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20 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

 DJ Janice Long 66

That's very sad. Far too young.

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31 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

 DJ Janice Long 66

Just texted a mate to let him know. One of our somewhat feeble claims to fame is being on the same ferry as her from Athens to Aegina when she was suffering a bit (well a lot) from sea sickness. He replied reminding me that she was the 1st winner on that wonderful gameshow 3-2-1!

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1 minute ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

 she was the 1st winner on that wonderful gameshow 3-2-1!

as well as the sister of the late keith chegwin and champion of the music of the smiths and morrissey 

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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Very sad news about Janice Long, reunited with her brother Cheggers.

Despite looking (with respect) like an ordinary gal, she became a very prominent figure in female music broadcasting and great credit to her for that.

And as has been already stated, only 66?, no age.

RIP Janice. xx

Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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Janice Long`s Radio 1 weekday evening show was essential listening in the mid-80s.

Along with the music and related guests, there was a magazine flavour with items on social topics and John Walters` music press review. All of which struck the perfect balance between Daytime and Peel. 

Off the top of my head, these are 10 records that in my mind are forever associated with the Janice Long Show -

Killing Joke - Love like blood

The Cult - She sells sanctuary

The Cure - In between days

Husker Du - Sorry somehow

The Smiths - Panic

It`s Immaterial - Driving away from home

P.I.L. - Home

Weather Prophets - Almost prayed

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Candyman

Julian Cope - World shut your mouth

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8 hours ago, unapologetic pedant said:

Janice Long`s Radio 1 weekday evening show was essential listening in the mid-80s.

Along with the music and related guests, there was a magazine flavour with items on social topics and John Walters` music press review. All of which struck the perfect balance between Daytime and Peel. 

Off the top of my head, these are 10 records that in my mind are forever associated with the Janice Long Show -

Killing Joke - Love like blood

The Cult - She sells sanctuary

The Cure - In between days

Husker Du - Sorry somehow

The Smiths - Panic

It`s Immaterial - Driving away from home

P.I.L. - Home

Weather Prophets - Almost prayed

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Candyman

Julian Cope - World shut your mouth

Sad news.

Wouldn't disagree with that. I used to listen to her show a lot with my girlfriend at the time, 8-10 before John Peel IIRC.

A couple more tracks I always associate with her show were Bronski Beat 'Smalltown Boy' which obviously became a big hit but she played it well before that. Another is more obscure but is Red Guitars 'Good Technology' who I *think* were from Hull. 

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1 hour ago, Johnoco said:

Sad news.

Wouldn't disagree with that. I used to listen to her show a lot with my girlfriend at the time, 8-10 before John Peel IIRC.

A couple more tracks I always associate with her show were Bronski Beat 'Smalltown Boy' which obviously became a big hit but she played it well before that. Another is more obscure but is Red Guitars 'Good Technology' who I *think* were from Hull. 

They were indeed mate.

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Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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MESSAGES FROM MORRISSEY - MORRISSEY CENTRAL

heartfelt words from a someone who had a special connection with Janice 

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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On 26/12/2021 at 07:51, M j M said:

Desmond Tutu

On 26/12/2021 at 08:39, Robin Evans said:

What a thoroughly nice fella n'all. 

Visited Hull several times due to his admiration for William Wilberforce and his connection with the Wilberforce Institute. Always came across as a really nice bloke who loved a good laugh.

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On 27/12/2021 at 11:15, graveyard johnny said:

MESSAGES FROM MORRISSEY - MORRISSEY CENTRAL

heartfelt words from a someone who had a special connection with Janice 

Couldn’t help making it about himself could he? 

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1 minute ago, Phil said:

Couldn’t help making it about himself could he? 

well that's what i thought too Phil but they have been genuinely close friends over the decades too so I suppose that counts for a lot in the fickle world of the music industry

(i think we are gonna get a slap on the wrist soon for going off thread!)

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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On 11/12/2021 at 19:12, Ullman said:

Bought I'm an Upstart when it came out and pleased to say I still have it.

Really sorry to hear that Mensi has passed away.

Was Mensi’s funeral today, farewell old mate. I’ll always be an upstart 

 

 

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On 28/12/2021 at 12:33, Phil said:

Couldn’t help making it about himself could he? 

Ian McNabb, formerly of the Icicle Works, has written some fantastic tributes to her, in contrast to Morrissey's effort.
I know our own John Drake is a massive fan of Ian, whose words about Janice Long have been so beautiful. 

She was a legend.

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not a big fan of american comedy but the golden girls was as close to british comedy as they got - great cast- good scripts - fantastic timing between the characters all cushioned by the great sense of desperation written in to the backbone of the finest british comedies 

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