Friday, December 09, 2005

United In Death - December 9

The Clog Almanac presents its Friday Mashup - of notables who all died on a December 9th.

1996 Mary Leakey - British archaeologist/anthropologist
1994 Maureen Cox Starkey - first wife of Ringo
1988 Roy Orbison - American rock music icon
1964 Edith Sitwell - British poet and author

A profile of Mary Leakey from the October 10, 1994 Scientific American appears here.

Ringo (Richard Starkey) married Maureen Cox in 1965. Brian Epstein was the best man. Cox is one of the "first wives" of Beatles band members.

Visit the link-rich profile of Roy Orbison at Wikipedia.

Edith Sitwell was a satirist who generated many great quotes:
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.”
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.”
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