RIP Frank Sidebottom

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  • Halo.Jones 21 Jun 2010 17:02:10 532 posts
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    RIP
  • Spanky 21 Jun 2010 17:10:03 14,815 posts
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    Booo!
  • Deleted user 21 June 2010 17:11:21
    Any news yet on who gets custody of Little Frank?
  • nickthegun 21 Jun 2010 17:25:04 67,410 posts
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    It really is a shame. Such a brilliant character.
  • otto Moderator 21 Jun 2010 17:25:55 49,322 posts
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    I'm feeling pretty bad for not having any clue who this person is, even after reading the link. :(
  • Deleted user 21 June 2010 17:30:53
    He was cult.

    Quite funny as well, in a weird sort of papier-mache-pastiche-of-the-Northern-comedy-club-circuit way.
  • Spanky 21 Jun 2010 18:02:11 14,815 posts
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    I think noseybonk got him!
  • MrSensible 21 Jun 2010 18:02:58 26,375 posts
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    Nooooo!

    One of my heroes :(
  • Trowel 21 Jun 2010 18:05:47 20,217 posts
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    "It's gone next door, it's gone next door, me football's gone next door"

    A part of my childhood died with you Frank, RIP :(
  • Retroid Moderator 21 Jun 2010 18:07:09 45,444 posts
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    /Used to watch No.73
  • morriss 21 Jun 2010 18:12:35 71,298 posts
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    :(

    RIP
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 21 Jun 2010 18:17:00 86,819 posts
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    Depressing as fuck.

    Bless you, you freaky northerner.
  • woodnotes 21 Jun 2010 18:17:53 4,961 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    /Used to watch No.73
    Did you fancy Sandy on the rollerskates?
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 21 Jun 2010 18:19:54 86,819 posts
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    Did anyone have a copy of The Biz? Was a speccy game, I think I had it on a Crash cover tape.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 21 Jun 2010 18:20:52 28,849 posts
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    RIP

    However, whilst not wanting to sound callous, at least I can sleep at night now.

    Frank Sidebottom always freaked me out a bit. He was like a 70s Dr. Who monster.
  • woodnotes 21 Jun 2010 18:21:25 4,961 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Did anyone have a copy of The Biz? Was a speccy game, I think I had it on a Crash cover tape.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAmX83qeLDs

    But what does this have to do with Frank? Except the era.
  • Deleted user 21 June 2010 18:21:50
    I had the Biz, and I've still got his single he did that came free with Oink as well.
  • ComradePete 21 Jun 2010 18:23:35 507 posts
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    Shame.

    Oink was ace!
  • TheBear 21 Jun 2010 18:26:38 4,612 posts
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    May the bells of timperley ring forth!
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 21 Jun 2010 18:28:16 86,819 posts
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    woodnotes wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Did anyone have a copy of The Biz? Was a speccy game, I think I had it on a Crash cover tape.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAmX83qeLDs

    But what does this have to do with Frank? Except the era.
    He wrote it.
  • Retroid Moderator 21 Jun 2010 18:30:32 45,444 posts
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    The Biz

    From Wikiwikiwikipedia:
    Frank was first revealed to the world on a 12 inch promotional record which came free with the Chris Sievey-created video game The Biz for the ZX Spectrum computer. The Frank Sidebottom character was initially created to be a fan of Sievey's band The Freshies but the popularity of the character led Sievey to focus his output on Frank Sidebottom comedy records, many of which were put out on the 'In Tape' record label of Manchester[2] and previous to that, the 'Regal Zonophone' label.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 21 Jun 2010 18:32:36 86,819 posts
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    So that game/single was the genesis of Frank?
  • Deleted user 21 June 2010 18:32:45
    Three Shirts on my Line for #1.
  • INSOMANiAC 21 Jun 2010 19:49:57 4,171 posts
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    RIP Frank, you were fantastic.
  • BillMurray 21 Jun 2010 21:52:09 8,716 posts
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    I really did think Frankie Sidebottom was immortal and would never, ever die.
  • neilka 22 Jun 2010 00:25:11 18,432 posts
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    #Poo poo tinkle tinkle parp parp oink
    I'll sing until I stop :(#
  • BinaryBob101 22 Jun 2010 00:33:11 26,201 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    /Used to watch No.73

    Yeah me too. My first TV appearance was on No. 73 in Bowness, when those bouncing things came out. I believe they were called pogo balls. A mate and I thought we were incredibly funny, when smaller kids were demoing them, while we jumped crazily high at the back pretending to fall over.

    I think we were also dressed in Miami Vice fancy dress.
  • Gambit1977 22 Jun 2010 07:31:36 10,399 posts
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    woodnotes wrote:
    Retroid wrote:
    /Used to watch No.73
    Did you fancy Sandy on the rollerskates?

    Kim and her massive hair and day glo hair bands :p
  • Blerk Moderator 22 Jun 2010 08:40:36 48,224 posts
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    This is very sad. I first saw Frank on No. 73 too, but we also used to race home from the pub to catch "Frank's Fantastic Shed Show" a few years later, and I still smirk thinking about his appearances on the Mark Radcliffe radio show while I was at uni, specifically his brilliant "Story of Pop" series.

    RIP Chris, and Frank. :-(
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