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12 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Just to throw this out here... 

 

Craig Douglas, UK pop star of the 60s and 70s, most notably with "Only sixteen".

He retired in 2010 because of ill health and is now 78 years old - recent article:

https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/17901766.famous-pop-star-britain/

 

Edit: "Only sixteen", probably another song that wouldn't be made today..

 

Why?  It seems perfectly innocuous. 

I suspect this is another case of reading things into a title that simply aren't there.  See also 'Little Children' by Billy J. Kramer.

 

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
I loved her so
She was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

 

We'd laugh and we'd sing, and do little things
That made my heart glow
She was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

 

Why did I give my heart so fast?
It never will happen again
Coz I was a mere lad of sixteen
I've aged a year since then.

 

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
With eyes that would glow
She was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

 


 
 

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10 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

Why?  It seems perfectly innocuous. 

I suspect this is another case of reading things into a title that simply aren't there.  See also 'Little Children' by Billy J. Kramer.

 

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
I loved her so
She was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

 

We'd laugh and we'd sing, and do little things
That made my heart glow
She was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

 

Why did I give my heart so fast?
It never will happen again
Coz I was a mere lad of sixteen
I've aged a year since then.

 

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
With eyes that would glow
She was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know.

 


 
 

Okay, to be fair, I only read the title, not the actual lyrics. I thought it was some kind of "I am 25+ , and you are only sixteen" kind of thing.

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Sir Rod Stewart has been battling prostate cancer for 3 years.

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Dog the Bounter Hunter hospitalised with a suspected heart attack.

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19 hours ago, Sean said:

Sir Rod Stewart has been battling prostate cancer for 3 years.

 

He is actually in remission and having had my father, cousin and my dad's best friend all have prostate cancer in the last 10 years and survive, I don't think he will die anytime soon. Odds seem good.

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On 07/09/2019 at 12:59, Donald said:

 

Jeremy Corbyn in the year 2040

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On 04/08/2019 at 17:49, gcreptile said:

We do have a bit of a drolean wipe-out this year. Maybe it's all building up to a Mugabe death at Christmas.

 

Christmas came early

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On 05/09/2019 at 13:01, BCAlum2000 said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7429863/Britney-Spears-reveals-new-brunette-hairdo-amid-family-drama-ex-Kevin-Federline-father.html

Britney Spears looks terrible.   She has struggled with mental health issues for the past several years and her career has stagnated.

Sadly, Britney is off the rails again.  

 

I don't think so. With the silly faces she's pulling, at least she looks alive and capable of having a bit of fun. Compare this with the dead, blank-eyed look during her real troubled time and there's no comparison. Plus going from blonde to brunette does tend to age people a little - saying that, she very much looks the same age as people I went to school with and she's 10 years younger...

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On 07/09/2019 at 12:59, Donald said:

 

 

Fuck knows what happened but I saw the post and started craving a plate of fish fingers!

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Both Prince Phillip and Little Richard are on my 2019 list, but even if they survive it, i can't see them surviving 2020

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2 minutes ago, CastAway said:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/23/haiti-shooting-senator-gun-parliament-photojournalist

 

Haitian senator has decided to open in front of the parliament, so if you have any Haiti-adjacent political figures you want to take a flyer on, now's the time.

Politicians packing at Parliament. Just imagine if the GOP follows suit. "Here's your fucking impeachment, Pelosi"

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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://10daily.com.au/amp/entertainment/music/a190925ubrtp/cream-drummer-ginger-baker-critically-ill-in-hospital-20190925&ved=2ahUKEwjagqj41O3kAhXqqlkKHYgGCUsQyM8BMDh6BAgDEAM&usg=AOvVaw0hLz9yV4j3J9F0LSWaIcTm&ampcf=1

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John Manners who was 105 yesterday & is the oldest ever first class cricketer having played county cricket in 1936.

 

Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (b 1931) who was for many years the editor of the National Geographic Magazine which began in 1888 & has always had an iconic yellow border on its front cover. He is also the great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell.

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On 20/07/2019 at 21:57, Ulitzer95 said:

Jacques Delors, former EU Commission President and subject of the famous “Up Yours, Delors” Sun headline is 94 today. 

 

Was always very active but not done a televised interview since 2015 from what I can find.

 

One to watch. 

If they want another Jacques on the list next year, I guess he's the man. Plenty of punning possibilities too. 

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Joan le Mesurier (b 1931) is the widow of John le Mesurier & former wife of Mark Eden. (ex Coronation Street) She was an actress & possibly best known for an affair with Tony Hancock.

 

Eileen Derbyshire (b 1931) is best known for playing Emily Bishop in Coronation Street from 1961 to 2016 when she took a 6 month break which has now extended to 36 months. She will appear in a a recorded cameo next month to celebrate the 80th birthday of the only actor to appear longer in the soap - Ken Barlow played by William Roache. She is also the mother of the sports journalist Oliver Holt.

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16 minutes ago, The Watcher said:

Joan le Mesurier (b 1931) is the widow of John le Mesurier & former wife of Mark Eden. (ex Coronation Street) She was an actress & possibly best known for an affair with Tony Hancock.

 

Good spot, I thought she was long gone.

 

Also in the Living Widows Club is Ingeborg Pertwee, Jon's missus and Sean's mum. Will be late 80s at youngest now, and a QO cert.

 

Naina Yeltsina lives too, but isn't a very popular DDP name - only picked once ever and that was in 2011. Jehan Sadat also lives, some 38 years after her husband was murdered.

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Mikis Theodorakis, 94 years old. Famous Greek song wrighter and composer.

mikis-theodorakis97515.jpg

He was the main speaker of the huge rallies (for some nationalist and far right) about the name of Macedonia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikis_Theodorakis

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Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.[1][2][3][4][5]

He scored for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973). He composed the "Mauthausen Trilogy" also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen", which has been described as the "most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust" and possibly his best work[6]. He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer.[2][4][7] He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.[8]

Politically, he is associated with the left because of his long-standing ties to the Communist Party of Greece. He was an MP for the KKE from 1981-90. Nevertheless, in 1989 he ran as an independent candidate within the centre-right New Democracy party, in order for the country to emerge from the political crisis that had been created due to the numerous scandals of the government of Andreas Papandreou,[9] and helped establish a large coalition between conservatives, socialists and leftists. In 1990 he was elected to the parliament (as in 1964 and 1981), became a government minister under Constantine Mitsotakis, and fought against drugs and terrorism and for culture, education and better relations between Greece and Turkey. He continued to speak out in favor of left-liberal causes, Greek–Turkish–Cypriot relations, and against the War in Iraq.[10][11] He has consistently opposed oppressive regimes and was a key voice against the 1967–74 Greek junta, which imprisoned him and banned his songs.[12]

 

 

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Me... Cheers! Hallelujah

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If you want to go real crazy on your team next year, than look to no other than Bobby Joseph. He’s currently the longest living case of Stage 4 Cancer in the US, living with the disease for over 20 years...

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9 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

If you want to go real crazy on your team next year, than look to no other than Bobby Joseph. He’s currently the longest living case of Stage 4 Cancer in the US, living with the disease for over 20 years...

Never mind the bollocks, here's the first living case of Stage 5 Cancer in the universe. For instance I almost killed... never mind That was 32 years ago? Then next year... a nightmare... Hallelujah... Bad moon rising

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4 hours ago, msc said:

 

Good spot, I thought she was long gone.

 

Also in the Living Widows Club is Ingeborg Pertwee, Jon's missus and Sean's mum. Will be late 80s at youngest now, and a QO cert.

 

Naina Yeltsina lives too, but isn't a very popular DDP name - only picked once ever and that was in 2011. Jehan Sadat also lives, some 38 years after her husband was murdered.

 

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Jon Pertwee's first wife is also still alive. She is the actress Jean Marsh & the co-creator of Upstairs, Downstairs. She made her return to the series when it was brought back over 30 years later but due to the success of Downton Abbey it disappeared without trace! Her co-creator Dame Eileen Atkins must also be a similar age.

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