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Who was a famous name when you were growing up that young people today wouldn't have heard of?

323 replies

Brettthepei · 22/06/2023 00:06


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42isthemeaning · 22/06/2023 08:08

Thanks to this thread I now have the tune to Animal Magic in my head!

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 22/06/2023 08:09

Christine Keeler
Mandy Rice-Davies

TheFairyCaravan · 22/06/2023 08:10

Les Dawson
Mike Smith
Sarah Greene
Percy Thrower
Una Stubbs
Peter Purves
Lesley Judd
John Noakes
Valerie Singleton
The Two Ronnies

ComputerInitiateJump · 22/06/2023 08:10

Larry Hagman
John Wayne
Peters & Lee
Kenny Everett
Nookie Bear

Dogsitterwoes · 22/06/2023 08:13

All those, plus
Anthony Valentine
Angela Rippon
Michael Praed
Alison Moyet
Lena Zavaroni
Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks
Steve Ovett

KimWexlersPonyTail · 22/06/2023 08:13

Simon Dee
Was massive in his day, then had a spectacular fall from grace.

KohlaParasaurus · 22/06/2023 08:15

Sydney Devine

Catlord · 22/06/2023 08:16

Darren Day

Thighdentitycrisis · 22/06/2023 08:16

Jimmy Hill?

Thighdentitycrisis · 22/06/2023 08:17

Norman Wisdom

Sunmachine · 22/06/2023 08:18

Arthur Scargill (sp?) always on the news, I thought he was Prime Minister!

Keeperofsecrets · 22/06/2023 08:26

Has anyone mentioned Clement Freud?
David Frost
Pete and Dude

Keeperofsecrets · 22/06/2023 08:26

*Dud, not dude!

Kazzyhoward · 22/06/2023 08:28

Neil Kinnock
Bill Pertwee
The Shadows
Hartley Hare
Pam Ayres
Bruce Forsyth
Anthea Redfern
Sid James
The Barron Knights
Nana Mouskouri

Chikasan · 22/06/2023 08:30

Frankie Vaughan
Norman Vaughan
Mrs Mills
The Tiller Girls
All these used to appear on “Sunday Night at the London Palladium”

EducatingArti · 22/06/2023 08:33

Dave Allen

knackeredcat · 22/06/2023 08:36

Fred Harris
Derek Griffiths
Johnny Ball
Chloe Ashcroft
All the Play School toys (especially Hamble 😈)
Toni Arthur
Don Spencer
Bob Carolgees
Sally James
Tommy Boyd
And a local one that the really young 'uns mightn't know - Julian Simmons 😁

TheresOnlyOneWayOfLife · 22/06/2023 08:39

Stu Francis - oooooooh I could crush a grape

Hale & Pace

MsRead · 22/06/2023 08:39

David Mellor

( apologies to everyone for the hideous associations)

WhatADrabCarpet · 22/06/2023 08:40

Frankie Vaughn

Sachs Distel

17Degrees · 22/06/2023 08:40

I came on to say Lena Zavaroni but beaten to it! So I'll mention Bonnie Langford

Fandabedodgy · 22/06/2023 08:42

Noel Edmonds
Anneka Rice
Russ Abbot
Kenny Everett

thathitsthespot · 22/06/2023 08:42

Erika Rowe

I ran a project a few years ago that was based around something in Twickenham. I called it Project Erica. Only those close to 50 got it!

Lena Zavaroni
Our Kid
Des Lynam

cameoverforatreat · 22/06/2023 08:44

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QueSyrahSyrah · 22/06/2023 08:47

TimeSlipMushroom · 22/06/2023 07:36

Pat Sharp

He DJs now, played at our big local festival a year or so back, so did Madness.

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