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Old 27-03-2013, 20:34
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George Michael
Lionel Richie
Tina Turner
I shall be truly upset when George Michael goes. When he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia, I was quite fearful that he wouldn't make it.

Adding another name to the list - Sean Connery.
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Old 27-03-2013, 20:42
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Photographer David Bailey is another one for me. One of the symbols of the swinging 60s
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Old 28-03-2013, 02:08
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Old 28-03-2013, 06:59
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Shirley Bassey! She has been a part of my life since I was sixteen. We were born the same year!
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Old 28-03-2013, 08:06
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They're young whippersnappers yet!
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Old 28-03-2013, 12:42
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John Williams
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Old 28-03-2013, 14:14
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Carla Laemmle and Lupita Tovar, as they are the only adult silent era actors still alive.
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Old 28-03-2013, 14:22
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Justin Bieber.
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Old 28-03-2013, 17:15
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Olivia de Havilland and sister Joan Fontaine.
Maureen O'Hara.
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Old 28-03-2013, 17:41
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William Roache (Ken Barlow)

He's been in Corrie for nearly 53 years, so it would be VERY sad when he does go. It would most definately be the end of an era.

Victoria Wood and Julie Walters also.
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Old 28-03-2013, 18:03
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Ian Lavender - the last member of the Dad's Army Walmington-On-Sea Platoon.

Also, when the last Dad's Army principal cast member dies, that will be the end of an era. At the moment, as far as I'm aware, along with Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee (Warden Hodges) and the actors who played Mrs Fox and the Vicar are still alive.
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Old 28-03-2013, 18:09
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Stop extracting the proverbial..........please.
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:33
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David Hockney. He must be one of our last living proper artist legends... all we'll be left with is tossy and talentless chancers like Hirst, Emin and sundry other "instalationists" with their piles of bricks, soggy nappies and what-have-you.
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:36
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Stevie Wonder
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:43
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Old 29-03-2013, 21:52
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Old 30-03-2013, 22:15
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I'm not one of his followers...dont like his music.
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Old 30-03-2013, 22:17
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I'm not one of his followers...dont like his music.
A perpetual disqualification from all musical post-mortem adulatory posterity, for the gentleman, no doubt....
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Old 30-03-2013, 22:18
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Has David Attenborough been mentioned...?
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Old 30-03-2013, 22:20
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A perpetual disqualification from all musical post-mortem adulatory posterity, for the gentleman, no doubt....
I just don't like him...
My sister used to play his Original Musiquarium cassette on a loop in her car and almost drove me mad...Ray Charles...yes - now you're talkin'
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Old 30-03-2013, 22:34
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I don't know if authors would be regarded has being showbiz, but for me I think I'd quite miss Stephen King, because I've been reading his books since the early 80s and have enjoyed most of them
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Old 30-03-2013, 23:27
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And finally...



Trevor McDonald.
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Old 30-03-2013, 23:30
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And finally...



Trevor McDonald.
When he and Derek Griffiths die, that'll mark an end to the time when black people on the telly was very unusual.
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Old 31-03-2013, 03:47
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When he and Derek Griffiths die, that'll mark an end to the time when black people on the telly was very unusual.
Those two and John Conteh were just about the only black people on tv for a number of years.
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Old 31-03-2013, 03:59
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When he and Derek Griffiths die, that'll mark an end to the time when black people on the telly was very unusual.


Will it? Is/was there something special about black people on TV? I have no idea about what was said back then.
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