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Post by Nolic » 27 Apr 2012, 11:14

Terry Spinks, the youngest British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal has died aged 74. Nolic
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Post by Sue » 27 Apr 2012, 17:52

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Carrol Shelby, one of the few Americans who undrerstood why humans like to drive fast

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Post by Sunray10 » 11 May 2012, 21:31

Vidal Sassoon celebrity hairstylist to the stars has died at the age of 84.

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Post by Nolic » 17 May 2012, 16:08

Donna Summer, 70's disco diva and at one time highest earning entertainer in the USA has died of cancer aged 63. Her duet with Barbra Streisand "No More Tears" was a favourite of mine. Nolic
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Post by Sunray10 » 17 May 2012, 19:25

Donna Summer singing 'Love to love you baby' was my favourite. RIP Donna Summer.

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Post by Stanley » 21 May 2012, 07:19

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has died aged 62 after a battle against stomach cancer. A great talent lost.
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Post by Sunray10 » 21 May 2012, 17:07

Yes, very saddened to hear of Robin Gibbs death. I loved the songs of the Bee Gees in the late 1960s and also in the 70s when they had a number of disco hits such as 'Night Fever'. RIP Robin Gibb. You will be greatly missed by lots of music fans.

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Post by Nolic » 21 May 2012, 17:49

Three brothers all dying quite young. Andy aged 30, Maurice aged 53 and Robin aged 62. Loads of talent there. Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 22 May 2012, 04:20

"Too good to live. Too young to die." Now where did that quote pop up from?
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Post by Whyperion » 22 May 2012, 19:56

Alan Oakley , Designer of the Raleigh Chopper bicycle.

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Post by Stanley » 23 May 2012, 05:06

Eugene Polley has died aged 96. Who he? He invented the TV wireless remote control in 1955. (LINK)
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Post by Stanley » 25 May 2012, 08:36

Just heard that my friend Rita Barritt of Kayfield is dead. I am so sad to hear this. The funeral is at Gill on Thursday 31 May at 2:15pm. I shall be there.....
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Post by Bodger » 25 May 2012, 11:55

Eugene Polley, 1916 - 2012, who was he?, he was the guy who invented the first totally remote tv controller

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 25 May 2012, 18:41

Bodger wrote:Eugene Polley, 1916 - 2012, who was he?, he was the guy who invented the first totally remote tv controller
This is not strictly true .....It was invented several times , many years earlier .The problem was that it was always instantly lost down the back of some sofa or other ....... Polley just managed to hang on to his long enough to obtain the bragging rights !
He is ,additionally , to be credited with coining the phrase "Who's nicked the doofer" ?

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Post by Bodger » 25 May 2012, 19:23

There were remotes earlier but were connected via a cable

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Post by Bodger » 25 May 2012, 19:29

Sorry Bradders, i was just in from the pub and i was answering via Arthur Guinness and read your reply with a negative mind

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 25 May 2012, 23:05

Bodger wrote:There were remotes earlier but were connected via a cable
Haha...no worries Bodge !
......and anyway , if they'd stayed attached by cable they would have been no fun at all....(much too easy to find ...eh !)

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Post by Stanley » 27 May 2012, 04:14

My funeral suit still fits me. That's a let-off!
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Post by Stanley » 28 May 2012, 05:47

Might need a brolly on Thursday.
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Post by Big Kev » 17 Jul 2012, 07:13

RIP Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012. One of the founding members of Deep Purple.
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Post by Callunna » 18 Jul 2012, 09:31

Motivational author Stephen Covey, who wrote the best-selling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, has died at the age of 79.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18863340

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Post by Sunray10 » 18 Jul 2012, 19:42

The wonderful comedian Eric Sykes has died. Also, US actor Ernest Borgnine has passed away.

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Post by Whyperion » 20 Jul 2012, 21:37

And finally Sir Alastair Burnet Journalist and former co- presenter of ITV News At 10 , aged 84

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Post by Sunray10 » 22 Jul 2012, 17:34

The English actor Simon Ward has died at the age of 70. He was famous in the role of 'Young Winston' during the 1970s.

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