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Fucking hell, I know that it gets a bit tedious in here but let's not let it get all Twittery for taking offence with the odd outdated term/insult/term of endearment.

Remember, this is DL and If I think Toastie has a fanny that looks like a badly packed kebab, I'm sure she will not take offence and just tell me to piss off, or summat.

Ya, know?

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45 minutes ago, Lord Fellatio Nelson said:

If I think Toastie has a fanny that looks like a badly packed kebab, I'm sure she will not take offence and just tell me to piss off, or summat.

 

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7 hours ago, Toast said:

 

:scratchhead:  You asked his age.  I offered a clue.  And you clearly missed the point of his closing sentence.

And what would that have been?

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4 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

And what would that have been?

 

Parody.

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Paul Koulak, French composer of France's 1973 entry Sans Toi has reportedly died: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.leprogres.fr/culture-loisirs/2021/06/30/les-obseques-de-paul-koulak-compositeur-de-la-musique-de-fort-boyard-auront-lieu-a-saint-chamond&prev=search&pto=aue

 

He also did all the music including the credits music for Fort Boyard.

 

Anyway, here's Martine Clemenceau:

 

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1065753/

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Apparently former Uriah Heep singer John Lawton was part of the 1976 Eurovision entry for Germany, the Les Humphries Singers. Lawton reportedly died at the end of last month: https://blabbermouth.net/news/former-uriah-heep-singer-john-lawton-dead-at-74/

 

I'll go out on a limb here and suggest he's far right in this clip from the Contest - not Germany's finest hour, but I think they were jumping on the previous winner from Netherlands:

 

Edit: Comments in YT suggest the guy in blue in the clip is John Lawton. Well, I had a 25 per cent chance of guessing right.

 

 

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On 10/04/2021 at 10:13, YoungWillz said:

Shay Healy, who wrote What's Another Year, winning song for Ireland and Johnny Logan, dead at 78: https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2021/0410/1208960-shay-healy/

Obituary for Colin Tully who has died aged 66 from cancer: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/14/colin-tully-obituary

 

Provided the backing (saxaphone) for Logan on What's Another Year, fast becoming a cursed song. 

 

Tully also did the music for two notable films, That Sinking Feeling and Gregory's Girl.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt-Eric_Holmquist

Curt-Eric Holmquist dead at 73 from leukemia, conductor of the 1984 winning entry Diggi-loo Diggi-ley.

 

Composer Torgny Söderberg (b. 1944) and the singers, the three Herrey brothers are still alive.

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41 minutes ago, arghton said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt-Eric_Holmquist

Curt-Eric Holmquist dead at 73 from leukemia, conductor of the 1984 winning entry Diggi-loo Diggi-ley.

 

Composer Torgny Söderberg (b. 1944) and the singers, the three Herrey brothers are still alive.

Gives me an opportunity to watch it again. Which I do at least once a month.

 

I have sung it at Karaoke in the Swedish. I shall also do that.

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On 24/10/2020 at 11:49, gcreptile said:

German-Italian singer Nino De Angelo, Germany's 1989 ESC entry, says he has COPD and maybe 5 years left to live:

https://m.bild.de/bild-plus/unterhaltung/leute/leute/nino-de-angelo-unheilbar-lungenkrank-ich-habe-nur-noch-fuenf-jahre-73562896,view=conversionToLogin.bildMobile.html

 

He's a precarious existence. Bankruptcies, lymphoma in the 90s, confessed cocaine user and obsessive gambler.

Nino De Angelo was supposed to perform last weekend - got replaced:

https://www.schlagerradio.de/wie-krank-ist-nino-de-angelo

 

Apart from the COPD, two cancer fights, bad lifestyle, he also had two heart bypass surgeries in recent years.

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6 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Cross posting Maria Mendiola's death here. The group represented Luxembourg in 1978 with Parlez-Vous Francais?:

 

 

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Marina Tucakovic, Yugoslavian born Serbian who provided the lyrics for three Serbian entries in 2010, 2012 and 2013, has died of COVID aged 67: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sr&u=https://www.danas.rs/scena/preminula-marina-tucakovic/&prev=search&pto=aue

 

Piet Veerman's Dutch hit, Sailin' Home, was a translation of one of her songs.

 

Best placed finish for her was 2012, finishing third with Nije Ljubav Stvar:

 

 

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Claude Lombard, who represented Belgium in 1968 with the song "Quand tu reviendras", has died at age 76.

The song finished joined 7th place out of 17 entries.

She returned to Eurovision in 1973, albeit as a backing singer, for that year's Belgian entry "Baby Baby" performed by Nicole & Hugo. Although this finished in last place in the voting, the song, and particularly the performance, has since assumed iconic status in the Eurovision fan community.

https://www.ladepeche.fr/2021/09/21/mort-de-la-chanteuse-claude-lombard-reine-des-generiques-de-series-animees-des-annees-1980-9803544.php

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Hayko, who represented Armenia at Eurovision 2007, dead at 44 from the harmless cold they call COVID.

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1 hour ago, drol said:

Hayko, who represented Armenia at Eurovision 2007, dead at 44 from the harmless cold they call COVID.

Finished 8th in the Grand Final with Anytime You Need. You know how plastic bags and bits of loo roll find their way onto trees? It's that one. Terry Wogan made a rather unfortunate reference to a Red Indian in commentary. 

 

 

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