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    FIFA World Cup Players

    A woman???
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    Ringo Starr

    Various recordings with Best on drums have escaped over the years - the two sessions made in Hamburg under Bert Kaempfehrt backing Tony Sheridan, the Decca audition tape from January 1962, the Parlophone test session from June 1962 and a some BBC recordings made in Manchester. Best's drumming is very unadventurous, usually the same predictable shuffle rhythm. On the Parlophone test recording of Love Me Do his timing during the bridge section is awful - no wonder George Martin wanted to use a session drummer. When four of the Tony Sheridan recordings were issued in the US by Atco in 1964, they over-dubbed the drum parts. This is probably behind Bernard Purdie's claim to have drummed on some Beatles recordings, as he was on a lot of sessions made by Atco's parent label Atlantic at the time. Atco also put out an album, using cover versions of Beatles and other Merseybeat hits to fill it out, which Purdie may have also played on. I've also heard talk that Brian Epstein hawked the 1962 Decca audition tapes around New York in 1963/1964 to try and get them released, and may have got Purdie to over-dub drums on this session too.
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    British Character Actors

    He also played the lead role in the shortest running West End musical - Mike Read's 'Wilde' - which closed after one night, to the disappointment of the five customers who had tickets for the second day.
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    5. Prince Phillip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Or one of them is already dead, and they're putting off releasing the news until after both Wimbledon and the World Cup are over.
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    Ed Sheeran

    It would be better if he lived but his music died.
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    Dead Drummers

    Dead now. https://www.loudersound.com/news/colosseum-founder-jon-hiseman-dies-aged-73
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    Crashing Companies

    The shutdown clearance sale should be fun - can their tills cope with prices under a pound?
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    The Chequered Flag

    The NW200 splits the field into three or four 'waves' who start at intervals. Not sure what happens at the Ulster Grand Prix or at Oliver's Mount.
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    The Chequered Flag

    The TT races are all time trials, with racers setting off individually at 10 seconds intervals, and hence starting accidents aren't a problem.
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    Scrubs out that list of Russian journalists I was assembling for next year's DDP.
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    Video Game Nerds

    There's several models of the 2600 - the earliest ones have 6 switches on the front instead of the 4 shown here, with the most valuable being the original 'heavy' version. Then there's later models without the wood-grain, and the 2600 Jr. model in a completely different case. Some of the games can be worth a lot of money to collectors - usually ones from obscure manufacturers who didn't last long.
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    Donald J Trump

    Could be kidney damage after an overdose. Suicide attempt, perhaps?
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    Time Added

    Could Sauro Toma even be considered a survivor? He was out injured at the time and therefore didn't travel with the squad on the date of their fateful flight.
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    Professional Cyclists

    Goolaerts has now died.
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    Professional Cyclists

    Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts in a 'very worrying' condition after a crash in today's Paris-Roubaix race. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/08/michael-goolaerts-paris-roubaix-cpr-hospital-peter-sagan?CMP=share_btn_tw

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