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charon

Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:50 PM

http://www.independe...0-31043179.html

Jim McCann , who was with the Dubliners during their best era.

This is later though...


Bibliogryphon

Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

Val Doonican is 88 Today.


maryportfuncity

Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:53 AM

 

Roy Harper's trial has started, his alleged victims (i.e. those claiming he had sex with them whilst they were underage) were extremely young at the time so it may, just, be time to drag this thread high and consider how he's doing (legally and health wise).

 

Even if he gets found not guilty, the lyrics to his song The Black Cloud of Islam - conspicuous by it's absence from youtube  - may ruffle some extremist feathers.  Hopefully Harper's new found prominence won't  mean his back catalogue comes to the attention of ISIS....although I suppose it isn't entirely likely that a bunch of crazed jihadists will sit around the campfire in Syria listening to McGoohans Blues

 

 

 

 

Harpers back catalogue also includes Forbidden Fruit which openly discusses having sex with an underage girl and specifies she is 14.


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:51 PM

Roy Harper's trial has started, his alleged victims (i.e. those claiming he had sex with them whilst they were underage) were extremely young at the time so it may, just, be time to drag this thread high and consider how he's doing (legally and health wise).

 

Even if he gets found not guilty, the lyrics to his song The Black Cloud of Islam - conspicuous by it's absence from youtube  - may ruffle some extremist feathers.  Hopefully Harper's new found prominence won't  mean his back catalogue comes to the attention of ISIS....although I suppose it isn't entirely likely that a bunch of crazed jihadists will sit around the campfire in Syria listening to McGoohans Blues

 


maryportfuncity

Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:52 PM

Roy Harper's trial has started, his alleged victims (i.e. those claiming he had sex with them whilst they were underage) were extremely young at the time so it may, just, be time to drag this thread high and consider how he's doing (legally and health wise).


charon

Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:24 PM

Doh.

maryportfuncity

Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

http://www.cornishma...tail/story.html

Clive Palmer at 71, incredible string band founder.


Aye, he was mentioned hereabouts a couple of days back.

charon

Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:04 PM

http://www.cornishma...tail/story.html

Clive Palmer at 71, incredible string band founder.

charon

Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:27 AM


Maggie Boyle at 57.

http://www.theguardi...10/maggie-boyle

Haunting vocals, so she had.

maryportfuncity

Posted 12 October 2014 - 04:47 PM


Surely, Other Lives isn't point-scoring?


Why would you think that? It's a feature in a national print newspaper.
There are far more ephemeral fleeting mentions that are considered valid.


Hell yeah, I always understood it was point scoring; on the basis that The Guardian gets loads of submissions and only uses a few and - in any case - a fair few of those obitted in this way would have been covered anyway, it's more Guardian policy than owt else, to make the whole obits thing look less staid and more democratic. The original point stands. If you were ever remotely important in British folk, acid folk or owt else beloved of beardy types who've gone on to be middle class and/or influential, you're probably Guardian obitable.

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