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    Dead Pop Stars

    Just hit on a great site dealing with popular music deaths. Enjoy!
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    Stairway To Heaven/ Highway To Hell

    Good spot, I'll nab him for my semi-final line up in the DL Cup
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    Ask A Deathlister

    Aye, for the intellectual who hasn't discovered the Deathlist!
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    Ask A Deathlister

    So oddly enough I was swapping messages with someone who has binged the lot and claims to love it. The thing being she's notably intelligent, highly creative in her working life and I'd never have guessed she was a fan, or - indeed - had the time to watch all the episodes. Also, she's fairly alternative in other tastes up to and including actually enjoying slim volumes of hard to fathom modern poetry.
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    I've had a ring round my team - everyone answered but I heard several mumbles and a lot of unmistakable sounds of underwear being involuntarily filled I predict a scoring end to the month though catching Spade appears beyond the tactical master plan at present.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    A mere 76, thought he was older than that
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    Dead Pop Stars

    "A long illness! - anyone know owt?
  8. I'm guessing the DDP and HPDP will throw up loads of candidates fit for a paragraph and unfit for a busy thread or proper obit. Mebbe a good idea to collect such creatures on one thread so's those of us with an - ahem - sporting interest can keep tabs on 'em. I'll cop for having such an interest in Rachil Jonze, who might just be this year's Ms Groves. Similarly Ian McNicol may afford us that combination of brief media coverage and ongoing ranter fire we've come to know and love over the years. and Dawn Hughes' illness was the subject of television coverage as part of Channel 4's 'Mummy Diaries.' She's also made appearances on BBC television and the BBC web site, her husband works for the Beeb. Then there's everyone's favourite pin up: Winnie Langley. I took a long-shot punt on her for the DDP mainly because I thought if she went the various papers who'd covered her 100th birthday wouldn't be able to resist running that great picture again. Anyone else gonna cop for long shot picks before OoO and NAP do their duty and reveal all?
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    Some authors seem to go on for ages and they don't appear on boards like this because they often stay out of the public eye. Many people simply assume they're dead. However the following are unlikely to be setting sprint world records or clocking up high sales figures for pin up calenders these days. J.D 'Catcher in the Rye' Salinger, 1919 - Harper 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Lee, 1926 - Robert M 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence' Pirsig, 1928 -
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    Old Folkies Home

    Good spot, thanks
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    Old Folkies Home

    There's a whole generation of folk singers out there straddling the mid sixties to seventies in age. Whilst not seriously old a lot of this crowd have played night after night in smoky venues, drunk heavily throughout their careers and been obliged to drive long distances in search of a few quid because many of them never really made it. One or two - like Gordon Lightfoot - did do well. Others, like Tom Paxton and many of the British crowd - Wizz Jones, Harvey Andrews etc - never made it out of the folk clubs and have no massive 'hits' covered by other artists to keep them in cash, obliging them to keep covering road miles and turning up in front of a few dozen people. It can't be doing them any good. I know Gordon Lightfoot was lucky to survive suffering an abdominal haemorrage on stage in 2002 and miraculously recovered to play Live8. There must be a few others in this category fixin' to strum their last. Anyone know more than me and want to share it?
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Aye, my decent HPDP performances tend not to translate here. Amazed to be in the last eight, frankly - the dead pooling equivalent of a test match specialist dropped into the Big Bash. That said, will Bouteflika (joker and unique pick for me) see June?
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    Dalai Lama

    Fuck sake, a great meme was begging and they blast a sitter over the bar by misspelling hinge! Wtf is the planet coming to?
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Verbinsky makes enemies because of what he chooses to do for a living, bit like anyone standing up to Putin. If he's ill too then that's definitely at death's many doors. I did have Navalny on my long-list but decided it'd be a bad pick - but he could starve/get poisoned/get ill because his immune system is fucked etc. Re the eight uniques. DL Cup really isn't my strongest game in dead pooling but it struck me as ironic that my team is something of an outlier for having perennial talent like Bouteflika on the list. Made the last eight - thereby equaling Carlisle United's best FA Cup performance!
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Three days into 31, mind Just sayin' - ten picks for each of us not held by the other and talent on both teams!
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Fair play, Spade - a hit on day one. Our match up is first out of the traps for excitement, then.
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    48. Shane MacGowan

    He can't breathe that deeply, they might well have filmed him at his very best that day and you can't see the state of his internal organs. Still think the announcement of his sudden death would surprise nobody!
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    Guess The Song

    Honey Pie - The Beatles
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Re the masterlist: I'm the only one with Boutelfilka - what do the rest of you know about his improving health? I'm amazed he made May tbh.
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Oh aye and... This mob carry Maryport's hopes into May May 1. Abdulaziz Bouteflika - jkr 2. Kat Bjelland 3. Walter Smith 4. John Hemingway 5. Jason Becker 6. Jack Arends 7. David Gulpilil 8. Kane Tanaka 9. Jyrki Kasvi 10. Vic Elford 11. Tom Smith Bench Eileen Ash Sarah Lilian Priest
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Aye cheers, prior to this year if memory serves me correctly I'd only ever won one round of this competition properly (i.e.: other progress was by byes). I'll keep giving it a go but Spade is class on current form.
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    World's Oldest

    Fuck sake, Tinder's offers are truly toxic tonight - I'll down a couple of whiskies instead!
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    I'd settle for that news this time tomorrow
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    People I Was Surprised To Find Are Still Alive

    Aye, and a website that includes evidence he still retains the services of an agent and is available for video greetings - maybe he should be employed in the latter capacity to promote the next DLCon Site: http://www.freddiedavies.com/
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    Widow(er) Shopping

    Well, it's over 24 hours since I started a thread so... The death of Mrs Ralph Vaughan-Williams was a timely reminder of the existence of widows much younger than their more famous husbands and wives. I think it's time we pooled our knowledge on those obit-worthy if low-profile survivors. The likes of Imelda Marcos, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan are already on the DL radar. Let's limit this collection to those out of the headlines but still obit-worthy to DDP standards and beyond. I'd wager the following brace would score, even by the exacting standards of the CPDP. Step forward, Bing's bed-steady: Kathryn Crosby and Prime Minister's poetess partner: Mary Wilson.

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