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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Monobaz » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:06 pm

Dr Alf Bamblett
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Postby PKMKII » Fri May 15, 2015 6:20 pm

End of an era.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII » Sat May 16, 2015 12:21 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Never mind, there will be another era along in a minute. Can you imagine the plaudits and outpourings when Dedmau5, Skrillex or the Orbital brothers die?


That's the funny thing about musical eras, we don't really know who the great ones will be of them until the era's already passed. Who would have known in the 80's that U2 would become the biggest band in the world, and Duran Duran would become a trivia question?
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:56 pm

Hopefully this isn't too distasteful but I'm going to interpret the previous post as a response to PK's question. Will have to re-watch A Beautiful Mind, saw it when I was too wee to appreciate it, though I definitely remember key shots and scenes from it.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Charles Kennedy, ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats.
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Postby PKMKII » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:02 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby fremont » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:52 am

James Horner film composer of titanic and brave heart die in plane crash.
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Postby Rigger Tony » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:56 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies

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I'm proud to be sayin' that I was fortunate enough to work with the man back in the year nineteen hundred and eighty eight on a motion picture what took place in Italy.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:23 pm

Nicholas Winton, 106.

Sir Nicholas Winton organised, almost singlehandedly, the Czech Kindertransport, bringing Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, where they would have been deported to the death camps, to safety in the UK. In the first eight months of 1939, eight trains left Prague taking 669 children to safety. A ninth train was due to leave Prague on 1 September 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland and triggered the outbreak of World War Two. The train was cancelled and almost none of the children on it survived the Holocaust.

Winton told no-one about his pre-war heroism. It was not until 1988, when his wife discovered an old scrapbook in the attic, which contained a containing a mass of documents, including the names of the rescued children, that his story came out.

Winton was was knighted in recognition of his efforts on the Kindertransport. He was also awarded the Order of the White Lion, the Czech Republic's highest decoration. He was also nominated by the Czech government for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize.

This statue stands in Prague Station as a testament to Sir Nicholas Winton's actions

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:38 am

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Postby gronank » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:39 pm


Too late, I'm afraid. Video is no longer available.
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Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:13 am

Our old friend Rainswept is now drinking at the beer volcano. From his FB page on September 8, 2015: "Heath Beaver had emergency surgery for a detaching aorta. He is currently unconscious. Please see his wall for updates."

All current posts are RIP. :cry:

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:44 pm

I'd never heard Motorhead before. I can't say I like that song very much at all. Maybe it will grow on me, I don't know. Lemmy and two other musicians, one from The Stray Cats I think, I forget the other, recorded a cover album once. It was horrendous, but their version of Buddy Holly's "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" was interesting. I downloaded it from Amazon. It had DRM and I couldn't play it on my MP3 player! :furious:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ChowMein » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:05 pm

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:I'd never heard Motorhead before. I can't say I like that song very much at all. Maybe it will grow on me, I don't know. Lemmy and two other musicians, one from The Stray Cats I think, I forget the other, recorded a cover album once. It was horrendous, but their version of Buddy Holly's "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" was interesting. I downloaded it from Amazon. It had DRM and I couldn't play it on my MP3 player! :furious:


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