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Famous birthdays for July 7: Ringo Starr, Jim Gaffigan

Famous birthdays for July 7: Ringo Starr, Jim Gaffigan

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July 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: Advertisement -- Austrian composer Gustav Mahler in 1860 -- Russian painter Marc Chagall in 1887 -- Film director George Cukor in 1899 -- Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige in 1906 -- Bandleader Doc Severinsen in 1927 (age 93) -- Singer Mary Ford in 1924 -- Historian/author David McCullough in 1933 (age 87) -- Former Beatle Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey, in 1940 (age 80) -- Film critic Joel Siegel in 1943 File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI -- Actor Joe Spano in 1946 (age 74) -- Actor Shelley Duvall in 1949 (age 71) -- Actor Billy Campbell in 1959 (age 61) -- Comedian Jim Gaffigan in 19...
Gang Starr: The bizarre story behind their final album

Gang Starr: The bizarre story behind their final album

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"Who'd have thought you'd be rhyming with ghosts?" J Cole asks himself, as he trades bars with the late rap legend Guru on Gang Starr's new single Family and Loyalty.The answer is complicated. Really complicated.Gang Starr were the Brooklyn rap group who set the bar for street-wise, sample-chopping, socially-conscious rap in the 1990s, with singles like Just To Get A Rep, Mass Appeal and Step In The Arena.But when their charismatic frontman Guru died in 2010 from a rare form of cancer, the chances of hearing the band's unreleased music appeared to have died along with him, with the star writing a letter from his deathbed that effectively cut his musical partner DJ Premier out of his legacy. "I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anythin...
Tributes paid after Freddie Starr reported dead

Tributes paid after Freddie Starr reported dead

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Tributes have been paid to comedian Freddie Starr who has reportedly died, aged 76.The Merseyside-born comic, impressionist, singer and actor was found dead inside his home in the Costa Del Sol region of Spain, the Sun said. The BBC has not been able to confirm the reports. Comedian Bobby Davro described him as "the funniest man I have ever seen", while presenter Amanda Holden said he should be "remembered with a smile".Starr's legacyDavro said on Twitter: "I'm so sad we have lost one of our greatest comedy talents." Media playback is unsupported on your device Britain's Got Talent judge Holden tweeted: "Sad to hear of Freddie Starr passing today. His style may have fallen out of comedy fashion and favour-but ...
Ringo Starr hopes for 'peace and love' Brexit

Ringo Starr hopes for 'peace and love' Brexit

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Ringo Starr has said he hopes Theresa May can bring "peace and love" to the UK with Brexit.Asked to choose between Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the current Prime Minister, he replied that he hopes Mrs May is more likely to deliver as she is leading the country."I'm not political, but it's right now Theresa May in charge so let's hope it's going to be her," he said."She's going with the wishes of the British people, which is Brexit, and they had a vote and they said, 'Okay let's leave', and that's what she's trying to carry on."Image:Starr turned 77 on FridayThe Beatles drummer spoke during his 77th birthday celebration, at an annual event in which he invites supporters all over the world to wish for "peace and love".He was joined by Twin Peaks director David Lynch, guitarist Joe Walsh a...