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Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)

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Leadfingers 01 Sep 12 - 06:34 PM
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Subject: Obit: Max Bygraves
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Sep 12 - 06:34 PM

Aged 91 , comedian ,singer , actor , and all round nice Guy , at his daughters home in Australia . My Bro and I met Max when he was Top of the Bill at the Hippodrome in Blackpool in 1954 - weonly knew him as a VERY East London voice on the radio , so this VERY smartly dressed chap approaching the stage door where we were Autograph Hunting meant nothing ,
"Are you in the show?" we asked - "Yes - I sing a bit" replied The Star to these two snotty kids . So we got his rather elaborate autograph , and tried to decipher it , and had to go to the front of the Theatre to confirm it WAS Max B !
Sorry to hear that he had Altzheimers for the last couple of years , and NOT surprised that No One has a bad word to say for him .
R I P Max , A REAL Gentleman .


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 01 Sep 12 - 06:41 PM

A wonderful all-round entertainer, one of the last of the old musical talents of that era. I loved all his songs, but would just like to mention the Toothbrush Song. My schoolchildren adored it, all ages from 6 to 12, and you wouldn't believe the amount of good work I got from them with a promise to play it at the end of the lesson! Lovely man.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 01:08 PM

I loved Max. Used to sing Tulips from Amsterdam in the old peoples homes. When I was little - his songs were a delight - GillGilly Ossenphepper, You're a Pink Toothbrush....

Chelsea Howard at The Ship in Boston used to reckon he was like him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: Megan L
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 01:12 PM

He didnt try and teach he didnt try and shock he was like a big warm musical hug.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 01:29 PM

What a lovely way to put it Megan, he was exactly that!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: maeve
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 01:34 PM

Here's a sampling of his singing:
http://www.youtube.com/artist/max_bygraves


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 02:59 PM

I remember him in Educating Archie and Tom Brown's Schooldays. Gilly Gilly etc was a singalong with my granddaughters -not that they had a choice - and there can't be many UK baby boomers who don't know many of his singalong songs.
RIP Mr. Bygraves.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 03:00 PM

"That's a good idea....son!"


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 05:44 PM

n the 1960's I was a cop in Torquay and often had a chat with Max! He used to stop in the early hours of the morning whilst on his way home from shows and chat with me while I was on night duty. He was an amazing character. I also had a few chats with his daughter... but that's another story!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 05:45 PM

Rest in Peace Max..... fond memories!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: gnu
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 06:28 PM

Sounds like a talent in so many ways. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: Bugsy
Date: 02 Sep 12 - 11:58 PM

So, Max has gone to that great "Giligilioseffeffercatzonellabogan" in the sky.

Farewell Max and thanks for the music and laughs.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Max Bygraves (1922-2012)
From: GUEST,mayomick
Date: 03 Sep 12 - 11:21 AM

He was in an anti-corporal punishment film called Spare the Rod -made sometime in the fifties I think . I always liked him for that . Ling-long with the angels, Max.


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