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via mobile 01/12/2023 at 1:12am
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So sad that he's passed away but seeing recently posted pictures taken from his hospital bed, he looked so frail.

We're actually going to see Fairytale of New York at the theatre this evening and no doubt thar particular song will be especially poignant.

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I must admit I had to look me up on Wiki to read his history which is not very flattering. I cab vaguely recall a band called the Progues, but cannot recall any of their songs. RIP.


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I starting reading "A drink with...." and thought what a wholly unpleasant bloke. I enjoyed RS&L for a few years then it started to sound like a pastiche - but he and the Pogues (and the Popes) etc did a lot I think to keep interest in folk music going during the 80s.


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Quote: Originally posted by iank01 on 01/12/2023
I must admit I had to look me up on Wiki to read his history which is not very flattering. I cab vaguely recall a band called the Progues, but cannot recall any of their songs. RIP.



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via mobile 01/12/2023 at 10:09am
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Fairytale of New York is the only one I know, with him and Kirsty McCall (also RIP).


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Fairytale of New York is the only one I know, with him and Kirsty McCall (also RIP).OH, and it's Pogues, not Progues.


via mobile 01/12/2023 at 10:25am
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67585275
He was always an interesting character.

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Its a very fine line between whether you are seen as a folk hero or a waste of space.     Although I wasnt particularly a fan, his prolific touring and promotion of "real roots music" puts him in the first box, I think.

It really struck me when Amy Winehouse died how it was ".......it was all so tragic and she was so unfortunate to cursed by her addictions", yet were her story different and she was a homeless drug addict begging on the streets most of the same people who worshipped her as a star would have dismissed her as a a burden on society and a waste of space.


via mobile 01/12/2023 at 10:55am
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Kirsty MacColl, sorry, daughter of Ewen MacColl, which wasn't his real name. Can't remember it without googling. James Henry Miller apparently.


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The Pogues were a great band, I still love their 1st 2 albums.


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I saw the Pogues in Coasters in Edinburgh in 85. Great evening.
Shame that most only remember him for FINY. He had so many other songs.

RIP.

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 02/12/2023
I saw the Pogues in Coasters in Edinburgh in 85. Great evening.
Shame that most only remember him for FINY. He had so many other songs.

RIP.



Maybe. But unless you are/were a devotee, you only remember the 'hits'. Of which he only appeared to have the one we all know, and nothing else. Shame hes died though. For some reason, when i heard the news, Feargal Sharkey came into my head. A not dissimilar character of the time.


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The Pogues did Irish Rover with the Dubliners. My friend was a great Dubliners fan, so I went to see them with her several times.


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Loved the Dubliners. Does anyone recall a band from the 60s called the Beggermen? I think they were a Folk band from Manchester. Saw them at Wrexham tech. Wrexham also had a good Folk club.


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Quote: Originally posted by Mick S. on 02/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 02/12/2023
I saw the Pogues in Coasters in Edinburgh in 85. Great evening.
Shame that most only remember him for FINY. He had so many other songs.

RIP.



Maybe. But unless you are/were a devotee, you only remember the 'hits'. Of which he only appeared to have the one we all know, and nothing else. Shame hes died though. For some reason, when i heard the news, Feargal Sharkey came into my head. A not dissimilar character of the time.



The Pogues version of Dirty old town and Sally Maclennane were very well known at the time. Also, a pair of brown eyes was their first song in the charts.
He was born on Christmas day so probably fitting that many remember him for a Christmas song.

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He was about as Irish as I am.   But lets not go into that - the songs were ok. DOT and SM havent aged well imo, listening to the RS&tL album it all sounds a bit naff -   I guess the production standards of the time didnt help.

The legacy is what matters in terms of keeping folk music alive - this is something we could do with in the West Country.   Its not all the Wurzels, fun as they are.



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