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Helen May



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Val Doonican Reply with quote

Have just heard that Val Doonican has died aged 88.
Sad news, have fond memories of Paddy McGinty's Goat on Childrens Favourites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33363938

RIP

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst as a child I recall absolutely hating his Saturday night TV shows I'm really sad to see that he is no longer with us as I loved the era during which he was prominent which has lots of happy memories for me - still not sure about those sweaters though Smile
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John W



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't a great fan at the time, but my folks were so I watched his TV shows regularly up till about 1970.

Listening to clips this week I realise now that he had a very fine voice. I have a couple of sweaters which will remind me of Val Doonican when I wear them this winter. Hmm did he record all his shows in the winter? Surprised)
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walk Tall was a nice catchy song--though I can't help also thinking of The Barron Knights' version!

However, he did an appalling cover of Bob Lind's 'Elusive Butterfly'. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had genuine charm, he sang well and I always watched and enjoyed his TV shows.
RIP Val
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond Carrington tonight had a long feature about Val which included several songs and excerpts from an interview which Desmond did with Val about 8 or 9 years ago. It is well worth a listen and comes in the second half of the programme.
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