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    Right, I've finished. All acts from the first two decades of the UK Singles Chart are now listed on page one. S and M now complete and I added the vast majority of featured artists such as The Curls, The Anita Kerr Singers, The Jordanaires, The Imperials and most orchestra leaders. Some acts are just too obscure though, with virtually no info e.g. Anne Warren who duetted with Ruby Murray on one record, so I've left them out. I also added Consortium and Jackie Dennis who I missed first time round. I'm pretty happy with the "end result" and this is without a doubt the most complete list out there but it's by no means finished as I've now started reaching out to some artists to appeal for info. Terry Anderson from B Bumble and the Stingers got back to me and asked me to call him (a stroke has impaired his ability to type responses) and Tony Wilson of Hot Chocolate responded and is going to get back to me with info on what happened to his other partner in The Soul Brothers. I will add info as it comes in, and I will start the 1970s soon(ish). For now... here is a list of the oldest living artists from 1952–1969: Vera Lynn b. 20 Mar 1917 Bill Pitman of The Routers b. 12 Feb 1920 Gaston Bogaert of The Chakachas b. 31 Jul 1921 Ray Anthony b. 20 Jan 1922 Eugene Wright of The Dave Brubeck Quartet b. 29 May 1923 Handel Everett of The Joy Strings b. 1923 Jane Morgan b. 03 May 1924 Bill Hayes b. 05 Jun 1925 Sue Thompson b. 19 Jul 1925 Allan Wilmot of The Southlanders b. 24 Aug 1925 Tony Bennett b. 03 Aug 1926 Robert Earl b. 17 Nov 1926 Laurie Johnson b. 07 Feb 1927 Harry Belafonte b. 01 Mar 1927 Dick Hyman b. 08 Mar 1927 Jim Bray of Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band b. 24 Apr 1927 Teddie Beverley of The Beverley Sisters b. 05 May 1927 Carol Buschmann of The Chordettes b. 13 May 1927 Ed Ames of The Ames Brothers b. 09 Jul 1927 Anita Kerr of The Anita Kerr Singers b. 13 Oct 1927 Cleo Laine b. 28 Oct 1927 Burt Bacharach b. 12 May 1928 Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons b. 19 Jun 1928 Al Rex of Bill Haley and his Comets b. 13 Jul 1928 Marcello Minerbi b. 07 Aug 1928 Bernard Cribbins b. 29 Dec 1928 Ronnie Harris b. c. 1928 April Stevens of Nino Tempo and April Stevens b. 29 Apr 1929 Margie Needham of The Chordettes b. 15 Jul 1929 Mike Elliott of The Foundations b. 06 Aug 1929 Leroy Van Dyke b. 04 Oct 1929 Mitchell Torok b. 28 Oct 1929 Rolf Harris b. 30 Mar 1930 Chris Barber of Chris Barber's Jazz Band b. 17 Apr 1930 Leon Hughes of The Coasters b. 06 May 1930 Joni James b. 22 Sep 1930 Fred Diodati of The Four Aces b. 07 Nov 1930 Rose Brennan b. 01 Jan 1931 Caterina Valente b. 14 Jan 1931 Phyllis McGuire of The McGuire Sisters b. 14 Feb 1931 Bernie Toorish of The Four Lads b. 02 Mar 1931 Plas Johnson of The Routers b. 21 Jul 1931 John Perkins of The Crew-Cuts b. 28 Aug 1931 Eddie "Tan Tan" Thornton of Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames b. 19 Oct 1931 Dave Burgess of The Champs b. 13 Dec 1931 or 1934 June Marlow of The Stargazers b. 1931 Des O'Connor b. 12 Jan 1932 Armond Morales of The Imperials Quartet b. 25 Feb 1932 Sammy Turner b. 03 Jun 1932 Hank Levine b. 09 Jun 1932 Nina van Pallandt of Nina & Frederik b. 15 Jul 1932 Steve Rowland of The Family Dogg b. 03 Sep 1932 Stonewall Jackson b. 06 Nov 1932 Petula Clark b. 15 Nov 1932 Ray Perkins of The Crew-Cuts b. 24 Nov 1932 Joy Webb of The Joy Strings b. c. 1932 Possibly living Ping Ping b. 1923 Chaquito (aka Johnny Gregory) b. 12 Oct 1924 Jamo Thomas b. 17 Jan 1928 Richard Wolfe b. 1928 Suzi Miller b. 12 Jan 1929 Gene Alden of The Champs b. 1930 or 1931 Stevie Marsh b. c. 1931 Recent deaths 03 Jan 2020: Bo Winberg of The Spotniks (80) 08 Jan 2020: Edward Byrnes (87) 19 Jan 2020: Robert Parker (89) 20 Jan 2020: Barry Sargeant of The Marauders (79) 26 Jan 2020: Bob Shane of The Kingston Trio (85) 28 Jan 2020: Bob "Reg" Nave of The Lemon Pipers (75) 06 Feb 2020: Lynn Evans of The Chordettes (95) 16 Feb 2020: Pearl Carr (98) 26 Feb 2020: Michael Medwin (96) 20 Mar 2020: Kenny Rogers of Kenny Rogers and The First Edition (81) 08 Apr 2020: Carl Dobkins Jr. (79) 15 Apr 2020: Gene McSpadden of The Imperials Quartet (77) 24 Apr 2020: Harold Reid of The Statler Brothers (80) 03 May 2020: Bob Lander of The Spotniks (78) 05 May 2020: Millie (72) 09 May 2020: Little Richard (87) 15 May 2020: Phil May of The Pretty Things (75)
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    An excuse to bring out the possibly apocryphal story about his mum. When CdeG retired, a British journalist asked Mme de Gaulle what she was most looking forward to in retirement. She replied, "A penis". Her husband leaned across and said, "I think, chérie, zat ze English pronounce it 'appiness."
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    May hits Tim Conway Sprent Dabwido Tommy Donbavand Bob Hawke Roz Petterson Im Pei Jean Vanier Herman Wouk June Hits Ellen "Dolly" Gibb Franco Zefirelli Mark Waraka Helen Legh Beth Chapman Maria Giuseppi Robucci July Hits Christopher Booker Johnny Clegg Sutopo Purow Nugroho Joe Kadange John McCirrick August Hits Harley Race Alf Smith Kathleen Blanco Fred Rister Sheila Steafal Valerie Harper Septembers Hits Beloved Poster Mugabe Chris Duncan Fernando Ricksen Jose Jose Leah Bracknell October Julie Gibson November Clive James December Gershon Kingsley January John Andretti Chris Doleman Tom Long Terry Jones February Diane Serra Cary Kirk Douglas Katherine Johnson Freeman Dyson March Javier Perez De Cuellar Genesis P-Orridge Johnny Harris April Honor Blackman Stirling Moss Denis Goldberg Sam Lloyd In this update *died March but qualifying orbit did no come in until April *Johnny Harris-GCReptile Honor Blackman(April 5)-ebless Stirling Moss(April 12)-drol,YoungWilz,GreatUncleBulgaria,theoldlady Denis Goldberg(April 29)-CaptainChorizo,CloroxBleachman,DeathImpends,GrimUpNorth,JireomonKimura,JoeyRuss Sam Lloyd (April 30)-Banana,Book,Chorizo,Clorox,DI,Drol,FixedBusiness,GrimUpNorth,Goose,Jireomon,Joey,markb4,Msc,Rad,tol,quim,tum,torva,worm +100 Bonus for everyone who had Chris Duncam as the youngest pick who died Grim,Joey,Msc,Torva,Worm +Lucky 7 end of the year bonuses +144 for CaptainChorizo,CloroxBleachman,DeathImpends,GrimUpNorth,JireomonKimura,JoeyRuss for having Goldberg and Lloyd +77 for *Banana,Book,Drol,FixedBusiness,GooseberryCrumble,markb4,Msc,rad,theoldlady,quim,theunknownman,torva and wormfarmer for having Lloyd Final Scoreboard Winner CloroxBleachman-3145 Runner Up GUN-3104 3rd place JoeyRuss-2995 4th place DeathImpends-2950 5th place CaptainChorizo-2864 6th place TheOldLady-2852 7th place TorvaMessor-2788 8th place Wormfarmer-2752 9th place TheQuimReaper-2582 10th place RadGuy-2568 11th place FixedBusiness-2377 12th place Banana-2362 13th place Jiroemon Kimura-2280 14th place Book-2232 15th place Msc-2127 16th place Drol-2087 17th place Markb4-2012 18th place Gcreptile-1956 19th YoungWilz-1935 20th TheUnknownMan--1908 21st place TheOldCrem-1435 22nd place Bibliogryphon-1285 23rd place Bou1-1230 24th place t GreatUncleBulgaria-1120 25th GooseberryCrumble-1047 26th place ebless-1020 Let me know if I missed any names or made an error This has been one of the most rollercoaster finishes to a game I can recall I hadn't added the youngest hit bonus in my previous Scoreboards . When taking into account Chris Duncan's death his Bonus points had put Grim in the lead after Genesis P-Orridge's death in March. And Grim was on pace to win the game almost all of April until the last 48 hours. The April 29 Goldberg hit had given DeathImpends the lead and what looked like the win.................and then Sam Lloyd dies in the last hours few hours and due to other players having him in higher spots on their team DI goes from 1st to 4th on the very last day and a game which hade 3 different leaders on the last 3 days. Tip of the cap to JoeyRuss for a 3rd straight top 3 finish Tip of the cap to Death Impends who was 1 day away from a 4th straight win Tip of the cap to GUN who was an Ed Genson QO coming in or Goldberg living 2 days longer from winning. 2nd runner up finish,both within 50 points from the title.Wouldn't bet against you eventually breaking through and winning Congrats to Clorox Bleachman on winning Always an impessive player,it will be hard for anyone to top this achievment of winning a year long long pool not just in the last days but last hours. Thanks for playing everyone
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    It fails the Turing test.
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    Well of course he didn’t tell anyone that he’s dead. Why would he?
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    To put this in perspective, someone born on the day that this topic was created can now possess a driver's license and work a job part-time. Shouldn't have too long to wait indeed.
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    Kim Jong Deux
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    The Rosters Annami 1. Vera Lynn 2. Prinssi Philip 3. Anne Buydens 4. Frankie Banali 5. Alex Trebek 6. Jimmy Carter 7. Pope Benedict XVI 8. Tom Smith 9. Peter Tobin 10. George Alagiah 11. Jean Louis Trintignant 12. Bob Dole 13. David Gulpilil 14. Mikhail Gorbachev 15. Pierre Cardin 16. Eddie Van Halen 17. Noam Chomsky 18. 6ix9ine 19. Shannon Doherty 20. Alexi Laiho 21. Jonathan Rhys Meyers Banana 1.Tom Smith 2.Kane Tanaka 3.David Gulpilil 4.Yoo Sang-Chul 5.Frankie Banali 6.Bob Weighton 7.Susan Bayh 8.Alex Trebek 9.John Lewis 10.Willie K 11.David Hagen 12.Ruth Morrissey 13.Lee Teng-hui 14.Michael Cullen 15.Bobby Cox 16.Alcee Hastings 17.Pat Smuell 18.Leon Spinks 19.Rush Limbaugh 20.Brian Henderson 21.Killer Tim Brooks Bibliogryphon 1. Abdelaziz Bouteflika 2. Earl Cameron 3. Ennio Morricone 4. Willie Nelson 5. Vera Lynn 6. Bob Dole 7. James Ivory 8. Glynis Johns 9. Boris Pahor 10. Peter Ackroyd 11. Gudrun Ure 12. Stanley Baxter 13. Margaret Tebbit 14. William Rogers 15. June Lockhart 16. Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 17. June Brown 18. Jimmy Greaves 19. K M Peyton 20. Leon Spinks 21. Beverly Cleary Bmugnoz 1 Prince Philip 2 Tom Smith 3 Rush Limbaugh 4 Benedict XVI 5 Vera Lynn 6 Alex Trebek 7 Michail Gorbachov 8 Olivia de Havilland 9 Juan Carlos I of Spain 10 James Lovelock 11 Salman bin Adulaziz 12 Glynis Johns 13 Shannen Doherty 14 Norman Lloyd 15 Rhonda Flemming 16 Yoko Ono 17 Pierre Cardin 18 Bob Dole 19 Clint Eastwood 20 James Deway Watson 21 Albert II of Belgium Book 01 Tom Smith 02 Frankie Banali 03 Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 04 Anne Buydens Douglas 05 Leon Spinks 06 Killer Tim Brooks 07 Alex Trebek 08 Yoo Sang-Chul 09 Ronald J. Shurer 10 Benedict XVI 11 Rush Limbaugh 12 Jimmy Greaves 13 Michael Cullen (NZ politician) 14 John Lewis 15 Peter Tobin 16 David Hagen 17 Tim Bilton 18 David Gulpilil 19 Shannon Doherty 20 6ix9ine 21 Captain Tom Moore Captain Chorizo 1 Alex Trebek 2 Susan Bayh 3 Tom Smith 4 David Hagen 5 Tim Bilton 6 David Gulpilil 7 "Bullet" Bob Armstrong 8 Bob Weighton 9 Jana Bennett 10 Prince Phillip 11 Frankie Banali 12 Vic Sexias 13 Ronald J Shurer 14 Lee Teng-hui 15 Nehemiah Persoff 16 Yoo Sang-Chul 17 Lucile Randon 18 Stanley Ho 19 Ruthie Tompson 20 Rosita Quintana 21 Takeshi 69 Chilean Way 1. Benedict XVI 2. Henry Kissinger 3. Arthur H. Smith 4. Olivia de Havilland 5. Vera Lynn 6. Pierre Cardin 7. Prince Philip 8. Eileen Ash 9. Jimmy Carter 10. Nehemiah Persoff 11. Valery Giscard d'Estaing 12. Willie Nelson 13. Jerry Lee Lewis 14. Alex Trebek 15. Ronald Atkins 16. Anne Buydens 17. Little Richard 18. Noam Chomsky 19. Alejandro Jodorowsky 20. Hyun Soong-jong 21. Earvin "Magic" Johnson  Clorox Bleachman 1. Alex Trebek 2. Susan Bayh 3. Frankie Banali 4. Tom Smith 5. Jana Bennett 6. John Lewis 7. David Gulpilil 8. "Bullet" Bob Armstrong 9. Ady Barkan 10. Jean-Louis Trintignant 11. Lee Kerslake 12. Peter Sutcliffe 13. Peter Tobin 14. Kane Tanaka 15. Lucile Randon 16. Vera Lynn 17. Prince Philip 18. Bob Dole 19. James Watson 20. Peter Kay  21. Frank Ifield DeathByArsenic 1Michael Lonsdale 2Michel Piccoli 3Zizi Jeanmaire 4Lucile Randon 5Tom Smith 6Juliette Greco 7Danniella Westbrook 8Vassos Lyssarides 9Hélène Langevin-Joliot 10Jimmy Greaves 11Annie Cordy 12Alex Trebek 13Judith Magre 14Nadine Trintignant 15Jean-Louis Trintignant 16Shannon Doherty 17Jacques Delors 18Bam Margera 19Boris Vallejo 20ATM Shamsuzzaman 21Kane Tanaka DeathImpends 1John Lewis 2.Ronald J Shurer 3.Alex Trebek 4.Bob Armstrong 5.Yoo Sang-chul 6.Susan Bayh 7.Frankie Banali 8 Tom Smith 9 David Gulpilil 10Bob Gibson 11.Michael Cullen 12.Lee Teng Hui 13 David Hagen 14 Lars Hogh 15Jana Bennett 16Rush Limbaugh 17 Bob Varsha 18Kane Tanaka 19Anne Buydens 20Peter Tobin 21Mike McKevitt drol 1)Tom Smith 2)Frankie Banali 3)Susan Bayh 4)John Lewis 5)Michael Cullen 6)Bob Varsha 7)David Gulpilil 8)Bullet Bob Armstrong 9)Bob Gibson 10)Alex Trebek 11)Peter Tobin 12)Yoo Sang-chul 13)Harry Reid 14)Bernard Tapie 15)Rush Limbaugh 16)Jimmy Greaves 17)Lee Teng-hui 18)Leslie Phillips 19)Nobby Stiles 20)Norman Lloyd 21)Kenneth Cope Etushispushingupdaisies 1. Bob Varsha 2. Lars Hogh 3. Prince Philip 4. Alex Trebek 5. Rush Limbaugh 6. Jim Hagedorn 7. Shannen Doherty 8. Dale Hawerchuk 9. Tom Smith 10. Yoo Sang-Chul 11. Bob Gibson 12. John Lewis 13. Alcee Hastings 14. Bernard Tapie 15. David Gulpilil 16. George Alagiah 17. Lee Kerslake 18. Frankie Banali 19. Oskar Lindblom 20. Gianluca Vialli 21. Doddie Weir GCReptile 1.David Hagen 2.David Gulpilil 3.Greg Zanis 4.Yoo Sang-Chul 5.Tom Smith 6.Frankie Banali 7.Stanley Crouch 8.Michael McKevitt 9.Peter Tobin 10.Carel Du Plessis 11.Bradley Murdoch 12.Sir Michael Cullen 13."Killer" Tim Brooks 14."Bullet" Bob Armstrong 15.Tim Bilton 16.Anne Buydens 17.Bob Varsha 18.Mark Naley 19.Sean Dorney 20.Fine Kula 21.George Hallett GooseberryCrumble 1)Vera Lynn 2) Kenneth Kaunda 3)Sumner Redstone 4)Pope Benedict 5)Alanna Knight (Scottish crime novelist) 6)Larry King 7)Katherine Whitehorn (journalist) 8)Jeanne Little 9)Joyce Fairbairn 10)Peter Higgs 11)Wayne Mixson 12)Duggie Brown 13)Geoffrey Boycott 14)Connie Francis 15)Phyllis Coates 16) Arthur Scargill 17)Donald Rumsfeld 18)Mohammed Al Fayed 19) Diego Maradona 20)Connie Stevens 21)Little Richard GreatUncleBulgaria 1. Tom Smith 2. Anne Buydens Douglas 3. Rosalyn Carter 4. Roberta McCain 5. George McGavin 6. Jackie Stallone 7. Bernard Cribbins 8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 9. Murray Walker 10. Renata Scotto 11. Leslie Phillips 12. Pete Murray 13. Vera Lynn 14. Beverly Cleary 15. Frank Williams (TV vicar) 16. Richard Bonynge 17. Teresa Berganza 18. Des O'Connor 19. Tommy Banner 20. Barry Briggs 21. Colin Thackery Grim Up North 1. Tim Bilton 2. Tom Smith 3.Peter Tobin 4.Susan Bayh 5.Bernard Tapie 6.Alex Trebek 7.Bob Armstrong 8.Rush Limbaugh 9.Shannon Doherty 10.John Lewis 11. Peter Schjeldahl 12.Prince Phillip 13.Pat Smullen 14.Frankie Banali 15.David Gulpilil 16.RBG 17.Nobby Stiles 18.Bob Weighton 19.Yoo Sang-Chul 20.Peter Kay 21.Julia Richiert Jiroemon Kimura 1. Greg Zanis 2. David Gulpilil 3. Sir Michael Cullen 4. Yoo Sang-chul 5. Willie K 6. Tom Smith 7. John Lewis 8. Belinda Sykes 9. Ronald Shurer 10. Jana Bennett 11. Killer Tim Brooks 12. Bob Gibson 13. Alex Trebek 14. Lars Hogh 15. Frankie Banali 16. Rush Limbaugh 17. Gavin Robertson 18. Tim Bilton 19. Susan Bayh 20. Scott Dureau 21.Derek Aucoin JoeyRuss 1.Tom Smith 2.Bob Armstrong 3.David Hagen 4.Yoo Sang-Chul 5.Ronald J. Shurer 6.Alex Trebek 7.Steve Blackmore 8.Jana Bennett 9.Gavin Robertson 10.Lee Teng Hui 11.John Lewis 12.Susan Bayh 13.Rush Limbaugh 14.David Gulpilil 15.Bob Gibson 16.Leon Spinks 17. Peter Schjeldahl 18.Frankie Banali 19.Sylvain Sylvain 20.Willie K 21.Peter Tobin markb4 1) Ruthie Tompson 2) Bob Dole 3) Bob Barker 4) Henry Kissinger 5) Roberta McCain 6) Alex Trebek 7) Jimmy Carter 8) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 9) Ed Asner 10) Barbara Walters 11) George Alagiah 12) Lata Mangeshkar 13) James L. Buckley 14) Larry King 15) Rosalynn Carter 16) Katherine Jackson 17) Betty White 18) Ruth Bader Ginsburg 19) Vera Lynn 20) Larry Storch 21) Chuck Yeager Msc 1. Greg Zanis 2. Steve Blackmore 3. Alex Trebek 4. John Lewis 5. Ronald Shurer 6. Bullet Bob Armstrong 7. David Gulpilil 8. yoo Sang-chul 9. Tom Smith 10. Bob Gibson 11. Sir Michael Cullen 12. Frankie Banali 13. David Hagan 14. Karen Lewis 15. Rembert Weakland 16. Nick Cordero 17. Lone Dybkjaer 18. Joe Conzo 19. Rod Nordland 20. Derek Aucoin 21. Bradley Murdoch Perhaps 1) Frankie Banali 2) Alex Trebek 3) Tom Smith 4) Jimmy Greaves 5) Yoo Sang-chul 6) John Lewis 7) Greg Gilbert 8) Leon Spinks 9) Dilip Kumar 10) Michael Cullen (politician) 11) David Gulpilil 12) Harry Reid 13) Murray Walker 14) Robert Fyfe 15) Everton Weekes 16) James Lovelock 17) Rhonda Fleming 18) Harry Belafonte 19) Doddie Weir 20) James Caan 21) Shannen Doherty SkinnyKiltrunner 1. Tim Brooks 2. Tom Smith 3. David Gulpilil 4. Karen Lewis 5. Neddy Smith 6. Lee Teng Hui 7. Peter Tobin 8. Bob Varsha 9. Susan Bayh 10. Jana Bennett 11. Mary Fairhurst 12. Pat Smullen 13. Bob Armstrong 14. Willie K 15. Michael Mckevitt 16. Bernard Tapie 17. Sheldon Adelson 18. Nawal el Saadawi 19. Samuel Little 20. Nick Berry  21 Peter Sutcliffe TheOldCrem 1. Tom Smith 2. John Lewis 3. Susan Bayh 4. Frankie Banali 5. Sam Lloyd 6. Yoo Sang-Chul 7. Kim – Jong - Un 8. Alex Trebek 9. Shannen Doherty 10. Leon Spinks 11. Ruthie Tompson 12. Vera Lynn 13. Prince Phillip 14. Olivia De Haviland 15. Captain Tom Moore. 16. Glynis Johns 17. Jimmy Greaves 18. Nobby Stiles 19. George Alagiah 20. Bob Dole 21. Una Stubbs  theoldlady 1. Peter Tobin 2. Alex Trebek 3. John Lewis 4. Frankie Banali 5. Bob Dole 6. Nobby Stiles 7. Jimmy Greaves 8. David Gulpilil 9. Jimmy Carter 10. Susan Bayh 11. Willie Nelson 12. Gianluca Vialli 13. Kane Tanake 14. Tom Smith 15. Peter Sutcliffe 16. Larry King 17. Lee Kerslake 18. Prince Philip 19. Rush Limbaugh 20. Olivia de Havilland 21. Roberta McCain Therewillbedeaths7 1. Lee Teng-hui 2. Alex Trebek 3. Leslie Phillips 4. John Lewis 5. Bob Dole 6. Jimmy Greaves 7. Vera Lynn 8. John B. Goodenough 9. David Gulpilil 10. Roberta McCain 11. George P. Shultz 12. Frankie Banali 13. Prince Philip 14. Dries van Agt (Dutch former PM) 15. Bob Barker 16. Kim Jong-un 17. Larry King 18. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 19. Rush Limbaugh 20. Willie Nelson 21. Lia Marie Johnson TheUnknownman 1. Alex Trebek 2. Marianne Faithfull 3. David Gulpilil 4. Giorgio Napolitano 5. Tom Smith 6. Prince Philip 7. Shannen Doherty 8. Lee Kerslake 9. Bernard Tapie 10. Jean-Louis Trintignant 11. Willie Nelson 12. Olivia de Havilland 13. Susan Bayh 14. Frankie Banali 15. Isabel Peron 16. Jimmy Carter 17. Norman Lloyd 18. Bob Dole 19. Glynis Johns 20. Vera Lynn 21. Mikhail Gorbachev SusanStoHelit 1.Tom Lehrer 2.Angela Davis 3. John B. Goodenough 4.Raul Castro 5.Mikhail Gorbachev 6.Beverly Cleary 7.Placido Domingo 8.Donna Leon 9.Peter Ware Higgs 10.Olivia De Havilland 11.Queen Elizabeth 12.Harvey Weinstein 13.Francisco Morales Bermudez 14.Just Fontaine 15.Hassan Rohani 16.Goodluck Jonathan 17.Bertie Auld 18.John Irving 19.Oliver Williamson 20.Robert Emerson Lucas 21.Arthur Ashkin TorvaMessor 1 Alex Trebek 2 J ohn Lewis 3. David Gulpilil 4. Frankie Banali 5.Tom Smith 6.Jimmy Greaves 7.Vera Lynn 8.Beverly Cleary 9. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 10.Clarissa Eden 11. Olivia de Havilland 12.Hugh Downs 13. Jimmy Carter 14. Rush Limbaugh  15.Norman Lloyd 16.George Shultz 17. James Lovelock 18. Norman Lear 19. Murray Walker 20.Harry Reid 21.Norman T. Munger Wormfarmer 1.Willie K 2.Tim Brooks 3.Yoo Sang-Chul 4.Lee Teng Hui 5.Mary Fairhurst 6.Leon Spinks 7.Frankie Banali 8.Gianlucci Vialli 9.Tom Smith 10.David Gulpilil 11.Shannon Doherty 12.Sylvian Sylvian 13. Bill Freehan 14.Peter Max 15.Alex Trebek 16.John Lewis 17.Wilfred Benitez 18.Richard Parsons 19.Kane Tanaka 20.Stanislaw Kawalsi 21.Rush Limbaugh YoungWillz 01. Jimmy Greaves 02. Rush Limbaugh 03. Alex Trebek 04. Lee Kerslake 05. Linda Nolan 06. Leslie Phillips 07. Harry Reid 08. Sidney Poitier 09. Ennio Morricone 10. John Hume (Politician) 11. Jerry Lee Lewis 12. Pete Murray (DJ) 13. Roberta Flack 14. Michael Lonsdale 15. Sumner Redstone 16. Nobby Stiles 17. Colin Bostock-Smith (Comedy Writer) 18. Willie Nelson 19. Ozzy Osbourne 20. Vera Lynn 21. Ric Flair This is the 30 teams competing to win the title
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    Can the admins please merge these threads?
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    The next key date is 5th July to keep ahead of 2008 In 2015 there were 5 hits in between now and that date
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    I'm sure Toast is really hurt by these comments by a muppet young enough to be her grandchild. No offence, Toast, btw.
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    My two aunts and uncle (deceased) on VE day (mum wasn't born until the 50's). My youngest aunt was born in 1941 I think and so my grandmother was allowed to evacuate with her kids to the country due to her daughter being so young. Anyone else have any images from VE Day?
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    Let me guess, they couldn't find it?
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    John Cage's 4-33 Not exactly a crowd-pleaser
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    Alright, let us update... even though Hutton Gibson (and Balbir Singh?) might soon become a hit: The new hits are Steve Blackmore, Sam Lloyd, Little Richard, and Jerry Stiller. Rank Team Points 1 Death Impends 641 2 gcreptile 592 3 RadGuy 574 4 Banana 566 5 Joey Russ 529 6 Cpt. Chorizo 522 7 Deadsox 512 8 msc 509 9 Book 469 10 John Key 458 11 The Quim Reaper 457 12 JiroemonKimura 437 13 Clorox Bleachman 427 14 Skinny Kiltrunner 419 15 Grave Danger 403 16 drol 398 17 The Unknown Man 396 18 The Mad Hatter 379 19 DevonDeathTrip 378 20 Sean 370 21 Torva Messor 368 22 theoldlady 358 23 Sir Creep 300 24 The Old Crem 294 25 Toast 280 26 YoungWillz 269 27 Etushispushingupdaisies 268 28 Chilean Way 262 29 Kenny 248 30 Bibliogryphon 192 31 Great Uncle Bulgaria 162 32 markb4 153 33 Gooseberry Crumble 150 34 ThePrematureBurial 100 35 Pedro67 57 The top remains unchanged, but Rad and Banana continue to kick each other off the podium.
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    Happy 94th birthday! Couldn't find any specific news about his health but a lot of comments on actuell themes, so he seems to be fit and healthy, I guess.
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    No no no. ME, I started on about who I would and wouldn’t fuck because that’s what I always do! Toast is a decent person and would not stoop to such low level shit posting like that!
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    I'd just like to humbly apologise in advance to all of Alex Trebek's many many fans on this forum on current form...
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    MMMDP Form Guide #8 Mary Portas Yes she's only 60 on 28th May and she's not knowingly ill either but bear with me. Firstly this is the Maryport Midsummer Madness Dead Pool so she has a name that is made for victory. But much more convincing are the following facts:- Her mother died when she was 16. Her father died when she was 18. She got married to a man in 1990 - that marriage died in 2003. She got commissioned to do a report into the future of the British High Street in 2011 - that high street is now in it's death throes. She married a woman in 2014 - that marriage died when they separated in 2019. Her hair is dyed. Dying and Mary Portas seem almost inseparable.
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    Well, we are just six men from the end. Here is a quick update on the remaining strongmen: 1)Hyun Soong-jong (1919): Reportedly in failing health ahead of his 100th birthday last year. Has been steadily declining since the death of his wife in 2014. 2)Josip Manolic (1920): Among the lot he has the best health. Apparently no issuues and very frequent appaearance. Widowed in 2003, remarried a woman 30 years his junior in 2016. 3)Kim Yong-ju (1920, 1922): The youngest of the lot, born in August 1922, despite what Western sources say. Lost his post as VP of the Presidium in April 2019 and reportedly is not in the best health, has not appeared in public for more than a year. Suffering from cardiac illness, he received major heart surgery in Hungary in th 70s. Never married or had children. 4)Mustafa Ben Halim (1921): Widowed in 2016, lost a daughter in 2018 (Sherine Ben Halim Jafar, the cookbook writer). Very secluded these days, health unknown, but was decent enough till last year. Living in Dubai. 5)Francisco Morales Bermudez (1921): Widowed in 1998, remarried in 1999. Reportedly very frail, he got a life sentence in Italy last year. Still, was well enough to write and present a volume of memories. 6)Luis Echeverria (1922): Widowed in 1999, has an incredible history of health issues, going from massive buildup of fluid in the brain to recurrent pneumonia which regularly sent him in ICU around 2018. Now seems to be relatively well. When will it finish? Who's the strongest link? Only time will tell.
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    We need to keep Gooseberry Crumble away from this thread!
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