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    Should have checked here first. Will echo what I said in the wrestling thread. An absolute great:

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    Hugh McIlvanney's died. For those unfamiliar with his work, this link will gives you some clues to why he's so highly rated.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...r-dies-aged-84

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Hugh McIlvanney's died. For those unfamiliar with his work, this link will gives you some clues to why he's so highly rated.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...r-dies-aged-84
    I've just been watching the first episode of his documentary "The Football Men: Busby, Shankly and Stein". It's great stuff, sort of like the football equivalent of the "The World at War" series. He had a voice which you'd be forced to listen to yet with that hint of understatement,
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    I've just been watching the first episode of his documentary "The Football Men: Busby, Shankly and Stein". It's great stuff, sort of like the football equivalent of the "The World at War" series. He had a voice which you'd be forced to listen to yet with that hint of understatement,
    I remember watching those when first broadcast; quite brilliant, aren't they. His writing on boxing is equally outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I remember watching those when first broadcast; quite brilliant, aren't they. His writing on boxing is equally outstanding.
    He had real gravitas did McIlvanney - would have made a formidable lawyer, but I'm glad he chose journalism

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    Another of the class of 66 becomes eligible for Heaven's best XI. RIP Gordon Banks From the BBC.

    Unquestionably England's best ever custodian and certainly in the mix for the greatest full stop.
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    RIP.

    I've just watched a video of his best saves, and he seems to have had a weird but impressive tendency of saving with the ball past most of his body by sticking out a hand to throw it. Also, in that famous save against Pele, Pele actually starts celebrating before the save because he's convinced it's going in. Great goalkeeper.

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    Andre Previn's died at 89. People of my generation will remember his appearance with Morecambe and Wise.
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...vin-dies-at-89

    But apparently he did lots of other things too.
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    Keith Flint.

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    Luke Perry dead now too. ****.
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    Ranking Roger, formerly of The Beat, has passed away at 56. It's an excuse to play 'I just can't stop it' for the first time in a while, but other than that very sad news.


    Also missed in these parts was the loss of Scott Walker. Not that I'm familiar with his solo work; I'd guess that Brumby will be able to offer a more informed view.
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    The great man's passing had, er, passed me by until lunchtime today when I read his obit in the "i" newspaper.

    His later stuff was a wee bit out there for my taste, but his first five solo albums (Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4 & 'Til The Band Comes In) are sheer molten genius. He had a voice to die for and, if one has any taste for baroque chamber pop or lush orchestration or acoustic music generally it's essential listening.

    Hard to overstate his influence either. Pulp, Blur, Arcade Fire, Dave Bowie and Nick Cave all owe a massive debt and The Divine Comedy pretty much owe him their career.

    Vale.

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    Iím not hugely familiar with lots of his work, but the first Last Shadow Puppets album is basically a tribute to him and I ****ing love the Last Shadow Puppets.

    RIP

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