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Max Bygraves Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Max Bygraves Dies Reply with quote

Veteran comedian and entertainer Max Bygraves has died at 89. Bygraves, known for his catchphrase "I wanna tell you a story" career spanned 60 years .

RIP.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe he had been suffering from Alzheimers and one of his few remaining pleasures was receiving postcards from well-wishers.

I used to like a lot of his records: "Out of Town" was a favourite of mine and I used to sing "I'm a Pink Toothbrush" to my little sons at teeth-cleaning time.


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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I believe he had been suffering from Alzeimers and one of his few remaining pleasures was receiving postcards from well-wishers.

I used to like a lot of his records: "Out of Town" was a favourite of mine and I used to sing "I'm a Pink Toothbrush" to my little sons at teeth-cleaning time.


Yes he was. Horrid illness. I can remember him presenting Family Fortunes and Catchphrase too.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I can remember him presenting Family Fortunes and Catchphrase too.


It's good but it's not right! Roy Walker presented Catchphrase.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, your one-liner is a direct lift from the BBC's news page. Can't you put some effort into it?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news.

They've just played Tulips From Amsterdam on Liza Tarbuck's show (Adil Ray??? sitting in) and Out Of Town was mentioned. Liked them both and the toothbrush one Eileen!

He sold millions of LPs in the 70s apparently.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't he have a spell presenting an afternoon show on Radio 2? maybe after Stewpot left.. or was it before him. Whenever it was, it wasn't very good as I recall.
I used to like him in the early days. "I'm a Pink Toothbrush" was a favourite as well as "Swim Little Fishy" ( over the Dam... was that him? Confused ) but I went off him quickly after his live "on air" attack on Eric Morcambe.. they cut the transmission. Anybody remember that?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody Alzheimer's Sad

One of the old school comedians who did not have to result to foul language to be 'funny' Not many of them left now, sad.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be mentioned elsewhere, but Desmond Carrington paid tribute last night, with an interview with Max from six years ago (Max sounding very much on-the-ball and in good health).
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