Author Topic: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)  (Read 907 times)

Wowbagger

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Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« on: January 28, 2020, 11:16:04 am »
Bugger.
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 11:30:55 am »

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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 11:36:27 am »
Quite old too, so sad but not entirely shocking.
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 11:38:54 am »
No, totally expected, but nevertheless the end of an era.

I can't think of any job that I might do that I'd enjoy doing so much that I'd carry on into my 90s.
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 11:53:22 am »
Was he speaking as the whistle blew?
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 12:29:45 pm »
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 12:31:09 pm »
That's a shame, albeit unsurprising.
RIP

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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 01:04:50 pm »
Blimey, I thought it surprising he was still going in the 1980s.


RIP
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 01:20:29 pm »
I remember him mostly for the Arthur Haynes Show: Haynes always pronounced his name as only just not nickel-arse
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 02:10:52 pm »
Will whoever gives the eulogy have just 60 seconds to do so, without hesitation, repetition or deviation?
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 04:03:08 pm »
Oh no...  :'(
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 06:27:02 pm »
Still working in his 90s.
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 07:29:58 pm »
Still working in his 90s.

What Wow said earlier applied to Les Paul, too, a jazz guitarist who died at the age of 94. He played at a club in New York every Monday evening right up to the week he died.


Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 08:18:36 pm »
He narrated the Rocky Horror Show when I saw it live in Brum 30 or more years ago.

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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 09:49:33 am »
Still working in his 90s.

What Wow said earlier applied to Les Paul, too, a jazz guitarist who died at the age of 94. He played at a club in New York every Monday evening right up to the week he died.



Pablo Casals also played his cello well into his 90s. Someone once asked him why he continued to practise so much at his great age, to which he replied "I think I am still improving."
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2020, 12:44:32 pm »
I was very surprised to hear he worked in a shipyard in Clydebank !  Not the usual kind of character you'd expect to find there.

Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2020, 01:37:54 pm »
He was also a collector and restorer of clocks and watches (as in did the work himself not paid someone to do it for him). Was a member of the clock makers guild or whatever its called.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2020, 01:41:26 pm »
I was very surprised to hear he worked in a shipyard in Clydebank !  Not the usual kind of character you'd expect to find there.

Dyslexic, left-handed, stammering son of Grantham GP sent to engineering friends oop North...

Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2020, 10:18:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/jdpoc/status/1222994167879675904?s=20



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Nicholas Parsons was taken from us but Jim Davidson remains on this planet.


^^ Proof !!"
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2020, 10:41:44 pm »
Late to this one, but very sad. He's been a part of my audio landscape for as long as I can remember. I listened to JaM with my parents probably from when it started.

The thing I find most extraordinary of all is that he didn't have the voice of a 96 year old. I want his larynx.
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 11:47:44 pm »


From Private Eye.
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Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2020, 08:07:22 am »
 ;D :thumbsup:
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