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Bobby Ball

Post by Bigvince » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:46 am

Has died after contracting Covid
Rock on Tommy
RIP

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:50 am

Just posted the same, RIP. Always struck me as a poor man's Little and Large back in the day,but they were hugely popular for a good few years.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by FactualFrank » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:52 am

That is such crap news. A fan of his, and also loved him more recently in Not Going Out.
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Re: Bobby Ball

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by MrTopTier » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:57 am

Sad news indeed, lovely fella.

My daughter delivers papers to his house, and during the first lockdown, he used to leave her a message, or a couple of quid or a bag of sweets, just as a thank you for doing her job. It really meant a lot.

He will be missed by many, he is a big part of our community in Lytham.
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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by HahaYeah » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:58 am

Rock on Tommy!
R.I.P
I don't think their comedy has aged well but back in the day they were massive.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by NewClaret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:11 am

Gutted. Love Cannon & Ball.

RIP.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by mill hill claret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:22 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:52 am
That is such crap news. A fan of his, and also loved him more recently in Not Going Out.
He played a brilliant role in not going out

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Pad1951 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:23 am

RIP Bobby.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by RogerBest » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:37 am

As a boy growing up in the eighties I found Bobby Ball brilliantly funny. I imagine there are scores of people in this message board who did the same.

I was lucky enough to see him in Panto in Bradford and to see him smoking a cigarette down tipside in Todmorden.

Rest in Peace Bobby. You really made me laugh.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by conyoviejo » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:49 am

R.I.P. Bobby Ball,brilliant comedian ..Rock on ..

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:50 am

Upset by this, I saw them live a couple of times in their heyday. Another part of my childhood passes on for good

RIP Bobby x

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by DCWat » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:51 am

RogerBest wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:37 am
As a boy growing up in the eighties I found Bobby Ball brilliantly funny. I imagine there are scores of people in this message board who did the same.

I was lucky enough to see him in Panto in Bradford and to see him smoking a cigarette down tipside in Todmorden.

Rest in Peace Bobby. You really made me laugh.
Same for me, RogerBest.

As a kid I liked Canon and Ball, Little and Large etc. He always seemed to be a decent bloke. RIP.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Zlatan » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:24 am

Rock-on In Peace Bobby, one of my favourite comedians, you will be missed

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by durhamclaret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am

Saw Cannon and Ball just before they made it big time, they were the 3rd back up act to the Drifters in the early seventies at Batley Variety club, I remember at the time thinking to myself that they were really going to make it .
RIP Bobby a really funny man.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am

Sad news. Loved him in phoenix nights with Sammy Snake.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am

Really sad news. A really funny comedian, such a shame. RIP.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:34 am

I saw Cannon and Ball in Blackpool very early 80s. Lenny Henry was the support act and at the time a virtual unknown. I was listening to Moyles on Radio X when he announced the news and he seemed genuinely devastated. Always seemed a decent bloke as well as being a funny guy. RIP Bobby Ball

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by FulledgeClaret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:35 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am
Sad news. Loved him in phoenix nights with Sammy Snake.
That wasn't him that was Bernard Wrigley

RIP Bobby Ball

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:36 am

MrTopTier wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:57 am
Sad news indeed, lovely fella.

My daughter delivers papers to his house, and during the first lockdown, he used to leave her a message, or a couple of quid or a bag of sweets, just as a thank you for doing her job. It really meant a lot.

He will be missed by many, he is a big part of our community in Lytham.
From what I’ve heard of him that story doesn’t surprise me. I know someone who knew him and he said he was one of the nicest people he’d ever met.

Rock on Tommy.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:36 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am
Sad news. Loved him in phoenix nights with Sammy Snake.
:D :D

You can't go jumping up and down on a love length
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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:37 am

Saw him in Panto at Lincoln twice in the last few yeaare
Excellent comedian and a top bloke.
Will be sadly missed
RIP Bobby
Condolences to his family and friends

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by ashtonlongsider » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:38 am

Sad news. I'm another who saw Cannon and Ball at the Garrick Club Leigh before they hit the big time. One of the best comedy duo's. RIP Bobby Ball.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Mondsley » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:39 am

Tommy: I bet I'm a bigger liar than you.
Bobby: I bet you're not.
Tommy: I swam up the Niagra Falls.
Bobby: I saw you do it.

RIP Bobby.
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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:42 am

FulledgeClaret wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:35 am
That wasn't him that was Bernard Wrigley

RIP Bobby Ball
:o :o :o Well I never. All these years I thought it was Bobby Ball!

:oops: :oops: :oops:

RIP All the same.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by IanMcL » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:30 pm

Cannon and Ball were great Cabaret, in the days when it flourished.

Thanks and, as already noted, Rock On.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:58 pm

Brilliant in Not Going Out.
RIP Bobby

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Rodleydave » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:12 pm

Brilliant in Not Going Out

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by TVC15 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:32 pm

Saw them back in the day at Blackpool when I was a kid - they were very funny.
Of course time has moved on and left these kind of comedy acts behind but he was still a lot more naturally funny and far better comedy timing than a lot of the newer generation as can be seen in how good he was in Not Going Out.

Even in the last few years I still found him funnier than the likes of Sarah Pascoe and a number of other of them new wave of so called comedians.

(Wow I sound old !!)

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Bosscat » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:46 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:52 am
That is such crap news. A fan of his, and also loved him more recently in Not Going Out.
We said just the same when driving across to Argos in Colne this morning and heard the news on the radio...

RIP Bobby Ball

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:48 pm

Both were welders, before they made it big.
A real gent who was so grateful for their success.
Not publicised much (As they were both private men off screen)... and you would never have guessed they were both born again Christians

So hopefully he is now tugging his braces in front of his God.
God bless you Tommy Rock on in peace and thanks.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by whentheballmoves » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:09 pm

I also enjoyed their film, Boys in Blue, which may put me in a minority...

RIP, Bobby.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Jambounchained » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:33 pm

RIP Bobby, he was a bit before my time but thought he was fairly amusing in Not Going Out.

Also remember seeing him in Tod a couple of times when he lived there.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Billyblah » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:29 pm

He had a restaurant, mid 80's in Rochdale. It was called Braces. I went to a Christmas meal there and he did a short act mid evening.
More recently saw Cannon and Ball at Burnley Mechanics in the last couple of years. Absolutely hilarious evening.
Rock on Tommy!

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by tim_noone » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:57 pm

And if I'm correct never heard em swear on TV. Like the F...ing Wa..ers on tv today. :D They played North pier Blackpool 1980ish. Rock on Tommy!

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by holdyourfire » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:46 pm

Billyblah wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:29 pm
He had a restaurant, mid 80's in Rochdale. It was called Braces. I went to a Christmas meal there and he did a short act mid evening.
More recently saw Cannon and Ball at Burnley Mechanics in the last couple of years. Absolutely hilarious evening.
Rock on Tommy!
Yeah he opened Braces,with a chap who was his partner/minder,by the name of Jack Thirsk.Myself and another spark wired BRACES,and bobby used to pop in quite regular,and take the mick out of us all.But what a great chap RIP BOBBY.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:51 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:57 pm
And if I'm correct never heard em swear on TV. Like the F...ing Wa..ers on tv today. :D They played North pier Blackpool 1980ish. Rock on Tommy!
That will be when I saw them. We were buying tickets at the pier and a passing seagull crapped on my brother. As we were cleaning him up Lenny Henry stopped to chat. My 2 brothers and I all bought red Rock on Tommy braces after the show. Top entertainment.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by tiger76 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:56 pm

Only saw them on Telly in the 80's, but they were decent, not a patch on Morecambe & Wise but not many were.

RIP Bobby thanks for the memories.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by bobinho » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:43 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am
Sad news. Loved him in phoenix nights with Sammy Snake.
Is that your “beamish” moment?

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by bobinho » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:46 am

Very funny man. Saw them recently at the mechanics. All good quality fun, and they were really good together. He will be missed that’s for sure.

RIP Bobby.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by bfcjg » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:10 am

Saturday night tele whennthey were on was a real highlight. Great act. RIP.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:30 pm

bobinho wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:43 am
Is that your “beamish” moment?
Im afraid that ones gone over my head :shock:

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:10 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:28 am
Sad news. Loved him in phoenix nights with Sammy Snake.
Literally watched that this morning :lol:

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Belgianclaret » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:54 pm

Provided many laughs and happy moments in my younger years. RIP

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by bobinho » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:06 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Im afraid that ones gone over my head :shock:
Isn’t it beamish, who when a certain celebrity has passed, puts up a picture of a different (but lookalikey) celeb to lighten the mood a little?

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by bobinho » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:08 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Literally watched that this morning :lol:
You may well have done, and as funny as it is, you didn’t see Bobby Ball in it I’m afraid.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:03 pm

bobinho wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Isn’t it beamish, who when a certain celebrity has passed, puts up a picture of a different (but lookalikey) celeb to lighten the mood a little?
:lol: brilliant

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by conyoviejo » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:02 pm

That was a great tribute to Bobby Ball from Tommy Cannon and Bobby's family.

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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by Eloise Laws » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:13 pm

It was a lovely tribute, had me laughing again and then brought a lump to my throat at the end.
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Re: Bobby Ball

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:19 pm

conyoviejo wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:02 pm
That was a great tribute to Bobby Ball from Tommy Cannon and Bobby's family.
Where? On the news?

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