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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8190 on: 09 December, 2021, 09:40:46 AM »
Robbie Shakespeare, bassist and one half the of the world's greatest reggae rhythm section Sly & Robbie. They were the backbone of Black Uhuru and have played with just about everybody.

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« Reply #8191 on: 09 December, 2021, 10:14:10 AM »
Robbie Shakespeare, bassist and one half the of the world's greatest reggae rhythm section Sly & Robbie. They were the backbone of Black Uhuru and have played with just about everybody.

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« Reply #8192 on: 09 December, 2021, 04:13:06 PM »
Steve Bronski, 61, co-founder of Bronski Beat.

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« Reply #8193 on: 09 December, 2021, 06:50:06 PM »
Ah, crap. Just read that Chris Achilleos has died.
Artist on the Doctor Who books published by Target back in the 70's. Loved his style.

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« Reply #8194 on: 09 December, 2021, 07:34:04 PM »
He did some Fighting Fantasy covers too. I have the cover to Titan framed on my wall. A brilliant artist.

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« Reply #8195 on: 09 December, 2021, 08:11:02 PM »
Ah, crap. Just read that Chris Achilleos has died.
Ah, really? To be honest, Dr Who is definitely not what springs to mind when I think of Achilleos...

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« Reply #8196 on: 09 December, 2021, 08:32:49 PM »
Chris Achilleos magnificent and detailed Dr Who's book Cover work must have helped Target sell more of those novels than almost any other artist. A tragic loss to the Industry.
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« Reply #8197 on: 09 December, 2021, 11:33:00 PM »

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« Reply #8198 on: 10 December, 2021, 12:15:53 AM »
Sad news about Achilleos. I loved his Doctor Who covers and would stare at them for ages. RIP.

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« Reply #8200 on: 10 December, 2021, 09:09:59 AM »
Really sad to hear about Chris Achilleos. His cover to the original MERP for Games Workshop was what drew me into what ended up being near all consuming geekdom. His 80s work for GW is just one iconic image after another for me: Ravening hordes, Talisman, Blood Royale... then you've got his Fighting Fantasy stuff, that iconic Heavy Metal image.. and even Whitesnake's infamous Lovehunter cover. So many fantastic works.
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« Reply #8201 on: 10 December, 2021, 09:46:21 AM »
Damnit - as well as being familiar with his work from White Dwarf and Fighting Fantasy covers, he also went to some of the same nightclubs I did, so I got to told him in person (without being too fanboyish) how much I loved his work.

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« Reply #8203 on: 12 December, 2021, 11:33:52 AM »
Anne Rice of Interview With The Vampire fame has died.

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« Reply #8204 on: 15 December, 2021, 10:20:04 AM »
Jethro, 73, comedian.  COVID.