RIP Sir Ken Dodd

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RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby suffolk » March 12th, 2018, 6:53 am

So sad today ... what a loss ... many tears will be shed ... he gave us so much happiness ... a real National Treasure ... the world really will be a poorer place without him ... but the memories he gave are making me smile even now. Thank you Doddy :kneel: :luv: :kneel: :luv: :kneel: :luv:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Busybee » March 12th, 2018, 6:59 am

A wonderful man who brought so much joy.


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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Zosherooney » March 12th, 2018, 7:14 am

Greatly loved and admired in this household, a huge loss... :cry:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 12th, 2018, 8:03 am

This is sad news but a good age for Doddy. RIP funny man.
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby icelesley » March 12th, 2018, 8:05 am

So sad, but he had a good innings. RIP Ken.
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby earthmaiden » March 12th, 2018, 9:36 am

Did you see that he married his 'girl' of 40 years just a few days ago?

I first saw him at the opening of a local fete when he was appearing at Great Yarmouth for the summer season - he drew the crowds then, circa 1963. I think many were pretty amazed when he turned out some quite decent songs later too. In the late '80's, when I was working as a photographer for local papers, we were sent one evening to the local theatre where he would be performing a cake-cutting for a local charity after his show. In those days, once photos were taken you had to go back and develop and print them so any late evening jobs meant working well into the night afterwards. I heard on the news today that he was renowned for shows that overran, this one was no exception. We arrived at the allotted time and waited and waited whilst the show went on ... and on. The audience was clearly loving the performance. Eventually we all crammed into a small room with hangers-on from the charity, local press and the man himself. He was invited to say ' a few words' before being photographed cutting the cake. He said more than just a few words ... he rambled on and on until people were looking at their watches and we were champing at the bit to get away. Eventually the cake was cut, we got our photos. It was a late night that night. That said, the speech he had made had been full of caring about the charity, he was sweet and kind in a very genuine way to us all, very down to earth and it certainly seemed as though that was just the kind of guy he was as well as being a superb performer for so many years.

The end of an era. RIP Ken.
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby suffolk » March 12th, 2018, 10:50 am

The day my marriage ended I was spending the evening alone in a rented room in a place where I knew virtually no one ... I opened a bottle of wine and a packet of ciggies and put the tv on and sat down and wept ... then Ken Dodd came on and told jokes, so very funny but none of them were unkind ... they revealed a real understanding of the human situation and a love of individuals ... and he made me laugh on that most God-awful evening ... I've loved him ever since :luv:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Ratatouille » March 12th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Sad indeed but for him it was the right time, he didn't linger and no-one had begun to forget him. Above all he was very funny but never unkind or offesive.

Suffs :hug: :hug: You are but one of many who have reason to thank him for making the world a nicer place.
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Seatallan » March 12th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Made me think of my dear dad, who adored Ken Dodd. :luv: :luv:

Suffs, that's a truly lovely anecdote. No wonder he meant so much to you. :hug: :hug:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Grasshopper » March 12th, 2018, 8:55 pm

Suffs - :hug:
I heard the news at 6AM - it's a sadder world today :cry:

Saw him live - brilliant and quite irreplacable! :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel: :kneel:

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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » March 12th, 2018, 9:00 pm

I was lucky enough to see him twice, once in Hull and then last year in Bridlington. Both times the theatres were packed.

Hubby and I have just been laughing over the following joke:

The man who invented cats' eyes got the idea when he saw the eyes of a cat in his headlights. If the cat had been going the other way, he would have invented the pencil sharpener.

RIP Sir Ken :hug:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Grasshopper » March 12th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Yep - that's a classic!
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Amber » March 12th, 2018, 9:29 pm

I don’t know why, but for some reason I’ve never liked him. He’s very funny, but for some strange reason he makes me feel uncomfortable.
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Pepper Pig » March 12th, 2018, 9:52 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one Amber. :oops:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Meganthemog » March 13th, 2018, 6:01 pm

My late in-laws loved to go and see him when he appeared at the Grand in Swansea. They got to know that his shows would go on until the early hours so would take sandwiches to keep them going! :lol:
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Grasshopper » March 13th, 2018, 8:53 pm

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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby karadekoolaid » March 15th, 2018, 8:55 am

Time to put away my tatty tickling stick.
An enormously talented comedian has just departed. RIP, Ken!
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Re: RIP Sir Ken Dodd

Postby Grasshopper » March 28th, 2018, 7:45 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... neral.html

'From these garish lights, I now vanish forevermore, with a heartfelt, grateful, respectful, affectionate farewell.' Charles Dickens after giving his final public reading. Very apt, I think.
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