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1 hour ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Oft-picked-by-YW-theme-teamer Rocky Sharpe died December 5 last year, only being mentioned by reliable sources now however.

Sad news.

 

Didn't qualify for my team last year or this (phew!) though I see he was picked up by another team last year and get a loss. Also sad if anyone picked him for 2020.

 

For those who want to enjoy his 1978 #17 hit Rama Lama Ding Dong again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsU8frpxJPM

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What is "chronic mono"?  Is one of his speakers not working?

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"Also, I dont know if it can make his lyrics any better" :D

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Steve Martin Caro, frontman of baroque pop behemoths The Left Banke, has walked away, sans Renee, aged 71.

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6 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Steve Martin Caro, frontman of baroque pop behemoths The Left Banke, has walked away, sans Renee, aged 71.

That whole fucking band dropped like flies in about two years time 

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41 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

That whole fucking band dropped like flies in about two years time 

Michael McKean will be the only one left at this rate

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On ‎21‎/‎05‎/‎2010 at 11:24, Spade_Cooley said:

Bret Michaels, in addition to last month's brain haemorrhage, has had a stroke and a hole discovered in his heart.

Bret Michaels getting some skin cancer removed while getting shoulder rotator cuff repaired: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7899979/Bret-Michaels-56-patch-skin-cancer-removed.html

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Every time i see this thread updated i get my hopes up someone i've heard of might have gone.

 

Nope just another 70s nobody.

 

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On 18/01/2020 at 22:52, Deathray said:

Every time i see this thread updated i get my hopes up someone i've heard of might have gone.

 

Nope just another 70s  60s nobody.

 

 

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On 18/01/2020 at 22:52, Deathray said:

Every time i see this thread updated i get my hopes up someone i've heard of might have gone.

 

Nope just another 70s nobody.

 

 

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Chicory Tip?

the fuck?

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17 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Chicory Tip?

the fuck?

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First UK #1 single to use a synthesizer, as every trivia buff knows.

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10 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

First UK #1 single to use a synthesizer, as every trivia buff knows.

 

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The door has been opened from the outside, see the position of the key.

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9 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

The door has been opened from the outside, see the position of the key.

 

Yes...

 

Obviously. Outside has opened the door to remind you it's there!

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1 hour ago, Spade_Cooley said:

First UK #1 single to use a synthesizer, as every trivia buff knows.

 

Also written by Giorgio Moroder.

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3 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Chicory Tip?

the fuck?

 

In all seriousness....

 

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The band formed in 1967, their name having been chosen by Barry Mayger who saw a coffee bottle (probably Camp Coffee) which contained chicory and this was shown on the label. He offered up the name Chicory Tip and it was accepted by the rest of the band. They were signed to CBS Records. They were originally known as The Sonics. The first few singles flopped, although "Excuse Me Baby" (a remake of a minor UK hit for The Magic Lanterns in 1971) secured the band its first appearance on the BBC Television pop music programme, Top of the Pops.

 

Sounds like they but about as much effort into that process as their songs.....

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5 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Another for Deathray's ire.

 

Barry Mayger, namer and founding member of Chicory Tip, dead at 73: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/founder-of-70s-chart-toppers-dies-220454/

 

Son Of My Father (UK #1 1972): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXsSYS-flOs

I remember them.

One of those bands that got a chance to get a hit single, play TOTP then drift in to obscurity and finish up playing nostalgia shows in seaside towns at the local pavilion.

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