Category: In Memoriam

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In Memoriam Roger Moore - 1927-2017

When I grew up there was a constant debate on who was the “real” James Bond. At this time there were mainly two actors that had played the character. Roger Moore and Sean Connery. One of them was the “true” James Bond and the other was not. I was in Roger Moore’s team. Not necessarily because he was a better actor or anything but the movies were funnier. There were more humor in the Bond...

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In Memoriam – Jerry Williams – 1942-2018

There’s no question what so ever about Jerry Williams status as an icon in the music business. He was active in the rock n roll scene for over 50 years. I remember him well from my youth and I believe I got some of his records back then, just to check him out. And I must admit that musically, he wasn’t my favorite by a long shot. I liked his persona though and I’ve later come...

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In Memoriam – Fats Domino – 1928-2017

Once upon a time, I collected as many classic songs as I could on cassette tapes. There were Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry of course. There was probably Bill Haley and there sure was Fats Domino. He was a true pioneer of rock n roll and it’s not hard to understand why if you take your time and listen to him. His piano playing might not be as distinctive as that of Jerry Lee Lewis...

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In Memoriam – Umberto Lenzi – 1931-2017

It’s kinda sad really. Umberto Lenzi was a really good filmmaker and did movies in all kind of genres. Maybe he wasn’t a master of them all but he was close enough to make fine movies in every aspect. The sad thing is that he’s most known for the cannibal film Cannibal Ferox, a movie that supposedly was banned in as many as 31 countries. If that’s true or if it was a way to...

Tom Petty 0

Tom Petty Passed away

To write an obituary or something similar about an artist I never really listened to and don’t know much about is hard. Sure I’ve heard him over the years but it never really grabbed me. I was a metal head after all. I did enjoy The Travelling Wilburys though. So for me, Tom Petty was first at foremost one-fifth of the super-band also containing Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. It’s unquestionable how...

Hasse Alfredsson 0

In Memoriam – Hasse Alfredsson 1931-2017

There’s few people in Swedish entertainment history that are better known than Hasse Alfredsson. I think he’s been loved by the people since the early 60’s when he collaborated with Tage Danielsson. This duo’s ideas and work has since then been somewhat of the basis of all Swedish comedy. They were the arch comedians of sorts. Of course there were people before them doing humor in Sweden but they were so productive and, I dare...

Janne Loffe Carlsson 0

Janne "Loffe" Carlsson passed away at 80!

Once again it’s time to take farewell of a person that’s been there all my life. An actor and musician that I loved for the personality he  oozed. There is no doubt in my mind that Janne Loffe Carlsson was a really nice man. I know that he lived not far away from where I was raised. But I never ran into him, it would have been quite possible of course. Janne Loffe Carlsson was...

Tobe Hooper 0

Tobe Hooper Died

Another childhood hero bites the dust. Aren’t we all getting old when one by one of you childhood heroes dies? It sure seems that way. I’ve seen a few film by Tobe Hooper over the years but now I realize that there weren’t that many of them. If you look at the filmography there is a handful few that really stick out, the rest are TV episodes and stuff like that. Some movie are awesome...

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Martin Landau passed away

My first Encounter with Martin Landau was probably the Sci-Fi show Space: 1999. Here in Sweden the show was aired as “Månbas Alpha” which translated means “Moon Base Alpha”. I don’t know which is the better title for the show but it really doesn’t matter. When the show was released in Sweden a few years ago I had very vague memories of it. I got the series though and I started to remember fragments of...

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George A. Romero died

Why is it that George A. Romero never was considered to be one of the great directors of our time? Sure, among fans of horror he was considered a God but I don’t think that general movie goers knew anything about him. Yet he almost single-handed created a whole sub-genre! The Zombie films wouldn’t have been what they are if it weren’t for his vision. What George A. Romero did was to take a creature...