Tony Joe White was an American singer-songwriter best known for writing “Rainy Night in Georgia“.
That song was covered in 1977 by reggae singer Watty Burnett as “Rainy Night In Portland” [above], still the best version around.
Also dead Is Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani , known for his original soundtracks for Italian films of the 1970s and 1980s.
In my universe, he is best known for writing the original soundtrack to The Laughing Woman, that strange BDSM fantasy drama [above].
Burt Reynolds was an American actor best known for his moustache, his sex appeal and (in my universe) his part in Deliverance (1972) [above].
Fakir Musafar was the original modern primitive.
The clip: Footage of Fakir performing the sundance ritual in the film Dances Sacred and Profane.
Fakir is featured from 2:35 onwards.
Harlan Ellison was an American writer known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave and speculative fiction.
Above: the complete film A Boy and His Dog.
This is the best of opportunities to finally see that film.