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1 hour ago, Stirlin said:

Behave , Strummer and Macgowan in the same breath as Bowie......

ok Macgowan could lace Davids boots and Strummer polish them.

Just my opinion 

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28 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Who's still around of the megastar recording artists of that particular bit of the past that our generation calls the classic era?

Musical midgets like:

Half the Beatles
Most of the Rolling Stones
Three quarters of Led Zeppelin
Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell and Neil Young still representing Canada, although The Band have almost entirely gone
Springsteen, if you must
Some Beach Boys, if you absolutely must
The butter salesman from the Sex Pistols
Billy Joel
Elton John
Rod Stewart
Half of The Who
Barbra Streisand
One Bee Gee
Simon & Garfunkel
Antivax embarrassments Van Morrison and Eric "send 'em back" Clapton
Various fragments of Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac & Genesis

Et cetera. Maybe even et Peter Cetera, because Chicago were pretty big for a while.

 

I’ll disagree if I may 

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On 01/12/2023 at 18:40, Padge said:

 

1 hour ago, Ullman said:

Sad news.

Sad news indeed.

She delivered what I still consider one of the greatest lines in British comedy. I think it was in the film where Bob, Thelma, Terry and his French? girlfriend go away in a caravan. They were playing cards and Terry and Thelma were playing a strategic game against Bob and Terry's girlfriend. Terry gets up and says he needs some fresh air and disappears outside. While the other three are waiting for him, they can all clearly hear him having a pee up against the side of the caravan. His girlfriend apologises saying "I'm sorry, this is so embarrassing", Thelma replies "Don't worry, it's the first time tonight I've known what he's got in his hand".

Comedy genius!

 

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13 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

 

Sad news indeed.

She delivered what I still consider one of the greatest lines in British comedy. I think it was in the film where Bob, Thelma, Terry and his French? girlfriend go away in a caravan. They were playing cards and Terry and Thelma were playing a strategic game against Bob and Terry's girlfriend. Terry gets up and says he needs some fresh air and disappears outside. While the other three are waiting for him, they can all clearly hear him having a pee up against the side of the caravan. His girlfriend apologises saying "I'm sorry, this is so embarrassing", Thelma replies "Don't worry, it's the first time tonight I've known what he's got in his hand".

Comedy genius!

 

It's in the film - possibly the only TV to film journey from that era that mostly holds up well today.

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15 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

 

Sad news indeed.

She delivered what I still consider one of the greatest lines in British comedy. I think it was in the film where Bob, Thelma, Terry and his French? girlfriend go away in a caravan. They were playing cards and Terry and Thelma were playing a strategic game against Bob and Terry's girlfriend. Terry gets up and says he needs some fresh air and disappears outside. While the other three are waiting for him, they can all clearly hear him having a pee up against the side of the caravan. His girlfriend apologises saying "I'm sorry, this is so embarrassing", Thelma replies "Don't worry, it's the first time tonight I've known what he's got in his hand".

Comedy genius!

 

Well remembered, mate. She was absolutely brilliant as Thelma. She delivered some outstanding writing superbly.

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On 30/11/2023 at 17:57, John Drake said:

A few posts removed.

This is the obituary thread. Please be kind. 

And if you want to make a wider point about someone who has been mentioned in here, please start a new thread about them in the relevant section.

Thanks.

A reminder.

Thanks.

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16 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

The poet Benjamin Zephaniah

It's difficult to make your name, and a living, as a poet. Shows how good he was. Only 8 weeks from diagnosis to being dead at 65. 😞

 

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Ryan O’Neal, star of ‘Love Story,’ ‘What’s Up, Doc?’, ‘Paper Moon', 'Peyton Place' and 'Barry Lyndon', and father of Tatum O'Neal.

https://www.tmz.com/2023/12/08/ryan-oneal-dead-dies-love-story/

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Actor Shirley-Anne field, aged 87.

Beach Boys and solo Brian Wilson sideman Jeffrey Foskett.

 

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kenpachiro Satsuma, wearer of the Godzilla costume during the Heisei era, aged 75.

https://gizmodo.com/obituary-kenpachiro-satsuma-godzilla-actor-1851105398 

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
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