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TV, Quips and the Day the Music Died

Patricia Sullivan

The director and co-executive producer of more than 50 episodes of the X Files has died.

Only someone who never attended rock concerts in the 70s would lead with "Sweet Home Alabama" for a Lynyrd Skynyrd musician's obit. Consumer demand was always exemplified by the guy back in the crowd (and there was always one) who screamed "FREE BIRD!!!" until the band played it.

A New Zealander has been collecting clever last words to say on your deathbed.

We're not much on anniversaries here, but this is a memorable week: Jan. 27, 1967 was the Apollo 1 fire that killed three U.S. astronauts and Feb. 2, 1959 is known as the night the music died, when Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens all died in an Iowa plane crash.

By Patricia Sullivan |  January 29, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  | Category:  Patricia Sullivan , The Daily Goodbye
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