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Author Topic: Departed Cultural Icons - 2019  (Read 1703 times)
Banfili
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« on: December 31, 2018, 03:39:22 pm »

How long, do you think, before we start recording this year?
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 11:06:43 pm »

Here in America, we've got less than eight hours to go.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 12:39:23 am »

Here in America, we've got less than eight hours to go.

We are 12 hours in here
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Banfili
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 02:37:51 am »

11 hrs 51 mins in!
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 07:18:20 am »

30 minutes. So far, so good.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 08:08:30 pm »

Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81

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Ray Sawyer - the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the 1970s - has died, aged 81.

His wife Linda said Sawyer died "peacefully in his sleep", adding that her "heart is broken."

The band is best known for the song When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman, which was a number one hit in the UK in 1979.
(C) BBC '19
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Banfili
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 02:21:31 am »

Well, not a good start to the year - rather liked Dr Hook, in a weird sort of way.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 11:08:41 pm »

Bob Einstein, AKA Super Dave Osborne, has done his last stunt:

https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/01/r-i-p-bob-einstein/?fbclid=IwAR18PF13DiPb4EeoR_zIy6Ha_W8QIxDBSChU8RS8MMpTrJHJ6-FT_PNWpcA

The brother of Albert Brooks was known for his Super Dave Osborne stunt man character, and his appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 01:56:55 am »

"Captain" Daryl Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019) of "The Captain and Tennille" fame.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 03:51:10 pm »

Mean Gene Okerlund, the wrestling announcer, also died yesterday.
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Banfili
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 12:52:16 am »

Well, we're off to a flying start, aren't we. Showing the years here, but I sort of liked Captain & Tennille- they did well down here, & were on "Countdown" quite a few times!
I heard about Mean Jean on the radio on the way in to town yesterday. Never a fan of TV wrestling, so don't have any personal recollection, but my stepmother used to enjoy the watching the wrestling in the early to mid 70s.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 02:05:43 am »

but my stepmother used to enjoy the watching the wrestling in the early to mid 70s.

World of Sport or was it Grandstand?
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Banfili
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 01:02:41 pm »

Have no idea as I wasn't living at home! Either way, it was B&W, and I think there were only two or three channels to choose from in rural NSW.
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 09:16:13 am »

Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan's English teacher

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It is not every teacher whose death sends an entire country into mourning. But then, Major Geoffrey Langlands was no ordinary teacher and his was no ordinary life.

The tale of how a British orphan came to be Pakistan's best-loved teacher, meeting princesses, teaching prime ministers and surviving kidnap while maintaining a healthy respect for a well-shined shoe, porridge oats and the morning newspaper, could be straight out of a story book.

He was, the New York Times said in 2012, "the quintessential Englishman of old, a living relic of the Raj".

But "the major", as he was affectionately known, was more than a vestige of a bygone age. By the time of his death at 101, his devotion to education had transformed the lives of thousands of children growing up in some of Pakistan's most remote and lawless regions.
(c) BBC '19
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Banfili
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 06:10:24 am »

Aussie TV icon Jimmy Hannon, aged 84 - actor, singer, and Gold Logie winner, who appeared in dozens of programmes in a career spanning more than 30 years, especially in the late 60s and 70s. An old school performer and entertainer, and all-round gentleman.
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Banfili
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2019, 04:46:43 am »

Carol Channing, entertainer extraordinaire, 1921-2019, aged 93.
An icon who will be sorely missed.
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 12:07:39 am »

Carol Channing, entertainer extraordinaire, 1921-2019, aged 93.
An icon who will be sorely missed.

She seemed older than she really was. And then she really was.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2019, 12:38:50 am »

Carol Channing, entertainer extraordinaire, 1921-2019, aged 93.
An icon who will be sorely missed.

She seemed older than she really was. And then she really was.

Wow. I definitely did not expect her to be alive by now...
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2019, 04:26:37 am »

Carol Channing, entertainer extraordinaire, 1921-2019, aged 93.
An icon who will be sorely missed.

She seemed older than she really was. And then she really was.

Wow. I definitely did not expect her to be alive by now...

 I thought she had passed away too. 
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2019, 03:05:01 pm »

Windsor Davies: It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor dies aged 88


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Actor and star of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died.

Davies, 88, who was best known as the sergeant major in the TV series, died on Thursday, his family said.

Born in Canning Town, London, he returned to his father's home village, Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend county, when World War Two broke out.

His daughter Jane Davies said he and her mother, who died in September, left a family "who will all remember them with love, laughter and gratitude".

The couple, who were married for 62 years, had retired to France. They had five children.
(C) BBC'19
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Banfili
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2019, 12:46:40 am »

Windsor Davies: It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor dies aged 88


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Actor and star of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died.
Davies, 88, who was best known as the sergeant major in the TV series, died on Thursday, his family said.
Born in Canning Town, London, he returned to his father's home village, Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend county, when World War Two broke out.
His daughter Jane Davies said he and her mother, who died in September, left a family "who will all remember them with love, laughter and gratitude".
The couple, who were married for 62 years, had retired to France. They had five children.
(C) BBC'19

And he had a killer moustache!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2019, 05:07:44 am »


 Have just read the news. Windsor was quite an icon in NZ.  He did have a wonderful mustache and devilish diastema [ tooth gap]
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2019, 10:23:31 am »

Windmills of Your Mind composer Michel Legrand dies aged 86.

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French Oscar-winning composer and jazz pianist Michel Legrand has died in Paris aged 86, his spokesman has said.

During a career spanning more than 50 years, Legrand wrote over 200 film and TV scores, as well as songs.

In 1968, he won his first Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from The Thomas Crown Affair film.
(c) BBC '19.
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2019, 10:18:31 pm »

2019 is just like 2018, just the difficulty of getting used to writing 19 instead of 18 lol
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2019, 09:14:25 am »

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