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#861 Wolford6

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:18 AM

Shocking news about Johnny, but he had a pretty good innings considering his historic health and addiction issues.

 

He was brilliant live and, apart from his own catalogue,  all blues fans revere him for resurrecting the career of Muddy Waters. I remember buying the I'm Ready album and being knocked out by it.

 

He also provided production, guitar and backing vocals on my favourite of Muddy's recorded versions of Mannish Boy, which is P7 on my jukebox. I'm just playing it now in remembrance.

 


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#862 Phil

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

It would seem Johnny Winter has died age 70.

 

I know this will come as a bit of a shock to l'angelo as he is a big fan.

 

 

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#863 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

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dead heat with their Edgar


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#864 Futtocks

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

dead heat with their Edgar

Edgar's still around, and probably will be for a while, as he's been living clean for longer.

 

I remember the first time I discovered him - ITV's late night show 'Cue the Music' showed the 1988 live recording he did with Leon Russell, which you can get on DVD these days. It  hasn't all dated well, especially the backing band's Eighties dress sense, but they do some great songs from both stars' back catalogues.


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#865 Wolford6

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

Somewhat surprisingly, famed disco producer Dan Hartman, who died young of Aids, was a member of both Johnny and Edgar Winters' bands.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Hard again remains one of my favourite albums. Can't think of anything that sounds better on vinyl



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

Actor James Garner, aged 86.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

An odd coincidence the BBC showed "Grand Prix" yesterday afternoon,possibly his finest film.
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#869 Futtocks

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

Yesterday? It's on right now.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Yesterday? It's on right now.

My bad,saw it on the epg yesterday.
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

Actor James Garner, aged 86.


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#872 Futtocks

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

'Support your local Gunfighter' and 'Support your local Sheriff' were both great fun vehicles for James Garner.


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#873 Bearman

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

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#874 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

'Support your local Gunfighter' and 'Support your local Sheriff' were both great fun vehicles for James Garner.

predecessors of Blazing Saddles

very funny western spoofs


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#875 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Kenny Ireland: stalwart of Acorn Antiques, Benidorm and lots of other tv comedies http://www.bbc.co.uk...otland-28587475


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#876 Futtocks

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith, aged only 59.


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#877 Wolford6

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

I wish I could say that I liked him, but I didn't. Couldn't stand him.

 

 

Sorry that he went so young, though.


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#878 Futtocks

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

Over a month old, but news to me. Singer for The Angels, Doc Neeson, one of the most electrifying frontmen I have ever seen anywhere.  :(


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#879 Mumby Magic

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

Michael Johns, Australian finalist on American Idol. Recording Artist {35} Blood clot from sprained ankle :O


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#880 Wolford6

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

That was always likely to be his achilles heel.


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