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post Jul 12 2016, 05:53 PM
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To start you off:

Thunderclap Newman -- Something in the Air - #1 in 1969
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post Jul 12 2016, 08:41 PM
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depressing theme! The Ramones spring to mind.

All but one each of The Four Tops and The Temptations 60's line-ups, Mamas & The Papas too.

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post Jul 12 2016, 08:56 PM
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And the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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post Jul 13 2016, 02:29 PM
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Quick question on a similar theme - who's the most recent deceased person to have a #1 single before they died? I know George Harrison, 2Pac, Eva Cassidy etc have posthumous #1s but what about in terms of those still living at the time of their chart peak?

Closest I can think of is Cory Monteith who reached #2 as part of the cast of Glee with Don't Stop Believing in 2010, unless I'm missing an obvious one. Michael Jackson's last #1 was in 1997 but surely there's one since then.
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post Jul 13 2016, 06:44 PM
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I'll leave that one to folk with statistics to reference, though Jacko sounds right to me...!

In terms of who had a number one the closest to their death, though, a slightly different question, Marc Bolan was 5 years so I'd guess him.

Fact checkers jump in here... laugh.gif
Actually just though of another one, a mere 3 years later Mel Appleby, tragically young.
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post Jul 18 2016, 09:46 PM
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Louis Armstrong also died a little over three years after topping the chart.
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post Jul 19 2016, 07:04 PM
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All but one of the Small Faces - drummer Kenny Jones now with The Who
All but one of the later Bee Gees of the early Bee Gees both drummer Colin Petersen & guitarist Vince Melouney are still alive - both aged 70
Only 2 of the Dave Clark 5 still survive - Dave Clark & guitarist Len Huxley


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QUOTE(BillyH @ Jul 13 2016, 10:29 PM) *
Quick question on a similar theme - who's the most recent deceased person to have a #1 single before they died?

QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Jul 14 2016, 02:44 AM) *
In terms of who had a number one the closest to their death, though, a slightly different question, Marc Bolan was 5 years so I'd guess him.

Applicable to both might be Paul Bäumer from Bingo Players who died in December 2013 10 months after "Get Up (Rattle)" hit #1.


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