29 July, 2011 at 8:01 am #16569
Seeing the Bernard Bresslaw pic gaz posted recently made me think, we all have old favourites who seem so popular one minute and then just disappear or die too young. I thought a thread reminding us about favourite people who are no longer in the public eye might be fun.
OK I’ll start off, I took my Auntie to see a Billy Fury tribute show for her birthday recently as she adored him when she was younger he was the British Elvis Presley he died too young(aged 43 of a heart condition) but made some wonderful music in his day songs like Halfway to Paradise, Jealousy, and I’ll never Find Another You. Wonderful stuff!
Good looking guy too :wink:29 July, 2011 at 10:26 am #474858
James Dean born 8th february 1931 died 30th september 1955 .
I have been a huge fan for many years a car crash death , in a Porce
which i have read that they have now made 550 cars ” spyder ” with a twist .
my hubby went to art school , and has drawn and painted me some great pics
which i have around the house . Along with books and the 3 major films he made .
Rebel without a cause , East of eden and Giant , 3 great films made in just 18
months.29 July, 2011 at 12:21 pm #474859
For me it has to be the big O. Roy Orbison was one of the greatest singers ever such a haunting voice his music will never die and altho gone he will never be forgotten. People forget he was in a group called the Travelling Wilbury`s with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan if you have never heard them check them out.29 July, 2011 at 12:42 pm #474860
All three of these are my faves too. Orbison in particular was The Master for me.
does anyone remember Bobby Darin , another fave of mine . His song, A dozen yellow roses was my fave. Played it at my wedding :) ( i carried yellow roses too lol)
also, Del Shannon? and does anyone else realise that Del Shannon, as well as being a singer, was an auther of crime novels? very good ones too. he killed himself in his early forties i believe.
Just as an aside, doesnt that pic of Billy Fury look like Victoria Beckham???29 July, 2011 at 1:02 pm #47486129 July, 2011 at 1:57 pm #474862
Just as an aside, doesnt that pic of Billy Fury look like Victoria Beckham???
Hmm can see what you mean ..
HEHEH yeah i see it too – a love child of Jim Carey and Victoria Beckham29 July, 2011 at 6:30 pm #47486329 July, 2011 at 6:38 pm #474864
another bernard29 July, 2011 at 7:40 pm #47486529 July, 2011 at 10:04 pm #474866
Another Bernard :D
nooooooo i still have memories of him attempting to bugger me !! went to see him live.and managed to get to loo while he sang a song. he was terrible for picking on folks if they moved ! was making my way to table, which was set out like a cabaret bar and my poor husbands face was bright red. He said ” eeeek if she were mine Id still be bathing her” !! a weird kind of backhanded compliment from a comedian i could not stand at all and found him a bigoted tyrant.
what a claim to fame !!