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Des O'Connor

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:28 am

RIP, 88years old,made a good living while not being the most talented

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:35 am

"Des, short for Desperate"

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 am

I can't say I'm surprised by the news, he looked very frail when I saw him on a panel show 2-3 years ago. A very big difference to when he did the Des & Mel show.

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Grumps » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 am

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:35 am
"Des, short for Desperate"
Any need?

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by claretblue » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 am

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by BurnleyFC » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 am

Grumps wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 am
Any need?
Wasn’t this a Morecambe and Wise joke?

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Aclaret » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:59 am

RIP Des. Seem to remember he did well with the ladies, wasn't he married to a much younger woman ?

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Swizzlestick » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:01 am

BurnleyFC wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 am
Wasn’t this a Morecambe and Wise joke?
It was indeed.

RIP

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by rufus lumley » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:11 am

Went to see him at Blackpool two years ago he was on stage with Tarby.His wife was sat behind me and got up near the end of the show and belted out a couple of songs on the stage.
The entertaiment when I got back to the hotel was a better standard than what was on stage that night.

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Colburn_Claret » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 am

It's hard to imagine Des, and not think of Morcambe and Wise.
Des had a great career anyway, but the jokes din't do him any harm at all.

RIP

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:22 am

Not posting the content of this due to his passing, it's just a coincidence. An episode of Take Your Pick. Very funny, especially towards the end of the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtXi7QOO8zw
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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Aclaret » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:27 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:22 am
Not posting the content of this due to his passing, it's just very funny.

Give it a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtXi7QOO8zw
Hilarious Frank, thanks for posting.🤣
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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Zlatan » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:27 am

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:44 am

Are you a sardine?

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:47 am

My guilty pleasure was watching Today with Des & Mel, the reason I liked it is because there was a genuine on-screen chemistry with Des and Melanie Sykes. A pairing you wouldnt think would work.

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Bosscat » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:09 am

Bradley Walsh was given his early TV exposure by Des O'Connor

RIP Des O'Connor

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by conyoviejo » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:10 am

The final countdown for Des. R.I.P.

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Clarets4me » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:21 am

" If you want me to be a gonner, get me an LP by Des O'Connor " , Eric Morecambe, " No seriously, Des and I are the best of friends, he came to my daughter's Wedding .... he wasn't invited but he came ! "

RIP Des :(

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:49 am

Old time professional very popular during 60s and 70s. I thought his shows were watchable with some acts like Jack Douglass, the twins(?) and the bloke that sung Mule Train whilst bashing a tray over his head.

RIP

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:50 am

Old time professional very popular during 60s and 70s. I thought his shows were watchable with some acts like Jack Douglass, the twins(?) and the bloke that sung Mule Train whilst bashing a tray over his head.

RIP

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:51 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 am
It's hard to imagine Des, and not think of Morcambe and Wise.
Des had a great career anyway, but the jokes din't do him any harm at all.

RIP
Morecambe & Wise came straight into my head and, as you say, when you were targeted by them in did you no harm at all.

When Eric had his first heart attack, Des O'Connor went on stage in Paignton I think and asked his audience to pray for him. Eric always said he thought those three people praying helped him pull through.

Des O'Connor was, to the day, 20 years older than me. I'd like to think I'd have another twenty years.
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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by mkmel » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:25 pm

"The bloke that sung Mule Train whilst bashing a tray over his head"

😂🤣😂🤣

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Bosscat » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:35 pm

mkmel wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:25 pm
"The bloke that sung Mule Train whilst bashing a tray over his head"

😂🤣😂🤣
https://youtu.be/i8IbvVTXOIo
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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:48 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 am
It's hard to imagine Des, and not think of Morcambe and Wise.
Des had a great career anyway, but the jokes din't do him any harm at all.

RIP
Clearly not for grumps

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by bfcjg » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:16 pm

RIP made a great career out of very little talent, seemed like a genuine down to earth guy which came across well.

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Wokingclaret » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:33 pm

Big part on M&W and he wrote his bits too

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Re: Des O'Connor

Post by Stayingup » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:31 pm

Grumps wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:47 am
Any need?
Your right. No need..

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