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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Weller has recorded "Birthday" as a greetings card cum tribute, available today only, at the usual digital download sites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITCumd75J2o

Profits going to War Child charity
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was also honoured by PETA UK...

The singer was honoured by the animal charity PETA UK who sent him a personal birthday greeting from the Abbey Road crossing, reports Musicnews.com

The greeting, features a photo of a fish, a pig, a chicken and a cow all replicating the classic 'Abbey Road' album cover, crossing the road and carrying the signs 'Happy birthday Paul', 'Thank You', 'For Loving Us', 'Not Eating Us'.


http://www.nme.com/news/paul-mccartney/64371


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Knopfler is 63 today

Despite his successes he seems to have kept himself firmly grounded....a while ago he featured in a BBC documentary called A Life In Songs which is available on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzgm8TLsRIY

I love this one of his

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm-ZHUfCTwk

(Love the film he composed it for too)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Matthew is 84 today, born 1928.

http://audioboo.fm/boos/464809-brian-matthew

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Brian Matthew is 84 today, born 1928.

http://audioboo.fm/boos/464809-brian-matthew

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I hope he's had a lovely day... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McCallum, Illya Kuryakin in The Men From U.N.C.L.E, celebrated his 79th today.
Mentioning this to my wife, she broke out into song, and had me find this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=8dqr3lhrhrE
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have put Man From Uncle after Alma Cogan's time but would have (obviously) been wrong... Very Happy

Rather nice pictures of Illya in that video....don't remember that song at all..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all accounts it was the last thing she recorded, under the pseudonym of Angela and the Fans, in 1966. UNCLE was 1964-1968.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ron ...


Gerry Marsden is 69 today ....

I seem to think he had a hand in writing this lovely song ......could be wrong..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzm3BRksf0

Linda McCartney would have been 70 today.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Bowie is 66 today and is celebrating it by bringing out a single,Where Are We Now?, from his new album due out in March that seems to have caught the music business on the hop.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/08/david-bowie-new-album-single

Dame Shirley Bassey is 76 today
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well - it's congratulations today to

1 Alice Cooper - American rock legend,Vicar's son,reptile lover,keen golfer and general nice guy - 65 years old

2 Natalie Imbruglia - former Neighbours actress turned singer and general great Aussie Sheila - 38 years old

Oh Yes and I nearly forgot

3 Some bloke known as Ruddlescat - English lawyer,part time music presenter and general pain in the backside - 58 years old

I'm surprised he's still around - after all he's got more bad habits than a nun with no dress sense Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many happy returns Ruddles!

It's also my Dad's birthday today, he's 86.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen - pass on my best wishes to your dad - I just hope I'm still fit and healthy and enjoying life in nearly 30 years time

Oh and by the way sorry for missing his name off the list - because I suppose if according to JV you're the great Helen May he must be famous by association Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday Ruddles.. Razz

I didn't mind being 58 but I hate being 60.. even sounds old.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday Rudds.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Happy Birthday Ruddles.. Razz

I didn't mind being 58 but I hate being 60.. even sounds old.. Rolling Eyes


It's only a number, and you're only as old as the woman you feel, and all that baloney.

Some days I feel as though I'm still wet behind the ears, and others like Methuselah - it usually depends how deeply I read the newspaper, and if I spot a policeman, all of whom seem to be absurdly young these days.

Happy Birthday, ruddles.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your very kind comments - just arrived back from one of my favourite restaurants having partaken of a very large meal but with just one glass of wine as I was driving - so now I'm tucking into my large stock of left over New Year champagne

I certainly received some unusual presents this year quite apart from the usual selection of socks and handkerchiefs which I do appreciate as I rarely have the time or inclination these days to bother buying them

My younger son bought me a full luxury car valet both inside and out but as I jokingly said to him 'The car's birthday isn't until 5th July so what have you got for me' Laughing

Even more bizarrely my elder son actually arranged and paid for a Valentine's dinner next week at a restaurant near Knutsford with a lady I met about six weeks ago and about whom I have been banging on ever since but without having the courage to make contact

The thing is although it might have been love at first sight I have only spoken to her for less than five minutes and don't know anything about her apart from her name,address and telephone number and the fact that she has at least one son and I reckon she's probably at least ten years younger than me

Well I suppose it will be an interesting experience but it makes one think about the embarrassing situations kids get you into even when they're grown up Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday Ruddles, you have been given some unusual but interesting presents! I hope you enjoy the meal with your new lady friend. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belated happy birthday Ruddles - sorry I didn't know until today. I hope next week's present from your older son goes well and you can show off a pristine car to her, thanks to Junior Smile.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belated birthday wishes from me too,ruddles

Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap is 64 today Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly Eurovision Song Contest time again ...Björn Ulvaeus is 68 today!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Roach aka Ken Barlow and Al Pacino , how could I forget him, happy birthday!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobby Vee 70 today.

Seen him twice and he was fantastic both times!

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw him in Manchester,Helen...he's got a great voice!

Eric Burdon is 71 today and still going strong ...he's been doing the rounds lately promoting his latest album "Till Your River Runs Dry".
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw him in Manchester both times at the Opera House Becky! Can you remember who else was on the bill?

First time Freddie Cannon, Bryan Hyland and Johnny Tillotson. Second time Chris Montez and the Shirelles (?) were on with him.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to think,Helen, but I'm struggling.... Embarassed your memory is serving you better than mine is ...I do remember though it was The Opera House that I saw him at.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the first time was in 2000 and the next a couple of years or so later.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was in the 60's when I saw him ...feel a bit better about my memory now ..phew!.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're forgiven Becky! He was still sounding great when I saw him. I think he had his son backing him on the second show.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
You're forgiven Becky! He was still sounding great when I saw him. I think he had his son backing him on the second show.

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I wonder how many other famous people, from back then, have a son or daughter for that matter, in their act these days?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joni Mitchell is 70 today

What a beautiful song this is ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved Big Yellow Taxi when I was a teenager and had a bit of a crush on her back then.. helped along by the laughter as the song ends! really cute I thought.
Happy Birthday Joni! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky. Have you heard Joni's later version? I really like the way her voice has changed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zIYu4EHq0Lo
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She has a lovely voice now. Mind you, it had changed even by the time she was recording two early/mid 70s albums "The Hissing of Summer Lawns" and "Hejira" which I love. In fact, listen to the earlier "Court & Spark" and the difference is evident too.

That said, the giggle on the end of "Yellow Taxi" is very sexy!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never listened to Joni. I was put off by Big Yellow Taxi which I didn't like, and her laugh at the end I found anything but sexy.
I liked the words though. You don't know what you've got till it's gone.

But anyone who wrote 'Woodstock' must be good. I shall listen to her stuff, going by the favourable comments here.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a recording of John Peel playing tracks from The Hissing Of Summer Lawns on his late night R1 show. Back-announcing one song - The Boho Dance - he says: "It's very tempting for us DJs to employ superlatives when describing a record, but in this instance any superlative would in itself be superfluous."

I loved him for that!

I miss Peely.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Becky. Have you heard Joni's later version? I really like the way her voice has changed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zIYu4EHq0Lo

No,Raver, I hadn't heard that version before ...quite surprising (to me) how her voice has changed ..it's a smoky, intimate,cabaret kind of voice now.

(I have only just seen this post ...sometimes I get notifications of threads I post to and sometimes I don't!)

Keith Richards is 70 today!!

Quite how he has got here he himself would wonder, I think, but here he is celebrating his 70th birthday today!

Seems like only yesterday....was in 2006.... that he fell out of that tree in Fiji Shocked Laughing

Happy Birthday Keith!!

This song co-written by him with Jagger has always been a favourite of mine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3F4GmbHl5g
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love Charlie's very simple, no-nonsense but beautifully consistent drumming through the entirety of that song. It's a great riff repeated over and over - and bang on the beat throughout!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Williams is 82 today

I have often thrilled to the sound of his wonderful music

In a glittering career he has won 5 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 7 British Academy Film Awards and 21 Grammy Awards.

One of his more reflective pieces...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1WcP5RBpE4
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