The Late Jimmy Savile

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  1. Gathursty

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    Truly he was a legend.
     
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    He was a one off, there will never be another one like him. A true honest entertainer, what you saw was what you always got.
     
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    Often used to see him running along the Leeds Ring road near Roundhay park.
    The amount he did for charity was phenomenal.
     
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    I'll remeber him for 3 things already mentioned - "This is the Age of the Train", Jim'll Fix It and his charity work, the latter in particular Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the name of this sticks in my mind from when I was a child.
     
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    Gotta be JIm'll Fix It for me I remember, RIP Sir Jim
     
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    As it happens guys and gals, Sir Jimmy Savile was truly unique, a real one off. Life will be a little bit less colourful without him. RIP.
     
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    Just remembered there was also his Sunday show he used to do on Radio 1 at dinner time from 12-2, when he would do a rundown of the top 10 from 3 years in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Always had that on at my grandparents.
     
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    I believe it was caleld 'Savile's Time Travels' or soemthing similar. I remembe rit well.
     
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    I've just checked Wikipedia (f it is to be believed!) and it was apparently called 'Jimmy Savile's Old Record Club'. I believe the 'Savilles Travels' name was used when he moved to independent radio.
     
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    Yes, I think that's right. My mistake!
     
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    To be honest there was always something a bit creepy about him........
     
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    Yeh I am rather gutted about his passing, when was it he stoped doing the London marathon - he was well into his 80's if I remember?

    I'll post again later as there is what I would call a rather amusing sketch by Victoria Wood and many years of Jim ill Fix It.

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    He was a great bloke, full of humanity, who did a tremendous amount for charities,
     
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    Jimmy did a lot of supermarket, and has here, laundromat opening.
     

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    Only in so far as in his later he continued to wear the sort of clothes he had worn decades earlier. When any old person does that, they can look creepy.

    I say well done to him for refusing to grow old!
     
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    A true legend, no one will ever come close to being as entertaining as him. I met him once in Skegness of all places and as well as being a born entertainer he was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace and God bless him.
     
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    One of my favourite passengers at GNER, ATN and TPE. Always a pleasure to chat to, and a funny, funny bloke.
     
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    In tribute:

    [youtube]eUemTNZDRXo[/youtube]

    and my breakfast on Virgin wasn't anywhere near the size of this one:

    [youtube]StYQa973xA0[/youtube]

    There are other Jimmy Savile BR ad's if you search youtube.

    I am quite gutted about it - RIP. :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    British broadcasting Legend Indeed, RIP Sir Jimmy Savile, really shocked when i heard of his passing yesterday
     
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    A true British eccentric. He used to come through Aylesbury station every now and again on his way to Stoke Mandeville and I met him there several times. He always stopped to chat with the booking office staff. A very friendly chap.
     
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    I'll remember Jimmy for two things in particular:

    #1 - nearly running him over by Scarborough Harbour, Boxing Day 1984. He stepped out in front of my car without looking
    #2 - saw him in Flying Pizza, Street Lane, Roundhay about 3 years ago, looked very old
     
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    I can't help wondering how long before our lovely press start digging a bit of dirt. There have been some rather nasty rumours doing the rounds and I am sure one of the red tops will start sniffing soon enough
     
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    there was a TV programme about him some years back, came across very strange
     
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    Would that have been the Louis Theroux one ?
    Didn't see it myself but people have commented about it
     
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    I think it was Louis
     
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    Yeah, I saw that too. Was quite a few years ago now.

    I respected Jimmy for nothing more and nothing less than his insistence on living life on his own terms. He was certainly a one-off.

    "This - is the age of the train". :D
     
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    Terribly sad news.
    The guy was one of life's true eccentrics, but with a huge heart. He did so much for so many.
    The world is definitely a poorer place without him.
     
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    Some of the rumours going around about him on darker parts of the internet are disgusting, and seemingly without any basis.
     
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