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Title: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 03, 2004, 22:24:22 PM
This is where we remember 80s singers and musicians who are sadly no longer with us.  People like...

Baltimora (aka Jimmy McShane)
(http://www.oldpop.net/musics/images/0-baltimora-tarzanboy.jpg)

Kirsty MacColl
(http://www.telecaster.demon.co.uk/images/kirsty.gif)

Falco (aka Johann Hlzel)
(http://www.falcoworld.net/Pics/posing/leather0.jpg)

Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead)
(http://ihost.it-mate.co.uk/users/andrewr232/files/divine4.jpg)

Gwen Guthrie
(http://www.spiritofhouse.com/IMAGE/gwen1.jpg)

Joe Strummer
(http://www.kultura-extra.de/musik/feull/pic/strummer.jpg)

Michael Hutchence
(http://www.inxswebpage.hpg.ig.com.br/michael_1.jpg)

Stuart Adamson
(http://www.ananova.com/images/entertainment/stuartadamsonPA340x500.jpg)

Freddie Mercury
(http://www.jellybeanproductions.i58.com/thumbnails/freddie6.jpg)

Marc Hunter
(http://www.hotshotdigital.com/WellAlwaysRemember.4/MarcHunter.Images/hunter1.jpg)

Robert Palmer
(http://www.radiomaxmusic.biz/memorial/palmer/palmer1999ny.jpg)

George Harrison
(http://www.npr.org/news/specials/harrison/harrison.jpg)

Ian Curtis
(http://www.archanthropoi.gr/images/iancurtis.jpg)

John Lennon
(http://www.johnlennon.it/beatles%20pics/lennon-interview.jpg)

Rob Pilatus
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/robpilatus.jpg)

Patrick Waite (is in here somewhere...)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp000/p082/p08272k8ke9.jpg)

Ian Dury
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/iandury.jpg)

Joey Ramone
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/joeyramone.jpg)

Dee Dee Ramone
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/deedeeramone.jpg)

Wendy O. Williams
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/wendyowilliams.jpg)

James Honeyman-Scott
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/jameshoneymanscott.jpg)

Maurice Gibb
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/mauricegibb.jpg)

Bob Marley
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/bobmarley.jpg)

Peter Tosh
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/petertosh.jpg)

Dusty Springfield
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/dustyspringfield.jpg)

Glenn Hughes
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp100/p178/p17815j2239.jpg)

Marvin Gaye
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/marvingaye.jpg)

Rob Fisher
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/robfisher.jpg)

Billy MacKenzie
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/billymackenzie.jpg)

Gene Anthony Ray
(http://www.freepgs.com/andrewr232bandp/files/geneanthonyray.jpg)

Eric Carr
(http://ihost.it-mate.co.uk/users/andrewr232/files/ericcarr.jpg)

Mel Appleby (is one of these two...)
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00005QJFE.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Alan Barton
(http://home.get2net.dk/jeanett.leblond/images/al3.jpg)

London Boys
(http://www.cruznet.net/~mrv/london_boys/imagespics/lb06.jpg)

Philip Lynott
(http://www.ozzyarmy.nu/bilder/phillynott.jpg)

Jam Master Jay
(http://www.eurweb.com/images/08292003/jam_master_jay(large-head-shot).jpg)

Michael Tachie-Menson
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/160000/images/_164380_michael300.jpg)

Jermaine Stewart
(http://ihost.it-mate.co.uk/users/andrewr232/files/jermainestewart.jpg)

Dan Hartman
(http://ihost.it-mate.co.uk/users/andrewr232/files/danhartman.jpg)

Steve Clark
(http://ihost.it-mate.co.uk/users/andrewr232/files/steveclark.jpg)

Nina Simone
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp000/p071/p07135eopfp.jpg)

Barry White
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp000/p061/p06131y5m3k.jpg)

John Entwhistle
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp100/p192/p19214h09wk.jpg)

Sam Cooke
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp100/p116/p11689ngxcg.jpg)

Bing Crosby
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp100/p117/p11774a9e2e.jpg)

Sylvester
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp100/p165/p16596ob268.jpg)

Tracy Pew
(http://home.iae.nl/users/maes/cave/pix/bnd/AATP78.jpg)

Who do you remember??


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 03, 2004, 22:32:34 PM
Nice one Andrew ...

Joe Strummer ?


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 03, 2004, 22:35:04 PM
Indeed.

I'll add photos to the gallery as names are suggested :)


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 03, 2004, 22:36:28 PM
Excellent idea !!!

makes the What are you listening to  thread less morbid .... ;D


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 03, 2004, 23:18:48 PM
And a couple more from me:

Michael Hutchence (INXS)
Stuart Adamson (Skids/Big Country)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Onehitwonder on June 04, 2004, 00:30:04 AM
marc hunter ( dragon )
robert palmer  ( self & power station )
george harrison  ( self and travelling wilburys in 80s )


is'nt it all wierd how most die rather young  ???


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 04, 2004, 07:26:08 AM
see your eyes are back OHW!!!

Does Ian Curtis qualify - Andrew?



Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: inxs on June 04, 2004, 09:08:52 AM
Robert Palmer...


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: inxs on June 04, 2004, 09:10:07 AM
That guy in Milli vanilli too...


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 04, 2004, 09:16:14 AM
All good suggestions - thanks folks.  John Lennon has also been added.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Harri on June 04, 2004, 09:48:55 AM
Patrick Waite - Musical Youth


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 04, 2004, 12:42:45 PM
Right Andrew - let's test your picture searching skills ;D

Ian Dury
Joey Ramone
Dee Dee Ramone
Wendy O'Williams (Plasmatics)
James Honeyman Scott (Pretenders)


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 04, 2004, 13:43:05 PM
All added along with Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees ;D


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 04, 2004, 13:47:46 PM
All added along with Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees ;D

nice one ;)

*digs around in dead pop stars cabinet for more obscure ones
;D


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Harri on June 04, 2004, 14:01:50 PM
All added along with Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees ;D

Not quite!

Where is Patricke Waite? ???


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 04, 2004, 14:03:48 PM
I haven't yet found a single picture of him.  It is now up to you lot to find a photo of him and submit it. ;D

Meanwhile, I'll just put on a photo of Musical Youth as a group.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Cleo on June 04, 2004, 14:26:19 PM
Bob Marley

Peter Tosh

Dusty Springfield

Glenn Hughes

Marvin Gaye

Rob Fisher


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: radiognome on June 04, 2004, 14:32:54 PM
Warren Zevon

Johnny Cash


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: SoftCell on June 04, 2004, 15:45:40 PM
It was Morrissey on the marvellous Smiths song "Paint A Vulgar Picture" who sang about the sickening greed of record companies seeking to profit over the death of rock stars.


"At the record company meeting
On their hands - a dead star
and oh, the plans that they weave," noted Moz.


I think he possibly had Marc Bolan in mind for that song.

Since Marc died in a car crash, record companies have sought to cash in with endless T Rex greatest hits albums.

It was once suggested that "Death is a good career move" - meaning that for pop stars their status as 'rock gods' grow if they die prematurely.


Billy Mackenzie, lead singer with 80's new wave band The Associates, is one guy that hasn't so far been mentioned on this thread.

Mackenzie, from Dundee, had a striking falsetto voice which he used to good effect on top 20 hits like 'Party Fears Two' and 'Club Country'.





(http://www.austrohungaro.com/hidrogenesse/arte/bmac.gif)



The precise reasons for his tragic suicide are unclear, although the earlier death of his mother was said to be one factor. Shortly before his 40th birthday, Billy became withdrawn and depressed - only venturing outside his house to walk the greyhounds that he loved.

There has since been a biography written called: "The Glamour Chase: The Maverick Life of Billy Mackenzie" ,  which I haven't yet read myself, but which may shed some light on Billy's depression.


The book can be seen at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0747536155/ref=ase_wwwlink-software-21/202-2610371-7191859 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0747536155/ref=ase_wwwlink-software-21/202-2610371-7191859)



(I know that you shouldn't really speak ill of the dead - but personally I thought that 'Divine' - who was mentioned by AndrewR on the opening post of this thread was quite dreadful as a singer. His/Her Top 40 hits "Walk Like A Man" and "You Think You're A Man" were in my opinion two of the worst records of the 1980's. I thought they were ghastly.)










Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 04, 2004, 15:49:08 PM
Fair does SoftCell - but Divine and Sylvester were part (the front?)of a large group of people who created their own little world which probably helped a lot of future bands and styles to be accepted ...

IMHO


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 04, 2004, 16:29:25 PM
His/Her Top 40 hits "Walk Like A Man" and "Think Like A Man" were in my opinion two of the worst records of the 1980's

Just got a title slightly wrong there - his biggest hit was 'You Think You're A Man' (reaching #16) 8).


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: SoftCell on June 04, 2004, 16:41:32 PM
Woops!   I made a mistake there - but the records were so bad that I've been doing my best to forget them!


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Harri on June 04, 2004, 16:52:18 PM
(I know that you shouldn't really speak ill of the dead - but personally I thought that 'Divine' - who was mentioned by AndrewR on the opening post of this thread was quite dreadful as a singer. His/Her Top 40 hits "Walk Like A Man" and "Think Like A Man" were in my opinion two of the worst records of the 1980's. I thought they were absolutely ghastly.)

Although the tracks weren't brilliant, I don't think I'd go as far as to say they were ghastly.
There is some worse stuff around at the moment!!


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 04, 2004, 16:54:39 PM
Gallery updated with suggested names

(Those who had hits in the 80s anyway ;D)


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Andy Pandemonium on June 04, 2004, 21:58:55 PM
Excellent thread, Billy Mackenzie will be always special to me , if i had to pick my fave song from the 80s i wld defo pick "party fears 2" by "the Associates" he is very sadly missed.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Anj on June 04, 2004, 22:35:00 PM
What about a mention for Gene Anthony Ray (Leroy in Kids from Fame) who sadly died not too long ago.   :'(

He featured on the Kids from Fame singles 'Hi Fidelity', 'Starmaker' and anothe one I can't quite recall, but I did actually buy all the singles.  Must dig the old 45s out tomorrow! ;D


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 04, 2004, 22:46:46 PM
Good idea - thanks Anj.  He's been added to the gallery :)


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Onehitwonder on June 05, 2004, 09:47:58 AM
real shame about Maurice Gibb , could'nt believe it when that happened !  :'(

ummm,

eric carr  ( kiss )   though peter criss was better.


* just waits for the " who's next to die prediction thread " to come up !...lol  ;D .... :-\  .....surely not !  .... :o


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 06, 2004, 16:40:46 PM
Just added 4 new photos:

Melanie Susan Appleby (of Mel & Kim)
Alan Barton (Black Lace)
The London Boys
Philip Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

If the gallery gets much bigger I will put it on my website instead!!


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: machofairy on June 07, 2004, 08:00:31 AM
Someone who died recently .... I cannot remember his name nor his nicname/band. However, they are a UK rap act. His hit had the classic line...

"is he a yankee, no I'm a Londoner"


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: PG_Tips on June 07, 2004, 11:07:38 AM
That was Rebel MC and 'Street Tuff'.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 07, 2004, 11:12:40 AM
As far as I'm aware, Rebel MC is still alive.  I'll check up on that though.

Photo of Jam Master Jay (Run DMC) has been added.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: machofairy on June 07, 2004, 13:28:08 PM
Ok, with the band name, I found this out..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/167209.stm


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: machofairy on June 07, 2004, 13:29:35 PM
Also, dont forget Linda Mccartney, who was an "esential" part of Paul's band


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: machofairy on June 07, 2004, 13:39:51 PM
And a few more:
Jermaine Stewart:  "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off,"
Dan Hartman: "I can dream about you" "Instant Replay"
Steve Clark: Guitarist from def Leppard


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 07, 2004, 15:01:09 PM
I have updated the gallery.  Sadly Linda McCartney can't be included as she didn't have any hits (herself or with Wings) in the 80s.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Anj on June 07, 2004, 20:40:41 PM
Just added 4 new photos:

Melanie Susan Appleby (of Mel & Kim)
Alan Barton (Black Lace)
The London Boys
Philip Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

If the gallery gets much bigger I will put it on my website instead!!

I didn't know Alan of Black lace was dead.  When and how did he die?  I met Black Lace in Blackpool in 1985 or 86.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 07, 2004, 20:42:22 PM
He was killed in a car crash in 1995, shortly after joining the group Smokie.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Anj on June 07, 2004, 20:47:06 PM
Thanks for that Andrew.

Its really sad when you look at the gallery of people who died young :'(

Life is definitely 2 short!  :(


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: machofairy on June 08, 2004, 06:52:19 AM
Thanks for maintaining this thread. Here's a few more..

Nina Simone -  has hit in 87 with My Baby just Cares for me
Barry White - err.. I think he had hits in the 80s...
Bobby Hatfield - Righteous Bros - not sure he had an 80s hit
John Entwistle (The Who)
Sam Cooke - Wonderful world
Bing Crosby - Has hit with Bowie in 1982
Andy Gibb


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Viscount Discount on June 08, 2004, 08:11:51 AM
Really a late 70s artist but he was still going in the 80s I think you should add Sylvester of You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) fame.

Also Tracey Pugh ("the paunchy cowboy") of The Birthday Party. Nick Cave's first band.


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 08, 2004, 19:09:09 PM
The gallery has been updated with those who had 80s hits (including Sam Cooke and Bing Crosby who died in the 60s and 70s respectively).

Thanks for contributing folks. :)


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: machofairy on June 09, 2004, 07:18:58 AM
A few more ...

Karen Carpenter - I think they had a 1981 hit ... touch me when we're dancing.
Frank sinatra - Didnt he have a mids 80s hit with NY, NY?
Bernard Edwards (Chic) & post- 1986 Duran Duran, I think...
Level 42 member who died from Aids... can anyone remember the name?


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Onehitwonder on June 13, 2004, 11:12:46 AM
Really a late 70s artist but he was still going in the 80s I think you should add Sylvester of You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) fame.

are we talking about SYLVESTER of 83' ...the differance between "good and bad speaker"  test song,lol ...of " do you wanna funk "  :o    ...i liked that song !  :'(  


and completely agreeing with ANJ here on her last.....it's scary,but also pretty wierd...why so many ,so young.   ???


Title: Re:R.I.P.
Post by: Andy Pandemonium on June 13, 2004, 13:45:12 PM
in reply to the person who thought the rebel mc is dead, he isnt , wot you are thinkin of is that the song "street tuff" was credited to "Double trouble" featuring the rebel mc! and it was someone who was in doube trouble that died a few years back, his name i cant recall sorry.


Title: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cam on August 30, 2004, 10:35:54 AM
Laura Brannigan has died of a brain aneurysm aged 47.

Another sad death  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Onehitwonder on August 31, 2004, 08:25:21 AM
what happened to R.I.P no.1.....i had to put entry into ' MUSIC HEAVEN CLAIMS ANOTHER " ? this one was'nt around yet !



; PLEASE NOTE ..THIS POST HAS BEEN MODIFIED to contradict below quote !


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on August 31, 2004, 08:26:11 AM
what happened to V.I.P no.1.....i had to put entry into 80's music ? this one was'nt around yet !

RIP .. surely ::)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Onehitwonder on August 31, 2004, 08:29:45 AM
oh my god ( bit blotto tonight ) fpml ...can't believe i did that ...ok what about a vip that is r.i.p  (http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/yabbse/Images/General/rolleyes.gif)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on August 31, 2004, 08:31:38 AM
oh my god ( bit blotto tonight ) fpml ...can't believe i did that ...ok what about a vip that is r.i.p  (http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/yabbse/Images/General/rolleyes.gif)
lol

you missed the s from fpmsl ....
fpmsl

VIP RIP works ;)

I think that the first RIP thread is now RIP ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Onehitwonder on August 31, 2004, 08:36:53 AM
oh for god sake ! ..now i've missed the 's' as well....(http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/yabbse/Images/General/rolleyes.gif)  ...yeah ,im going real well !

but why did the first R.I.P section go in the first place ?  ..gee's after all these post's i finally made it in english


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on August 31, 2004, 08:46:22 AM
oh for god sake ! ..now i've missed the 's' as well....(http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/yabbse/Images/General/rolleyes.gif)  ...yeah ,im going real well !

lol

but why did the first R.I.P section go in the first place ?  

- i think that it was using up host space because of all of the pics ?

..gee's after all these post's i finally made it in english

- well done! have another drink ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Karnataka on September 16, 2004, 07:52:29 AM
As the previous RIP thread appears to be locked, apologies for starting a new one but just wanted to mention that Carl Wayne (The Move & latterly The Hollies) and Jonny Ramone both passed away during the last week or so.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on September 16, 2004, 08:01:04 AM
Hi Karnataka - there is a RIP v2 thread already - I have merged your thread into that one and will make it "sticky"

;)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on September 16, 2004, 08:11:18 AM
And both RIP threads will be merged when the gallery is finished ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: SoftCell on September 16, 2004, 12:18:49 PM
Laura Brannigan has died of a brain aneurysm aged 47.


Sad news, Cam.

I thought her 1984 track "Self Control" was excellent. (It reached number 4 in the UK charts.)

"Gloria" (perhaps her most famous record) wasn't a bad song either. 'Gloria' reached number 6 in the UK charts in 1982, and was a very big hit in her native USA, reaching number 2 in the American charts.

She has died at the very young age of 47 in her home at New York.


R.I.P   :(





Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Karnataka on September 20, 2004, 16:12:42 PM
He probably wasn't much of a singer but Brian Clough's gone too.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: andrea on September 21, 2004, 09:02:20 AM
Brian Clough was a great bloke-told it like it is.Will be sadly missed by many.RIP and god bless x x x x


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Vauxhall Victor on October 26, 2004, 14:35:20 PM
Just read on the net that DJ John Peel has died of a heart attack whilst on holiday in Peru.

Very sad.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on October 26, 2004, 14:42:25 PM
Just read on the net that DJ John Peel has died of a heart attack whilst on holiday in Peru.

Very sad.

Yes - very sad.

Without him, we might not have heard of The Undertones and many other punk and indie bands from the late 70's /early 80's


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on October 26, 2004, 15:06:15 PM
I think his influence went far beyond that Shy. He was sort of at the masthead of virtually every musical trend from 1966 to 1990-ish.

RIP John.  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on October 26, 2004, 15:10:30 PM
I think his influence went far beyond that Shy. He was sort of at the masthead of virtually every musical trend from 1966 to 1990-ish.

RIP John.  :'(

Mine was a slightly personal perspective ;D




Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on October 26, 2004, 15:16:12 PM
I used to stay up late on a school night to listen to Peelie in the late 70s/early 80s and tape his show.

Of course, the country town I grew up in never had a shop that sold the cool music that he played, but nevertheless it was an eye-opener for me.

Darn it, I'm off to play the first Fall album in tribute.  8)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on October 26, 2004, 15:18:10 PM
Just read on the net that DJ John Peel has died of a heart attack whilst on holiday in Peru.

Very sad.
Yes - very sad.

I agree :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: NOC on October 26, 2004, 20:47:50 PM
I am deeply saddened by "Peely's" death..he was a legend on the radio!

I remember he played such a varied mix of music on his show, and sounded so laid back all the time!

Jonzun Crew- Space Is The Place i heard for the first time on his show, along with loads of indie/new wave stuff..

a sad day for all music fans...  


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Rude on November 08, 2004, 23:09:33 PM
On the other locked topic somebody was forgotten.
Frank Zappa!

and also the leadsinger from the Gratefull Death


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cleo on December 28, 2004, 14:46:38 PM
I'd say that's a negative...


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: quongle on December 28, 2004, 15:25:50 PM
sorry, i've been told i'm not allowed to advertise on here, so for the record Gary Numan MAY HAVE GOT HIS BREAK ON THE PEEL SHOW BUT JUST FORGET I EVER SAID IT. IS THAT Ok MODERATOR?
Dude, just let it go and enjoy the site and the folks.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: SPAWN on January 13, 2005, 22:56:56 PM
I didnt realise until last night that former CHIC & POWER STATION drummer TONY THOMPSON died less than two months after Robert Palmer,his former band mate in the Power Station.

He sadly died of cancer aged 48.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Monty007 on January 27, 2005, 14:05:07 PM
Frank Tovey
aka
Fad Gadget

08.09.1956 - 03.04.2002

Returned "Back to Nature",
a cherished man,
sadly missed by us all.



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: walvis on February 24, 2005, 00:40:59 AM
We should ad Alan Murphy of Level 42 to the list. He died of aids october 29 1989.


(http://level42.150m.com/gallery/alan1.jpg)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: blob2 on March 05, 2005, 16:51:45 PM
I will add Patty Donahue, lead singer of The Waitresses.  They did the songs "I Know what Boys Like" and "Christmas Wrapping."  She died in 1996 of cancer at age 40.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: SPAWN on March 06, 2005, 14:09:42 PM
I have just read that Tommy Vance has died from a stroke at the age of 63.
R.I.P


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: SimonLeBrit on March 06, 2005, 16:28:28 PM
Tommy Vance dead .... oh dear...

We should spare a thought for Edwin Collins ..currently in a coma with a brain aneuryism.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: RON on March 06, 2005, 16:57:34 PM
another one of the great DJs ever has gone . Tommy Vance was a GOD of the radio . He was a no-nonsence type of guy who just loved music . One of the few DJs that promoted rock music while most others were happy to play it safe with more mainstream kinds of music . he will be sadly missed , and with the loss of John Peel not long ago we have lost 2 DJs that will be hard to replace . RIP both of them .


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Andy Pandemonium on March 28, 2005, 11:54:29 AM
Crowded house drummer Paul Hester has sadly taken his own life!!!


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on March 28, 2005, 11:57:09 AM
Crowded house drummer Paul Hester has sadly taken his own life!!!

Yes - OHW just told me .. happened in Melbourne.

Link here http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12681207-29277,00.html

OHW ;)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Simn L Brit on March 28, 2005, 12:19:58 PM
I noticed the Paul Hester RIP in his Sig last night , Im quite shocked.


Perhaps Andrew can open up the gallery to add his picture alongside that of another Drummer whose abscence from there has been noted the late great Pete De Freitas of EATB , fame.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Simn L Brit on April 24, 2005, 14:47:45 PM
He wasnt much of a singer but John Mills the actor passed away yesterday aged 97 I think he deserves an honorable mention.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on April 24, 2005, 15:40:36 PM
His grandson certainly knocked ou the odd tune though .....  :)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: icemaidnrebix on June 26, 2005, 20:53:56 PM
Just heard breaking new that Richard Whitely of Countdown fame has just died, he was 61...he had heart surgery last week and developed pneumonia...he'll be a sad loss I know he's nothing to do with 80's pop but hey..worthy of a mention somewhere


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on June 26, 2005, 22:05:20 PM
Just heard breaking new that Richard Whitely of Countdown fame has just died, he was 61...he had heart surgery last week and developed pneumonia...he'll be a sad loss I know he's nothing to do with 80's pop but hey..worthy of a mention somewhere

RIP :o


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: RM! RMR on July 09, 2005, 05:42:54 AM
Singer Ron Tabak of the Canadian band Prism. He was originally fired from the band in 1981 and in 1984, he succumbed to a brain hemhorrage caused by a bicycle accident :(

(http://www.jimvallance.com/01-music-folder/images-for-music-pages/images-music-pages/img-prism-ron-tabak-ron.jpg)

Prism were very successful in Canada with 7 albums 1977-1983, but they sadly did not become internationally successful. They did reach the US top 40 though with the song Don't Let Him Know in 1982, which was the first Prism song to feature new vocalist Henry Small


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: RM! RMR on July 11, 2005, 17:08:35 PM
How about Eria Fachin?  She was a Canadian who in 1988 hit international stardom with her club smashes Savin' Myself and I Hear A Symphony.  In the mid 90's, she passed away from Cancer


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on January 31, 2006, 16:47:35 PM
RIP Benny Hill's 'straight man' Henry McGee  :(


 Henry McGee, the actor best known as the stooge in the Benny Hill TV show, has
died at the age of 77, his agent confirmed today.
 McGee spent 20 years in various roles as Benny Hill's on-screen partner.
 He also became known to millions when he was cast alongside the Honey Monster
in the Sugar Puffs TV commercial.
 McGee's agent Lynda Ronan said the London-born actor had been suffering from
Alzheimer's.
 She said: "Henry McGee died on Saturday at the age of 77. He been diagnosed
with Alzheimer's and had been in a nursing home for the last six months."
 McGee came from a theatrical family dating back to an 18th Century actress,
Kitty Clive.
 "I couldn't understand why they did it," he once confessed. "I thought they
must be barmy.
 "They would be talking about it all the time and everything they were talking
about was a disaster. It was the last thing I wanted to do."
 But he changed his mind after finishing his National Service as a radio
operator in the Royal Navy and pondering what job to do next.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on April 05, 2006, 20:24:30 PM
Three RIPs today. (Not all today of course ...)

Gene Pitney - great singer, great songs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4879576.stm

Martin Gilks - The Wonderstuff, a fine Black Country band

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4877120.stm

Nikki Sudden - Lovers of the bizarre should check out the Sewell Maps stuff. It's like an alternate universe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4854338.stm

Sad losses all.  :'(



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on May 06, 2006, 13:49:13 PM
Another 80s performer I discovered is dead is Miki Zone.

Who? You ask. 

He was the singer and writer of Man2Man v Man Parrish's 1986 hit Male Stripper.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shreddie on May 06, 2006, 13:53:28 PM
June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters

R.I.P

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4905016.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on May 08, 2006, 20:25:01 PM
Grant McLennan of the Go-Betweens

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4984002.stm

 :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: luckynickd on November 28, 2006, 07:55:26 AM
Goodby Pop Pickers

Alan "Fluff" Freeman

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2940413.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on November 28, 2006, 08:21:53 AM
Goodby Pop Pickers

Alan "Fluff" Freeman

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2940413.stm

Shame  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Lord Villa on November 28, 2006, 16:30:44 PM
Alan Freeman, the former Radio One DJ dies today, Loved listening to his show throughtout the 80s, pop pickers, will be sorely missed

RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Wham Bam on November 28, 2006, 16:32:45 PM
Not 'arf


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Onehitwonder on February 27, 2007, 20:37:52 PM
R.I.P  Billy Thorpe  (http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/billy-thorpe-dies/2007/02/28/1172338656660.html)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on March 08, 2007, 14:18:25 PM
I was shocked to discover recently that Ofra Haza died six years ago (of Aids).


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Wham Bam on March 08, 2007, 14:22:06 PM
John "I'm free" Inman died today


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Onehitwonder on March 08, 2007, 23:54:16 PM
awww that's sad ..... i thought he was hilarious in " are you being served " ( i love watching that more now , than i did few years ago ? ) watched as even as recent as saturday 

R.I.P    Mr. Humphries  - thats a shame  :-\

got to see Wendy Richard talking about the loss too  ( so thats what she looks like now )  :-\ 

* quickly goes off to the " i once had the hots for " section to make a deletion   ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on March 16, 2007, 01:15:28 AM
gareth hunt- he of avengers and shaking the coffe beans fame (no that's not a euphamism guys!) died yesterday


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on July 17, 2007, 07:45:16 AM
Kelly Johnson, lead guitarist of Girlschool, passed away 2 days ago.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shreddie on July 29, 2007, 19:48:57 PM
Mike Reid - not 80s pop but hey .........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6921549.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on July 29, 2007, 20:13:14 PM
He'll Runaround no more ...  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on July 29, 2007, 20:20:23 PM
He'll be giving them the runaround wherever he is

RIP Mike


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: luckynickd on July 29, 2007, 20:22:08 PM
oh dear...goodbye Mike RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: andrea on July 29, 2007, 20:30:52 PM
That's so sad  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: This Charming Man on July 29, 2007, 20:36:07 PM
Mike Reid - not 80s pop but hey .........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6921549.stm
My thoughts are with Pat, Ricky and the rest of the Butcher family at this sad time.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: luckynickd on July 29, 2007, 20:39:16 PM
Mike Reid - not 80s pop but hey .........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6921549.stm
My thoughts are with Pat, Ricky and the rest of the Butcher family at this sad time.


has anyone told his trollop of a daughter who got banged up and went to live in Paris - i think she's a crack head leg spreader - no wonder he popped his clogs


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shreddie on August 06, 2007, 12:28:05 PM
Lee Hazlewood

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6933162.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6496567.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on August 06, 2007, 19:13:42 PM
 :'(  go to the 'Duets' thread in 80s pop and you'll see how much I rate Lee. Fabulous and very funny man.


I only found out recently that John McGeoch, guitarist with Magazine; Siouxsie & the Banshees and Visage died in 2004.  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on August 06, 2007, 21:42:22 PM
I only found out recently that John McGeoch, guitarist with Magazine; Siouxsie & the Banshees and Visage died in 2004.  :'(

And I only found out recently that Izora Rhodes Armstead, one half of the Weather Girls, also died in 2004.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: This Charming Man on August 06, 2007, 21:50:01 PM
And I only found out recently that Izora Rhodes Armstead, one half of the Weather Girls, also died in 2004.
Yeah, I heard that too.

Apparently a man fell on her head.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: BobToo on August 10, 2007, 20:23:32 PM
Anthony Wilson

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6941392.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6941392.stm) :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: luckynickd on August 10, 2007, 20:30:41 PM
where would we be now, without this man's input into indie music in the UK...some of it was crap but we may never have heard some of best music of the 80's without him...thanks for the memories Tony


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on August 10, 2007, 20:38:35 PM
Seconded. I never understood why he constantly allowed himself to be portrayed as a naff buffoon. The man had an ear for a choon.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shreddie on August 10, 2007, 21:50:04 PM
Awww no!  R.I.P Tony  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on August 10, 2007, 23:56:15 PM
Shame :(

Another good guy bites the dust ....


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on August 20, 2007, 12:56:51 PM
Anthony Wilson

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6941392.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6941392.stm) :'(

He's being buried today. An 'unhappy monday' all round.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on September 06, 2007, 06:57:10 AM
Pavarotti (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/06/wpavarotti206.xml)  RIP

Not a Fan of the Opera type stuff



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on September 10, 2007, 22:00:47 PM
again not 80's pop but the Body Shop was very big in the 80's...Anita Rodthingy died at 6pm this eve of a brain haemorrhage


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shreddie on September 10, 2007, 22:05:04 PM
No way!  :o

R.I.P


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cleo on September 10, 2007, 22:08:00 PM
Noooo....  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on September 10, 2007, 22:10:13 PM
i know  :(-  i didn't realise she was 64- thought she was younger   

real shame she sold out in the end but that doesn't negate all the huge amount of good work she did over the years...


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cleo on September 10, 2007, 22:22:55 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6988343.stm

Sold out in the end? ???



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on September 10, 2007, 22:27:51 PM


Sold out in the end? ???



selling the company to L'Oreal who still test on animals :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cleo on September 10, 2007, 22:31:40 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ethicalbusiness/story/0,,1987696,00.html

Interesting that they didn't ask the question about animal testing though.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on September 10, 2007, 22:34:44 PM
i didn't realise about the Nestle connection!  :o


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on September 14, 2007, 23:11:56 PM
Bobby Byrd, who most of you may not have heard of, has died. 

As James Brown's right-hand man he's probably best known as the bloke who says: "Yeah!" in JB's track Sex Machine.

However he was a very talented performer on his own. Check this funky masterpiece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGnSliywZFk&mode=related&search=

Incidentally his daughter is Carleen Anderson of the Brand New Heavies.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on September 24, 2007, 14:38:01 PM
absolutely nothing to do with 80's music  ::) but i thought it was worth a mention-

Marcel Marceau (sp?) died yesterday aged 84

 :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

i think that says it all!  :2funny:


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: luckynickd on September 24, 2007, 20:08:46 PM
Anthony Wilson

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6941392.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6941392.stm) :'(

He's being buried today. An 'unhappy monday' all round.

anyone see the documentary about Factory the other night (BBC34 or something)...the whole story from the early days up until the Hacienda and Factory went tits up...really good apart from concentrating on Joy Division, not that there's anything wrong with JD, but other Factory groups like Cabaret Voltaire never got a mention...


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on September 24, 2007, 22:20:54 PM
It was on again tonight.  I had to snort at Anthony Wilson's contention that from 1976 to 1996 Manchester was THE music capital of the world. Was it by 'eck!  ::)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Tim85 on October 09, 2007, 12:42:29 PM
Yeah that was a big loss but we will remember her !!!


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on October 11, 2007, 00:46:44 AM
Her?  ::)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on October 23, 2007, 12:06:46 PM
Paul Raven, the bassist of Killing Joke, has died.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7056986.stm

The man behind such classic bass riffs as 'Eighties'.

RIP Raven.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: luckynickd on October 25, 2007, 17:53:03 PM
a very underrated band and a sad day for alternative 80's fans... :-\


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on December 03, 2007, 13:04:31 PM
mainly 70's, i know but still an icon i remember from the 80's- Evel Knievel died on sat  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on December 03, 2007, 15:19:56 PM
mainly 70's, i know but still an icon i remember from the 80's- Evel Knievel died on sat  :(

Yes, I heard that too.    The horrible thing is, I thought he had died years ago!!   :-[ :-\


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on December 12, 2007, 23:19:22 PM
Ike Turner (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7141489.stm) died today.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on December 12, 2007, 23:41:56 PM
Ike Turner (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7141489.stm) died today.

oh! hadn't heard that! not the nicest man to have ever lived but you can't take away the sound he helped create  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on December 13, 2007, 00:25:10 AM
Very true.

Ike wrote what is regarded as the first ever rock and roll song, Rocket 88, in 1951!  :o


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on December 31, 2007, 12:35:33 PM
RIP one of the last reasonable DJs on Radio One.   :(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7165356.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Liljagare on March 04, 2008, 07:58:26 AM
Jeff Healey has passed as well (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/03/obit.healey.ap/index.html)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on March 10, 2008, 13:59:46 PM
I think we may have missed (certainly I don't remember seeing anything here about it) the sad death of producer Colin Thurston last year.

He produced such 80s strandards as Duran Duran's Rio, Kajagoogoo's White Feathers and the first two Human League albums. (OK, the first one was 79)

He also produced Lust For Life by Sir Igbert Pop.  O0

RIP Colin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Thurston


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on March 20, 2008, 19:15:18 PM
Not really music related but Brian Wilde, who starred in Last Of The Summer Wine and Porridge, died today - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7306954.stm.

Also, actor Paul Scofield died yesterday - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7306378.stm.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cam on September 27, 2008, 15:18:13 PM
Paul Newman has died at the age of 83,

BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7639614.stm)

He had a good run though, I hope I make it to at least 83.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cleo on September 27, 2008, 15:31:18 PM
Sad news that. A fabulous actor. :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: juicefm on September 27, 2008, 19:23:36 PM
Sheeet, only just found this out.

Sad news for sure, RIP Mr Newman  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on September 28, 2008, 08:26:37 AM
Sad news about Mr Newman.....only his age kept fluctuating on the news from 82 - 83?!?!?!?


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on October 17, 2008, 17:36:52 PM
RIP Levi Stubbs (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7677004.stm) of the Four Tops.  Just one original member still alive now.



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on November 16, 2008, 21:56:01 PM
Not really music related but Reg Varney (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7732403.stm) died today.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Cam on November 16, 2008, 22:12:32 PM
That's sad, one of the real old school comedy greats. On the Buses was a regular on TV when I was young.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on November 17, 2008, 06:44:01 AM
Sad news -blmey can't belive he was 92!


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: juicefm on November 17, 2008, 07:00:11 AM
RIP Reg - Good Innings though.....

*Related note: Was reading that the other guy Bob Grant (Jack Harper) commited suicide  :-\

Didn't know that..


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on December 08, 2008, 13:12:13 PM
Bob Spiers, who directed many a 70's and 80's comedy program has died today aged 63..

He was involved with, amongst others, Dad's Army, Are you being served, Fawlty Towers, The Comic strip presesnts..., French and Saunders, A bit of Fry and Laurie and Ab Fab.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on December 09, 2008, 12:26:56 PM
to continue my Merry posts...  :(

Oliver Postgate, the genius behind many classic childrens TV programmes such as Ivor the Engine, The Clangers, Noggin the Nog and Bagpuss has died aged 83... :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Vauxhall Victor on December 14, 2008, 23:11:32 PM
Kathy Staff - Known to many as Nora Batty in 'Last Of The Summer Wine', she also played Mrs. Blewitt in 'Open All Hours' - both sitcoms written by Roy Clarke. She was 80. R.I.P.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: juicefm on December 15, 2008, 05:42:26 AM
Kathy Staff - Known to many as Nora Batty in 'Last Of The Summer Wine', she also played Mrs. Blewitt in 'Open All Hours' - both sitcoms written by Roy Clarke. She was 80. R.I.P.

Oh no!

R.I.P Kathy  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on December 15, 2008, 08:23:41 AM
RIP Those Saggy Stockings


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: juicefm on December 26, 2008, 08:33:25 AM
RIP  Eartha Kitt

Link:- Eartha Kitt Dead At 81.... (http://www.stuff.co.nz/4803685a1860.html)


(http://bp1.blogger.com/_O3EReeyhL84/SBj_h-cc4-I/AAAAAAAAAcM/uCIbvHfGt6c/s200/Eartha-Kitt-1953a.jpg)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on December 26, 2008, 10:16:35 AM
Off To the Kitty Litter Tray in the Sky

RIP  Catwoman


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on January 06, 2009, 20:19:24 PM
Ron Asheton, one of the founder members of The Stooges died today. He was 60.

*edit

apparently he didn't die today but his body was found at his house today. It's thought he died of a heart attack on NYE..  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on January 09, 2009, 15:05:35 PM
Dave Dee from classic 60s band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch has died of cancer aged 66


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on January 18, 2009, 13:06:15 PM
Tony Hart, presenter of Take Hart and creator of Morph has died today aged 83  :'(



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Mrs P on January 18, 2009, 15:34:33 PM
they may all be gone but will never be forgotten ,their legacy will live on in our memories  :angel:


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on January 18, 2009, 15:36:10 PM
Noo, not Tony Hart!!  :( :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: juicefm on January 18, 2009, 15:44:52 PM
T.R.U.E  legend, what a sad loss indeed.  :'(

I used to watch Take Hart and Hartbeat pretty religiously, and was mesmerized by Tony's drawings and creations, there was a special magic and quiet dignity about that programme that was just another world compared with today's TV tripe.
I wish I had a tenth of the natural talent that man had.

Maximum Respect to Tony Hart.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w64/frostilacus/CopyofLighter_Venda.gif)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on January 18, 2009, 17:14:30 PM
well said, Flash

quiet dignity sums him up very well, another great gone  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on February 26, 2009, 19:31:25 PM
Wendy Richards... Pauline Fowler in Eastenders and Miss Brahms in Are you being Served? died last night  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on February 26, 2009, 19:33:43 PM

Heard it on the news earlier.

Very sad.  Wasn't a boig fan of the Pauline charcter, but I did like Miss Brahms!    :)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: bigbaldbloke on February 26, 2009, 19:43:20 PM
Couldn't stand Fowler, but Brahms was the source of many a littlebaldbloke's fantasies. RIP.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on February 26, 2009, 20:52:41 PM
but Brahms was the source of many a littlebaldbloke's fantasies. RIP.
Don't think your Alone the LBB  ;D

RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on May 05, 2009, 23:11:48 PM
Not music related but comedy actor Dom DeLuise (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8035035.stm) died a couple of days ago.  Worthy of a metntion I thought - I like several of the films he appeared in (or provided voices for).


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on June 01, 2009, 13:06:21 PM
Danny La Rue has died, he was a regular on the Jersey cabaret scene in the 1980's..

Rest In Petticoats


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Wham Bam on June 02, 2009, 15:34:04 PM
Danny La Rue has died, he was a regular on the Jersey cabaret scene in the 1980's..

Rest In Petticoats

Ditto that


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: andrea on June 02, 2009, 19:22:48 PM
Awww my great nanny was a big fan of his/hers and even went to see him in concert RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Mrs P on June 04, 2009, 17:52:05 PM
David Carradine of kung fu fame found dead in hotel room in bangkok  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Liljagare on June 06, 2009, 21:17:58 PM
David Carradine of kung fu fame found dead in hotel room in bangkok  :(
But how he died seems even stranger  ???


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on June 26, 2009, 05:39:40 AM

Farrah Fawcett     :'(

US actress Farrah Fawcett has died aged 62 following a long-running battle with cancer.

Her long-time partner, Ryan O'Neal, was said to have been at her bedside when she died.

O'Neal led the tributes to his late partner, saying: "After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away.

"Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."

The former Charlie's Angels star's battle against illness had been the focus of a moving documentary released just weeks before her death.

The actress was given the last rites on Wednesday at her hospital bed in Los Angeles.

Her publicist, Allen Miller, wrote on the actress's official website: "I am sorry to say our Farrah has passed to a better place and left the pain and confines of her bed behind. She is free to be the woman we all knew and loved. So few have touched so many."

The Texas-born actress rose to fame in the 1970s through the highly successful Charlie's Angels. Fawcett played the role of Jill Munroe in the detective series, winning a People's Choice Award in the process.

Her fame was confirmed through the sales of posters depicting the actress in a one-piece red swimming costume, a picture which adorned the walls of many teenage boys' bedrooms in the late 1970s. She also won female fans as a result of her hairstyle, with the "Fawcett do" a popular request at hairdressers of the time.

Her career post-Charlie's Angels included a performance as a battered wife in the TV movie The Burning Bed, a role for which she received an Emmy Award nomination. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for the movie version of the controversial off-Broadway play Extremities.



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on June 26, 2009, 06:29:02 AM
MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on July 01, 2009, 21:16:25 PM
RIP Mollie Sugden (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8129617.stm)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on July 01, 2009, 21:21:28 PM
RIP Mollie Sugden (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8129617.stm)

 :'(


i can't type what i was about to..possibly feline related  :-X  ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: andrea on July 01, 2009, 21:26:41 PM
She was funny in'Are you being served' RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on July 02, 2009, 05:32:10 AM

I liked old Molly, she was lovely.    :(

Goodbye Mrs Slocombe and her girl thingy.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on July 02, 2009, 06:50:05 AM
Night night Molly

Bless her And her girl thingy...cat


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Mrs P on July 02, 2009, 18:53:36 PM
farewell mrs slocombe ,another one to be sadly missed


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on August 06, 2009, 21:24:33 PM
noooooooo, Renato of 'Save your love' fame has died aged 69  :'(

will we be hearing this song on the radio as much as Thriller now?!  ::)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on August 06, 2009, 22:09:12 PM
double noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

it is not a good day for 80s fans...

John Hughes, the director of so many 80s classics like The Breakfast Club, has died

 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(



Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Denmark on August 07, 2009, 22:13:52 PM
"Mink De Ville "is dead

(http://deville.galeon.com/w12b.jpg)


I will post his biggest hit later


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on August 07, 2009, 22:22:03 PM
RIP John Hughes and Willy DeVille :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Denmark on August 07, 2009, 22:24:36 PM
Willy DeVille :(
Yes,he change his name from Mink to Willy :)


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on August 08, 2009, 08:54:41 AM
Shame - maybe they'll re-release Spanish Stroll O0


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: AndrewR on August 13, 2009, 22:54:14 PM
RIP Les Paul (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8200385.stm).


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on August 13, 2009, 23:02:42 PM
Another Genius years Ahead of the rest

God Bless you Les Paul

Don't think music Would Be the Same Without the Les Paul influence Over the years


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Viscount Discount on September 11, 2009, 03:26:23 AM
A quintuple round up of the recently and not so recently carked.

RIP Jake Brockman - the 'fifth Bunnyman' and cohort of Julian H Cope esq http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8234908.stm

RIP Michael Viner of the Incredible Bongo Band. His bongo-tastic cheesy listening creation provided the beats for some of early hip hop's greatest moments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Viner

RIP for two former NME stalwarts Steven Wells AKA Susan Williams AKA Swells AKA Seething Wells and cartoon uber-hero Ray Lowry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Lowry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Wells

Also, a few years ago, but very sad to hear retrospectively about this as I used to know the bloke and once supported his band (at the Railway Arms, Templecombe fact fans) Davey Goldsworthy of Yeovil C86 supergroup The Chesterfields

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chesterfields


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on September 15, 2009, 01:02:02 AM
R.I.P Patrick Swayze, who has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer

"nobody puts baby in a corner"   :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Liljagare on September 15, 2009, 04:48:48 AM
R.I.P Patrick Swayze, who has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer

"nobody puts baby in a corner"   :'(
You know, even though he had cancer and everyone knew he would die sooner than later..it still kind of shocks me that he died :(


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on September 15, 2009, 05:11:26 AM

RIP Patrick   :(   very sad news.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Pin on September 15, 2009, 07:04:25 AM
RIP Patrick


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on September 15, 2009, 10:08:12 AM
RIP Patrick

Also RIP Keith Floyd - great cook and great drinker in the 80's O0


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: StrangerWithin on September 15, 2009, 10:50:05 AM
RIP Patrick

Also RIP Keith Floyd - great cook and great drinker in the 80's O0

Shame on both counts.

I thought Patrick Swayze made a few good films but I thought his TV drama North & South was probably the best thing he was in.

As for Keith Floyd, major loss. He was one of the first TV chefs to add a bit of humour into what he was doing and as Shy said, he liked his sauce!


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Liljagare on September 15, 2009, 16:00:58 PM
Agreed with everything above about Floyd. He was awesome..they still show repeats of his show here. At least it seemed as if he enjoyed life.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: obsdoc on September 15, 2009, 18:20:55 PM
Poor old Keith.........always made me laugh with his "ah to hell with it" attitude!


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Mrs P on September 15, 2009, 18:45:52 PM
R.I.P Patrick Swayze , brill actor ,even better dance ,nomore gyrating hips  :angel:


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Wham Bam on September 19, 2009, 19:35:04 PM
I thought Patrick Swayze made a few good films but I thought his TV drama North & South was probably the best thing he was in.


 O0 Not many people remember this series, but I first "fell in crush" (at the grand old age of 9) with Mr Swayze when he starred in this.

I re-watched the first season last year and still enjoyed it, the second one was a bit rubbish though!


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: Shytot on September 26, 2009, 13:21:48 PM
Troy Kennedy Martin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0448392/), writer of Z Cars, Kelly's Heroes, The Italian Job, The Sweeney, Edge of Darkness and several others.

His brother wrote Juliet Bravo and The Chinese Detective.


Title: Re: R.I.P. V2
Post by: snappycat on October 14, 2009, 16:57:38 PM
ok, not 80s but very relevant

Al Martino, who had the first EVER UK no.1 hit single 'Here in my heart' in NOv 1952 has died

tbh i didn't realise he was still alive!  :-[  ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on November 16, 2009, 15:34:48 PM


Edward Woodward  :'(

Veteran actor Edward Woodward has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed.

The Croydon-born star had been suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia, and died in hospital, said Janet Glass.

Woodward is most famous for his roles in the cult 1973 horror film The Wicker Man, alongside Christopher Lee, and US TV series The Equalizer.

Ms Glass said he had been ill for several months and passed away surrounded by members of his family.

The actor, who lived in Hawker's Cove near Padstow, died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on December 03, 2009, 22:33:58 PM
RIP Maggie Jones, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8391523.stm

Also RIP songwriter/musician Eric Woolfson - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8392805.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: dava on December 04, 2009, 11:41:30 AM
Dam Busters star Richard Todd dies aged 90.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8394812.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Viscount Discount on February 16, 2010, 15:34:28 PM
From My Sharona to his carcoma!  :(

Knack man dies

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8515729.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on February 16, 2010, 21:25:03 PM
From My Sharona to his carcoma!  :(

Knack man dies

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8515729.stm

RIP :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: tlsmith1963 on February 19, 2010, 23:31:45 PM
RIP Maggie Jones, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8391523.stm

Also RIP songwriter/musician Eric Woolfson - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8392805.stm

I loved his son Peter in the series Crusade.  Edward appeared in an episode.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on March 04, 2010, 19:25:49 PM
RIP Fred Wedlock (http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/music/newsid_8549000/8549709.stm)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on March 04, 2010, 21:50:19 PM
he swings no more  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on March 10, 2010, 15:23:00 PM
just heard that Corey Haim has died aged 38..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8560246.stm

another little part of me is gone...


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on March 10, 2010, 16:42:20 PM


I just saw that too, Snaps.

So sad.   I loved the Lost Boys   :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on April 03, 2010, 02:07:40 AM
John Forsythe who played Blake Carrington in Dynasty (and the voice of Charlie in Charlie's Angels) has died aged 92



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on April 03, 2010, 12:41:18 PM
That's sad...having said that,he was 92 and has got to work with some very beautiful women over the years so he had a good life


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Rubikscube on April 08, 2010, 18:34:06 PM
Former Sex Pistols manager Malcom McLaren dies at 64

BBC Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Denmark on April 08, 2010, 19:10:22 PM
What ?????





Also him

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cOgcPM23L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Cazenove :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on April 08, 2010, 20:16:56 PM
Former Sex Pistols manager Malcom McLaren dies at 64

BBC Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm)

Unbelievable! :( :-\


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on April 08, 2010, 20:23:36 PM
Former Sex Pistols manager Malcom McLaren dies at 64

BBC Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8610423.stm)

RIP :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on April 08, 2010, 21:55:50 PM
Such sad news x


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on April 08, 2010, 22:03:51 PM
can't quite believe it yet..

he's one of those people you thought would live forever  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on April 08, 2010, 22:08:06 PM
.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Denmark on April 08, 2010, 22:20:04 PM
Dont you care about  Cazenove ?

He was a great actor


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on April 08, 2010, 22:33:25 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/norfolk/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8610000/8610038.stm


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on April 08, 2010, 23:32:43 PM
Dont you care about  Cazenove ?

He was a great actor

Not since Three Men And A Little Lady................. :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on April 09, 2010, 08:10:45 AM


RIP Malcolm   :-\ :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on June 07, 2010, 10:51:08 AM
Ronnie James Dio died on May 16th aged 67 . He was the lead singer with ELF , RAINBOW and BLACK SABBATH as well as a solo performer . He enjoyed a lot of success in the 80s
releasing 5 solo albums as well as his work with the above mentioned bands . R.I.P to a legend .


                                                     http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jun/01/ronnie-james-dio-memorial


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Shreddie on June 07, 2010, 16:19:09 PM
Stuart Cable: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7145377.ece


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on June 07, 2010, 21:04:50 PM
Oh dear,how sad!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on June 22, 2010, 08:56:45 AM
Chris Sievey alias Frank Sidebottom -
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/10370480.stm

Probably better known in the NW of England - but everyone will remember his tune with the unfeasibly long title anfd the change of title so as not to offend the virgin Megastore girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0hk5d5703M





Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on June 23, 2010, 20:00:55 PM
Chris Sievey alias Frank Sidebottom -
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/10370480.stm

Probably better known in the NW of England - but everyone will remember his tune with the unfeasibly long title anfd the change of title so as not to offend the virgin Megastore girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0hk5d5703M

I remember this well!! North-West Rule!!
 
I better this is the only song in the world which has loads of Record Label names?
I know if I am wrong someone will tell me otherwise!!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on July 11, 2010, 20:23:37 PM
RIP Sugar Minott (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/11/AR2010071102466.html)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on July 25, 2010, 03:51:18 AM
a true sports legend of the 80's...R.I.P Hurricane Higgins  :(

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/jul/24/alex-higgins-hurricane-dies-cancer



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on July 25, 2010, 07:40:40 AM

Just seen that on the news - very sad     RIP Mr Higgins           :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on July 25, 2010, 09:11:54 AM
A long Career Fraught With Controversy

RIP "Hurricane"


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on July 25, 2010, 19:25:23 PM
Very sad news


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on July 25, 2010, 21:29:18 PM
RIP :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on September 17, 2010, 16:07:37 PM
RIP Alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11344531


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on September 17, 2010, 20:36:15 PM
RIP Alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11344531

Awwww I love Hot Hot Hot,and Long Time


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on September 17, 2010, 21:19:19 PM
Awwww I love Hot Hot Hot,and Long Time

Let me guess, five dollar? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on October 05, 2010, 06:47:34 AM
More 60's  But

RIP Norman Wisdom

Thank you for many years of Laughter


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on October 05, 2010, 09:59:25 AM
More 60's  But

RIP Norman Wisdom

Thank you for many years of Laughter

Thats a real shame :(

He was a genuinely nice fella from what I saw of him in interviews.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on October 05, 2010, 10:15:41 AM
An amazing man and superb comic talent , R.I.P Norman   . The laughter will never die  ;D :star:


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on October 06, 2010, 21:18:50 PM
RIP Sir Norman,he had a very good innings,still tapdancing in his 80s


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on October 07, 2010, 07:44:42 AM


What a wonderful man Sir Norman was  :)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Viscount Discount on October 08, 2010, 11:38:33 AM
I wonder if he called out "Mr Grim-Reaper-'sdale" at the end, as he did one last comedy fall.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Harri on October 20, 2010, 16:38:53 PM
RIP Tom Bosley (Happy Days Dad, Mr Cunningham)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Shytot on November 29, 2010, 08:58:18 AM
Just read that Bernard Matthews died late last week.

Also Leslie Nielsen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11860014 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11860014)

We need to get him to a hospital fast
A hospital - what is it?
Pneumonia .... :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on November 29, 2010, 10:16:13 AM
Also Leslie Nielsen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11860014 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11860014)

Sad news - I love the Naked Gun films :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on December 30, 2010, 23:20:32 PM
R.I.P Bobby Carroll, the man who taught Milli Vanilli all they know!


"ohhh, those Russians!"


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: swift on December 31, 2010, 11:00:02 AM
In Russia too!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Viscount Discount on January 01, 2011, 10:34:41 AM
R.I.P Bobby Carroll, the man who taught Milli Vanilli all they know!


"ohhh, those Russians!"

I hate to quibble, but Farrell...


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on January 04, 2011, 20:22:38 PM
R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty http://news.stv.tv/scotland/218229-baker-street-songwriter-gerry-rafferty-dies-in-hospital/ :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on January 04, 2011, 20:34:00 PM
Also Mick Karn - http://www.mickkarn.net/ :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on January 04, 2011, 21:00:12 PM
Also Mick Karn - http://www.mickkarn.net/ :(

That is a huge loss :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on January 04, 2011, 22:16:21 PM
What a sad day!!!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on January 04, 2011, 22:16:48 PM
R.I.P Bobby Carroll, the man who taught Milli Vanilli all they know!


"ohhh, those Russians!"

I hate to quibble, but Farrell...

i've got a broken arm, one handed typing is not so easy when i try and use capitals!  :P


truly sad news about Mick Karn  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: swift on January 05, 2011, 02:14:25 AM
RIP Gerry Rafferty.. he of Baker Street fame!!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: steveh31 on January 21, 2011, 20:19:16 PM
I didn't have time to go through all 18 pages on here so sorry if they have been mentioned but when researching my charts I found out the London Boys died in 1996 I loved "Requiem".


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on January 21, 2011, 21:48:38 PM
I didn't have time to go through all 18 pages on here so sorry if they have been mentioned but when researching my charts I found out the London Boys died in 1996 I loved "Requiem".

not sure that both of them died? but i agree Requiem is a fantastic song  :)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: steveh31 on January 21, 2011, 21:51:43 PM
They were both killed in the same car crash on the way to a skiing holiday in January 1996 there partners died but their children survived.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on January 21, 2011, 21:55:53 PM
really?  :o

wow  :(

also slightly shocked they weren't actually gay!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: dava on January 21, 2011, 22:10:18 PM
Quote from: snappycat link=topic=1865.msg376646#msg376646 date=1295646953

also slightly shocked they weren't actually gay!
[/quote

i thought they where bent as nine bob notes.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on January 22, 2011, 07:42:05 AM


Looks like your "quoting" has gone a bit bent there Dava!     :2funny:     :P


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Viscount Discount on January 30, 2011, 22:58:27 PM
RIP Gerry Rafferty.. he of Baker Street fame!!

I heard he had been buried in the same graveyard as Ronald McDonald and Heath Ledger.

Clown's to the left of him, Joker's to the right...






I'll get me coat....   


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on January 31, 2011, 02:41:40 AM
RIP Gerry Rafferty.. he of Baker Street fame!!

I heard he had been buried in the same graveyard as Ronald McDonald and Heath Ledger.

Clown's to the left of him, Joker's to the right...






I'll get me coat....   


 :2funny:  O0


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on January 31, 2011, 15:12:30 PM
RIP John Barry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp4CR2HcHLQ


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: J.R. on January 31, 2011, 20:31:39 PM
Yeah, wow! There's a guy whom almost everyone has heard a song from!!!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on February 06, 2011, 18:14:49 PM
R.I.P. Gary Moore http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12377862 :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on February 06, 2011, 18:33:09 PM
R.I.P. Gary Moore http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12377862 :(

I've just seen this on sky news , can't believe it . I saw him support Whitesnake a few years ago . Parisian walkways will always be a classic . R.I.P


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Denmark on February 06, 2011, 22:10:05 PM
This is one of the best i think.


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1z30o_gary-moore-empty-rooms_music



 :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on February 06, 2011, 22:39:23 PM
very sad news  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Denmark on February 08, 2011, 00:31:41 AM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/music/3394698/Thin-Lizzy-star-Gary-Moore-found-dead-in-hotel-room.html

Booze.



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on February 08, 2011, 00:52:58 AM
..that is from the S*n tho..anymore reputable sources?!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Denmark on February 08, 2011, 17:08:25 PM
..that is from the S*n tho..anymore reputable sources?!
Well,i dont really know much about The Sun :)

I just remember it from the 80s with Sam Fox. ::)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: David on February 09, 2011, 10:57:55 AM
BBC confirmation - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12377862

Is that any more reputable for you Auntie Snaps?


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on February 09, 2011, 21:07:03 PM
thank you, young man!  :P


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on March 05, 2011, 22:41:36 PM
R.I.P. Johnny Preston (http://www.kfdm.com/news/johnny-41760-southeast-pop.html), mainly a 50s/60s artist but I used to quite like his hit "Running Bear" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3meEmDpaDU). :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on March 15, 2011, 18:29:16 PM
Smiley Culture :o :o :o

Info Here (http://news.aol.co.uk/uk-news/story/smiley-culture-dies-in-police-raid/1660297/?icid=main|uk-ws-bb|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.co.uk%2Fuk-news%2Fstory%2Fsmiley-culture-dies-in-police-raid%2F1660297%2F)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on March 15, 2011, 18:32:21 PM
Smiley Culture :o :o :o

Info Here (http://news.aol.co.uk/uk-news/story/smiley-culture-dies-in-police-raid/1660297/?icid=main|uk-ws-bb|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.co.uk%2Fuk-news%2Fstory%2Fsmiley-culture-dies-in-police-raid%2F1660297%2F)

Heard this earlier on!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on March 15, 2011, 23:50:50 PM
Smiley Culture :o :o :o

Info Here (http://news.aol.co.uk/uk-news/story/smiley-culture-dies-in-police-raid/1660297/?icid=main|uk-ws-bb|dl1|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.co.uk%2Fuk-news%2Fstory%2Fsmiley-culture-dies-in-police-raid%2F1660297%2F)

Heard this earlier on!

R.I.P. :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on March 16, 2011, 04:27:07 AM
weird goings on..self inflicted wounds during a drugs raid?  ???


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on March 16, 2011, 07:18:39 AM
weird goings on..self inflicted wounds during a drugs raid?  ???

Perhaps he didn't want the "police officer no ask me no question"?


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Viscount Discount on March 18, 2011, 21:37:46 PM
Don't forget Jet Harris out of The Shadows too.

His wasn't during a drugs raid though...



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on March 22, 2011, 12:41:16 PM
R.I.P. Loleatta Holloway (http://spinningsoul.com/2011/03/riploleatta/) - the singer whose (uncredited) vocals were used on Black Box's 1989 hit "Ride On Time".


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on March 23, 2011, 15:29:16 PM
R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12833100)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on April 20, 2011, 07:52:51 AM


RIP Elisabeth Sladen


Sarah-Jane Smith   :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on April 26, 2011, 21:29:43 PM
Not 80's I know but according to tinternet - Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex) - died yesterday!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on April 26, 2011, 22:19:42 PM
Not 80's I know but according to tinternet - Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex) - died yesterday!

Yep, I'm not really familiar with her work but sad to hear all the same. :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on April 27, 2011, 02:39:41 AM
Not 80's I know but according to tinternet - Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex) - died yesterday!

just saw that too  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on May 01, 2011, 21:20:22 PM
R.I.P. - Henry "splash it all over" Cooper - just heard


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on June 08, 2011, 17:34:54 PM
Roy Skelton,

Died on June 8th 2011, aged 79, provided the voices for many characters, notably Zippy and George, the much-loved puppets in the popular childrens television show Rainbow; he was also one of the original Daleks in Dr Who.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 08, 2011, 23:06:46 PM
Roy Skelton,

Died on June 8th 2011, aged 79, provided the voices for many characters, notably Zippy and George, the much-loved puppets in the popular children’s television show Rainbow; he was also one of the original Daleks in Dr Who.

Sad news. :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on June 12, 2011, 00:38:59 AM
R.I.P. Darryl Pandy, vocalist on "Love Can't Turn Around", a hit for Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk in 1986 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-L1aoHiRN0

He also had a much smaller hit in his own right the same year with "Animal Magnetism" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQQgenAINPE


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on July 23, 2011, 20:17:48 PM
Again not 80's but Amy Winehouse - What a real waste!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: luckynickd on July 24, 2011, 05:41:33 AM
ditto Diva.

feel for the family and friends left behind



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on July 24, 2011, 15:16:50 PM
ditto Diva.

feel for the family and friends left behind



Indeed


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: andrea on July 31, 2011, 21:34:50 PM
Just watching Amy winehouse-A Tribute.What a crying shame,such a waste of a talent


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: luckynickd on August 01, 2011, 20:25:52 PM
Also Mick Karn - http://www.mickkarn.net/ :(

That is a huge loss :(

i know this is old news but i couldn't believe this...i was listening to some tracks in the car when my mate said "it was a shame" and i didn't know what he was talking about. 

RIP Mick - a legend in my CD collection  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on August 04, 2011, 08:32:02 AM
Not music but Bubba Smith who played Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies has died aged 66 . They think it was natural causes . R I P


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on August 04, 2011, 09:45:10 AM
Not music but Bubba Smith who played Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies has died aged 66 . They think it was natural causes . R I P

Sad news, I like most of the Police Academy films :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on August 23, 2011, 08:39:49 AM
Nick Ashford has died at the age of 70 . With his wife Valerie Simpson he wrote hits such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough and Chaka Khans I'm Every Woman before having a hit in their own right with 1984s Solid . RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on August 28, 2011, 01:12:34 AM
R.I.P. Esther Gordy Edwards (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14676193)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on October 15, 2011, 23:09:42 PM
R.I.P. Betty Driver (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15320895), best known for playing the role of Betty Williams on Coronation Street.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on October 16, 2011, 07:39:58 AM

 :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on October 16, 2011, 09:02:06 AM
May Betty's Hotpots Rest in Peace


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on October 30, 2011, 00:00:24 AM
R.I.P. Sir Jimmy Savile (http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16099015) :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on October 30, 2011, 05:48:50 AM



Found his manner a bit annoying, but couldn't fault him on his charity work.   Still sad though.  :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on October 30, 2011, 06:29:41 AM
i'm slightly shocked, logged in expecting to see a load of comments about the man who started and ended TOTP...RIP you strange man


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on October 30, 2011, 09:55:25 AM
RIP Sir Jimmy



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on January 06, 2012, 19:53:50 PM
Bob Holness (83)

Can I Have An R.I.P Please Bob


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: dava on January 06, 2012, 21:34:59 PM
loved b/busters back in the day. RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on January 06, 2012, 21:46:11 PM
RIP Bob. :(

I always enjoyed watching Blockbusters when I was younger, and also Call My Bluff in the late 90s.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on January 07, 2012, 10:35:42 AM


So sad, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy.  Always looked like he loved what he did.

Sad news indeed.    :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on February 12, 2012, 08:36:05 AM
Believe it or not, Whitney Houston! :o

48 years old with a shed load of talent and wound up going the same way as so many other great performers.

FYI WH was never my bag so to speak but her vocals and song writing ability were superior to many of her generation.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on February 12, 2012, 09:36:15 AM
R.I.P. Whitney :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on February 12, 2012, 10:29:36 AM


So sad.  She had the most amazing voice - her and Karen Carpenter had the best singing voices ever).  Went the same way as so many other talents though.  :(

Truly shocking.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on February 12, 2012, 11:37:44 AM
Another sad loss to entertainment


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Wingtipvortex on February 12, 2012, 12:57:34 PM
I heard it on the radio today,  i am shocked!!  What a shame.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on February 12, 2012, 13:16:57 PM
Huge Talent - would wipe the floor with many so called acts these days!
RIP Whitney!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on February 23, 2012, 08:01:30 AM
Frank "It's A Cracker" Carson Died aged of 85 after losing a battle with stomach cancer



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on February 26, 2012, 01:07:48 AM
RIP - Another Northern Comedian has passed away Ken Goodwin to that great comedy club in the sky!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on March 26, 2012, 01:09:04 AM
he of the infamous TOTP cock up involving Dexys Midnight Runners..

R.I.P Jocky Wilson


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on May 05, 2012, 08:36:55 AM
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch aka MCA has died , I wasn't a big fan of theirs but I did like Fight for your right to party . RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on May 05, 2012, 16:07:22 PM
but I did like Fight for your right to party . RIP


And collectively we thank you for your efforts Ron O0


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on May 08, 2012, 20:29:21 PM


Blimey, he can't have been very old?  :o


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on May 17, 2012, 23:48:53 PM
Donna Summer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18109654 :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on May 18, 2012, 00:26:17 AM
all those who love 80's music owe a great deal to that lady

R.I.P  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on May 18, 2012, 06:14:22 AM
RIP Donna



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on May 18, 2012, 09:07:18 AM
What a tragic loss :(

Its a shame that for the prolific recording artist that she was most people only know her for I Feel Love and yet she recorded so many other great songs. The unforgettably funky Bad Girls, the spine tingling cover of State of Independence and classics like Dinner with Gershwin.

Add to that the fact that 63 really is no age to die in this day and age it just adds to the tragedy of it.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on May 18, 2012, 10:51:17 AM
State of Independence is one of the best songs ever . RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on May 19, 2012, 02:32:25 AM
What a tragic loss :(

Its a shame that for the prolific recording artist that she was most people only know her for I Feel Love and yet she recorded so many other great songs. The unforgettably funky Bad Girls, the spine tingling cover of State of Independence and classics like Dinner with Gershwin.

Add to that the fact that 63 really is no age to die in this day and age it just adds to the tragedy of it.

hey..i remember her for the stockaitkinandwatermantastic "this time i know it's for real"! (which was still a great song, despite their best efforts)



another Great gone to Disco Heaven


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on May 21, 2012, 00:18:05 AM
RIP Robin Gibb

Lost His Battle Against the Big C


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: snappycat on May 21, 2012, 05:21:15 AM
2 disco legends in a week  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on May 21, 2012, 17:44:22 PM
I know More 70's But We All remember them

The Raleigh Chopper Designer Alan Oakley
Also Past Away today Also After A long Battle Against the Big C


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on May 21, 2012, 23:08:48 PM
R.I.P. Robin :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on May 26, 2012, 05:22:03 AM

Bloody hell, been a bad week for the 70's icons.

Loved Donna Summer's songs


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: dava on July 28, 2012, 18:08:12 PM
Coronation Street actor Geoffrey Hughes


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on July 28, 2012, 22:54:11 PM
R.I.P. Geoffrey :(

I only know him from Keeping Up Appearances.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: obsdoc on July 29, 2012, 06:43:22 AM


RIP Eddie/Onslow/ Twiggy.

I always thought he was wonderful whatever character he played.   :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on September 01, 2012, 22:51:05 PM
RIP Max Bygraves http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19450696


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on September 02, 2012, 09:17:36 AM
RIP Max


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on September 02, 2012, 10:27:52 AM
RIP Hal David


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on September 02, 2012, 21:09:35 PM
RIP Hal David

RIP :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: swift on September 03, 2012, 08:53:06 AM
One of the best!


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: StrangerWithin on September 07, 2012, 16:14:24 PM
Terry Nutkins left us today after a nine month battle with leukemia. :(

He worked at Woburn Safari Park back in the day shortly before I started there.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on September 07, 2012, 19:17:19 PM
Bless you Terry And RIP


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on September 07, 2012, 20:41:12 PM
RIP Terry :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on September 27, 2012, 22:50:53 PM
RIP Andy Williams (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19729630) :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on September 28, 2012, 18:00:21 PM
They say it comes in Three's:
RIP - Andy Williams

RIP - John Bond

RIP - Herbert Lom

Bless 'em!



Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on September 30, 2012, 11:45:31 AM
RIP Frank Wilson - Singer and Producer

"Do I Love You" Great Northern Soul Classic


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on December 05, 2012, 23:36:52 PM
RIP Dave Brubeck


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on December 09, 2012, 22:10:11 PM
RIP Sir Patrick Moore (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939) :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: DIVA NO1 on December 12, 2012, 13:33:35 PM
RIP Ravi Shankar

(all these RIP's from me - makes me look like I trawl the Obiturary columns in the papers or something)

:)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on April 08, 2013, 16:04:21 PM
The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher

Love her or Hate Her 

May She R.I.P (Rust in Peace)


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on July 20, 2013, 20:03:44 PM
R.I.P. Mel Smith - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390982 :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on October 27, 2013, 22:05:35 PM
RIP Lou Reed (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24697765) :(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: Pin on August 13, 2014, 07:07:33 AM
RIP Robin Williams

A Sad and tragic Loss indeed, A Man With So Many Faces, But Nobody Saw the Sad Face That took Him Away  :'(


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: ac427 on August 13, 2014, 13:50:39 PM
If we are on to actors and actresses.

Lauren Bacall
James Garner
Eli Wallach


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: dava on August 23, 2014, 19:59:12 PM
RIP my wife,wed 23/5-died 16/8.
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
i will miss you babe. xxxxx


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: RON on August 23, 2014, 22:48:05 PM
I don't know what to say other than I'm very sorry for your loss Dava.


Title: Re: R.I.P.
Post by: AndrewR on January 11, 2016, 20:14:31 PM
David Bowie
1947 - 2016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35278872

Still the only musician I have ever seen perform live.

RIP :( :(