Whats-his-name, RIP.

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Postby Sambient » 25 Oct 2004, 16:48

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Re: Whats-his-name, RIP.

Postby Muskrat » 25 Oct 2004, 17:23

Johnny Fartpants wrote:
The_Prof wrote:
Johnny Fartpants wrote:I think this maybe a sly dig at those people who post "RIP" threads


But only Jethro and Muskrat do that anyway

:shock:


Here's a recent one from Muskrat :

"C.P. Spencer dies at 65, was tenor for the Originals

By Susan Whitall / The Detroit News

C.P. Spencer, whose soaring tenor voice led the hit song
"Baby I'm For Real," by Motown group the Originals, died
Wednesday of a heart attack. The Oak Park resident was 65."


OK, it's sad when anyone dies (apart from Phil Collins) but did the mighty C.P. Spencer really merit an RIP thread ??

The thread received absolutely no replies.


With all respect for Mr. Spencer, sometimes I post RIPs because of the story, not necessarily the "importance" of the person who passed. As many people here are interested in r&b and soul, I felt that the obit of Spencer -- which probably won't make the front page of the Times -- might have been interesting to some. Others are welcome to ignore it, of course. And not every post demands response.

Now let's return to the really interesting threads that characterize BCB.
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Postby JQW » 25 Oct 2004, 17:31

Further breaking news:

What's-his-name's last album, "Title To Be Advised" has been confirmed as being one of the top 10 albums in the Q magazine end-of-the-year top 100, depsite their review earlier in the year stating it was "Awful, just bloody awful! How can anyone release something as tuneless as this collection and get away with it? A waste of whatever material CDs are made of. I want my money back even though I got it for free."

Oasis, Paul McCartney, Westlife and Paul Weller have also signed up for the tribute album.

A four-part documentary, presented by Stuart Maconie and thrown together this afternoon, will be airing on 6Music later in the year.
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Postby tweetybird » 25 Oct 2004, 17:33

:D

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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2004, 17:33

I thought Macca died in '68? 28IF and all that.
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Postby Hugh » 25 Oct 2004, 18:05

This might be a good time to auction my copy of the limited edition, coloured vinyl, picture sleeve single "I Know Where What's-his-name Lives" released by the You-know-high-numbers just before they changed their name.

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Postby The Midnight Special » 25 Oct 2004, 18:55

Sensemeliawopnibop wrote:
JQW wrote:More of a dig at the grief culture. Fred K. Ubend snuffs it, and all of a sudden everyone starts buying his records. I remember being in a branch of 'Our Price' just after Freddie Mercury had died and it was full of people buying Queen albums. The buggers had also put the price up for some of the back catalogue, from mid-price to full, as if Our Price were expecting this.


I hate that...I was looking in the Britannia mag (I know I should knock it on the head) the night before Marc Almond had his accident and they were offering his 'best off' at £5.99...the first thing that went through my head after I heard about the accident (other than I hope he's OK) was I bet if he carks it they withdraw that and up the price!


Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.
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Re: Whats-his-name, RIP.

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2004, 18:57

The Midnight Special wrote:
Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.


Sorry, the Britannia Music Club finished six months ago.
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Postby king feeb » 25 Oct 2004, 19:06

This news ruins my day. I'd love to visit What's-His-Name's grave, but unfortunately, it's unmarked.


Good ol' What's-His-Name. He was unforgettable.
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Re: Whats-his-name, RIP.

Postby PENK » 25 Oct 2004, 19:06

Diamonddog wrote:
The Midnight Special wrote:
Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.


Sorry, the Britannia Music Club finished six months ago.


Another tragic loss. It will be sadly missed.
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Postby sensi » 25 Oct 2004, 19:07

Diamonddog wrote:
The Midnight Special wrote:
Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.


Sorry, the Britannia Music Club finished six months ago.


So what do they send me every month then?

It's got CD's and DVD's in it...I never buy owt but they send it without fail!

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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2004, 19:07

Stevie fuckin' Penk wrote:
Diamonddog wrote:
The Midnight Special wrote:
Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.


Sorry, the Britannia Music Club finished six months ago.


Another tragic loss. It will be sadly missed.


Wait until Griff finds out - he's had a bad enough day as it is.

Whatever next, one asks - The Book Club? Is nothing sacred these days?
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Postby Butch Manly » 25 Oct 2004, 19:11

Stevie fuckin' Penk wrote:
Diamonddog wrote:
The Midnight Special wrote:
Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.


Sorry, the Britannia Music Club finished six months ago.


Another tragic loss. It will be sadly missed.


*drops bacon sandwich*

:(

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Re: Whats-his-name, RIP.

Postby PENK » 25 Oct 2004, 19:11

Diamonddog wrote:
Stevie fuckin' Penk wrote:
Diamonddog wrote:
The Midnight Special wrote:
Fuck Me! Britannia Music Club! I'd forgotten all about that. I used to be in that.


Sorry, the Britannia Music Club finished six months ago.


Another tragic loss. It will be sadly missed.


Wait until Griff finds out - he's had a bad enough day as it is.

Whatever next, one asks - The Book Club? Is nothing sacred these days?


Have you not heard? The Book Club perished last November.
Copehead wrote:I have met Gruff Rhys - although he claimed he wasn't and that he couldn't speak Welsh, as I spoke to him in Welsh, but it was him lying bastard.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2004, 19:15

Stevie fuckin' Penk wrote:[
Have you not heard? The Book Club perished last November.


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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2004, 20:31

Sweet Bird Of Truth wrote:
Mychael wrote:Edwin.
Starr.
Has.
Died.
In Early 2003.


That spells out "eshdi." Sounds Arabic to me. Some kinda cufusitatin' code word. You must be one of them tearwrists.


Tearwrists.

The Dubya book of pronounciation. I get it now....
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Postby PENK » 25 Oct 2004, 21:31

Diamonddog wrote:
Sweet Bird Of Truth wrote:
Mychael wrote:Edwin.
Starr.
Has.
Died.
In Early 2003.


That spells out "eshdi." Sounds Arabic to me. Some kinda cufusitatin' code word. You must be one of them tearwrists.


Tearwrists.

The Dubya book of pronounciation. I get it now....


I remember reading somewhere that What's-his-name had terrorist links, but I wasn't sure how much truth there was in it. I was going to start a thread about it, but didn't think enough people would know anything about it. However judging by all the outpourings of grief here I now know this isn't the case, so can anyone lend me a helping hand here?
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Postby -- » 25 Oct 2004, 21:36

It's possible you may be thinking of the incident in the late 70s, in which a group of interviewers in a hotel lobby mistakenly thought that What's-his-name had threatened to "blow you all up". He had in fact, in a druken stupor and late for his interview, been shouting "where's my blow-up doll?".

What's-his-name was questioned by police over the incident, but was released when no explosives were found at his mansion. The blow-up doll was also not charged.

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Postby PENK » 25 Oct 2004, 21:39

Iam wrote:It's possible you may be thinking of the incident in the late 70s, in which a group of interviewers in a hotel lobby mistakenly thought that What's-his-name had threatened to "blow you all up". He had in fact, in a druken stupor and late for his interview, been shouting "where's my blow-up doll?".

What's-his-name was questioned by police over the incident, but was released when no explosives were found at his mansion. The blow-up doll was also not charged.


Where is the blow-up doll these days?
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Postby Hugh » 25 Oct 2004, 21:44

Stevie fuckin' Penk wrote:
Iam wrote:It's possible you may be thinking of the incident in the late 70s, in which a group of interviewers in a hotel lobby mistakenly thought that What's-his-name had threatened to "blow you all up". He had in fact, in a druken stupor and late for his interview, been shouting "where's my blow-up doll?".

What's-his-name was questioned by police over the incident, but was released when no explosives were found at his mansion. The blow-up doll was also not charged.


Where is the blow-up doll these days?


Sadly, it perished.