The all in one consolidated RIP thread Page 37

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john tregorran

  • Wednesday 19th February 2020, 7:24pm
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Heather Couper.
Astronomer
RIP

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Chappers

  • Friday 21st February 2020, 9:22pm
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Quote: john tregorran @ 19th February 2020, 7:24 PM

Heather Couper.
Astronomer
RIP

Never saw that. Yes RIP Heather. She did make astronomy more interesting.

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Rood Eye

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Quote: Briosaid @ 22nd February 2020, 3:47 PM

Peter Tork.

The Monkees were a uniquely entertaining group - as actors and musicians.

RIP Peter.

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020, 8:04pm
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oh no!
RIP Peter.
He was in an old episode of The King of Queens here a few weeks ago.

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john tregorran

  • Sunday 23rd February 2020, 7:40pm
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Actually it's even sadder.I've discovered Peter died a year ago in2019.

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Briosaid

  • Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:41pm
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Sorry about that. I only saw it on Facebook last night. Aaaarrrggghhh!!!

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:46pm
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Regardless of his time of passing, I hope he's in Heaven rather than the other place.

He wouldn't want to spend eternity as "Tork of the devil".

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Chappers

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Quote: Rood Eye @ 23rd February 2019, 2:10 PM

When the idea of "The Monkees" - a fictional pop group in a TV sitcom - first occurred to TV producers, the idea was to cast the genuine group "The Lovin' Spoonful" as the fictional Monkees.

Unfortunately for the Spoonful, they had conflicting contractual commitments and so were unable to accept the roles.

The four guys who were then selected to be The Monkees were certainly not the greatest musicians in the world (Mickey Dolenz had to learn how to play the drums from scratch in order for him to be filmed as the drummer sitting behind the drums doing things that a drummer might reasonably do while drumming) but that didn't really matter because the group was fictional.

When they became one of the major pop successes of the Swinging 60s, it must have come as a tremendous shock to everybody concerned.

Whoever cast the boys as the group really deserves a medal: each one of them was great in his own way.

RIP Davy and Peter.

They were of course backed by the Wrecking Crew and weren't allowed to play on their own records - like the Beach Boys, Grass Roots and many other bands.

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john tregorran

  • Wednesday 26th February 2020, 7:12pm
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Michael Medwin at 96. RIP

Very long and successful career.I last saw him in Heartbeat.

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 26th February 2020, 9:58pm [Edited]
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Quote: john tregorran @ 26th February 2020, 7:12 PM

Michael Medwin at 96. RIP

Michael Medwin co-starred in what was probably the first "big" British sitcom and certainly the first ITV sitcom: The Army Game.

It ran from 1957 until 1961 and was absolutely superb in its day: it made TV stars out of a few other actors, notably Alfie Bass, Bernard Breslaw, Charles Hawtry, Harry Fowler, Dick Emery, Bill Fraser and Dr Who himself - William Hartnell.

RIP Michael.

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 1st March 2020, 5:17pm [Edited]
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Andrée Melly has died at the age of 87.

A great many people will be entirely unfamiliar with the name but I think she deserves a mention in this thread because she was the last surviving cast member of the Hancock's Half Hour radio show.

She was also the sister of the often-outrageous jazz singer, critic, writer and lecturer, George Melly.

Also, she was the first panellist to survive the full 60 seconds on Radio 4's Just a Minute - a feat she achieved, of course, by talking without hesitation, repetition or deviation for the titular time period: she appeared in 54 episodes of the show between 1967 and 1976.

The above photograph dates from 1955, when she was 22.

RIP Andrée.

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john tregorran

  • Monday 2nd March 2020, 12:27am
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RIP Andre.
I didn't know she was George's sister.
Hancock having a girlfriend was never right,was it?:)