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Post by big mervyn » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:04 am

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I've seen a couple of comparisons with Ringo Starr. I think most people considered Watts to be the better drummer but I suppose compaisons are not really of much value.
I think Charlie was pretty good. He was a jazz drummer like Ginger Baker. They say Keith was the real drummer in the Stones as the whole band including Charlie followed his rhythms.
Neither of them were in Ginger's league. Both rock steady drummers, but Baker was an innovator. Mind you Ginger's ego was even bigger than even his talent.
Only equalled by Jack Bruce's. You have to feel a bit sorry for poor old Eric stuck in the middle.
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Post by big mervyn » Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:32 pm

Ted's dead baby ...Ted's dead

Probably the last true "gentleman cricketer"
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:01 am

justinr73 wrote:
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I never liked him, and it is only now that I realise I may have been mixing him up with someone else - Tony Hawkes.

I feel like I should apologise to Lock's family.

Still not convinced he would be in list of top funny-men, but I perhaps should have given a fair crack of the whip.
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... but I don't feel I have missed out on anything by not seeing that.


Hawks was (is) alright - often quite funny, but not in the league of the real greats of comedy.

Sean Lock was a genuinely funny guy. :salut:
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Post by mid ulster maestro » Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:50 am

Tony Hawkes won a wager when he was challenged to hitch hike around Ireland carrying a fridge. The book of this caper, 'Round Ireland With A Fridge' is an amusing read. I also believe that he won another wager when he was challenged to write a number one hit record. I think the song made the top of the charts in Romania or Bulgaria or somewhere else in the eastern bloc. Seems to have been an interesting character but probably know mostly for his many bit parts on tv shows.
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Post by justinr73 » Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:12 am

There’s another book about him playing the Moldovan football team at tennis (TH being nationally ranked in his youth).

Anyway, it would be premature to pass judgement on his contribution to popular culture, on this thread certainly!

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Tony Hawkes won a wager when he was challenged to hitch hike around Ireland carrying a fridge. The book of this caper, 'Round Ireland With A Fridge' is an amusing read. I also believe that he won another wager when he was challenged to write a number one hit record. I think the song made the top of the charts in Romania or Bulgaria or somewhere else in the eastern bloc. Seems to have been an interesting character but probably know mostly for his many bit parts on tv shows.
I think it was Albania? He also did something tennis related (he's a pretty decent player).

I would put him in the same bracket as Dave Gorman - offbeat clever stuff that amuses rather than makes you laugh out loud, A bit off topic as neither is tatey ...
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Post by big mervyn » Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:14 am

Snap Justin!

Back to the underworld - Lee Scratch Perry.

Hugely influential musician/producer whoi many credit as originating the classic reggae beat.
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Post by for dog and ulcer » Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:11 am

Saw Lee Scratch Perry at QUB. Very energetic and fit for his age. Very entertaining too. Had a wonderful band with him. I have often wondered if it was Shakespeare and Dunbar?

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But then Ulcer, anybody would look energetic and fit to you?!!😂😂😇
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Post by solidarity » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:18 pm

I doubt that any of us are great Girls Aloud fans but so sad to see a young woman like Sarah Harding taken in the prime of life.

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Post by justinr73 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:41 pm

I endeavour to experience much of what life has to offer.

I went to see Girls Aloud accordingly and quite enjoyed it.

Saw Sarah in a pub once. Poor thing. RIP.

We’re all hanging on by a thread really, aren’t we?

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Post by Bobbievee » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:05 am

Jimmy Greaves. Top Man

only downside on his international scoring record ( 44 in 57 matches I think?) was that at least 10 of them ( 3,3 and 4) were against Northern Ireland ( 1960, 63, and 64) , another handful against Luxembourg and Norway, and a bundle against Scotland.

And pre 66 world cup, he was still recovering from illness the previous Autumn, which had slowed him up. So maybe Alf Ramsey was right not to include him in the playing 11s.

But at club level, a master in front of goal and in one on ones. and by all accounts a very gracious and humble man. Succumbed to the demon liquor, when the expectation at the clubs in the days ( esp West Ham in his early days) was that " to be one of the boys" you had to drink copious amounts. But recognised his failings, and became a " recovering alcoholic" .
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Jimmy Greaves. Top Man

only downside on his international scoring record ( 44 in 57 matches I think?) was that at least 10 of them ( 3,3 and 4) were against Northern Ireland ( 1960, 63, and 64) , another handful against Luxembourg and Norway, and a bundle against Scotland.

And pre 66 world cup, he was still recovering from illness the previous Autumn, which had slowed him up. So maybe Alf Ramsey was right not to include him in the playing 11s.

But at club level, a master in front of goal and in one on ones. and by all accounts a very gracious and humble man. Succumbed to the demon liquor, when the expectation at the clubs in the days ( esp West Ham in his early days) was that " to be one of the boys" you had to drink copious amounts. But recognised his failings, and became a " recovering alcoholic" .
He brought joy to many
A tad 'arsh on the Jocks there Bobbie. Scotland with Jim Baxter had a great side in the 60s and actually won more than they lost agin Engerland.
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Post by Bobbievee » Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:15 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:19 pm
Bobbievee wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:05 am
Jimmy Greaves. Top Man

only downside on his international scoring record ( 44 in 57 matches I think?) was that at least 10 of them ( 3,3 and 4) were against Northern Ireland ( 1960, 63, and 64) , another handful against Luxembourg and Norway, and a bundle against Scotland.

And pre 66 world cup, he was still recovering from illness the previous Autumn, which had slowed him up. So maybe Alf Ramsey was right not to include him in the playing 11s.

But at club level, a master in front of goal and in one on ones. and by all accounts a very gracious and humble man. Succumbed to the demon liquor, when the expectation at the clubs in the days ( esp West Ham in his early days) was that " to be one of the boys" you had to drink copious amounts. But recognised his failings, and became a " recovering alcoholic" .
He brought joy to many
A tad 'arsh on the Jocks there Bobbie. Scotland with Jim Baxter had a great side in the 60s and actually won more than they lost agin Engerland.
Merv
no argument there. I was thinking of Greavsies three against Scotland in 1961; 9-3!!
I think that makes it approximately 20 of his 44 against those 4 teams!

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