R.I.P. Warren

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Hollie Newton
Sep 13, 2013

 

50 years ago, 1963: At the Movies: Ian Fleming's Dr. No starring Sean Connery, Billy Wilder's Irma LaDouce with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, and the Three Stooges go Around the World in a Daze.

25 years ago, 1988: Ohio's only black congressman, Louis Stokes of Cleveland, was the keynote speaker for the annual dinner banquet of Sandusky's Progress Lodge No. 85 of the Free and Accepted Mason's at the Sheraton Inn. 

10 years ago, 2003: Warren Zevon, singer-songwriter, died at the age of 56. Famous for rock hits like "Werewolves of London," Excitable Boy," and "Lawyers, Guns and Money," Zevon died in this sleep at this home.

Comments

Contango

"I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's

His hair was perfect"

One of the great "strange" song lyrics of all time.

Thanks for the mental image. RIP.

The New World Czar

"Well I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians too?"

Off the charts lyrics in all his tunes.

Contango

"Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan"

Never needed 'em all at once, but I've sometimes understood the sentiment. :)

wetsu

Zevon's opening line to WWoL is ranked among the greatest lyrics ever...

"I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
walking through the streets of Soho in the rain.
He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook's,
going to get a big dish of beef chow mein

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I have always been a fan of warren. I really love the line from keep me in your heart, if I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less. Excitable boy was always a favorite and roland the headless thompson gunner. Come to think about it a quiet normal life was an amazing album

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He died september 7th 2003

Bherrle

Ya hear him howlin round your kitchen door, ya better not let him in.

Little old lady got mutilated late last night, Werewolves of London again.

Great song.