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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 21st May 2012

    Many famous people passed away recently.... Every time somebody opens a thread on this Message Board devoted to a deceased musician or singer, or another famous person....
    After some time those threads become left far behind.....

    I suggest to keep just one thread.....

    And the first entry will be perhaps this one:

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Monday, 21st May 2012

    Don't forget to remember me ….

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    It is sad that Robin lost his battle with cancer. My heartfelt sympathy to the Gibb family.

    I don't think I'll ever forget to remember the Bee Gees. I have listened to their songs since the 60's.

    Ingrid

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 21st May 2012

    Yes.... And Australia is in mourning.....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by Anneliese (U11449680) on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012


    Hello Alex and Ingrid, smiley - smiley...smiley - rose

    Today I have read an article in our newspaper about the Bee Gees singer Robbin Gibb.
    This pop group presented their songs in our youth and it was so nice to listen to them later too. It make me feel sad.

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012

    Hi Alex, Hi everybody!
    Let me add this words, if you are interested....but all People have to have in mind....

    I addressed myself saying: O my heedless Soul! Know that it is not worthy of you to attach your heart to something that will not accompany you after this world comes to an end....

    *Every soul shall taste death.
    *Truly you will die [one day], and truly they [too] will die [one day]

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012

    Hi, Zek!

    Do you like Bee Gees?

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012

    Hi Alex !
    I don't know Bee Gees.
    But I know some famous people were forgotten.
    So, I want to say that fame is temporary in the world if it weren't helpful.
    But, real fame which is won with helping to people, is valuable and is important in view of people. And it can't be forgotten, even it is eternal...
    Have a helpful day...zek.

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Tuesday, 22nd May 2012

    Hi, Zek.

    But I know some famous people were forgotten. 

    Many famous people were forgotten! And even more NOT famous people....
    And many talented and genial people too....

    They usually remember rather tyrants, villains, evil rulers who killed millions of people.... I mean remember in the long term....

    Robin Gibb recorded many wonderful songs and I'm sure that everybody heard at least one of his famous tunes.... (maybe even without knowing who is singing)

    And he will stay in our hearts until we are living.... And people will listen to the BeeGees songs perhaps even afterwards - until the musical preferences will change completely....

    Who knows - maybe if two or three thousand years ago there were recording means.... we would listen sometimes to the music of ancient Egypt! I'm not sure - was there a musical notation for putting music in writing?

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Anneliese (U11449680) on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012

    Hi Alex, I agree with you. smiley - smiley

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 6th June 2012

    Ray Bradbury has died.....

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    Not long ago I read Ray Bradbury's short story 'All Summer in a Day'. It's about a class of school children on Venus, where it rains, and rains, and rains … and the sun can be seen for a short 2 hours only once every seven years. It's interesting that his death coincided with the Transit of Venus, which happened on the evening of June 5th in North America.

    Hope his death was as peaceful as great-grandma's, in Dandelion Wine:

    "A long time back, she thought, I dreamed a dream, and was enjoying it so much when someone wakened me, and that was the day when I was born. And now? Now, let me see... She cast her mind back. Where was I? she thought. Ninety years... how to take up the thread and the pattern of that lost dream again?"

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    Ray Bradbury has died.....  Hi Alex!
    First of all, May God have mercy on him!..
    Surely death, which has put many people into the graveyard a hundred times over, has demands greater than life. And it wants to say something which is important for us...
    Since death cannot be killed nor the door of the grave be closed, if there is a way of being saved from the executioner of the appointed hour and the solitary confinement of the grave, it is a question, an anxiety, for man of greater importance than anything. Yes, there is a solution, and through the mystery of the Qur'an...
    Have a long life, Zek...

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    Hi, Zek!

    Do you mean that we have a chance to meet again great Leonardo or sir Isaac Newton, or Albert Einstein? Will they please us with new exciting ideas?

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    Yes, Ingrid....

    It is sad that they are commemorating Ray all over the BBC and never mention the "Dandelion Wine".... They call him "sci-fi author" though he prefered something else... www.bbc.co.uk/news/e...

    Shame on me.... I read of course your messages in the Cracked pots and remember that I still owe you the discussion of this amazing and beautiful book....

    I heard also some very nice extracts on the World Service lately - I'll try to find them to let you listen, but it may take some time...

    And I watched the second and last transit of Venus in this century myself.... I woke up my elder daughter at half past 3 am... and she drove over the city to pick me up. We reached a hilly place to see the sunrise.... When the Sun is near the horizon it is possible to see the transit by naked eye.... And my only granddaughter had a chance to see it for the first and last time in her life....

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    Certainly, yes!
    If we desire this, it will be ok!
    Because God has promised that in Qur'an.

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    Dear Alex! How are you? I hope you are fine...
    I just want you to know that is from Qur'anic commentary;
    "Here is good news for you!
    Death is not destruction, or nothingness, or annihilation;
    It is not cessation, or extinction;
    it is not eternal separation, or non-existence, or a chance event;
    it is not authorless obliteration.
    Rather, it is being discharged by the Author Who is All-Wise and All-Compassionate;
    it is a change of abode.
    It is being despatched to eternal bliss, to your true home.
    It is the door of union to the Intermediate Realm, which is where you will meet with ninety-nine per cent of your friends."
    Have a nice day, zek

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    … never mention the "Dandelion Wine"....  
    I owe it to you, Alex, that I read the book. (paperback version!) Thank you once more! It would have been a real pity if I had missed out on reading it.

    I haven't read 'Fahrenheit 451' yet. Have you?

    Well, if I'm going to read it, it will be in e-book format … despite the fact that it'll "smell like burned fuel".

    My bookshelf is overcrowded with 'real' books, and some of my books have to led a wretched existence in our attic. I'm not sure if this attic existence is preferable to being stored in electronic form in my e-reader. smiley - erm . smiley - smiley

    And anyway, in a world in which there exists a most loveable 'Electric Grandmother' why shouldn't there be books in electronic form?


    And my only granddaughter had a chance to see it for the first and last time in her life....  
    A unique moment, no doubt. smiley - magic

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 7th June 2012

    I haven't read 'Fahrenheit 451' yet. Have you?  
    Yes - far before the "Dandelion Wine" (in Russian of course too). That's why I remember it less, but they quote it talking about Bradbury so often, that maybe I even do not have to refresh it in my memory smiley - biggrin

    They actually mentioned it in this extract from a Briefing programme:
    http://chirb.it/gCf8nK

    Oh dear - the Board had some bug and it seems I won't be able to write more today.....

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 16th July 2012

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    The first song by Deep Purple I've heard.... was www.youtube.com/watc...
    1970....

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  • Message 20

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    Jon Lord in Zermatt:

    www.youtube.com/watc...


    By the way, Singer Steve Lee, from Swiss rock band Gotthard, died in a motorcycle accident on 5th October, 2010.

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  • Message 21

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Saturday, 25th August 2012

    The end of the era....

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/w...
    thebottomline.cpaaus...

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  • Message 22

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 12th September 2012

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    I'm sorry. I can't write today anymore.... smiley - rose

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 26th September 2012

    This month brought more sad news... Earlier there passed away famous song writer.... I didn't manage to post a message then.... And some time ago Jim Marshall left this World.

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/e...

    Those who ever used the electric guitars, may know him. Maybe Nori saw his equipment. Jimi Hendrix used to raise up the level of his amplifires... www.youtube.com/watc...
    www.youtube.com/watc...

    And today BBC reported the death of this man:

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    Once he was very popular....

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  • Message 24

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    Posted by Artemisia (U15375769) on Wednesday, 26th September 2012

    Hi Alex,

    I remember Mrs Hepurn singing "Moonriver" in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I was sorry for her death and I'm sorry once again for the death of Andy Williams.

    Artemisia

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Wednesday, 26th September 2012

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 26

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 26th September 2012

    Hi, Zek.

    I'm not sure what you mean, but perhaps you missed my message 22 www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Sorry - I am busy these days. I will reply to you in your thread.

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  • Message 27

    , in reply to message 26.

    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Alex,

    Andy Williams passed away.

    Nori

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  • Message 28

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Hi Alex!
    I saw your reply and your sadness!
    What I mean?
    Surely I'd like to draw attention to this inevitable real which runs after us like a lion.
    Yes, the appointed hour (the death time) is hidden in time!smiley - doh
    Indeed, Qur'an recall this real to us through those verses;
    *Every soul shall taste death.
    *Truly you will die [one day], and truly they [too] will die [one day]

    Have a long life!
    Zek...

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  • Message 29

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Zek, I don't care about my OWN soul. I am sad because I will never talk to Anneliese anymore.... Actually I am sad because it is impossible to return the times when I heard Andy Williams for the first time....

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  • Message 30

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Hi Alex!
    Despite Anneliese is not your close relative and maybe you didn't see her, didn't talk face to face with her, but you have missed her and you are sad very much because you will never talk to her!smiley - sadface
    In that case, I wonder that how can you endure the separation from your other loves who are really your close relatives( your daughters, your sons and your pretty granddaughter) or how can they endure the separation from their loves like you?...smiley - sadface smiley - doh smiley - sadface

    That is to say, what kills man most is separation from those he loves...
    Best wishes, Zek...

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  • Message 31

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Yes, Zek!

    And I'm not "killed" only by separation with people.... I am also killed by separation with.... TREES!

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  • Message 32

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Who is TREES! Thissmiley - rose is for her!

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  • Message 33

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    Posted by Artemisia (U15375769) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Hi Alex,

    I'm Artemisia, I didn't know Anneliese at all, but I know what missing a beloved person means. I think that dead people continue to live in the memory of living people. It's all we can do about it. I understand your sadness, but you'd make a mistake if you didn't give any importance to the living people around you.

    With Love

    Artemisia

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  • Message 34

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    Posted by zek (U15210256) on Thursday, 27th September 2012

    Hi Artemisia!
    I'm Zek from Turkey.
    Surely, Alex has not made the mistake which is as you mentioned. Because he is already objector to that mistake. But, only he thinks wrongly that all believers who believe in hereafter, don't give any importance to the living around them.
    But, surely it is not so, and it is only his supposition...

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  • Message 35

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    Posted by Artemisia (U15375769) on Friday, 28th September 2012

    Hi dear Zek,

    Thank you very much for your precise information.
    Take care of you

    Artemisia

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  • Message 36

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 37

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 6th December 2012

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/i...

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  • Message 38

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Monday, 10th December 2012

    Alas... Another sad news....

    This time I will write more, because perhaps not all members of the Board new about Sir Patrick Moore....

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/u...

    He was a famous presenter of the BBC TV series "The Sky at Night"....

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/u...

    I.m not sure, if you ever saw those programmes.... I've managed to record some latest issues, so I may still enjoy them... But I'm afraid I can't let you watch those programmes. If I upload them to the YouTube, they will ban them because of the copyrights.... And it seems BBC do not offer archive programmes to watch.... Maybe they sell those programmes?

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  • Message 39

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Thursday, 13th December 2012

    Ravis Shankar, famous sitar player and oldest Woodstock performer, died on 11 Dec. 2012

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    From the BBC Obituary:
    "But it was Shankar's 1966 meeting with the Beatles, and especially Harrison, that was to make him a hippie idol. Harrison had already played sitar on the band's Norwegian Wood. Shankar, who was typically direct, said 'it sounded horrible'."

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 40

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 13th December 2012

    Yes.... Thank you, Ingrid!
    I didn't manage to post a message yesterday.... Actually I wasn't sure where to post it - here or to the "Beatles" thread? Because you are right - Ravi became Worlwide popular due to the Beatles of course.... And especially after George's song....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    By the way, (talking about sitar) look at the second link in this thread:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    December is "prolific" - too many famous people decided not to wait until the "end of the World"....

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  • Message 41

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    Actually I wasn't sure where to post it - here or to the "Beatles" thread?  
    I'd, of course, checked the Beatles thread before I posted my message here! smiley - biggrin

    And especially after George's song....  
    ... 'Bangladesh' smiley - smiley Thanks for the link! I hadn't heard the song in many years.

    By the way, (talking about sitar) look at the second link in this thread:
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...  


    Amazing!

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  • Message 42

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 20th December 2012

    You know, Ingrid, after this message:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    and something else....

    I thought about starting a thread "Breakfast at Tyffany's".... but I'm not sure I will manage to keep it going.....

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  • Message 43

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    Posted by inegch (U2246749) on Thursday, 20th December 2012


    Ach, Alex, I must be getting old. smiley - yikes It frightens smiley - winkeye me that once more I have to write that it was 'many years ago' that I heard a song, or watched a movie!

    Anyway, I saw "Breakfast at Tyffany's" ... many years ago! smiley - biggrin I don't remember all the details, I'm afraid. But, I remember that I liked the film very much!

    I love the song, especially when sung by Andy Williams! However, the version I have on my music player is by Louis Armstrong, I'm afraid. smiley - smiley

    " Moon River ... ... ...
    ... There's such a lot of world to see." smiley - magic

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  • Message 44

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    Posted by Mom1973 (U14064004) on Friday, 18th January 2013

    Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). From 2001 until her death she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life.
    She died on the 30 December 2012

    From Wikipedia.

    https://www.google....

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  • Message 45

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 46

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Well, it's high time to set a MEMORIAL PLAQUE for this Board.....
    It's gonna be long! As long as the Rosetta Stone....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    ....some are dead and some are living....

    Well, there were BBC people who I used to listen to and who are not in this World anymore.... Thomas Vance, Alistair Cooke, John Peel.... They have gone for sure. We know about that. But the destiny of other people - presenters, actors, teachers of the BBC ENGLSH (and "English by Radio"!) are not that certain. So I hope that they all are still alive, If Paul Scott may tell us something about their fate, it would be nice...

    The founder of this site - Hamish Norbrook....

    Nori must remember him and two girls who came to help later:

    Alice Castle and Bee Spat...

    They were the first moderators of the Mailing List....

    Hamish was also a producer of the "Network" series, presented (if I remember it correct) by Susan Fern and Hugh Kermode....

    There were also people from all over the World for the past 15 years which I would like to remember, but let's talk about them later....

    When they broadcasted the "Network", there were still other programmes on air:

    The "Speaking of English" for example (in which Hamish told for the first time about the new project...). Earlier the "Speaking of English" was usually broadcasted together (in one halfhour slot) with another legendary programme "Can I Help You" presented by Jill Welfare admired by incredible "Professor Grammar" written by Doug Campbell and played by Ian Bamforth....

    Well, I will continue the list. I just don't want the message to be too long.....

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  • Message 47

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Memories of the "Network" brought some positive "flashbacks"....

    I remembered some more names..... I already mentioned Eric Baber and Dave Sperling.... There were also Ruth Vilmi and Eva Easton..... More people made contribution to the "Network", Mailing List and eventually this Board.... I will try to find them....

    I would like to remember more series....
    There were great music (song lyrics) series that I heard after "Professor Grammar" and "Can I Help You"......:

    "Catch the Words", "Pop Words", "Remember the Words", "The History of Soul", "The Road to Nashville"! "Mike, Ana and Keith team.... David Evans.... Nancy and... Mark?

    I'm so sorry if I misspell some names! Most of them I never saw in writing and some of them I heard so long ago, that I may easily confuse them!

    "English Anyway", "Taking Off in English", "Roundabout", "Mission Improbable" - if learners of Enlish will ever hear those great series again?

    Will they hear the names of Isabelle Seargent, Derek Griffits, Sheila Stiffles?

    As I wrote, "Professor Grammar" was written by Doug Cambell who later presented the "Lifeboat" series written by... Sean Keagan, who presented earlier amazing series "Tuning In"! smiley - biggrin

    And returning to the Mailing List....There were great members - Jandira Pimental, Jason Murray, Orfey Bichakov, Jean-Christophe....:

    www.bbc.co.uk/worlds...

    And here you may see Hamish, Alice and other first moderators of the list.....

    www.bbc.co.uk/worlds...

    Maybe I will manage to put more names and programmes.... It is so sad - nobody can do it except of me!

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  • Message 48

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Thursday, 28th February 2013

    And Rosie.... Rosie Kronnethaler who used to live in Bavarian Pfaffenhofen and got lost somewhere in Costa Rica....

    Poor people we are now! But nobody must go unknown....

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 49

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Thursday, 28th February 2013

    Alex,

    I'll contact you by e-mail after the MB closes.

    Nori

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