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RIP Kathy Kirby
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davidbr1

I just heard about the death of the absolutely wonderful Kathy Kirby, who died 3 weeks ago at the relatively young age of 72.  I remember Kathy very well, as she was a big star when I was growing up in the 1960s.  Although I enjoyed seeing her on the TV, I must admit that I enjoyed seeing Dusty Springfield a lot more.  Well they were both great.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOj78LViAXE

 

Many of the artists from the early 1960s sound somewhat quaint now, if indeed not ridiculous.  You could not say that about Kathy Kirby.  I mourn her passing, but at least there is a great musical legacy to look back on.  Christie read Kathy’s obituary to me earlier.  It makes me feel very sad that someone with so much talent and vitality should have a career that ended so abruptly, when there are far less talented people that amass fortunes they have done nothing to earn.

 

By the way, for anyone not familiar with pre-decimal Sterling, there were 20 shillings to 1 pound, and 12 pence to 1 shilling.  Just to put Jimmy Saville’s comments into context - when I saw T Rex in May 1971 (several years after the Kathy Kirby video), the ticket cost me 40p (= 8 shillings).

 



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