I would like a list of the DEAD PEOPLE to have hit #1 single in the UK

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  1. Ag

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    The Machine AGOG.
     
  2. Eileen

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    Toby Smith died yesterday. He's the keyboardist in Jamiroquai.
     
  3. Ag

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    That's super niche.
     
  4. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I'm a completist.
     
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    An inconsistent one, cos I'll bet there's scores more unmentioned here. Those arseholes The Stargazers are mostly unaccounted for.
     
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    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I actually can't find death dates for two of them. For the ones, I can find birthdays for, they're both dead.
     
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    Any more? All three members of the classic Motorhead line-up are now dead but they never had a number 1, did they?
     
  8. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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  9. Ag

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    1950s update, those alive are in bold:

    Al Martino
    Jo Stafford
    Kay Starr
    Eddie Fisher
    Perry Como
    Guy Mitchell
    The Stargazers (As far as I can tell all known members are dead)
    Lita Roza
    Frankie Laine
    Eddie Fisher
    Mantovani
    David Whitfield
    Eddie Calvert
    Doris Day ALIVE
    Johnnie Ray
    Doris Day
    Kitty Kallen
    Frank Sinatra
    Don Cornell
    Vera Lynn ALIVE
    Don Cornell
    Rosemary Clooney
    Winifred Atwell
    Dickie Valentine
    Rosemary Clooney
    Dickie Valentine
    Ruby Murray
    Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Perez "Prez" Prado and his Orchestra
    Tony Bennett ALIVE
    Jimmy Young
    Alma Cogan
    Slim Whitman
    Jimmy Young
    Johnston Brothers
    Bill Haley & His Comets
    Dean Martin
    The Dream Weavers (One member - Wade Buff appears to be ALIVE)
    Hugo Winterhalter (Orchestra)
    Ronnie Hilton
    Pat Boone ALIVE
    Frankie Lymon (and The Teenagers)
    Anne Shelton
    Johnnie Ray
    Guy Mitchell
    Tommy Steele
    Frankie Vaughan
    Guy Mitchell
    Tab Hunter
    Lonnie Donegan
    Andy Williams
    Johnnie Ray
    Lonnie Donegan
    Elvis Presley
    Paul Anka
    The Crickets (One member of three - Jerry Allison is ALIVE)
    Harry Belafonte
    Jerry Lee Lewis ALIVE
    Michael Holliday
    Perry Como
    Marvin Rainwater
    Connie Francis ALIVE
    Vic Damone
    The Everly Brothers (One member of two - Don Everly is ALIVE)
    The Kalin Twins
    Connie Francis
    Tommy Edwards
    Lord Rockingham's XI
    Conway Twitty
    Jane Morgan
    Shirley Bassey (with Wally Stott & His Orchestra) ALIVE
    The Platters (Multiple line-ups, almost impossible to decide)
    Russ Conway
    Buddy Holly
    Elvis Presley
    Russ Conway
    Bobby Darin
    Cliff Richard and The Shadows ALIVE
    Craig Douglas ALIVE
    Jerry Keller ALIVE

    Adam Faith
    Emile Ford (and the Checkmates)
     
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  10. Ag

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    So Doris Day followed by Vera Lynn are the oldest surviving number one artists.
     
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    Oh, of course. I only really found out how popular he was because he died.
     
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    Working on the 1960s now, but there's 106 to get through.
     
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    I got bored around the beat bands. Fuck them, too many members).
     
  14. Ag

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    Aretha Franklin of course.
     
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    Tab Hunter as well.
     
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    Are her and George the first dead duo?
     
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    I'm unable to see one from before. Obviously there were duos but not separate stars coupling up.
     
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    Ok I've found Jet Harris and Tony Meehan from 1963.
     
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    WINDSOR DAVIES
     
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    I think those 13 from the 1950s are still hanging on.
     
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    Just having a look at the 1980s

    Lillian Lopez (Odyssey)
    David Bowie
    John Lennon
    Freddie Mercury (Queen)
    Renne (and Renato)
    Patrick Waite (Musical Youth)
    Greg Ham (Men at Work)
    Brian Hibbard (Flying Pickets)
    George Michael
    Jim Diamond
    Pete Burns (Dead or Alive)
    Phyllis Nelson
    Joni Sledge (Sister Sledge)
    Whitney Houston
    Margaret Thatcher (Spitting Image)
    Jackie Wilson
    Aretha Franklin
    Ben E King
    Mel (& Kim)
    Michael Jackson
    Gene Pitney

    is about as good as I can get. It's hard with line-up changes and knowing who was involved with which songs.
     
  22. lolly

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    Didn't another of Dead or Alive die last year as well?
     
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    Or is he alive?
     
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    I can only see from the 1990s

    Charles Pettigrew (and Eddie)
    Prince
    Stephen Gately (Boyzone)

    The 00s

    Aaliyah
    Lisa Left Eye Lopes
    2Pac
    Eva Cassidy

    10s

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    Paul Bäumer (Bingo Players)
     
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    Yes - I think the only place I saw it mentioned was Superdeluxeedition.
     
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    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Prince (obviously already mentioned), that one from Culture Beat?
     
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    Disappointed that Scatman John wasn’t a number 1, I guess I’ve been Mandela’d on that one
     
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    1970s

    Stuart Edwards (Edison Lighthouse)
    Lee Marvin
    Eliv Presley
    Pete Moore/ Ronnie White/ Bobby Rogers/ Marv Tarplin (The Miracles)
    Jimi Hendrix
    Clive Dunn
    George Harrison
    Mickey Finn/ Steve Curry/ Marc Bolan (T Rex)
    Eric McCredie (Middle of the Road)
    Horace Kay/ Joseph Pope/ Charles Pope (The Tams)
    Benny Hill
    David Cassidy
    Hilda Woodward (Lieutenant Pigeon)
    Chuck Berry
    Brian Connolly and Mick Tucker (Sweet)
    Mike Burney/ Hugh McDowell (Wizzard)
    Lennie Peters (& Lee)
    Les Gray/ Dave Mount (Mud)
    Alvin Stardust
    Charles Aznavour
    Fayette Pinkney (Three Degrees)
    John Denver
    Leroy Smith/ Marcel King (Sweet Sensation)
    Barry White
    Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
    Tammy Wyette
    Windsor Davies and Don Estelle
    Alan Longmuir (Bay City Rollers)
    George Williams/Donald Banks/ George Hilliard (The Tymes)
    Billy Lyall (Pilot)
    Telly Savalas
    David Bowie
    Freddie Mercury (Queen)
    Eddie Amoo/ Ray Lake (The Real Thing)
    Demis Roussos
    Terry Kath/ Laudir de Oliveira (Chicago)
    Buddy Gask/ Al Jarrod (Showaddywaddy)
    Tim Hauser (Manhattan Transfer)
    Michael Jackson (The Jacksons)
    Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate)
    Donna Summer
    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)
     
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    Barrett wasn't in Pink Floyd when they had their no. 1.
     
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    I thank you. It's a very challenging list to compile, without specific knowledge.
     
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  31. lolly

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    Al James of Showaddywaddy also died last year.
     
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    Who's Eliv Presley?
     
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    He’s the king of rack and role! Honestly raed a böok, Broth
     
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    Elvis in the 2000s as well unless they're only counting towards one decade.
     
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    I think dead is dead is dead really...
     
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    What about George Harrison? Or was he elsewhere on the list? He was #1 in 2002 (knocking off Aaliyah, or the other way around)
     
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    Oh, I’m sure he’s somewhere, he was the second person named in this thread :D
     

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