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#1650 Re: RIP
December 24, 2022, 06:21:27 pm
Maxi Jazz from Faithlessness. God is a DJ. RIP.

Many great memories from his music

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#1651 Re: RIP
December 24, 2022, 10:26:59 pm
Sad, RIP.


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#1653 Re: RIP
December 30, 2022, 06:13:02 am
Vivienne Westwood - a major cultural impact across something like half a century.

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#1654 Re: RIP
December 30, 2022, 09:02:38 am
Sad losses both. End of this year has finished badly.

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#1655 Re: RIP
January 08, 2023, 07:29:11 pm
Michael Dower, chief executive of Peak District National Park 1985-92. I've no idea how his tenures is viewed (including by climbers), but I thought it was quite an interesting obituary that others might want to read.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/08/michael-dower-obituary

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#1656 Re: RIP
January 09, 2023, 11:24:58 am

Michael Dower was (essentially) my dads boss during his time at the park.  Dad ran Losehill Hall and Michaels Dowers name would be mentioned a lot in the evenings.  (I'm not sure they always saw eye to eye on matters).

As you say, interesting obituary.

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#1657 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 08:12:06 am

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#1658 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 07:08:42 pm
Gutted about Jeff Beck. He knew how to find the notes between the notes - will never be another like him.

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#1659 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 07:22:03 pm
Did we miss Alan Rakine of the Associates. Influenced a lot of other musicians after he’d retired and become a music lecturer. Belle and Sabastian and Snow Patrol.

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#1660 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 07:25:52 pm
My uncle Max cowrote a few songs with Jeff and played with him in the 70's. As a kid I was fascinated by the gold disc for Blow by Blow hanging on the wall, I thought it was made from real gold!

My uncle played with a lot of the greats over the years but I think Jeff Beck was the one he had the most admiration for as a creative musician. RIP

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#1661 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 07:48:11 pm
Quote from: Wikipedia page about Dan’s uncle
In 1980 Middleton was involved with the arrangements on and played keyboards for Kate Bush's Never For Ever

 8)

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#1662 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 07:54:29 pm
Jeff, Dan's uncle, and Stevie Wonder giving it some


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#1663 Re: RIP
January 12, 2023, 07:58:40 pm
Did we miss Alan Rakine of the Associates.

I think we did, hard to believe Billy died back in 1997. I used to think they were the coolest band ever.

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#1664 Re: RIP
January 16, 2023, 06:19:29 am
Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield, among many other titles, and an inspiration to much modern British writing about nature and the countryside. This is an obituary very worth reading.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/jan/15/ronald-blythe-obituary

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#1665 Re: RIP
January 26, 2023, 07:21:41 am
Did we miss Ken Block.. rally driver with a penchant for doughnuts and a seemingly endless supply of spare tyres and GoPro cameras.

Didn't realise he was a founder of DC shoes.



Like so many extreme drivers/riders something else got him in the end.. seems he went out for a ride on his snow mobile which landed on top of him in a fall.

RIP

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#1666 Re: RIP
February 09, 2023, 06:17:03 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-64587070

Burt Bacharach. Writer of some of the best songs of our time.


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#1667 Re: RIP
February 20, 2023, 11:16:16 am
RIP Ammon McNeely

The big wall pirate, a man with a huge appetite for life, who lived on the edge. Ammon is the latest casualty of a group I used to feel very much part of, the stone monkeys of Yosemite. His passing has really made me think about how lucky I was to be around the valley in the years 1999-2010.

A lot will be said about Ammon and his character, most of it will be true to some degree. What I will remember him for will be his huge appetite for fun, his kindness and genuine love for his friends and the climbing community in general, as well as the misspent days and evenings drinking old e in and around the valley.

Make the most of the good times, in the 00’’s it felt like they would never end (they haven’t gone, they’ve just changed).
« Last Edit: February 20, 2023, 11:25:04 am by northern yob »

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#1668 Re: RIP
February 20, 2023, 01:16:45 pm
That's mad. I was randomly watching Valley Uprising again last night, and thought he was such a wad and seemed a cool guy.

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#1669 Re: RIP
February 23, 2023, 10:39:02 am
John Motson. Voice of football for me growing up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64742833

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#1670 Re: RIP
February 24, 2023, 11:53:54 am
Allen Steck, Californian climber and mountaineer, aged 97.


Photo: Kyle Sparks

Steck introduced himself to easy mountaineering and scrambling as a schoolboy pre-WW2 and, after serving in the US Navy, visited Yosemite for the first time in 1947. Another for whom this was a Damascene event. He visited Austria and the Dolomites in 1949 - possibly introducing European climbers to nylon ropes - and did the first US ascent of the Comici on the Cima Grande. With this experience he returned to Yosemite to make the first ascent of the cutting-edge Steck-Salathé Route on the Sentinel in 1950. Done big-wall style over 5 days this was, along with Salathé's Lost Arrow Chimney, the first of the Yosemite big walls to be climbed. Steck reclimbed it in his 75th year, not shabby considering it is 1500’ of burly E2/3 and a big day for most people. In between, he took part in the first major US Himalayan expedition, to Makalu in 1954, and shovelled his way for along the legendary Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan for the epic 37 day first ascent, still unrepeated despite numerous attempts. In 1969 Steck co-found Mountain Travel, probably the first US adventure travel company. With Steve Roper, he co-edited ‘Ascent’ (a precursor in style and content to Alpinist) and co-wrote ‘Fifty Classic Climbs of North America’, one the first of the climbing greatest-hits books. By all accounts he was a great cook and host. 

“We do not deceive ourselves that we are engaging in an activity that is anything but debilitating, dangerous, euphoric, kinesthetic, expensive, frivolously essential, economically useless, and totally without redeeming social significance.”




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#1671 Re: RIP
February 24, 2023, 09:24:55 pm
RIP Ammon McNeely

A good eulogy here with the customary sprinkle of Bisharat controversy https://eveningsends.com/the-last-iconoclast-ammon-mcneely/

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#1672 Re: RIP
February 25, 2023, 10:24:14 pm
Bisharat generally writes well, though obviously sometimes tries a little too hard to be interesting. I think his observations on Ammon and the shift in climbing culture are pretty accurate. I knew Ammon and his brother Gabe in a fairly loose fashion from hanging out in the valley in the early noughties. They were nice people to be around. Kind and fun, but also super motivated in a way that rubbed off on others. Ammon would have been a tour de force in any era. Massively fit, motivated and bonkers.

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#1673 Re: RIP
March 06, 2023, 07:44:55 am
Two legends of British climbing died last week - Ron James and Jimmy Marshall.

https://gripped.com/news/two-u-k-climbing-legends-died-this-week/

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#1674 Re: RIP
March 06, 2023, 12:29:37 pm
Steve Findlay, Bristol activist from my youth, father of Hazel, special-needs teacher, orchid lover, climbing guide, survivor of the Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand and a 70 footer onto his Jumars on El Cap., uncompromising in his views on chalk and many other things, loved the Australian desert and the Thai jungle, never dull, "a wild soul".

 

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