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Old 24-03-2013, 00:57
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OK........I'll give you that one.
He does sound good there...........and hes even wearing a school uniform.
I'm someone who will always defend Cliff but something went wrong badly at the Jubilee concert & I honestly thought he was getting 'past' it...but having read the reviews for his new tour down under he is getting staggering reviews on how great he sounds so I'm not quiet sure what the hell went wrong at the Jubilee

Now as far as this thread goes

Sir Cliff Richard will be the one that upsets me most having been a fan since I was about 3

Ronnie Corbett will as well as I believe the two Ronnies are the finest double act this country has ever had so will be sad when he goes

Robert De Niro will be another as he has had some of the most iconic roles in film history
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Old 24-03-2013, 01:13
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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.
Actually I'm a huge Bruce fan as well and think that he's probably the last of the blue collar - speaks to your average working american man - type singer as well!

And Tony Bennett is much more than an old school easy listening singer! Like Bruce, he too started out as blue collar working guy!
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Old 24-03-2013, 01:21
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Old 24-03-2013, 01:51
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Keith Richards. (But I'm sure he's got a few more years in him yet.)
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Old 24-03-2013, 03:41
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Barry Gibb - the last remaining Gibb brother.
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Old 24-03-2013, 05:05
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Christopher Lee

The last great classic Horror icon. For me personally when I think classic horror I think

Bela Lugosi
Boris Karloff
Vincent Price
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee (the only one still alive)

Bela Lugosi died alone and virtually penniless in a seedy looking flat in LA ..... how sad.

When Eli Wallach dies it will be extremely sad, but for me the end of an era came with Paul Newman dying.

Musically it will be Keith Richards and Bob Dylan.
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Old 24-03-2013, 08:33
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Willie Nelson . . .

Or any of the Rolling Stones
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:19
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Dame Elton John
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:21
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Bowie .
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:31
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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.
They mean "Crooner" And Bruce isnt one of those.
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:58
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I will be really upset when Rolf Harris passes away. What a legend!!
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Old 24-03-2013, 11:52
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I like Cliff well enough though can't say I'm a MASSIVE fan. It will be the end of an era when he goes though. Also Marty Wilde, in my opinion a very underrated singer. These two are the last of the great British rockers from the 50s era. Ah, memories!

And of course Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. That will certainly be the end of an era.
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Old 24-03-2013, 11:55
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I will be really upset when Rolf Harris passes away. What a legend!!
I agree, Rolf was part of my childhood (but not in that way)
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Old 24-03-2013, 11:56
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:26
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Awww.

My lasting memories will always be his Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

The man is a true legend.
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Old 24-03-2013, 13:11
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That moment when he got a special Sports Personality award was brilliant
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Old 24-03-2013, 17:04
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When Ronnie Corbett and Bruce Forsyth die, this will be the end of the golden era entertainers for me.
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:54
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William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
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Old 24-03-2013, 19:24
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William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
Upon either of which cue cheesy epitaphs including allusions to passing 'final frontier'.
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Old 24-03-2013, 20:18
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Upon either of which cue cheesy epitaphs including allusions to passing 'final frontier'.
Or they play excepts from albums the 2 of them made over the years!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU for example!
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:16
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Lest we not forget the legend that is Des O'Connor!
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:57
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Big celeb deaths that'll be before Madonnas:

Vera Lynn
David Attenborough
Maggie Thatcher

There'll be wall to wall coverage when these people die

It'll be interesting what its like when the Queen goes, as most of us on DS will never have witnessed the death of and coronation of a monarch.

I can imagine that all television will be a BORE for 2-3 days as wall to wall TV mourning mode will be activated.
I remember when King George the sixth died in February 1952, our headmaster came into our classroom and announced that the King had died, and we were all sent home. I also recall that mournful music was played on the wireless all day. By the time of the Coronation in June 1953 I was working, and the highlight of that year was getting our first TV set, it was a nine inch Echo, about half the size of my lap top. Needless to say, I am not one of those who goes on about "the good old days", they were bloody awful.
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:58
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Tom Jones, he seems to have so many great stories about legends of the past
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Old 25-03-2013, 00:51
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Brucie,the old man that hangs out with the uncomfortable looking Tess Daly. What happened to that Jimminy cricket bloke.?
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Old 25-03-2013, 01:35
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Julie Andrews
Dick van Dyke
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