The R.I.P. Thread

JamesWhitehead

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I have came across this...
Oh Joy! I fear the original site* of The Land of the Little People, opposite Victoria Park, is now under Morrisons' carpark, though the attraction may have had a brief after-life on another site, before leaving the town for ever. RIP. :(

*Unless I have things back-to-front. In which case the site I remember as an adult was their second site!
 

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Ty.

47 years old.
From Covid 19.

One of the most well known UK Hip Hop MCs, had five albums.
Saw him perform so many times over the years.
Very approachable, he would usually be in the audience before and after shows, talking to as many people as he could.
Last time I spoke to him was three years ago, he was friendly as ever, stopping to chat, officially welcoming Lady Leshurr on stage, then joining the crowd to dance around.

https://pitchfork.com/news/uk-rapper-ty-dead-at-47-from-covid-19/
 

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Another one of The Few gone. RIP
Flight Lieutenant William Terence Clark DFM (11th April 1919-7th May 2020)



We are saddened to learn that Flight Lieutenant William Terence Clark has passed away this evening, only a few weeks after his 101st birthday. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
Terry was born in Croydon, in 1919. In March 1938, he joined No.615 squadron at Kenley and flew as an Air Gunner in Hawker Hectors on army co-operation duties. During the Battle of Britain, he was a Sergeant Air Gunner with No.219 squadron on Bristol Blenheims and later Beaufighters, and was for a time, based at Redhill. Clark was released from the RAF in November 1945.
https://www.kenleyrevival.org/conte...erence-clark-dfm-11th-april-1919-7th-may-2020
 

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Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has died. He was 75.

Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin.

“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Siegfried Fischbacher said in the statement. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.” ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/bf0c463f767d9e10f9ae44caa35f677b
 

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Are you two thinking of James Brown? He died in December 2006. Or Chuck Berry, 2017?
Nope, I thought Little Richard had died 5ish years ago and at the time I had been surprised that he had lived until that point. As opposed to my being surprised by that now.

Or maybe it was Chuck Berry, I'm also surprised he was alive that recently. I just don't know anymore, next the RIP thread will inform me that Chaucer has just karked it and he was only 89.
 

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I thought he died a few years ago, we will never be free of the Mandela effect. I assumed he would be older than that too.
The man was insane. Insanely talented, insanely gifted, insanely entertaining and the inspiration for many other musical stars too many to mention who followed in his footsteps. Another legendary giant gone.
 

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The man was insane. Insanely talented, insanely gifted, insanely entertaining and the inspiration for many other musical stars too many to mention who followed in his footsteps. Another legendary giant gone.
I was going to say a few words on Little Richard, but can't put it better than that. An outrageous man. Apparently his autobiography is not for the easily shocked - or even the not so easily shocked.
 

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Bad week for musicians, now singer Betty Wright has died, the Clean Up Woman herself and owner of most impressive afro in R&B. Only 66. RIP, great voice.
 

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I haven't read his books but they sound interesting.

Neil Davidson: October 9 1957-May 3 2020

The death was announced on May 3 of Neil Davidson, perhaps the greatest historical sociologist of contemporary Scotland. It is a cliché of obituaries to write, ‘He will be greatly missed’, but in this case we are describing a thinker of exemplary scope, learning and eloquence, who is truly irreplaceable.

I first met Neil at a conference in Glasgow on neoliberalism, when he was still teaching at Strathclyde University. I noticed his openness and willingness to work with others to undertake publications that would start to register the momentous shift from a Keynesian-influenced, mixed-economy capitalism to the financialised capitalism and neoliberalism of today. From this conference he, Patricia McCafferty and David Miller produced Neoliberal Scotland: class and society in a stateless nation (2010). The conference impressed on me that I should read more of his writing, so I started with his books on Scottish history, which seemed to me refreshingly different from anything else I had read in that area. He had written many of his initial publications on the history of Scotland - including its agrarian history - and deservedly won the Deutscher Prize for Discovering the Scottish revolution (2003).

It was a pleasure to be at his presentation to staff when he had been shortlisted for a lectureship in sociology, in the University of Glasgow. Neil spoke with great fluency and passion about his plans for future research - and what plans! In the few years after his appointment he went on to publish more books than many academics and writers do in a lifetime. Reflecting subsequently on the appointment, I thought that he should have been immediately upgraded to a professorship. ...

He went on from the civil service to be one of the most exciting thinkers of our time - his monumental 2012 book How revolutionary were the bourgeois revolutions? being an exhilarating analysis of the theory and practice of revolution. His main thesis in that book is that bourgeois revolutions from below ceased after the American Revolution and subsequent civil war ... instead societies like Germany (under Bismarck), Italy (via the Risorgimento) and Japan (Meiji restoration) introduced capitalism as an economic and social system from above, in what Gramsci calls a “passive revolution”. He evaluates whether insurrectionary events were bourgeois revolutions or not by whether they introduced capitalism, through what he terms a “consequentialist analysis”. ...

https://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/1298/transcending-convention/
 

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Betty Wright.
Age 66.
Wrote, sang and produced many Funk and Soul hits.

[Sorry @GNC I missed your post which was previous to mine.]

Her song "Shoorah Shoorah" was included in The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" soundtrack.

 
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Betty Wright.
Age 66.
Wrote, sang and produced many Funk and Soul hits.

Her song "Shoorah Shoorah" was included in The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" soundtrack.

We don't quit. :badge:
 

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Bad week for musicians, now singer Betty Wright has died, the Clean Up Woman herself and owner of most impressive afro in R&B. Only 66. RIP, great voice.
Great singer. She had a fantastic song called Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do. I suspect that she inspired the name of the Tin Machine song Betty Wrong too.
 
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