RIP Eddie Large

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RIP Eddie Large

Post by LoveCurryPies » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:32 pm

Eddie Large has died. Caught coronavirus in hospital while having heart problems.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by martin_p » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:45 pm

Ahhh, poor Eddie. Used to love Little and Large on a Saturday night when I was a lad (although it hasn’t aged well). Saw them live in Scarborough supporting Val Doonican before they’d hit the big time. We were on holiday and I was dragged along by my mum with my sister while my dad stayed in the hotel looking after my baby brother. They saved the evening for me!

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by djt2006 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:46 pm

RIP Eddie .... worrying that he contracted this whilst in hospital

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Stayingup » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:53 pm

djt2006 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:46 pm
RIP Eddie .... worrying that he contracted this whilst in hospital
Its the place to be to pick up diseases. Really.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:12 pm

I think it was beyond heart problems, seems as if he was in the final days of his life in any case.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Lord Beamish » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:13 pm

R.I.P. Eddie Large.
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by AlargeClaret » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:20 pm

His heart transplant failed a while ago . Very funny comedian /light /family entertainer and though, like much of the 70’s lot were lampooned by the trendier edgier comics ( often with good reason ) L&L had a bloody long career and had the almost lost art of telling gags

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by conyoviejo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:30 pm

R.I.P. Eddie.. A top comedian and entertainer.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Claretitus » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:30 pm

Big City fan too was Eddie. He was the funny one of the 2. Never knew why he didn't try to make a go of it on his own. I know that's the double act, but Little really was not a great comedian, awful timing, and very wooden in their sketches, whilst it just seemed more natural for Eddie. RIP big man.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by ElectroClaret » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm

Yes, been ill for a while now.
Sorry the bloke's dead, of course, but I thought they were about as funny as an ear infection.
All personal taste, obviously, but very tedious for me.

Same with Cannon and Ball... ;)

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by LS7 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:52 pm

Any of us who we’re kids in the 70s/ early 80s would remember them fondly.

Bobby Ball is brilliant in Not Going Out.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by LoveCurryPies » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:59 pm

To any young people on here....Little & Large were the Ant & Dec of the 70’s and 80’s. Family comedy on a Saturday night.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by BurnleyMickSouth » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm

Sorry to hear the news regarding Eddie Large but why has Lord Beamish put up a picture of Mike Brewer from Deals on wheels,/ THAT IS not Eddie Large.....UNLESS Mike Brewer has passed on as well, saw Little & Large at the Golden Garter in Manchester about 30 years ago when i worked at COLOROLL in Nelson, they were so funny on that night, they took the mickey out of the Andrex toilet advert that they did on a tv advert for that particular ad............RIP Eddie.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by beddie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:13 pm

Agree that growing up in the 70s you had to watch L&L. Great act with some good down to earth humour that all the family could watch. RIP Eddie.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Lord Beamish » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:15 pm

BurnleyMickSouth wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
Sorry to hear the news regarding Eddie Large but why has Lord Beamish put up a picture of Mike Brewer from Deals on wheels,/ THAT IS not Eddie Large.....UNLESS Mike Brewer has passed on as well, saw Little & Large at the Golden Garter in Manchester about 30 years ago when i worked at COLOROLL in Nelson, they were so funny on that night, they took the mickey out of the Andrex toilet advert that they did on a tv advert for that particular ad............RIP Eddie.
Sorry, BurnleyMickSouth. Corrected, now.
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Bosscat » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:16 pm

RIP Eddie

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:22 pm

LS7 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:52 pm


Bobby Ball is brilliant in Not Going Out.
I think most of us are brilliant in not going out at the moment.. ;)

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by dsr » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:22 pm

BurnleyMickSouth wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
... why has Lord Beamish put up a picture of Mike Brewer ...
Because he thinks it's funny to make the same joke on every in memoriam thread.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by morpheus2 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:24 pm

RIP Eddie.

The duo together in their heyday

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by fidelcastro » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:35 pm

Vintage Claret wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:22 pm
I think most of us are brilliant in not going out at the moment.. ;)
Sadly not everyone :(

RIP Eddie.

I never knew he was actually a Scot... born in Glasgow!

:shock:

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Essential viewing for families growing up in the late seventies, early eighties.

At least he got to enjoy a few years of his beloved City at the summit.

God bless RIP Eddie. Lots of memories.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Lord Rothbury » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:03 pm

morpheus2 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:24 pm
RIP Eddie.

The duo together in their heyday

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That is a photo of Cannon and Ball .Sure Eddie would chuckle at your mistake.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by BurnleyMickSouth » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm

Ha ha ha ..............Lord Beamish........its STILL the wrong picture thats John Prescott who was the so callled deputy Prime Minister under Tony Blair.....................go on Beamish try again for the 3rd time....lol :roll:
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by tiger76 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm

I saw some of Little & Large shows recently,they where good,and certainly better than 90% of the dross on TV nowadays,but i'd still place them behind Morecambe & Wise,and The Two Ronnies as a duo.

15 million viewers can't lie though they clearly had a market.

RIP Eddie

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by morpheus2 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:07 pm

BurnleyMickSouth wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Ha ha ha ..............Lord Beamish........its STILL the wrong picture thats John Prescott who was the so callled deputy Prime Minister under Tony Blair.....................go on Beamish try again for the 3rd time....lol :roll:
He's well daft ain't he BMSouth! :?

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by morpheus2 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:09 pm

Lord Rothbury wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:03 pm
That is a photo of Cannon and Ball .Sure Eddie would chuckle at your mistake.

Omg is it? How embarrassing!

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by morpheus2 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:12 pm

Lord Rothbury wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:03 pm
That is a photo of Cannon and Ball .Sure Eddie would chuckle at your mistake.
Sorted! Cheers pal, you know what these lot on here are like for picking on you for making one little mistake! :)

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by LoveCurryPies » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:30 pm

morpheus2 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:12 pm
Sorted! Cheers pal, you know what these lot on here are like for picking on you for making one little mistake! :)

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That’s Steptoe & Son

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Marney&Mee » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:38 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:30 pm
That’s Steptoe & Son
Keep your distance guys...

Oi, 2 metre you...
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:43 pm

Up the Clarets - the height of bad taste.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Sausage » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:03 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Up the Clarets - the height of bad taste.
and sense-of-humour failure.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by dsr » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:10 pm

Sausage wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:03 pm
and sense-of-humour failure.
Not so much a sense of humour failure, more an idea that it would be in better taste to have one thread in sympathy for the departed and a separate thread to make jokes about the death?
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by tim_noone » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:45 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm
I saw some of Little & Large shows recently,they where good,and certainly better than 90% of the dross on TV nowadays,but i'd still place them behind Morecambe & Wise,and The Two Ronnies as a duo.

15 million viewers can't lie though they clearly had a market.

RIP Eddie
No Brainer...mrs Browns boys was on the other channel.....

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Jimmymaccer » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:55 pm

Ahhh when I were a lad.......

Run from t’Turf with dad and sports pink, quick orange whilst he had 3 pints int’Concorde......tea, and Dukes of Hazard, then Generation Game, little and Large, Columbo Or Starsky &Thrutch......then dad’d nip t’chippy (quick 2 pints), bringing home fish and chips to watch Jimmy Hill, .....

Sleep well Eddie.........

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:19 pm

We played City in a pre season friendly mid 90s sometime. I was working in the Guest Bar in the Bob Lord. Shortly after I open I have 1 customer, a good 2 hours before kick off. That customer was Eddie Large, him and Syd were doing summer season in Blackpool and he had driven over to watch City. I spent a good hour chatting football with him, he was looking through the programme and didn't realise we had signed the likes of Dennis Tueart, Gerry Gow and Steve Daley.

He was clearly a huge City fan, very knowledgeable, very funny, accommodating to anyone who wanted to chat or have an autograph. He ripped the **** out of one of the guys who ran the catering company at the time, quite skinny accountant bloke who wore thick spectacles. Immediately he walked in Eddie likened him to Supersonic Syd and did what you would say was a short comedy turn with Malcolm unwittingly playing the stooge role. He only came in to cash up my till!

Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Large, one of the nicest of the famous type of customer I served while working at the Turf. RIP Eddie
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Claret Till I Die » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:26 pm

I remember Malcolm and I can see the similarity. I still laugh at their Binnie Tyler 'turn around bright eyes' sketch.
Yet another part of my childhood gone... :cry:

RIP
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Lord Beamish » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm

BurnleyMickSouth wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Ha ha ha ..............Lord Beamish........its STILL the wrong picture thats John Prescott who was the so callled deputy Prime Minister under Tony Blair.....................go on Beamish try again for the 3rd time....lol :roll:
Third time lucky.

R.I.P. Eddie Large.
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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by Vino blanco » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:34 pm

I remember seeing them down the Cabaret Club in Rosegrove in the late sixties before they were famous. They weren't called Little and Large though, they went under the names of simply Sid and Eddie. They were a very good double act even then and you could see they would make it to greater things. RIP Eddie.

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Re: RIP Eddie Large

Post by tim_noone » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:34 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Third time lucky.

R.I.P. Eddie Large.
That's Edna Large surely?

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