Band leader and trumpet player Maynard Ferguson, above, best known for the theme to “Rocky”, has passed away at the age of 78.

Though this is undoubtedly a sad occasion for Ferguson’s fans, friends and family, there is considerable silver lining.  The musician’s passing means he’ll not live to witness a screening of the forthcoming “Rocky Balboa”, and never again will he be mistaken for Chuck Mangione, or the singer for Tool when dropping off a rental car.