When he was 17, Neil deGrasse Tyson got a letter from Carl Sagan, the Cornell astronomer and popular science luminary. Tyson was a Bronx High School of Science student applying to colleges, and Sagan invited him for a tour of the lab at Cornell. It was “an act of generosity that has affected me my entire life,” Tyson says. A few years later, in 1980, Sagan launched Cosmos: A Personal Journey, a 13-part television series that explored heady subjects like black holes, extraterrestrial life, and the beginning of the universe. Sagan passed away in 1996, but the Cosmos project was intentionally left open-ended. Now Tyson, an astrophysicist who directs the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, is set to pick up where Sagan left off with a new iteration of the series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.
(from an article of mentalfloss.com)
Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
February 28th, 1942 - July 3rd, 1969
Happy 72nd birthday Brian! You’ve been a huge part of my life since I first got into the Stones last June, and I believe that without you, they would never have gotten where they did. You brought so much to the band through your incredible abilities on multiple instruments. You added an essential hint of darkness to Paint it Black with your sitar, turned Lady Jane into an Elizabethan masterpiece with your dulcimer, added a touch of beauty to Ruby Tuesday with your piano and recorder and made No Expectations absolutely breathtaking with your slide guitar. Thank you for everything you brought to the The Rolling Stones and the world of music. We love you and miss you still after nearly forty-five years.
Start the morning off right with blue legends Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session circa 1983