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    Death By Jazz

    Following on from the seperate threads for the folkies and bluesists, here's one dedicated to the art of 5 men with beards playing different tunes at the same time. I'll open (and then improvise around a dorian scale over a Bbmin blues progression) with Cecil Payne , Baritone saxophonist, hitting the last bar. Ba-dap-da-da-dap
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    Country For Old Men (And Women)

    OK, we've got the Old Bluesman thread, the Old Folkies home and the Jazzers. Here's a new 'un for the Kings and Queens of Country, rednecks, crackers, lonesome wolves and rhinestone cowboys. Kicking off with Kitty Wells, who I was very suprised to learn was still alive, 89 years old. I really like her version of Dylans "Forever Young"
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    British Character Actors

    A mate has started this rather wonderful tribute site to the lesser-known but often supremely talented bit-part players of stage and screen. http://familiar-unknown.blogspot.co.uk/ A few good names in there for end-of-year lists
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    Professional Cyclists

    With The Tour de France approaching, let us turn our minds to the premature deaths of the competitors, either from falling off an alp , overdose , heart failiure after prolonged EPO abuse, or plain and simple (slightly less spectacular than the Formula One crashes on Youtube, but in its' own way far more heartbreaking.) So who is the next pedalling chemistry experiment to go? Eric Zabel is my guess, recently coughed to blood-doping and is not a specialist climber, so may find it hard to resist a little 'help' when confronted by a 1 hour climb up a goat track.
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    So what did you expect...

    Death list potential? Or just a silly bugger
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    Didn't Wake Up This Morning...

    Being a thread for ancient bluesmen... Honeyboy Edwards Done got old...90 years old. Hubert Sumlin 74
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    Sister Wendys' Odyssey

    Heard the old nun on the radio this morning. Sounded OK, but... Born in 1930, history of poor health since the 1970's, series of heart attacks around 2000/2001, not to mention her relentless hedonistic lifestyle. Opinions?
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    Dave Davies

    Dave Davies (brother of Ray) From The Kinks has had a series of strokes. Details are patchy, but worth watching for next year.
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    With the mighty 'DC back on the road again this year, and their fine album 'Back in Black' set to become the biggest selling album of all time, what chance another rock and/or roll casualty from the worlds favourite Autonepiophiles ? Perhaps another vomit-induced snuffing, or the old standby of narco-induced heart attack (they're not getting any younger.). Not for them the ignominy of a bizarre gardening accident.
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    Ivor Cutler

    Ivor Cutler has died Which is a great shame. Unless you had him in your DDP and Deadlypool teams. chuckle.
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    Low-hanging Fruit

    OK, so it doesn't deserve a thread of it's own, so I'll create a related one but last night was the mawkish travesty that is the Pride of Britain Awards, aka Harvest Festival for lovers of low-hanging fruit. Celebrities 'pay tribute' to the 'ordinary people' who...oh you know the score, plenty of under-age DL fodder for the less morally-obliged amongst us. SEE! Various soap opera actresses weeping at dying children. HEAR! The heart-wrenching stories of one-time minor pop stars as they try to get back into the 60-yard long sh*t filled trench of fame (thank you Steve Albini.) GASP! As super-annuated has-beens pretend that they'd rather not be enjoying a 5-course dinner with wine at The Ivy.
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    George Cole

    Pushing 80, Never been the fittest of men, not sighted recently, even in a Alan Bennett 'let the old duffer sit down' role Worth a punt for next year perhaps?
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    Christopher Lee

    Veteran Actor, soldier, singer and golfer Christopher Lee is 86. Still working, darling but for how much longer ?
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    Clive Dunn

    PANIC! A dark day for Dunny and a dark day for Deathlist.
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    Tony Hart

    Tony Hart, couldn't get any info on his age but was in WW2 making him at least 78.
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    The Monkees

    ...and The Devil is six...
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    Christopher Hitchens

    I liked Christopher Hitchens going in all guns blazing on the Republicans and the Religious Right. There were a few sharp intakes of breath when he described McCain as becoming increasingly physically and mentally disabled. The Onion.... Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress
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    29. Jerry Lee Lewis

    Hmm, that post doesn't look so good out of context, ne'er mind, kudos to 'Arry for a worthwhile thread. I'll try to knock together a list of obit-worthy rockin' types if I get the time/can be arsed.
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    29. Jerry Lee Lewis

    Sorry to swerve back on topic for a moment, but a gut feeling is telling me that the baddest man ever to pound the ivories, Jerry Lee Lewis, may be not long for this world.
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    Dead Drummers

    Talking of which, Ringo looked a little gaunt being interviewed about some bloke who died a few years ago on today's Channel 4 news. Not 2012 material sure, but worth keeping an eye on.
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    Seve Ballesteros

    Seve Ballesteros is hospitalised after 'fainting'
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    Fascinating Creatures - Squids

    ...and a little explanation Exposing Student Internet Gullibilty via the medium of fictional Mollusc
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    Fascinating Creatures - Squids

    Completely off-topic I know, but please take the time to help Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
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    Gaddafi Guesses

    Blimey, that was quicker than I thought... Gadaffi flees to Venezuela says odd little bald man.
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    Room 101

    LINUX Trying to upgrade a handed-down eeepc but seems to be exclusively designed for 1980's computer geeks.

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