Saturday, November 01, 2014


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Sweet Walter Payton

Sweet Walter Payton


Walter Payton helped to make Super Bowl dreams come true for Chicago Bears fans in 1985, capping one of the greatest seasons in National Football League history. Payton was one of the greatest running backs ever to play the game, as well as a powerful advocate on behalf of organ donation. Before his death 15 years ago from a rare liver disorder, Payton used his time and energy to implore others to consider becoming organ donors, bringing star power to the issue. See what others are saying about the man they called "Sweetness" and how his legacy is remembered today.

Duane Allman's Guitar Brilliance

Duane Allman's Guitar Brilliance


Duane Allman, known as "Skydog" to those who loved him, was one of the all-time great rock guitarists. In just 10 short years, Allman produced an amazing body of work, both as a studio musician and as part of the Allman Brothers band. Sadly, he was killed in a motorcycle accident at 24, just as the band was breaking through to mainstream audiences. Now, more than 40 years after his death, Duane Allman's influence on rock is still being felt. See how his legacy is remembered today, and read what others are saying about this guitar hero.

Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side

Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side


Lou Reed, who died Oct. 27, 2013, was one of rock 'n' roll's darkest and most seductive ambassadors. His unmistakable deadpan voice, haunting lyrics and unusual instrumentation inspired generations of musicians to follow in his footsteps, with varying degrees of success. His career had more commercial failures than hits — his debut with the Velvet Underground sold just 30,000 copies — but his influence on future artists was massive – and remains huge today. On the anniversary of his death, find out what others are saying about his artistic and personal legacy, and leave your own message in his Guest Book.

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2014 Memorial Site
2014 Remembering celebrities who died and the year's notable deaths
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Site | Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons/Vince Alongi
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Paying tribute to U.S. veterans of the Iraq-Afghan wars
Remember 9/11 Memorial Site
Remember 9/11 Honoring those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001