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Post by Stanley » 17 Aug 2018, 04:01

See THIS for the NY Times obituary for Aretha Franklin. Great voice and a powerful lady. I loved her work.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Aug 2018, 06:10

Sir Peter Tapsell has died. See this BBC obituary. (LINK)
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Post by Stanley » 26 Aug 2018, 04:20

Senator John McCain has died. (LINK) A republican who spoke his mind and hated Trump.
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Post by Stanley » 31 Aug 2018, 07:28

Lord Peter Melchett is dead. See THIS obituary. He was a tireless campaigner for many causes, many of which I agreed with.
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Post by Marilyn » 06 Sep 2018, 23:52

Burt Reynolds, 82, Heart Attack...

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Post by Stanley » 07 Sep 2018, 02:03

Same age as me Maz......
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Post by PanBiker » 07 Sep 2018, 08:02

Liz Frazer also, a tad older at 88.
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Post by Cathy » 08 Sep 2018, 21:48

Peter Benson aged 75. Heartbeat
Goodbye Mr. Scripps.
He'll be with Greengrass now.
RIP.
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Post by Marilyn » 09 Sep 2018, 01:40

Awww...sad.

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Post by Stanley » 09 Sep 2018, 02:45

He always looked to be at death's door when he was alive!
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Post by Marilyn » 09 Sep 2018, 02:51

He will be able to keep his hair tidier now...

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Post by Stanley » 12 Sep 2018, 06:11

Fenella Fielding has died. That husky voice!
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Post by chinatyke » 12 Sep 2018, 07:58

Stanley wrote:
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Fenella Fielding has died. That husky voice!
That sexy voice!

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I agree......
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Post by Tripps » 15 Sep 2018, 21:34

Dudley Sutton died today aged 85.

I remember him fondly for Tinker Dill in Lovejoy, and Mr Carter the teacher in the Beiderbecke Trilogy. Simpler days when I used to enjoy and fully understand what was going on. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 16 Sep 2018, 02:34

Sorry to hear that, I liked his performances as well.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Sep 2018, 05:35

Very sorry to hear that Denis Norden has died aged 96. Here's the obituary from the BBC. LINK
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Post by Nolic » 22 Sep 2018, 15:24

Chas Hodges from Chas n Dave has died. What a great musician he was. Saw him in 1970 when he played bass in Albert Lee's Heads, Hands and Feet. RIP Chas.
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Post by Stanley » 23 Sep 2018, 02:23

I heard an obit yesterday dinnertime......
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Stanley wrote:
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Very sorry to hear that Denis Norden has died aged 96. Here's the obituary from the BBC.
Just read his obituary from another source. Interesting that they are probably the only publication that would use the first word in the piece.

Is it relevant? I think so. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 24 Sep 2018, 03:54

That is interesting David. Everyone else would be frightened to use the word Jewish. Just demonstrates how poisonous popular culture can become when herd instincts take over.
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Post by plaques » 24 Sep 2018, 07:48

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Everyone else would be frightened to use the word Jewish.
Making my way through Victory Klemperer's diaries. A jew that survived Hitler's holocaust and kept detailed diaries from 1933 to 1945. As a professor at a university he saw many of his associates leaving Germany to go to Israel. His thoughts were that these Zionists were doing to the Arabs exactly what Hitler was ding to the Jews. Of course you can't say that nowadays.

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Post by Stanley » 25 Sep 2018, 03:37

But you have P and I agree with you. Think back to our actions against the Mau Mau, totally forgotten today but every government has dark corners it would rather were not mentioned and a favourite tool is to cry "Racism". US and the Me Lai massacre. Abu Grave... 40 children killed in a rocket strike in Yemen.... make up your own list.
I applaud you for raising the point. I have little doubt that when Jeremy Corbyn supported the Palestinians he had such basic truths at heart. Voicing them automatically exposes you to retaliation.
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Post by Stanley » 28 Sep 2018, 07:41

See THIS BBC obituary for John Cunliffe the creator of Postman Pat and other children's characters. He has given a lot of happiness to a lot of kids over the years.
I used to spend a lot of time staying at the Old Library in Arisaig on the West Coast of Scotland run by my friends Angela and Alan Broadhurst. Alan told me that at one time John Cunliffe stayed in the Ferryman's House on Rhu peninsula by Arisaig in winter when it was empty. He reckoned that a lot of what became Postman Pat was conceived there during his stays. I have no independent evidence of this but it was 'common knowledge' in Arisaig.

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Post by Big Kev » 01 Oct 2018, 16:07

And now Geoffrey Hayes, TV presenter. Another from my children's childhood. Best remembered for 1000 episodes of Rainbow.
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