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I've got very little sympathy for him myself but that's not the same as saying 'good riddance' when someone dies. It's not as if he was Pol Pot, just a bit of a crook famous for doing a bunk.

And was he actually the worst singer the Sex pistols ever had?

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So... Nelson Mandela passes away on the day of the premiere of the film about his life. Ronnie Biggs dies on the day the BBC broadcast a drama about the Great Train Robbery.

 

If there's anyone out there with a biopic in the pipeline, they'll be messing their pants.

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So... Nelson Mandela passes away on the day of the premiere of the film about his life. Ronnie Biggs dies on the day the BBC broadcast a drama about the Great Train Robbery.

 

If there's anyone out there with a biopic in the pipeline, they'll be messing their pants.

I will help fund a bio of David Cameron or Boris Johnson, if it'll help?

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I will help fund a bio of David Cameron or Boris Johnson, if it'll help?

 

Are you happy that is appropriate for Obituary Corner?

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I can remember Sportsnight with Coleman being a real big deal. This was in the days before mass sports coverage. I can even remember my brother and his mates coming home from the pub early to watch it.

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Coleman was one of the greatest sports journalists and commentators. The fact that he was used by Private Eye to the "Colemanballs" feature is purely a reflection of how much commentary and presenting he did.

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The scratch games of Rugby League sound a lot like ours in the playground at school on the netball court, with a rolled up woodwork apron for the ball (no goalkicks obviously)  I remember reading (on here I think) that he knew all the words to "We've swept the seas before boys" which I only ever heard once in the sixties at Parkside.  I've always been curious about this RL anthem, but it turns out there's not much to it

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Pity he didn't make it to 78.

 

Phil and Don were a truly ground-breaking act.

Unquestionably one of the greatest vocal acts of all time, terrific songs and superlative harmonies. I was lucky enough to see them just once, at St George's Hall, with special guest Duane Eddy and the brilliant Albert Lee leading the band. An unforgettable evening.

 

RIP Phil.

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Pity he didn't make it to 78.

 

Phil and Don were a truly ground-breaking act.

I don't think there'd have been a Beatles with the Everlys. Close harmonies at their very best, which John and Paul obviously copied.  Sorry he's gone, I was a bit of a fan in the early sixites. "Cathy's  Clown" was my favourite.

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How much would he have been earning had he been playing today?

One of the best of a golden generation.

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Eusebio (74)

How much would he have been earning had he been playing today?

One of the best of a golden generation.

When I was little there seemed to be a list of great players... Pele, ,Best, Charlton, Banks etc. His name was always in that list. Brilliant player and a real sportsman too.

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