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#1 Vinegar Tits

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:06 PM

Due to post-Eurovision comedown after Saturday night I had a look at past contestants who may be going to the great Song Contest in the sky sooner rather than later. Of course, most probably won't get an obit over here but there are a few that I'd be surprised won't be mentioned in the press when God decides their douze points are up and may be worth a look:

Lys Assia (b. 1926). First winner of Eurovision 50 years and 1 day ago exactly. Despite her age she's in fine fettle and pops up occasionally on ESC-related programmes, most recently the 'Congratulations' programme that the Beeb didn't decide to show here in the UK. Survived a vicious attack when her apartmernt was burgled a few years ago so is obviously made of stern stuff.

Pearl Carr (b. 1923). Of 'Sing Little Birdie' fame. Could possibly already be dead but don't recall hearing anything.

Corry Brokken (b. 1932). One for our Dutch Deathlisters. Won once, and might get a UK obit because she hosted the Contest in 1976 when Brotherhood Of Man won.

Nana Mouskouri (b. 1934). Getting on a bit but looked in rude health last Saturday so I can't imagine we'll be wiping the tears off our oversized glasses just yet.

Udo Jurgens (b. 1934). Still recording and touring but is getting on a bit.

Kenneth McKellar (b. 1927). In 1966 when the rest of Europe were sending cutesy France Gall clones, the UK decided to enter... a man in a kilt. Will certainly get an obit due to being a major man of Scottish song rather than any Eurovision 'achievements'.

Rudi Carrell (b. 1934). Already mentioned on here I believe. Suffering from lung cancer and prognosis not good. Not sure he'd get a UK obit but if Monica Zetterlund can then I can't see why not.

Freddy Quinn (b. 1931). One of the first German-language pop stars. Massive in the 50s and early 60s, he's sort of the equivalent of the Austrian-Germanic Cliff Richard (only without the 'edginess' *cough*).

Katie Boyle (b. 1926). Getting on a bit and we don't see her much on TV these days. She hasn't even popped up in a Eurovision-related programme for a while. Perhaps she's never got over being manhandled by Guildo Horn back in Brum in '98.

News of a few others who probably won't get a UK obit but maybe of interest to some anyway:

Riki Sorsa (Finnish Rod Stewart lookalike from 1981 who wore a nasty yellow and pink jumpsuit and sang a crap reggae song) has been diagnosed with cancer.

Vice Vukov (b. 1936) - represented Yugoslavia in 1963/1965. Was elected to the Croatian parliament and became ambassador to Switzerland, so his political stature might just give him an obit. Last November he fell down the parliamentary building stairs and sustained a serious head injury. Apparently his chances of recovery are even slimmer than Ariel Sharon's, being in a persistive vegatative state.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:28 AM

Grammy award winning American record producer Greg Ladanyi, who produced Fleetwood Mac's "Behind The Mask" album, has died "of severe head trauma following an on-stage accident last Friday in Cyprus". :lol:


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:22 PM

Kenneth McKellar

The Scottish Tenor has died at the age of 82 in California. He was only diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week.

Another Eurovision Song Contest name gone. He represented the UK in 1966. Yes, in the year where everyone else sent France Gall clones we sent a bloke in a kilt... RIP

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:58 PM

Kenneth McKellar

The Scottish Tenor has died at the age of 82 in California. He was only diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week.


Can't say I am sorry, he and his ilk tortured my childhood. My father is very much into Scottish folk music, so while other kids born in the late '60's were being brought up listening to their parents choice of music - The Beatles, Stones, even '50's rock'n roll - I got subjected to things like The Uist Tramping Song. I can still remember being forced to stand up at family parties as a shy kid and sing things like 'Jock o' Hazeldean'. Every bloody year I had to learn a new song for the big New Year parties we had back then. I got my own back by getting into Heavy Metal in my teens and blaring it right through the house :rolleyes: .

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:21 PM

Kenneth McKellar

The Scottish Tenor has died at the age of 82 in California. He was only diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week.


Can't say I am sorry, he and his ilk tortured my childhood. My father is very much into Scottish folk music, so while other kids born in the late '60's were being brought up listening to their parents choice of music - The Beatles, Stones, even '50's rock'n roll - I got subjected to things like The Uist Tramping Song. I can still remember being forced to stand up at family parties as a shy kid and sing things like 'Jock o' Hazeldean'. Every bloody year I had to learn a new song for the big New Year parties we had back then. I got my own back by getting into Heavy Metal in my teens and blaring it right through the house :rolleyes: .


Aye, the bad news Lady G is that many of those Billy Connolly once dubbed 'singing shortbread tins' still walk this Earth. For starters Moira Anderson and The Alexander Brothers are still with us.



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Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:36 PM

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I can't help getting the impression that you're enjoying our suffering, Windsor!

Anyway, moving on, I thought I'd nip in and beat our contingent of members from Holland (and Vinegar Tits) to announce that Dutch singer Teddy Scholten who won the 1959 Eurovision song contest, has died aged 83.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:04 PM

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I can't help getting the impression that you're enjoying our suffering, Windsor!

Anyway, moving on, I thought I'd nip in and beat our contingent of members from Holland (and Vinegar Tits) to announce that Dutch singer Teddy Scholten who won the 1959 Eurovision song contest, has died aged 83.


Darn - that's the third one off my NL long list to die and I've yet to strike "orange"!
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:05 AM

^
I can't help getting the impression that you're enjoying our suffering, Windsor!

Anyway, moving on, I thought I'd nip in and beat our contingent of members from Holland (and Vinegar Tits) to announce that Dutch singer Teddy Scholten who won the 1959 Eurovision song contest, has died aged 83.

Sad news. RIP. 'Een Beetje' was a nice little song, but no 'Sing Little Birdie'. Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson were ROBBED!

With Kenneth McKeller and now Teddy Scholten dying,who will be third in the recent great Eurovision death trilogy?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:48 AM

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I can't help getting the impression that you're enjoying our suffering, Windsor!

Anyway, moving on, I thought I'd nip in and beat our contingent of members from Holland (and Vinegar Tits) to announce that Dutch singer Teddy Scholten who won the 1959 Eurovision song contest, has died aged 83.

Sad news. RIP. 'Een Beetje' was a nice little song, but no 'Sing Little Birdie'. Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson were ROBBED!

With Kenneth McKeller and now Teddy Scholten dying,who will be third in the recent great Eurovision death trilogy?



I know who I've got my fingers crossed for.....and it'll be 'Congratulations' all round if he does go!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:40 PM

Irish radio DJ Gerry Ryan has done his last broadcast.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Gerry_Ryan
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:26 PM

Irish radio DJ Gerry Ryan has done his last broadcast.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Gerry_Ryan

So it is he who makes up the recent Eurovision death trilogy then... (he co-hosted in 1994)

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

Irish radio DJ Gerry Ryan has done his last broadcast.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Gerry_Ryan

So it is he who makes up the recent Eurovision death trilogy then... (he co-hosted in 1994)


The trilogy becomes a quadrilogy (?) as Brita Borg (Sweden 1959) has just died. Obituary here (in Swedish).

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

Famous Belgian and, more importantly in my opinion, Eurovision Song Contest entrant from 1957 Bobbejaan Schoepen has died. He was one of the first entrants to popularise whistling in the contest, which Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson used to great effect in 'Sing Little Birdie' two years later.

Remember him this way, even if he did come joint eighth...

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:43 PM

Fud Leclerc, the first man to score nul points at the Eurovision with "Ton Nom" in 1962, has just been hooked yet again, aged 86.

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow


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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:47 PM

Belgian singer Fud Leclerc, who represented his country four times at the Eurovision Song Contest, has left us for the sweet hereafter at the age of 86.

He achieved little success in his singing endeavours, culminating in a "nil points" effort in 1962, whereupon he took radical steps:

"Fud decided to do something else in his life and changed career getting a job in the building sector."


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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:06 PM

Belgian singer Fud Leclerc, who represented his country four times at the Eurovision Song Contest, has left us for the sweet hereafter at the age of 86.

He achieved little success in his singing endeavours, culminating in a "nil points" effort in 1962, whereupon he took radical steps:

"Fud decided to do something else in his life and changed career getting a job in the building sector."


See Dead Pop Stars thread...
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:09 PM

Fud Leclerc, the first man to score nul points at the Eurovision with "Ton Nom" in 1962, has just been hooked yet again, aged 86.


See Famous Belgians thread...
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:16 AM

Danish singer and actor, Flemming J°rgensen is the first pop star to drop in 2011.


An early start to the "Curse of Eurovision"...

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:06 PM

Danish singer and actor, Flemming J°rgensen is the first pop star to drop in 2011.


An early start to the "Curse of Eurovision"...


Katie Price tried to represent UK at Eurovision



fingers crossed :)

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:23 PM

Could have sworn we had some sort of "curse of the Eurovision" thread. Anyway Sigurjˇn Brink, an Icelandic candidate in 2005 and 2010 and who was preparing to represent them again in 2011, has died suddenly aged 36, no doubt really annoying that guy on the DDP who picked an all-Icelandic team.

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