Kenneth McKellar RIP

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  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
  2. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    A good voice for Robert Burns fine songs - RIP
     
  3. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Oh yes ! New years eve spent looking at his gob on the telly!!!
     
  4. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    I remember the name and, I think, the singing too. Didn't he perform at the Eurovision one year in the 1960s? And came last or nearly last? :blush: I vaguely remember he delivered a traditional Scots air and performed in Highland dress. That may have counted against him, marked him as too stereotyped.

    But he had a very fine tenor voice I remember.
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    A voice from my childhood. Having Scottish ancestry (maternal side) and doing Scottish Highland Dancing, I was indoctrinated with The White Heather Club, Kenneth McKellar and Moira Anderson LPs were owned by my parents and often played...
     
  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Ditto (except for doing the dancing)!
     
  7. Seem to remember doing Scottish Country Dancing to Kenneth McKeller and Jimmy Shand when I was 7 or 8 and living at Trimpley in Worcestershire.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    He came 9th I think but Europe was a lot smaller then!
     
  9. RIP him - it's weird to see childhood television memories fall away...Andy Stewart was the other BBC McBloke. One or other of them sang 'A Scottish Soldier' - Andy it was.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
  11. Gawd! Talent and politeness on telly. Got me thinking about Wally Wighton - and Speicher's forerunner, Olly Beak! :laugh: My sister taught his children...
     
  12. OP
    OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Oh Gawd, Ayshea Brough and the 5 o Clock club?
     
  13. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    How could we forget:?:
    Robin died in 1998. Jimmy went on to make outdoors programmes for radio and tv and is still on the go, aged about 81 now.
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    Kenneth McKellar was ever-present on Sunday mornings at home when I was a nipper, along with Val Doonican and Mantovani and his orhestra! It was quite a gathering! :laugh:
     
  15. Ah! Mantovani and his music of the mountains - bring it on!
    Now remembering Three way family favourites, RAF Akrotiri etc whilst eating roast beef and spuds (now I'm remembering the meat eating days ;) ) on a Sunday, and my Mum doing the ironing about six or seven in the evening when it was either Sing Something Simple or the Black and White Minstrel Show tripping out of the Decca radio.

    Damn...:ohmy: :wacko:
     
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