Quote: Billy Bunter @ 17th February 2020, 8:46 AM
R.I.P. Pearl Carr, age 98, second for the UK in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest, together with her husband, Teddy Johnson (who, coincidentally, was also 98 when he died in 2018) with their song "Sing Little Birdie".
The following year they were beaten in the auditions to be the UK representative by Teddy's brother, Bryan Johnson, who was then also second in the contest itself with "Looking High, High, High", which, being a patriotic child, was one of the first records I owned. That and "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" by the Chipmunks!
I remember Pearl and Teddy. My dad met them on one occasion.
I too have or had Ragtime Cowboy Joe.
Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 17th February 2020, 5:07 PM
Saddened to read about Caroline Flack. I never watched Love Island and dislike how it churns out airhead 'celebrities' but I remember her from earlier presenting and she had an agreeable personality. Tragic how she felt there was no way out. She was probably thinking how the court case is going to be in the papers every day and if she's convicted she will have a criminal record and her career is ruined but her career could have recovered with time. Strange how her fiancé is now saying he want's to be Caroline's voice even though he was prosecuting her for assault. I'm sure he's as shocked as everyone but I think her close friends and family would prefer to be her voice.
Social media with endemic trolling and verbal attacks and the ambulance chasing online tabloids must take some responsibility. If I was in the public eye I wouldn't even read any of it or join social media sites.
RIP Caroline Flack. Suicide and going to those lengths is terrible. But if a man had been accused of assaulting his girlfriend and then committed suicide there wouldn't have been the same kind of sympathy.