"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?"
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
"By writing or reading obituaries, we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others."
Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"
"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"
One of the greatest singers of the past 100 years -- via CNN. She could do it all -- R & B, doo-wop, jazz, soul, blues, rock 'n' roll, gospel. A hitmaker whose harsh life strongly influenced her sound.
Musician, bandleader, songwriter, impresario, disc jockey, talent scout, political activist, a preacher, artist, and author -- via the New York Times. He discovered and produced Esther Phillips, the Coasters, Etta James, Hank Ballard, Jackie Wilson and many others. A genius!