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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gordon Lightfoot 72 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOOs-MqDOI0

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple sadly no longer with us

Peter Cook on Clive Anderson near the end but still as sharp as ever.

Jeff Buckely Halleluyah originally by Leonard Cohen IMO the definitive version
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gordon Lightfoot - memories of holidays in Canada with my cousin. Esp like Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald and Daylight Katy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes and yes my uncle did get his letter from Her Majesty about which he was really thrilled
It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon but by 4pm the birthday boy was getting a little tired so we decided to cancel the plan of adjourning to the local pub but the party might continue a bit later so if I start posting unintelligible gobbledegook you'll all know why or at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
Gordon Lightfoot - memories of holidays in Canada with my cousin. Esp like Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald and Daylight Katy


I couldn't find Daylight Katy, I love that one too!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lovely Bev Bevan collects his bus pass today

(Schizoidman...hope you enjoy this one Wink )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11A8JZ-RDDo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Pete Best is 68 today

Three Cool Cats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdeSp-FQV7A

The Beatles featuring Pete on drums
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also Scott Joplin would have been 142, nice to get an old great in on this thread

The entertainer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Becky!
Actually that ELO track wasn't bad. My main gripe on the old R2 message boards was the number of times that ELO were played every day. Apparently they were/are the Head of Radio 2's favourite band, and it certainly shows.

I've always admired Bev Bevan and a few days ago was listening to The Move's first album which has some good drumming.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Hi Becky!
Actually that ELO track wasn't bad. My main gripe on the old R2 message boards was the number of times that ELO were played every day. Apparently they were/are the Head of Radio 2's favourite band, and it certainly shows.

I've always admired Bev Bevan and a few days ago was listening to The Move's first album which has some good drumming.

Hi Schizoidman...I'm glad you enjoyed that track... Smile


Percy Sledge celebrates his 70th birthday today..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4jdXFaHc5I
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

another biggy today

the Late great Jimi Hendrix would have been 68 today



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry John

John Densmore's birthday yesterday he was 66 happy birthday
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nelly Furtado

and the (very) lovely Lucy Lui (44 you know)

However the voice of angels birthday today Maria Callas

Maria Callas Butterfly-Puccini
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Thanks for the Bev Bevan tipoff - he was one of my teenage idols!

Re:John Densmore - did anyone else think he resembled John Bishop on the interview sequences on 'No One Gets Out Here Alive' (first broadcast in 1981)?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:


and the (very) lovely Lucy Lui (44 you know)

She was great in Ally McBeal Smile
undiscovered wrote:

However the voice of angels birthday today Maria Callas

Maria Callas Butterfly-Puccini

Bellissimo

Andy Williams is 83 today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUeaqHHq2II

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Thanks for the Bev Bevan tipoff - he was one of my teenage idols!

You're welcome,avid
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy W... is he our latest member?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Andy W... is he our latest member?

Do we know the answer to this yet?... Smile


Dave Brubeck is 90 today.I watched a programme about him the other day and was surprised to find out he didn't compose the tune he is most associated with...

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

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandleader Edmundo Ros hits the mighty age of 100 today!

He was a familiar voice to those of us who grew up with the Light Programme.

Anyone any idea how he's doing?

Ian.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Waits is 61 today


C Thomas Howell is 44, didn't quite hit the mark of the other brat pack stars but his portrayal of Ponyboy in Outsiders almost had me in tears when I saw it at school, not cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad ..(ABBA) 65 today


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Thvf6IxnQg
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Benny Anderson from Abba's brithday today 64

bit of a "big" birthday day today in music
Noel Coward would have been 111
and top of the shot Ludwig Van Beethoven would have been 240 today

and for that a bit of Moonlight Senata

also it's Jane Austin's
and one of my TV heroes Steven Bochco creater of Hooperman, Hill Street Blues and the great NYPD Blue.

Lets be careful out there
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Undiscovered, did you see Family Guy's tribute to the NYPD Blue titles on the episode where the Griffin family went to New York?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
Undiscovered, did you see Family Guy's tribute to the NYPD Blue titles on the episode where the Griffin family went to New York?


No I will have to look out for it, I'll see if there is a yt clip. I got really into NYPD Blue while it was on Channel 4 but then they switched it to one of the Sky channels for the last series and as yet have still not seen it, Andy was such a great character
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good old Billy Bragg, the milkman of human kindness, is 53 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Goxm0x4dTw
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Good old Billy Bragg, the milkman of human kindness, is 53 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Goxm0x4dTw


I think he's a top man happy birthday Sir Bragg (yeah right under a tory govt I don't think)
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becky sharp wrote:
Good old Billy Bragg, the milkman of human kindness, is 53 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Goxm0x4dTw


I think he's a top man happy birthday Sir Bragg (yeah right under a tory govt I don't think)

I doubt he'd accept one,Dis, even if he was offered one.... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no I suppose not dur
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Did anyone hear the Kirsty MacColl tribute programme Billy Bragg hosted?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Lemmy collects his bus pass today!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Jeff Lynne celebrates his 63rd today and my younger niece celebrates her 11th.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
Did anyone hear the Kirsty MacColl tribute programme Billy Bragg hosted?


I have recorded it but have yet to listen to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:02 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Yesterday Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith celebrated their birthdays, and Chris Hawkins played the Monkees theme tune on 6 Music in reference to it.

No wonder they fell apart as a band - two stubborn Capricorns in the same place!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
Yesterday Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith celebrated their birthdays, and Chris Hawkins played the Monkees theme tune on 6 Music in reference to it.

No wonder they fell apart as a band - two stubborn Capricorns in the same place!
My favourite Monkee,avid....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuS82UWtmc
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was mine as well Becky!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Just in time to wish Bernard Sumner a happy 55th Birthday

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Mike Nesmith was, in my opinion, the most talented of them in terms of his songwriting skills. I have an LP of his from the early 70s which is excellent. I can't remember the name (I haven't played it for over 30 years) but I must digitise it sometime.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Jarvis Cocker on 6 Music today mentioned Scott Walker's birthday - he's already played 'After The Lights Go Down', 'Mrs. Murphy', and 'The Lady Came From Baltimore'.

He also said it would have been Gracie Fields's birthday (BBC-4 ran 'Gracie' last night) and he played the theme tune from 'the Killing Of Sister George' in reference to that of Susannah York.

The Sunday supplements also referred to well-known commoner Kate Middleton.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Jarvis also mentioned David Johansen, formerly of the New York Dolls - he was in Scrooged over Christmas as the ghostly taxi driver!

Here's To You by Joan Baez was also played.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to believe Joan Baez is 70............

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:01 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Cocker also said there's no accounting for astrology as Freddie Starr was also born on January 9!
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