March sure turned out to be a crappy month for rock stars, especially for English rock stars. This month, in addition to a wonderful actress, we lost members from Ten Years After, Yes, Iron Maiden, and the Spinners, together with a session musician that knew and played with everyone who was anyone. And check out how relatively young they all were when they died. Sheesh.
82. Bonnie Franklin, 69, January 6, 1944 - March 1, 2013:
Actress; American actress; pancreatic cancer
Bonnie Franklin played Ann Romano, the hot mother of the hot Barbara Cooper (Valerie Bertinelli) and the hot Julie Cooper (Mackenzie Phillips), who was always trying to avoid the lecherous advances of their apartment building superintendent, Dwayne Schneider (Pat Harrington, Jr.), in that wonderful television series that was a must to watch, "One Day At A Time", which ran from 1975 to 1984. We learned a lot about sex and drugs and rock and roll from this show. Yes we did.