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Old 15-02-2013, 13:25
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I met Margaret Rutherford when I was a teenager. She was appearing at the Liverpool Playhouse with John Neville,Anna and Raymond Massey,Ralph Richardson. They were all charming and prepared to sign autogrpahs in the pouring rain for 2 sodden schoolgirls but Margaret came out last and insisted we went back inside the stage door with her as "You two little girls are getting soaked" She flung her tapestry wrap over her shoulder ( just like Miss Marple) and hugged us. What a gem!
I heard a radio programme about Margaret Rutherford recently. She had a terribly sad early life. Her father murdered her grandfather and was confined to Broadmoor on and off. Her mother committed suicide by hanging and Margaret herself had mental health problems throughout her life.

She was an incredibly kind woman who helped all sorts of waifs and strays. Lucky you to experience this side of her,

Did you know that Tony Benn was her cousin?
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Old 15-02-2013, 21:57
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I went to see Slash last night. I met Slash himself, Todd Kerns and Frank Sidoris and they were all soooooo nice! Especially Frank and Slash. They took pictures and all, talked to fans and not for only 5 minutes. Very impressed
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:36
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I went to see Slash last night. I met Slash himself, Todd Kerns and Frank Sidoris and they were all soooooo nice! Especially Frank and Slash. They took pictures and all, talked to fans and not for only 5 minutes. Very impressed
Have to agree with you .I've met Slash a few times too and he's always a real gent - totally down to earth.
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:10
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I met Melinda Messenger today. She was really lovely, genuine and nice. She opened a village shop and we had a good 5 minute chat about where we live, what places we know, me at Uni etc Got a picture with her too.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:10
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my mate met Clare and Sarah of Hollyoaks , they were nice.
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Old 28-02-2013, 07:49
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my mate met Clare and Sarah of Hollyoaks , they were nice.
World's best anecdote...
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:11
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I'm no doubt the only person on the planet.... but I think Dusty was over-rated and at Cilla's best, I preferred her voice over Dusty's. But I will agree re Pet Clark (brilliant, such clarity) and Dionne.
I had to laugh at her skit on room 101 knowing she's one of the worst for it.
As for Surprise Surpise it was the most cringeworthy show on TV.
My dad used to call it Patronise Patronise
It's not much better with Holly Wilobooby except she's far better looking
Nicer Norks
Isn't as patronising but it still nauseates
And above all doesn't sing that bloody awful nauseating intro song.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:24
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I'm no doubt the only person on the planet.... but I think Dusty was over-rated and at Cilla's best, I preferred her voice over Dusty's. But I will agree re Pet Clark (brilliant, such clarity) and Dionne.
Of the four most popular British female singers in the 1960s, only Dusty and Petula had significant success in the US, the best test of an artist. Their singing ability was head and shoulders above that of Ciila and Lulu.

Cilla's big advantage was that she had a great record producer in George Martin and some good songs, although some were cover versions on American hits. Her version of the Righteous Brothers' You Lost That Lovin' Feeling was very inferior to theirs. Luckily the record buying public realised it too.

Arguably Cilla had greater success as a TV personality than as a singer.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:28
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I follow Danny Baker on Twitter, and one day he said he was off to Waterstones in Greenwich to attend his friend's children's book promotion. I live in the area and wanted to get his book. He was very charming at being "mugged" and insisted on posing for wacky photos and signing my copy. And, he was wearing massive headphones, he really is a music-addict.

In the past, I've met Captain Sensible, chief of the Damned on several occasions. I roadied for my mate's punk band who supported a side-project of his called the Doctor Space Toad Experience, on 4-or five gigs in the North. Not only is he a brilliant musician-totally under-rated-he is a charming,gentle,witty, erudite man, a joy to meet. A strict veggie, loves rabbits and proper beer.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:35
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Met Jarvis Cocker years ago, lovely chap. My friend asked him for an autograph and he wrote her a poem!

Davina Macall was lovely too, met her just before BB started.
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Old 04-03-2013, 19:29
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Heard some odd things about Kate Bush recently. Seemingly she is trying to block a public right of way and a beach in Devon, where she has a second home, and is so obsessed with her privacy she even went up in a helicopter to see if people were looking into her garden. Also she seems to go ballistic if anyone catches a glimpse of her in garden in her main home.
However, the singer usually is kind to her closest friends and perfectly fine with fans at occasional conventions. It's just she can't stand anyone near her private world.
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Old 04-03-2013, 20:46
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i met sam neill (jurassic park, the dish, the piano etc) years ago and he was absolutely lovely, he couldn't have been nicer and was ever so much better looking in real life....
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Old 04-03-2013, 20:53
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i met sam neill (jurassic park, the dish, the piano etc) years ago and he was absolutely lovely, he couldn't have been nicer and was ever so much better looking in real life....
Oooh, lucky you - I love Sam Neill! *jealous*
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Old 04-03-2013, 20:56
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Heard some odd things about Kate Bush recently. Seemingly she is trying to block a public right of way and a beach in Devon, where she has a second home, and is so obsessed with her privacy she even went up in a helicopter to see if people were looking into her garden. Also she seems to go ballistic if anyone catches a glimpse of her in garden in her main home.
However, the singer usually is kind to her closest friends and perfectly fine with fans at occasional conventions. It's just she can't stand anyone near her private world.


I don't think there's anything odd about someone wanting to respect their privacy.
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Old 04-03-2013, 20:59
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Oooh, lucky you - I love Sam Neill! *jealous*
i have to say i was totally swoonified by him, all i can say is he must be reaaaaally unphotogenic because in real life he was dazzling!
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Old 04-03-2013, 21:01
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i have to say i was totally swoonified by him, all i can say is he must be reaaaaally unphotogenic because in real life he was dazzling!
Always remember reading a story that when he was looking for a slogan for the wine he produces he said it should be ''Two Paddocks - it gets you pi$$ed!''.

A sense of humour as well as being a lovely bloke. He has it all!
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Old 04-03-2013, 21:11
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Always remember reading a story that when he was looking for a slogan for the wine he produces he said it should be ''Two Paddocks - it gets you pi$$ed!''.

A sense of humour as well as being a lovely bloke. He has it all!
oh i'd not heard that anecdote that's great!!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:03
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Rylan, Great guy, very funny and talks to everyone but he is 100 mile an hour right now lol
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:59
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i have to say i was totally swoonified by him, all i can say is he must be reaaaaally unphotogenic because in real life he was dazzling!
Lucky you - the lovely Mr Neill has been a long term crush of mine I've got to say since the 80s.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:55
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Heard some odd things about Kate Bush recently. Seemingly she is trying to block a public right of way and a beach in Devon, where she has a second home, and is so obsessed with her privacy she even went up in a helicopter to see if people were looking into her garden. Also she seems to go ballistic if anyone catches a glimpse of her in garden in her main home.
However, the singer usually is kind to her closest friends and perfectly fine with fans at occasional conventions. It's just she can't stand anyone near her private world.
To be fair, her neighbours sound like a horrible bunch, there were rumours spread that she was in an incestuous relationship with her child. Who would want to interact with nasty-minded gossips?
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:02
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Of the four most popular British female singers in the 1960s, only Dusty and Petula had significant success in the US, the best test of an artist. Their singing ability was head and shoulders above that of Ciila and Lulu.

Cilla's big advantage was that she had a great record producer in George Martin and some good songs, although some were cover versions on American hits. Her version of the Righteous Brothers' You Lost That Lovin' Feeling was very inferior to theirs. Luckily the record buying public realised it too.

Arguably Cilla had greater success as a TV personality than as a singer.
I don't like Dusty's voice that much and prefer Cilla's, when she was at the top of her game (pre nose-job). That's my preference but thanks for your response anyway.

For me Cilla's version of "I've been wrong before" is miles ahead of Dusty's for example. You will disagree, as will most others but that's fine.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:27
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I don't like Dusty's voice that much and prefer Cilla's, when she was at the top of her game (pre nose-job). That's my preference but thanks for your response anyway.

For me Cilla's version of "I've been wrong before" is miles ahead of Dusty's for example. You will disagree, as will most others but that's fine.
Dear or dear! I think you need a good clear out of your ear holes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:30
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Dear or dear! I think you need a good clear out of your ear holes.
You're very rude. Therefore you need to learn some manners.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:53
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You're very rude. Therefore you need to learn some manners.
Ok I'll admit to being rude. Will you admit to having bad taste in music?
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Old 05-03-2013, 14:24
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Ok I'll admit to being rude. Will you admit to having bad taste in music?
Can I admit to both, with some questionable taste in clothing taken into consideration please?

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