from the Blues Brothers Band,  aged 88.

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On 16/06/2018 at 11:39 PM, Jenesyde said:

Matt "Guitar" Murphy from the Blues Brothers Band,  aged 88.

I unashamedly lifted this from wiki...

[Matt] Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, and was educated in Memphis, where his father worked at the Peabody Hotel. Murphy learned to play guitar when he was a child. In 1948 he moved to Chicago, where he joined the Howlin' Wolf band, which at the time featured Little Junior Parker. In 1952, Murphy recorded with Little Junior Parker and Ike Turner. This resulted in the release, “You’re My Angel”/“Bad Women, Bad Whiskey”(Modern 864), credited to Little Junior Parker and the Blue Flames.

Murphy worked a lot with Memphis Slim, including on his album At the Gate of Horn (1959). Murphy recorded two albums with Chuck Berry and was also featured in works by KoKo Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Buddy Guy, Etta James, and Otis Rush.

He gave a memorable performance in 1963 on the American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe with his "Matt's Guitar Boogie". Freddie King is said to have once admitted that he based his "Hide Away" on Murphy's playing during this performance.

In the 1970s, Murphy associated with harpist James Cotton, recording over six albums. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi attended one of their performances and subsequently asked Murphy to join the touring band of The Blues Brothers. Murphy appeared in the films The Blues Brothers (1980) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), playing the husband of Aretha Franklin. He performed with the Blues Brothers Band until the early 2000s.

Murphy's signature guitar is manufactured by Cort Guitars. He visited the Cort factory in Korea in 1998, and later that year the MGM-1 was introduced. Most of these guitars have a sunburst or honey finish. They are made of agathis, with a mahogany neck, and have two humbuckers and single volume and tone controls. This model was produced until 2006; 78 were sold, according to factory numbers.

Murphy suffered a stroke in the summer of 2002 but returned to perform a few years later.[8] He resided in Miami, Florida until his death on June 15, 2018.

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I still love that first movie.

RIP XXXTentacion. Shot and later passed away today at the age of 20.

Im not the biggest fan of these new soundcloud artists but even though this kid had some pretty shady stuff going on. You can't deny he's one of the few soundcloud artists that had genuine talent

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22 hours ago, that_black_guy said:

pretty shady stuff going on

Bit of an understatement?

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RIP Vader.  One of the biggest men to climb the top rope.

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I loved his intro to his song. IT'S TIME! IT'S TIME! IT'S VADER TIME!

RIP.

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Damn rip vader. I had heard he had some health issues and the dr only gave  him a couple years.

Also chur to matt guitar murphy

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On 20/06/2018 at 1:31 PM, JorDogg said:

Bit of an understatement?

Because long list is long. Probably worth noting he did seem to be turning stuff around, but yea. Kid had done some pretty horrible shit in his time

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29 minutes ago, djkicks said:

What kind of stuff?

Prob not really appropriate to detail it all here but its all over the interwebs.

Basically wife abuser on a bit of a sadistic level, high levels of violence aginst innocient people for fun it seems, loads of pretty awful stuff said publicly with threats to other peoples kids. A true role model! lol

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They say you can become more famous when you're dead, if you need evidence of this then check out the Top 50 right now on Spotify - XXXTenacion has top 7 songs, with 10 million daily plays on the number 1 song. Wonder what the list was like the day before he was shot? 

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RiP Vader used to be one of my go tos in In Your House.

Also I had never heard of Xxxtentacleporn till he died but he sounds like a terrible person.

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^ lmao at the rename

I googled what he did. Not a good guy.  There is a video of him singing a song on stage and a dude comes and knocks him out and he gets carried off stage like a baby by security and his singing carries on. Very entertaining.

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RIP Chester Bennington, forever cherish your live performance. we should learnt to speak up more and lend an ear to those who needs it.

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On ‎22‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 1:12 PM, flukestah said:

RIP Chester Bennington, forever cherish your live performance. we should learnt to speak up more and lend an ear to those who needs it.

did you only just hear...?

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Haven't been able to get on the laptop for a few days but RIP to Old Man from Pawn Stars & Robert Swift of the Shins & Black Keys

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RIP The Queen of Soul

Also from our wrestling thread JIm "The Anvil" Neidhart 

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Damn she was a good singer, i was first introduced to her from my fathers love of the movie The Blues brothers. Awesome talent.

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