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    Mahathir Mohamad

    Twitter have removed the post but not disciplined the author. Disappointing but sadly not a surprise. If it was a politically extreme far right/far left comment or even something homophobic from a Christian perspective, they would come down on them like a ton of bricks. Sensitivity of a specific religion (Islam) is not healthy as it often leads to a free pass for those on the fringes of that religion to spout hate. We must be free to vigorously scrutinise and criticise all religions in equal measure.
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    Journalists

    Indeed. He’s very good at maintaining neutrality, and thus a credit to the Beeb. Privately he’s a Nat. Dunno if you saw my edit above. There will be more but just heard that Isobel Fraser and Reevel Alderson from Reporting Scotland are going too. 60 of them going altogether. The aim is to save £6.2 million.
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    Journalists

    A relative of mine. Edit: Should probably add that his retirement isn’t health related. Big cutbacks at Beeb Scotland. A lot of the big beasts are going as a result. Gordon Brewer is going too.
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    Any relation to the People's Princess, Shamima?
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    Magic Johnson, And Other Basketball Players

    Nah. COVID-19 is no more deadly for the vast majority of people with HIV than it is for any average "healthy" person, with the exception of those who are HIV+, and unaware of their positive status – hence they won't be on effective HIV meds and their CD4 cell count will be compromised, making their immune system vulnerable.
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    UK Singles Chart

    Okay, so here it is. Every artist to have a hit on the UK Singles Chart during the 1950s and 1960s. I may later do the 1970s if this thread is successful. In the meantime, I will post letter by letter and I invite all users and guests to collaborate on any information you have/find. Rules: 1) Artist must have had a hit single within the UK top 75 to be included (though the chart didn't go as high as 75 until 1978). 2) I appreciate that before February 1969, there was no official chart and that NME, Record Mirror etc. had their own charts. As such, I am using the preferred data of The Official Charts Company prior to '69. 3) As far as bands go, the members I've included appeared on the hit singles themselves, to the best of my knowledge. This is where it gets tricky - some bands had many members over the course of their history and information isn't always available for it to be clear who recorded on which hit. I will mark the acts where I'm unsure if the members I've listed are correct. 4) Orchestras, choirs and backing bands etc. won't be included - this is impractical as the research will become exhaustive and the individuals concerned are often so trivial that no information on them exists. So for an act like Ray Anthony and his Orchestra, I'll only cover Ray Anthony. 5) For bio info, same rules apply as Wikipedia. Individuals who are younger than 90 are by default listed as living if no death information is available. Acts who are dead (including groups with no living members) are highlighted in red. I've also hyperlinked all hit singles to their YouTube pages so people can enjoy the music too! A Cliff Adams 21 Aug 1923 – 22 Oct 2001 (78) Guardian obit Wiki UK orchestra leader from Southwark, London, also a member of The Stargazers 28/04/1960 The Lonely Man Theme #39 Used in television commercials for Strand cigarettes Marie Adams 19 Oct 1925 – 23 Feb 1998 (72) Mention of death Wiki American gospel and R&B singer from Linden, Texas, born as Ollie Marie Givens, known for her work with Johnny Otis 22/11/1957 Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me) #2 Released as Johnny Otis and his Orchestra with Marie Adams and The Three Tons of Joy 10/01/1958 Bye Bye Baby #20 Released as The Johnny Otis Show, vocals by Marie Adams and Johnny Otis Jewel Akens 12 Sep 1933 – 01 Mar 2013 (79) LA Times obit Wiki American singer from Houston, Texas, one of ten children and called "Jewel" because his mother wanted a daughter and liked the name 25/03/1965 The Birds and the Bees #29 Alfi and Harry (aka David Seville) 27 Jan 1919 – 16 Jan 1972 (52) NY Times obit Wiki American singer from Fresno, California, real name Ross Bagdasarian Sr., created Alvin and the Chipmunks 23/03/1956 The Trouble with Harry #15 Inspired by the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry The Allisons Wiki UK pop duo who met as part of a church choir, not real brothers despite being publicised as such John Alford 31 Dec 1939 – Living Bob Day 02 Feb 1941 – 25 Nov 2013 (72) The Stage obit 23/02/1961 Are You Sure #2 The UK's 1961 Eurovision entry (came in 2nd place behind Luxembourg) 18/05/1961 Words #34 15/02/1962 Lessons in Love #30 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 31 Mar 1935 – Living Wiki American trumpeter from Los Angeles, California, started playing at 8 years old, and began his career by penning hits for Sam Cooke, formed various record companies and won eight Grammys, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 as a non-performer 13/01/1963 The Lonely Bull #22 09/12/1965 Spanish Flea #3 Theme to U.S. television show The Dating Game 24/03/1966 Tijuana Taxi #37 27/04/1967 Casino Royale #27 Featured in 1967 James Bond spoof film Casino Royale 03/07/1968 This Guy's in Love with You #3 Released simply as Herb Alpert 18/06/1969 Without Her #36 Released simply as Herb Alpert Amen Corner Wiki UK rock band from Cardiff, Wales Dennis Bryon 14 Apr 1949 – Living Andy Fairweather Low 02 Aug 1948 – Living Allan Jones 06 Feb 1947 – Living Neil Jones 25 Mar 1949 – 08 Jun 2018 (69) BBC obit Mike Smith 04 Nov 1947 – Living Clive Taylor 27 Apr 1948 – Living Blue Weaver 11 Mar 1947 – Living 26/07/1967 Gin House Blues #12 11/10/1967 The World of Broken Hearts #24 17/01/1968 Bend Me Shape Me #3 Cover of single by The American Breed 31/07/1968 High in the Sky #6 29/01/1969 (If Paradise is) Half as Nice #1 25/06/1969 Hello Susie #4 The American Breed Wiki American rock group from Brookfield, Illinois, formed in 1958 and disbanded in 1970 when it evolved into funk band Rufus Al Ciner 14 May 1947 – Living Charles Colbert 39 Aug 1939 – Living Lee Graziano 09 Nov 1943 – Living Gary Loizzo 16 Aug 1945 – 16 Jan 2016 (70) Ultimate Classic Rock obit 07/02/1968 Bend Me Shape Me #24 Covered by UK rock band Amen Corner The Ames Brothers Wiki American family group from Malden, Massachusetts, Ed Ames later had a very successful solo career, Vic Ames died in a car accident in January 1978 Ed Ames 09 Jul 1927 – living Gene Ames 13 Feb 1923 – 26 Apr 1997 (74) Variety obit Joe Ames 03 May 1921 – 22 Dec 2007 (86) NY Times obit Vic Ames 20 May 1925 – 23 Jan 1978 (52) NY Times obit 04/02/1955 The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane #6 Leroy Anderson and his Pops Concert Orchestra 29 Jun 1908 – 19 May 1975 (66) NY Times obit Wiki American orchestra leader from Cambridge, Massachusetts 28/06/1957 Forgotten Dreams #24 Moira Anderson 05 Jun 1938 – Living Wiki UK singer from Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, awarded an OBE in 1970, sang at the funeral of Norman Wisdom 27/12/1969 The Holy City #43 Chris Andrews 15 Oct 1942 – Living Wiki UK singer-songwriter from Romford, Essex, penned hits for Sandie Shaw and Adam Faith as a writer 07/10/1965 Yesterday Man #3 02/12/1965 To Whom it Concerns #13 14/04/1966 Something on my Mind #41 02/06/1966 Whatcha Gonna Do Now #40 25/08/1966 Stop that Girl #36 Eamonn Andrews 19 Dec 1922 – 05 Nov 1987 (64) RTE obit Wiki Irish radio and television presenter from Dublin who primarily worked in the UK, hosted This Is Your Life and Crackerjack!, awarded a CBE in 1970 20/01/1956 The Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2) #18 Released as Eamonn Andrews with Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra Bobby Angelo and The Tuxedos Discogs UK rockabilly group, later became The Outlaws and then The Innocents Bobby Angelo 24 Jul 1941 – Living Dave Brown c. 1943 – Living Roger Brown 1944 – Living Pete Cresswell c. 1945 – Living Colin Giffin c. 1944 – Living Roger Groom (aka Roger Groome) 10 Nov 1939 – Living 10/08/1961 Baby Sittin' #30 Cover of a single by American singer Myron Lee NB: Angelo and Cresswell definitely appeared on the record, unsure about the others / rumours have it that Mick Avory (later of The Kinks) drummed on the record The Angels Wiki American vocal girl group from New Jersey Barbara Allbutt 24 Sep 1940 – Living Phyllis Allbutt 24 Sep 1942 – Living Peggy Santiglia 04 May 1944 – Living 03/10/1963 My Boyfriend's Back #50 The Animals Wiki UK rock and R&B band from Newcastle, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 Vic Briggs 14 Feb 1945 – Living Eric Burdon 11 May 1941 – Living Chas Chandler 18 Dec 1938 – 17 Jul 1996 (57) Independent obit Barry Jenkins 22 Dec 1944 – Living Danny McCulloch 18 Jul 1945 – 29 Jan 2015 (69) Ultimate Classic Rock obit Zoot Money 17 Jul 1942 – Living Alan Price 19 Apr 1942 – Living Dave Rowberry 04 Jul 1940 – 06 Jun 2003 (62) Guardian obit John Steel 04 Feb 1941 – Living Hilton Valentine 21 May 1943 – Living John Weider 21 Apr 1947 – Living 16/04/1964 Baby Let Me Take You Home #21 25/06/1964 The House of the Rising Sun #1 17/09/1964 I'm Crying #8 04/02/1965 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood #3 08/04/1965 Bring it on Home to Me #7 Cover of a single by Sam Cooke 15/07/1965 We Gotta Get Out of This Place #2 28/10/1965 It's My Life #7 17/02/1966 Inside – Looking Out #12 02/06/1966 Don't Bring me Down #6 27/10/1966 Help Me Girl #14 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals 15/06/1967 When I Was Young #45 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals 06/09/1967 Good Times #20 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals 18/10/1967 San Franciscan Nights #7 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals 14/02/1968 Sky Pilot #40 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals 15/01/1969 Ring of Fire #35 Released as Eric Burdon and The Animals / Cover of a single by Johnny Cash NB: Not including Mick Gallagher (member in 1965) because it doesn't appear that he recorded on any of these singles Paul Anka 30 Jul 1941 – Living Wiki Canadian singer and actor from Ottawa, Ontario, debuted at the age of 10, wrote the English lyrics for My Way by Frank Sinatra 09/08/1957 Diana #1 Written about an infatuation with his babysitter 08/11/1957 I Love You Baby #3 08/11/1957 Tell Me that you Love Me #25 B-side to I Love You Baby 31/01/1958 You are My Destiny #6 30/05/1958 Crazy Love #26 26/09/1958 Midnight #26 30/01/1959 (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings #10 10/07/1959 Lonely Boy #3 30/10/1959 Put Your Head on my Shoulder #7 26/02/1960 It's Time to Cry #28 21/04/1960 Puppy Love #33 15/09/1960 Hello Young Lovers #44 15/03/1962 Love Me Warm and Tender #19 26/07/1962 A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine #41 Billie Anthony 11 Oct 1932 – 05 Jan 1991 (58) Wiki UK singer, allegedly born in the dressing room of a theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, her godmother was Gracie Fields 15/10/1954 This Ole House #4 Released as Billie Anthony with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra / Cover of a hit by Rosemary Clooney Ray Anthony and his Orchestra 20 Jan 1922 – Living Wiki American bandleader and trumpeter from Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra 04/12/1953 Dragnet Theme to the American television series Dragnet Richard Anthony 13 Jan 1938 – 19 Apr 2015 (77) Le Monde obit Wiki Egyptian-born French singer from Cairo 12/12/1963 Walking Alone #37 23/04/1964 If I Loved You #18 Aphrodite's Child Wiki Greek progressive rock group, Demis Roussos and Vangelis both had successful solo careers Demis Roussos 15 Jun 1946 – 25 Jan 2015 (68) Guardian obit Loukas Sideras 05 Dec 1944 – Living Vangelis 29 Mar 1943 – Living 06/11/1968 Rain and Tears #29 The Applejacks Wiki UK beat band from Solihull, Warwickshire, Megan is the sister of Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks Martin Baggott 20 Oct 1947 – Living Phil Cash 09 Oct 1947 – Living Megan Davies 25 Mar 1944 – Living Gerry Freeman 05 May 1943 – Living Don Gould 23 Mar 1947 – Living Al Jackson 21 Apr 1945 – Living 05/03/1964 Tell Me When #7 11/06/1964 Like Dreamers Do #20 Written by Lennon and McCartney and performed by The Beatles for their Decca Records audition 15/10/1964 Three Little Words #23 Charlie Applewhite 25 Nov 1932 – 27 Apr 2001 (68) FindAGrave memorial Wiki American singer from Fort Worth, Texas, discovered by Milton Berle for his 1950s television show 23/09/1955 Blue Star (The Medic Theme) #20 Released as Charlie Applewhite with Victor Young and his Orchestra and Chorus The Archies Wiki American fictional band based on the television series The Archie Show, keyboardist Ron Frangipane died from complications of COVID-19 in April 2020 Session musicians: Dave Appell 24 Mar 1922 – 18 Nov 2014 (92) Legacy obit Gary Chester 27 Oct 1924 – 17 Aug 1987 (62) FindAGrave memorial Ron Dante 22 Aug 1945 – Living Sal DiTroia 02 Jan 1941 – 22 Jun 2007 (66) Mention of death Ron Frangipane 26 Jul 1944 – 25 Apr 2020 (75) USA Today obit Joe Mack (aka Joey Macho) 02 Sep 1921 – 02 Oct 1977 (56) FindAGrave memorial Ray Stevens 24 Jan 1939 – Living Toni Wine 04 Jun 1947 – Living 11/10/1969 Sugar, Sugar #1 Louis Armstrong 04 Aug 1901 – 06 Jul 1971 (69) NY Times obit American trumpeter and vocalist from New Orleans, Louisiana, by 1930 he was the most successful black musician in the world, known as "Satchmo" or "Pops", inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 19/12/1952 Takes Two to Tango #6 13/04/1956 Theme From the Threepenny Opera #8 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars 15/06/1956 Take it Satch (EP) #29 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars 13/07/1956 The Faithful Hussar #27 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars 06/11/1959 Mack the Knife #24 Released as Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars / This single is the above Theme From the Threepenny Opera under a different name 04/06/1964 Hello Dolly #4 07/02/1968 What a Wonderful World / Cabaret #1 26/06/1968 Sunshine of Love #41 Eddy Arnold 15 May 1918 – 08 May 2008 (89) Guardian obit Wiki American country singer from Henderson, Tennessee, known as "The Tennessee Plowboy", a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame 17/02/1966 Make the World Go Away #8 26/05/1966 I Want to Go with You #46 28/07/1966 If You Were Mine Mary #49 P. P. Arnold 03 Oct 1946 – Living Wiki American singer from Los Angeles, California who moved to the UK in 1966 after touring as part of Ike and Tina Turner's group The Ikettes 04/05/1967 The First Cut is the Deepest #18 Cover of a single by Cat Stevens and later popularised by Rod Stewart 02/08/1967 The Time has Come #47 24/01/1968 (If You Think You're) Groovy #41 10/07/1968 Angel of the Morning #29 Cover of a single by Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts and later popularised by Juice Newton Johnny Arthey and his Orchestra and Chorus 24 Sep 1930 – 27 Oct 2007 (77) Mention of death Wiki UK bandleader and composer from Merseyside 13/08/1964 The Wedding #3 Released as Julie Rogers with Johnny Arthey and his Orchestra and Chorus The Association Wiki American sunshine pop group from California Ted Bluechel 02 Dec 1942 – Living Brian Cole 08 Sep 1942 – 02 Aug 1972 (29) FindAGrave memorial Russ Giguere 18 Oct 1943 – Living Terry Kirkman 12 Dec 1939 – Living Larry Ramos 19 Apr 1942 – 30 Apr 2014 (72) Ultimate Classic Rock obit Jim Yester 24 Nov 1939 – Living 22/05/1968 Time For Livin' #23 NB: Haven't included Gary Alexander as it looks like he had temporarily departed from the band when they had this hit Chet Atkins 20 Jun 1924 – 30 Jun 2001 (77) Rolling Stone obit Wiki American guitarist from Luttrell, Tennessee, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 17/03/1960 Teensville #46 Winifred Atwell 27 Feb 1914 – 28 Feb 1983 (69) FindAGrave memorial Wiki Trinidad-born UK pianist, wanted to have a career in classical music but ended up penning boogie style hits, owed much of her success to the tinny sound of a piano that cost 50 shillings (£2.50), later moved to Australia and died following an electrical fire at her home, first black person to have a UK #1 12/12/1952 Britannia Rag #5 15/05/1953 Coronation Rag #5 25/09/1953 Flirtation Waltz #10 04/12/1953 Let's Have a Party #2 23/07/1954 Rachmaninoff's 18th Variation on a Theme by Paganini (The Story of Three Loves) #9 26/11/1954 Let's Have Another Party #1 Released as Winifred Atwell and her "Other" Piano with Rhythm Accompaniment 05/11/1955 Let's Have a Ding Dong #3 16/03/1956 The Poor People of Paris #1 Released as Winifred Atwell and her Other Piano 18/05/1956 Port-au-Prince #18 Released as Winifred Atwell and Frank Chacksfield 20/07/1956 The Left Bank #14 26/10/1956 Make it a Party #7 22/02/1957 Let's Rock n Roll #24 06/12/1957 Let's Have a Ball #4 07/08/1959 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll #24 27/11/1959 Piano Party #10 Brian Auger and The Trinity Wiki UK progressive rock band Brian Auger 18 Jul 1939 – Living Phil Kinorra 20 Oct 1940 – Living Rick Laird 05 Feb 1941 – Living 17/04/1968 This Wheel's on Fire #5 Released as Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity / Cover of a song by Bob Dylan and The Band Frankie Avalon 18 Sep 1940 – Living Wiki American singer and actor from Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, appeared in a series of beach/bikini movies as well as Grease (1978) 10/10/1958 Gingerbread #30 24/04/1959 Venus #16 22/01/1960 Why #20 28/04/1960 Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops #37 The Avons Wiki UK pop vocal trio, Elaine and Valerie are sisters-in-law Ray Adams 1938 – Living Elaine Murtagh 1940 – Living Valerie Murtagh 1936 – Living 13/11/1959 Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat #3 07/07/1960 We're Only Young Once #45 27/10/1960 Four Little Heels #45 26/01/1961 Rubber Ball #30 Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra 24 Dec 1909 – 05 Sep 1969 (59) FindAGrave memorial Wiki American orchestra leader and composer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin 07/02/1958 Magic Moments #1 Released as Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers Bob Azzam and his Orchestra and Chorus 24 Oct 1925 – 24 Jul 2004 (78) Wiki Egyptian orchestra leader from Cairo 26/05/1960 Mustapha #23
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    UK Singles Chart

    S (part 9/9) The Stylistics Wiki American soul and R&B group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1968 James Dunn 04 Feb 1950 – Living Airrion Love 08 Oct 1951 – Living Herb Murrell 27 Apr 1949 – Living James Smith 16 Jun 1950 – Living Russell Thompkins Jr. 21 Mar 1951 – Living 24/06/1972 Betcha by Golly, Wow #13 04/11/1972 I'm Stone in Love with You #9 17/03/1973 Break Up to Make Up #34 30/06/1973 Peak-a-Boo #35 19/01/1974 Rockin' Roll Baby #6 13/07/1974 You Make Me Feel Brand New #2 19/10/1974 Let's Put it All Together #9 25/01/1975 Star on a TV Show #12 10/05/1975 Sing Baby Sing #3 26/07/1975 Can't Give You Anything (but My Love) #1 15/11/1975 Na Na is the Saddest Word #5 14/02/1976 Funky Weekend #10 24/04/1976 Can't Help Falling in Love #4 Cover of a single by Elvis Presley 07/08/1976 Sixteen Bars #7 27/11/1976 You'll Never Get to Heaven EP #24 26/03/1977 $7000 Dollars and You #24 Sugar Cane Discogs American disco vocal group, assembled by British producer Pete Bellotte (b. 1943), Tsiboe was later a member of Boney M Reggie Tsiboe 07 Sep 1950 – Living 30/09/1978 Montego Bay #54 Cover of a single by Bobby Bloom NB: There were two females and three males in the group. Can't find their names, other than Tsiboe because of his subsequent prominence. The Sugarhill Gang Wiki American hip-hop trio from Englewood, New Jersey Big Bank Hank 11 Jan 1956 – 11 Nov 2014 (58) Guardian obit Master Gee 15 Jun 1962 – Living Wonder Mike 30 Apr 1957 – Living 01/12/1979 Rapper's Delight #3 Features musical accompaniment from Positive Force Donna Summer 31 Dec 1948 – 17 May 2012 (63) Guardian obit Wiki American disco and R&B singer-songwriter and actress from Boston, Massachusetts, real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines, nicknamed the "Queen of Disco", sold over 100 million records worldwide making her one of the best selling artist of all-time, married to singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano (b. 1948), died in May 2012 from lung cancer – Summer herself theorised that her cancer was caused by inhaling toxic fumes and dust during the September 11, 2001 attacks, posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 17/01/1976 Love to Love You Baby #4 29/05/1976 Could it be Magic #40 Cover of a single by Barry Manilow 25/12/1976 Winter Melody #27 09/07/1977 I Feel Love #1 20/08/1977 Deep Down Inside (Theme From "The Deep") #5 Featured in the 1977 film The Deep 24/09/1977 I Remember Yesterday #14 03/12/1977 Love's Unkind #3 10/12/1977 I Love You #10 25/02/1978 Rumour has it #19 22/04/1978 Back in Love Again #29 10/06/1978 Last Dance #51 Featured in the 1978 film Thank God It's Friday 14/10/1978 MacArthur Park #5 17/02/1979 Heaven Knows #34 12/05/1979 Hot Stuff #11 Features Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of The Doobie Brothers on guitar 07/07/1979 Bad Girls #14 01/09/1979 Dim All the Lights #29 03/11/1979 No More Tears (Enough is Enough) #3 Released as Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand Sunny no info available Discogs UK pop singer, born in Madras, India, real name Heather Wheatman, sister of pop singer Sue Glover – the two performed as pop duo Sue and Sunny and were also members of group Brotherhood of Man 30/03/1974 Doctor's Orders #7 Supertramp Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1988, with reunion in 1996–2002, 2010–2011 and 2015 Rick Davies 22 Jul 1944 – Living John Helliwell 15 Feb 1945 – Living Roger Hodgson 21 Mar 1950 – Living Bob Siebenberg 31 Oct 1949 – Living Dougie Thomson 24 Mar 1951 – Living 15/02/1975 Dreamer #13 25/06/1977 Give a Little Bit #29 31/03/1979 The Logical Song #7 30/06/1979 Breakfast in America #9 27/10/1979 Goodbye Stranger #57 The Supremes Wiki American female singing group from Detroit, Michigan, signed with Motown Records during the 1960s – they were the label's most successful act commercially, in 1967 Motown boss Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross and The Supremes, both Mary Wilson and Diana Ross went on to have successful solo careers, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 Florence Ballard 30 Jun 1943 – 22 Feb 1976 (32) FindAGrave memorial Cindy Birdsong 15 Dec 1939 – Living Lynda Laurence 20 Feb 1949 – Living Diana Ross 26 Mar 1944 – Living Jean Terrell 26 Nov 1944 – Living Mary Wilson 06 Mar 1944 – Living 21/03/1970 Why (Must We Fall in Love) #31 Released as Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations 02/05/1970 Up the Ladder to the Roof #6 16/01/1971 Stoned Love #3 26/06/1971 River Deep – Mountain High #11 Released as The Supremes and the Four Tops 21/08/1971 Nathan Jones #5 20/11/1971 You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart #25 Released as The Supremes and the Four Tops 04/03/1972 Floy Joy #9 15/07/1972 Automatically Sunshine #10 21/04/1973 Bad Weather #37 Composed and produced by Stevie Wonder 24/08/1974 Baby Love (re-release) #12 Released as Diana Ross and The Supremes The Surprise Sisters Discogs Australian vocal group consisting of four real life sisters, originally called The Sutcliffes before relocating to the UK, discovered by American producer Tony Visconti (b. 1944) while they were performing in an East London pub Ellen Sutcliffe no info available Linda Sutcliffe no info available Patricia Sutcliffe no info available Susan Sutcliffe no info available 13/03/1976 La Booga Rooga #38 Cover of a song by Andy Fairweather Low NB: Can't find their ages but according to a comment from a relative here, they were all still alive about 4 years ago (c. 2016). The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver Wiki (Sutherland Brothers) / Wiki (Quiver) UK collaboration of folk and soft duo The Sutherland Brothers (1968–1979) consisting of real life siblings from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and progressive rock band Quiver (1970–1978) from England Tim Renwick 07 Aug 1949 – Living Gavin Sutherland 06 Oct 1951 – Living Iain Sutherland 17 Nov 1948 – 25 Nov 2019 (71) BBC obit Willie Wilson 08 Jul 1947 – Living 03/04/1976 Arms of Mary #5 20/11/1976 Secrets #35 02/06/1979 Easy Come, Easy Go #50 Released as simply The Sutherland Brothers Pat Suzuki 22 Sep 1930 – Living Wiki American traditional pop singer and actress from Cressey, California, real name Chiyoko Suzuki 14/12/1974 I Enjoy Being a Girl #49 Featured in the musical Flower Drum Song Billy Swan 12 May 1942 – Living Wiki American country singer-songwriter from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, his daughter Sierra Swan (b. 1978) is a prominent musician 14/12/1974 I Can Help #6 24/05/1975 Don't be Cruel #42 The Sweet Wiki UK glam rock band from London, originally called Sweetshop and also known as simply Sweet, formed in 1968 and disbanded in 1981 before being reformed in 1985 Brian Connolly 05 Oct 1945 – 09 Feb 1997 (51) Independent obit Steve Priest 23 Feb 1948 – 04 Jun 2020 (72) Guardian obit Andy Scott 30 Jun 1949 – Living Mick Tucker 17 Jul 1947 – 14 Feb 2002 (54) Telegraph obit 13/03/1971 Funny Funny #13 12/06/1971 Co-Co #2 16/10/1971 Alexander Graham Bell #33 05/02/1972 Poppa Joe #11 10/06/1972 Little Willy #4 09/09/1972 Wig-Wag Bam #4 13/01/1973 Block Buster! #1 05/05/1973 Hell Raiser #2 22/09/1973 The Ballroom Blitz #2 19/01/1974 Teenage Rampage #2 13/07/1974 The Six Teens #9 09/11/1974 Turn it Down #41 15/03/1975 Fox on the Run #2 12/07/1975 Action #15 24/01/1976 Lies in Your Eyes #35 28/01/1978 Love is Like Oxygen #9 Rachel Sweet 28 Jul 1962 – Living Wiki American pop and country singer, television writer and actress from Akron, Ohio 09/12/1978 B-A-B-Y #35 Sweet Dreams Wiki UK pop studio duo, not to be confused with the 1980s vocal trio Sweet Dreams who represented the UK in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, vocalist Polly Brown was also a member of Pickettywitch and had a successful solo career Polly Brown 18 Apr 1947 – Living Ron Roker 23 Jan 1941 – Living Tony Jackson 17 Mar 1944 – Living 20/07/1974 Honey, Honey #10 Cover of a single by ABBA NB: Roker provided the male vocals on the single, but Jackson was used for live performances and promotional purposes Sweet Sensation Wiki UK soul group from Manchester, though most of the members were born in Jamaica, formed in 1971 and disbanded in 1978 Junior Daye 26 Jun 1950 – Living Roy Flowers 04 Aug 1951 – Living Vincent James 12 Feb 1950 – 09 May 2019 (69) Mention of death Barry Johnson 20 Aug 1954 – Living Marcel King 04 Jan 1957 – 05 Oct 1995 (38) FindAGrave memorial St. Clair Palmer 04 Mar 1954 – Living Gary Shaugnessy 25 Jul 1953 – Living Leroy Smith 03 Sep 1952 – 15 Jan 2009 (56) Local obit 14/09/1974 Sad Sweet Dreamer #1 18/01/1975 Purely by Coincidence #11 Sylvester 06 Sep 1947 – 16 Dec 1988 (41) NY Times obit Wiki American disco, soul, funk and Hi-NRG singer-songwriter from Watts, Los Angeles, California, full name Sylvester James Jr., known for his flamboyant appearance and falsetto voice, died from AIDS-related complications in December 1988, posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 19/08/1978 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) #8 18/11/1978 Dance (Disco Heat) #29 31/03/1979 I (Who Have Nothing) #46 07/07/1979 Stars #47 Sylvia 29 May 1935 – 29 Sep 2011 (76) Guardian obit Wiki American singer, record producer and music executive, born in Harlem, New York City, New York and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, full birth name Sylvia Vanderpool (later Robinson), part of the duo Mickey & Sylvia during the 1950s/60s alongside Mickey Baker (1925–2012), dubbed "The Mother of Hip-Hop" for her notable productions in the genre 23/06/1973 Pillow Talk #14 Sylvia 22 Aug 1945 – Living Wiki Swedish traditional pop and jazz singer from Uddevalla, full name Sylvia Vrethammer 10/08/1974 Y Viva Espana #4 26/04/1975 Hasta La Vista #38 Syreeta 03 Aug 1946 – 06 Jul 2004 (57) Guardian obit Wiki American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Detroit, Michigan, full name Syretta Wright, known for her collaborations with Billy Preston and Stevie Wonder – the latter whom she was married to between 1970 and 1972 21/09/1974 Spinnin' and Spinnin' #49 01/02/1975 You Kiss is Sweet #12 12/07/1975 Harmour Love #32 15/12/1979 With You I'm Born Again #2 Released as Billy Preston & Syreeta
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    Irate Visitors Rage Here, If You Must.

    Sock puppet account for Iain, anyone?
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    John Astin

    A good way to measure fame is look at their Wiki and see how many other languages they have an article in. Astin has one in 9 other languages which is quite a lot for an actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, but his leading role in the Addams Family alone makes him pretty big.
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    UK Singles Chart

    Wow, thank you both! @YoungWillz, as you said, their record label has fibbed about their ages (by a year for Bray and Harris and by 2 years for the other 3). @RoverAndOut – the records you found for Twigg and Croshaw are definitely right, and I've located the other 3 – much easier when you have middle initials! The World Radio Mirror article is wrong about Bray's birthplace though – he was not born in Coventry, but nearby Meridan! Hence why neither of us could find him either. Updated. The entry has gone from almost empty to complete. All still alive according to the Electoral Register also. Stevenson's Rocket Discogs UK pop band from Coventry, West Midlands, the first act produced by Pete Waterman (b. 1947), drummer Steve Bray later played with singer Toyah Steve Bray 17 Mar 1958 – Living Mike Croshaw 07 Jun 1954 – Living Kevin Harris 30 May 1958 – Living Dave Reid 20 Sep 1955 – Living Allan Twigg 09 Sep 1955 – Living 29/11/1975 Alright Baby #37 NB: Considering this was a top 40 hit by a British band, there's very little out there on them. 2014 article by the Coventry Telegraph here. Birthdays sourced from here.
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    Saddam Hussein

    Al-Douri was the last high profile name still at large. There were two lists compiled. The Most Wanted Iraqi playing cards (52 names), and the slightly larger U.S. List of Most Wanted Iraqis (55 names). It’s the same 5 still at large on both lists: Kazim, Hani Tilfah, Rafi Tilfah, Habbush and Saif al-Rawi. Nobody is really looking for these people. They weren’t high profile or central to Saddam’s regime as such. 17 years have passed. It’s possible they’ll continue to evade capture and die in (relative) freedom like al-Douri.
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    UK Singles Chart

    S (part 8/9) John Stewart 05 Sep 1939 – 19 Jan 2008 (68) Guardian obit Wiki American folk and pop singer-songwriter from San Diego, California, member of group The Kingston Trio from 1961 to 1967 30/06/1979 Gold #43 Rod Stewart 10 Jan 1945 – Living Wiki UK rock singer-songwriter from Highgate, London, before coming to prominence as a solo artist he was a member of rock bands The Jeff Beck Group and Faces, one of the best selling artists of all-time having sold more than 250 million records worldwide, has twice beaten cancer (thyroid in 2000 and prostate in 2017), first married to actress and model Alana Stewart (b. 1945) from 1979 to 1984, then model and actress Rachel Hunter (b. 1969) from 1990 to 2006 and thirdly model Penny Lancaster (b. 1971) from 2007, awarded a CBE in 2007 and promoted to knighthood in 2016, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 04/09/1971 Reason to Believe / Maggie May #1 Two weeks into its chart run, the sides were flipped when it became apparent the b-side was more popular 12/08/1972 You Wear it Well #1 18/11/1972 Angel / What Made Milkwaukee Famous (has Made a Loser Out of Me) #4 05/05/1973 I've Been Drinking #27 Released as Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart 08/09/1973 Oh! No Not My Baby #6 05/10/1974 Farewell / Bring it on Home to Me – You Send Me #7 B-side is a medley covering two singles by Sam Cooke 07/12/1974 You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog For a Walk, Men a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings) #12 Released as Rod Stewart and the Faces 16/08/1975 Sailing #1 15/11/1975 This Old Heart of Mine #4 Cover of a single by The Isley Brothers 05/06/1976 Tonight's the Night (Gonna be Alright) #5 21/08/1976 The Killing of Georgie #2 04/09/1976 Sailing (re-release) #3 20/11/1976 Get Back #11 Cover of a single by The Beatles with Billy Preston 04/12/1976 Maggie May (re-release) #31 23/04/1977 I Don't Want to Talk About it / The First Cut is the Deepest #1 A-side is a cover of a song by Crazy Horse, b-side is a cover of a song by Cat Stevens 15/10/1977 You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) #3 28/01/1978 Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking #5 27/05/1978 Ole, Ola (Mulher Brasileira) #4 Released as Rod Stewart & Scottish World Cup Squad '78 18/11/1978 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? #1 03/02/1979 Ain't Love a Bitch #11 05/05/1979 Blondes (Have More Fun) #63 Stiff Little Fingers Wiki UK punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1982, reformed in 1987 and active since Jake Burns 21 Feb 1958 – Living Henry Cluney 04 Aug 1957 – Living Ali McMordie 31 Mar 1959 – Living Jim Reilly 09 May 1957 – Living 29/09/1979 Straw Dogs #44 Stephen Stills 03 Jan 1945 – Living Wiki American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and political activist from Dallas, Texas, also a member of rock bands Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, in 1997 he became the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in the same year (as a member of Buffalo Springfield and as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash) 13/03/1971 Love the One You're With #37 R&J Stone Wiki UK/American husband and wife pop duo, Russell was from Norwich, England and Joanne was from Newark, New Jersey, they met whilst members of the choir of composer James Last (1929–2015), Joanne died from a brain tumour on Christmas Eve 1979 Joanne Stone 09 Oct 1942 – 24 Dec 1979 (37) Mention of death Russell Stone 1946 – Living 10/01/1976 We do it #5 Stonebridge McGuinness Discogs UK duo, both members had previously been in rock band McGuinness Flint Tom McGuinness 02 Dec 1941 – Living Lou Stonebridge 1948 – Living 14/07/1979 Oo-Eeh Baby #54 Storm Discogs UK lovers rock reggae group 17/11/1979 It's My House #36 Cover of a single by Diana Ross NB: A newspaper cutting here suggests that there were three female vocalists on the single. Can't find any other info. Peter Straker – The Hands of Dr. Teleny 07 Nov 1943 – Living Wiki Jamaican-born UK singer and actor, known for his appearances in a 1979 Doctor Who serial and the ITV drama Connie (1985), appeared in the original London production of the musical Hair and had a personal relationship with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury 19/02/1972 The Spirit is Willing #40 The Stranglers Wiki UK rock band from Guildford, Surrey, formed in 1974, originally found an audience as a pub rock group before embracing punk rock, later new musical styles including art rock and new wave, keyboardist Dave Greenfield died from COVID-19 in May 2020 Jet Black 26 Aug 1938 – Living Jean-Jacques Burnel 21 Feb 1952 – Living Hugh Cornwell 28 Aug 1949 – Living Dave Greenfield 29 Mar 1949 – 03 May 2020 (71) Guardian obit 19/02/1977 (Get a) Grip (on Yourself) #44 21/05/1977 Peaches / Go Buddy Go #8 30/07/1977 Something Better Change / Straighten Out #9 24/09/1977 No More Heroes #8 04/02/1978 5 Minutes #11 06/05/1978 Nice 'n' Sleazy #18 12/08/1978 Walk on by #21 Cover of a single by Dionne Warwick 18/08/1979 Duchess #14 20/10/1979 Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus) #36 01/12/1979 Don't Bring Harry (EP) #41 Strawbs Wiki UK folk rock band from Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London, formed in 1964 and disbanded in 1980, reformed in 1983 and active since, drummer Rod Coombes was also a member of Stealers Wheel, keyboardist John Hawken was also a member of The Nashville Teens and Spooky Tooth, keyboardist Blue Weaver was also a member of Amen Corner and a touring member of both Mott the Hoople and Bee Gees, vocalist and bass guitarist John Ford and drummer Richard Hudson later formed the rock duo Hudson Ford Rod Coombes 15 May 1946 – Living Dave Cousins 07 Jan 1945 – Living Chas Cronk 1949 – Living John Ford 01 Jul 1948 – Living John Hawken 09 May 1940 – Living Richard Hudson 09 May 1948 – Living Dave Lambert 08 Mar 1949 – Living Blue Weaver 11 Mar 1947 – Living 28/10/1972 Lay Down #12 27/01/1973 Part of the Union #2 06/10/1973 Shine on Silver Sun #34 Streetband Discogs UK pop rock band, formed around 1978 and disbanded in 1979 after drummer Chaulky and guitarist Roger Kelly left, the remaining three members formed rock band The Q-Tips, vocalist Paul Young later had a hugely successful solo career, Chaulky had earlier been a member of pop rock band Mr. Big Chaulky (aka Vince Chaulk) 1950 – Living John Gifford no info available Roger Kelly c. 1952 – Living Mick Pearl no info available Paul Young 17 Jan 1956 – Living 04/11/1978 Toast / Hold on #18 NB: Kelly is now a guitar tutor and lives in Worthing, West Sussex. Gifford and Pearl should have been easier to trace but not finding much. Barbra Streisand 24 April 1942 – Living Wiki American singer, actress and filmmaker from New York City, New York, has won two Academy Awards, ten Grammys and five Emmys, one of the best selling recording artists of all time having sold over 150 million records worldwide, married to actor James Brolin (b. 1940), actor Jason Gould (b. 1966) is her son from her first marriage to actor Elliott Gould (b. 1938) 30/01/1971 Stoney End #27 30/03/1974 The Way We Were #31 Featured in the 1973 film The Way We Were 09/04/1977 Love Theme From "A Star is Born" (Evergreen) #3 Featured in the 1976 film A Star is Born 25/11/1978 You Don't Bring Me Flowers #5 Released as Barbra and Neil [Diamond] 03/11/1979 No More Tears (Enough is Enough) #3 Released as Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand Stretch Wiki UK blues rock band, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1979, reformed in 2007 and active since, guitarist Kirby Gregory and drummer Jim Russell were also members of progressive rock band Curved Air – with the latter later joining The Human League Elmer Gantry 1945 – Living Kirby Gregory 11 Mar 1953 – Living Paul Martinez 06 Oct 1947 – Living Jim Russell no info available 08/11/1975 Why Did You do it #16 NB: Jim Russell drummed on the record, as per the lineup here. I was unsure of who played bass guitar, but this strongly suggests that it was Martinez.
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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    B-b-but... they have a vaccine?!
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    Political Frailty

    Theres one picture and it's available here. Could be him. Hard to tell though.
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    Political Frailty

    The Jerusalem Post sum it up quite nicely. “Reported dead – again”.
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    Political Frailty

    The key word there being “seemingly”. The Ba’ath Party was the source for his death in April 2015 as well. I know you’re impatient at waiting for death confirmations drol, and it’s clear that it annoys you but perhaps just hold out until an official body confirms it rather than claiming to know more than the sources currently available.
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    Political Frailty

    I would advise caution. His death has been announced by Ba’athist Party sources and then subsequently refuted several times in the past. As the article you’ve just quoted says, he is a fugitive and it hasn’t been verified. Wise to wait for confirmation from either the Iraqi or American government.
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    World's Oldest

    Seeing as you seem to be unfamiliar with what means, her death was already discussed in the same thread, more than 20 hours before you posted it.
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    Frank Bough

    Well that's annoying. His nephew is my mate, and he told a little while ago that he had been unwell. Was going to play him in the DDP.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    January will mark 10 years since the great Jack LaLanne died, aged 96. Something which I'm still pissed off about because I'm a great believer in his way of living, and I think he could've gone on for another 5-10 years had pneumonia not come at him as hard and fast as it did. (I know, I know... shoulda could woulda... not how life works out!) Anways... His widow, Elaine "LaLa" LaLanne will be 95 in March. Still going strong, seems very lively and works out daily. Famous in her own right as a fitness guru. I can see her getting a qualifying obit in the form of the Mail Online at the very least. Interview here from a couple of months ago:
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    World's Oldest

    Here's someone of interest. Mollie Walker MBE. Born February 1909. A member of the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) during WWII. Surely the oldest living person in the UK with an honour?
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    World's Oldest

    For a very good reason. World records must be scientifically measured. Karam and Katari Chand were born in a country where official record did not become compulsory until much later. As such, there's no reason why they couldn't have been 10 years younger than they both claimed and/or they got married much later than claimed.
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    World's Oldest

    Claims to be immortal. We’ll see...
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    World's Oldest

    Good spot! According to the second table here, they're the oldest British siblings ever. Lilian is 112 next month. Gwen is 109 next month. Gwen lives in Australia.
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