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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A belated Happy Birthday, Ruddles. And you're probably down the pub now, so you won't see this till tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm doing my usual 'ThinkLink' gig tonight Schiz

You're good at this so you should have a look at my latest posting on the Quiz Zone

You are quite right the link is not animals but it is a subject on which you have posted many times Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roberta Flack is 74 today....

This is a beauty of hers

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

Belated birthday greetings ruddles ....hope you had a lovely one!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

I wonder how many listeners have asked Steve Wright to play Modern Love by Peter Gabriel on Sunday Love Songs today? Laughing By the way, much thanks to Phil Jupitus in 'Good Morning Nantwich' for his thoughts on the 'Prince From Snow White' rule where certain acts are concerned!

Belated birthday wishes also to Steve Hackett also - Spectral Mornings drowned out the usual Midsomer Forgone Conclusion from my side of the sofa last night!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Pender is 68 today..he was on the programme about The Beatles the other week....loved the sound of The Searchers..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Ke__hAoy0
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday ( March 2) would have been Karen Carpenter's 61st birthday.

She left us a fabulous legacy.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky: I too loved The Searchers, they never did a bad song as I mentioned after that Cavern programme.
What Have They Done To The Rain is possibly my favourite, and a rare thing in those days: an environmental protest song (I assume).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Becky: I too loved The Searchers, they never did a bad song as I mentioned after that Cavern programme.
What Have They Done To The Rain is possibly my favourite, and a rare thing in those days: an environmental protest song (I assume).

You're right,Schizoid... Smile ....taken from the web....

It was written in 1962 and first entitled "Rain Song". It was written as part of a campaign to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, which was producing fall-out.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday to the one and only Johnnie Walker whose birthday is apparently today

I'm not sure of his exact age but I guess he might be 66 as from reading his autobiography I seem to remember he is almost exactly ten years older than me

A great servant to music over many years Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's tomorrow, 30th March, that Johnnie celebrates his 65th birthday along with Eric Clapton who was born on the very same day in 1945!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
It's tomorrow, 30th March, that Johnnie celebrates his 65th birthday along with Eric Clapton who was born on the very same day in 1945!


Yes, that's correct. In fact once, many years ago, I remember Eric Clapton announcing the fact at one of his gigs which he played on his birthday!

PS: Johnnie is still closely involved with Radio Caroline, doncha know it!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information Helen, sorry I got it wrong Embarassed

I do vaguely remember Eric Clapton saying something about it now that it's been mentioned here
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an interview somewhere here conducted by Johnnie Walker with Eric Clapton to mark their 60th birthdays. It was a great chat, interspersed with excellent music (as you'd expect).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy mistake Ruddles, I had to double check it but I didn't think it was the day after my O/Hs which was yesterday!

I vaguely remember Johnnie doing a show with Eric around the time they both would have been 60 or am I just dreaming it?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I vaguely remember Johnnie doing a show with Eric around the time they both would have been 60 or am I just dreaming it?


Our posts got crossed, Helen! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telepathy Colin!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember JW doing a Drivetime special on his and Clapton's 60th, 5 years ago obviously.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gather it's the birthday of that evergreen entertainer Rolf Harris today

He's still wearing really well for his age

I'm just hoping I'm not one day out again like yesterday Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think you're spot on Ruddles. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
PS: Johnnie is still closely involved with Radio Caroline, doncha know it!


In what way is he involved Colin? I must try to give the station a go one of these days.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was mentioned on Caroline yesterday Helen as having helped them out in some way but I'm not sure exactly how and Roger Day was mentioned at the same time

I've been listening to Caroline most afternoons this week and I have to say it's really good

Shame I can't listen when I'm out and about in the car Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a very happy birthday today to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, 70 years old - how time flies

A true icon and musical legend

Long may he continue
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently the dreaded Ms Feltz is 50 years old today

I wouldn't normally have bothered mentioning it as I just can't stick the woman but I had to smile whilst listening to Mark Goodier a few moments ago when he quipped:

'As she's supposed to be the Queen of daytime TV I think as a celebration we'll set up several rows of vegetables surrounding a prize turnip in the middle'

How very appropriate that would be Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lovely Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 95th birthday today



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Shatner is 81 today!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I'm a day late, but Elton John was 65 yesterday.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the 'Rocket Man' eventually gets a bus pass Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You get a bus pass at 60 around here... Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really Santa - I thought people only got a bus pass at normal retirement age which in the case of men is currently 65

There again I suppose they might have brought the age forward because of a legal challenge on sex discrimination grounds Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man or woman, I think you have to be 61 to get a buss pass now.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've now to wait until you get your pension if you are a woman. A neighbour was telling me a few months ago that she had expected to get hers at 60 but has to wait a year+ as they have delayed the pension age. I don't know what it is for men though.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Man or woman, I think you have to be 61 to get a buss pass now.


It depends when you were born Ian, all very complicated!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Price is 69 today...I've always liked him...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His keyboards on House Of The Rising Sun was what made it such a good song. He also came out with some catchy stuff like The House That Jack Built.
Very clever man.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Cocker is 68 today.

He gives his all in this performance from 2002..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wG6Cgmgn5U

Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a very scary moment - it's the birthday of Bob Dylan today and Mark Goodier claimed he was 61 - hells teeth, that's only four years older than me Shocked

Just checked on line to discover that he's actually 71 today - phew, what a relief - he just seems to have been around for ever - mind you some people say that about me Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:

- he just seems to have been around for ever -

His songs seem to go on for ever - apologies to you all but I have never been a fan Confused)
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It beggars belief that Mark Goodier could have thought that Bob Dylan was only 61. Even if he was given that information by a useless overpaid 'researcher' surely he should have questioned it. Dylan had his first chart sucess in around 1964/5 with The Times They Are A Changing and Blowing In The Wind, not bad for a 13 year old.

And as for writing the seminal Like A Rolling Stone in 1965, well, the 14 year old song writer was even more of a genius that I thought he was!

Where do the BBC get these people from?
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's no longer on the BBC Schiz - he's on Smooth Radio

I think it was just a slip of the tongue on his part - he does know a fair bit about music as he owns Wise Buddha Productions Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Macca's 70th today!!....many happy returns to him....Cool

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