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40 YEARS AGO

MOVIES

PATTON (d. Franklin J. Schaffner)

M.A.S.H. (d. Robert Altman)

DODES’KA-DEN (d. Akira Kurosawa)

DOMICLE CONJUGAL aka BED AND BOARD (d. Francois Truffaut)

GIMME SHELTER (d. The Maysles Brothers)

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ALBUMS

DAVID BOWIE – THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

THE BEATLES – LET IT BE

THE STOOGES – FUN HOUSE

JOHN LENNON – JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – LOADED

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COMICS


Fantastic Four #102 – The end of Stan Lee & Jack Kirby’s 102 consecutive issue-run, a comics milestone.

Lone Wolf & Cub by Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima begins in the pages of Weekly Manga Action.

Barry Windsor Smith’s run on Conan The Barbarian begins.


Detective Comics #395 is published, featuring the first Batman collaboration of Dennis O’Neil & Neal Adams.

Jack Kirby leaves Marvel Comics.

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CHRISTMAS CAROLZ II

Last year, I provided a selection of Yuletide numbers to help make anyone’s Christmas better/less suicidal. Here’s my playlist for Christmas 2009…please enjoy and drive safe!!!!!

Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, Julian Casablancas & The Roots – “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

The Killers – “A Big Red Sled”

Paul McCartney – “Wonderful Christmastime”

Weezer – “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”

Pet Shop Boys – “It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas”

The Flaming Lips – “Silent Night”/”Lord, Can You Hear Me?”

Fountains Of Wayne – “The Man In The Santa Suit”

Band Aid 20 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

The California Raisins – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Morning Musume – “Christmas Medley”

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Comics/Music: When Kirby Met Macca

So, there was this one time in 1976 when ex-Beatle and then current Winger Paul McCartney met Jack Kirby, the King of Comics.

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I’d read about this before once…on Wings’ follow-up to their smash hit Band On The Run album, (entitled Venus And Mars), McCartney featured a song called “Magneto And Titanium Man”. Both characters are Marvel Comics villains, and one (Magneto) was co-created by Kirby. This led to Kirby being invited to a Wings concert that was held in L.A. in 1976.

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Kirby, his wife and his daughter went backstage and met McCartney and the rest of Wings, and Kirby gifted Paul and his wife Linda this picture:

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So yeah, Kirby and McCartney.

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