We Lost an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award Winner Today – RIP Marvin Hamlisch

That’s right, Marvin Hamlisch was one of only eleven to ever win all four prestigious awards not to mention he also won multiple Golden Globes, as well.

Unfortunately, the composer passed away today at age 68.

Locally, Hamlisch’s name was synonymous with the San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops, as he was the principal conductor.

Another huge musical loss in 2012, RIP Marvin Hamlisch!

RIP Andy Griffith Another Piece of Americana Passes Away July 3, 2012

Sad to hear the news today that Andy Griffith passed away at 86 years old. Everyone growing up in American pop culture knows Andy Griffith either as Sheriff Taylor on his self named sitcom or later as detective Ben Matlock.

In addition to his acting roles Griffith was always associated with music. Singing on the Andy Griffith show, in his past movie roles and he even won a Grammy Award.

For those of us who grew up in front of our TVs in the 70s & 80s The Andy Griffith Show is definitely a piece of our upbringing and Andy Griffith will be missed! RIP