Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Hans-Werner Grosse, 98

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I guess he really loved Roy. One doesn't expect celebrity pairs to be so dedicated to one another.
I wonder if there will be a memorial for him in Rosenheim, his home town.

EDIT - word is that Siegfried died of pancreatic cancer, seven months after the death of Roy. That's sad, too.

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On 4.1.2021, 10:20:23, Cheekyfox said:

Ferry across the Mersey.

I am almost certain that I posted " Dont let the sun catch you crying"... but it seems to be absent  ( Piggie hate)...

 

Well, a clip from the BBCs coverage from the funeral..

 

Sir Kenny said: "You'll Never Walk Alone has huge meaning to the lives of Liverpool supporters around the world and is synonymous with the club.

"He will be sadly missed by those who knew him and the millions he never got to meet."

You'll Never Walk Alone became a football terrace anthem for Marsden's hometown club soon after it topped the charts in 1963.

The song was played during the funeral by a guitarist while a version of Marsden singing Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, a song he wrote for his wife Pauline, also featured.

She said: "We, his family, are totally devastated and have been so moved and amazed at the extent of the respect, love and affection received from all over the world.

 

I Knew it would be played as he told me it was his fave!!!  

 

One of my treasured clients...  

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9 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

( Piggie hate)...

:lol:

Come on, who doesn't love a good bacon sandwich?

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Baseball legend Hank Aaron, dead at 86.

"Hank Aaron was not only a home run king, but a king of justice. In the face of racism and vitriol, he broke through barriers with grace on his way to becoming one of the greatest baseball players of all-time. We've lost a true trailblazer and American icon."

- US Senator Cory Booker
 

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Late December - but I only discovered this just now:  Professor Dai Edwards, Computer Science Manchester

Was a good friend of my father - Dai & his first wife occasionally came to us for dinner.

 

Was one of the 4 professors of Computer Science when I started my BSc there in 1970 & he subsequently became head of department when Tom Kilburn retired.  Thus he was head when I graduated & got my MSc.

 

 

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My brother found some further references which might be of interest to those with memories of the early days of computing:

 

Dai Edwards: we only need one machine for the country  (the reference to crystallography was basically to our father).

 

As a school kid I did occasionally get to see the Atlas computer without at that time realising what it was all about.

In the early 1970s I also witnessed most of the remains being chucked off the roof of the electrical engineering building.

 

Also here: Atlas Computer 50th Anniversary / Audio Interview: Dai Edwards and Yao Chen (transcript).

Here father is mentioned twice by name in connection with crystallography at Manchester.  

The interviewer (Simon Lavington) was one of my lecturers.

 

I knew a number of people mentioned in the interview.  For example John Davies (Jodrell Bank) was Bernard Lovell's Nr. 2 - it was he who when the Russians landed the first spacecraft on the moon realised that the signals were facsimile transmission of photographs & decoded them with the result that they were printed in the newspapers before the Russians released them!

 

It seems I have to correct one item in my previous post: Dai became head of Computer Science in Manchester in 1980 & I had got my MSc. 5 years previously.

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Very Sad

Captain Sir Tom Moore dies aged 100 after catching Covid: War hero who won nation's heart by walking around his garden to raise £33milllion for the NHS in lockdown before being knighted by the Queen loses battle with coronavirus

 

RIP Sir

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Hilton Valentine, former member of The Animals rock group - 29th January 2021

 

RIP

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I'll never forget Larry offering 1M to anybody with evidence that Congress members lied after they impeached Clinton for lying about getting a blowjob. 

You may disapprove of, or like porn, or not care about it. But Larry Flynt was a principled man in his own porn oriented way.

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