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NPR remembrances of remarkable individuals. Also obituaries and and tributes to great individuals. Subscribe to the Remembrances podcast.

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:40:00 -0400

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'Gong Show' Host Chuck Barris Dies; Game Show Creator Was 87

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:40:00 -0400

Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Critics called Barris "The King of Schlock" or "The Baron of Bad Taste."

Chuck Berry Taught Me How To Be An American

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:46:00 -0400

For the author, the child of an immigrant, the discovery of Berry's songs — two decades after they were recorded — decoded the meaning of American youth culture.

Choreographer Trisha Brown, Who Reshaped Modern Dance, Dies At 80

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Trisha Brown, a choreographer who cemented the traditions of American postmodern dance, has died. She was 80. Brown is remembered by her colleagues for her dedication, attention to detail and art.

Robert Silvers, Longtime Editor Of 'The New York Review Of Books,' Dies At 87

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400

Silvers co-founded the journal with Barbara Epstein in 1963. It quickly became a leading forum where authors and critics grappled with cultural issues — and with each other.

David Rockefeller — Philanthropist, Banker And Collector — Dies At 101

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:41:00 -0400

The grandson of an oil baron, Rockefeller made his own name as the chief of Chase Manhattan Bank. But he was known nearly as well for his prodigious collections — of art, contacts and even beetles.

Remembering Rock N' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:00 -0400

The legendary guitarist, songwriter and singer died Saturday at the age of 90. Rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Berry's music and career. Originally broadcast in May 2008.

Rock 'N' Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dies At 90

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Chuck Berry is being remembered as the man who taught the world rock and roll. Berry, who died at age 90, dared to swagger, crafted the guitar riff and emphasized storytelling.

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dies At 88

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Breslin was the tabloid voice of the little guy, famous for celebrating gritty New York City characters in newspaper columns, as well as several books of fiction and non-fiction.

Legendary Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dies At 88

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:34:00 -0400

Jimmy Breslin was an old school reporter. His techniques are still taught in journalism schools today as he continues to inspire new reporters to find the gravediggers, and tell their stories.

Tributes To Chuck Berry Pour In: 'One Of My Big Lights Has Gone Out'

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:10:00 -0400

Chuck Berry, one of the founders of rock and roll, died Saturday night at age 90. Almost immediately, the tributes started rolling in from some of the most famous names in music.

Record Producer Chuck Granata Remembers Chuck Berry

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to author and record producer Chuck Granata about Chuck Berry, who has died at age 90.

A Reading Of Derek Walcott's 'Love After Love'

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

Poet Derek Walcott died this past week. Actor Tom Hiddleston reads his poem, "Love After Love."

A Moment Of Chuck Berry's Music

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:02 -0400

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro remembers the musician with a moment of music.

A Father Of Rock 'N' Roll, Chuck Berry Dies At 90

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

Legendary musician Chuck Berry helped defined early rock 'n' roll has died. He was 90. NPR guest host Ray Suarez speaks with Rolling Stone music critic Peter Guralnick about his life and influence.

Royal Robbins, Pioneer Of American Rock Climbing, Dies At 82

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0400

In the 1950s and '60s, rock climber Royal Robbins put up big wall routes on cliffs in the Yosemite Valley that nobody had ever imagined. He also wrote influential books on climbing, and helped change rock climbing practices to be more environmentally sensitive. Robbins died on Tuesday at the age of 82.