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« Reply #540 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
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« Reply #541 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
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« Reply #542 on: March 19, 2019, 01:39:49 PM »
Bernie Torme - who could punk it up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b2dIpsDVr4
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« Reply #544 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.
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« Reply #545 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.

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« Reply #546 on: March 20, 2019, 12:15:02 PM »
Sounds it! That's quite a line up!!!
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« Reply #548 on: March 27, 2019, 03:41:09 AM »
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« Reply #549 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. :(

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« Reply #550 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.
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« Reply #552 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.
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« Reply #553 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.
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