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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #345 on: June 19, 2016, 08:43:38 PM »
Anton Yelchin.
Actor.
Freak car accident at 27 years old.

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« Reply #346 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.

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« Reply #347 on: June 30, 2016, 12:23:32 PM »
Gordon Murray Aged 96.

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« Reply #348 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.

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« Reply #349 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

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« Reply #350 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.

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« Reply #351 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
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« Reply #353 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.
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« Reply #354 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.
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« Reply #355 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

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« Reply #356 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?
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« Reply #357 on: July 22, 2016, 10:23:45 AM »
Steve who?

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« Reply #358 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"

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« Reply #359 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.