Author Topic: Whatever happened to?  (Read 25093 times)

Meg

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1033
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2013, 07:46 AM »
Terence Stamp is still working at the age of 74. His most recent film was ' song for Marion' in which he plays the husband of Vanessa Redgrave. In the 60s Stamp dated models and actresses such as Jean Shrimpton and Brigit Bardo. He is supposed to be the inspiration for the Kinks song "WAterloo Sunset' ....aka Terry and Julie. ( Terence Stamp and Julie Christie)
"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open"  Thomas Dewar

Too shy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2013, 09:26 AM »
Thanks for the info, Meg. Rarely being a cinemagoer these days, I would not very often get the the opportunity to see if film icons from years back are still around. Coincidentally, I read a magazine article (Saga!) about Terence Stamp a couple of weeks ago and the accompanying photograph showed him to be in quite good nick for his age.

Too shy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2013, 03:35 PM »
When we think of duos in showbiz, we have no difficulty recalling parnerships like Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise or, perhaps more recently, the two Ronnies. But what about those who, for whatever reason, might have slipped through the net. I think back to a Scottish twosome who never seemed to be off our TVs in the late fifties, Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor. Sadly, all I can recall from their reportoire are the lines "He's football crazy, he's football mad...what little bit of sense he had...since he became a member of that terrible football club." Anybody remember Dorita and Pepe? Although their act was based on Latin American music, I rather suspect they were heavily disguised Brits. Clearly no fakes were Nina and Frederick as, I believe, he was a Danish count or some such member of the continental nobility.

Anyone recall any others?

ourjud1

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 79
  • wherever I live ashton will always be home
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2013, 07:32 PM »
Mike & Bernie Winters
                           ourjud1
up the boro

Too shy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2013, 11:43 PM »
Thanks, ourjud. I'm sure most of us will remember Mike and Bernie.

As for Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor, apparently the former left us in the 1990s but Jimmy Mac is still alive and well after a lifetime in entertainment.

I also thought of Charlie Cairoli, the Chaplin-esque clown who was resident at Blackpool's Tower Circus for so many years. I was always drawn to his partner, Paul. Picture a white-faced clown wearing a short, white, pointed hat and an all white outfit. Also, quite serious compared to Charlie's buffoonery. OOooh, a little bit creepy really.

Albert

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 462
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2013, 03:39 PM »
Hi too shy Just a few of Robin Hall and Jimmy Mac Gregor songs Sinner Man   Lullaby for a mucky kid  The  Gallawa Hills
 Dirty Old Town  Times or getting hard  Whisky you,re the Devil  The hot Ashfelt.
  Just had a look and we have 4 L/P of them   Albert

Son of Nomad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 523
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2013, 02:06 PM »
Anybody remember Dorita and Pepe? Although their act was based on Latin American music, I rather suspect they were heavily disguised Brits.

Anyone recall any others?

I remember these two - apparently very Spanish or Latin American but I think you're right, they were two Brits putting on an act, though I can't find any info on them online.
What about singers Miki and Griff? They were 'discovered, by Lonnie Donegan and toured frequently with him. Saw all three of them in Manchester in 1957. Sadly neither is no longer with us.

Too shy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2013, 05:10 PM »
Thanks for the addition, SON. I also recall Miki and Griff, although not quite sure which was which with names like that!. He always reminded me of a retired RAF bomber pilot, which he may well have been with a handlebar moustache like that. Their only hit that I can recall was "A Little Bitty Tear (let me down"), the old Burl Ives' number, although they did seem to be around for some time on the Saturday evening variety shows on TV we seemed to get a lot of at that time.

Martin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1418
    • View Profile
    • www.ashton-under-lyne.com
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2013, 07:32 PM »
Their only hit that I can recall was "A Little Bitty Tear (let me down"), the old Burl Ives' number

Hear it on YouTube....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QmU7f7u2p0
Martin

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2656
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2013, 10:03 PM »

Anybody remember Dorita and Pepe? Although their act was based on Latin American music, I rather suspect they were heavily disguised Brits.

Anyone recall any others?

Found this
 but can't watch it due to copyright issues, hope it helps.

More info here;)
This definition tells you all you need to know about 'PC'
PC, aka, Political Correctness, is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority (Liberals/Socialists) and promoted by the mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is possible to pick up faeces by the clean end.

Too shy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2013, 10:15 PM »

Anybody remember Dorita and Pepe? Although their act was based on Latin American music, I rather suspect they were heavily disguised Brits.

Anyone recall any others?

Found this
 but can't watch it due to copyright issues, hope it helps.

More info here;)

Let's see if this one works

www.mixcloud.com/FiveFeet/a-dorita-y-pepe-special/

Kiwi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2656
  • ɐoɹɐǝʇo∀ ɯoɹɟ ɐɹO ɐᴉʞ
    • View Profile
    • Central Hawkes Bay NZ
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2013, 02:35 AM »
Muchas gracias, will be singing that as I ride my burro back to the hacienda this afternoon  ;D
This definition tells you all you need to know about 'PC'
PC, aka, Political Correctness, is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority (Liberals/Socialists) and promoted by the mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is possible to pick up faeces by the clean end.

Son of Nomad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 523
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2013, 10:12 AM »
I've found a picture of this elusive couple at http://www.pictorialpress.com/entry/dorita-y-pepe2?gal=/Music.

Also a bit of info on another site:

"Dorita y Pepe were a duo from London, real names Dorothy (trained opera singer) and Peter (former ukulele artiste), who specialised in South American folk music and were apparently quite popular in Argentina in the sixties. They even represented Argentina in international competitions".

Too shy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2015, 12:48 PM »
Clodagh Rogers - not heard anything about her in some time. After a number of successful records in the UK and Europe in the Sixties, it seems that she might have dropped off the pop music map - not uncommon in the world of entertainment where the demands of the business must just become too much after a time. I know she was Irish (the north I think), and I'll speculate that this morning she's probably washing the pots in a neat little semi in the Home Counties

jaywit

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 955
    • View Profile
Re: Whatever happened to?
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2015, 10:09 PM »
after a duckduck I spent a good hour watching the oldies on ut..Cloda also had a great pair of legs as well as vocal cords!