In Memoriam: Levon Helm

 Posted by on April 21, 2012  In Memoriam
Apr 212012
 
In Memoriam: Levon Helm

Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm was born in Arkansas on May 26, 1940. Most know his claim to fame to be as the drummer for The Band, but Helm was in fact a multi-instrumentalist. He was also a vocalist and did some acting. Helms started his performing career in the late 1950′s with Ronnie Hawkins. The Hawks re-located to Canada in 1959 and signed with Roulette …READ MORE

In Memoriam: Mike Wallace

 Posted by on April 9, 2012  In Memoriam
Apr 092012
 
In Memoriam: Mike Wallace

Long before alternative cable channels became established, the alphabet media (ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS) was what America watched. My family, probably like millions of others, would gather around the television each Sunday night and watch “60 Minutes,” As a result, Mike Wallace was a regular personality in my life back then. He and his associates introduced me to people living lives far removed  from …READ MORE

In Memoriam: Jim Marshall

 Posted by on April 7, 2012  In Memoriam
Apr 072012
 
In Memoriam: Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall owned a reasonably successful music store in London. Among his customers, as the story is told, were up and coming rockers Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and Pete Townshend (The Who). Sensing an industry need and seeing a business opportunity, Marshall recruited Dudley Craven and went to work creating amplifiers. He founded Marshall Amplification in 1962 and after developing numerous prototypes, he approved …READ MORE

Mar 062012
 
In Memoriam: Van Thurmond Barfoot

Highlighting one of the many ailments from which America suffers, back in December of 2009, the Sussex Square homeowner’s association denied an old man the ability to raise the American flag on a pole erected in his yard. The old man, Van Barfoot, then age 90, was a war veteran and not the least bit gun-shy. He contested the order and his son described the …READ MORE