RIP Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015
I grew up with Leonard, from The Untouchables, and the I Robot episode on Outer Limits, to Spock, of course, and Mission Impossible, replacing Martin Landau.
It was about that time I learned I’d seen him–looking amazingly Spockish–years before in the combined Commando Cody serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. He was on everything: Combat, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Sea Hunt, The Twilight Zone, evenGet Smart. I even saw him play Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the old Pittsburgh Public Theater back in the 1970s. He died this morning at 83. Yeah, He lived long and prospered.
*the above photo is from a party his record label threw–yeah he had a record deal–in 1969. Partying with Eric and Jimi. You don’t get to do that every day. So long, Leonard.
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Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State
Incident raises concerns a domestic or international terrorist could tamper with U.S. infrastructure.
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On this day in music history: February 27, 1971 - “Pearl”, the fourth album by Janis Joplin hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 9 weeks. Produced by Paul A. Rothchild, it is recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA from September 5 – October 1, 1970. Working with Doors producer Paul Rothchild, Janis will record her new album with The Full Tilt Boogie Band, who have backed her on a tour of Canada in the Summer of 1970, and performed with her on the Dick Cavett Show. Joplin will enter the sessions engergized and focused, having successfully kicked her heroin habit months before. Alone and depressed when her then boyfriend fails to come and visit her the previous night, will she will relapse and die of an accidental overdose on the morning of October 4, 1970. Ironically, later that day that she is due at the studio to record her final vocals for the album, on the song “Buried Alive In The Blues”. That final track will remain an instrumental on the released album. A major critical and commercial success upon its release, the album will also spin off her biggest hit “Me And Bobby McGee” hitting number one on the Hot 100 on March 20, 1971. “Pearl” is certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.