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post Jul 2 2015, 02:53 PM
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Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88.

His family said he died "peacefully" at a nursing home in Buckinghamshire. He had not been ill, but his daughter said his "batteries had just run out".

The performer was a regular fixture on TV with The Val Doonican show which ran on the BBC from 1965 to 1986, featuring his own performances and guest artists.

He was also rarely out of the UK charts in the 1960s and '70s with songs like Walk Tall and Elusive Butterfly.

In the album chart, he had five successive top 10 records and even knocked The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band off the top spot in 1967 with Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently.
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post Jul 2 2015, 05:35 PM
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Oh no! I enjoyed a few of his records like: 'Elusive Butterfly', 'What Would I Be' and 'I'm Gonna Get There Somehow' (the catchy 'do do do' part was appearing a lot on TV last year on an advert!). I wasn't sure of his age so wouldn't have expected that one, R.I.P.
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post Jul 2 2015, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jul 2 2015, 06:35 PM) *
Oh no! I enjoyed a few of his records like: 'Elusive Butterfly', 'What Would I Be' and 'I'm Gonna Get There Somehow' (the catchy 'do do do' part was appearing a lot on TV last year on an advert!). I wasn't sure of his age so wouldn't have expected that one, R.I.P.


all of those childhood faves of mine, along with all his amusing story songs, voice like honey, sad news.
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post Jul 3 2015, 08:02 AM
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Delaney's Donkey, Paddy McGintey's Goat, Rafferty's Motor Car. Great stuff.
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