Keith Vanetta RIP

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Rest in peace to my friend and longtime fan Keith Vanetta who passed away yesterday. My condolences to his family and the many who knew him.

Posted in the Book of Condolence Thread:

by Famous when dead:

Alain dedicated this to him in June:



Further:

Link posted by Mozmar:

Interview No. 5: Keith Vanetta (2015) - Viva Love Photo Project | Conversations re: Morrissey

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The Smiths YT/Rhino: "Top Of The Pops Performances, HD Remastered Videos + Competition" (July 6, 2020)

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"Follow The Smiths and the 'The Smiths Best Of' playlist on Spotify and be entered for a chance to win a set of LPs, ‘Rank’, ‘Hatful Of Hollow’, ‘Louder Than Bombs’ and ‘The World Won't Listen’."

Links to:

Via promotional email.
Regards,
FWD.

Morrissey Central "ENNIO MORRICONE" / "MORRICONE & MORRISSEY IN ROMA" (July 6, 2020)

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"Ennio Morricone, the exalted and revered Italian composer, has died aged 91 in Rome. Morricone and his orchestra played on Morrissey's album "Ringleader Of The Tormentors"."


"I was aware that Morricone had said no to U2, no to David Bowie, and no to Robbie Williams, so I was thrilled when he said Yes to me. His contributions to my 'Ringleader Of The Tormentors' album are, naturally, completely dismissed by the jargon jugglers, but they burst and thrive in my heart forever. In reflection of the happiest days imaginable, I say the temporary parting of ar'ri've'der'ci to he who gave all to the greatness of Italia."

MORRISSEY
6 July 2020


FWD.


UPDATE July 7:

Link posted by joe frady:

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Ennio Morricone dead

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