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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #420 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/
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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.”
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« Reply #421 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.

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« Reply #422 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.
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« Reply #423 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.
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« Reply #424 on: February 27, 2017, 01:30:53 AM »
Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP - oldest MP:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39099489

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« Reply #425 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.

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« Reply #426 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/
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« Reply #427 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.

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« Reply #428 on: March 16, 2017, 10:11:11 AM »
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« Reply #429 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.

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« Reply #431 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
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« Reply #432 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.

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« Reply #433 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

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« Reply #434 on: April 07, 2017, 11:40:33 PM »