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retroguy 23-03-2013 11:52

Whose death or retirement would be the end of an era in showbiz
 
A good example of this would be Bruce Forsyth he,s one of the last titans of old school and it will truly be the end of an era

DiamondDoll 23-03-2013 11:59

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Originally Posted by retroguy (Post 64942976)
A good example of this would be Bruce Forsyth he,s one of the last titans of old school and it will truly be the end of an era

I wish him no harm but I long for BF to retire.
He is well past it now.:yawn::yawn:

dee123 23-03-2013 12:01

I know she's always the butt of jokes nowadays, but Betty White. When she does die i'm sure i'll shed a tear.

Keyser Soze 23-03-2013 12:01

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Originally Posted by retroguy (Post 64942976)
A good example of this would be Bruce Forsyth he,s one of the last titans of old school and it will truly be the end of an era

Yes, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett and Ken Dodd spring to mind as the last links to the old era of entertainment.

The last two Beatles dying will be similar in musical terms.

Lots of people who were famous in the 50s/60s/70s and really represent that time are all heading towards their twilight years now.

I'm old enough to remember when Charlie Chaplin died and how people reacted then.

jackbell 23-03-2013 12:20

Bruce Forsythe is the last of the old school family entertainment stars that is still regularly seen on TV, so his death or enforced retirement (due to ill health) would be a big media thing. Ronnie Corbett, Ken Dodd are lower profile but they will still make headlines (like Richard Briers recently).

Eddie Badger 23-03-2013 12:59

Clint Eastwood
Kirk Douglas
Chuck Berry

getty 23-03-2013 13:01

Terry Wogan, Bruce Forsyth, Paul Jones(singer/musician/radio 2 DJ and one of my favourites, 86 year old Desmond Carrington on radio 2, for over 23 years and he now does his weekly friday night show from the comfort of his home in Scotland with Sam the cat!

glaschelle 23-03-2013 14:27

Tony Bennett. Last of the great American Singers.

Big Boy Barry 23-03-2013 14:29

Madonna.

mrsbadger 23-03-2013 17:27

Philip scofield

Charlottesweb 23-03-2013 17:30

Brian Wilson

Diana Ross.

Hank Marvin

Jon Ross 23-03-2013 17:32

In broadcasting terms, David Attenborough - obviously. A big thing will be made of his death.

Eddie Badger 23-03-2013 17:32

Bob Dylan

Jon Ross 23-03-2013 17:35

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Originally Posted by glaschelle (Post 64945395)
Tony Bennett. Last of the great American Singers.

Last of the great American singers? Bruce Springsteen fans might have something to say about that. ;) Last of the old school easy listening singers might be a better way of putting it.

quirkyquirk 23-03-2013 17:50

Clint Eastwood.One of the last of the greats, who's been a major star since the sixties,and still stars in/directs box office hits now.

Ella Nut 23-03-2013 17:50

Sir Cliff Richard.

DiamondDoll 23-03-2013 17:55

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Originally Posted by Ella Nut (Post 64949084)
Sir Cliff Richard.

I wish he would retire...........and take Sir Paul with him.
They were both shockingly dreadful at the Jubilee Concert.:(

Jon Ross 23-03-2013 18:00

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Originally Posted by DiamondDoll (Post 64949190)
I wish he would retire...........and take Sir Paul with him.
They were both shockingly dreadful at the Jubilee Concert.:(

Somebody should have known better than to invite them. You can't blame them for turning up to an invitation.

And even having said that, were they actually worse than Cheryl Cole, who doesn't even have old age as an excuse?

Eddie Badger 23-03-2013 18:02

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Originally Posted by Jon Ross (Post 64948765)
In broadcasting terms, David Attenborough - obviously. A big thing will be made of his death.

It'll be a sad day indeed. One of the true greats of broadcasting, nobody comes close to replacing him.

DiamondDoll 23-03-2013 18:11

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Originally Posted by Jon Ross (Post 64949285)
Somebody should have known better than to invite them. You can't blame them for turning up to an invitation.

And even having said that, were they actually worse than Cheryl Cole, who doesn't even have old age as an excuse?

I thoroughly enjoyed the Jubilee Concert and when it finished I switched on the coverage from Five Live.

CC was torn to shreds and they were even replaying how out of tune she was.:D

To put it into perspective though, CC has never been generally known for her 'talent' unlike the aforementioned Sirs.
I'd rather they retired rather than see either of them murdering their old classics again.:(

..........and whilst I'm on the subject (:o)..........Sir Paul was even worse at the Olympic Closing Concert than he was at the Jubilee Concert.

DiamondDoll 23-03-2013 18:13

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Originally Posted by Eddie Badger (Post 64949302)
It'll be a sad day indeed. One of the true greats of broadcasting, nobody comes close to replacing him.

I've often wondered who I actually like because I can churn out negativity readily.:o

I love David Attenborough though and he'd better not die/retire any time soon.:)

Jon Ross 23-03-2013 18:16

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Originally Posted by Eddie Badger (Post 64949302)
It'll be a sad day indeed. One of the true greats of broadcasting, nobody comes close to replacing him.

When Attenborough dies the BBC will make an even bigger deal of it than they did with Jimmy Savile.

Ella Nut 23-03-2013 18:22

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Originally Posted by DiamondDoll (Post 64949190)
I wish he would retire...........and take Sir Paul with him.
They were both shockingly dreadful at the Jubilee Concert.:(

I'm not about to disagree with you on his performance, something went horribly wrong but here is another live performance from last year and I think he sounds terrific.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9327feprU

DiamondDoll 23-03-2013 18:26

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Originally Posted by Ella Nut (Post 64949635)
I'm not about to disagree with you on his performance, something went horribly wrong but here is another live performance from last year and I think he sounds terrific.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9327feprU

OK........I'll give you that one.:p
He does sound good there...........and hes even wearing a school uniform.:D

Westy2 23-03-2013 18:28

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Originally Posted by Jon Ross (Post 64949535)
When Attenborough dies the BBC will make an even bigger deal of it than they did with Jimmy Savile.

Lets hope nothing comes back to bite them on the arse this time then!


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