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dead. Thought I could hear the wind whistling tonight,....

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"Folk singer Roger Whittaker, famous for his 1969 hit song Durham Town and expert whistling, has died at the age of 87.

His other hits included The Last Farewell and New World in the Morning, and he sold nearly 50 million records around the world, his website said.

After starting in folk clubs, he went on to success with the Skye Boat Song, a duet with Des O'Connor in 1986." (BBC)

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

dead. Thought I could hear the wind whistling tonight,....

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"Folk singer Roger Whittaker, famous for his 1969 hit song Durham Town and expert whistling, has died at the age of 87.

His other hits included The Last Farewell and New World in the Morning, and he sold nearly 50 million records around the world, his website said.

After starting in folk clubs, he went on to success with the Skye Boat Song, a duet with Des O'Connor in 1986." (BBC)
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He had an excellent voice, one of my dads favorites

 


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Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

dead. Thought I could hear the wind whistling tonight,....

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"Folk singer Roger Whittaker, famous for his 1969 hit song Durham Town and expert whistling, has died at the age of 87.

His other hits included The Last Farewell and New World in the Morning, and he sold nearly 50 million records around the world, his website said.

After starting in folk clubs, he went on to success with the Skye Boat Song, a duet with Des O'Connor in 1986." (BBC)
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He had an excellent voice, one of my dads favorites

He seemed an amiable cove although as a boy he must have left old Durham Town quite often if he spent his time on the banks of the Tyne.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Sep 23 7.21am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

There seems to be a cull going on of 70s BBC Saturday night show hosts: Parkinson, Yarwood, Whittaker...

 


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always liked 'skye boat song '
A fan of lounge & cheese music.
RIP Roger

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Sep 23 8.14am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by YT

There seems to be a cull going on of 70s BBC Saturday night show hosts: Parkinson, Yarwood, Whittaker...

Yup odd that it seems to happen every 50 years or so, perhaps someone should look into it.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 19 Sep 23 11.12am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

The Last Farewell is very evocative.

I didn't like all his stuff but his contribution to music provided a nice occasional escape from mainstream pop music.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 20 Sep 23 10.40am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Yup odd that it seems to happen every 50 years or so, perhaps someone should look into it.

You do wonder. It seems suspicious to me that apart from Pike, all of the cast of Dad's Army have passed away one by one. Surely some questions should be asked.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 20 Sep 23 10.47am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

You do wonder. It seems suspicious to me that apart from Pike, all of the cast of Dad's Army have passed away one by one. Surely some questions should be asked.

Zhey ver on ze list.

 

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There used to be place up west that did a dinner dance after a
star of the day had done a short set . I dont think you knew who the guest singer would be until they walked out .

All the big stars of the day were at it at some time or another and I remember asking the old man how his night out had gone the next morning . (he had a broad yorkshire accent )

Reet bloody waste of me time that

RIP RW

 


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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

The Last Farewell is very evocative.

I didn't like all his stuff but his contribution to music provided a nice occasional escape from mainstream pop music.

Yes, the Last Farewell is a wonderful song, although like you i wasn't a fan.

 


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The key of joy is disobedience.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people
If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad. Aleister Crowley quotes

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