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Old 23-01-2013, 21:48
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Does he still doing anything now? Haven't heard of him for a while.
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Old 23-01-2013, 21:53
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Does he still doing anything now? Haven't heard of him for a while.
Yes, still going strong. Tour dates here.
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Old 23-01-2013, 22:42
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I've just caught a recent photo of him on Google, and he looks a bit rough now!
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Old 23-01-2013, 22:52
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I spoke to him last summer, looking quite frail now, but his mind is still razor sharp.
Nice man and very friendly - a true legend.
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Old 23-01-2013, 23:07
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Tours constantly and does gigs that last around 5-6 hours.
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Old 23-01-2013, 23:19
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I know someone who was at one of his shows late last year. The second half didn't even begin until gone 11pm. As has been said, he is quite frail now, and doesn't tour as much as he used to, but when he does, they go on for as long as ever!
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Old 23-01-2013, 23:44
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I saw him live last month.

He had a terrible chest, very wheezy.

Having said that, he performed for about three hours and finished at 1:10 am!
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Old 24-01-2013, 01:24
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I've just caught a recent photo of him on Google, and he looks a bit rough now!
Now?
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Old 24-01-2013, 10:39
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Doddy will perform 'til he drops. His stamina is awesome.
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Old 24-01-2013, 12:42
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Hard to believe he was an ugly baby, isn't it?
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:28
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Tours constantly and does gigs that last around 5-6 hours.
Saw one once, never again, almost 7 hours
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Old 24-01-2013, 15:33
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Sad to say, Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead
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Old 24-01-2013, 22:31
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Interesting old clip of him from 1975, here. A bit cringey when that woman in just a bikini came on, at the five minute mark-and the joke at 11.10, that a man's told a woman Gary Glitter's his brother, to impress her, now looks very outdated!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B5v5CL9hx4
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Old 25-01-2013, 13:57
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It's the end of January, he's probably busy doing his tax return
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Old 25-01-2013, 14:11
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I've read he saves money by, for Diddymen in his shows, getting drama kids to play them for free.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:18
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IIRC he (more accurately his barrister) more or less hinted during his trial that he was so ill he could die at any time. How long ago is that now?
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Old 25-01-2013, 19:06
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Ken Dodd probably tutored his barrister with some material.

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Old 25-01-2013, 19:30
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I've just caught a recent photo of him on Google, and he looks a bit rough now!
Was he ever a sex symbol? He is 85 after all.
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Old 25-01-2013, 19:46
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He claimed he didn't pay money to the Inland Revenue because he lived on the coast
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Old 25-01-2013, 19:57
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Saw one once, never again, almost 7 hours
7 Hours!

Crikey, OK, one gets their money's worth, but I'd be gagging for a pee, pint and a sarnie halfway through.
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:01
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7 Hours!

Crikey, OK, one gets their money's worth, but I'd be gagging for a pee, pint and a sarnie halfway through.
I remember a comedian being asked about something which would never happen in show biz. He replied "Ken Dodd coming off a stage the same day he got on it."
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:03
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Wonder if the court case ended on time (on a daily basis).
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:06
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IIRC he (more accurately his barrister) more or less hinted during his trial that he was so ill he could die at any time. How long ago is that now?
That was twenty three years ago, when Doddy was sixty-two.

You can just imagine his QC: 'Behold, a man in the decline of life. Mr Dodd is now in his early sixties. At this age, in his condition, he is likely to pass away at some point during the next thirty-five years!'
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Old 25-01-2013, 22:12
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Was he ever a sex symbol? He is 85 after all.
Perhaps 'frail' was a better word than 'rough.'
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Old 26-01-2013, 02:30
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IIRC he (more accurately his barrister) more or less hinted during his trial that he was so ill he could die at any time. How long ago is that now?
The barrister was the late George Carmen QC, who was famous for that sort of thing. Essentially, his line of defence to the jury during the trial was: "Yes, he's guilty of tax offences, but don't you just love him?" It worked!
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