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Topic - Ronnie
Margaret Thatcher captured Americans’ hearts and minds in a way few other foreign leaders have done, and much of that was because of the symbiotic relationship she had with President Reagan — a relationship that in many ways mirrored the storied “special” friendship between the two countries.
Johnny Van Zant grew up in a house in Florida that had no air conditioning but plenty of Democrats. But for the 25 years he has held down his brother Ronnie's spot out front of Lynyrd Skynyrd, he's been a Republican. Had Ronnie not died in a plane crash in 1977, Mr. Van Zant thinks, he would be, too.
President Obama has developed a serious case of man love for Ronald Reagan. He just can't stop talking about him. As longtime friends of Dutch, we have to tell the president: He's just not that into you.
Robert Wilson, who as the bassist for the funk and R&B group the Gap Band had a string of hits including "You Dropped a Bomb On Me," has died. He was 53.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Merv Griffin, the big band-era crooner turned impresario who parlayed his "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" game shows into a multimillion-dollar empire, died yesterday. He was 82.