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#41 Bert Trautmann

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

Dead

I didn't even know he was ill until I'd already entered my team, missed opportunity there, especially as most people seem to have him on their DDP...
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2012 - 74th (6/20)
2013 - 11th (11/20)

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:28 PM

View PostBertTrautmann, on Jan 4 2011, 02:20 PM, said:

Dead

I didn't even know he was ill until I'd already entered my team, missed opportunity there, especially as most people seem to have him on their DDP...
Beat me to it...

Looks like it's gonna be a good year for Deathlist! Now to wait for Zsa Zsa...
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

View Postwildstorm, on Jan 4 2011, 07:28 PM, said:

View PostBertTrautmann, on Jan 4 2011, 02:20 PM, said:

Dead

I didn't even know he was ill until I'd already entered my team, missed opportunity there, especially as most people seem to have him on their DDP...
Beat me to it...

Looks like it's gonna be a good year for Deathlist! Now to wait for Zsa Zsa...

Well at least I found out about his illness in time for my shadowlist, but that's scant consolation! Ah well you live (or not) and learn.

As for Zsa Zsa she is on my DDP...I wouldn't wish death on most people, but you know...she's had a good innings...
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Sam Simon - Wilko Johnson - Scott Putesky - Mark Evans - Clive James - Rubin Carter - Kate Granger - Sally Farmiloe - Kate Gross - Valerie Harper - Albert Reynolds - Casey Kasem - Carman - Christy Dignam - Robert Schuller - Elie Wiesel - Helen Fawkes - Sandy Jardine - Billy Graham - Katherine Crowe

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2011 - 10th (7/20)
2012 - 74th (6/20)
2013 - 11th (11/20)

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:36 PM

Damn, he was one of my subs! And anyway, we have our 1st graduate from the deathlist class of 2011.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

He had a dream about buying some land, then he went and bought the farm. Peace out Gez.
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:51 PM

View PostThe Miser, on Dec 31 2010, 08:33 PM, said:

Good chance for this to be first hit.


and we are off...
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Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

View PostSpade_Cooley, on Jan 4 2011, 07:42 PM, said:

He had a dream about buying some land, then he went and bought the farm. Peace out Gez.

Was only thinking of Baker Street today an' all.

Mind you, Baker Street has been stuck somewhere in my head since I was 2 years old...and It'll never leave.

RIP Gerry

What a cracking start to DDP 2011 we have already. 3 deaths in 3 days!

Right, back to work...
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:59 PM

I was kicking myself for missing him on the DDP, so I put him first on my NDP...every cloud and that!
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:09 PM

I never picked him for anything :huh: ! I feel like a bum, humbled.

Oh well, plenty of time to catch up.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:13 PM

View Posttime, on Jan 4 2011, 08:09 PM, said:

I never picked him for anything :huh: ! I feel like a bum, humbled.

Same here. But in my defense, I had never heard of him.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:15 PM

Apparently Gerry Rafferty died today 4 January -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/0...fferty-obituary

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

View PostTreeTiger, on Jan 4 2011, 08:15 PM, said:

Apparently Gerry Rafferty died today 4 January -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/0...fferty-obituary

You're kidding me?! Not Gerry!
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2013 - 11th (11/20)

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:24 PM

View PostWindsor, on Jan 4 2011, 08:13 PM, said:

View Posttime, on Jan 4 2011, 08:09 PM, said:

I never picked him for anything :huh: ! I feel like a bum, humbled.

Same here. But in my defense, I had never heard of him.

Isn't "Baker Street" the most played song in the history of radio?
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:32 PM

As of 2009 the most played songs on UK radio were:


1. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
2. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
4. Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
5. Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
6. Robbie Williams - Angels
7. Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
8. Abba - Dancing Queen
9. Perry Como - Magic Moments
10. Bing Crosby - White Christmas


Still, don't feel too sorry for Rafferty. Baker St was thought to earn him around 80,000 on a good year. I'll drink to that!
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:05 PM

Well he's certainly light in his head and dead on his feet now.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

View PostWindsor, on Jan 4 2011, 08:13 PM, said:

View Posttime, on Jan 4 2011, 08:09 PM, said:

I never picked him for anything :huh: ! I feel like a bum, humbled.

Same here. But in my defense, I had never heard of him.

He was one of Scotland's most successful songwriters.

I suppose you're too young to remember him...
"I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille."

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:13 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 4 2011, 10:06 PM, said:

View PostWindsor, on Jan 4 2011, 08:13 PM, said:

View Posttime, on Jan 4 2011, 08:09 PM, said:

I never picked him for anything :huh: ! I feel like a bum, humbled.

Same here. But in my defense, I had never heard of him.

He was one of Scotland's most successful songwriters.

I suppose you're too young to remember him...

I am a bit more aware of who is he thanks to his obits. I have heard of some of his music. But if you were to mention his name, I wouldn't have been able to place him...until now.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:23 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jan 4 2011, 07:59 PM, said:

I was kicking myself for missing him on the DDP, so I put him first on my NDP...every cloud and that!

I thought that the Dutch thing doesn't start until the 10th?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

So........ he died this morning.... so did my poor mum :huh:. She's not famous though, but in my eyes she'll always be a star

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

View PostJohanna, on Jan 4 2011, 10:28 PM, said:

So........ he died this morning.... so did my poor mum :huh: . She's not famous though, but in my eyes she'll always be a star

Sorry for your loss Johanna - you have my sympathies.
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