OBITUARIES

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 06 Mar 2012, 05:35

St John Stevas has died. Coined the nickname TINA for the Blessed Margaret. From her mantra, "There is no alternative". Eccentric but basically a good man. Sacked by Maggy when she purged 'The Wets'.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tripps
Senior Member
Posts: 4514
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 14:56

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Tripps » 06 Mar 2012, 11:50

The obituary code has already been invoked. I have already heard him described as 'flamboyant' I didn't think we were still so coy.
Born to be mild. . .

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 07 Mar 2012, 06:03

Found myself watching 'Bodyguard' last night. The film that made Whitney Houston famous. Quite spooky seeing it with hindsight.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Sue
Senior Member
Posts: 4211
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 17:04
Location: Somewhere up norf!

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Sue » 11 Mar 2012, 11:12

Did anyone go to the Burnley match yesterday. There was an article on my dad in the programme.
If you keep searching you will find it

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 12 Mar 2012, 05:21

Nice Sue.....
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tripps
Senior Member
Posts: 4514
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 14:56

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Tripps » 01 Apr 2012, 16:31

Whilst listening to WDVX.com regular Sunday morning programme. I learn that Earl Scruggs the legendary banjo player has died in Nashville last Wednesday aged 88yrs.
Born to be mild. . .

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 02 Apr 2012, 03:13

I caught that on R4, they did a piece on his work.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Sunray10
Regular User
Posts: 349
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 18:17
Location: Nelson
Contact:

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Sunray10 » 02 Apr 2012, 21:24

The darts player Jocky Wilson (John Thomas Wilson) died on the 24th March aged 62 at Kincaldy, Fife, Scotland. Also famous for his beer drinking whilst playing darts !

User avatar
Bodger
Senior Member
Posts: 1217
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:30
Location: Ireland

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Bodger » 05 Apr 2012, 15:31

RIP Barney McKenna, 1939 - 2012, banjoplayer & singer with the Dubliners

User avatar
PostmanPete
Regular User
Posts: 161
Joined: 24 Jan 2012, 09:22
Location: Barnoldswick

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by PostmanPete » 05 Apr 2012, 21:14

R.I.P. Jim Marshall - The man who caused my ears to ring from many a Who concert :grin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17625335
The grass isn't necessarily any greener on the other side
...sometimes it's just the flowers are in different places.

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 06 Apr 2012, 03:21

And Ferdinand Porsche, the designer of the 911 in the 1960s.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tardis
Senior Member
Posts: 1897
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 14:21
Location: Barnoldswick
Contact:

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Tardis » 11 Apr 2012, 09:23

Gail Usher, from the House of Flowers. Died in her sleep on Friday.

I will miss her warmth and laughter.

User avatar
Tizer
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 13408
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 19:46
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Tizer » 11 Apr 2012, 18:45

Sunray10 wrote:The darts player Jocky Wilson (John Thomas Wilson) died on the 24th March aged 62 at Kincaldy, Fife, Scotland. Also famous for his beer drinking whilst playing darts !
But did he die while playing darts and drinking beer? That would be the way to go. Which reminds me, there was a spoof `My Week' article in The Times last Saturday and it had David Cameron and George Osborne playing darts. Nick Clegg was holding the board.

User avatar
Bradders Bluesinger
Regular User
Posts: 180
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 13:00
Location: Wadebridge . Cornwall. UK

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 15 Apr 2012, 09:02

A very old friend of mine died on April Fool's Day....I went to his funeral last Friday (The 13th!)...
Always had a good sense of Occasion and Humour...
We left the Crem in Bath to Gracie Fields singing "Wish me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye"...and lots of folk sang.
He stopped short of having "Come on Baby , Light My Fire" as the curtains closed , but I'm sure it was considered.
(together with "Return To Sender" )
Bye bye Wilf !

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 18 Apr 2012, 04:44

Today is the anniversary of Einstein's death in 1955. What an influential man!
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tardis
Senior Member
Posts: 1897
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 14:21
Location: Barnoldswick
Contact:

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Tardis » 18 Apr 2012, 13:09

Gail Usher's "Celebration of Life" will be next Monday. See the House of Flowers window

User avatar
Nolic
Senior Member
Posts: 1027
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:10
Location: Barrowford

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Nolic » 20 Apr 2012, 06:34

Drummer and singer with "The Band" Levon Helm has died aged 71 from throat cancer. The Band were Dylan's backing group when he went electric but are probably best remembered for their own songs including "The Weight". RIP.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BAp5Bxp ... re=relatedNolic
"I'm a self made man who worships his creator." Image

User avatar
Nolic
Senior Member
Posts: 1027
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:10
Location: Barrowford

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Nolic » 20 Apr 2012, 09:30

Bert Weedon the guitarist who wrote "Play in a Day" which tutored many of the rock guitarists of the 60's and 70's has died aged 91. The BBC news website outlined just how important a guitarist he was
"He began his career in showbusiness working with Ted Heath, Mantovani and The Squadronnaires, before becoming a featured soloist with the BBC Show Band show.
As a solo guitarist, he had many hits, including Guitar Boogie Shuffle, Apache and Nashville Boogie. In 1976 he became the first solo guitar player to top the Official Top 40 Album charts with 22 Golden Guitar Greats.
He was later in great demand with stars such as Sir Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele.
Weedon also accompanied artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland." Wow. RIP Bert. Nolic
"I'm a self made man who worships his creator." Image

User avatar
Big Kev
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4069
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 20:15
Location: Barlick

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Big Kev » 20 Apr 2012, 13:24

Nolic wrote:Bert Weedon the guitarist who wrote "Play in a Day" which tutored many of the rock guitarists of the 60's and 70's has died aged 91. The BBC news website outlined just how important a guitarist he was
"He began his career in showbusiness working with Ted Heath, Mantovani and The Squadronnaires, before becoming a featured soloist with the BBC Show Band show.
As a solo guitarist, he had many hits, including Guitar Boogie Shuffle, Apache and Nashville Boogie. In 1976 he became the first solo guitar player to top the Official Top 40 Album charts with 22 Golden Guitar Greats.
He was later in great demand with stars such as Sir Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele.
Weedon also accompanied artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland." Wow. RIP Bert. Nolic
I remember seeing him in the 70's. A sad loss but not a bad innings at 91
Kev

A Resigned Observer

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 20 Apr 2012, 16:23

Bumped up
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Nolic
Senior Member
Posts: 1027
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:10
Location: Barrowford

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Nolic » 21 Apr 2012, 18:54

RIP Jack Ashley. Former Labour MP and tireless supporter of the underprivileged and disabled people. Nolic
"I'm a self made man who worships his creator." Image

User avatar
Sue
Senior Member
Posts: 4211
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 17:04
Location: Somewhere up norf!

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Sue » 21 Apr 2012, 21:52

I was surprised that Bert Weedon was so old. RIP
If you keep searching you will find it

User avatar
Sunray10
Regular User
Posts: 349
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 18:17
Location: Nelson
Contact:

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Sunray10 » 21 Apr 2012, 21:57

Yes I second that R.I.P. Jack Ashley Mp for Stoke on Trent and the first blind member of parliament. And, also Bert Weeden the greatest ever guitar player. So many famous musicians have learned from his book.

User avatar
Stanley
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 60013
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 12:01
Location: Barnoldswick. Nearer to Heaven than Gloria.

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Stanley » 22 Apr 2012, 04:08

Charles Coulson, the man who Richard Nixon said was the son he never had has died. He was the man who said that he would crush anyone who opposed Nixon. Not a nice man....
Even though profoundly deaf, Jack Ashley became a major conviction politician and was tireless in his fight for disabled rights. An honest and principled man who will be missed.
Stanley Challenger Graham
Stanley's View
scg1936 at talktalk.net

"Beware of certitude" (Jimmy Reid)
The floggings will continue until morale improves!

User avatar
Tardis
Senior Member
Posts: 1897
Joined: 23 Jan 2012, 14:21
Location: Barnoldswick
Contact:

Re: OBITUARIES

Post by Tardis » 23 Apr 2012, 15:15

That was a good turn out for Gail Usher.

Standing room only at Holy Trinity Church, and even some warm words from the MP Andrew Stephenson

Anyone who wanted one, also got a flower

Wonder if that will make the papers?

Post Reply

Return to “Current Affairs & Comment”