Today I came across an obituary of the writer Robert Nye, who died last month. I wasn’t aware that he had died and if I am honest I hadn’t realised he was still alive because, although he is described as a ‘poet and author’, I only knew of him through his novels, and the last […]
Entries Tagged as 'Obituaries'
February 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bert Crane · Politics
I am hearing news that Bert Crane has died, which is not unexpected but nonetheless very upsetting. Yes, he was looking quite frail the last time I saw him, but then he was apparently not expected to live very long when he left the forces yet managed to go on to serve as a councillor […]
December 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Rebel Without A Pause · Life
Harold Pinter has died…Â never has a minute’s silence been more appropriate.
September 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Music
Far more upsetting than the piddling matter of a web server being unavailable was the sad news of Richard Wright’s death.Â Â I guess that settles all the speculation about the Floyd ever playing again.
September 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
British comedy has had a bad week with the death of Ken Campbell following very soon after that of Geoffrey Perkins.Â If it was possible to measure such things objectively I think you would find the world is now several percentage points less funny than it was last week.
August 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Soul Man · Music
Terrible news about Isaac Hayes.Â I’ll admit that what he was doing in the 70s passed me by: I knew the theme from Shaft of course, and the Hot Buttered Soul LP cover was impossible to ignore, but I didn’t really appreciate his place in everything until a couple of weeks ago when BBC Four […]
April 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ted Rogers in the Guardian · Life
The Crawley Observer gave almost a page to Ted Rogers this week and today’s Guardian featured an obituary in it’s ‘Other Lives’ section. What a great idea that feature is because it gives space to recognise the lives of those who were perhaps not known widely beyond a specific area or community of shared interests […]
June 5th, 2006 · Comments Off on Vince Welnick · Music
Sad to see that Vince Welnick has died at the age of 55.
January 9th, 2006 · Comments Off on Lord Stratford of Stratford · Politics
The only occasion I ever went to parliament to see a debate it was a spur-of-the-moment thing. It was the early 80s I think, I was doing the tourist thing and decided to see if I could get in. There was no great queue to get in, which surprised me until I got in and […]