I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Reaction score
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
His photo is on the back cover of Iron Maiden's Killers, alongside the band members. Credited as Martin "Headmaster" Birch, it helped me realise at an early age that there was more to recording an album than turning up and pressing 'record' on a tape machine. A mark of quality on any album cover.Had no idea that legendary sound engineer and producer Martin Birch died three days ago.
I thought he got out of the film as it was running behind schedule and he needed to get back to touring? Didn't Sinatra advise him to do this?I see Trini Lopez has died of Covid-19. Apart from being a popular singer, he was famous for being the member of The Dirty Dozen whose parachute didn't open, because he was such a pain in the arse they invented a reason to kill off his character halfway through the movie. I'm sure he was a lovely guy, really. RIP.
According to Jim Brown's autobiography, Trini Lopez's part was supposed to be larger, but he demanded that his part be even bigger, or he'd walk off the movie, which you don't do to director Robert Aldrich. The next day the question was asked, "Where's Jimenez?" Charles Bronson said "He got hung on an apple tree. Broke his neck." An obvious jab at Lopez's hit song "Lemon tree."
His ex-wife, Shirley Douglas, died this past April:Donald Sutherland is still around but must be a good age now.
One of my sons sat at a table at a hotel bar in Sydney next to Donald Sutherland & a friend's table a couple of years back and reported that for the two hours he was there, he (Donald) was knocking back double shots of Tanqueray 10 Gin at a copious rate. Perhaps he's trying to outwit death by pickling himself whilst still alive?Still working too! Too sarcastic to die...
Great performance in a great film.
Saw that at the cinema when it came out – makes me feel old sometimes! And what a cast the film had, including an uncredited Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh and England cricketer Derek Pringle in the crowd scenes.He’s remembered for Star Trek? What about Chariots of Fire?
What an Icon - those pics. When I was 15 I thought what the fuck are you doing staring at a vase????? Look at what is behind you!!!Iggy Rose, known as Iggy the Eskimo/Iggy the Inuit, the free spirited psychedelic gal who was going out with Syd Barrett and walking around his flat naked when Mick Rock popped around to take photos for Syd's solo album The Madcap Laughs passed away... in 2017, though I wasn't aware of it until now. Info at her fan site:
Genuinely shocked! Boseman was a great talent and would have continued to prove so.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53955912
Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dies aged 43 from colon cancer. Such a shame and no age at all...