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Didn't pick him in the DDP. Just like Wetton last year. When will I learn? :rolleyes:

 

Also, judging by this pattern, the Deathlist 2019 can expect it's first hit on January 23rd.

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I didn't pick him either - thought he'd shamble on for a bit yet.

Sad.  End of an era.

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Ah, shame. A singular talent. RIP :rip:

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3 minutes ago, themaninblack said:

Ah, shame. A singular talent. RIP :rip:

 

Just now, Youwanticewiththat said:

Indeed.

I'm getting to be a grumpy old bastard. Can't say I've heard of him. 

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

RIP.

 

Honestly can't say I was a fan at all. I know nothing of his oeuvre.

“They are always different; they are always the same”

John Peel

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1 minute ago, themaninblack said:

“They are always different; they are always the same”

John Peel

Beat me to it, I was a big fan, and that was my favourite quote about that band...

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57 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

So, has it ever happened before that the #50 pick was the first to go?

Yes. Indeed #50 to die at all has only happened in 1999 (Ernie Wise), 2012 (Clive Dunn) and 2017 (Ian Brady)...

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As for my decision to include him on my DDP team, well, I just had a really a strong feeling after reading those cancellations back in December. I just felt like he wasn’t going to make it. That, and I kept saying a major new wave artist was going to be ill, and he was the closest thing to that, so I thought it would’ve been immoral for me not to pick him. I enjoyed his music, he has a very unique style. :rip:

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R.I.P Mark. Seemed like a cool guy.

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1 hour ago, maryportfuncity said:

So, has it ever happened before that the #50 pick was the first to go?

I don't think this question was adequately answered. Though the list has been successful three times in the past with number 50, this is the first time number 50 has been the first to die.

 

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Can we change the ‘dead’ tag to ‘fallen’?

Edited by DevonDeathTrip
Dead tag duly edited
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To be fair, I was expecting the front page headline to be something like "Mark has Fallen" or something, but aye they might change it seeing as they did that with Downie too.

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There will be now.  :(

 

 

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my second ddp hit

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Mrs DDT assures me that we saw The Fall live when we were at Uni in Glasgow.  The problem is I have no recollection of these events whatsoever.  That probably says more about the  psychedelic blizzard I almost permanently inhabited at the time, than it does about The Fall being in any way forgettable.  

 

Anyway, RIP you curmudgeonly, misanthropic old bugger.  It was a privilege to have seen you perform, even if I can't remember a damned thing about it. 

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Didn't really buy into it, now it looks like I should have.

RIP

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I am just stunned and devastated at this news. He was bigger than George Michael imo . Didn't even know he was ill ! Hope he's having a good chat with John Peel wherever  he is  ! 

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Wasn't familiar with his music myself, but well done to the committee on the successful gamble...

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R.I.P. Mark. I got to meet you just the once at John Peel's birthday bash many moons ago. You will be sadly missed. 

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In terms of name recognition Mark E Smith is clearly a less well-known lead vocalist than John Wetton - lead singer of Asia and Asia was a band known Worldwide . But Wetton was rejected from the 2017 list and as a result Deathlist missed out having 18 deaths in 2017 !

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Wetton might have been better known Worldwide but Mark E Smith is the more "deathlisty" name. A great choice IMO...

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