Boomer Dead Celebrity List: A Trivia Quiz

Posted on April 16th, 2015 in Celebrities,Crime,Fads & Toys,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

 

“Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.” ~George Carlin

“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.” ~Doris Day

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright, comedian

 Boomer Trivia Questions

 

Which one the following was not murdered?

Sam Cooke (You Send Me)
Sal Mineo (actor)
Bob Crane (Hogan of Hogan’s Heroes)
Donovan  (Mellow Yellow)

 

Match Game: How did these celebrities die?

Jerry Rubin
William Holden
Duane Allman
Andy Gibb

Motorcycle accident/Genetic heart infection/Hit by car when jaywalking/ Knocked head on table while intoxicated

 

 What’s the next line of this Traveling Wilburys hit?

Well, it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
Well, it’s all right, if you live the life that you please
Well, it all right, even if the sun don’t shine
Well, its all right,…


Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison & George Harrison

 

How many Wilburys have traveled to that great recording studio in the sky?

 

Answers at end of post

  Today, over one-third of Americans opt for cremation, up from a mere 6% in 1975.

 Baby boomers enjoy unprecedented burial choices: in addition to traditional scattering by air or sea, there is placement in coral reefs or specially grown “green” gardens.

• Ever consider your ashes becoming a cremation diamond? Prices start at $3000 for a quarter caret. Or mixed with tattoo ink? It’s sometimes referred to a “injecting love.” Much less pricey. So are candles, which provide a kind of second cremation.

• Your remains can become part of an extravaganza fireworks display. Your choice of style from Heavenly Choice Fireworks:

 

 The Spectacular Goodbye

 

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Go Out With A Bang

Similar to the ‘Spectacular Goodbye’ above, but with greater emphasis on the dramatic and noisy!

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A Gentle Farewell

For those for whom more gentle, colourful, flowing fireworks would be appropriate; a softer display with reduced noise effects.

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And the ultimate “Grand Finale”

The ultimate fireworks farewell display, choreographed and digitally fired, designed as you want it to be.

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Alternatively A Simple Farewell

For clients who want something less spectacular or just a few big fireworks in the sky, we offer a more simple display.

 



 For $695, a “symbolic portion” of your ashes can be shot into space on a rocket. Late boomer icons Timothy Leary and Star-Trek creator Gene Roddenberry are the riding the cosmic waves. For Leary, it isn’t very different from what he was riding when alive.

 

Answers 

 

Donovan is still alive and well. The rest died by homicide; one – Sam Cooke – judged “justifiable.”

 

Match Game: How did these celebrities die?

Jerry Rubin→ Hit by car when jaywalking
William Holden→ Knocked head on table while intoxicated
Duane Allman→ Motorcycle accident
Andy Gibb→ Genetic heart infection

 

 Well, it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
Well, it’s all right, living the life that you please
Well, it all right, even if the sun don’t shine
Well, its all right,
 we’re going to the end of the line. 

 

Roy Orbison and George Harrison are no longer with us (in body).


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