View Full Version : RIP Brian Hibbard

wispa lover
19-06-2012, 23:18
The founder of the acapella group The Flying Pickets died yesterday from prostate cancer at the age of 65.
His group had a xmas no 1 hit back in 1984 with their version of Yazoo's Only You. He even made some appearances in Emmerdale, Eastenders and Corrie.
RIP Brian.

20-06-2012, 11:27
very sad news.
r i p brian.

20-06-2012, 11:30
Agreed very individual looking for his time and to be fair a pretty good voice .... RIP Brian

21-06-2012, 11:05
My sister was in panto with him in 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' at the Hackney Empire in around the late 80s.

22-06-2012, 14:18
Yes an excellent actor, also appeared in the Swansea set film Twin Town with rhys ifans...very bad language so be warned.

I always look forward to christmas on the music channels as they always play "only you" and it has the best nostalgic video set in a pub with a fruit machine with a jackpot of 2 and those big coloured discs as "hold" buttons.

22-06-2012, 15:18
Twin Town is a classic! RIP Brian

25-06-2012, 11:39
yes it is, the ending on Mumbles Pier is a highlight. I personally hope that they dont make a sequal...as a few of the well loved characters including Hibbard are dead...fatty lewis being one and dorien thomas "the bent copper"