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    Very sad news. I would also like to mention a couple of other films he was in: The Wild Angels and The Trip, both pre-Easy Rider. I think he was...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Woodstock in Music events
    I think Woodstock was of its time. Any attempt to recreate it would be just a very pale shadow of the original. I know there were several anniversary...
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    I don't watch that much live telly nowadays, so my exposure to modern ad-breaks is limited. However, my impression is that in the 70s and 80s there...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Woodstock in Music events
    On 15th August it will be the 50th anniversary of the start of Woodstock. Just looking at the acts that performed....what a line-up! Surely the most...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Ott Adult Tiswas in Television
    Yeah, I remember watching OTT. The balloon dance was rather controversial at the time, though it would all seem tame nowadays. It wasn't a patch on...
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    I don't remember that particular one, but I wonder if it was put out when there was genuine concern about rats attacking babies and toddlers in the...
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    I don't recall being scared by any of the adverts on TV; rather, it was some of the PIFs that were sometimes shown during ad breaks that occasionally...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Mrs Browns Boys in Member's lounge
    I watched it once for about 15 minutes and that was more than enough for me. If that is considered the best then that says a lot about the current...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Whistle down the wind in Movies
    It's a wonderful film. Some great acting and direction. Yes, the actor who plays the young lad steals every scene he is in. Some lovely camerawork,...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Burt Bacharach in Bands
    All I can do is agree that Burt Bacharach is one of the greatest composers of modern times. My very favourite of his is 'The Look of Love'. He wrote...
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    I bought a VCR with Video+. I think I used it around three times. Still got it. It's in tiptop condition, since it's hardly been used. Most of my...
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    marc replied to a thread Archaic Trains. in Transport
    It depends on the definition of the word archaic. The Intercity 125. Still in service, although in South Wales in a shorter formation, was first...
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    marc replied to a thread Crisps in Food and drink
    I had a couple of these vouchers. Generally they were for a free packet of crisps. I don't think they were allowed to put any cash (notes) in them. I...
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    The first season I have any memories of was the 1969-1970 one, particularly the FA Cup that year, and it was also World Cup year--Mexico 1970. I had...
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    staffslad replied to a thread 8 days to the moon in World events
    Very brave men. It must take truly exceptional qualities to be launched into space in the full knowledge that if anything went wrong there would be a...
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    Very sad news. Yes, a good actor, best remembered as Lee Crane in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. His character was in the original film version,...
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    Really sad to hear that Rutger Hauer has passed away. I remember him well from the action films that he made in the 80s and 90s like Flesh and Blood,...
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