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Noel Harrison Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Noel Harrison Dies Reply with quote

Noel Harrison who was famous for the song Windmills In Your Mind has died at the age of 79.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/uk-britain-noelharrison-idUKBRE99L12M20131022

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEhS9Y9HYjU
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard of this yesterday. He was also one of the stars of The Girl From Uncle in the late 60s.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately he was a bit of a one-hit wonder who lived in the shadow of his more famous father. I loved "Windmills", though, and even now it sounds unique and fresh. Dusty Springfield's version on "Dusty In Memphis" was superb as well - but Harrison's has the edge, imho.

The song was from the film "The Thomas Crown Affair", wasn't it? It's a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrison's was the one, a hit in 69. He was more famous for his acting in the US and I think the song just 'happened' if that makes sense!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had quite an interesting and full life, e.g. I didn't know he was a ski champion. Here's the Telegraph obit:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10397417/Noel-Harrison.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news, I thought Windmills was a great song too.
Thanks for the obituary link Eileen, such a shame that someone can go fro Americas brightest star, to working on a news stand.
It always genuinely upsets me when people are famous and then are just dropped by the media and disappear into obscurity.
I often like browsing the internet to find out where ex celebs are now.
PS Whenever I hear "Windmills Of Your Mind" I always picture this version in my mind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJgdKydGU7M
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Heard of this yesterday. He was also one of the stars of The Girl From Uncle in the late 60s.

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Now that really takes me back - I used to love The Girl From Uncle and had a secret crush on her Very Happy

Really sad to hear this news - Windmills was a great track but I must admit I thought it was earlier than 1969 - I know it was featured in the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair' which I thought came out in 1967 but there again I'm the first to admit my knowledge of films is virtually nil Embarassed
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