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« Reply #630 on: April 27, 2020, 11:09:52 PM »
You may not know her name, but Jenny Clack was the palaeontological genius instrumental in working out when and how vertebrates first moved onto the land. She has died of cancer aged 72: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01217-8

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« Reply #631 on: April 28, 2020, 11:47:34 AM »
Spanish sport commentator, Liverpool and Rep of Ireland footballer Michael Robinson.

A very good player as I recall.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52455424
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« Reply #632 on: May 04, 2020, 05:10:29 PM »
Very sad news  :'(

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We are deeply and profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of keyboard legend Dave Greenfield on the evening of 3rd May 2020. Following a stay in hospital for heart problems, Dave tested positive for the Covid-19 virus last Sunday but he sadly lost his battle last night. Dave had been an ever present in the band since joining in late 1975 and his keyboard wizardry was world-renowned over his 45 year career in The Stranglers. Dave was a lovable, friendly and eccentric character who always had time to chat.

We have received the following tributes from Dave's fellow band members JJ, Jet and Baz as well as Sil the band's manager:

“On the evening of Sunday May 3rd my great friend and longstanding colleague of 45 years, the musical genius that was Dave Greenfield, passed away as one of the victims of the Great Pandemic of 2020. All of us in the worldwide Stranglers’ family grieve and send our sincerest condolences to Pam.” - JJ Burnel

“We have just lost a dear friend and music genius, and so has the whole world. Dave was a complete natural in music. Together, we toured the globe endlessly and it was clear he was adored by millions. A huge talent, a great loss, he is dearly missed.” - Jet Black

“We lost a true innovator, musical legend, and one of my dearest friends today. The word genius is bandied around far too easily in this day and age, but Dave Greenfield certainly was one. We stood together on the same side of the stage for 20 years, laughed, joked and shared our lives in the way that only band mates can. I'll miss him forever. Our thoughts and hearts are with his wife Pam, and to the millions of fans who worshipped at his altar, he'll never be equalled.” - Baz Warne

“We are all in shock, Dave was a kind, generous soul who had time for anyone and everyone and it has been my privilege to have known him as both a close friend, his tech and manager for over 40 years. Our thoughts are with Pam at this sad time” - Sil Willcox

He is survived by his wife Pam and we ask you to respect Pam's privacy at this very sad time.

Fly straight Mr G, fond adieu xx
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« Reply #633 on: May 04, 2020, 06:27:37 PM »
I am genuinely shocked by this. A great loss.

Bloody virus.
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« Reply #634 on: May 04, 2020, 06:50:18 PM »
Feel shaken. It's a Joe Strummer/John Peel/Lou Reed moment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52537293
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« Reply #635 on: May 04, 2020, 09:41:45 PM »
very sad, seen the Stranglers a few times and really admired him as a keyboard player.

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« Reply #636 on: May 04, 2020, 11:20:31 PM »
The first non-C-19 story I've seen at the top of the BBC's 'Top Ten News Story' list for WEEKS.
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« Reply #637 on: May 05, 2020, 07:57:03 AM »
But not mentioned on the BBC news last night!

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« Reply #638 on: May 05, 2020, 11:18:03 AM »
Plenty of mentions this morning on the radio. I suspect that there is a lag on non-C-19 stories as the newsrooms are clearly operating on minimal staff and no one was available to compile the appropriate footage.

I wonder what they'll do? A final 'tribute' show and call it quits I reckon.
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« Reply #640 on: May 06, 2020, 01:22:42 PM »
Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 73

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52557332
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« Reply #641 on: May 06, 2020, 05:27:01 PM »
Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 73

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52557332
What a great record that was. Florian Schneider from Kraftwerk who I never got, has also departed.

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« Reply #642 on: May 06, 2020, 07:07:13 PM »
Bloody Hell!

Florian and Dave Greenfield in same week?!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52564281

Bloody cancer.
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« Reply #643 on: May 09, 2020, 03:58:37 PM »
The king is dead, Little Richard checks out, 87.

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« Reply #644 on: May 09, 2020, 04:19:14 PM »
THIRD rock'n'roll keyboard great in a week!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52601228

Surely the original glam rocker?
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