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Post by firstblood on Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:59 am



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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by testy on Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:47 pm


That brings back a lot of memories FB, Friday night channel 10, plenty of horror movies and all in black & white.

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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Bundy on Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:03 pm

Scrappy wrote:
Bundy wrote:Yes deadly used to live in kilburn near us.

This is off subject
But in those times I played a lot of junior footy against Kilburn
The Kilburn players would egg each other on , and acknowledge each other as Chickys
Not until years later did I find out about Chickys

Kilburn decades earlier was called Chicago
Chicago had a poor reputation in America with gangsters crime etc
Chicago was re-named Kilburn

Thats how the football nick name came about
Chickys was about Chicago


Yep it was called little Chicago and we used to go to his house and try get him to come out.Can't for the life of me think of the street name. I played for kilburn from 1965 till 1967 cubs and junior colts.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Scrappy on Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:03 am

8/12/1980
34 years ago
John Lennon was murdered

The title of this thread is about as applicable as it gets


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Post by Scrappy on Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:02 am

It was December 1968
Soul singer Otis Reading was convinced he had a hit song
He was told this recording was not his normal style by others
He defied the pessimists

7/12/1968
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay was recorded
10/12/1968
Otis Reading died in a plane crash
The song was a hit , Otis never got to find out if he was right or wrong with this song


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Post by Scrappy on Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:18 am

DAN BLOCKER
Would be celebrating his 86th birthday today if he was still a'round'

Hoss sired 4 children all with a similarity
Danna
David
Debra 
Dirk

All 4 first names started with D 

Hoss served in the Korean war and was later an activist against the Vietnam war
In 1968 the Blockers migrated to Switzerland thus protecting their children from any possible involvement in the Vietnam war

Blocker who is not related to Geoffrey Boycott , one of the great TV cowboys
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by bayman on Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:14 pm

infamous ''great train robber'' Ronnie Biggs died on this day in 2013 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Biggs


his occupation & motive are interesting to read

he was the father of a junior Fitzroy player Chris Brent 

and on the other side of life it is the birthday of Steven Spielberg, who turns 68 whose networth as of 2012 $US3.200 billion.......................................movie making would have been a better motive & occupation for Ronnie Biggs
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:25 am

Ronnies son had a season for the Fitzroy football club under 18s and kicked 95 goals
His team-mates ended up being a couple of fair footballers
Gary Pert
Paul Roos

It was rumoured Chris was going to play for West Adelaide
He didnt and ended up playing football in Tasmania for a couple of seasons

How hard would have been for Chris Brent in life trying to make a name as a footballer , because of his father?
95 goals in a season = potential
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:08 am

JOE COCKER
Born :20/5/1944
Died :22/12/2014
Gone but not forgotten for sure
He should share the title of the wild one with the late great Johnny Okeefe

Perhaps his greatest recording was Up Where We Belong
That was the theme song for the great movie An Officer And A Gentlemen starring the inimitable Richard Gere

Joes substance taking ultimately became a saying in the AFL
I reckon it was Rex Hunt who coined the saying
" Heez higher than Joe Cocker."

This is little known but Joe was in Grease

The song You Are So Beautiful was a terrific recording
It sounds provocative with you listen to the 'You Are So' lyric ...

Joe and his band caused a sensation in Adelaide in 1972
They were arrested for possession of dope 
Joe had this to say in a Melbourne concert soon after
" In 5 years  marijuana will be legalised in Australia and the same cat who is trying to throw us out now will be smoking it himself."
This did little to impress the minister of Immigration though, Cocker and his band were forced to a'band'on the tour the next day !

R.I.P Joe Cocker
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:45 am

LUISE RAINER
12/1/1910
30/12/2014
104
What an innings by the dual Oscar winner



" I was a machine, practically, a tool in a BIG BIG factory, and I could not do anything and so I fled, I fled, yes I fled."

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Luise Rainer
1999
On being disenchanted by Hollywood
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by testy on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:56 pm

Donna Douglas, better known for her role as Elly May Clampett of "the Beverly hillbillies' died on January 1st . The cause of her death was pancreatic cancer.
She was born September 26 1933 and played the part on the hit show from 1962 through to 1971.
As Elly May I thought she was a stunner RIP
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by bayman on Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:21 pm

testy wrote:Donna Douglas, better known for her role as Elly May Clampett of "the Beverly hillbillies' died on January 1st . The cause of her death was pancreatic cancer.
She was born September 26 1933 and played the part on the hit show from 1962 through to 1971.
As Elly May I thought she was a stunner RIP

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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:35 pm

Elle May the girl in the blue jeans
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:26 am

ROD STURT TAYLOR
R.I.P.
Born :11/1/1930 [would have been 85 on the day of this post]
Died :7/1/2015

One of the great Australian born actors
Starred in 2 iconic movies Birds and The Time Machine

STURT
This one for Chambo
His middle name of Sturt is not named after the football club
He was named Sturt after his Great Great Grand Uncle
That being the great explorer Captain Charles Sturt
Rods dad acquired the Sturt name as well, William Sturt Taylor

ROCKY
One starring role Rod missed out on was in Somebody Up There Likes Me
That was the great great movie depicting Rocky Graziano
Rod would have been taylor made for the part, Paul Newman got the role
I cant imagine anyone playing Rocky better than the RAMBunctiOus part Newman played

THE BIRDS
Not the great folk band of the 60's called The Byrds
What a movie , Rod with Tipi Hedren [MELANIE Griffiths mum]
A touch of irony Hedrens part was MELANIE Daniels ...
Others who were in line for Taylors part:
Sean Connery
Farley Granger
Carey Grant
I reckon all 3 would have played the part well

PLANET OF THE APES
Rod was considered for the part that Charlton Heston played
The irony of it all is that Heston was George TAYLOR in the movie
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:47 am

" If I become famous , people will learn to pronounce it, if I do not become famous it will not matter."
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ANITA EKBERG
29/9/1931
11/1/2015
In reference to Howard Hughes wanting her to change her name

This stunner ironically died 4 days after the passing of Rod Taylor
Anita Ekberg and Rod Taylor at one time romanced
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:21 pm

DORIEMUS
17/11/1990
11/1/2015
R.I.P
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:12 pm

NOEL OCCONNOR
Passed way in 2014
Aged 73
Was a TV presenter on Channel 10 , and was heard on the radio air waves

Some of the TV shows Noel was involved with were
International Racers
In Time
New Faces
Junior Jury

Noels voice could be heard on 5AD and 5DN

A very nice pleasant presenter who did a lot of work in the 70s
I grew up watching a lot of Noel

And his voice could be heard in ;
Fat Cat good nights
Announcer at Rowley Park Speedway
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by bayman on Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:14 pm

while not someone we regard with nice thoughts at all, on Saturday 17/1/2014 if still alive Al Capone would be turning 116 years old

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Post by bayman on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:51 am

Darrell Winfield the most famous ''Malboro Man'' passed away on January 12th aged 85.......................interesting surname considering what he was advertising

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_Winfield
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:30 pm

From Wikipedia

* Four men who claimed to have appeared in Marlboro related advertisements - Wayne Mclaren , David Mclean , Dick Hammer and Eric Lawson died of smoking related diseases*
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Post by bayman on Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:36 pm

Artemios Ventouris "Demis" Roussos

passed away overnight aged 68

i still remember when Bert Newton came dressed out as Demis to do ''Dons Wheel'' on the ''Don Lane show'' & Demis didn't understand the gag & came back on stage chasing Bert in a angry state


RIP big fella
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:52 pm

I bought a book a while ago
The book was on weight loss
The author was Demis Roussos
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Post by bayman on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:38 pm

Australian author Colleen McCullough passed away today 29/1/2015 aged 77

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_McCullough


RIP
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:51 pm

Colleen Mccolloughs mother was a New Zealander
The irony of this is that Colleen was born in Wellington in New South Wales
Its a small world after all 

Never read her book The Thornbirds
But did see the TV mini series starring English born Rachel Ward
Seem to recall in a recently aired interview Ward had and being bitter she didnt win a major award  from this series  , whilst others on the series did.
Perhaps a bit of Brown nosing was required !
Superb actress in my opinion
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Post by bayman on Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:01 pm

is this (the filming set) where Rachel met her future husband Bryan ?


Rachel was very attractive young woman
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