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  1. Murdoch
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    And now George Michael

    Who will be next..
     
  2. slingshot2000
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    Any one that slept with him must be getting nervous !
     
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  3. egg67
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    It's sad that he has now passed away gone to the big place in the sky
    Thank god he will rest in peace and next time I need a pee in Hampstead he will not looking at my thing

    Ps: is music was crap and it wasn't really a star
     
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  4. GMES
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    Wow what an Ignorant comment to come out with, I presume you are referring to the fact he was gay so naturally must have died from aids, And I thought electricians were Intelligent- it's just been announced he died of heart failure so I think his past partners are safe.

    Nothing like a bit of respect is there, You may not have liked him or his music but that doesn't mean He was crap to a lot of fans, 100 million album sales can't be wrong surely.

    Has you have probably guessed I was a fan of his music and also think he was a very talented songwriter, yes his private life was less than perfect but it was his private life.
     
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  5. Midwest
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    Dear oh dear. Agree with GMES, two posts in poor taste. Wasn't one of his hugest fans, but there's no questioning his talent or voice.
     
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  6. Andy78
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    A great talent and gone way before his time. Very sad.
     
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  7. Murdoch
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    Last Christmas......
     
  8. hightower
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    Not my cup of tea, but rest in peace all the same (there's a pattern emerging here). With a death at the age of 53, heart failure - people are only going to blame it on one thing, the stuff that goes up your nose.
     
  9. Barry White
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    Not his biggest fan but he had something the ladies liked. Far too young to die RIP
     
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    never liked him, but all due respect, he was a popular singer/songwriter.
     
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  11. hightower
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    A certain irony in that don't you think? Hehe
     
  12. egg67
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    Fist line of my post was about given respect to him and his family.
    Next bit was just fun, when you live in the lime light your going to get the **** taken out of you if you do stupid things.
    The ps was because I did not like his music
    What I did like about him was the fact he gave a lot of money to charity
    Did not mean to offend you sorry
     
  13. buzzlightyear
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    I would not like to be in a toilet with him standing behind me !
    when he was a alive did he not try to throw is self out of a car like a stunt man.
     
  14. Midwest
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    You shouldn't hang around in toilets, people will get the wrong impression about yourself. ;)
     
  15. buzzlightyear
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    and now nana died has well, off the royal family,and not from Buckingham palace.
     
  16. sparksburnout
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    Radio 5 did a rundown of the famous musicians that have gone this last year. Didn't even mention Lemmy, which I thought was bad, specially as George got quite a big mention. Can't see how he can be regarded as such an Icon myself, I thought his music was a load of cheesy rubbish personally, but I guess you have to respect the fact that people seemed to like him. Not one of the greats though, surely?
    Blimey let them off, was very late 2015!! cant believe it........ how time flies
     
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  17. GMES
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    I think the problem George Michael had was getting over the stigma of wham which haunted his career for a long time.
    I think if he had come straight into the music world as himself then he would have had more credibility with the wham haters.
    I personally do rank him as a great song writer and it's only my opinion but anyone that can't agree he had an amazing voice must have bad ears.
    You only have to watch the Queen concert he did in place of Freddie or listen to the symphonica album.
    But the above is only my opinion and it's nice for different people to have different taste and it may not surprise anyone to hear I didn't rate Lemmy or any heavy rock act, I just don't get all that racket lol.
    But I suppose that's what makes life interesting
    I would say my top 2 singers of all time in order ate as follows.
    Paul Heaton ( legend from beautiful south
    Paul weller

    George would be in my top 5.
     
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    Scary too bloody young RIP.
     
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  19. GMES
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    Apologies for spelling mistakes, I'm on my phone and predictive bloody text.
     
  20. sparksburnout
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    Amazing how people's tastes vary! Paul Weller - absolute legend. Can't b****y stand beautiful South far too sickly for me, but that's what makes the world go round. The obvious head and shoulders loss this year was Bowie, without a doubt.
     
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  21. Midwest
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    I spent some time looking through the list of well known people who passed away in 2016 on the BBC News website. No more than normal, but you (well I do) forget who have departed. Then I see that Ken Dodd has been knighted in the New Years Honours, and I thought he passed away last year (sorry Mr Dodd)!
     
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  22. GMES
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    @sparksburnout@sparksburnout With the south and housemartins before them it was the lyrics I first fell in love with and the first couple of south albums were when I got hooked, but that said I didn't like a lot of the mainstream stuff " Perfect ten" being a good example but I suppose if you really like someone you forgive their weaknesses.
    Bowie, as you say was an absolute legend but I fought liking him for many years due to my older sister being a huge fan so it would have been uncool to like him, I then turned my attention to the Specials, Selector, madness, The Beat but only the early stuff, the likes of madness were awesome with songs like The Prince, but for me lost all credibility with tracks like house of fun etc.
    But the older you get the more you appreciate and go back to music like Bowie, I now have I think all his albums.
     
  23. GMES
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    This is a classic Paul Weller moment for me with Noel Gallagher, doing a brilliant version of That's Entertainment, It puts some of the groups of today to shame. two Guys with guitars in it's simplest form.

     
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    Paul Weller is an absolute legend and in my opinion the best contemporary song writer there has been. Live he is a man out there on his own.
     
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    Couldn't agree more GMES, brilliant. The older I get the more I find my myself listening to the old stuff. For me, Glastonbury is a prime example of how things have gone downhill over the past decade or so. Some of the carp that has "headlined" on there is terrible, no right to tread the same boards as some of the brilliant bands that have gone before them. It's not all bad news though, there are still some brilliant bands and individuals, have seen Laura Marling on a few occasions including the Albert Hall, fantastic talent.
     
  26. sparksburnout
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    Were you tickled?
     
  27. GMES
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    I see what you did there!!!
    I have to admit, though, I also thought he had passed away many years ago. Apologies if you're watching Ken.
     
  28. Midwest
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    .......I am. I was going to quote one of his funny jokes, but I couldn't find one :)
     
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