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    Default RIP Andre Previn (1929-2019)

    Oscar-winning composer and conductor Andre Previn died today at age 89.

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    Didn't he appear in the "I have got all the notes right, but not necessarily in the right order" Morecambe and Wise sketch?

    One thing that British viewers will remember Previn for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Didn't he appear in the "I have got all the notes right, but not necessarily in the right order" Morecambe and Wise sketch?

    One thing that British viewers will remember Previn for.
    I'm too young to remember but I heard he appeared on adverts for Ferguson video records & the TX range of televisions.
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    I didn't know this but the man won FOUR Oscars! Wow, respect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I'm too young to remember but I heard he appeared on adverts for Ferguson video records & the TX range of televisions.
    That is what I remember, from the mid-1980s. 'Ferguson TX . . . the best picture of all time, the best sound all round.' Did not stop them from going under though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalBall View Post
    That is what I remember, from the mid-1980s. 'Ferguson TX . . . the best picture of all time, the best sound all round.' Did not stop them from going under though!
    The TX series of sets was a brave attempt to compete with the Japanese brands, but by the end of the 1980s Thorn EMI had sold off their electronics division.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    The TX series of sets was a brave attempt to compete with the Japanese brands, but by the end of the 1980s Thorn EMI had sold off their electronics division.
    Ferguson was sold to Thomson in 1987 (for a pittance apparently) and the brand quickly became a shadow of its former self. UK manufacturing was run down and ceased completely in 1992. A shame really as they were decent TVs at a fair price but ultimately could not compete with the Japanese.

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    Very sad news. Andre Previn was a very talented composer and conductor. RIP.

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