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Regis, say it aint so!

First Oprah quits her show, Larry King heads for the golf course, now Regis Philbin is retiring? How can we muddle through our mundane lives without good ol' Reeg? Regis announced today that he's leaving the Regis & Kelly Show in the fall. The 79 year old has had quite a career..including 28 years on this particular morning talk show. He didn't give a reason for quitting..but maybe his age has something to do with it. He'll turn 80 in August. Regis holds the Guiness world record for having the most time in front of a TV camera, but there's another random fact that I enjoy even more. He's one of around 300 people thanked in the liner notes of an album by the Chocolate Watch Band...a 60's psychedelic rock band from California. (Little Steven plays them every once in a while.) Here's a clip of Chocolate Watch Band from the movie Riot on the Sunset Strip. Can't you just see Regis grooving with these guys?

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