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We own the Disney "Three Musketeers" DVD. It's a hoot! I showed it to a friend who really appreciated the adaptation of the classical music in it. :biggrin:
 

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I am afraid that I have to announce that one of the great film composers of all time has died.

Ennio Morricone died this morning at the age of 91, after complications from a fall last week.

As Morricone was so prolific, composing music for over 400 films, it is so hard to choose one piece to use as a tribute. So, I am going to take the easy way out and pick the piece that my Dad uses as his ringtone:

Ennio Morricone - "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly"

Here is an ingenious video I love from a few years ago that a MotoGP fan made using Morricone's main theme from "A Fistful Of Dollars":

Nico Jackson - "La Vendetta"

(The original video that was uploaded by the maker was taken down due to a copyright claim, so this is a copy of it that somebody else subsequently uploaded).

And here is a video of my favourite skater doing a programme to "Gabriel's Oboe" by Morricone:

Carolina Kostner - 2006 European Championships SP

Although Ennio himself may now be gone, I am sure we will be hearing his music for many years to come in skating competitions.

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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After a good run without any music deaths to report, I am afraid that this is the second day in a row that I have come in here to break bad news.

Country singer / fiddler Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83.

I admit that I am not really a fan of country music. So, when I read the headline, although the name sounded vaguely familiar, I couldn't place who he was. But I realised who he was as soon as the the story mentioned his most famous song. So, here it is:

Charlie Daniels - "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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After a good run without any music deaths to report, I am afraid that this is the second day in a row that I have come in here to break bad news.

Country singer / fiddler Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83.

I admit that I am not really a fan of country music. So, when I read the headline, although the name sounded vaguely familiar, I couldn't place who he was. But I realised who he was as soon as the the story mentioned his most famous song. So, here it is:

Charlie Daniels - "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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:cry: What a brilliant composer! RIP, Ennio Morricone.

I'm sorry but the Washington Post headline for his obit -- and it was actually the headline for a bit, I checked -- of "Ennio Morricone, Italian composer who wrote ‘ah-ee-ah-ee-ah’ theme of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ dies at 91" is brilliant and if you don't immediately fill in the "wha-wha-wha' part I feel bad for you.
 

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I'm sorry but the Washington Post headline for his obit -- and it was actually the headline for a bit, I checked -- of "Ennio Morricone, Italian composer who wrote ‘ah-ee-ah-ee-ah’ theme of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ dies at 91" is brilliant and if you don't immediately fill in the "wha-wha-wha' part I feel bad for you.

wha-wha-whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :laugh:
 

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Read a story this morning about the BBC's new initiative for pre-school children, called "Tiny Happy People". And ever since, I have not been able to get the following song out of my head:

R.E.M. - "Shiny Happy People"

Always loved that song, so I'm not complaining! ;) :biggrin:

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I'm sorry but the Washington Post headline for his obit -- and it was actually the headline for a bit, I checked -- of "Ennio Morricone, Italian composer who wrote ‘ah-ee-ah-ee-ah’ theme of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ dies at 91" is brilliant and if you don't immediately fill in the "wha-wha-wha' part I feel bad for you.

But of course!

They're playing a different film composer on the radio right now - Williams and the equally iconic Raiders march :dance: and I was wondering if anyone ever skated to some of the Indiana theme music? There's a lot of variation in the OSTs as a whole, it's glorious fun and I could see some of the younger Americans, male or female, having an absolute ball dressing up as Indy and ripping through it.
 

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But of course!

They're playing a different film composer on the radio right now - Williams and the equally iconic Raiders march :dance: and I was wondering if anyone ever skated to some of the Indiana theme music? There's a lot of variation in the OSTs as a whole, it's glorious fun and I could see some of the younger Americans, male or female, having an absolute ball dressing up as Indy and ripping through it.

I propose Keegan Messing to do an Indiana Jones routine. After all, he already has the hat... :p

...and so do I!!! :biggrin:

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I am feeling all peased with myself.

Over tea-time, I watched an episode of the quiz show "Pointless" (it was actually broadcast a couple of weeks ago, but I only watched it today). And in the final round, one of the questions that they were looking answers for was:

"Acts that had a UK #1 single in the year 1960".

As I watched a Petula Clark film last night, "Don't Ever Leave Me" (1949), she was the first singer from that era that I thought of. Then I remembered that Anthony Newley was also in that film. In fact, he was in the film I taped this afternoon as well, "Jazz Boat" (1960). So, I decided to go with him as my answer.

ANTHONY NEWLEY WAS A POINTLESS ANSWER!!! :cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

If I had been on the show, he would have won me £2,000! :biggrin: But, I wasn't. :palmf: :bang:

I just looked him up, and found he actually had two UK #1 singles in 1960. So, here they are:

Anthony Newley - "Why"
Anthony Newley - "Do You Mind?"

The first song is a cover of an Frankie Avalon song that was released a couple of months earlier.

The second song is from a film I haven't seen yet, "Let's Get Married" (1960). So, I'll have to keep an eye out for it! ;)

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Vera Lynn

Shortly into the lockdown, I spotted that one of the classic movie channels that I was becoming addicted to was showing the 1943 film that was written around her signature song.

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After this, I went onto her Wikipedia page, and was shocked to find out that she had only actually made 3 films, all of which were made during the war. It is such a shame that she did not go on to have a prolific film career, because she was such a good actress.

Since then, I have also watched her second film, "Rhythm Serenade" (1943). And she was great in it too. So, now I am hoping that her third film, "One Exciting Night", gets shown soon.

Just letting you know that the third and final film that starred Vera Lynn was shown this afternoon. Mind you, I nearly didn't spot it, because it was listed in the schedules under it's alternative title, "You Can't Do Without Love".

Both titles are actually taken from songs in the film. So, here are the two title songs:

Vera Lynn - "One Exciting Night"
Vera Lynn - "You Can't Do Without Love"

Here is what the channel showing it said about the film in their Facebook post yesterday:

https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPic...9SMZAxKfopR8Qx1cSNLY0mIi-eoYIaxdP9w&__tn__=-R

I've just finished watching it, and I agree. It was her best film. And it reinforced my opinion that it was a shame that she only made three.

At the start and end of the film, Talking Pictures TV displayed a tribute plate consisting of a picture of her in her heyday, along with the date of her birth and the date of her death. I thought that was a nice touch.

Her funeral was on Friday, and there was a flypast of two Spitfires. Here is a clip of the live coverage that Sky News showed of the flypast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFpPN8xVAQw

A fine send off for the nation's sweetheart

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I propose Keegan Messing to do an Indiana Jones routine. After all, he already has the hat... :p

...and so do I!!! :biggrin:

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Keegan or Camden strike my fancy (Camden is so goodlooking; Indy cosplay online does show that the iconic outfit is flattering as well so eye candy ahoy!!!)
 

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Went into my news feed on Facebook for the first time in about 2 months this morning, and saw an advert for a new single by a singer I had never heard tell of. She was clearly a goth, and I was intrigued by her. Partly because I tend to have a soft spot for goths, but also because she reminds me of one of my neighbour's granddaughters (who, I should add, is not a goth, and does not have blue hair!) So, I did a bit of digging, and found out that she is a piano teacher from Bristol! :shocked:

Anyway, I found her YouTube channel, and started listening to her songs. There were three of her own songs, which were good, and an accoustic version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game", which was lovely. But, it is the other accoustic cover she posted that I am going to share:

Melodi - "Sil Baştan"

Although I don't speak Turkish, and so didn't understand what she was singing about, I was getting emotional listening to this song. It was just beautiful. And when I looked up a translation of the lyrics, they did have a lot of meaning to them.

That said, when I subsequently listened to the original by Şebnem Ferah, it didn't have the same effect on me.

Incidentally, I liked her new single ("Twilight Sleep"), but decided not to link to it as the video would probably be in poor taste given recent events.

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From another thread -ideas for new programs, I just listened to the music from Gattaca, that Blades of Passion posted. Thanks, BOP! :agree: :luv17: :hap10:
 

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Not the news you want to wake up to on a Sunday morning. Peter Green has died at the age of 73.

The original guitarist and lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac. He was also their main songwriter, and wrote two of their most iconic songs, "Albatross" and "Black Magic Woman".

But, as my tribute to him, I want to use a song that is a bit less well known, but which really shows off his talent:

Fleetwood Mac - "Oh Well"

And here are a couple of songs he wrote in his pre-Fleetwood Mac days, when he was the lead guitarist in John Mayall's band (John McVie was the bassist):

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - "The Same Way"
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - The Super-Natural

But, the best tribute to him actually comes from my fellow Ulsterman Gary Moore, who recorded a whole album of Peter Green songs back in 1995. Here is the playlist:

Gary Moore - "Blues For Greeny"

Just shows how much of a music legend Peter Green was.

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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Last Wednesday I watched a film. And ever since I have not been able to get the theme tune out of my head!!!

Juliet Mills & Michael Redgrave - "No, My Darling Daughter"

I couldn't find a copy of the opening titles on YouTube, so the link is actually to a copy of the whole film! :p

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