Links to the past, with relevance today:
ROLLING STONE: Blondie's co-founders — Debbie Harry and Chris Stein — as well as Barry Manilow have sold their entire catalogues to Hipgnosis, which will license it up the wazoo. Clearly, these older artists are considering the limiting qualities of a pandemic and are at the ends of their careers and are (deservedly) cashing out. I'd love to know the dollar amounts!
DO YOU REMEMBER?: Oldest-living Marine veteran just turned 105.
EXTRATV: RIP Reni Santoni, whose career stretched back to the '60s, and who was phenomenal as Poppie on Seinfeld (1994-1998).
KENNETH IN THE (212): Two things (just two) that the new Go-Go's doc got wrong-wrong.
PEOPLE: Nagasaki A-bomb survivor recalls that devastating day on the 75th anniversary that the bomb dropped.
BBC: A good, deep dive into, "The Gay Ecstasy of the Village People."