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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

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tuvamoodyson · 22/06/2023 16:49

Oops! Cross post!

LorraineInSpain · 22/06/2023 16:51

Bob Holness
Stephen Gately
Jilly Cooper
Nigel Lawson
Melinda Messenger
Richard Whiteley

NeedToKnow101 · 22/06/2023 17:01

HuxleyPigOinkOink · 22/06/2023 13:59

Dexter Fletcher.

Dexter Fletcher directed has he Eddie the Eagle film and the one about Elton John and others. He's a great current director (and he went to my school)

Mygazpachoistoocold · 22/06/2023 17:04

Roland Rat

PearlClutzsche · 22/06/2023 17:09

EllaRaines · 22/06/2023 16:16

Larry the Lamb.

Pinky and Perky.

Mr Ed.

Digby.

Lassie.

Skippy.

And Clarence the cross-eyed lion!

milkydrink · 22/06/2023 17:20

Bob Holness

thatsn0tmyname · 22/06/2023 17:21

Captain Sensible.
Legs and co.

LlynTegid · 22/06/2023 17:53

Joe Gormley
Arthur Scargill
Mick McGahey

Miners leaders when we had power cuts in 1974.

EllaRaines · 22/06/2023 18:28

Mike and Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz.

Marti Caine.

Angela Rippon

Rusty Lee.

Diana Dors.

Bernard Manning my absolute favourite comedian.

Benny Hill, another great.

The Green Goddess.

Flo Jo.

Hammy the Hamster.

Orville.

Rod Hull and Emu

David Nixon magician.

Fleamaker123 · 22/06/2023 18:43

The Dooleys

OneFrenchEgg · 22/06/2023 18:45

Cilla Black. Everywhere when I was a kid.

the80sweregreat · 22/06/2023 18:48

Alvin stardust

TwitTwoodiniEscapeOwlogist · 22/06/2023 18:55

Richard O'Sullivan (Robin's Nest)
Derek Nimmo (All gas and gaiters)
Patrick Cargill (Father dear father)
And another comment for Anthony Valentine (who was just gorgeous in Raffles)
Derek Waterman (Minder/The Sweeny)
Lilli Palmer and Barry Morse (The Zoo Gang)
Catherine Schnell (Space 1999)
James Bolam and Rodney Bewes (The Likely Lads)

TwitTwoodiniEscapeOwlogist · 22/06/2023 18:56

And to prove a point I suppose, that should have been Dennis Waterman!

Aurora2023 · 22/06/2023 19:14

TroysMammy · 22/06/2023 07:16

Johnny Morris of Animal Magic.

❤️

AnxiousShep · 22/06/2023 19:22

Michael Bentine.

AnxiousShep · 22/06/2023 19:23

@TwitTwoodiniEscapeOwlogist it’s Dennis 😀

AnxiousShep · 22/06/2023 19:24

How about Morph and Tony Hart?

barbarahunter · 22/06/2023 19:27

Edward Woodward

LiveByTheRiver · 22/06/2023 19:27

Lena Zavaroni

LadyMonicaBaddingham · 22/06/2023 19:28

Leslie Crowther

WarmWinterSun · 22/06/2023 19:28

Edward Furlong

WeAreTheHeroes · 22/06/2023 19:43

Willie Rushton
Robert Morley
Peter Ustinov

SisterWendyBuckett · 22/06/2023 19:47

The Darts

I had such a crush on Leif Garrett!
After Donny Osmond and Woody from the Bay City Rollers of course 😅

NotAMug · 22/06/2023 19:48

merrymelodies · 22/06/2023 02:15

Madness

Madness are one of my 2 teen boys favourite bands, they are still really popular and headlining festivals and touring.

My first thought was Timmy Mallett, also the massive stars from Neighbours like Stefan Dennis and Craig McLaughlin.

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