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RIP Vangelis (1943 – 2022)

Blade Runner (1982)

Vangelis was a Greek composer known for film music such as Blade Runner (1982), “Chariots of Fire” (1981) and “1492: Conquest of Paradise” (1992) on the one hand; and pop songs such as “Let It Happen” (1973), “State of Independence” (1981) and “I’ll Find My Way Home” (1981) on the other.

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RIP Lino Capolicchio (1943 – 2022)

Lino Capolicchio was an Italian actor, screenwriter, and director known for performances in such films as Escalation (1968), The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) and The House with Laughing Windows (1976).

Opening scene to Escalation, a film qualifiable as the Italian version of The Trip . Lino is the young man on the bicycle.

RIP Orlando Julius (1943 – 2022)

Ashiko

Orlando Julius was a Nigerian composer, saxophonist, singer, and songwriter, known for compositions as “Ashiko” (1975 or earlier).

“Kawa oma ranti, ranti ile o, isedale baba awa” on “Going Back to My Roots” (1977) by Lamont Dozier can be heard at 5:34.

His voice and text “kawa oma ranti, ranti ile o, isedale baba awa” [we will always remember the roots of our parents] is featured on “Going Back to My Roots” (1977) by Lamont Dozier.

RIP Eve Babitz (1943 – 2021)

Clip of what Fiorucci was like, Babitz wrote the best text I know of the brand and the shopping experience.

Eve Babitz was an American artist and writer. She is best known for playing chess in the nude with Marcel Duchamp.

She is a figure central to L. A. history of the late 20th century and has been called a groupie and a socialite.

She is also the author of Fiorucci: The Book (1980), a book which has become very expensive.

However, you can read the text of Fiorucci: The Book in I Used to Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz (2019).

RIP Raffaella Carrà (1943 – 2021)

Raffaella Carrà  dancing in “Prisencolinensinainciusol” (1972)

Raffaella Carrà  was an Italian showbiz person known for her dancing in “Prisencolinensinainciusol” (1972) and her singing and low-cut suit in “A far l’amore comincia tu” (1976).

A far l’amore comincia tu” (1976)

The song is featured prominently in Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000) by Ozon.

Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

In 2011, French DJ Bob Sinclar sampled the original Italian version of “A far l’amore comincia tu” and included it in his single “Far l’amore” which was later featured in The Great Beauty (2013).

“Far l’amore” as featured in The Great Beauty (2013).