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Dick Butkus was one of the greatest and most feared middle linebackers in NFL history. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Chicago Bears linebacker was a vicious and punishing hitter who made eight Pro Bowls in his nine NFL seasons.
Tim Wakefield was the MLB knuckleballer who won 200 major league games, including 186 with the Boston Red Sox. I like this line from ESPN: Wakefield was also an eight-time nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award that goes to a ballplayer for exemplary sportsmanship and community involvement, winning it in
Michael Gambon, one of the leading thespians of his generation, is probably best knwon for playing Albus Dumbledore in most of the “Harry Potter” movies.
Brooks Robinson made 18 All-Star appearances over a 23-year career spent exclusively in Baltimore, and was a member of the franchise's 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.
David McCallum starred as Illya Kuryakin alongside Robert Vaughn’s Napoleon Solo in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and had a supporting role as pathologist Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on the top-rated series “NCIS” decades later,
Roger Whittaker was the folk singer best known for songs like "New World In The Morning", "If I Were A Rich Man" and "The Last Farewell".
I've recorded a few episodes about Attic Records, the Canadian record label that was formed in 1974 by Al Mair and Tom Williams. There was my conversation with Kevin Shea and Steve Waxman, and my chat with the late Al Mair. Not to mentions chats with Lee Aaron, Maestro Fresh-Wes,
Gary Wright musician and composer best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive". Shout out to Wayne's World.
Steve Harwell was a founding member and longtime lead singer of Smash Mouth, best known for its chart-topping singles “All Star” and “I’m a Believer.”
Parrotheads are mourning the loss of beach bum rock snger-songwriter Jimmy Buffett who is best known for the hits "Margaritaville", "Come Monday", and "Cheeseburger in Paradise".
Bob Barker hosted The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007, but you might know him from his cameo in Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore.
Terry Funk, considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, wrestling for the following promotions: All Japan Pro Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, the International Wrestling Association of Japan, Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, the United States Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation and multiple National Wrestling Alliance
Rick Jeanneret called Sabres games from 1971 until his retirement in 2022. He retired as the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in NHL history. Rick had some memorable calls, but here's his call of Brad May's overtime goal in 1993 that sent the Buffalo Sabres to the second round of the Playoffs
Bobby Baun played in the NHL for 17 years, winning the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967. Bobby Baun is best knwon for scoring a key goal on a broken leg. On April 23, 1964, having fractured his ankle earlier in the game,
Rodion Amirov was drafted in the first round, 15th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
Hal Harbour, whose real name was Doug Barron, has passed away. We recently had a great conversation about his time at CFNY 102.1 as Director of Canadian Content, the talent he worked with, his music with Stunt Chimps for Burgess Meredith, playing Steve Rogers in Trailer Park Boys, surfing,
Johnny Hardwick was a writer, actor and comedian best known for voicing Dale Gribble on King of the Hill.
Robbie Robertson was The Band's lead guitarist and songwriter who recorded such classics as "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." I quite liked his 1987 solo debut with such hits as "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" and "Showdown at Big Sky".
William Friedkin was the director best known the crime thriller film The French Connection, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director, and the supernatural horror film The Exorcist, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.
Mark Margolis was an actor who received an Emmy nom for portraying Hector Salamanca on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He also played the Bolivian henchman Alberto the Shadow in Brian De Palma’s Scarface; the gravelly voiced landlord Mr. Shickadance looking for the rent in Ace Ventura: Pet
Paul Reubens was the actor, comedian, writer, producer, and children's entertainer best known for his character Pee-wee Herman.
Randy Meisner was a founding member of The Eagles who co-wrote the Eagles hit "Take It to the Limit", which he also sang.
Sinéad O'Connor was the Irish singer who rose to fame in the 1990s with a hit recording of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U and became known for her outspoken political activism and mental health struggles.
Tony Bennett was the master pop vocalist who had a professional career spanning eight decades with a No. 1 album at age 85.
Jane Birkin was an actress and singer who rose to stardom in the film Blow-Up. This started a tumultuous relationship with Serge Gainsbourg, with whom she recorded the hit Je t’aime … moi non plus.