Local Bands/Claim To Fame?

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  1. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    *bump*

    There must be someone else who lives near a band or artist! :confused:
     
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    The best I could do is to relate that a co-worker of mine once played keyboards with the Robben Ford Band during his high school days in northern California when Robben and his group were still a garage band.
     
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    Not a band or artist but Tim Henman is an Oxfordshire bloke and Emma Watson who plays Hermionie in the Potter films lives really close to me.
     
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    Not a band but I went to school with Joanne Whalley.
     
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    Ween, The Bloodhound Gang, George Thorogood.

    Rumor has it that George Thorogood went to my high school.
     
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    John Waters, as In "Hairspray", Jayda Pinkett Smith, Billie Holiday
     
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    I'll go crazy on this one and list all sorts of people.

    Dianne Wiest (Actress; The Lost Boys, Edward Scissorhands)
    Tom Watson (Pro Golfer)
    Harry S Truman (33rd President of the United States)
    Kate Spade (Fashion Designer)
    Paul Rudd (Actor; Clueless, The 40 Year Old Virgin)
    Dr. Phil McGraw (Psychologist, TV Host)
    Rush Limbaugh (Radio Talk Show Host)
    Craig Kilborn (Actor, Talk Show Host)
    Ernest Hemingway (Novelist)
    Paul Henning (Writer/Director of "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV show)
    Jessica Harp (Member of "The Wreckers" with Michelle Branch)
    Jean Harlow (1930's Actress and Sex Symbol)
    Donald J Hall Sr. (Owner and creator of Hallmark Cards)
    Eddie Griffin (Comedian, Actor)
    Friz Freleng (Cartoonist; Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies)
    Melissa Etheridge (Singer)
    Walt Disney (Duh.)
    Joan Crawford (Actress)
    Walter Cronkite (TV News Anchor)
    Eminem (Rapper)
    Don Cheadle (Actor)
    Sylvia Brown (Psychic/Medium)
     
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    you forgot Divine and Edgar Allan Poe.
     
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    Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill. There is actually a Highland High School here in Albuquerque, which he attended, and thus he used the name in Beavis and Butthead.

    My favorite, Vivian Vance, or rather "Ethel Mertz" as most people know her from I Love Lucy. Her family moved here from Kansas when she was young and she got her start in the Albuquerque Little Theater.

    Freddie Prinze, Jr., though he's an asshole who apparently is glad that he's no longer here. He grew up here with his mom and attended all the snottiest rich-kid schools in town.:rolleyes:

    French Stewart, the guy who was always squinting on 3rd Rock From the Sun. He's from a famous family here who are in the mortuary business, which has the name French Mortuary.

    Jim Morrison lived here for a time and went to school here.

    Steve-O, from Jackass, was born and raised here.

    Ernie Pyle made his home here.

    Xzibit grew up here.

    Jay Roach, director of the Austin Powers movies, was born and raised here.

    Neil-Patrick Harris, forever better known as "Doogie Howser, M.D.", was born here, but raised in Ruidoso, NM.


    That's about it, really. Not many famous people from Albuquerque.:biggrin:
     
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    Well my dog's granddad was the dog from Homeward Bound. (Chance, the American Bulldog)
     
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