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The Virgin Soldiers. Great book.

I remember the film.

Eddie Yeats was in it.

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For those of a 'certain age' who can remember black and white telly, Dale Robertson

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Jim Hardie, special agent for Wells Fargo.

used to be on berween 6.5 special and the billy cotton band show

the series alternated with laramie

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hugo chavez president of Venezuela

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Hugo Chavez

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merica-21679053

I know I will get ripped to bits for this, but I loved his version of democratic socialism.

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Apart from the sacking of striking workers, the vigorous suppression of dissent, and the homophobia, he did many positive things, yes.

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it had a lot going for it

Correction, it had a lot of oil going for it.

The only reason why his revolution didn't run into the ground was because of Venezuela's vast oil wealth propping all his vanity projects up even then he managed to give away much of the country's wealth to his mate Castro. Expect a collapse in the Cuban economy unless Chavez's successor decides to continue (unlikely).

He also used his oil wealth to back FARC terrorists in Colombia who are tearing the country apart.

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Hugo Chavez

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merica-21679053

I know I will get ripped to bits for this, but I loved his version of democratic socialism.

Semi-democratic socialism.

He controlled the media and counted the votes and rewrote the constitution. He was a democrat in the sense that Putin is a democrat.

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Don't ruin the Obituary thread arguing the toss over Hugo Chavez, please. Start a new thread about him if you want to do that.

Thank you.

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I saw Ten Years After at the Isle of Wight.

So did I!

It seems like yesterday!

Happy days!

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I was a bit of a Trad fan in the sixties, but I was never keen on Kenny Ball (or Acker Bilk) being more of a Chris Barber fan, I thought he was more "authentic" :dry: But I'm sorry he's gone and he did blow a mean trumpet.

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I know what you mean. There are still big arguments about New Orleans, dixieland, revival and trad.

Cortina designer Ray Brown

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RIP Tony - I do feel my age more and more , makes you value everything you have and live life for today

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Former guitarist with Yes, Pete Banks.

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Former guitarist with Yes, Pete Banks.

Bloody hell yes we're a decent band until he and tony Kaye left

Waksman and Howe replaced them and they disappeared er over the edge

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Bloody hell yes we're a decent band until he and tony Kaye left

Waksman and Howe replaced them and they disappeared er over the edge

Yes always were close to the edge.

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Yes always were close to the edge.

You saw what I did didn't you? Ha

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Yes always were close to the edge.

I agree, in a Roundabout way.

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You saw what I did didn't you? Ha

Yes

Now you're thinking "did he mean that or did he mean...." :D

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