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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

Hearsay

OP posts:
Abhannmor · 22/06/2023 08:47

John Peel
Kenny Everret
Donovan
Anna Ford
Dusty Springfield
Joan Bakewell

barbarahunter · 22/06/2023 08:47

Bobby Crush

Perry13579 · 22/06/2023 08:48

sudo · 22/06/2023 05:45

When I was VERY young ...

Hughie Green

I'm in my late 40s and hadn't heard of Hughie Green when the Paula Yates story broke - I think he's now more famous for being her dad than for his career.

ComputerInitiateJump · 22/06/2023 08:51

Just adding Richard Chamberlain. I had a massive crush on him after watching The Thorn Birds.

MrsGusset · 22/06/2023 08:58

Billy Bunter
Sylvia Peters
Sooty & Sweep
Max Wall
Muffin the Mule

NooNakedJacuzziness · 22/06/2023 09:02

Norris Mcwhirter

SuperSuperDry · 22/06/2023 09:05

gail porter

KettleOn919 · 22/06/2023 09:06

Freddie "Parrotface" Davies.

Abhannmor · 22/06/2023 09:08

Ah fame is so fleeting and fickle.Who remembers

Paula Yates or
Jess Yates
Michael Hutchence

HuntingoftheSnark · 22/06/2023 09:08

John Kettley (is a weatherman)

TokyoSushi · 22/06/2023 09:13

Sean Maguire

That other guy, Paul maybe who was very attractive and a similar genre? Might have been in Eastenders, and something before that!

Whenwillglorioussummercome · 22/06/2023 09:16

Paul Nicholls. Not of course Paul Nicholas, who also works for this list.

Adam Faith.

HerVagestyTheQueef · 22/06/2023 09:18

Spike Milligan
Tommy Cooper
The two Ronnies
Dick Emery
Ray Allen (and lord Charles)
Bob Carolgees (and Spit!)
The Milky bar Kid
Patrick Moore

Love this thread! So nostalgic! Interesting to spot posters who must be around my age. And I hadn't thought about Magnus Pike, David Bellamy or Johnny Morris in many a decade!

ZittiEBuoni · 22/06/2023 09:19

Marti Caine
Geoff Capes

My dc def know about Tom Baker because I constantly bang on at them about how he was the best Doctor Grin.

HerVagestyTheQueef · 22/06/2023 09:19

HuntingoftheSnark · 22/06/2023 09:08

John Kettley (is a weatherman)

And so is Michael Fish ๐Ÿ˜‰

Northernsouloldies · 22/06/2023 09:19

foreverbasil · 22/06/2023 05:42

That was Michael Crawford

Yes it was but was also a stock in trade impression by yarwood.

ZittiEBuoni · 22/06/2023 09:20

And so
Is Iannnn
McCaskiiiiilll

HerVagestyTheQueef · 22/06/2023 09:21

And so is Wincey Willis!

ComputerInitiateJump · 22/06/2023 09:24

Bettyyyyy

HPLikecraft · 22/06/2023 09:25

ZittiEBuoni · 22/06/2023 09:19

Marti Caine
Geoff Capes

My dc def know about Tom Baker because I constantly bang on at them about how he was the best Doctor Grin.

I remember trying not to cry when the Jon Pertwee Dr Who became Tom Baker, because I totally loved Jon Pertwee. I was 5.

I soon grew to love Tom, though.

TimeSlipMushroom · 22/06/2023 09:37

QueSyrahSyrah · 22/06/2023 08:47

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

I hope he played the fun house song!

Abhannmor · 22/06/2023 09:42

ZittiEBuoni · 22/06/2023 09:20

And so
Is Iannnn
McCaskiiiiilll

Aaargh...who sang that? It's driving me crazy

alloutofluck · 22/06/2023 09:43

EducatingArti · 22/06/2023 08:33

Dave Allen

If young people have heard of him it is just as lily allens dad.

FriedEggChocolate · 22/06/2023 09:44

Isla St. Clair. I think she did Sunday night TV appearances.

FriedEggChocolate · 22/06/2023 09:44

@alloutofluck that's Keith Allen. Dave Allen was an Irish comedian

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