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The things you learn. I was reading a news article about actor Mark Wahlberg, and didn't know that he had a career as a rapper before he went into acting. He was the front man of a band called Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch. I think going into acting was a good move.

 

 

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I was reading about Jimmy Buffet and I was quite surprised to find, that unlike a lot of singers, he's a shrewd investor, and worth around US$600M. He owns a casino and restaurants, and is a property developer, too.

 

Even though a lot of his songs are about dope smoking, partying, getting drunk, and having a good time, his persona is not like that at all, and I find him quite a likeable, easy-going bloke, who has never appeared to have seriously abused drink or drugs.

 

 

 

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He's no relation, but apparently Warren occasionally cracks jokes, about "his cousin Jimmy".  :cheezy grin:

 

Here's another highly under-rated and probably largely forgotten muso who was a master lyric writer, as well as a good singer. In addition, he was instrumental in addressing world hunger, and often gave hunger benefit concerts for no fee.

He died at age 38 in 1981 as a result of being hit in the rear by a truck on the Long Island Expressway as he tried to change lanes. His VW Rabbit caught fire, but he wasn't seriously burnt in the crash, he died from severe internal injuries.

He's the only singer I know who received a Congressional Medal of Honour posthumously, for his humanitarian work.

 

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/07/17/Harry-Chapin-dies-at-38-in-car-crash/6319364190400/

 

His song, "I Wanna Learn a Love Song" is the true story of how he met his wife, Sandra Chapin, who was previously married, and 8 yrs older than him. They were happily married for 13 years and had 2 children, while he was stepfather to her 3 children from her earlier marriage. Sandra Chapin won a US$12M payout for Harrys death in a negligence lawsuit against the truck drivers company, and used the money to continue humanitarian work via the Harry Chapin Foundation.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Chapin

 

 

 

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I did see the two different names,

Could there be more than ONE charley Chaplin  film, with him singing.

It,s very hard to get the old fifties movies now.

I,m looking for : No Resting Place :  1951 , paul Rotha : starring,  michael Ghough, and my late bro-inlaw.

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Another musician who's had an interesting career is Annie Lennox. Apart from the odd bit of music and her humanitarian and charity work, these days she's Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

 

 

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4 hours ago, old man emu said:

How many stopped as soon as they found one number that was not 803?

If you go by the instruction, " Spot the number that is not 803.", everyone should have.

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8 hours ago, Marty_d said:

If you go by the instruction, " Spot the number that is not 803.", everyone should have.

Marty, you must be a defence barrister because that is the format of questions they put to Crown witnesses to cast doubt on the credibility of the witness' evidence. Say that in answer to that question, the witness said, "808". That's a truthful answer, but the next question from the barrister would be, "How did you miss the other five numbers?" Followed by, "Did you examine the evidence more completely?" By this time the witness is getting confused and if they try to expand on their answer the barrister will simply shut them down with, "Yes or no. Did you examine the evidence more completely?". The jury loses faith in the witness.

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