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Richard ” Rich ” Mangelsdorff, MA University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, observer of life, essayist and poet published in the United States and Europe, contributor to Rolling Stone, Creem, and Living Blues Magazines, music reviewer for the Milwaukee Sentinel, Kaleidoscope , and the Chicago Seed, provided liner notes for many record albums, an incisive philosopher, avid birdwatcher, music lover, cinephile, possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of baseball, a gentle soul with a quick wit and a terrific sense of humor.

Rest in peace our friend. We will dearly miss you.

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Past Comments

Pat Small

Cool Before Cool Was Hot.

“Mangelsdorf”, a man known across our continent and seas for his nuanced mind.

His jaunty amblings on the streets of Milwaukee mirrored the beat of his time.

To have met him was a privilege worth appreciating forever?

Rest in peace, Rich.

Kelly Dennis

I met Rich because my cat Lilly invaded his apartment without permission. It was embarrassing for me and the cat. To make amends I offered fudge and a dinner. The dinner was okay. The conversation blew our minds. Our first son’s middle name is Richard. Rich represents what is valuable in life. Screw the man and appreciate the art.

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