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AlmondFacialBar
1388506.  Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:28 pm Reply with quote

Lee Scratch Perry 🙁

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Jenny
1388519.  Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:01 pm Reply with quote

I watched a clip of Sean Lock's stand-up today and he was talking about being annoyed about smoking being banned in pub, and how he smoked unfiltered roll-ups. And then I read an obituary and learned he died of lung cancer. Sad.

 
crissdee
1388525.  Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:19 pm Reply with quote

Ed Asner has died, at the age of 91

 
AlmondFacialBar
1388759.  Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:01 am Reply with quote

Mikis Theodorakis

Rest in power!

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


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tetsabb
1388763.  Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:16 am Reply with quote

My first visit to Greece was in 1975, not long after the ousting of the military régime . People were now free to play his records, and they did so, often with tears streaming down their faces. Very big memory for me.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1388769.  Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:02 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
My first visit to Greece was in 1975, not long after the ousting of the military régime . People were now free to play his records, and they did so, often with tears streaming down their faces. Very big memory for me.


WOW! That must have been incredible alright!

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Strawberry
1388989.  Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:25 am Reply with quote

Joan Washington has died.

Sarah Harding has died.

 
Jenny
1388998.  Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:16 pm Reply with quote

Zorba's Dance

But I don't think Anthony Quinn was Greek in origin, was he?

 
suze
1389026.  Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:20 pm Reply with quote

He was not.

Manuel Antonio Quinn Oaxaca was born in Chihuahua to an Irish father who was supposedly Pancho Villa's bagman and a Mexican mother.

Bob Dylan has never commented publicly on whether Quinn The Eskimo is intended to be him, but people claiming to speak for Dylan have both confirmed and denied this.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1389065.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:35 am Reply with quote

Jean-Pierre Adams, trailblazer for every African player in France who came after him.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
AlmondFacialBar
1389104.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:03 pm Reply with quote

And now Jean-Paul Belmondo. It's bad news day in France...

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
tetsabb
1389108.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:10 pm Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Jean-Pierre Adams, trailblazer for every African player in France who came after him.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


I had not heard of him or his story. How bloody awful.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1389117.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:31 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Jean-Pierre Adams, trailblazer for every African player in France who came after him.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


I had not heard of him or his story. How bloody awful.


I hope I'm wrong there, but I keep wondering... Would they have been as nonchalant about operating on a white player?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
suze
1389124.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:06 pm Reply with quote

That's a tricky one.

Was racism endemic in French society at that time? Yes, it absolutely was. Even in 2021 it is; you'll note that the Front National has had far more electoral succcess in France than comparable parties in Britain ever have.

Buuut ... I get the impression that the unfortunate events which happened to M Adams were just how French society was at that time. We'd need to speak to someone who was in France at the relevant time, but I'm not sure that a white French footballer of the time - except perhaps for Michel Platini, who would have gone to Switzerland for his knee surgery - would have fared any better.

 
tetsabb
1389145.  Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:13 am Reply with quote

Michael K Williams has died.

 

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