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Title: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 02, 2011, 09:56:13 AM
They're coming thick and fast after Polly and Liz Sladen. Henry Cooper yesterday and world hide and seek champion Bin Laden today ;D.Wonder why it took them so long to find him,maybe he had a play station.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on May 02, 2011, 10:42:28 AM
Stand by for the blockbuster movie starring Nicholas Cage as the soldier on the edge who single handedly killed Bin Laden.
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 02, 2011, 11:33:25 AM
Stand by for the blockbuster movie starring Nicholas Cage as the soldier on the edge who single handedly killed Bin Laden.

'...Try hiding from this, you fucker...'

I can smell it now...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 07, 2011, 10:14:33 PM
Smiley Culture-2 months ago,'self inflicted' stab wound during a police raid!
Ballesteros today.
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Post by: GJ on June 09, 2011, 12:20:16 PM
Roy Skelton- the voice of the Daleks (and Zippy & George!).
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Post by: GJ on June 28, 2011, 12:19:05 PM
City legend Mike Doyle, 64. One of the all time greats, hated united and formed a great partnership with Dave Watson. Very sad especially so soon after Neil Young died.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13939279.stm
 :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 23, 2011, 06:22:49 PM
It seems Amy Winehouse joined that horrible "27 club"...  :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237

Never been a fan of hers, but she had some talent, shame she's gone so soon.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on July 23, 2011, 07:00:07 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/23/article-2018020-0D216D0500000578-551_964x335.jpg)

Terrible waste - she was a great talent but she'll never fully realise her potential now...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on July 23, 2011, 07:04:19 PM
Only ever heard 2 of her songs-2 too many.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on July 25, 2011, 11:05:42 AM
I was never a fan, but I could see that she had talent.
Ordinary people like me would kill to have an artistic talent, so it's always a shame to see people who have it waste it.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 25, 2011, 02:15:46 PM
Amy. So she's joined the '27' club with Cobain, Edwards and so many others.

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Post by: GJ on July 27, 2011, 12:11:28 PM
Nice tribute to Amy from Rupert Murdoch- he said he was moved by some of the messages left on her phone.
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Post by: Fred21 on July 27, 2011, 01:24:34 PM
Boom! Boom!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 03, 2011, 11:58:55 PM
Pete Dimmock ex Chelsea and Chron Gen bassist passed away in August.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2011, 03:51:17 AM
R.I.P Pete.
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Post by: Nick on October 05, 2011, 06:50:54 PM
Bert Jansch, legendary folk guitarist dies.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guitarist-bert-jansch-dead-at-67-20111005

I was fortunate to see him perform a few years back. R.I.P
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 20, 2011, 05:57:50 PM
Colonel Gadaffi-murdered by a mob. And Cameron's proud of the part he played! I'm not saying he didn't deserve it though-just that he should have been executed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 22, 2011, 01:38:57 PM
Edmundo Ros died today  100.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on November 16, 2011, 09:10:12 PM
Jackie Leven, 61.
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Post by: Nick on November 16, 2011, 11:56:15 PM
R.I.P Jackie.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/nov/15/jackie-leven

He survived a murder attempt & addiction.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on November 27, 2011, 08:09:48 PM
Gary Speed!
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 28, 2011, 10:48:23 AM
I knew Gary fairly well through watching Wales at home & away.  He was always willing to chat, sign or have a photo taken.

Onw wonders what happended, he seemed ok on the tele on Saturday lunch-time and seemed buoyant over our fixtures for the next tournament.

I will admit to the quaffing of a few "Brains" yesterday afternoon.

Hwyl.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on November 28, 2011, 11:23:09 AM
I feel for his children. It seems such a sefish act to deprive them of their father in such a way. He must have been really unhappy inside. 
R.I.P
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Post by: Fred21 on November 29, 2011, 12:13:24 AM
RIP Gary.

We also lost Ken Russell today and I was a big fan of his work.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on November 29, 2011, 11:25:45 AM
RIP Gary.

We also lost Ken Russell today and I was a big fan of his work.

Likewise. R.I.P Ken
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on January 02, 2012, 04:36:15 PM
Gary Ablett, only 46.
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Post by: step taylor on January 06, 2012, 03:53:18 PM
RIP JACKIE LEVEN

I know I'm late but this one really hit me hard.

Saw this guy live over 20 times and there was no one like him.

I have all of his 20+ solo albums and each has incredible high points and a few astonishing low points!!

Saw his penultimate gig in Brighton in Aug 2011. I did not know of his illness and I was shocked when he walked past me and I hardly recognized him (he had lost about 6 stone).

His voice was not as full as usual and there were only a few bullish lines/jokes but one can understand that now.

Last thing he said to me was to compliment me on my Doll By Doll/Jackie Leven T shirt!!

At the interval he just went outside and stood in the cool air (he gave up his heavy drinling in Feb following the death of his brother). He seemed detached and reserved.

If you don't have any of his solo offerings you must obtain a few (can pick em up for about £4 on Amazon/E Bay).  His best tracks wereprobably - Call Mother A Lonely field, Larramuir Hills (absolutely joyful), Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ, I've Been Everywhere, Pourtown, Some Ancient misty morning,Classic Northern diversions to name a mere few.


Absolutely essential listening.

Great 5 page spread/tribute in UNCUT magazine this month. 
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on January 06, 2012, 04:10:26 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13960343

Bob "i'll have a P" Holness
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Luddite Joe on January 06, 2012, 11:50:42 PM
I'll have an R.I.P. please, Bob.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 07, 2012, 12:54:33 AM
Oh that's SO wrong - and yet still funny!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 07, 2012, 06:13:01 PM
Robert Dickey (of 'James & Bobby Purify'). December 29th. Aged 72.

Proably best known for 'I'm Your Puppet'.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 22, 2012, 05:11:17 PM
Queen of the blues, Etta James. Not unexpected, but still a great loss:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00nfr1n

http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=6265.0
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 19, 2012, 01:30:57 PM
Michael Davis, bassist for the MC5 and member of Destroy All Monsters, died Friday. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 19, 2012, 03:13:53 PM
Not heard of this news yet, but found this now (german only):
http://www.rp-online.de/kultur/musik/michael-davis-an-leberversagen-gestorben-1.2719755
RIP. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 19, 2012, 09:26:11 PM
Shit!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17088645

I was lucky enough to see MC5/DKT live a few times and met Michael a couple of times - a lovely guy and a great bassist. He'll be sadly missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on February 22, 2012, 01:55:03 PM
And of course "Kick out the jams" sampled by the KLF, who also sampled (T)Whitney and Tammy Wynette..

What a bad omen...  be sampled by Bill & Jim and then die...   

Here's to their next offering with Susan Boyle & Adele.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on February 23, 2012, 01:27:37 PM
Frank Carson.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 23, 2012, 02:41:50 PM
Frank Carson.

It was the way he told them.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on February 24, 2012, 11:27:52 AM
A good "Clean" comedian
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 29, 2012, 08:57:32 PM
And there goes Davy Jones from The Monkees.

 A lot of people have said, and with some justification, that The Monkees were a manufactured band, the first of the 'boy bands'. But as a kid I didn't care about any of that. I loved the tunes. And later they started writing and performing thier own material some of which I thought was excellent.

 In the early 80's, I suppose as a reaction to my hatred of all that Electro/New Romantic/Yuppie Music shit, I got into a whole load of 60's sounds including lots of psychedelia.   
 The Monkee's 'Porpoise Song (Theme from 'Head')' remains one of my favourite tunes.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on March 01, 2012, 01:13:30 PM
my favourite was 'Alternate Title' which was, reportedly, originally going to be called 'Randy Scouse Git' after Mickey Dolenz saw Alf Garnett on TV!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on March 01, 2012, 06:55:24 PM
I heard the news at the footy last night.

I said it cannot be true, then I saw the text.. now I'm a believer
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on March 05, 2012, 09:12:43 PM
Ronnie Montrose checks out, aged 64, cancer. Quite enjoyed Montrose's 1st LP but only listened to it cos I thought they were named after a Scottish football team. Didn't realise he was still going but he did 50 gigs last year.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 07, 2012, 11:21:04 AM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Davy-Jones-to-be-laid-to-rest-on-Wednesday&nItemID=49649
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2012, 02:33:48 PM
Sad news about Davy Jones. I used to watch the Monkees Tv show as a kid. They did cut some great tunes. The previously mention Porpoise Song & Alternate Title plus an excellent version of (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone. R.I.P
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: step taylor on March 22, 2012, 10:31:48 PM
For me- What Am I Doin Hanging Round was the ultimate MONKEES track.

I always preferred them to the beatles.

Some absolutely classic tunes and timeless TV. 
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on March 26, 2012, 08:11:50 PM
Jocky Wilson, whose photo was once used by Dexys on TOTP!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on April 02, 2012, 01:11:44 PM
Barry Kitchener (Millwall)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 05, 2012, 12:36:34 PM
Jim Marshall. He went up to 88.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on April 20, 2012, 10:16:07 AM
Bert Weedon. The play in a day guitar man. R.I.P

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17781762
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on April 20, 2012, 10:25:31 AM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Men-at-Work-saxophonist-found-dead&nItemID=51090

Also, Levon Helm (The Band) has passed away.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 08, 2012, 07:27:58 PM
Adam Yauch, 47, cancer.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 17, 2012, 05:15:10 PM
Donna Summer. 63. After a long battle with cancer.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on May 21, 2012, 12:36:44 PM
Robin Gibb today.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 22, 2012, 12:06:39 AM
Robin Gibb today.
Sad to see that happen to anyone but the Bee Gees are, along with Queen and Meatloaf one of my most hated bands. I could never understand why people listened to that shit in 77 when Peel was playing the most exciting stuff you ever heard every night.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 22, 2012, 02:04:40 PM
Robin Gibb today.
Sad to see that happen to anyone but the Bee Gees are, along with Queen and Meatloaf one of my most hated bands. I could never understand why people listened to that shit in 77 when Peel was playing the most exciting stuff you ever heard every night.

I know what you're saying about the 70's disco stuff, not my 'cup of tea' either, but I think some of the earlier mid-60's stuff was excellent.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 24, 2012, 03:24:38 PM
John Millar, father of Chris Millar (a.k.a. Rat Scabies) has passed away.

After the 'Black Album' The Damned had no label or deal and John funded the 'Friday 13th' E.P. which led to getting the band a new label so they could record the fantastic 'Strawberries' LP.

I know at least one of you met John on Rat's 'Grail' trips and will be saddened at the loss.

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 25, 2012, 10:53:10 AM
Yes, I was/am sad about this loss.
I am glad we went on the trip last year (John & Joy organised many "Sauniere Society" meetings and travels), so we were able to hear John's stories. He was really nice to us and they looked after us so well. Really sad he's gone.  :'(
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Post by: Fred21 on June 25, 2012, 10:54:07 AM
Sad news and I wish Chris and family strength.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 09, 2012, 02:19:17 PM
Ernest Borgnine. Actor. At the age of 95.

He was once asked the secret of his longevity and he replied ''I masturbate a lot''. :)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 10, 2012, 06:18:22 PM
Sad day for music, Lol Coxhill (who, like Tim Cross, apparently performed with Oldfield) also passed away.
http://www.contactmusic.com/news/saxophonist-lol-coxhill-dies_1360748
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on July 11, 2012, 12:18:11 PM
Sad day for music, Lol Coxhill (who, like Tim Cross, apparently performed with Oldfield) also passed away.
http://www.contactmusic.com/news/saxophonist-lol-coxhill-dies_1360748

Weird that- I was listening to Music For Pleasure yesterday.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on July 17, 2012, 12:19:30 PM
Jon Lord, cancer.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on August 02, 2012, 12:17:46 PM
Singer of "No use for a name" died at only 41.
http://unterhaltung.t-online.de/tony-sly-mit-41-jahren-gestorben/id_58380578/index
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on August 20, 2012, 10:17:40 AM
Scott Mackenzie
Tony Scott
R.I.P.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on September 26, 2012, 11:28:03 AM
RIP John Bond, ex City and Burnley manager.

Andy Williams too-won't be shedding any tears for him though. Awful singer.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 08, 2012, 10:32:36 AM
Sad day for music, Lol Coxhill (who, like Tim Cross, apparently performed with Oldfield) also passed away.
http://www.contactmusic.com/news/saxophonist-lol-coxhill-dies_1360748


Piece of Lol in this months "Wire".

Also an piece in the same edition by Tony Flynn.  Newbie TUT. (my mate from North London)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 18, 2012, 01:21:52 PM
Sylvia Kristel (Emmanuel)  today
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on November 07, 2012, 06:00:39 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20239694

Clive (Grandad) Dunn  aged 92
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Luddite Joe on November 07, 2012, 09:03:35 PM
Dunn and done
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Post by: EastKentTaff on November 08, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
Dunn and done
They don't like it "up em" Capt Mainwaring..   Classic stuff.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on November 08, 2012, 09:25:14 PM
Dad's Army was magical - funnily enough Clive Dunn, because of his war-time experiences, was a CND enthusiast and pacifist unilike Corporal Jones...

RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 05, 2012, 11:26:22 PM
I grew up in a house where my Dad loved jazz. I didn't like all of it but Dave Brubeck was one of the exceptions.

Dave Brubeck R.I.P. (aged 91).
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 08, 2012, 02:43:22 PM
Huw Lloyd Langton.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20640580
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Luddite Joe on December 09, 2012, 03:28:25 PM
Sir Patrick Moore R.I.P.

Astronomer, author, presenter and musician. (He played a mean xylophone)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Mrs Fleagle on December 12, 2012, 08:58:22 AM
Ravi Shankar today  :(
At the ripe old age of 92 :)

Mrs Fleagle  ::)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: claret999 on December 26, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Gerry Anderson- Thunderbirds creator aged 83
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Post by: Luddite Joe on December 27, 2012, 02:20:34 AM
RIP and FAB
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Post by: slaughterboy on December 28, 2012, 12:45:30 AM
Fontella Bass RIP

Rescue Me was a real favourite of mine many years ago
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on December 28, 2012, 07:07:17 PM
Loved Thunderbirds....
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on December 28, 2012, 10:09:02 PM
Spookily Mrs Taff bought me the complete TBirds, Stingray, Capt Scarlet for Xmas.

I used to have the hots for Marina (Stingray)!!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on December 29, 2012, 12:16:43 AM
Lady P me...
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Post by: Tj on December 29, 2012, 12:33:41 PM
That's real sad about Gerry Anderson. I read a tweet this week from self confessed TV Smith fan and best selling author Neil Gaiman that he was practicing the words to Fireball XL5 for a New Year party with Gerry.

Sad to loose Stephen Covey and Susan Jeffers this year too.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 21, 2013, 04:29:50 PM
Michael Winner.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on February 05, 2013, 12:22:37 PM
Reg Presley (The Troggs)  71

Nice chap, met him a couple of times after gigs in Canterbury.  Ooh Arrg Reg.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 05, 2013, 04:20:52 PM
Reg Presley (The Troggs)  71

Nice chap, met him a couple of times after gigs in Canterbury.  Ooh Arrg Reg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcM2_ZjTLK8
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 20, 2013, 04:43:20 PM
Kevin Ayers.

http://www.clashmusic.com/news/kevin-ayers-has-died

Soft Machine - A Certain Kind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2sWBKixcN8
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 06, 2013, 09:48:42 PM
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzrUqAtUcpU
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on March 07, 2013, 02:17:43 AM
RIP Bill Allen (William Allen Snivley), cut one of the greatest records ever made, for Imperial in '57! Please Give Me Something
 (supposed to an inspiration for Drug Train by the Cramps)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDPvaKsP-7Y&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 07, 2013, 02:08:44 PM
Kenny Ball.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on March 08, 2013, 09:59:35 AM
I always enjoyed Kenny Ball when I was a kid - he used to often have the guest spot on variety-style shows which would liven things up. RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 02, 2013, 12:40:27 PM
Paul Bearer

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/arts/television/william-moody-58-pro-wrestlings-paul-bearer-dies.html?_r=0

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 08, 2013, 12:54:03 PM
THATCHER!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on April 08, 2013, 01:23:59 PM
Boah, Fred comes back with a hammer... first I thought it's a joke, but it's true.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 08, 2013, 01:47:07 PM
Double celebration- the return of Fred and the death of the wicked witch. Bouncy castle and jelly and ice cream at mine later.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 08, 2013, 01:56:16 PM
It's sad that I feel glee at the news of a death. I shouldn't let her have ANY influence on me.

But as a direct victim of some specific policies she introduced I can't help it.

I'm sure they'll be whooping it up in Liverpool (and all points North) tonight.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on April 08, 2013, 03:24:05 PM
And South Wales and East Kent  and...  and.....  and....


Bloody funeral with Military honours....
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 08, 2013, 07:21:35 PM
It's sad that I feel glee at the news of a death. .
It's perfectly understandable-although I actually think the cunts in powere now are even worse they'd never have got away with it if she hadn't come along first. Thatcher's evil legacy will never leave us- communities never recovered, unions powerless to stop workers being shit on because people have been conditioned into accepting less than they're worth and being grateful for it. The Apprentice shoud be retitled 'the bastard offspring of thatcher'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1NyWbhCxZE
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on April 08, 2013, 10:49:25 PM
And South Wales and East Kent  and...  and.....  and....


Bloody funeral with Military honours....

A quote I've lifted from the Grauniad on-line tonight:

Quote
Personally, I've been whistling a certain song from The Wizard Of Oz all day. As to the State Funeral - who cares what they do? The people of South Wales have been organising parties that will last all week.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2013, 10:42:08 PM
Just in time for Avondale 45's single.

http://youtu.be/h0odQ2FPvyQ
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on April 16, 2013, 10:55:04 PM
Wicked Witch or Iconic Leader? Hard to think of a time when the nation was as split.

Interestingly, I'd just been to see Oz The Great and Powerful with my Mum.

Personally I wish it was Third Term that kept Oz off the top spot.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on April 16, 2013, 10:56:25 PM
PS: That was some re-entrance Fred!!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 17, 2013, 12:41:06 PM
PS: That was some re-entrance Fred!!!


Yes, if it takes the death of a vile tory for Fred to re-appear, let's hope it's not long before he's back again.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on April 17, 2013, 07:04:02 PM
Yea: You did good Thatch! You brought back Fred. :D
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 17, 2013, 07:29:44 PM
PS: That was some re-entrance Fred!!!


Yes, if it takes the death of a vile tory for Fred to re-appear, let's hope it's not long before he's back again.

A dead Tory for every Fred post? Sounds fair.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on April 17, 2013, 10:02:01 PM
Ouch!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on April 17, 2013, 10:04:39 PM
I've a sneaking feeling she'll make number 1 next week. 
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on April 18, 2013, 05:18:18 PM
Thank heavens for BBC i-player.

You can watch the re-run of Thatchers funeral again & again...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on April 18, 2013, 08:20:02 PM
I've a sneaking feeling she'll make number 1 next week. 

Shit! Wasn't she No 1 for long enough? ???
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on April 18, 2013, 08:25:45 PM
I've a sneaking feeling she'll make number 1 next week. 

Shit! Wasn't she No 1 for long enough? ???

I've had Queens of the Stone Age's "Burn The Witch" and a bastardised version of a Ramones classic ("I Wanna Be Cremated") running through my mind for long enough now, so...to a fiery hell with her.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: claret999 on April 23, 2013, 09:02:18 AM
Richie Havens, Woodstock star
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 21, 2013, 08:33:15 AM
Ray Manzarek.  :(
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ray-manzarek-doors-keyboardist-dead-at-74-20130520
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 21, 2013, 09:47:13 PM
Trever Bolder.
Another Spider is dead.  :(
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 27, 2013, 05:26:33 PM
Mick McManus, 93.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 09, 2013, 10:21:53 AM
Arturo Vega (designer for the Ramones & their lighting director)
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/06/08/arturo-vega-dead-ramones-logo-designer/
 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 09, 2013, 05:44:31 PM
Arturo Vega (designer for the Ramones & their lighting director)
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/06/08/arturo-vega-dead-ramones-logo-designer/
 :(

All those 'hipster' kids wearing his art and not even knowing what a Ramone is. But, apparently, sales of the shirt was the major source of the band's income beating sales of the actual records.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on June 09, 2013, 06:42:34 PM
It pisses me off too although it can be funny when a member of a boy band sports an Anti Pasti shirt or something...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on June 09, 2013, 06:58:54 PM
MJ Drone- back in January.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 10, 2013, 10:36:44 AM
All those 'hipster' kids wearing his art and not even knowing what a Ramone is.

Not sure, nowadays (since after they disbanded in 1996) they have become more and more known as the heroes of punkrock etc., their legend has grown, so I think that many many people know who they are (though many too young to have witnessed their heyday).
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on June 20, 2013, 12:15:21 PM
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano). Ironically from a heart attack in Italy.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 20, 2013, 03:13:57 PM
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano). Ironically from a heart attack in Italy.

I would of had a bet that he would have been in Scicily..  but no!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on June 21, 2013, 08:31:11 AM
Such a great series the Sopranos and a terrific character
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 21, 2013, 02:47:14 PM
Alastair Donaldson a.k.a. William Mysterious (The Rezillos / The Revillos) died on 18th June.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 26, 2013, 04:11:15 PM
Alan Myers, Devo Drummer, Dies.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1568156/alan-myers-devo-drummer-dies
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on July 19, 2013, 08:37:52 PM
The legendary Bert Trautman >:(

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 20, 2013, 03:22:09 PM
R.I.P. Mel Smith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5N3q0lGi4w
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 28, 2013, 03:18:59 PM
Mick Farren (The Deviants).

Mick Farren has died after collapsing on stage at the Borderline on July 27th.

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on August 12, 2013, 12:58:09 PM
"Cowboy" Jack Clement
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Country-legend-Jack-Clement-dead&nItemID=69152
Quote
Cowboy Jack Clement, who was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame in April, died Thursday in his home in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He was 82.

Over the years, Clement wore the hats of record producer, singer, songwriter, film producer, studio engineer and dance instructor. His recording career stretched for 60 years, he discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, he wrote Ballad of a Teenage Queen and Guess Things Happen That Way for Johnny Cash and he produced such hits as Ring of Fire.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 17, 2013, 01:27:05 PM
R.I.P.
Philip Chevron (June 17 1957 - October 8 2013)
http://www.pogues.com/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on October 23, 2013, 02:12:16 PM
R.I.P. Yardbirds and Dr. Feelgood guitarist John 'Gypie' Mayo (1951-2013)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 27, 2013, 07:31:21 PM
Lou Reed  :(
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 02, 2013, 08:38:07 PM
Junior Murvin.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 02, 2013, 09:08:17 PM
Junior Murvin.

Damn. And only 64. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 15, 2013, 07:29:15 PM
Peter O'Toole.
Aged 81.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on December 16, 2013, 11:01:00 AM
Peter O'Toole.
Aged 81.

One of the last great Rebel Rousers of the acting world.  O'Toole, Harris, Reed  Crikey try keeping up with them!!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 18, 2013, 12:03:37 PM
Ronnie Biggs

http://youtu.be/_rQurYKnTxw
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 22, 2013, 01:47:38 PM
From 'Eddie & The Hot Rods'...

''Sad news today folks, original guitarist and founder member Dave Higgs sadly passed away this morning after losing his fight with cancer, Dave was a huge influence on many people and regarded as one of the finest rhythm players around. RIP...''
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 28, 2014, 10:06:10 AM
Pete Seeger R.I.P.
http://www.t-online.de/unterhaltung/musik/id_67631954/folklegende-pete-seeger-im-alter-von-94-jahren-gestorben.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 30, 2014, 12:25:30 PM
Pete Hurley.

Founder member of 'Extreme Noise Terror' and one time member of 'Red Flag 77'.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 13, 2014, 11:43:20 PM
Roger Lloyd Pack's funeral today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26176867

He, quite literally, bumped into me at the bar at the New York Dolls comeback show at Morrissey's Meltdown back in 2004.

Bye Trigger.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on February 14, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
I spent a lot of time at the bar at both Dolls gigs at Meltdown that year. We must've passed like ships in the night, Fred.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 15, 2014, 01:51:32 AM
We must have!

At the downstairs bar Jonathan Ross and David Walliams came and stood next to me and then Roger Lloyd Pack banged into me as I made my way away from it. I just can't seem to keep these celebrities from crowding me!

Anyway, we took the hint and found a quieter, smaller bar upstairs.

What a show! Poor old Arthur's last of course.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 18, 2014, 11:31:40 PM
Bob Casale.
Guitarist.
Devo.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 19, 2014, 12:39:28 AM
Bugger! Another good man gone. Devo were the first band I ever paid to see so they have a bit of a special place for me. They were often regarded as only a synth band, but they had some good guitar riffs in there too. Here's one of his best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nexuAIKZmY
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 19, 2014, 02:17:35 PM
Trio guitarist Kralle Krawinkel.
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/zum-tod-von-trio-gitarrist-kralle-krawinkel-ich-bin-das-herz-1.1892678
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 11, 2014, 09:31:12 PM
RIP Bob Crow.

One of the best Trade Union leaders in my lifetime. A tireless fighter for worker's rights. Met Mrs Slaughterboy over her claim for an RSI injury in a pub over a few beers once. Got her free legal support and got her claim settled. And a Millwall supporter to boot.

Will be sorely missed
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on March 17, 2014, 01:22:09 PM
RIP Bob Crow.

One of the best Trade Union leaders in my lifetime. A tireless fighter for worker's rights. Met Mrs Slaughterboy over her claim for an RSI injury in a pub over a few beers once. Got her free legal support and got her claim settled. And a Millwall supporter to boot.

Will be sorely missed


Aye Millwall need all the fans' they can get...  (I'll get my hat!!!)



Seriously Bob was a fighter for the railwaymans cause.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 17, 2014, 09:57:27 PM
Gary Burger of The Monks died last week, too  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 31, 2014, 08:26:01 PM
Dave Gregg.
D.O.A. / The Real McKenzies.

Only 54.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 01, 2014, 12:45:03 PM
Dave Gregg.
D.O.A. / The Real McKenzies.

Only 54.

Very sad- all their line ups have been great but he was in the best one I saw.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014...gregg_of_d.html

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 30, 2014, 01:50:06 PM
Actor Bob Hoskins. Aged 71.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 05, 2014, 01:45:36 AM
Elena Baltacha - only 30. Very sad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Baltacha
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 12, 2014, 08:19:31 PM
Nash The Slash.  :(

 http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/music/Bandaged+rock+violinist+Nash+Slash+Jeff+Plewman/9830772/story.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 13, 2014, 09:41:58 AM
H.R. Giger

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/alien-creator-hr-giger-dies-aged-74-1448313
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 06, 2014, 10:33:01 AM
Sad news from The Valentines:
Quote
Today is the saddest day of our history: our beloved and beautiful Vale has lost her long battle with cancer.
After her extraordinary performance at Covo Club Saturday March 1st (ironically the very same day when we formed in 2000) her conditions have worsened until the epilogue of yesterday night.
We will remember her incredible strength until the last minute, we will remember her beauty on stage, we will remember every fabolous moment lived together, first of all the emotion to get to New York and be aware to be the first band from Bologna to play in the Big Apple.
Obviously the story of The Valentines ends here.
The biggest hug to her mother, her father and Alle her longtime boyfriend.
We thank to everybody who ever came to one of our shows, everybody who booked a gig, everybody who bought a record, everybody who simply gave us a smile.
Very special thanks to: Dario Emari, Rick Blaze (r.i.p), Daniel Rey, Fab Valentine, Robby Valentine, TV Smith and Marco Balestrino.
It's been great. It's been worth it.
Bye!
Mars, Matt & JJ
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 06, 2014, 11:08:23 AM
I'm very sorry to hear this awful news.

I was very glad to have seen them due to the TV connection. My thoughts are with the guys and Vale's family and friends.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 06, 2014, 03:06:31 PM
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 09, 2014, 04:56:23 PM
Goodbye Rik Mayall. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 09, 2014, 06:08:58 PM
Very shocked to hear this. I met him at a Stones gig in 1982 before he was really famous (The "Kevin Turvey" days) and he was a lovely, funny guy to have a chat with.

He did some great stuff and will be much missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 09, 2014, 06:12:45 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27770266
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on June 10, 2014, 10:11:48 PM
That made me cry Fred.

I've had a pretty shit day, as three things have gone wrong, and then you hear and read that Rik has past away. For me he was the TV Smith meets Richard Strange of comedy.

From Turvey to THE Young one to Flash, Rik will live within forever.

Tj
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2014, 01:18:31 PM
Singer Jimmy Scott - friend and collaborator of Lou Reed:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27856554

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cosbt0nacA
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 16, 2014, 12:29:11 PM
Frances Matthews.

The voice of Captain Scarlett   Come on your all not that young to remember
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 16, 2014, 04:00:38 PM
Frances Matthews.

The voice of Captain Scarlett   Come on your all not that young to remember

One of my childhood favourites.
Frances Matthews was also in some Hammer Films I liked and I remember watching the 'Paul Temple' series as well.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 20, 2014, 11:14:22 AM
Gerry Goffin.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUzs5dlLrm0&feature=kp
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 25, 2014, 12:50:02 PM
The great Eli Wallach:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28012230
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 12, 2014, 08:27:52 AM
From official Ramones FB page:
Quote
We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, 11 July 2014.

"It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody." - Tommy Ramone, 1978

 RIP Tommy.

 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on August 18, 2014, 06:06:20 PM
Billy Rath (Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers / Street Pirates)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on August 18, 2014, 06:12:48 PM
Billy Rath (Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers / Street Pirates)

 :(

Not entirely unexpected (he's been looking more than just a little ill for some time now) but no sadder for it.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on August 21, 2014, 10:04:35 PM
Carey Fortune, the original drummer in Gene October's Chelsea.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on September 11, 2014, 01:29:03 PM
Robert 'Throb' Young (Primal Scream).

And not music related but also Richard 'Jaws' Kiel.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 12, 2014, 10:24:06 AM
Robert 'Throb' Young (Primal Scream).

And not music related but also Richard 'Jaws' Kiel.

And Donald Sinden..  One of England greats and of course "Dicky" Attenborough last week.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: claret999 on September 12, 2014, 10:26:32 PM
Donald Sinden , RIP,
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on October 05, 2014, 03:27:51 PM
Paul Revere.
Recorded the very first version of Stepping Stone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v0o0NZbMWg
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on October 19, 2014, 02:47:50 PM
Shane Roe, original founder of Harlow’s first punk band ‘The Sods’, has been tragically killed in an accident in Portugal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRdCqO_VDEA
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 20, 2014, 12:38:06 PM
Reggae legend John Holt aged 69 in a London hospital, cause unknown.
Also, Style Scott drummer with Roots Radics and Dub Syndicate murdered in Jamaica.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on October 20, 2014, 06:45:14 PM
Reggae legend John Holt aged 69 in a London hospital, cause unknown.
Also, Style Scott drummer with Roots Radics and Dub Syndicate murdered in Jamaica.

Went to the pub after football last week and 'Wear You To The Ball' came on the jukebox. Both the guy who runs the team (who's 60!) and I immediately recognised a John Holt classic, whilst the rest of the lads (oldest one being 34) looked back at us with puzzled expressions.

Another dancehall filler gone...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 23, 2014, 11:35:15 AM
Alvin Stardust

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29741028
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 23, 2014, 01:00:51 PM
Alvin Stardust

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29741028
Sad news- Jealous Mind was a great record.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on October 23, 2014, 07:43:58 PM
Loved Alvin's stuff in my youth
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 25, 2014, 08:15:43 PM
Jack Bruce

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29772926
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on November 03, 2014, 11:24:29 PM
R.I.P. James Levesque.
Bass - Agent Orange.

One of my favourite songs...ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPO2aEquAo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 16, 2014, 01:19:03 PM
Shocking news just in, from Richard Strange via Facebook:
Quote
RIP Stoner It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

So glad we did one last show together last month. You really were the best, and your contribution to The Doctors was immeasurable and defined our sound

Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

The Rest Is Silence
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Tj on November 16, 2014, 01:52:56 PM
Read the same post from Richard, Uli.

I've posted on this tragic lass to the world in the theme Colin shares with Richard and TV in TV Chat.

Love you Colin. The finest bass player ever in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 17, 2014, 11:53:24 AM

I've posted on this tragic lass to the world in the theme Colin shares with Richard and TV in TV Chat.

I was sure you would. I just thought I'd put the first post on this tragic loss in here.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 03, 2014, 02:00:38 AM
Bobby Keys, saxophone legend:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30303406
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 03, 2014, 12:06:14 PM
Bobby Keys, saxophone legend

Nice "tribute" from Brian James via FB:
Quote
Sad to hear of the death of texan sax player bobby keyes, a sweet guy and amazing musician, not many people can say they played with buddy holly and featured on elvis presley records let alone his 'stones' work. It was my privilege to jam with him a year or so ago with the dirty strangers and you couldnt find a more accommodating player or person . Rest IN Peace Bobby you were the tops !
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 04, 2014, 11:06:36 AM
Ian McLagan

http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2014-12-03/ian-mclagan-1945-2014/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 04, 2014, 12:19:32 PM
What a shocker - two of the Stones touring band in two days!

I guess they're getting to that age where all that rock'n'roll living catches up with you.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 04, 2014, 01:14:46 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Ian-McLagan-of-The-Faces-dead-at-69&nItemID=85479

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30326401
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 04, 2014, 02:03:48 PM
Ian McLagan

http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2014-12-03/ian-mclagan-1945-2014/

'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' is one of my favourite albums of any genre ever. Strong personal connections to a specific time and place in my life. Sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 22, 2014, 12:19:38 AM
Billie Whitelaw - Remember her as the spooky nanny in The Omen?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30571601

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 22, 2014, 03:01:17 PM
Billie Whitelaw - Remember her as the spooky nanny in The Omen?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30571601



I remember the rumours in the 70's that she was David Bowie's mum.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: claret999 on December 23, 2014, 12:51:49 AM
Joe Cocker aged 70- Woodstock legend. Covered a Beatles song better than the original
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 23, 2014, 08:01:24 AM
Covered a Beatles song better than the original

As did many others...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on December 23, 2014, 12:49:53 PM
Joe Cocker aged 70- Woodstock legend. Covered a Beatles song better than the original

Celeb Mastermind tonight (Tuesday BBC1 at 7pm) has questions on Joe Cocker..
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 13, 2015, 05:57:42 PM
Tim Drummond R.I.P.
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Tim-Drummond,-veteran-Neil-Young-collaborator,-dead-at-75&nItemID=86283
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 16, 2015, 10:29:14 AM
R.I.P. Kim Fowley
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kim-fowley-runaways-dead-at-75-20150115
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on January 16, 2015, 07:02:38 PM
R.I.P. Kim Fowley
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kim-fowley-runaways-dead-at-75-20150115


I went to see the Chris Stein photography exhibition at Somerset House yesterday and there's a great picture of Fowley among many others.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 13, 2015, 01:44:22 AM
New romantic Steve Strange:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31449838
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 16, 2015, 01:01:19 PM
French actor Louis Jourdan - brilliant as "Dracula" in the BBC's 1977 adaptation:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31483113
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 20, 2015, 10:46:54 PM
Francisco 'Paco' Carreno.

Original drummer in 'Conflict' and, later, 'Inner Terrestrials'.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 27, 2015, 07:21:08 PM
Leonard Nimoy.

Beamed up at the age of 83.

'Star Trek' was the first thing I ever saw on a colour TV.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 12, 2015, 05:35:22 PM
Terry Pratchett.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 17, 2015, 01:50:38 PM
Thom Wilson

Quote
Over the course of a career that stretched from the Seventies to the early 2000s, Wilson accumulated an impressive résumé. In addition to the Offspring's breakthrough Smash, and several other LPs by that group, he worked on the Adolescents' self-titled debut, Christian Death's Only Theatre of Pain, Dead Kennedys' Plastic Surgery Disasters, Lydia Lunch's 13.13, Bad Religion's prog experiment Into the Unknown, Social Distortion's Mommy's Little Monster and Iggy Pop's Naughty Little Doggie, among others. He also contributed to multiple albums by T.S.O.L., the Vandals and the Bouncing Souls.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/thom-wilson-offspring-and-dead-kennedys-producer-dead-20150316#ixzz3UeAOJb30
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 18, 2015, 02:37:36 PM
Andy Fraser
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Andy-Fraser-of-Free-dies&nItemID=88064
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 18, 2015, 07:40:51 PM
Shaw 'Keep 'em peeled' Taylor.

I think you have to be a certain age and from the U.K. to remember him.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on March 19, 2015, 11:47:34 AM
Police Five..
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 19, 2015, 04:45:01 PM
Criminals 6?

 ;)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on March 20, 2015, 02:01:12 PM
Criminals 6?

 ;)

Millwall still wouldn't win!!!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 21, 2015, 08:23:37 AM
Criminals 6?

 ;)

Millwall still wouldn't win!!!!

Hey! This isn't the 'Obituaries' thread y'know!   :-\
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 21, 2015, 08:24:34 AM
Criminals 6?

 ;)

Millwall still wouldn't win!!!!

Hey! This isn't the 'Obituaries' thread y'know!   :-\

Hang on...yes it is!!

As you were...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 29, 2015, 03:35:05 PM
Jack Ely of "Louie Louie"/Kingsmen fame:

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Kingsmen-singer-of-Louie-Louie-dies&nItemID=89040
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 29, 2015, 07:26:30 PM
Moving tribue to Keith Harris;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWrIVjmTnpM



Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 29, 2015, 08:55:03 PM
That's awful!

...and that poor duck is now out of work.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 29, 2015, 09:39:32 PM
That's awful!

...and that poor duck is now out of work.

He may have a future as a backing dancer....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvPWOmlTpLQ&sns=fb
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 29, 2015, 10:42:58 PM
I never saw Ferret as a restart officer!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 09, 2015, 10:26:41 PM
Errol Brown- another victim of cancer. Never liked Hot Chocolate but they did do one of the first anti-racist songs I can remember hearing;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTELjv4_7f0


Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 15, 2015, 10:56:04 AM
R.I.P. BB King

http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/kultur/kulturwelt/hes-gone-zum-tode-von-b-b-king-100.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 15, 2015, 02:26:18 PM
I loved BB's records, but I was very disappointed when I saw him live. He left the music to the band as he turned up after about 15 minutes of them playing without him and then was far more interested in shaking hands, signing autographs and giving away key rings than playing. People that went up to the stage might have liked this, but I wanted the music.

Had I been a paying punter I would have been VERY disappointed, but fortunately I was actually paid to see his "performance" as I was working as a steward at Birmingham's Symphony Hall whilst a student. I actually chucked his manage out of the Hall as he kept walking around and blocking people's views (The same guy who BB's daughter recently claimed was neglecting him). He was a real knob and threatened to have me sacked, but my boss told me "Well done!" since he'd been a pain in the arse to the Hall's management all day and they couldn't tell him what they thought of him.

At the end of the show, one of my lecturers wanted his programme signed for his son, so I took it into the Green Room after the show for BB to sign, which of course he did, just before his manager walked into the room and saw me talking to BB - you should have seen his face!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32747861

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15575668

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 19, 2015, 06:48:25 PM
R.I.P. Colin 'Dredd' Masters.

Original bass player for Newtown Neurotics who died last night.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 19, 2015, 07:59:05 PM
R.I.P. Colin 'Dredd' Masters.

Original bass player for Newtown Neurotics who died last night.
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 26, 2015, 11:32:50 AM
I told you BB's daughters didn't trust his manager:

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=B.B.-Kings-daughters:-He-was-poisoned&nItemID=89646
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 05, 2015, 04:17:24 PM
Nick Marsh.
'Flesh For Lulu' / 'The Urban Voodoo Machine'.

Died today aged 53.

 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 08, 2015, 12:42:40 AM
The brilliant actor Richard Johnson, 87.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33036755
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on June 10, 2015, 10:58:22 PM
Plug the Lurkers roadie - who later worked with Bauhaus and Love & Rockets amongst others
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 11, 2015, 01:04:07 PM
Christoper Lee - R.I.P.
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/11/christopher-lee-dies-at-the-age-of-93-dracula
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 11, 2015, 02:05:37 PM
And Ron 'Fagin' Moody.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 11, 2015, 02:42:47 PM
No, not Sir Christopher! He was only 93.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33098353
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 11, 2015, 03:41:36 PM
So Chris Lee & Peter Cushing back together again.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 11, 2015, 04:30:47 PM
Christopher, Peter and Vincent all gone now - so much for the Devil looking after his own!

Seriously, what talents they all were.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 25, 2015, 07:37:47 PM
Patrick 'Steed' Macnee.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 02, 2015, 02:03:03 PM
Val "Hooligan" Doonican

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33363938

I loved "Walk Tall" when I was a little kid.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 16, 2015, 12:33:41 PM
Bob Bellis.
Drummer in 'The Yachts'

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/tributes-paid-new-wave-drummer-9669420
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 30, 2015, 10:18:35 PM
John Ormrod a.k.a. 'John The Postman'.

Died in his sleep a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on August 02, 2015, 02:00:58 PM
Cilla Black has died suddenly.

www.independent.co.uk/news/people/cilla-black-dead-singer-and-tv-presenter-dies-at-spanish-home-aged-72-police-say-10433172.html

Erm...Surprise, Surprise?



 ::)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 02, 2015, 07:06:37 PM
Anyone who had a heart would have broken the news to us more gently.



What?

Nah, she liked a joke!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on August 02, 2015, 11:02:41 PM
never forgiven her for blind date- the beginning of the end for saturday night TV.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 03, 2015, 07:56:12 PM
Cilla went straight to heaven - St Peter took one look at her and said "Step inside love"!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on August 04, 2015, 12:42:38 PM
Cilla's gone to join her old friends Margaret Thatcher and Jimmy Savile.

Hopefully she'll be reunited with her other old friends Rolf and Cliff real soon.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 06, 2015, 01:15:59 PM
George "Arthur Daley" Cole:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33803144
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on August 21, 2015, 12:35:50 PM
Yvonne Craig- Bat Girl from the TV series, 78.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on August 21, 2015, 01:59:58 PM
Bob Johnston
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-bob-johnston-20150819-story.html
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-johnston-bob-dylan-producer-dead-at-83-20150816
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on September 05, 2015, 02:20:23 PM
R.I.P. Rico Rodriquez.
Mr. Trombone.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 05, 2015, 06:17:26 PM
He'll be missed:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34162351
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 08, 2015, 01:39:50 PM
He was a stalwart of the Jools Holland shows.  Did not appear though at Royal Albert Hall last November.  Was showing his age (says I who can play the trombone!!!!!)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 08, 2015, 02:54:17 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Jools-Holland-pays-tribute-to-Rico-Rodriguez&nItemID=92080
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on September 11, 2015, 04:19:03 PM
Great obituary for Rico around 10 minutes into the programme...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06950lh


should be available as a download later I think.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 12, 2015, 09:54:02 AM
Very sad to hear Bryn Merrick (Damned bass player '83-'89) has passed away.  :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on September 12, 2015, 12:37:03 PM
Very sad to hear Bryn Merrick (Damned bass player '83-'89) has passed away.  :'(

Just woke up to the sad news.
Fuck Cancer.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 12, 2015, 02:58:11 PM
Very sad indeed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 13, 2015, 03:07:51 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Bryn-Merrick-of-The-Damned-dies&nItemID=92187
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on September 13, 2015, 08:47:47 PM
 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 29, 2015, 09:14:30 AM
RIP Catherine E. Coulson
http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/news/catherine-e-coulson-log-lady-deceased/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 12, 2015, 08:45:44 AM
R.I.P. Steve Mackay  :(

http://www.i94bar.com/news/r-i-p-steve-mackay-of-the-stooges

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steve-mackay-stooges-saxophonist-dead-at-66-20151011
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 12, 2015, 11:18:14 AM
Very sad. You would never have expected Iggy to be the last original Stooge still standing.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-stooges/88951

http://music-news.com/news/UK/92837/Steve-Mackay-of-The-Stooges-Violent-Femmes-dies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34504898
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 24, 2015, 11:33:42 PM
Maureen O'Hara - I loved her in all those old John Ford westerns:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34628502
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on October 26, 2015, 12:33:13 PM
Maureen O'Hara - I loved her in all those old John Ford westerns:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34628502

And "Derek Wilton" from Corrie..  Mavis's husband.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on October 29, 2015, 02:11:38 PM
Tony Van Frater.
 
Cockney Rejects, Hooligan and Red Alert.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on October 31, 2015, 08:08:30 PM
Dickie Hammond.

HDQ and Leatherface. As well as, at various times, Angelic Upstarts, Doctor Bison, Generic, Hex, Stokoe, The Dipsomaniacs, The Jones and Toy Dolls.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on November 07, 2015, 02:37:51 PM
Brandon Carlisle.

Teenage Bottlerocket.

It's been a terrible week for punk rock.
Thankfully it seems that Dr. Know (Bad Brains) is slowly improving.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on November 10, 2015, 11:26:39 PM
Brandon Carlisle.

Teenage Bottlerocket.

It's been a terrible week for punk rock.
Thankfully it seems that Dr. Know (Bad Brains) is slowly improving.

What a shock! Brandon was a great drummer in a great band  :(

Glad to hear of the upturn in health for Dr Know
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on November 12, 2015, 10:12:20 PM
Motorhead's Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34803204
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on November 12, 2015, 10:25:05 PM
Quite a shock. He played on all their best stuff and seemed a real character. I remember being off work ill once and he was on one of those day-time quiz shows back in the 80's - it might have been "Through The Keyhole" - and he was absolutely hilarious.

He'll be missed.

http://www.nme.com/news/motorhead/89673
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on November 14, 2015, 10:28:26 PM
Alf Garnett, 80.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on November 15, 2015, 11:04:48 AM
Alf Garnett, 80.

Couldn't believe he was only 80. Apparently (according to the BBC) he was 89.

Great actor. Til Death... and In Sickness... were so good, I almost forgave the character for supporting w*st h*m!  :)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on November 15, 2015, 07:55:04 PM
Alf Garnett, 80.

Couldn't believe he was only 80. Apparently (according to the BBC) he was 89.

Great actor. Til Death... and In Sickness... were so good, I almost forgave the character for supporting w*st h*m!  :)

I was only the character that was a Whammer.  Warren supported Tottenham.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on November 16, 2015, 08:11:27 PM
Alf Garnett, 80.

Couldn't believe he was only 80. Apparently (according to the BBC) he was 89.

Great actor. Til Death... and In Sickness... were so good, I almost forgave the character for supporting w*st h*m!  :)


My mistake- he was 89. Shame they don't show those repeats any more.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on November 17, 2015, 12:37:06 PM
Alf Garnett, 80.

Couldn't believe he was only 80. Apparently (according to the BBC) he was 89.

Great actor. Til Death... and In Sickness... were so good, I almost forgave the character for supporting w*st h*m!  :)


My mistake- he was 89. Shame they don't show those repeats any more.

I saw 2 "deaths" being recorded live back in..  71/2 at BBC.  Excellent..  the "outakes could deffo not be shown these days....
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 02, 2015, 05:44:16 PM
Anthony Valentine of Raffles and Colditz fame:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34982684
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 07, 2015, 10:40:19 PM
Holly "Walk on the Wild Side" Woodlawn:

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/holly-woodlawn-trans-actress-who-inspired-lou-reed/394790

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35025326
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 29, 2015, 12:25:52 AM
Stevie "Friday on my Mind" Wright:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/28/stevie-wright-lead-singer-of-the-easybeats-dies-at-68
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 29, 2015, 11:17:29 AM
Already mentioned in Uli's separate post but..

Goodbye Lemmy.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 29, 2015, 12:14:39 PM
Yes, not a surprise, but still a shock.

Motorhead were the best thing the BBC showed from this year's Glastonbury.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35192060

http://www.nme.com/news/motorhead/90525

http://www.nme.com/news/motorhead/90526

Second item on the BBC news - and a lovely tribute on now. He'd have chuckled at that I'm sure!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 29, 2015, 05:43:14 PM
And now John Bradbury; drummer for The Specials.

What a shit day.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 29, 2015, 05:45:45 PM
Yep, I'll second that.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35194738
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on December 30, 2015, 10:03:35 AM
And one more... http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/29/guru-josh-rave-star-dies-aged-51
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 01, 2016, 03:43:09 PM
Wayne 'Trapper' John Rogers from M*A*S*H:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35209348
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on January 11, 2016, 08:34:30 AM
Bowie. Hero. Legend.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on January 11, 2016, 08:17:32 PM
It's not been a good fortnight.

My (older) brother's first two musical purchases were:

Single - Space Oddity
Album - Hunky Dory

Both those records led me, indirectly or directly, to Lou Reed, Mott The Hoople and Iggy.

I may not have enjoyed anything much by Bowie in the last 35 years (a Milton Keynes Bowl gig apart) but it would be negligent of me not to note the significance of his contribution to a lot of the music I've listened to in that time, punk rock included.

A truly sad loss

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on January 12, 2016, 09:30:10 PM
Guess here's not many Bowie fans on here! :o
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on January 12, 2016, 11:09:39 PM
I think there's a few but it's all been said everywhere else...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 12, 2016, 11:12:34 PM
I think there's a few but it's all been said everywhere else...

What is there anyone can say.
Especially out loud when you get choked up.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 13, 2016, 09:19:36 AM
I think there's a few but it's all been said everywhere else...

Yes. I was about to start a "RIP thread", but then I saw it had been posted in here already, so I just left it.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 14, 2016, 09:40:02 AM
Tribute to Bowie by Iggy...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/arts/music/david-bowie-iggy-pop.html?_r=1
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 14, 2016, 03:48:28 PM
Alan Rickman, actor.
Amongst many other things he played Hilly Kristal in the 2013 biopic about the birth of CBGB.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on January 15, 2016, 02:02:26 PM
Such a brilliant 'villain', he will certainly be missed!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 18, 2016, 07:27:52 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35342699

Quote
Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, has died aged 67.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on January 18, 2016, 09:57:58 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35342699

Quote
Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, has died aged 67.

Very sad news.

Loved Mott. RIP Buffin
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 19, 2016, 02:06:38 AM
A great shame, but not a surprise given his health issues in recent years. A major part of a legendary and influential band, not to mention the "house" producer for so many Peel sessions. He'll be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 19, 2016, 01:17:59 PM
Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, 67.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: PhilC on January 26, 2016, 10:11:44 PM
Colin Vearncombe, singer of Black, 53.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 29, 2016, 10:10:40 AM
R.I.P. Paul Kantner (of Jefferson Airplane)

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-kantner-dies/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 29, 2016, 10:25:10 PM
White Rabbit is a classic - hippie shit or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on January 30, 2016, 10:42:11 AM
Ahem definite hippy shit though
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 30, 2016, 12:12:04 PM
But great - as is The Damned's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZwzOWyHtdI
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 30, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
White Rabbit is a classic - hippie shit or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0

Agreed. But also not their best tune. Well, not for me anyway. Although it is pretty much the only one that the radio play. Personally I prefer 'Plastic Fantastic Lover' which could be 'punked up' and their other 'biggie'...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myVzaR8cmDA
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2016, 02:54:45 AM
Yep, always loved the guitar work on "Somebody to Love" too. In combination with Grace's powerful vocals it always made me think that that's what the Velvets would have sounded like with her singing.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 31, 2016, 01:35:31 PM
Today.
Terry Wogan.
Frank Finlay.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2016, 03:11:16 PM
Very sorry to hear about Frank Finlay's death. I walked into the Bungalow Bar (where TV's Explorers once played) in Paisley one lunchtime in the early 80's to meet a mate who wasn't there yet. In fact, it was just me,  Chad (the singer of Defiant Pose and sometime barman) - and Frank Finlay. I was a HUGE fan of his performance as Van Helsing in the classic (i.e. best) BBC production of Count Dracula, so I told him and we had a lovely long chat. A truly charming man and a great actor. I'll certainly miss him.

Never saw the talent in Wogan I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 01, 2016, 11:21:21 AM
Another former Jefferson Airplane member died (on the same day as Kantner!):
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/signe-anderson-original-jefferson-airplane-singer-dead-at-74-20160131
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on February 01, 2016, 03:06:36 PM
And, Mr Smidman.

Without whom, this forum would not need to exist.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 02, 2016, 09:28:12 AM
Who?  ???
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on February 02, 2016, 11:35:30 AM
Who?  ???


Tim's Dad.

See the "Gig-List"
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 02, 2016, 12:09:53 PM
 :(
My condolences, TV.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 02, 2016, 12:34:51 PM
Very sad news indeed. Our thoughts are with you and your family Tim. As you wrote in the lovely note you sent to the parents of my student who was killed, we wish you strength as you take care of each other.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on February 02, 2016, 06:36:33 PM
My condolences also at this difficult time.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on February 03, 2016, 09:18:27 PM
Condolences from Ali and me too Tim. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 08, 2016, 07:37:15 PM
RIP Action Pact's Des Stanley (aka Wild Planet).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSetrSTv8xg
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 20, 2016, 03:18:32 PM
Harper Lee - if you've never read her books, you really should.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35616011
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 20, 2016, 05:16:15 PM
Umberto Eco - if you've never read his books, maybe you should...

http://www.fr-online.de/literatur/umberto-eco-schriftsteller-umberto-eco-ist-tot,1472266,33824452.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 21, 2016, 03:12:38 PM
Vi Subversa.
Poison Girls.
Aged 80.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 28, 2016, 02:55:47 PM
Frank 'Father Jack' Kelly

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-35682191

How I'll always think of him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdkN57xvekI
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 01, 2016, 01:51:57 PM
Shug O'Neill.
Ex-Cocksparrer, The Guttersnipes, The Snipes.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: PhilC on March 11, 2016, 10:37:16 PM
Keith Emerson, 71.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 20, 2016, 06:01:28 PM
Barry Hines, writer of 'Kes' and 'Threads' fame:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35855544

If you haven't seen 'Threads' for a while, its worth another look:

https://vimeo.com/18781528
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 20, 2016, 06:35:38 PM
Barry Hines, writer of 'Kes' and 'Threads' fame:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35855544

If you haven't seen 'Threads' for a while, its worth another look:

https://vimeo.com/18781528

Just spent the last 2 hours watching 'Threads' again.
Still as harrowing despite the mentions of the 'Soviet Union'.
Russia and The Middle East still as likely to be the spark as anything I suppose.
If it happens I hope the first one drops on my head.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 20, 2016, 07:21:45 PM
I sent the link to it to my niece recently as she wanted to understand a bit more about what it was like to live during the Cold War. It certainly made a huge impression on her.

It makes America's 'The Day After' seem like a walk in the park by comparison!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yif-5cKg1Yo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 20, 2016, 07:47:53 PM
I sent the link to it to my niece recently as she wanted to understand a bit more about what it was like to live during the Cold War. It certainly made a huge impression on her.

It makes America's 'The Day After' seem like a walk in the park by comparison!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yif-5cKg1Yo

'The Day After' is too 'Hollywood' with a 'Hollywood' soundtrack to boot.
But apparently had quite an impact in the U.S.A....no pun intended.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 20, 2016, 09:14:02 PM
My thoughts exactly - what would have happened if they had shown 'Threads'?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 20, 2016, 11:26:31 PM
My thoughts exactly - what would have happened if they had shown 'Threads'?

Erm...they would have complained about the lack of subtitles? :)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 21, 2016, 04:31:19 PM
Ya whit?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 24, 2016, 08:40:09 PM
The BRILLIANT Johan Cruyff:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35892775

That famous turn! I heard that the Swedish defender had to go to the hospital after the match suffering from twisted blood!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 25, 2016, 12:09:54 AM
Garry Shandling, 66:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35897268
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 31, 2016, 02:27:51 PM
Ronnie Corbett

And also Thunderclap Newman.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 02, 2016, 02:54:31 PM
The great Douglas Wilmer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35948427
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 06, 2016, 08:33:24 PM
Merle Haggard.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 20, 2016, 05:13:54 PM
The great Victoria Wood:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36094827
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 21, 2016, 09:17:47 AM
Still makes me laugh out loud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNU5KVa_Tu8

Just off to buy the latest "Women's Weekly"...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on April 21, 2016, 12:40:08 PM
Watched my 'Acorn Antiques' DVD this morning.

Genius.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on April 21, 2016, 01:49:55 PM
Very sad - have we now got to 'that age' where all around us childhood heroes snuff it?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on April 21, 2016, 02:40:06 PM
And Guy Hamilton.
Film director (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, etc...)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 21, 2016, 07:03:22 PM
Prince. Fair play to him for giving his album away free a few years back. Mind you I doubt if anyone would have paid for it. The over rated one was 57.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on April 21, 2016, 10:27:40 PM
Prince. Fair play to him for giving his album away free a few years back. Mind you I doubt if anyone would have paid for it.

One of two lps I own by the Minneapolis Midget.

Yep. You sure wouldn't have paid for either. Good musician, bad music.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on April 26, 2016, 08:41:09 AM
R.I.P. Wölli, former drummer for Die Toten Hosen.  :(

http://www.rp-online.de/kultur/musik/woelli-ehemaliger-hosen-drummer-wolfgang-rohde-ist-tot-aid-1.5933043
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: PhilC on April 28, 2016, 07:18:14 PM
Mark Farmer, actor, 53...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/grange-hill-minder-actor-mark-7850605

...Gary Hargreaves in Grange Hill, Justin in Minder and the title role in the criminally underrated (and never repeated) series Johnny Jarvis.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 08, 2016, 01:54:55 PM
John Stabb.
Government Issue.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 18, 2016, 12:20:21 PM
Marlene Marder (Marlene Marti)

LILLIPUT/Kleenex
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on May 24, 2016, 02:45:09 PM
Bert Kwouk   (Cato in Pink Panther films)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on May 24, 2016, 07:12:36 PM
Bert Kwouk   (Cato in Pink Panther films)

Not now Cato...or ever again. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 31, 2016, 09:43:45 PM
Comedy writer and animal rights activist Carla Lane:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36421543
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 04, 2016, 10:09:40 AM
The legendary Muhammad Ali.

He may not have been the greatest boxer ever, but he was the most recognisable man on the planet in the 70's and invented the concept of sports people as celebrities in the modern sense.

I remember the excitement his fights generated when I was at Primary school - even amongst kids who didn't like boxing!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16011175
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 13, 2016, 04:23:49 PM
Janet Waldo.

Voice of, amongst many others, Judy Jetson (The Jetsons), Pearl Slaghoople (The Flintstones), Penelope Pitstop (Wacky Races) Morticia Addams (Addams Family cartoon), Hogatha (The Smurfs) and Mrs Tobbis (King Of The Hill).

One of those people you've never really heard of and then realise you've been listening to since you were about 3 years old.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 13, 2016, 04:35:17 PM
Indeed Ken, happy memories!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 18, 2016, 05:33:37 PM
Ruts DC collaborator Tenor Fly:

http://www.theruts.co.uk/?p=1417

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 19, 2016, 08:43:38 PM
Anton Yelchin.
Actor.
Freak car accident at 27 years old.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 26, 2016, 04:40:23 PM
Bernie Worrell
Parliament-Funkadelic co-founder and keyboard player and, later, also member of Talking Heads.
Aged 72.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on June 30, 2016, 12:23:32 PM
Gordon Murray Aged 96.

I can hear the brain-boxes whirring...   

Creator of Camberwick Green and Tumpton..

All together now..   


Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble & ?????
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 30, 2016, 12:46:38 PM
Scotty Moore.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/obituaries/musical-icon-elvis-guitarist-scotty-moore-dies-365c85ed-0ecb-5a13-e053-0100007f186c-384774031.html

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He was the man behind "The Man," the one producing the signature licks amid the screams and hysteria and history making moments. Scotty Moore was one of the foundational figures in rock and roll, a profoundly influential guitarist, and the musician who helped Elvis Presley become The King.

Moore, who had been in poor health in recent months, died Tuesday in his longtime home of Nashville. He was 84.

News of Moore's death was confirmed by several sources, including Moore's friend and Phillips Recording Service engineer Matt Ross-Spang.

Along with bassist Bill Black, Moore was a member of Elvis' original band, the Blue Moon Boys, playing on the singer's epochal Sun Records sides, and continuing to work with Presley into his career with RCA. His playing would come to shape a genre and several generations of musicians, from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to the White Stripes' Jack White.

Creator of Camberwick Green and Tumpton..

Doesn't tell me anything.  ???
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 30, 2016, 05:15:05 PM
Uli; 'Trumpton', 'Camberwick Green' and 'Chigley' were very popular children's programmes made in the 60's in the UK.
They were stop-motion puppets.

Most of us over here will have grown up watching them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YE4PCRNwc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 02, 2016, 11:19:20 AM
Uli; 'Trumpton', 'Camberwick Green' and 'Chigley' were very popular children's programmes made in the 60's in the UK.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on July 02, 2016, 06:11:31 PM
The brilliant Caroline Ahern, way too young at 52.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36694598
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 17, 2016, 09:30:24 AM
R.I.P. Alan Vega.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/17/suicide-frontman-and-electronic-music-pioneer-alan-vega-dies-aged-78
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on July 17, 2016, 10:08:43 AM
R.I.P. Alan Vega.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/17/suicide-frontman-and-electronic-music-pioneer-alan-vega-dies-aged-78

Was talking about under-rated bands when I met up with a friend on Thursday and Suicide were one of the bands we both enthusiastically agreed fully met the requirements of the category. Also, without a shadow of a doubt, the loudest band I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 17, 2016, 02:46:44 PM
Very sorry to hear this. I loved Suicide and was lucky enough to catch them supporting The Clash in Glasgow and The Stooges more recently. He'll be missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on July 22, 2016, 09:38:50 AM
Just seen this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/07/21/ron-watts-punk-pop-promoter--obituary/

Saw him talk at Rebellion a few years back with Fred, not the best speaker in the world but I still enjoyed it and he seemed a nice bloke. RIP
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 22, 2016, 10:17:19 AM
Yes indeed, sorry to hear this. The crowd didn't really respond very well to his Q&A approach at Rebellion, so he ended up having to almost interview himself! An affable guy though who was interesting to chat to after his stage appearance. I remember that his interesting stories about pre-punk pub rock made me laugh - wish I could remember them! I blame Steve the Fish!

Anyone remember Steve the Fish?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on July 22, 2016, 10:23:45 AM
Steve who?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on July 22, 2016, 10:25:51 AM
Oh in my copy of his book he wrote: "Sorry I couldn't promote the Great Yarmouth scene, Ron Watts"
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 22, 2016, 12:04:37 PM
Steve who?

I saw Steve at the Damned show at RAH and at the Lexington gig when TV supported Johnny Moped.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on July 23, 2016, 01:39:16 PM
You can't keep a good fish down!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 23, 2016, 01:45:11 PM
Yes, good to hear that he's... surfaced!









I know, I know.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan on July 23, 2016, 01:51:12 PM
I couldn't give a flying...... fish for such humour, totally soleless and it should fin-ish
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on July 23, 2016, 05:59:07 PM
Anyone remember Steve the Fish?

No.

Hang on...didn't he have a Mullet?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on July 23, 2016, 06:01:09 PM
...or was he that ticket trout?...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on July 23, 2016, 06:01:43 PM
I won't carp on...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 28, 2016, 09:14:30 PM
The Clash producer Sandy Pearlman dies, aged 72

http://www.nme.com/news/the-clash/95268
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 04, 2016, 08:26:57 PM
Fred (Monty Python) Tomlinson:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/08/02/fred-tomlinson-singer-on-monty-python--obituary/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 15, 2016, 03:46:27 PM
Dalian Atkinson - in rather "confused" circumstances near his father's house apparently:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37082207
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 22, 2016, 12:38:48 PM
Harmonica ace Toots Thielemans - luxuriate in the "Midnight Cowboy" theme here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGORPUzLxtU

Obituary:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37153355
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on August 22, 2016, 04:39:48 PM
Harmonica ace Toots Thielemans - luxuriate in the "Midnight Cowboy" theme here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGORPUzLxtU

Obituary:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37153355

Oddly, I played the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy yesterday. Haven't played it in years.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 22, 2016, 05:32:36 PM
Weird!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 23, 2016, 11:07:43 AM
Reggae saxophonist Headley Bennett:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37163266
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on August 23, 2016, 03:26:00 PM
Founding 'Gong' vocalist Gilli 'Shakti Yoni' Smyth has died at the age of 83.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 29, 2016, 09:49:25 PM
Comedy genius Gene Wilder:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37215553
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on August 30, 2016, 03:10:34 PM
Comedy genius Gene Wilder:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37215553


AWWWW    Mungo Loved Bart!!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 09, 2016, 02:29:41 PM
The Prince:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37312125

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37321938

http://www.nme.com/news/prince-buster/96290
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 09, 2016, 07:03:43 PM
Nice tribute to Prince Buster, with several guests including The Beat's Ranking Roger and Pauline and Gaps from The Selecter, for the last 15/20 minutes of this show:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07rkgt8
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 23, 2016, 02:01:55 PM
"Tobacco Road" writer John D Loudermilk

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/23/tobacco-road-song-writer-john-d-loudermilk-dies-nashville
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 10, 2016, 12:38:46 PM
RIP City legend Gerry Gow. A crowd favourite in the 80s as part of the John Bond revival. Played a lot more games for Bristol City though.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 25, 2016, 09:53:48 AM
RIP Pete Burns
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-burns-dead-or-alive-singer-dead-at-57-w446467
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 11, 2016, 09:07:32 AM
Leonard Cohen R.I.P.  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 12, 2016, 11:32:47 AM
RIP Robert Vaughn
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37957088
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on November 22, 2016, 02:57:23 PM
Craig Gill.
Drummer.
Inspiral Carpets.
At only 44.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on November 29, 2016, 12:18:51 AM
Dick Wagner. Guitarist with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on November 29, 2016, 11:23:41 AM
Craig Gill.
Drummer.
Inspiral Carpets.
At only 44.


Craig was interviewed on the BBC4 Programme last Friday, whereby people give their memories of "pop culture".  There was a dedication to him at the end.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 02, 2016, 12:39:09 PM
Micky Fitz.
The Business.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on December 08, 2016, 01:33:38 PM
Greg Lake    69
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 24, 2016, 05:23:34 PM
Rick Parfitt.
Status Quo.
68.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 25, 2016, 01:49:00 PM
Rick Parfitt.
Status Quo.
68.

Sad- never a favourite band of mine but they did some good stuff. Complicatioons following a shoulder operation according to my brother in law- a huge Quo fan.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 26, 2016, 11:01:30 AM
Never a fan, but still shocked to hear George Michael died at only 53.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 26, 2016, 02:15:08 PM
Never a fan, but still shocked to hear George Michael died at only 53.

He epitomised all that was bad about 80s music and fashion.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on December 26, 2016, 03:54:35 PM
George Michael, 53.

Only thing of note that he impinged upon in my world is the surprise you get when you hear that the first DJ ever to play Wham on the radio was...John Peel!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 26, 2016, 05:20:01 PM
George Michael, 53.

Only thing of note that he impinged upon in my world is the surprise you get when you hear that the first DJ ever to play Wham on the radio was...John Peel!

22nd September 1982..
"..and the first person to write in and say 'you shouldn't have played that, you should have played the UK Subs instead' will be turned into a toad. You've been warned!"  - John Peel
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on December 27, 2016, 12:04:35 AM
George Michael, 53.

Only thing of note that he impinged upon in my world is the surprise you get when you hear that the first DJ ever to play Wham on the radio was...John Peel!

22nd September 1982..
"..and the first person to write in and say 'you shouldn't have played that, you should have played the UK Subs instead' will be turned into a toad. You've been warned!"  - John Peel
;D
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 27, 2016, 10:40:26 AM
RIP Nick Medlin (played bass for The Boys in 2014).  :(

From HJP on FB:
Quote
I have just heard about the death of Nick Medlin and am shocked, stunned and extremely upset by the news. Nick was one of the nicest guys anyone could ever meet. Nick played bass with The Boys on our 2014 German tour and also appears in our promo video for "Punk Rock Girl". My heart goes out to Nick's lovely wife Dani and all his family.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 28, 2016, 09:17:50 AM
RIP Carrie Fisher.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 28, 2016, 11:45:38 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38446309
Quote
The author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, has died aged 96, his daughter has said.

Juliet Johnson said her father had been "ailing for some time" but "died peacefully" on Christmas Eve.

Watership Down, a children's classic about a group of rabbits in search of a new home after their warren was destroyed, was first published in 1972.

Adams was 52 when he wrote it, after first telling the story to his two daughters on a long car journey.

It went on to become a best-seller, with tens of millions of copies bought around the world.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on December 30, 2016, 10:22:13 PM
RIP Carrie Fisher.
And her mother Debbie Reynolds.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2017, 12:21:05 AM
William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist) - 89:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38613928
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 17, 2017, 10:46:17 AM
R.I.P. Bill Price (engineer/producer)
http://www.musicweek.com/talent/read/revered-engineer-bill-price-dies-aged-72/067151
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 20, 2017, 06:18:57 PM
R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/01/20/miguel-ferrer-star-ncis-los-angeles-iron-man-3-dies-aged-61/
Quote
Ferrer began his career in the early Eighties with guest shots on many TV series. In 1990 he scored a signature role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on David Lynch's smash series Twin Peaks. He reprised that character for the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

He will encore yet again as Agent Rosenfield in the Twin Peaks revival this spring.
:'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan Grundy on January 20, 2017, 09:16:18 PM
Mike Kellie - drummer with The Only Ones (and previously Spooky Tooth).
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 21, 2017, 12:57:26 AM
Very sorry to hear this news. I was lucky enough to catch The Only Ones a couple of times - a very under-rated band.

http://louderthanwar.com/mike-kellie-ones-spooky-tooth-drummer-rip/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 23, 2017, 10:54:16 AM
R.I.P. Jaki Liebezeit (Can drummer)

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/jaki-liebezeit-tot-can-schlagzeuger-gestorben-a-1131203.html
Quote
Er reduzierte sein Schlagzeugspiel, bis aus der Monotonie Groove wurde: Jaki Liebezeit war ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Gruppe Can, die als Krautrockband weltweiten Einfluss hatte.

http://pitchfork.com/news/71067-can-drummer-jaki-liebezeit-dead-at-78/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 23, 2017, 12:06:33 PM
Looks like 2017 is taking up where 2016 left off.

Depressing...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 23, 2017, 02:41:37 PM
Well, when I grew up, most of my fave musicians were like 10-15 years older than me. Of course the musicians who "influenced" them were again 10-15 years older (or more)... The "heroes" of the 50's and 60's are old men now.  :(
However, the only thing we can do is being thankful for those talents we had!

And we may not forget to value the talents who are still here!! So I will continue going to gigs and buying records. Hopefully this year I can see some old faves and maybe some I've never seen live before.  8)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 23, 2017, 06:07:42 PM
Goodbye, goodbye to Gorden Kaye:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38718282
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 23, 2017, 06:45:24 PM
And another musician had to leave...
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/peter-overend-watts-dies-2/

Quote
Peter Overend Watts, original bassist for Mott the Hoople, has died of throat cancer. He was 69.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 23, 2017, 06:51:43 PM
Bloody hell!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on January 23, 2017, 08:31:34 PM
Another of The Dudes gone   :(

As I've mentioned previously,  I'm a big Mott fan.

Sad day...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 23, 2017, 09:49:46 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38716635

http://www.nme.com/news/music/mott-hoople-bassist-pete-overend-watts-dies-aged-69-1956483

http://music-news.com/news/UK/102925/Mott-The-Hoople-bassist-Overend-Watts-dies
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 25, 2017, 11:10:25 PM
Mary Tyler Moore, 80:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38747061

I liked/had a crush on her when I was far too young a kid to understand why!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 27, 2017, 03:58:38 PM
Tom Edwards.
41. Guitarist and Musical Director for Adam Ant.
Suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 28, 2017, 10:18:17 AM
R.I.P. Sir John Hurt

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38778145
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 28, 2017, 04:25:12 PM
What a legend! He'll be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 31, 2017, 11:39:45 PM
John Wetton of King Crimson, Roxy (touring and collaborations with Brian and Phil), etc. 67

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38812944
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 12, 2017, 07:31:03 PM
I'm pleased to announce that Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was found dead in suspicious circumstances on Saturday near Belgrade, Missouri.

There's one we won't miss.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 12, 2017, 09:32:59 PM
I think he was the guy that told Louis Theroux that he hated black people, but he but also played metal guitar, and told him how much he loved Jimi Hendrix!

Sounds like a whitewash to me!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on February 12, 2017, 11:18:23 PM
I'm pleased to announce that Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was found dead in suspicious circumstances on Saturday near Belgrade, Missouri.

There's one we won't miss.

Terrible.

Hopefully.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 16, 2017, 11:57:47 AM
http://www.vanyaland.com/2017/02/13/rip-willard-grant-conspiracys-robert-fisher-has-died-after-cancer-battle/
Quote
Willard Grant Conspiracy co-founder Robert Fisher has died, according to a post from his label.

It was revealed Fisher was battling cancer and passed away yesterday (February 12).

After rumors of his passing began to spread on social media this morning, London-based Loose Music confirmed the news, writing: “He had been suffering throughout 2016 but typically of the man he never made any fuss whatsoever. He was busy still holding down his day job and recording tracks for his 11th album.”
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on February 16, 2017, 01:54:56 PM
Chris Sievey's son, Harry, knocked off his bike and killed. Only 24. Chris Sievey being Frank Sidebottom of course.
Very sad.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on February 19, 2017, 08:33:22 AM
Chris Sievey's son, Harry, knocked off his bike and killed. Only 24. Chris Sievey being Frank Sidebottom of course.
Very sad.

Was told of this the other week by a mate who lives in Timperley.

Very sad indeed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on February 26, 2017, 05:14:18 PM
And it's 'Game Over' for actor Bill Paxton at just 61 years....

Also Neil Fingleton, English actor (Game Of Thrones, etc) and basketball player. He was the tallest British-born man and the tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft 7.56 in (232.6 cm) in height and among the 25 tallest men in the world.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 27, 2017, 01:30:53 AM
Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP - oldest MP:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39099489
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2017, 11:21:15 PM
Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39139454

I'm not a Celtic fan, but he was a great player and a genuinely lovely guy according to several people I know that knew him personally.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 14, 2017, 10:43:04 AM
R.I.P. John Lever (Chameleons drummer)

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John Lever: 1961 - 2017

This sad news just came in from Lisa:
 "It's with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you that John Lever passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning after a short illness.
 Me, his sister Angela, Mum, Dad & the rest of his family would like to thank you all for your love & support over the last couple of weeks.
 Love and sloppy stuff always Lisa xxx"

Mik
http://www.thechameleons.com/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 14, 2017, 02:31:52 PM
R.I.P. John Lever (Chameleons drummer)

I will always associate The Chameleons with a time when my daughter was born and my first marriage ended.
Confusing times that were, strangely, both the best and the worst.
'Script Of The Bridge' remains a favourite.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 16, 2017, 10:11:11 AM
http://blackswanlane.com/goodbye-john/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 19, 2017, 12:32:54 AM
The great Chuck Berry - 90

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39318602

It's no exaggeration to say that we wouldn't have rock'n'roll as we know it without Chuck. A true original.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 19, 2017, 12:34:04 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11991161
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 19, 2017, 09:59:05 AM
It's no exaggeration to say that we wouldn't have rock'n'roll as we know it without Chuck. A true original.

Yep, tons of musicians now expressing respect...
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7728702/chuck-berry-death-musicians-react
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 19, 2017, 12:10:09 PM
If it wasn't for Chuck, the piano-driven style of Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. may well have dominated rock'n'roll.

"You're my keyboard hero!" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Much respect Chuck - you taught me, and countless others, the first steps in playing lead guitar.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 20, 2017, 02:26:19 PM
If you've ever seen that famous clip of Chuck telling Keith Richards not to adjust his amp, you'll know exactly what he means:

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/104269/Taylor-Hackford-Chuck-Berry-was-the-most-difficult-movie-star
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 07, 2017, 11:40:33 PM
Tim Pigott-Smith, 70

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39532890
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 10, 2017, 01:22:48 PM
Farewell to Chuck Berry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39549251
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on April 10, 2017, 05:00:49 PM
Tim Pigott-Smith, 70

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39532890

He was supposed to be in a play that I was going to see in a couple of weeks..  I expect we will get Christopher Biggins now!!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on April 10, 2017, 07:57:27 PM
Tim Pigott-Smith, 70

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39532890

He was supposed to be in a play that I was going to see in a couple of weeks..  I expect we will get Christopher Biggins now!!
"...Oh, no you wont!? Oh, yes you will!!..."
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on April 25, 2017, 01:06:38 PM
Joannie from Happy Days, 56.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on April 27, 2017, 08:50:26 AM
R.I.P. Jonathan Demme
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/jonathan-demme-philadelphia-director-dead-at-73-w478940
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 18, 2017, 09:36:24 AM
R.I.P. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden etc.)  :(

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/105538/Chris-Cornell-dead-at-52
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 23, 2017, 02:55:50 PM
R.I.P. Roger Moore.

And also today I got the news that my car won't make the MOT any more, which means it's dying.  >:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 05, 2017, 08:45:38 PM
Peter Sallis, 96:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40165443
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 10, 2017, 08:26:07 PM
Adam "Batman" West, 88:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 11, 2017, 01:18:53 PM
Sam Panopoulos. 83.
The Canadian who is credited with inventing the Hawaiian Pizza.
He put pineapple on a pizza and split opinions forever....
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on June 11, 2017, 02:55:35 PM
Sam Panopoulos. 83.
The Canadian who is credited with inventing the Hawaiian Pizza.
He put pineapple on a pizza and split opinions forever....

Bastard!  >:(

No...genius!  :)

I'm confused...  :o
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 11, 2017, 04:39:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X1y84IZ6zo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 12, 2017, 09:42:53 AM
Sam Panopoulos. 83.
The Canadian who is credited with inventing the Hawaiian Pizza.

Didn't know about that. I was always surprised by some people's (over-)reactions to those pizzas.   :-\
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 12, 2017, 01:34:27 PM
Nigel Grainge.
Respected British A&R exec and the founder of Ensign Records.
Died in his sleep aged just 70.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 14, 2017, 11:17:53 AM
Anita Pallenberg - actress, model and Rolling Stone girlfriend, dies aged 73

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40271793
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2017, 04:50:04 PM
Helmut Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990, has died at 87:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40307918
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 16, 2017, 07:56:17 PM
Helmut Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor and architect of reunification

Well he was lucky and it fell into his hands... but I would agree he did well in negotiating the thing with (and winning the trust of) Gorbatschov, Thatcher and Bush (among others).
(The term "architect" to me makes it sound like he planned it, which he did not.)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on June 20, 2017, 12:48:35 PM
Brian Cant. 83.

Voice of many childhoods.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 28, 2017, 02:29:08 PM
Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond, 91:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40432946
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 01, 2017, 03:23:40 PM
Barry Norman, 83:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 12, 2017, 11:44:27 AM
Brilliant guitarist Ray Phiri, 70:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40580246

Best known internationally for his work with Paul Simon.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 17, 2017, 10:26:30 AM
Martin Landau of "Mission Impossible" and "Space 1999" fame, 89:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40627982
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 17, 2017, 10:32:25 AM
...and the man who gave us the Zombie as we know it today - George A. Romero, 77:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40627029
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 17, 2017, 12:03:34 PM
...and the man who gave us the Zombie as we know it today - George A. Romero, 77:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40627029

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 17, 2017, 12:31:47 PM
Will he make a comeback?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 17, 2017, 02:21:42 PM
Will he make a comeback?

He was co-writing and co-producing the next film, 'Road Of The Dead', which was in production.
I can only hope they finish it and have a 'tribute' zombie wearing those massive glasses of his.

Best message I've seen today...

''Happy Birthday Romero Zombie''....
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on July 17, 2017, 03:27:53 PM
...and the man who gave us the Zombie as we know it today - George A. Romero, 77:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40627029

I liked him in Batman..
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 18, 2017, 12:57:01 PM
https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/07/17/tuxedomoons-peter-principle-dachert-63-dies-unexpectedly/

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Peter “Principle” Dachert, longtime bassist and songwriter for experimental post-punk band Tuxedomoon, was found dead Monday morning of natural causes, according to his bandmates. He was 63.

“It is my very sad duty to inform the world that our colleague and brother, Peter Principle has left this world behind,” Tuxedomoon founder Blaine L. Reininger wrote on his Facebook page. “We are all stunned.”
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 21, 2017, 02:19:59 PM
Never been a fan of Linkin Park, but this is rather tragic...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chester-bennington-linkin-park-singer-dead-at-41-w493387
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on August 02, 2017, 12:18:54 PM
R.I.P. Jeanne Moreau

R.I.P. Sam Shepard

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/my-buddy-sam-shepard
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 04, 2017, 10:54:16 AM
The great Robert Hardy, 91:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40818839

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13783739

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-40820019/robert-hardy-s-most-notable-roles
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 04, 2017, 11:06:34 AM
Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40814843
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on August 04, 2017, 12:45:41 PM
Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40814843

Loved 'Shelley'. And 'The Virgin Soldiers', 'Loot', 'Malice Aforethought'...

He also appeared in 'Doctor Who' once. In 1965.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 08, 2017, 11:05:37 PM
Glen Campbell, 81 - he probably played on far more records you like than you realised:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40870474

Altogether now - "I am the linesman for Notts County..."
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on August 20, 2017, 01:02:05 PM
Bruce Sir Irritatibg Fucker Forsyth- the man who made saturday night TV what it is now. Len Goodman- you're next.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 20, 2017, 11:01:30 PM
Jerry Lewis, 91:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40994864

(Quite agree about "Brucie" Gareth - and my Dad wouldn't watch him at all!)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 27, 2017, 01:44:38 PM
Horror film director Tobe Hooper, 74:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41065552
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 06, 2017, 09:21:19 AM
R.I.P. Holger Czukay (Can)  :(

http://www.express.de/koeln/deutsche-rock-ikone--can--bassist-holger-czukay-tot-in-weilerswister-wohnung-gefunden-28364402
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 14, 2017, 11:46:29 AM
R.I.P. Grant Hart.  :(

http://www.nme.com/news/music/grant-hart-dead-husker-du-2140564
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 14, 2017, 11:56:21 AM
Frank Vincent: Sopranos and Goodfellas actor dies at 78

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41262423
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on September 14, 2017, 07:36:39 PM
R.I.P. Grant Hart.  :(

http://www.nme.com/news/music/grant-hart-dead-husker-du-2140564

Gutted  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 16, 2017, 09:01:36 AM
R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/david-lynch-harry-dean-stanton-dead-91-1202560727/

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Filmmaker David Lynch has paid tribute to his friend and frequent cast member Harry Dean Stanton, who died Friday at age 91.

“The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us,” Lynch wrote. “There went a great one. There’s nobody like Harry Dean. Everyone loved him. And with good reason. He was a great actor (actually beyond great) – and a great human being – so great to be around him!!! You are really going to be missed Harry Dean!!! Loads of love to you wherever you are now!!!”
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on September 16, 2017, 12:41:50 PM
Also sadly leaving us at the age of 91, the very wonderful Mr JP Donleavy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41265684
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 03, 2017, 12:22:50 PM
Tom Petty, 67.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on October 16, 2017, 04:41:09 PM
Sean Hughes, just 51  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on October 25, 2017, 05:24:44 PM
Fats Domino, 89

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13411718
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 03, 2017, 06:33:36 PM
http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2017/11/03/in-memoriam-jack-conrad/
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Jack Conrad, who played bass for The Doors and wrote songs for many artists, has passed away from a massive heart attack. He was 69 years old.

Conrad’s diverse musical career started in the ’60s. He recorded for the Petula Clark album I Know A Place in 1965 and started writing songs. He collaborated with Paul Williams for his albums Someday Man in 1970 and Just an Old Fashioned Love Song the next year. His big bass break came when he was asked to play on the first post-Jim Morrison albums for the Doors: Other Voices and Full Circle. While several other session bassists were featured on those albums, Conrad played on the bulk of each while joining the band on tour. He is featured on the band’s 1972 Beat Club performance, which was their first TV appearance since Jim Morrison’s death.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on November 11, 2017, 12:59:36 PM
Chuck Mosley.
Original singer for Faith No More and a couple of years in Bad Brains.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 11, 2017, 01:46:12 PM
R.I.P. Fred Cole.  :(

http://www.wweek.com/music/2017/11/10/portland-punk-icon-fred-cole-frontman-for-dead-moon-and-pierced-arrows-has-died/

http://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2017/11/10/19459845/fred-cole-of-dead-moon-and-pierced-arrows-has-died
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Fred Cole moved to Portland in the late '60s while on tour with his band the Weeds (also known as the Lollipop Shoppe). Here, he met Toody Cole and married her; the couple raised a family in Clackamas and Alaska, and formed several bands over the decades, including the Rats, Dead Moon, and Pierced Arrows. They'd most recently been performing as an acoustic duo, Fred and Toody.

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I'm so sorry to have to let you know that Fred lost his battle with cancer & passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, Nov 9, 2017. Thanks you one & all for all the years & memories we all shared together, for being friends first & business partners second, so proud to be a part of your lives.
 Fred had that quality of being "immortal" and I believe his songs & recordings will make it so. We can always hear his voice & his passion there and remember it like it was only yesterday & will go on forever. I love you all, Toody
 "The last train is leaving
 Can't you read the signals in my eyes
 And I'm standing on the platform
 Waiting for the ones I've left behind"
 Fred Cole
 Last Train
https://www.facebook.com/PiercedArrows/posts/10155984321478489
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on November 16, 2017, 07:41:22 PM
Michael 'Dik Mik' Davies.
Hawkwind ('69 - '73)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 18, 2017, 03:09:13 PM
Malcolm Young.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/malcolm-young-acdc-guitarist-and-co-founder-dead-at-64-w512164
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on November 19, 2017, 12:15:58 PM
Sorry to hear of Dik Mik's passing:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/michael-dikmik-davies-hawkwind-rip/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on November 20, 2017, 01:30:05 PM
Not sorry to hear of Chalres Manson's passing.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on November 21, 2017, 10:32:24 PM
Rodney "Likely Lads" Bewes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42067506
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on December 14, 2017, 02:28:23 PM
Pat DiNizio, the lead singer and songwriter of the New Jersey rock group the Smithereens, died Tuesday at the age of 62.....
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 19, 2017, 01:49:29 PM
Michael Prophet :(

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/michael-prophet-is-dead_120210

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 10, 2018, 12:43:27 AM
Moody Blues singer Ray Thomas, 76

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/07/moody-blues-singer-ray-thomas-dies-at-76
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on January 11, 2018, 01:07:46 PM
R.I.P. FAST EDDIE CLARKE (5th October 1950 - 10th January 2018)

From Motörhead Official FB page:
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We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight...Edward Allan Clarke - or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke - passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia...

https://www.rollingstone.de/motoerhead-fast-eddie-clarke-ist-tot-1435285/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 11, 2018, 09:01:18 PM
Very sorry to hear this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42650076
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 20, 2018, 01:51:49 AM
Steve 'Grizzly' Nisbett, 69, drummer of Steel Pulse dies:

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/110579/Steve-Grizzly-Nisbett-drummer-of-Steel-Pulse-dies
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 20, 2018, 09:53:56 PM
Kinks and Zombies bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42760180

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/110625/Jim-Rodford-bassist-with-The-Zombies-The-Kinks-Argent-dies-following-fall
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 24, 2018, 09:29:41 PM
I've just seen on the BBC website that Mark E. Smith has died aged 60. No other details.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 24, 2018, 09:31:41 PM
Seems widely reported now:

http://thequietus.com/articles/23929-rip-mark-e-smith

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/mark-e-smith-dead-aged-11909427
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on January 24, 2018, 09:40:53 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42193911
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on January 24, 2018, 09:41:40 PM
Lived more of a life than most.

Shame, really.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on January 28, 2018, 08:24:32 PM
nice tribute to M.E.S. on last night's match of the day- him reading the football results a few years back, edited to match yesterday's results. And thisafternoons programme had hit the north at the end accompanying City's goals. Sad news- The Fall hadn't made a decent album in years and the current lineup sucked. Their earlier output had many moments of genius though.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 04, 2018, 07:18:11 PM
David Ogden Stiers, 75 - Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in M*A*S*H:

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/david-ogden-stiers-beauty-and-the-beast-mash-actor-dies-2253574




Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on March 19, 2018, 10:18:35 AM
R.I.P. Sophie Lo.  :(
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It Is with an enormous amount of sadness and not a little shock that we must inform you of the death of Sophie Lo in January this year. We have only just found out via her aunt. So would often take off on adventures and return emails months later with tales to tell.. 'So' was a hugely talented designer and worked with us designing all our album covers for our new VipVop label giving it a unique style and vibe, with her superb covers by Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, Vince Taylor, she also designed our L7 'Wireless' & 'Palladium' Lps covers, TV Smith and the Montecristos Neal Whitmore debut album cover amongst many others . She was always a pure joy to work with we will miss her terribly . we have no details yet whatsoever I'm afraid. I cant believe I'm writing this .. .... very sad
(written by Carlton Sandercock from Easy Action Rec.)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 04, 2018, 02:35:51 PM
Ray Wilkins, 61

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43644529
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 05, 2018, 10:53:55 PM
Eric "Crafty Cockney" Bristow, 60

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/43663426
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 14, 2018, 07:33:46 PM
Margot Kidder, 69:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44115166
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 15, 2018, 09:39:55 AM
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/glenn-branca-experimental-guitarist-and-composer-dead-at-69-w520303
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on May 28, 2018, 05:59:57 PM
Jez from The Fuckwits. Known him for years, really nice guy. Died very suddenly and unexpectedly, only 49.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 28, 2018, 07:38:14 PM
One of Aberdeen's "Gothenberg Greats", Neale Cooper, 54:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-44278758
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 16, 2018, 12:31:32 PM
Quote
Dominic Joseph "D.J." Fontana, the longtime drummer for Elvis Presley who helped pioneer the backbeat swing of rock and roll, died Wednesday, The Tennessean reports. He was 87.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elvis-presley-drummer-dj-fontana-dead-at-87-w521520

Matt "Guitar" Murphy
https://deadline.com/2018/06/matt-guitar-murphy-dies-blues-brothers-guitarist-and-noted-sideman-was-88-1202411826/

Nick Knox
https://www.altpress.com/news/cramps-drummer-nick-knox-dies/

 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 11, 2018, 08:37:24 AM
R.I.P. Steve Soto
https://www.ocweekly.com/steve-sotos-spirit-gets-a-punk-rock-send-off-from-family-and-friends/
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Making his mark on the world as a founding member of  bands as far ranging as revered Fullerton band The Adolescents to ‘80s cover band Flock of Goo Goo (not to mention Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic, Joyride, Black Diamond Riders, a solo artist and the Punk Rock Karaoke supergroup), Soto’s loss has been almost too much for the punk community to bear.

But even in sorrow this past weekend, the punk community found the strength to celebrate Soto’s memory, first in the pews of Richfield Community Church in Yorba Linda and the next day in much louder, drunker surroundings at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. Both times, Soto’s spirit was greeted with a packed house.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 16, 2018, 03:58:04 PM
Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul', dies aged 76

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45169609
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on August 17, 2018, 12:19:41 PM
Ex D.O.A. bassist Randy Rampage. Only 58, heart attack. Very sad.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 05, 2018, 01:28:11 PM
R.I.P. Conway Savage (from Nick Cave's Bad Seeds).

https://www.musikexpress.de/conway-savage-the-bad-seeds-ist-tot-1118168/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 06, 2018, 08:39:11 PM
Burt Reynolds: Hollywood star dies, 82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45441860

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38589977
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 07, 2018, 03:23:30 PM
Liz Fraser: Carry On actress dies at 88

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45449088
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: TV on September 11, 2018, 09:12:10 PM
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/11/pioneering-blogger-tv-smith-dies/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 12, 2018, 11:17:31 AM
 :o
(Did you google yourself?  ;))
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 12, 2018, 12:21:10 PM
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/11/pioneering-blogger-tv-smith-dies/

You look(ed) rough...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 12, 2018, 08:35:07 PM
Fenella Fielding, 90

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/45409341
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on September 14, 2018, 02:52:13 PM
Zienia Merton.

For 'Doctor Who' and 'Space 1999' fans.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 22, 2018, 02:35:49 PM
Chas Hodges, 74

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45613563

A serious musician before all that Chas'n'Dave crap.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 29, 2018, 04:12:24 PM
Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin dead at 76

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/116079/Jefferson-Airplane-co-founder-Marty-Balin-dead-at-76

A few genuinely GREAT songs I reckon - White Rabbit and Somebody to Love at least - the rest, not so much.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 02, 2018, 09:26:20 PM
Peggy Sue Gerron, inspiration for Buddy Holly song, dies aged 78

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45724644

Great song, and I always wondered if Buddy only using downstrokes on his guitar, for greater "attack" on this track, inspired Johnny Ramone?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 07, 2018, 01:40:32 PM
The Walking Dead actor Scott Wilson dies aged 76

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45776409
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 07, 2018, 01:47:55 PM
Ray Galton: Steptoe and Son writer dies aged 88

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45772088

Galton and Simpson wrote so much classic comedy. Much seems very dated now, but ground-breaking in its day.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan Grundy on October 09, 2018, 02:39:24 AM
John Wicks - The Records
https://www.laweekly.com/music/a-star-has-left-the-sky-john-wicks-rip-9941006
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on November 12, 2018, 08:15:00 PM
RIP Stan Lee.

95, a Superhero age.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on November 24, 2018, 03:38:24 PM
Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90 - Famous for "Performance", "Don't Look Now" and "The Man who fell to Earth", "Walkabout", etc., etc.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46329949
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 26, 2018, 11:23:44 AM
Another film legend: Bernardo Bertolucci.

https://www.t-online.de/unterhaltung/kino/id_84845404/italienischer-regisseur-bernardo-bertolucci-ist-mit-77-jahren-gestorben.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan Grundy on December 06, 2018, 11:03:23 PM
Just heard the sad news about Pete Shelley...…..
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46476369
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 06, 2018, 11:04:11 PM
Pete Shelley just announced in Newcastle by flogging Molly


Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 06, 2018, 11:16:40 PM
What a shock!

You'll be greatly missed Pete.

https://www.nme.com/news/music/buzzcocks-singer-pete-shelley-has-died-aged-63-2417448

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46476369

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/06/pete-shelley-lead-singer-buzzcocks-dies-suspected-heart-attack/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/06/pete-shelley-lead-singer-of-buzzcocks-dies-at-63

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/pete-shelley-death-buzzcocks-age-cause-heart-attack-dead-tributes-latest-update-a8671561.html

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/buzzcocks-pete-shelley-dead-heart-15518344
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on December 07, 2018, 09:41:09 AM
Sad news to hear this morning, indeed. RIP Pete.  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on December 30, 2018, 05:36:36 PM
Honey Lantree obituary: Drummer with 1960s chart-topping group the Honeycombs

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/28/honey-lantree-obituary
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on January 04, 2019, 02:19:43 PM
Ray 'Dr. Hook' Sawyer - 28th December
Dean 'Marmalade' Ford - 31st December
Daryl 'Captain & Tennille' Dragon - 2nd January
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on February 21, 2019, 08:25:04 PM
Monkee Peter Tork, 77:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47319788

 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on February 27, 2019, 09:27:55 AM
R.I.P. Andy Anderson
https://www.nme.com/news/former-cure-drummer-andy-anderson-reportedly-passed-away-aged-68-2454464#

R.I.P. Mark Hollis
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/119747/Talk-Talk-lead-singer-Mark-Hollis-dies-aged-64
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 04, 2019, 01:03:16 PM
The Prodigy's Keith Flint dies aged 49

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47442312
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 06, 2019, 11:32:00 PM
Magenta Devine, 61

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47473388

"Devine started out as a music publicist, going on to promote her then-boyfriend's band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. "So sad to hear this news," wrote Tony James of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Generation X. "You were an amazing extraordinary woman.""
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 12, 2019, 11:12:09 AM
'Greatest drummer ever' Hal Blaine dies aged 90

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47537451

That iconic beat: The Ronettes - Be My Baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV5tgZlTEkQ
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 18, 2019, 02:34:59 AM
Dick Dale: 'King of Surf Rock' guitarist dies aged 81

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47606592

I was lucky enough to see him in Brighton back in the 90's and have a chat with him about guitars and his playing style - lovely man. I'll miss him.  :(

Of course, he'll probably be most remembered for the Pulp Fiction link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjaUdqAu1vs
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 19, 2019, 01:39:49 PM
Bernie Torme - who could punk it up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b2dIpsDVr4
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 19, 2019, 01:51:21 PM
https://www.nme.com/news/music/tributes-paid-after-death-of-surf-rock-pioneer-dick-dale-2463328

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/17/dick-dale-dies-aged-81-misirlou-pulp-fiction

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/17/dick-dale-the-surf-guitar-king-whose-wave-kept-on-rolling

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/18/dick-dale-obituary
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 19, 2019, 11:05:21 PM
Dick Dale: 'King of Surf Rock' guitarist dies aged 81

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47606592

I was lucky enough to see him in Brighton back in the 90's and have a chat with him about guitars and his playing style - lovely man. I'll miss him.  :(

Of course, he'll probably be most remembered for the Pulp Fiction link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjaUdqAu1vs

Got to see him play at the John Peel-hosted Meltdown Festival way back when. Wandered out into the audience (Dale, not me obviously) on a thousand yards of curly lead, playing 'Misirlou'. Jarvis Cocker, sitting directly in front of me, was suitably impressed.

RIP Dick.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on March 20, 2019, 10:47:01 AM
Bernie Torme - who could punk it up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b2dIpsDVr4

Only saw him once.
The Great British Music Festival at Wembley Arena in 1978.

With Patrick Fitzgerald, Generation X, The Pirates, Slade and The Jam.

Quite simply one of the best gigs/days of my life.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 20, 2019, 12:15:02 PM
Sounds it! That's quite a line up!!!
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Post by: Uli on March 25, 2019, 01:08:19 PM
R.I.P. Scott Walker

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/25/scott-walker-experimental-pop-hero-dies-aged-76
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 27, 2019, 03:41:09 AM
The Beat's Ranking Roger

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47714991  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on March 27, 2019, 01:44:02 PM
The Beat's Ranking Roger

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47714991  :(

Very sad. I thought his Beat lineup was great. Sad we'll never see him perform again. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 27, 2019, 06:57:24 PM
Totally agree - I saw them several times over the last few years and thought that they always put on a cracking show.

I wonder if they will keep going with Ranking Junior stepping into his Dad's place? No original members now, but that hasn't stopped several other acts.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on March 28, 2019, 09:56:37 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-47726947/the-specials-pay-tribute-to-the-beat-s-ranking-roger
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on March 29, 2019, 01:37:36 AM
Saw them just the once, at The Electric Ballroom in October '79. I don't think that 'Mirror In The Bathroom' had been released by then. They were really good though.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on April 23, 2019, 12:22:46 PM
'Lisbon Lion' Billy McNeill, 79 - the first Brit to get his hands on the European Cup.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41685748

Although I'm not a Celtic fan, I met him a few times and he was a real gent who always had time for a chat.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on May 12, 2019, 01:59:56 PM
https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/05/r-i-p-peggy-lipton-dead-72/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan Grundy on May 13, 2019, 10:40:05 PM
Doris Day - age 97 - Que Sera Sera.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 23, 2019, 11:15:28 AM
https://www.nme.com/news/music/jake-black-alabama-3-died-2490786
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on May 23, 2019, 09:39:47 PM
Mike Wilhelm: Pioneering rock star and blues enthusiast and former Flamin' Groovies lead guitarist:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mike-wilhelm-death-age-obituary-rock-blues-psychedelic-a8918581.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on June 01, 2019, 11:02:59 AM
R.I.P. Roky Erickson.  :'(

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/roky-erickson-legendary-psychedelic-musician-dies-at-71-1203230465/

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 01, 2019, 12:11:29 PM
Sad news.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on June 01, 2019, 12:53:45 PM
Got to see him a couple of years ago. Glad that I did
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 07, 2019, 02:17:34 AM
Grammy-winning musician Dr John dies at 77

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48551452
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on June 08, 2019, 09:07:02 PM
Justin Edinburgh: Leyton Orient manager dies at the age of 49

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48568007

What a shock!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on July 10, 2019, 08:10:54 PM
Freddie Jones, 91:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48940202
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on July 17, 2019, 07:46:24 PM
South African musician and anti-apartheid activist Johnny Clegg has died from pancreatic cancer.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on July 24, 2019, 06:45:44 PM
R.I.P. Rutger Hauer

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49098435
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 17, 2019, 02:48:45 AM
Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49379130
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on August 28, 2019, 08:02:19 AM
Bury FC. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: EastKentTaff on August 28, 2019, 10:14:57 AM
Bury FC. :(

Very sad state of affairs.  Bolton next?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on August 29, 2019, 02:49:27 PM
Apparently not. Don't know whether they've jumped out of the jaws of a crocodile straight into the paws of a tiger but, if you're a Bolton fan, I'd imagine that you couldn't care less at the moment.

Shame about Bury though. Hate it when clubs fold.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on August 29, 2019, 10:59:15 PM
Bury and Bolton: A message from a football club that bounced back

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49479847
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 16, 2019, 02:06:46 PM
Ric Ocasek of The Cars  :(

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/124701/Rocker-Ric-Ocasek-dead

Some classic early singles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFo6p6LGkA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvy2yqUHLLg
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 16, 2019, 02:11:46 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/16/ric-ocasek-frontman-of-the-cars-dies-aged-75

https://www.nme.com/news/music/ric-ocasek-the-cars-died-75-2548289

https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-cars-ric-ocasek-last-performance-rock-n-roll-hall-of-fame-brandon-flowers-performance-speech-video-2548406
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 21, 2019, 11:22:49 AM
https://ultimateclassicrock.com/larry-wallis-dies/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 22, 2019, 02:57:02 PM
Very sorry to hear this. 'On Parole' is a great album and his guitar work is impeccable. I used to love playing along with it and was proud when I 'mastered' any of Larry's licks. He was no 'One Chord Wonder', although he did produce The Adverts first two singles.

Fuller Obituary: https://www.nme.com/news/music/motorheads-original-guitarist-larry-wallis-died-2549936

'Police Car': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1rJCYzK6Iw
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 22, 2019, 09:59:10 PM
Tim dedicated the "Gary Gilmore's Eyes/Bored Teenagers/One Chord Wonders" end section of tonight's show to Larry Wallis.

I asked Tim about him and he said that he was a lovely, helpful guy and that's why they also asked him to produce their second single.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 23, 2019, 10:28:50 PM
Lovely tribute by Wreckless Eric:

http://thedysfunctionalworldof.blogspot.com/2019/09/larry-wallis-may-1949-september-2019.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on September 24, 2019, 05:33:01 PM
I asked Tim about him and he said that he was a lovely, helpful guy and that's why they also asked him to produce their second single.

Thanx Fred, for getting us this exlusive statement.  8)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on September 24, 2019, 09:35:06 PM
Tim also reminded me of the story of The Adverts heading for the studio for the GGE/BT single without a producer, so they stopped off to call Larry to see if he was free. He was - and his approach was to turn up with a crate of beer!

I guess that's why the production is credited to The Adverts and Larry Wallis...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 02, 2019, 09:23:12 AM
Sad news just in... from Eddie & the Hotrods FB site:

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It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of the legendary Barrie Masters.

As you can expect, this sudden news is a huge shock to the band and family.

We welcome tributes posted to our Facebook and Twitter sites which will be passed on to Barrie's family. More news will follow.
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 02, 2019, 01:00:30 PM
That is a shock! He'll be missed.  :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on October 02, 2019, 07:00:09 PM
Very sad :(
No mention of Barrie on the national news tonight, very poor.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on October 02, 2019, 11:33:40 PM
Lovely touch at the end of tonight's Theatre of Hate gig in Leicester. The second the show finished and they said goodbye, "Do Anything You Wanna Do" came blaring out.

Nice one guys.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2019, 09:08:00 AM
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/kim-shattuck-muffs-dead-obituary-894132/
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Kim Shattuck, the singer and guitarist who co-founded and led the SoCal punk band the Muffs alongside contributions to the Pixies and NOFX, died Wednesday at the age of 56. A rep for Shattuck’s band the Coolies confirmed her death to Rolling Stone. The cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 06, 2019, 12:12:48 PM
R.I.P. Ginger Baker
https://louderthanwar.com/ginger-baker-rip-master-drummer-dies-at-80/

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One of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music, Ginger Baker, has died at the age of 80. Often called the first superstar rock drummer, Baker brought in a myriad of new influences to the form from jazz to African drumming and fully explored the possibilities of drumming – bringing it forward from the mere backbeat of his predecessors. ...

Perhaps best known for his work in Cream – with the trio being the first virtuoso rock groups formed of great players to push forward the boundaries he also had along and varied careers that saw him play with PiL, of all bands, and many other projects.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on October 12, 2019, 06:44:16 PM
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/robert-forster-dies-dead-jackie-brown-1203368514/
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Robert Forster, a prolific character actor who was nominated for an Oscar for Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” and appeared in more than 100 films, died Friday in Los Angeles of brain cancer. He was 78.

Tarantino created the bail bondsman character Max Cherry with Forster in mind, and the role netted him his first Academy Award nomination.

Most recently Forster reprised his “Breaking Bad” role as Ed in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which was released Friday, and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and in “Werewolf.”

David Lynch cast the actor with a distinctive weathered look in “Mulholland Dr.” and in the rebooted “Twin Peaks” as Sheriff Frank Truman.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Rockula on November 19, 2019, 02:02:33 PM
Rod Latter. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 19, 2019, 02:04:40 PM
Just heard it (via Maniacs FB) and was going to post it.  :(

Dave Thompson wrote a moving obituary:
https://www.goldminemag.com/blogs/spin-cycle-blogs/obituary-rod-latter-the-maniacs-the-rings-the-adverts
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Fred21 on November 19, 2019, 09:12:51 PM
Lovely tribute.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Uli on November 25, 2019, 09:54:37 AM
https://bestclassicbands.com/doug-lubahn-doors-dies-bass-player-11-24-19/

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Doug Lubahn, a bass guitarist who performed on many of The Doors’ recordings, has died at 71. The Doors announced the musician and songwriter’s death on their various social media platforms today (Nov. 24), though it appears he died on Nov. 20.

Lubahn, often credited as Douglass Lubahn, performed on many of the songs on the Doors’ Strange Days, Waiting For the Sun and The Soft Parade albums, including such classic rock favorites as “People Are Strange,” “Love Me Two Times” “Hello, I Love You.”
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: GJ on December 04, 2019, 06:17:22 PM
The legendary Bob Willis. :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: slaughterboy on December 06, 2019, 01:41:01 PM
The legendary Bob Willis. :(

Grumpy git but a great bowler
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Alan Grundy on December 10, 2019, 09:30:29 PM
Marie Fredriksson singer with Roxette died yesterday after a 17 year battle with cancer.
Not really a fan but I believe the band were named after the Wilko song.