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Title: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Fenton on 01 January 2019, 08:10:35 PM
Sad to start this

Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer  aged 81


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 01 January 2019, 08:15:12 PM
That's a shame !!  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2019, 12:11:05 AM
 :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Westmarcher on 19 January 2019, 02:19:02 PM
Windsor Davies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tVQ6aSxr34


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 19 January 2019, 04:42:27 PM
A good innings and a series I loved as a kid. I enjoyed him and Lofty singing 'Whispering Grass' as well.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 19 January 2019, 07:58:58 PM
 :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: paulr on 19 January 2019, 08:56:15 PM
 :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 19 January 2019, 09:50:06 PM

Well worth catching him in the Welsh rugby themed film Grand Slam.



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 20 January 2019, 09:22:08 AM
Enjoyed his work


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Dr Dave on 31 January 2019, 05:24:29 PM
Dick Miller - the Shop keeper in Terminator.  :'(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1hLe8rSir0

"Just What you see pal"


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 February 2019, 12:32:50 PM
Jeremy Hardy https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/feb/01/comedian-jeremy-hardy-dies-of-cancer-aged-57


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 01 February 2019, 12:39:40 PM
Jeremy Hardy https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/feb/01/comedian-jeremy-hardy-dies-of-cancer-aged-57

Just heard this on the radio - gutted. :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 01 February 2019, 02:24:25 PM
So young :(.  Personally I never found him funny.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 01 February 2019, 02:44:05 PM
That's so sad.  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 01 February 2019, 04:23:15 PM
 :o I wondered why he hadn't been on the News Quiz.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: petercooman on 01 February 2019, 05:55:01 PM
Clive swift, aged 82.

Always liked "keeping up appearances"

"It's sheridan"

"How much does he need now?"  ;D


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 02 February 2019, 07:48:07 AM
He was brilliant in that.

Another great shame.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: d_Guy on 02 February 2019, 03:15:16 PM
“Mind the pedestrian, Richard!”


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Fenton on 08 February 2019, 05:10:28 PM
Albert Finney 😑

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47175304


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 February 2019, 01:09:05 AM
Albert Finney 😑

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47175304

Just seen that too.  :'(  It even made the newspaper in Bangkok.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 09 February 2019, 01:27:19 AM
Oreo the raccoon, the real-life model for Guardians of the Galaxy character Rocket, has died aged 10


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 February 2019, 05:46:20 AM
Good innings!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Jim Ando on 09 February 2019, 07:44:05 PM
For a raccoon.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 09 February 2019, 09:02:44 PM
For a raccoon.

They don't get many telegrams form her Majesty.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 12 February 2019, 09:01:48 PM
Gordon Banks :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 12 February 2019, 10:58:05 PM
I feel a whole cohort of childhood sporting heroes will be heading to the great training ground in the sky quite soon.



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 13 February 2019, 06:37:57 AM
Gordon Banks :(.

A great 'keeper.....That's a shame. :(

Still remember seeing his amazing save from Pele in the 1970 World Cup....I'm sure they'll be showing that on the news.

I feel a whole cohort of childhood sporting heroes will be heading to the great training ground in the sky quite soon.

Sadly true, Steve.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 16 February 2019, 07:43:05 PM
Bruno Ganz, the actor probably best known for playing Hitler in 'Downfall'. A harrowing film but with superb performances all round, especially Bruno's.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Fenton on 16 February 2019, 08:35:17 PM
It was a great performance

RIP:-(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 16 February 2019, 08:56:34 PM
An awesome performance, by a truly great actor. Taken too soon. RIP.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Shedman on 16 February 2019, 10:02:07 PM
An awesome performance, by a truly great actor. Taken too soon. RIP.

What mollinary said

I've watched Downfall several times - it's up there with the best


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 17 February 2019, 10:39:20 AM
Sadly, I've never seen that.
From what you chaps have said, I've been missing out.

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 17 February 2019, 12:43:38 PM
Much (ab)used to comment on current issues. My favourite being the Edinburgh Trams version. A subject to raise the blood pressure of any true Edinburgher :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yOqU4-zE5w


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: d_Guy on 17 February 2019, 04:42:49 PM
Inevitably there are now parodies of Hitler learning of Mr. Ganz’s death (I apologize for the various US political references but they seem balanced across the spectrum)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QHUDEX8iQo


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 23 February 2019, 04:27:07 PM
Peter Tork, of the Monkees, a couple of days ago.

That took me back....I had the first two Monkee's LPs.....I hadn't discovered what I now like, at that age !

Shame.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 23 February 2019, 05:55:58 PM
The Monkees tv show was part of Summer viewing when I was a kid, along with Robinson Crusoe and The Flashing Blade (still one of the best theme songs ever).


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: jambo1 on 23 February 2019, 05:57:25 PM
The Monkees tv show was part of Summer viewing when I was a kid, along with Robinson Crusoe and The Flashing Blade (still one of the best theme songs ever).

If not the best theme song ever!! :)


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: petercooman on 04 March 2019, 11:42:56 AM
Just read that Keith Flint, frontman of the prodigy was found dead in his home. 49 old.

Piece of my youth right there!!

Rest in peace and go visit lemmy when you get up there, i think you'll get along!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 04 March 2019, 11:54:29 AM
Andre Previn a few days ago :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Matt J on 04 March 2019, 12:05:13 PM
Keith Flint  :o


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 March 2019, 12:28:18 PM
Andre Previn a few days ago :(.

Phew. :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 March 2019, 12:47:35 PM
Keith Flint  :o
OMG! Only 49


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 04 March 2019, 01:17:26 PM
 Great shame hame about both of those !! :(

I still remember 'Mr Preview' on the Morcambe and Wise show from decades ago. An almost timeless bit of comedy.

At least Andre Previn had a fair innings (89), unlike Kieth Flint. Forty nine...Good grief !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 04 March 2019, 01:35:54 PM
The Morecombe & Wise sketch is a timeless classic; they even played it on Radio 3.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Leman on 04 March 2019, 02:26:01 PM
For an awful moment I thought the author of Honours of War had left us. Nevertheless I do like the Prodigy, so still a great shame.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 04 March 2019, 03:01:19 PM
The Morecombe & Wise sketch is a timeless classic; they even played it on Radio 3.

I watched it on Youtube at lunchtime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxIO7I_qJA8

Still makes me laugh.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 March 2019, 05:52:21 PM
Now Luke Perry of 90210 fame...


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 March 2019, 08:48:53 PM
Magenta De Vine too


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 06 March 2019, 09:32:24 PM
I never saw her without those trademark sunglasses, but always enjoyed the travel show she did. Young once again :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 March 2019, 04:22:20 PM
The Great Scott Walker  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 25 March 2019, 04:43:48 PM
A sad loss as he made some great songs :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: jambo1 on 25 March 2019, 04:55:04 PM
That is a real shame, what a voice he had, really sad news. :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 25 March 2019, 04:57:59 PM
A shame !  :(

I have a vague recollection of my dear old Mum taking me to see a recording of a radio show, when I was very young. (Easy Beat ?)
I think it featured the Walker Brothers and the Ivy League, and a couple (?) of other 'artistes'......But it was so long ago, I really can't be positive who was on the show that day.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 March 2019, 11:54:08 PM
Ranking Roger. Only 56!  :o :'(
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/26/the-beat-singer-ranking-roger-dies-aged-56


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 27 March 2019, 07:59:42 AM
I know, really shocked and saddened by this as I loved their music :o :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: jambo1 on 27 March 2019, 09:23:29 AM
A shame about Ranking Roger, depressing times. :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Westmarcher on 27 March 2019, 09:52:47 AM
Shame, indeed. So young (only 56?)! I'm sure it was him and The Beat we saw live in May 2018 at the BBC Biggest Weekend in Scone, Perth - only 3 months before his stroke and diagnosis - remember "Mirror in The Bathroom" was one of the numbers played.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 27 March 2019, 12:50:32 PM
Great shame.  :(

56 ?....That's far too young.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 27 March 2019, 09:31:14 PM
Very sad, young, and still actively making music.



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Kiwidave on 03 May 2019, 06:02:42 AM
Peter Mayhew:

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/entertainment/movies/peter-mayhew-dead-actor-who-played-chewbacca-in-star-wars-dies-at-74/ar-AAAOPsM?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=mailsignout (https://www.msn.com/en-nz/entertainment/movies/peter-mayhew-dead-actor-who-played-chewbacca-in-star-wars-dies-at-74/ar-AAAOPsM?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=mailsignout)

  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 03 May 2019, 06:52:38 AM
 :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 May 2019, 08:12:22 AM
 :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 03 May 2019, 11:10:09 AM
My favourite character form the tri-trilogy.
A retrospective of some of his greatest roles:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/the-10-best-chewbacca-quotes (https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/the-10-best-chewbacca-quotes)


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 03 May 2019, 06:26:20 PM
He was seven foot three ? :o

We used to have our hay delivered by a chap that was six foot ten, and I can't imagine that Harvey (our 'hay deliverer') would ever have to crick his neck to look up to ANYONE.

Great shame. :(.....Again

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Raider4 on 10 May 2019, 08:40:46 AM
Freddie Starr.

Must admit I thought he'd died years ago.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 10 May 2019, 08:45:21 AM
Just on stage !!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Dr Dave on 10 May 2019, 10:13:46 AM
Danny Baker’s career.

Wretched little twit.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Matt J on 10 May 2019, 10:35:55 AM
Couldn't agree more!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Leman on 10 May 2019, 12:47:48 PM
Re. F S - loved the Hunchback of Notre Damme doing Mastermind


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2019, 03:44:17 PM
Doris Day aged 97, what a life.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48257670


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 13 May 2019, 04:24:45 PM
Brian Walden as well :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 13 May 2019, 05:31:44 PM
I used to watch his program avidly.

 :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: d_Guy on 13 May 2019, 06:13:59 PM
Doris Day aged 97, what a life.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48257670

Truly a great lady - the girl next door - as you say many, many great innings.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 May 2019, 12:11:49 AM

And immortalised by Groucho Marx: "I knew her before she was a virgin."


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 14 May 2019, 07:00:03 AM
Both of those....A shame.  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: sunjester on 14 May 2019, 07:24:49 AM
Doris Day aged 97, what a life.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48257670
A talented performer who spent her retirement helping animals in distress, rather than being just another media tart "celebrity"!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: PeterEm99 on 23 May 2019, 09:49:27 AM
From the sublime to the ridiculous...

Nikki Lauda, almost certainly the best driver of his time. I have to confess that, like many Brit fans in 1976, we were so desperate for James Hunt to win the World Championship that we tended to underplay Lauda's heroism in returning to the cockpit so soon after his horrific German GP crash. But absolutely no-one was upset or surprised when he became World Champion the following year.

When finding out that he was never recorded as starting the German Grand Prix in which he crashed - only the restart after the crash was recorded in the official statistics - he promptly asked that in that case what had happened to his ear.....

And the ridiculous?  Tardar Sauce, age 7, the internet phenomenon known as Grumpy Cat. Got a mention on the BBC and across the National Press, something not many cats can claim!



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Matt J on 23 May 2019, 11:24:44 AM
Judith Kerr  :(

Spent umpteen hours reading her books to my kids. Marvellous woman



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 23 May 2019, 01:34:25 PM
Welcome to the forum, PeterEm.  :)

Nikki Lauda...Great shame.....(Matt) Judith Kerr....Sadly....Don't remember her, at all....'Grumpy cat'...That wasn't very old for a cat....But I've seen his (?) image on numerous occasions.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 May 2019, 01:41:35 PM
Nothing worse than losing a loved cat.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 23 May 2019, 03:27:36 PM
I remember Judith Kerr's "Mog the Forgetful Cat" series and also "The Tiger Who Came To Tea" with great affection from my days of doing bedtime stories for the kids.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 23 May 2019, 04:24:58 PM
Nothing worse than losing a loved cat.

Lost far too many....But the dogs we've lost have hurt a lot more.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Dr Dave on 23 May 2019, 05:38:05 PM
When I read the “Tiger who came to tea” to my daughter it always seemed a bit... sinister? The Tiger ransacks the house looking for food and I was never certain it wasn’t going to eat the mother and daughter left in the house.

It was only a few years ago that I discovered Judith Kerr was brought up in the Netherlands in WW2. The Tiger represents the Gestapo! Now I find it a really clever but sinister read. 


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 31 May 2019, 01:09:51 AM
Tony "Little Sun" Glover

Mouth Organ player and author of the book "Blues Harp".

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-blues-hero-tony-glover-an-influence-on-dylan-and-the-stones-dies-at-79/510605432/ (http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-blues-hero-tony-glover-an-influence-on-dylan-and-the-stones-dies-at-79/510605432/)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blues-Harp-Tony-Glover/dp/0825600189/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=tony+glover&qid=1559261681&s=gateway&sr=8-2 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blues-Harp-Tony-Glover/dp/0825600189/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=tony+glover&qid=1559261681&s=gateway&sr=8-2)


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: jambo1 on 31 May 2019, 04:58:09 AM
Just found out Leon Redbone has passed on as well. :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 31 May 2019, 11:54:55 AM
It was only a few years ago that I discovered Judith Kerr was brought up in the Netherlands in WW2. The Tiger represents the Gestapo! Now I find it a really clever but sinister read. 

She always maintained that the tiger was just a tiger.

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” :)


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: jambo1 on 01 June 2019, 05:02:30 PM
For music fans of 60s pyschedelia just found out Roky Erickson has passed on :( The 13th Floor Elevators were class and some of his solo stuff was mighty impressive as well.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 June 2019, 04:55:43 PM
Paul Darrow, best know as Avon from Blake's 7  :'(
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/blakes-7-star-paul-darrow-dies-after-short-illness/


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 03 June 2019, 06:37:47 PM
Blake's 7 was a great series that I loved to watch. A sad loss but a great legacy.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Fenton on 03 June 2019, 07:02:29 PM
Oh no!. Very sad news


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 03 June 2019, 07:48:28 PM
 :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 03 June 2019, 08:03:55 PM

I saw him on Pointless Celebs a while ago. He was in a wheelchair, and looked very sick.

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/a9/37/f9/a937f97775ac21ae2e1b61c8049c2fa3--avon-star-trek.jpg)

I loved Blake's 7! I think it ought to be remade.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Fenton on 03 June 2019, 08:19:03 PM
He was meant to be at the UK games expo this weekend but pulled out as the last minute


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 05 June 2019, 10:29:23 PM
Paul Darrow, best know as Avon from Blake's 7  :'(
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/blakes-7-star-paul-darrow-dies-after-short-illness/

Sad news indeed :(

I saw him play Captain Vimes in Guards! Guards! at Wimbledon about 20 years ago.  He was excellent, perfect fit for the character.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 June 2019, 12:53:19 AM
Doctor John!  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 07 June 2019, 08:21:54 AM
 :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 24 July 2019, 06:23:03 PM
Rutger Hauer!

(https://conteudo.imguol.com.br/c/entretenimento/e3/2017/06/30/rutger-hauer-em-cena-de-blade-runner-1498858654235_v2_900x506.jpg)
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears in rain. Time to die."


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 July 2019, 07:19:04 PM
Ohhh  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 24 July 2019, 07:59:57 PM
Saw that in the news headlines.  :(

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 24 July 2019, 09:33:19 PM
Only 75 as well :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 July 2019, 03:03:10 PM
Pity, that. Definitive role in that movie.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Leman on 25 July 2019, 03:57:21 PM
He also made a bloody good landsknecht.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 25 July 2019, 04:11:22 PM
I think Jeremy Kemp deserves a mention. More military roles than you could shake a stick at, but my favourite was in the Blue Max. RIP.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 25 July 2019, 04:41:44 PM
I hadn't seen that he had died, but a good innings :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 25 July 2019, 08:36:55 PM

One of those actors who appeared in everything, but never really became a household name. A picture though ...
(http://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/1/6/16g1mvs0uspn0ss1.jpg?skj2io4l)

I remember him from Colditz, and as a cameo in my all time favourite film A Bridge Too Far.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 25 July 2019, 09:09:53 PM
Thanks fsn, that is the man!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 28 July 2019, 02:52:48 PM
Came across this on Reddit, despite being an avid  snapper-up of unconsidered quotational trifles, I hadn't come across it before. It seemed apposite here.


“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

― Mark Twain


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 August 2019, 08:23:10 PM
Owen Jones and Peter Fonda
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49382175


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 18 August 2019, 07:32:53 AM
 :(

I was also very sad to hear the news of the sudden death of Mike Brunton.....Who was the Editor of White Dwarf when I joined the Evil Empire.
I don't know for certain...but I can't believe Mike was much more than in his late fifties.

A great shame. :(

My abiding memory of Mike, was having to keep a beady on him when I was photographing a big 'battle shot' in the studio.
He had a plastic Britains' sheep that he was constantly trying to sneak onto the table, while I was 'looking through the lens'.

Cheers - Phil





Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 August 2019, 08:49:46 AM
Good man!  ;D


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 16 September 2019, 08:07:41 PM
Ric Ocaseck, lead singer with the Cars.

Reminds me of a specific period of my life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXpJ0bM5zbMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZA6qiJVfUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkSmLh2Hbi0
Thanks Ric.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 16 September 2019, 09:28:00 PM
That's a great shame !  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 01 October 2019, 08:51:32 AM
Jessye Norman, aged 74.

Who?

Jessye Norman is was an opera singer. When I was still a teenager, I was trying out all sorts of music, and bought a copy of Jessye singing the role of Dido in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. I was absolutely captivated. I'm not a big opera fan, the arias are OK, but the speaky-singy bit* (recitative) is awful, and I'm not really that enamoured of tenors**but Dido and Aeneas was written for a girl's school so the male parts are small***, and the female voices get all the good bits.

Dido and Aeneas is particularly famous for the aria Dido sings when she decides to die - Dido's Lament, and it was when I first heard Jessye singing this that my life changed. I got a cold chill down the spine, and I could only sit, captivated.

Since then, I have become something of a Jessye Norman fan, a enthusiast for Purcell, and an aficiando of Dido and Aeneas. I have 18 different versions each of which has its own personality.

I have included in my funeral music Jessye Norman's Dido's Lament.


*Does that make opera a forerunner of rap (with the silent "c")?
**See Victor Borge's A Mozart Opera, by Mozart in which he opines that the tenor is "a little tall fellow".
***Make your own jokes up




Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 October 2019, 10:08:11 AM
I think most opera-lovers find their patience is strained byrecitativo secco at times.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 01 October 2019, 09:06:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIAi2XwuWo

Music - sublime; performance - flawless; costume - questionable 


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mmcv on 01 October 2019, 10:04:02 PM
That was beautiful, thank you for sharing. Sad that her voice will not be heard again.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: paulr on 02 October 2019, 05:39:55 AM
Seconded


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2019, 07:37:13 PM
Ginger Baker!  :'(

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/entertainment-arts-49827436


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 07 October 2019, 07:09:09 AM
 :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 07 October 2019, 08:59:29 AM
But 80 is an excellent age for a rock star !


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 October 2019, 07:10:10 PM
Stephen Moore, the original voice of Marven The Paranoid Android.  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 12 October 2019, 07:32:56 PM
So sorry to hear of this. It was a definitive performance, and i shall always remember it fondly. And he always seemed such a gent in everything else he did.  :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: paulr on 12 October 2019, 09:46:04 PM
I'm so depressed to hear that :(

Someone had to say it


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 12 October 2019, 10:15:35 PM
Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they ask me to pick up a piece of paper!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: pierre the shy on 12 October 2019, 10:55:45 PM
 :(

Probably my favorite character in the series....

"Your plastic pal who's fun to be with"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAA67a2-Klk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0yBf1JKTw8


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 October 2019, 09:07:08 AM
"Brain the size of planet, and they ask me to open the door !"


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 24 October 2019, 08:10:25 PM
Missy.... :(

The little Collie bitch who was either dumped through our gates.....Or was let loose from 'somewhere', and found her way to Techno Towers, three or more years ago.

Von and I are both gutted.

Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 October 2019, 08:12:40 PM
Condolences old chap.  :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Westmarcher on 24 October 2019, 08:17:14 PM
That's a shame, Phil. I remember you telling us when she first turned up at your door and became part of your lives.  :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: fsn on 24 October 2019, 09:46:57 PM
Aw no!

I'm very sorry, Phil.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mmcv on 24 October 2019, 09:51:31 PM
Sorry to hear that Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: d_Guy on 24 October 2019, 10:24:39 PM
Sorry news indeed. Condolences.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Leon on 24 October 2019, 11:31:43 PM
Sorry to hear that Phil.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 October 2019, 02:35:29 AM
Much sympathy.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: paulr on 25 October 2019, 05:09:40 AM
Sorry to hear that Phil, condolences to you and Von >:<


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: petercooman on 25 October 2019, 06:01:43 AM
Condolences Phil!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 25 October 2019, 08:11:51 AM
Many thanks for your thoughts, All.

Still really stunned. :(

She'd been a tad 'out of sorts' over last weekend, and seemed to have gone off her food, so we took her to the vets on Monday.
Vet gave her a good check, and was fairly certain that the problem was with her was her teeth......Which were the teeth of a very old dog, when she turned up, here....It was impossible to tell with any certainty how old she actually was.

We booked her into the vets to have the offending teeth removed yesterday.

She apparently 'died' for five minutes while she was being 'operated on', and while she was 'still under' they did some blood tests on her, which showed her liver and kidneys were failing .....So sadly the kindest thing to do was have her put to sleep...Although she was awake when we arrived...she wasn't 'really there', at all.

Tried to dig a grave for her last night, and had to give up......the light was fading badly and we were really struggling to get the spades into the ground.
Young friend, up the road will come round with his tractor and dig a hole for us later.

Hey Ho...At least we gave her happy home for a while.....We'll both really miss her. :(

Cheers - Phil









Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 25 October 2019, 09:22:32 AM
Just seen this, condolences Phil  :(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 October 2019, 03:11:24 PM
Hi Phil,

Really sorry to hear your bad news matey  :(

Love and hugs to Von.

All the best,

Meirion


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Orcs on 25 October 2019, 06:56:28 PM
sorry to hear your sad news Phil.  still you gave her a nice place to end her days at


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 26 October 2019, 07:32:40 AM
Many thanks to you guys, as well.

Stroll on....It wasn't half raining when our friend Richard came round with his mini digger yesterday morning....We all got a tad wet.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 October 2019, 08:19:15 AM
Why were you digging minis?
https://youtu.be/a50JeC8igR8


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 October 2019, 10:02:05 AM
Obviously a relic of 60s fashion who'd gone manual labourer.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: paulr on 27 October 2019, 02:04:32 AM
Many Maori tribes interpret rain or a storm as an expression of grief at a funeral >:<


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 27 October 2019, 06:26:15 AM
 :)

Seems appropriate, Paul.

I can remember having to bury one of the cats, on one of those rarer occasions, when it was chucking it down with snow, while there was a thunderstorm raging....It was really spectacular !

(The lightning was far enough  away not to have been a real worry.....But the thunderclaps.....WOW !!)

I thought that was a fitting farewell to Dimly..... the daft old git.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 October 2019, 06:30:15 AM
Four hours to bury a cat?!


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 October 2019, 09:03:06 AM
Well you don't want to come back from Sorrento to a dead cat - apologies Mister Palin !

ianS


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 27 October 2019, 11:36:04 AM
Four hours to bury a cat?!

Well...it wouldn't keep still. ;)

Dimly.....Was the only one of our smaller animals, that I felt had his 'full innings'.

By that, I mean, we didn't have to take the decision to put him down.....and he didn't get killed on the road. (One of the reasons that I don't really want any more cats.)
He was in the kitchen, asleep on a work surface.... had a 'spasm', and suddenly dropped to the floor.

I assume it was a heart attack.....Lights out.....Game over.....A nice way to go, I reckon.

For some reason that didn't hurt anything like as much as many of the other animals we've had, since we've been married.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 27 October 2019, 07:33:40 PM
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - former leader of IS

This seems like a good time to roll out the vaudeville eulogies.

 * His demise might be described as an unfortunate accident, but in fact it was neither.
 * His condition is described as satisfactory.
 * May his successor enjoy similar success.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 28 October 2019, 06:15:59 AM
Another Major !!

Congrats on your 500th post, Steve.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: John Cook on 28 October 2019, 12:32:54 PM
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - former leader of IS

This seems like a good time to roll out the vaudeville eulogies.

 * His demise might be described as an unfortunate accident, but in fact it was neither.
 * His condition is described as satisfactory.
 * May his successor enjoy similar success.

We'll never forget you Allan Baker.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 28 October 2019, 04:39:21 PM
Another Major !!

Congrats on your 500th post, Steve.

Cheers - Phil

Crikey chaps, bit of a humdinger for #500.
Now if you would kindly direct me to my battalion, I'll toodle off to meet the Colonel.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 October 2019, 04:45:10 PM
53rd Foot and Mouth, on up the Khyber...


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 28 October 2019, 04:55:27 PM
We're still waiting for you to get to 20,000, Will.  :)

Within the next fortnight ?

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 October 2019, 05:03:00 PM
Possibly, at 6.172 per day.
I have quite a few projects on the table, so big posts coming up.

Nowt else interesting.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Raider4 on 28 October 2019, 05:56:55 PM
53rd Foot and Mouth, on up the Khyber...

I think you'll find that's the 3rd Foot and Mouth. Don't forget your underwear, the wind whistles through the pass something wicked . . .


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 October 2019, 02:31:15 AM
Ah, me old regiment, the 23rd Disgusting Bombay Fusiliers..happy days...In memory of them, I treasure the regimental funds and always keep them safe and untraceable.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 November 2019, 12:30:10 PM
Asquith.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 04 November 2019, 12:50:09 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times over the past few years and he was a true gent and great to talk to about our wonderful hobby. He will be sadly missed :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Norm on 04 November 2019, 01:53:31 PM
Sad news, I know he was actively gaming recently. His magazine ‘Practical Wargamer’ was a real cornerstone to my hobby. Condolences to all who were close to him.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2019, 12:43:33 PM
Chef Gary Rhodes
Theatre director Jonathan Miller  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 27 November 2019, 12:47:55 PM
I'd heard about Gary Rhodes...But not Jonathan Miller.

Shame about both of them. :(

Cheers - Phil (4)


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 27 November 2019, 02:11:24 PM
Gary Rhodes only 59 :o!!!

Jonathan Miller a good innings and enjoyed his work when he was on telly a lot in the '80's.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2019, 04:24:43 PM
And now Clive James...
They say they go in 3s...


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 27 November 2019, 05:38:36 PM
Awwwwww. :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 27 November 2019, 08:16:02 PM
Another great loss.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 November 2019, 12:00:24 PM
It was definitely a bit of a shocker yesterday!  :o :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2019, 04:41:30 PM
Bob Willis  :(
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/50655612


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 04 December 2019, 05:02:39 PM
That's very sad.  :(

I do remember him from schooldays....though he was a 'senior' when I was a first former.

He could sling a tennis ball over the three (or was it four ?) storey part of the new part of the school.
No wonder he was such a good fast bowler.

That just leaves Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, (he left just before I joined) and JJ Burnel....one year above me, left of the 'famous' people I 'went to school with'.

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 04 December 2019, 05:13:21 PM
Blimey. he was one of my favourite cricketeers when I was a teenager and I remember his incredibly long run up. A sad loss.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 04 December 2019, 07:26:59 PM
Gosh, what a shock! He was the only fast bowler I could imitate, with his strange, almost backing into a wind, run up. He also bowled the most intimidating spell of fast bowling. i can ever remember. In 1981, after Botham  had scored an amazing century  to make the  Australians bat again but, if I recall correctly, they only needed a hundred and few. The following morning Willis flew in and scared the living daylights out of them, and England won. He took 8-43, or thereabouts. A truly awe inspiring performance, which I do not think has ever got the credit it deserved. RIP, to an English cricket legend, taken far too soon at seventy.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Raider4 on 04 December 2019, 08:44:54 PM
Watching the 1981 Ashes is where my love of Test cricket begins.

And, like Molinary, I'm a bit peeved that Botham always gets the credit for winning at Headingley, when it was clearly Willis that won that game.

And 70 is far too young.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Sandinista on 05 December 2019, 05:47:30 AM
That just leaves Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, (he left just before I joined) and JJ Burnel....one year above me, left of the 'famous' people I 'went to school with'.

Cheers - Phil.

But JJ Burnel - what a fantastic bass player, inspired me to get off my arse and play bass, he has such a distinctive sound.

Cheers
Ian


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Sandinista on 05 December 2019, 05:57:13 AM
He was a great player, saw him play against Yorkshire once.
I said hello to Bob on the tube once about '87-88, he sort of grunted a hello back. I was a little bit deflated at that, until my mate pointed out that I may not have looked too welcoming in my ripped jeans and leathers and punk hairdo with beer can in hand. (I was on the way to a gig)

cheers
Ian


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Not Drowning, Waving on 05 December 2019, 06:01:13 AM
Long may the Stranglers reign.

Sad about Bob. Loved his commentary too.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: T13A on 07 December 2019, 08:25:21 PM
Listening to the 'We have ways of making you talk' WWII podcast today (Al Murray and James Holland), found out that Sir Michael Howard died on 30 November:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/01/sir-michael-howard-obituary

 :(

Paul


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 07 December 2019, 09:07:05 PM
A sad loss but what an innings and a body of work he has left behind. His Franco-Prussian War book is sans pareil IMHO.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2019, 09:17:44 PM
A great loss


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mollinary on 07 December 2019, 09:18:29 PM
A sad loss but what an innings and a body of work he has left behind. His Franco-Prussian War book is sans pareil IMHO.

Indeed. I had the good fortune to meet him a number of years ago during a IISS conference in Vienna, a truly great historian.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 December 2019, 12:46:06 AM
Odo.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 10 December 2019, 07:18:59 AM
That's a shame..... :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 December 2019, 01:03:59 PM
Lead singer of Rosette.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/10/roxette-singer-marie-fredriksson-dies-aged-61-11612517/


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 10 December 2019, 02:26:58 PM
Too young once again :(.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 10 December 2019, 03:59:56 PM
Definitely !  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 December 2019, 07:10:38 PM
David Bellamy!  :o :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 December 2019, 07:52:40 PM
René Auberjonois whose many roles included Father Mulcahy in M.A.S.H. and Odo in Deep Space Nine.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 December 2019, 01:12:04 AM
vide supra


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 12 December 2019, 07:23:27 AM
vide supra

Yes....you did mention that.  ;)

Shame about David Bellamy.  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 12 December 2019, 07:31:23 AM
Very passionate and engaging about his work, but never really warmed to him.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Not Drowning, Waving on 13 December 2019, 05:24:04 AM
Wikipedia has René Auberjonois' great great grandfather as Murat, the Napoleonic cavalry commander and Uber-dandy.

Nothing of that came through René's acting. Great loss.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 December 2019, 02:57:07 PM
vide supra

I thought you meant the Bishop of Bordeaux and were simply a little late with the news :D


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 December 2019, 12:05:22 AM
The bishop's dead??!!?


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Westmarcher on 29 December 2019, 11:33:07 PM
Whilst conscious of the fact that the year has yet to play out, I found it quite amazing to see the number of recognisable names (certainly from a UK perspective and, I suppose, my generation) in this link:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/xmE66MrmQT/2019-notable-deaths (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/xmE66MrmQT/2019-notable-deaths)


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 December 2019, 01:16:11 PM
Neal Innes  :'(


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 30 December 2019, 01:20:53 PM
Awwwww.   :(

That's put a bit of a crimp in the day.

That's a great shame.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Shedman on 30 December 2019, 01:43:04 PM
Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.

Neil Innes


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 30 December 2019, 04:00:39 PM
Good innes


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Techno on 30 December 2019, 05:02:42 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ9EWcaS7II

"How sweet to be an idiot".

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Raider4 on 30 December 2019, 07:59:30 PM
Not generally a fan of musical comedy, but Innes did it much better than most.

And the idiots at ITN used "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" - an Eric Idle song - during the segment on his death.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Steve J on 30 December 2019, 09:28:34 PM
I liked his Intro & Outro (?) song. I vaguely remember him having his own show, but could be wrong.


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: ianrs54 on 31 December 2019, 08:39:49 AM
Rutland TV perhaps ?


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Shedman on 31 December 2019, 09:44:40 AM
Was it  Do Not Adjust Your Set?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm03Ub5rJm8


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Westmarcher on 31 December 2019, 10:41:43 AM
I remember seeing him perform in Monty Python's Seventh Farewell Tour at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow.  =D>


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 01 January 2020, 01:09:20 AM
Neil Innes and some famous guitar bloke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJFLiW10ZrE


Title: Re: 2019 Deaths
Post by: Not Drowning, Waving on 10 January 2020, 05:44:11 AM
Haven't heard "how sweet" since the mid 70s. Never saw the clip so thanks for posting.