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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:44 pm

Gerry Anderson, 83.

I feel bad about this, Thunderbirds was an integral part of my childhood. I was tempted to buy the boxset last year. He had enough imagination for a dozen people.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:24 am

Actor Jack Klugman, best known as Oscar Madison from the sitcom "The Odd Couple". :cry:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:35 am

Reg Dean, 110, Britain's Oldest Man
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:36 am

daftbeaker wrote:Gerry Anderson, 83.

I feel bad about this, Thunderbirds was an integral part of my childhood. I was tempted to buy the boxset last year. He had enough imagination for a dozen people.


20 years ago I could have picked up a boxed set of the machines ( the figurines was another box ) for about five pounds , dammit .Made of metal , no plastic ! Ahhhh yesteryear *sigh*.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:56 am

In the office I have a Thunderbird 1, a Thunderbird 3, A Stingray and an Evil Fish Boat Thing (the ones where the torpedoes came out of their mouths).
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby DavidH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:27 pm

Calm down, dear! It's only Michael Winner dead.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:55 am

^He always did have a bit of a 'Death Wish'.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:15 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Reg Presley, former frontman of 1960s group The Troggs and the man who wrote that f*&%ing interminable song that Wet Wet Wet were at number one in the charts for 5 years with, 71, cancer.


He was a bit of a Wild Thing.

I once heard an hilarious tape of the Troggs fighting in the recording studio...does it still exist?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:08 am

It's never good when a Shanty singer dies, but this is really tragic:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21426938
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:50 am

Very sad indeed, but more annoying than sad is that that One Billion Rising website crashed my computer! :furious:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:38 pm

Actor Richard Briers aged 79...he only recently made Cockneys v Zombies.

I shall always remember him for Roobarb and Custard:

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Helium Hands » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:47 pm

Even though I dislike country music, Mindy McCready committed suicide yesterday after her fifth attempt since 2005. As somebody who deals with a severe mental illness, I feel for her. She left behind two small children, though, one of whose father died last month (I think. I know it was recently).
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Helium Hands » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 am

Tony Sheridan, the man who fronted the very early Beatles has died.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:09 pm

That article is a load of crap. Sheridan was never a member of The Beatles, The Beatles were not the only Beat Brothers and only appeared on six songs, and "Cry For A Shadow" and "Ain't She Sweet" were not recorded at the same times as the Sheridan sessions, nevermind appearing on the original record. They appeared on later rereleases as "In The Beginning (Circa 1960)" and the company was sued by EMI because the songs were owned by EMI and were not recorded in 1960. The record was called "(Circa 1960)" to give a false air of legitimacy, and subsequent rereleases left that bit out of the title and royalties were paid to EMI.

Nevertheless, I'm quite fond of Sheridan's original composition "Why", which The Beatles DID NOT perform on, and all the songs on the album were arranged by Sheridan, and it's generally a fun record. Sad to see him go.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Helium Hands » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:28 pm

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:That article is a load of crap. Sheridan was never a member of The Beatles


I was really torn on how to post this, and at the time I saw the news, I didn't have any other good options to link to. My apologies.
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