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« Reply #285 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.

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« Reply #286 on: January 15, 2016, 02:02:26 PM »
Such a brilliant 'villain', he will certainly be missed!

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« Reply #287 on: January 18, 2016, 07:27:52 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35342699

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Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, has died aged 67.
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« Reply #288 on: January 18, 2016, 09:57:58 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35342699

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

Very sad news.

Loved Mott. RIP Buffin
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« Reply #289 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.

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« Reply #290 on: January 19, 2016, 01:17:59 PM »
Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, 67.

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« Reply #291 on: January 26, 2016, 10:11:44 PM »
Colin Vearncombe, singer of Black, 53.

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« Reply #292 on: January 29, 2016, 10:10:40 AM »
R.I.P. Paul Kantner (of Jefferson Airplane)

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-kantner-dies/
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« Reply #293 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

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« Reply #294 on: January 30, 2016, 10:42:11 AM »
Ahem definite hippy shit though

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« Reply #295 on: January 30, 2016, 12:12:04 PM »
But great - as is The Damned's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZwzOWyHtdI

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« Reply #296 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

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« Reply #297 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.

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« Reply #298 on: January 31, 2016, 01:35:31 PM »
Today.
Terry Wogan.
Frank Finlay.

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« Reply #299 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.