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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 7th Aug, 2016.

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Anyone want to add to this thread, those gone, admired... not morbid at all..:)

    I was thinking T Rex (band), most on PC probably would have no clue who the are?......
     
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    Did you know that Marc Bogan was the lead singer?
     
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    Marc Bolan, ..hehe,
     
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    Close enough. Metal Guru and The Children Of The Revolution. He could sing.
     
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    Robin Williams... I grew up with Mork and Mindy. He seemed like such a lovely guy. :(
     
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    I didn't know you & he were related ;)
     
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    I was just watching him on the tube. We do have similar hair.



    I think @MTR might have had a crush on him.
     
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    @datto, was your mum a roadie?
     
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    Brian Connolly of The Sweet. I saw a bit on the inter web not long before he died, he was performing at Butlins or whatever it's called, wish I had never watched it and just remembered how he was. Mind you I can still play the records and admire the album covers.
     
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    No. But dad was for Queen back in the 70s.
     
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    Your dad was into Freddie Mercury? Or vice versa?
     
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    What about the Beach Boys! Great harmonies.

    Studied up on them on the tube. They were so clean cut to start off and then droogs changed all that lol.

    Two of the brothers are departed. One from the big C. The other, now get this, drowned in a mariner in Southern California.

    Apparently, drinking booze all day, he was diving off a boat to recover memorabilia he had thrown overboard years before. Well he made a final dive and never surfaced....found in a fetal on the bottom. Talk about drowning your sorrows.
     
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    I went to see the Beach Boys in the late 70s in Sydney. The worst concert I have ever been to. They were off their faces. They couldn't harmonise. They couldn't remember the words to Little Deuce Coupe.
     
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    The surviving Wilson brother freely admits to the drugs and the depression he suffered.

    The beach boys were Americas answer to the Beatles IMO. I know they were part of the sun and surf culture of the Californian 60s but only one of band members actually surfed.

    They appeared to be immensely popular both in the US and England. The record producers must have made a killing out of them.

    I saw one interview where a band member said they worked from 6 am to midnight whilst on an Australian tour in the mid 60s. Bet they got ripped off by the record producers (who probably introduced them to drugs).
     
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    Same as they were in Brisbane in the late 70's ,they were running on 8 cylinders and one fell over a few times on stage,but that's what's happens when money -skunk nitro and ego run riot,plus i read somewhere a long time ago Brain Wilson sold all the right's too their music,and some early internet big bucks company,bought the right's and gave it back to Brain for nothing..
     
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    actually recent doco on Brian Wilson and interview... he of course was the genius who wrote all the songs etc..... anyway he suffered depression, employed a psych who did a number on him, took a % on music deals and completely controlled him

    BW was a zombie most of the time until family and now wife stepped in... which was not easy...worth watching
     
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    Not yet departed. Katey Sagal. Will be missed soon....
     
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    Maximillion Baer is the last Hillbillie standing. Ged, Granny and Elly Mae have all passed.
     
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    I just googled to find Granny actress Irene Ryan was aged 60 when the series started. She looked at least 80 :eek:. Maybe they made her up to look older, but I just always thought she was a lot older than 60. Series ran for 9 years so she was 69 when it wrapped up. But still... what a surprise.