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Author Topic: Freddy Starr....gone but never forgotten  (Read 1599 times)

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May 10, 2019, 09:11:38 PM
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“He loved Everton, he loved being back at Goodison Park. He always said it was like going to church.”


May 10, 2019, 09:32:02 PM
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Shropshire Blue

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Remember standing next to him outside Goodison once in the mid-70s. He looked like he was in his 60''s then! Had a face that looked as if it had seen life.
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May 10, 2019, 09:51:12 PM
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He lived in Spain for quite a while .my mate fitted air-con for him about 20 years ago. He was very low profile ,never saw him out and about.
We are special ,we are Everton.


May 11, 2019, 12:17:23 PM
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blue1948


He was a real funny guy but no one could handle him .A loose cannon is right .One of a few comedians who really made my sides ache.

May 11, 2019, 12:40:31 PM
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Paddockoldie


A sad and tragic end for a great comedian who's characters were clever even back then. The football match with Ironside in goal stands out. RIP Blue

May 11, 2019, 03:21:00 PM
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BlueMaquis


A sad and tragic end for a great comedian who's characters were clever even back then. The football match with Ironside in goal stands out. RIP Blue

Why do you say tragic? Apparently there was nothing suspicious about it, and everyone dies. No one can say they didn't expect their own death.


May 11, 2019, 03:27:10 PM
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Why do you say tragic? Apparently there was nothing suspicious about it, and everyone dies. No one can say they didn't expect their own death.

It's tragic how he ended up depressed from the allegations of child abuse from the Saville inquiry. He ended up with debts from legal costs and died in his chair, alone, in poor health.. I'd say that's a tragic ending. I don't really mind if you or others don't.

May 11, 2019, 03:30:26 PM
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BlueMaquis


It's tragic how he ended up depressed from the allegations of child abuse from the Saville inquiry. He ended up with debts from legal costs and died in his chair, alone, in poor health.. I'd say that's a tragic ending. I don't really mind if you or others don't.

Fair enough, I wasn't aware of all that. Though I'd say it's a good example to others that fame and money guarantees you nothing in life, so focus on more important things.

May 11, 2019, 03:43:57 PM
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Macca77


His Vincent sketch is genius

May 11, 2019, 05:22:56 PM
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Mayor Farnum


I never really liked his humour but that's just a matter of taste.
A big blue who lived his life doing what he loved. RIP.
Something clever written by someone else.

May 11, 2019, 06:45:50 PM
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His Vincent sketch is genius
Posted that on Facebook
One of my favourite comedy pieces

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May 11, 2019, 06:48:26 PM
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Was my favourite comedian, and a blue.
He never recovered from the Saville episode.
Plus, his comedy was frowned upon in the PC ranks. Just watch his Audience With programs and you will see how much he was loved.
Rest in Peace Freddie. :hail:

May 11, 2019, 07:06:05 PM
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Good chance he was a bit of a wrong'un though eh? Investigated as part of Yewtree, but insufficient evidence and then sued for libel for the accusation, and the judge ruled that the accusation was credible and that he did grope a school girl in Saville's dressing room. If he knocked about with Saville and there's multiple accusations against him, people can make their own minds up.

Also, there were 14 different claimants against him.
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May 11, 2019, 10:30:22 PM
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Good chance he was a bit of a wrong'un though eh? Investigated as part of Yewtree, but insufficient evidence and then sued for libel for the accusation, and the judge ruled that the accusation was credible and that he did grope a school girl in Saville's dressing room. If he knocked about with Saville and there's multiple accusations against him, people can make their own minds up.

Also, there were 14 different claimants against him.
Yeah he wasn't prosecuted as the balance of probability wasn't high enough for criminal law, but he failed to secure a civil action against her because it was high enough to satisfy civil law that he'd touched her up

Reckon most of them from that era were at it, which sounds like it's making excuses but it's actually just saying it was a generation of old men who liked to touch underage girls.

May 12, 2019, 12:09:07 AM
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Remember him being in the Everton hotel for the 1984 FA Cup Final

The players used to call Andy Gray and Peter Reid "Freddie One" and Freddie Two"!

RIP StarrMan
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