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      Bond’s First XI (and what happened to them)

      Ursula Andress walked from the sea in Dr No in 1962 and became the first of many beautiful women who found fame in James...

      Tribute to Mary Wilson of The Supremes

      8 February 2021 Mary Wilson was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on 6 March 1944. Her parents separated when she was young and she was raised...

      Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

      27 January 2021 Cloris Leachman, best known for her comedic work as the self-absorbed Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 - 1977),...

      Phil Spector dies at 81 after contracting COVID-19

      17 January 2021 Revolutionary and controversial music producer Phil Spector has died from COVID-19 related complications at the age of 81. Spector was diagnosed with COVID...

      Gerry Marsden dead at 78 after short illness

      3 January 2021 Gerry and the Pacemakers star Gerry Marsden has died aged 78 after a short illness involving a heart infection. The band had hits...

      Why we all turned to nostalgia to get through 2020

      31 December 2020 In a year of such jarring change, it is perhaps no surprise that many of us have longed to turn the clocks...

      Gilligan’s Island actress Dawn Wells dies

      30 December 2020 American actress Dawn Wells has died of causes related to COVID-19 at the age of 82. Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann Summers in...

      Dame Barbara Windsor has died at the age of 83

      10 December 2020 Carry On legend Dame Barbara Windsor has died at the age of 83 following her tragic but brave battle against Alzheimer's disease. She died...

      Squiggy dies at 73

      5 December 2020 Actor David Lander, best known as Squiggy on the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley, died on Friday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...

      Green Cross Code Man Dave Prowse dies, aged 85

      28 November 2020 Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse...

      Scooby-Doo co-creator Ken Spears dies aged 82

      11 November 2020 Ken Spears, the co-creator of the cartoon series Scooby-Doo, has died at the age of 82. Spears, who created the animated characters alongside...

      Annie Nightingale: 50 years at Radio 1

      6 November 2020 It's been 50 years since Annie Nightingale spun her first disc as a Radio 1 presenter in 1970 - the first-ever female...

      Sean Connery dies aged 90

      31 October 2020 Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being...

      Spencer Davis dies aged 81

      19 October 2020 Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was...

      The Mini Moke is back!

      16 September 2020 The Mini Moke is returning to the UK market 56 years after it first hit the road. Moke International, the British company that...

      Trini Lopez, singer and Dirty Dozen actor, dead at 83

      11 August 2020 Mexican-American singer Trini Lopez, who had a hit in 1963 with his version of If I Had A Hammer and played one...

      Ricky Valance has died at the age of 84

      12 June 2020 Welsh singer Ricky Valance - who had a UK #1 chart-topper in September 1960 with Tell Laura I Love Her - has...

      Steve Priest, Sweet bassist, dead at 72

      4 June 2020 Steve Priest, bassist and co-founder of 1970s glam rock band Sweet, has died at the age of 72. Priest was born in Hayes,...

      Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87

      9 May 2020 Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Richard – whose real name was...

      Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73

      6 May 2020 Florian Schneider, the co-founder of highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. The German quartet set the...

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