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Kate O’Mara

News that the lady had taken her final curtain came was rather sad for I had long had something of a soft spot for her. Not from any of her screen performances though, but from a random act of kindness. Continue reading

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News from Skaro; Dalek’s creator dies

News that Raymond Cusick has died, aged 84, brought a tinge of sadness this way for, although that is a good age, this was the gentleman who designed one of my favourite TV icons; the Dalek for whilst it was Terry Nation who came up with the idea, it was Raymond who brought that idea its shape. Continue reading

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RIP Gary Moore

After various posts and tweets today, all pales into insignificance on hearing the news that Gary Moore has died. Same age as me as it happens.

An amazing guitarist and master gurner in the process, GM will be sadly missed, but he does at least leave us with a catalogue of material to for us to enjoy his memory from.

I’m off to find some of those memories on my iPod.

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Gerry Rafferty RIP

Sad to hear yesterday of Gerry Rafferty leaving us, but we do have his songs to remember him by.

City to City got me safely home on many a dark night and I wore out three cassette copies before I finally got a car with a CD player. These days it’s on my ipod and is one of the few albums that I look forward to listening to in one go.

Someone who made music that truly touched people and I for one will treasure his songs.


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RIP Ralph Coates

I was sad to read that Ralph Coates had passed on. I can remember him from his Burnley days, but mostly from his time at Tottenham where he was a nifty winger and dangerous in the box to boot. To see him taunting a full back or flashing down the line with that comb over streaming behind him he always seemed to be giving his all and he was one of those players that the other teams always seemed to respect.

Sad news to hear that he has gone, and at no age really, but I doubt that I’m the only one with fond memories of his playing days.

Oh for a time when footballers wore proper shorts and played for pleasure rather than the next endorsement deal.

RIP Ralph, and thanks for the memories.

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Actor Leslie Nielsen has died aged 84

Sad news this morning. I was always a fan from the Forbidden Planet days, but feel that his Airplane role defined a whole new genre.

I got a lot of pleasure from his films and TV work and am sad to hear he has departed this life.


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