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Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016

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Subject: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:16 AM

online: 02 June 2016

"LARRY Kearns, the "creative, inspiring and humorous" force behind legendary folk band the Oldham Tinkers, has died aged 73. "


www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/98392/tributes-flood-in-for-tinker-larry 


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:49 AM

So saddened to read this. Like many, many people the Tinkers provided the musical backdrop of my youth.

Rest in Peace Larry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 09:54 AM

Very sad, loved The Oldham Tinkers.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: GUEST,In good company
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 10:14 AM

Blimey, second Lancashire legend in a week. First Bob Williamson and now Larry Kearns.

I think my favourite 'tinkers line, probably delivered by Larry, was "We called our dog Grieg. All he could do was pee agint' suite..."

RIP and condolonces to his family and friends.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 03:44 PM

The article highlighted by FreddyHeadey at the top of this thread is well worth the read. It gives a great insight into the life and contribution of Bernard "Larry" Kearns. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread. My thoughts are with those who know and love him.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 21 Jun 16 - 04:23 PM

Sad news indeed. Commiserations especially to his brother Gerry.

Our paths have not crossed for many years but I still have happy memories including the night at the Imperial hotel in Blackpool when only two Tinkers turned up on stage for their second spot. The doorman had stopped Larry and said that they didn't allow trainers in the ballroom so he said OK and went back to the bar!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: Paul Reade
Date: 22 Jun 16 - 05:12 PM

Very sad news.

I was always a fan of the Tinkers and in fact I remember when they first started singing together at the Highfield and Park Inn on Waterloo street. Larry and Gerry's dad Benny Kearns was also one of the regulars with a great repertoire of Irish songs.

I also remember the free sessions they ran in various pubs around Oldham when I lived there, like the Waterloo, Sir Colin Campbell and the Oldham Hotel, and others I can't remember the names of.

Fond memories indeed!

RIP Larry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 23 Jun 16 - 01:59 PM

See if this link works. T'other one doesn't for me.

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/98392/tributes-flood-in-for-tinker-larry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 24 Jun 16 - 12:05 PM

There's a mega upload to YouTube with evocative images from the past (not mine). Not sure it its legal - but worth a listen. Their repertory was huge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHSx83FXZfs

CJB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Larry Kearns(Oldham Tinkers) 2016
From: GUEST,Frank Fitz
Date: 09 Jan 18 - 03:33 PM

Larry an Ouer Gerry, plus of course John Howarth, brought laughs and joy to so many people. Not only around Oldham and Middleton, but throughout the world !

Happy memories from many years ago!
He once did the 110 metres hurdles in the slowest time ever recorded!
Circa 1964 at Chester college - all he could do was laugh !!
A star !!!


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