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Paul O'Grady-King of the Wireless
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll happily admit to really liking Paul's show.. he made my evening tonight by playing the fabulous "Kalamazoo" by Glen Miller and his pals requiring a big increase in volume quickly followed by Doris Day's "Move over Darling"..
Why oh why can't we hear more of this type of music during the day?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't hear all of Paul's programme on Sunday but he had me chuckling when he told a story of when he was working on the North Pier in Blackpool. Apparently he had a bit of a row with one of the management over a wash basin (not being up to his standards) and he was brought a bunch of flowers to pacify him to which Paul said "Thanks, I'll just put them in water" and chucked them in the North Sea. Laughing Laughing

I can just picture him doing that. (with great disdain)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, Becky Laughing.

My favourite PO'G story is about the time his mother made a Christmas cake which was so hard that they couldn't hack into so they opened the back door and threw it into the garden ... and it broke the fence Laughing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Paul O'Grady's self-depracating story-telling style. Reading his autobiography a couple of years ago I could hear his voice bringing the words to life and I laughed aloud at so many of his stories, especially of life growing up on Merseyside. A good read!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Nice one, Becky Laughing.

My favourite PO'G story is about the time his mother made a Christmas cake which was so hard that they couldn't hack into so they opened the back door and threw it into the garden ... and it broke the fence Laughing.


Laughing Laughing Brilliant!

Thanks for mentioning his autobiography,Colin....will put it on my wishlist.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there might now be two, actually. The first one took him up to (I think) his Lily Savage days - so it's a kind of Pot Boiler really!!!

Edit: There are now three books - here's the link to a page on Amazon containing all the info:

http://amzn.to/16JitoV

(This is a shortened link - the real one is too long!)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one I've put on my wishlist..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/At-My-Mothers-Knee-joints/dp/0553819488/ref=la_B0034PVFP2_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383836219&sr=1-3

From your description I thought it must be the one.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our posts crossed!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like he'll be taking a break for a bit, after heading into hospital today. Michael Ball stood in for him on TV.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paul-ogrady-hospital-after-angina-2805966
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul's Sunday show is going to air this coming weekend. It was a a request from the man himself. The show was pre-recorded last weekend before he was taken into Hospital.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/11/ogrady-radio-show-to-air-despite-illness/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish Paul a speedy recovery.
Hope he's back on air soon (after next week) as I love his show.
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I thought there was something wrong with my radio last night. I tuned in (very late) to Paul's programme and Louis Armstrong was singing the lovely It's A Wonderful World. Halfway through another voice broke in and started singing with Louis. Evil or Very Mad I found out, when the record had finished, that Barry Manilow was Paul's guest and has got a new album out. On it he duets,.obviously due to some wizardy in the recording studio,with artists from the past that he has admired and Louis was one of them

I wish he hadn't.

Barry was the guest on Strictly later on in the evening and he sang this song. There was a video of Louis singing along too....it worked quite well visually but it was a shock on the radio.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes to Paul.
I hope he gets well soon..... R2 needs him!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I thought there was something wrong with my radio last night. I tuned in (very late) to Paul's programme and Louis Armstrong was singing the lovely It's A Wonderful World. Halfway through another voice broke in and started singing with Louis. Evil or Very Mad I found out, when the record had finished, that Barry Manilow was Paul's guest and has got a new album out. On it he duets,.obviously due to some wizardy in the recording studio,with artists from the past that he has admired and Louis was one of them

I wish he hadn't.

Barry was the guest on Strictly later on in the evening and he sang this song. There was a video of Louis singing along too....it worked quite well visually but it was a shock on the radio.


Oh dear. Barry seems to be all over the place at the moment - he's this week's Better Midler!

(As an aside, I was once stuck on an airport bus in between Barry and his boyfriend/assistant as they had a row. That was awkward - no only resisting saying "hey, you're Barry Manilow" but also "look, why don't you both sit down with a cup of tea when you get in rather than being petulant across my face" to them)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:


Oh dear. Barry seems to be all over the place at the moment - he's this week's Better Midler!

(As an aside, I was once stuck on an airport bus in between Barry and his boyfriend/assistant as they had a row. That was awkward - no only resisting saying "hey, you're Barry Manilow" but also "look, why don't you both sit down with a cup of tea when you get in rather than being petulant across my face" to them)

Shocked Boyfriend??...just what are you saying here,Ian? Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:


Oh dear. Barry seems to be all over the place at the moment - he's this week's Better Midler!

(As an aside, I was once stuck on an airport bus in between Barry and his boyfriend/assistant as they had a row. That was awkward - no only resisting saying "hey, you're Barry Manilow" but also "look, why don't you both sit down with a cup of tea when you get in rather than being petulant across my face" to them)

Shocked Boyfriend??...just what are you saying here,Ian? Wink Very Happy

Oh! Is it supposed to be a secret?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:


Oh dear. Barry seems to be all over the place at the moment - he's this week's Better Midler!

(As an aside, I was once stuck on an airport bus in between Barry and his boyfriend/assistant as they had a row. That was awkward - no only resisting saying "hey, you're Barry Manilow" but also "look, why don't you both sit down with a cup of tea when you get in rather than being petulant across my face" to them)

Shocked Boyfriend??...just what are you saying here,Ian? Wink Very Happy

Oh! Is it supposed to be a secret?

If it was it isn't now. Razz Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, anyway... Paul O'Grady...

(I suppose now we'll find if people actually read this board!)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooh....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11524150/Barry-Manilow-wed-his-manager-Garry-Kief-in-secret.html
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now we know!

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Belated congratulations to them both!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's show is the last until October. I seem to recall that he did the same thing last year.

Looked on R Times site and it shows Len Goodman sitting in which should be okay. He usually plays some good tracks.

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I enjoyed Len when he stood in for Paul before.
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