Category Archives: we are the dead

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Ben E. King

Spanish Harlem. Ben E. King, who for Christ sake must have been all of 22 years old when he recorded this perfect song, died yesterday at age 76. 1960.

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Louie Louie

Louie Louie. The Kingsmen whose Jack Ely, a guy who turned in one of the great deranged rock vocals, died yesterday at age 71. 1963.

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Cynthia Lennon

Sorry, girls, he’s married: John and Cynthia Lennon, who died today at age 75, in London airport. February 7, 1964.

“If I’d known as a teenager what falling for John Lennon would lead to, I would have turned ’round right then and walked away.”

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Gimme Shelter

Because Albert Maysles, who was partially responsible for bringing us one of the greatest moments in the history of cinema (when that dude from the Jefferson Airplane got his clock cleaned by one of the Angels in Gimme Shelter), died yesterday, here’s an appreciation of Gimme Shelter from Films and Filming. August 1971.

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You Don't Own Me

Japanese picture sleeve for You Don’t Own Me (and It’s My Party). Lesley Gore, who died today at age 68.

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Anita Ekberg

Fellini directs Anita Ekberg, who died today at age 83, in La Dolce Vita. 1960.

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Zabriskie Point

Daria Halprin and Rod Taylor (who died yesterday at age 84) in Zabriskie Point. Antonioni. 1970.

I realize that this is a pretty crummy photo of Taylor but the stills photographer on Zabriskie Point seems to have favored Daria.