Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 10:58 am
Grab a guitar, hit those three chords (A, D, E) and take three minutes to pay your respects:
Reg Presley, who sang Wild Thing with The Troggs in 1966, is dead. He was 71 and had suffered a series of strokes recently.
The band's website says Presley "died peacefully" on Monday, "surrounded by all of his family."
NPR's Neda Ulaby tells our Newscast Desk that:
Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 1:07 pm
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
This is WEEKEND EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.
(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
ED KOCH: Hi, hi. How am I doing?
SIMON: Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York, died yesterday at the age of 88. He was as New York as a salt bagel with an extra schmear. I profiled him when he ran for re-election in 1981.
Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 9:26 am
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, whose larger-than-life personality was well-suited to the nation's biggest city but could also get him in trouble, has died. He was 88.
His spokesman, George Arzt, says Koch passed away early Friday from congestive heart failure.
Koch was famous for asking his constituents this question: "Hey! How'm I doing?" He insisted this was more than just shtick. He told NPR in 1981 that he really wanted to know.