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  1. JQW

    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Still working on my list, wondering whether to play someone local as my joker. They’re not very notable at the moment, but could be next year.
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    Professional Cyclists

    And now Pete Shelley, composer of that theme, has died as well.
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    Passed-Punks & No-Wavers

    Now confirmed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46476369
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    Passed-Punks & No-Wavers

    Pete Shelley, according to an acquaintance of mine on Twitter.
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    49. Paul Gascoigne

    Congratulations on winning this year's Turner Prize.
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    Professional Cyclists

    Cycling TV commentator, and former professional rider Paul Sherwen has died today aged 62. He was living in Uganda where he owned a mine. Can't find a reliable link at the moment.
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    Advent Avalanche 2018

    Donald Trump
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    The Residents (& Other Weirdos)

    I can't remember that much about it - just a discordant mess that was supposedly a concept album about something or other, but which made absolutely no sense.
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    The Residents (& Other Weirdos)

    It's the name of The Resident's second album, which they originally decided not to actually release, but it eventually appeared a few years later. I bought a second-hand copy many years ago - never got to the end of it.
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    Plane, Train And Automobile Crashes

    A helicopter belonging to the owner of Leicester City crashes into the club's car-park shortly after take-off following tonight's match. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-46006470
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    Next shocking death?

    It's not God, it's noteworthy bassist Leland Sklar, who goes by the nickname 'Father Time'.
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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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