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Boomer's Entertainers Are Starting to Die

Original post made by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Sep 16, 2009

I am not describing an epidemic. It's just that some folks that I saw on TV and heard on radio in the '60s and 70's are reaching the end of life.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm


Unlimited Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll are not a formula for a long healthy life.

Patrick Swayzee stopped drinking but continued to smoke till the end.




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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Travers and Gibson were both in their 70s. Sounds more like old age than the evils of a rock and roll lifestyle. Or do you think leukemia is some sort of punishment.

Swayze's smoking is more a sign of a dancer's lifestyle--starts with weight control.

None of them were actually rock and rollers.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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As parents we are concerned about the message self destructive popular entertainers send to our kids.
Michael Jackson is a recent example. We hold teachers and politicians to a higher standard in their personal lives, why not entertainers who appeal to kids?