Discussion in 'Zsa Zsa Gabor Memorial Cemetery' started by Ag, Oct 18, 2009.
The Machine AGOG.
Toby Smith died yesterday. He's the keyboardist in Jamiroquai.
That's super niche.
I'm a completist.
An inconsistent one, cos I'll bet there's scores more unmentioned here. Those arseholes The Stargazers are mostly unaccounted for.
I actually can't find death dates for two of them. For the ones, I can find birthdays for, they're both dead.
Any more? All three members of the classic Motorhead line-up are now dead but they never had a number 1, did they?
1950s update, those alive are in bold:
The Stargazers (As far as I can tell all known members are dead)
Doris Day ALIVE
Vera Lynn ALIVE
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra
Tony Bennett ALIVE
Bill Haley & His Comets
The Dream Weavers (One member - Wade Buff appears to be ALIVE)
Hugo Winterhalter (Orchestra)
Pat Boone ALIVE
Frankie Lymon (and The Teenagers)
The Crickets (One member of three - Jerry Allison is ALIVE)
Jerry Lee Lewis ALIVE
Connie Francis ALIVE
The Everly Brothers (One member of two - Don Everly is ALIVE)
The Kalin Twins
Lord Rockingham's XI
Shirley Bassey (with Wally Stott & His Orchestra) ALIVE
The Platters (Multiple line-ups, almost impossible to decide)
Cliff Richard and The Shadows ALIVE
Craig Douglas ALIVE
Jerry Keller ALIVE
Emile Ford (and the Checkmates)
So Doris Day followed by Vera Lynn are the oldest surviving number one artists.
Oh, of course. I only really found out how popular he was because he died.
Working on the 1960s now, but there's 106 to get through.
I got bored around the beat bands. Fuck them, too many members).
Aretha Franklin of course.
Tab Hunter as well.
Are her and George the first dead duo?
I'm unable to see one from before. Obviously there were duos but not separate stars coupling up.
Ok I've found Jet Harris and Tony Meehan from 1963.
I think those 13 from the 1950s are still hanging on.
Just having a look at the 1980s
Lillian Lopez (Odyssey)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Renne (and Renato)
Patrick Waite (Musical Youth)
Greg Ham (Men at Work)
Brian Hibbard (Flying Pickets)
Pete Burns (Dead or Alive)
Joni Sledge (Sister Sledge)
Margaret Thatcher (Spitting Image)
Ben E King
Mel (& Kim)
is about as good as I can get. It's hard with line-up changes and knowing who was involved with which songs.
Didn't another of Dead or Alive die last year as well?
Or is he alive?
I can only see from the 1990s
Charles Pettigrew (and Eddie)
Stephen Gately (Boyzone)
Lisa Left Eye Lopes
Paul Bäumer (Bingo Players)
Yes - I think the only place I saw it mentioned was Superdeluxeedition.
Prince (obviously already mentioned), that one from Culture Beat?
Disappointed that Scatman John wasn’t a number 1, I guess I’ve been Mandela’d on that one
Stuart Edwards (Edison Lighthouse)
Pete Moore/ Ronnie White/ Bobby Rogers/ Marv Tarplin (The Miracles)
Mickey Finn/ Steve Curry/ Marc Bolan (T Rex)
Eric McCredie (Middle of the Road)
Horace Kay/ Joseph Pope/ Charles Pope (The Tams)
Hilda Woodward (Lieutenant Pigeon)
Brian Connolly and Mick Tucker (Sweet)
Mike Burney/ Hugh McDowell (Wizzard)
Lennie Peters (& Lee)
Les Gray/ Dave Mount (Mud)
Fayette Pinkney (Three Degrees)
Leroy Smith/ Marcel King (Sweet Sensation)
Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
Windsor Davies and Don Estelle
Alan Longmuir (Bay City Rollers)
George Williams/Donald Banks/ George Hilliard (The Tymes)
Billy Lyall (Pilot)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Eddie Amoo/ Ray Lake (The Real Thing)
Terry Kath/ Laudir de Oliveira (Chicago)
Buddy Gask/ Al Jarrod (Showaddywaddy)
Tim Hauser (Manhattan Transfer)
Michael Jackson (The Jacksons)
Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate)
Larry Cunningham (The Floaters)
Linda McCartney (Wings)
Robin and Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees)
Bobby Farrell (Boney M)
Milan Williams (The Commodores)
Gerry Cott (Boomtown Rats)
Jacques Morali/ Glenn Hughes (The Village People)
Paul Gardiner (Tubeway Army)
Ray Sawyer (Dr Hook)
Barrett wasn't in Pink Floyd when they had their no. 1.
I thank you. It's a very challenging list to compile, without specific knowledge.
Al James of Showaddywaddy also died last year.
Who's Eliv Presley?
He’s the king of rack and role! Honestly raed a böok, Broth
Elvis in the 2000s as well unless they're only counting towards one decade.
I think dead is dead is dead really...
What about George Harrison? Or was he elsewhere on the list? He was #1 in 2002 (knocking off Aaliyah, or the other way around)
Oh, I’m sure he’s somewhere, he was the second person named in this thread