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Birthdays and Farewells

By Rich Heldenfels Published: May 31, 2013

 

Happy birthday today to Clint Eastwood, at 83 one of our best living directors. But he is even more remembered as an iconic actor, with the video above hitting on some of the iconography.

Happy birthday also to Lenny Welch, who is still out there singing. His signature tune:

 

As for farewells, Marvin Junior of the Dells has passed away.

Obits have tended to focus on "Oh, What a Night," but this is the Dells we are talking about. "Stay in My Corner" remains one of the great soul-harmony epics of all time, for one thing. And they were very important to the fine music film "The Five Heartbeats," and contributed this gem to the soundtrack:

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