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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

We lost a lot of people last year, including family and friends. But the list of notable names shows that many of those who shaped not only our lives, but the 20th Century itself, are reaching that sort of age where they are dying off at a distressing rate.

The great, the good, the others, gone in 2012:
Photographer Eve Arnold
Association Footballer Gary Ablett (to distinguish him from the AFL star)
Bob Holness
James and Bobby Purify's Robert Dickey
Strictly Come Dancing creator Richard Hopkins
Rugby Union player Selorm Kuadey
Soul musician Jimmy Castor
Johnny Otis
Etta James
Film-maker Theo Angelopoulos
Nicol Williamson
Colin Tarrant (The Bill)
'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius
Angelo Dundee
Artist Dorothea Tanning
Artist Mike Kelley
Ben Gazzara
Nigel Doughty
Bill Hinzman
Racehorse trainer Josh Gifford
Whitney Houston
Actor David Kelly
James Whitaker
Dory Previn
Michael Davis of the MC5
Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times
Frank Carson
Ken Goodwin
Actor Peter Halliday
Trumpet player Maurice André
Davy Jones
PC David Rathband
Paul McBride QC
Ronnie Montrose
Norman St John Stevas
Philip Madoc
Robert Sherman, film composer
West Indies Cricketer Runako Morton
Trammps singer Jimmy Ellis
Tubeway Army's Ced Sharpley
Rugby Union player Merv Davies
Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of Red Bull
The King of Tonga
AFL player Jim Stynes
The Coptic Pope
Jamaican DJ King Stitt
Jocky Wilson
Boxing broadcaster Bert Sugar
Politician Tony Newton
Earl Scruggs
Novelist Harry Crews
Footballer Giorgio Chinaglia
Footballer Barry Kitchener
Jim Marshall
Broadcaster and Journalist Mike Wallace
Resistance hero Raymond Aubrac
Former Cardiff manager Eddie May
Dick Clark
Men At Work's Greg Ham
Levon Helm
Burt Weedon
Politician Jack Ashley
Charles 'Tex' Colson, one of Nixon's dirty-tricksters
Flying Burrito Brother Chris Ethridge
Boxer Terry Spinks
Thomas Marth, the sax player from the Killers
Swimmer Alexander Dale Oen
Junior Seau
Skatalites' bassman Lloyd Brevett
Adam Yauch
Skip Pitts
Maurice Sendak
Vidal Sassoon
Carroll Shelby
Donald 'Duck' Dunn
Speedway rider Lee Richardson
Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes
Donna Summer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Crowded House's Peter Jones
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
Robin Gibb
Eugene J.Polley, inventor of the remote control
Johnny Tapia
Doc Watson
Actress Kathryn Joosten
Actor Richard Dawson
Herb Reed, founder of The Platters
Ray Bradbury
Dr John Horder
Villarreal coach Manuel Preciado
Jermain Defoe's Dad
Bob Welch of Fleetwood Mac
Goalkeeper Gordon West
Teofilo Stevenson
Henry Hill
Rodney King
Jazz musician Abram Wilson
Journalist Danny Fullbrook
Cricketer Tom Maynard
Brian Hibbard of The Flying Pickets
Victor Spinetti
Footballer Teddy Scott
Actress Caroline John
Footballer Alan McDonald
Lonesome George (Ancient Galapagos Tortoise)
Nora Ephron
Sergio Pininfarina
Eric Sykes
James Grout
Andy Griffith
Ernest Borgnine
Lol Coxhill
Footballer Joe McBride
Richard D.Zanuck
Actress Celeste Holm
Jon Lord
Kitty Wells
Funk Brother Bob Babbitt
Sir Alastair Burnet
Angharad Rees
Simon Ward
Sally Ride, first US woman to fly in space
Writer Frank Pierson
Actress Mary Tamm, followed shortly after by her husband Marcus Ringrose
Referee Jack Taylor
David Barby (Bargain Hunt)
Geoffrey Hughes
Maeve Binchy
Derek Scott, Tony Blair's economic adviser
Gore Vidal
Speedway promoter John Berry
Gary and Dawn Barlow's baby delivered stillborn
Critic Robert Hughes
Bernard Lovell
Marvin Hamlisch
Mark O'Donnell, who co-wrote the musicals Hairspray and Cry Baby
Mel Stuart, film director
Special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi
Sid Waddell
Boxer Michael Dokes
Author Helen Gurley Brown
Politician Alf Morris
Harry Harrison
Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett
Songwriter Scott McKenzie
Film director Tony Scott
Phyllis Diller
Nina Bawden
Jerry Nelson (The Count from Sesame Street)
Neil Armstrong
Louise Clarke (Pan's People)
Sir Rhodes Boyson
Max Bygraves
Hal David
Cult leader Sun Myung Moon
Michael Clarke Duncan
Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian
John Lawrence, 2nd Baron Oaksey, jockey and BBC Racing commentator
Joe South
Lillian Lopez, founder of disco giants Odyssey
Terry Nutkins
Bill Moggridge, inventor of the laptop computer
Footballer Ron Tindall
Ron Taylor, Jaws camerman
Derek Jameson
Prof. Sid Watkins
Rugby Union player Nevin Spence
Journalist Brian Woolnough
Top Of The Pops producer Michael Hurll
BBC Education correspondent Mike Baker
Boxer Corrie Sanders
Jacques Antoine, creator of The Crystal Maze and Treasure Hunt
Commander Bill King
Sam the Record Man
John Bond, Footballer and Manager
Andy Williams
Herbert Lom
Soul singer Frank Wilson
Big Jim Sullivan
Lou Kenton, the International Brigade's last surviving British member
Cricketer Kevin Curran
Prince of Sealand Roy Bates
Actor Alex Karras (Mongo)
Footballer Helmut Haller
Actor John Clive
Jerry Lee Lewis bandmember B.B.Cunningham Jr
Sylvia Kristel
Politician George McGovern
TV Presenter Mike Morris
Emanuel Steward
Terry Callier
Composer Hans Werner Henze
Composer Elliott Carter
Voice of the Speaking Clock, Brian Cobby
Clive Dunn
Bill Tarmey
Sir Rex Hunt, former governor of The Falklands
Joe Egan
Fuzzbox guitarist Jo Dunne
Sir Alastair Burnet
Larry Hagman
Bryce Courtenay
Boxer Hector Camacho
Football coach Dave Sexton
Dinah Sheridan
Chris Stamp, the original manager of The Who
Footballer Mitchell Cole
Rupert Murdoch's mother, Elizabeth
Dave Brubeck
Oscar Niemeyer
Major General Tony Deane-Drummond
Dundee United legend Doug Smith
Huw Lloyd Langton
Ian Campbell, folk musician and father of UB40's Campbell brothers
Sir Patrick Moore
Bicycle designer Alex Moulton
Ravi Shankar
Barcode inventor Norman Joseph Woodland
Kenneth Kendall
Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia
Jack Klugman
Charles Durning
Composer Richard Rodney Bennett
Gerry Anderson
Fontella Bass
General Norman Schwarzkopf
Tony Greig
Singer and broadcaster John Carol Case
William Rees-Mogg
Irvine Patnick MP

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#2 Wolford6

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

I think we should have a prediction contest for 2013. Everyone could nominate a person from the age bands 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70 and then five over-seventies.

Bags Thatcher.
;) B)

NB: I am joking.

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#3 Mumby Magic

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I think we should have a prediction contest for 2013. Everyone could nominate a person from the age bands 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70 and then five over-seventies.

Bags Thatcher.
;) B)

NB: I am joking.

Granted you are joking but there is actually a twisted website that does just this and has their own league etc, :o :angry:

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