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PostPosted: 13-02-2012 07:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could've sworn Acker Bilk was long dead, but not so: he's 83 and still playing his greatest hit!

Acker Bilk 'fed up' of Stranger on the Shore

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His record was the UK's biggest selling single of 1962 and it made him an international star.

He said: "I'm fed up with playing it. It's all right but you do get fed up with it after 50 years."
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PostPosted: 13-02-2012 07:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good old Acker!

But a nah for the BBC headline:

Acker Bilk 'fed up' of Stranger on the Shore

Fed up OF?! Evil or Very Mad

Has the beeb been taken over by mutant, tweeting, texting teenagers?
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PostPosted: 13-02-2012 13:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acker Bilk - Respect due for one of the best names ever Smile
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PostPosted: 13-02-2012 23:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Max Bygraves.
I thought he died a few years ago but hes 89, and lives in Australia.
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PostPosted: 14-02-2012 08:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevp66 wrote:
Max Bygraves.
I thought he died a few years ago but hes 89, and lives in Australia.


Shocked Really? Now there's one I definitely remember seeing announced!
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PostPosted: 14-02-2012 09:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarlosTheDJ wrote:
trevp66 wrote:
Max Bygraves.
I thought he died a few years ago but hes 89, and lives in Australia.

Shocked Really? Now there's one I definitely remember seeing announced!

According to Wiki
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Max and his wife moved from Bournemouth to Queensland, Australia, in 2008.[2] She died there in 2011, aged 88.[2] Bygraves has Alzheimer's disease.[2] Bygraves' son Anthony now spends a great deal of time with, and cares for him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Bygraves
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PostPosted: 14-02-2012 12:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
CarlosTheDJ wrote:
trevp66 wrote:
Max Bygraves.
I thought he died a few years ago but hes 89, and lives in Australia.

Shocked Really? Now there's one I definitely remember seeing announced!

According to Wiki
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Max and his wife moved from Bournemouth to Queensland, Australia, in 2008.[2] She died there in 2011, aged 88.[2] Bygraves has Alzheimer's disease.[2] Bygraves' son Anthony now spends a great deal of time with, and cares for him.

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


A real false memory there then!
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PostPosted: 14-02-2012 15:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A real false memory there then!

Maybe you misheard a report of his wife's death.
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PostPosted: 14-02-2012 16:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
CarlosTheDJ wrote:
A real false memory there then!

Maybe you misheard a report of his wife's death.


I can remember seeing it on TV when I was a kid......must have got him confused with another games show host......Leslie Crowther?
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PostPosted: 14-02-2012 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarlosTheDJ wrote:
rynner2 wrote:
CarlosTheDJ wrote:
A real false memory there then!

Maybe you misheard a report of his wife's death.


I can remember seeing it on TV when I was a kid......must have got him confused with another games show host......Leslie Crowther?

...died 1996 - does that fit?
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PostPosted: 15-02-2012 07:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
CarlosTheDJ wrote:
rynner2 wrote:
CarlosTheDJ wrote:
A real false memory there then!

Maybe you misheard a report of his wife's death.


I can remember seeing it on TV when I was a kid......must have got him confused with another games show host......Leslie Crowther?

...died 1996 - does that fit?


Aaaaaaarrghhhhhhhhh no that doesn't fit I was twenty then!
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PostPosted: 15-02-2012 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunck wrote:
Acker Bilk - Respect due for one of the best names ever Smile

Bit better than Bernard Smile. Don't hear it much at all these days, but Acker means "mate" or (loosely) "good bloke", and was still in use as an affectionate name when I was a kid.

Estuary creep has done local slang no favours Sad.
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PostPosted: 16-02-2012 13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

My interpretation is:

Acker[s] - money
Bilk - obtain or withhold money from someone by deceit, cheat or defraud

So a con merchant - a sort of variant on Sgt Bilko but funnier. Smile
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PostPosted: 16-02-2012 15:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Bown, The bloke off bullseye, could have sworn he died a few years back, but then there was a story last year about him recovering from multiple strokes
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PostPosted: 16-02-2012 19:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunck wrote:
My interpretation is:

Acker[s] - money
Bilk - obtain or withhold money from someone by deceit, cheat or defraud

So a con merchant - a sort of variant on Sgt Bilko but funnier. Smile


Yeah, that was my interpretation too.
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