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#1675 Re: RIP
March 06, 2023, 12:51:33 pm
Oh, I'm really sorry and shocked to see that. I took my firsts steps into climbing in 1978, serving my apprenticeship down the Gorge. I'm never knew them well but we (me and my climbing mates from school) looked at Steve, Nipper and all that crew (including you Duncan) with a kind of awe. And what a fantastic Crags cover you've linked to - I remember it well.


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#1676 Re: RIP
March 06, 2023, 01:14:58 pm
Amazing shot that, thanks Duncan. Anyone climbing in and around Bristol owes a debt to Steve Findlay, RIP

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#1677 Re: RIP
March 07, 2023, 11:30:19 pm
Gary Rossington, last man standing from original line up of Lynyrd Skynyrd
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/mar/07/gary-rossington-obituary
And of course, this

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#1678 Re: RIP
March 08, 2023, 12:17:59 pm
Gary Rossington, last man standing from original line up of Lynyrd Skynyrd
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/mar/07/gary-rossington-obituary
And of course, this


Sad news, they all lead a right life & suffered tragedy.

This live version of this song is brilliant, RIP.

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#1679 Re: RIP
March 25, 2023, 09:46:05 am
Gordon Moore, Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel founder, author of Moore's Law setting out a (largely fulfilled) vision of exponential increases in computing power. Heard of him or not, he changed all our lives.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/mar/25/gordon-moore-intel-co-founder-who-predicted-rise-of-the-pc-dies-at-94

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#1680 Re: RIP
March 31, 2023, 01:31:46 pm
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pe-teacher-who-survived-aberfan-26596125

Howell Williams, one of the Pantglas teachers passed away recently.

My family grew up in the Rhondda, some of their childhood friends were only alive because of the actions of the teachers and other school staff that day.

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#1681 Re: RIP
April 13, 2023, 08:07:16 pm

 A very sad loss to the world of BMX, especially for older UK riders like me.

https://digbmx.com/dig-this/in-memory-craig-stevens

Also a shocked to hear of the passing of a the rising Irish WRC driver.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/65265759

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#1682 Re: RIP
April 14, 2023, 08:29:01 am

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#1683 Re: RIP
April 22, 2023, 07:47:38 pm
Iíd never hear of Mark Stewart before reading a couple of obituaries this week. Seems like a fascinating character.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/apr/22/how-mark-stewart-set-the-tone-for-post-punk-protest-music


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#1684 Re: RIP
April 22, 2023, 08:45:55 pm
Stewart was a key agitator in Bristol of the 80s and 90s, with the Pop Group and solo. Seeing him with the original Maffia at the Trinity Centre in 1982 was an ear-opening moment. They played this:



When I persuaded the registrars Jerusalem was a secular anthem, not a Christian hymn, so could be included in our non-religious marriage ceremony I didnít have The Last Night of the Proms in my mind.


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#1685 Re: RIP
April 22, 2023, 08:54:04 pm
Somehow Iíd not heard of him before. Well that would have been an interesting gig.  Punky William Blake-Lee Scratch Perry crossover. Cool!

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#1686 Re: RIP
April 23, 2023, 12:15:29 pm
Stewart was also one of the first people to introduce hip-hop to these shores.  He was in NYC in 1979 and spent all his time taping hip hop radio shows then brought the tapes back to Bristol where they all got copied and circulated.

So cool you went to those shows in the 80ís Duncan and had Jerusalem played at your wedding.

I remember a brilliant On-U Sound/Tackhead/Mark Stewart and the Mafia gig at Sheffield Poly in Ď89. Very loud !

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#1687 Re: RIP
April 25, 2023, 04:37:35 pm
Harry Belafonte.

Possibly best known for popularising Calypso music in the Ď50s and Ď60s, but should probably be remembered for his significant contributions to the civil rights movement.

Helped organise the 1963 march on Washington, best remembered for Martin Luther Kings ĎI have a dreamí speech.

And the episode of the muppet show he featured on was apparently Jim Hendonís favourite.


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#1688 Re: RIP
April 25, 2023, 04:47:31 pm
Paul O Grady, Barry Humphries, Len Goodman, not been great for "light entertainers" recently.

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#1689 Re: RIP
April 26, 2023, 08:59:15 am
Harry Belafonte.

A towering figure in US cultural and social history. It's well worth reading some of the obituaries, esp. in the US papers.

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#1690 Re: RIP
May 02, 2023, 04:44:12 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-65455240

Gordon Lightfoot. Songs I know so well they are almost like background themes to my life.

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#1691 Re: RIP
May 19, 2023, 08:37:14 am

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#1692 Re: RIP
May 19, 2023, 09:06:52 am
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/may/19/andy-rourke-bassist-for-the-smiths-dies-aged-59

Andy Rourke. Can't believe how young he was.

That's really sad.  His bass on 'Barbarism Begins at Home' immediately springs to mind. RIP.

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#1693 Re: RIP
May 19, 2023, 09:19:10 am
Amazing playing on just about every track. Soundtrack to my late teenage years.

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#1694 Re: RIP
May 20, 2023, 10:35:38 pm
Martin Amis. Fantastic writer.

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#1695 Re: RIP
May 20, 2023, 10:53:22 pm
Wow - so many great people, what a damn shame.

Barry Humphries was a seriously funny guy. There's a Youtube clip of one of Clive James's chat shows, featuring Barry and Peter Cook, from the 1980's. One of the funniest things I've ever seen.

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#1696 Re: RIP
May 20, 2023, 11:30:55 pm
Aarg !
Pete Brown who wrote a lot of the lyrics for Cream.

 

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