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Jon English Dies

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  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Aussie 70's Rock Legend Jon English died overnight from Surgery.

    He was still working nearly everynight doing Clubs, RSL , theatres etc .

    He lived in Bellingen NSW

    Must of worked himself to death ?
     
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    Apparently dies from complications after a routine surgery.

    Somebody from my era. My 26yo daughter has never heard of him.

    RIP
     
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    Loved him - especially when I was a kid and he was in that terrible Australian drama with the great music - trying to think of the name...
    It was the aorta. My brother had a friend when he was about 20 whose whole family died from the aorta mucking up - including the friend. Such a pity.


    ... Gold Rush, I think ...
     
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    A aad day :(

    RIP JE
     
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    Devastated ... and it was Against the Wind ... loved the show as a hormonal pre-teen. The song - Six Ribbons - still brings tears to my eyes

     
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    I grew up listening and watching Jon English. I last saw him live in Jesus Christ. It still ranks as one of my all time favourites.

    I was just checking out some of his old songs on youtube and it was nice to see how many tributes he received.

    RIP.
     
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    RIP.

    I immediately thought of Hollywood Seven and started singing it to myself. Great song.

     
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    Bags under the eyes lol
     
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    Yes, you're right.
    I must've confused him with young John Waters in Rush.
    [​IMG]
     
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    This one shows why he was so popualr when he was young - though the dubbing is out and it looks like he didn't even try to pretend that it wasn't being dubbed. Typical 70's.
     
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    Saw that one from Count Down and realised the dubbing was out so I thought I'd let you post it :D

    I was 14 when that was filmed :)
     
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    Grew up in Cabramatta. He doesn't even look like a junkie!


    :) I read his story on a pole in Fairfield near the police station.
     
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    Yep

    Reading between lines, it declared a problem with the aorta, but then problems with the aortic valve. Cardiothoracic surgery of some sort - aortic valve replacement, repair or maybe an ascending aortic root replacement... Don't know for sure.

    PS. Don't know who he is.
     
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    I wasn't much younger. My brother and I each got a copied cassette of Ripper 76 for Christmas. One of the best albums ever.
     
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    I considered posting a thread about this today, wondered if it was the right place, if others felt the same as me or didn't give a shiete...

    Jon was more than just a music artist and was part of my childhood.
    My biggest memories of Jon are from Hey Hey it's Saturday.
    As sad a day as the day we lost Shirl, will be just as sad when Daryl, Red & Wilbur, Molly passes.

    Jesus Christ Superstar (with Marcia Hines) is the first concert I remember going to when old enough to not go with my mum & dad (at the then new Sydney Entertainment Center) from memory I was on a 1st date. Looks so old now but it was a HUGE deal back then.

     
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    He played New Years Eve at the bistro on the corner near my place, favour for the owners
     
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    Yes, imo he and Doc Neeson had similar aging probs, mostly cause by excessive partying/drinking
     
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    1972
     
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    Good/modern quality