Famous & 65

September 1 John Zorn, musician

Think you’ve never heard of him? John Zorn has racked upward hundreds of album credits equally a performer, composer in addition to producer inwards a broad attain of music genres, from classical, to rock, through jazz in addition to fifty-fifty surf music in addition to metal!

He’s also been lauded past times Down Beat equally “one of our close of import composers.” Zorn arranges, composes in addition to produces records, inwards add-on to playing sax, pipage organ, drums, double bass, keyboards in addition to a petty clarinet, too. He fifty-fifty established his ain tape label, Tzadik, inwards the 90s.

Tzadik has allowed Zorn to promote novel musicians exterior of the mainstream, equally good equally a prolific catalog of his ain recordings. He tours all over the world, oft performing at festivals, in addition to continues to compose for concerts, opera in addition to film.

September eleven Tommy Shaw, instrumentalist in addition to vocaliser (Styx)

Guitarist, vocaliser in addition to songwriter Tommy Shaw got his start playing with local bands inwards his native Montgomery, Alabama. When vocalist/guitarist John Curulewski abruptly left Styx correct earlier a nationwide tour, Shaw was called inwards to audition. Once they listened to his demo tape in addition to heard Shaw could sing the high harmony for “Lady,” he was hired. “The guitar never came out of the case,” he recalls.

Shaw wrote in addition to sung on vi of the band’s viii singles written earlier 1979. He wrote “Renegade” in addition to “Blue Collar Man” equally good equally singing “Sing for the Day.” Shaw also wrote “Mademoiselle,” “Shooz” in addition to “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man).” But it was his advertisement of “Come Sail Away” (written in addition to sung past times Dennis DeYoung) that got the band noticed nationally.

Ironically, it was when the DeYoung hitting “Babe” premiered inwards 1979 that the band began to fracture. Shaw was loyal to the band’s progressive/hard stone roots, in addition to he hated catering to popular radio. He also detested the DeYoung-staged Kilroy Was Here tour, fifty-fifty though it was during this fourth dimension he wrote his solely Top 10 hit, “Too Much Time on My Hands.”

Eventually, the band broke upward in addition to Shaw recorded equally a solo artist, opening shows for The Kinks in addition to Rush. But eventually Styx reunited in addition to Shaw joined inwards on in addition to off equally he also performed with his band Damn Yankees. Shaw is married to his 3rd wife, Jeanne Mason, in addition to is a strict vegetarian.

September 12 John Williams, American archer (1972 Olympic gold) 

John Williams is the solely person, ever, to tally all iii archery globe titles at the same time! No wonder he pulled the bow for the get-go Olympic archery medal for the U.S. inwards 52 years. How did he larn his start?

Naturally, he was business office of the famed “Shooting Williams Family.” I quote: “Like thence many others from his generation, he spent fourth dimension at the local archery attain with his mom in addition to dad.” Hmmm. I got an archery fix equally a youngster in addition to promptly sailed 1 over the ground where our vecino was relaxing on a lounge chair. Ended my career correct there.

But Williams began shooting inwards the men’s partition when he was xiv in addition to simply killed it. In 1984, he was named an Olympic coach, in addition to ran with the torch inwards 1996. He also worked equally a production director for Yamaha Corporation’s archery division.

September xvi Jerry Pate, golfer

When you lot win the U.S. Open equally a rookie similar Jerry Pate did inwards 1976, it’s difficult to become much higher. He had enjoyed a peachy amateur career, in addition to played on winning U.S, teams for the 1975 Eisenhower Trophy in addition to the Walker Cup. He managed to necktie teammate Jay Haas for depression amateur at the U.S. Open that year, simply earlier turning pro.

After his Open win inwards 1976, he also edged out Jack Nicklaus to claim the Canadian Open title. His authority inwards the sport led to his pick equally Rookie of the Year in addition to Co-Player of the Year. But it’s ever difficult to remain at the top. Six to a greater extent than tour victories came betwixt 1977 in addition to 1982, including several titles roughly the world. His final big victory was the Tournament Players Championship inwards 1982, which Pate celebrated past times tossing course of written report designer Pete Dye in addition to the PGA tour primary into a lake side past times side to the 18th green, earlier jumping inwards himself.

Shoulder injuries curtailed Pate’s career. He became a broadcast analyst in addition to went into work concern with a golf game course of written report pattern theater in addition to turf in addition to irrigation company. Not 1 to residue on his laurels, Pate returned to the University of Alabama for his bachelor’s inwards administrative science, graduating amongst his daughter, Jenni.

September 27 Benjamin Gene Brown, runner (1976 Olympic gold)

Benny Brown is remembered for running the minute leg inwards the 4x400 Men’s Relay at the 1976 Olympics, when the squad won gold. Brown won the 1975 NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track in addition to Field Championship at 440 yards for UCLA, in addition to then placed 4th inwards the U.S. Olympic Trials to qualify for the team.

Brown was an active player inwards the U. S. Corporate Games in addition to a part-time coach for Cal State Fullerton’s rail squad spell working for Hughes Aircraft Company. Brown was killed inwards a machine accident at the historic menses of 42.

"He was 1 of the greatest quarter-milers that ever lived," said Jim Bush, Brown's quondam UCLA coach.

"He got real mad at me once," Bush said. "I set a slower runner inwards the mile relay in addition to Benny got the baton when he was 50 yards behind the leader. He caught him in addition to won the race. He told me after, 'Don't you lot ever make that again.' I told him he ran the fastest fourth dimension he ever ran the 440 [yards]. Everyone simply laughed. This is a peachy in addition to deplorable loss."

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