Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Boycie from Only Fools and horses

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We saw the Stones play in 2018 in Stuttgart.  It was our first time at one of their shows and I will never forget it.  We had seats on the 13th row.  I am so glad we went.  After the show, I told my husband that will probably be the only Stones show we will ever see... and they were magnificent.  Mick even spoke a little Schwabisch.

 

I knew this was going to happen eventually, but I am still so sad.  He was so classy and elegant… and he was just perfect. RIP, Charlie Watts.  

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4 hours ago, john g. said:

Ted Dexter at 86. One of England's greatest ever batsmen:

 

I suppose at 86 you could say he had a good innings...

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11 hours ago, RedMidge said:

Mikis Theodarakis -age 96 RIP. Greek composer, fighter against the Civil war in Greece.

 

Thanks for the mentioning him. I was about to post it myself.

This one hits close to home. I've known him all my life personally, as he was a close friend with my father for the past ~40 years.

A great composer, and an even better human being.

 

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RIP Michael Constantine (94)
aka Gus Portokalos ... fervent believer in the restorative power of Windex
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Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

I bet the ZX Series of computers gave a bunch of UK folks my age their start into computing. 

My first was a ZX-81 that my dad and I (Well mostly my dad, I was 10) soldered together from a kit.

I don't think I will ever forget spending hours keying in some code from the back of a magazine and then accidentally knocking the machine so the Ram Pack wobbled and you lost it all.

After the ZX-81 I had a classic 'rubber-key' spectrum which I upgraded to have an external floppy disk drive. Being able to load games from disk while all your mates were stuck waiting ages for a tape to load seemed like the height of cool.

 

 

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While I never had a spectrum or ZX as I had the Acorn machines, I did have much respect for him and his machines, I supposes I did have a programmable Sinclair calculator thou.

 

I will never forget playing General election on one of mates spectrum, while  Margret Thatcher was trying to win her second term in power, maybe 1893, that took about 8 hours to play and was very gripping 

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