The tragic, untimely death of Robin Williams has left his legions of fans around the world stunned. Williams’ undeniable comedic talent was applauded by, almost everyone, including President Obama, who issued the following statement: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams”. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, our regular contributor on film and media Bob Ross, will join Norman B to remember and pay tribute to a unique, genius performer.
Plus, Norman B looks back at the music that changed his life. His musical selection includes: Elvis Presley, Elmore James, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Cornell Campbell, Gregory Isaacs, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Only Ones, Killing Joke, A.R. Kane and Barzin.
Also, this week’s Hit That Never Was features a high school friend of Norman B, the legendary virtuoso guitar player and singer-songwriter, Peter Green.
Life Elsewhere air every Monday at 9.00am EST (1400 GMT)