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    Hans Zimmer wrote the theme tune for Going For Gold – my universe is not running exactly as I thought it did.

    Whatchoo got that’ll spin my wheels?

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    And Muppet Treasure Island

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    True Romance is kinda fair enough, and a great tune – but Going For frickin’ Gold?!?

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    Loving this – my lad is studying his film scores for his A level music course

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    He also contributed to the death of a radio star.

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    Whatchoo got that’ll spin my wheels?

    The guy that played Ben, the indian character in Short Circuit, was white.

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    And The Dammed…

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    My wife’s step father was Barry Gray who wrote all the Supermarionation Music plus some TV adverts.

    The lead singer of Toto, you know, that guy that shoehorned the word Serengeti  where it didn’t fit, is the son of John Williams.

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    I’m related to John Kettley. He’s a weatherman. And so is Michael Fish.

    And so is Billy Giles.

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    The lead singer of Toto, you know, that guy that shoehorned the word Serengeti where it didn’t fit, is the son of John Williams.

    No. Frickin. Way.

    * Googles Toto *

    Way!

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    …and so is Wincey Willis…

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    And so is… Iaaaan… McAskilllll….

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    Former speaker of the house Betty Boothroyd’s long term partner in no other than curtain twitching actress Patricia Routledge.

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    Going For frickin’ Gold?!?

    The heat is on, the price is right, it’s up to you, to get it right…

    goingfor goingfor gold!

    Here’s your host, Henry Kelly!!

    “Raight, you’re playing ketchup here – do you want to play, or pass?”

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    A dictionary is the only reference book that never has an index.
    You did know that, but it probably never crossed your mind. Took me 45 years to realise, and I’m dead clever.

    And so is Michael Fish

    Bullshit. He doesn’t even have the same surname…

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    Gary Numam is 13 days older than Gary Oldman.

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    Some of you may or may not have heard of the drum and bass and hip hop producer Adam F. He is the son of Alvin Stardust.

    I believe that Toto’s lead singer at time of Africa was Bobby Kimball. Joseph Williams joined later, But he is John Williams son.

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    Gary Numam is 13 days older than Gary Oldman.

    I haven’t fact-checked it, but that’s fantastic.

    Edit – checked* and confirmed, brilliant! 🙂

    * On Wikipedia.

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    Matt Bellamy, singer and guitarist of Muse is the son of George Bellamy, guitarist of The Tornadoes.

    Have a listen to Knights of Cydonia, then Telstar. Apples, trees.

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    Haggis’ legs are shorter on one side so they can only run one way round the hills they live on.

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    Matt Bellamy, singer and guitarist of Muse is the son of George Bellamy, guitarist of The Tornadoes.

    Have a listen to Knights of Cydonia, then Telstar. Apples, trees.

    I did not know that! And I used to be a proper full on Muse fan. Good fact!

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    Somewhat randomly, it was my mum that told me that.

    “Tornados” – “who?” – “Telstar” – “wait, what, woah!!”

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    Haggis’ legs are shorter on one side so they can only run one way round the hills they live on.

    Further to that, the males have the short legs on the opposite side to the females which means they typically have to travel in opposite directions around the hill. This means that breeding only occurs as a chance encounter which explains why so very few people have ever seen one in the wild.

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    Some of you may or may not have heard of the drum and bass and hip hop producer Adam F. He is the son of Alvin Stardust.

    No way! Seriously? (checks Wikipaedia) Wow. That’s amazing and, as far as musical styles go, quite a departure.

    One from me though…

    In ZZ Top, all the members have beards, apart from the drummer, who is called Frank Beard

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    You know the iconic bass and guitar hook line on ‘My Name is’ by Eminem.

    (Which in turn is from an iconic Labi Siffre song ‘I got the’)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKISdd2mKzU

    Comes in at about 2:30

    Do you know who played that?

    Yep. Chas n’ Dave

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    Sorry, I knew that, stands next to the fact that Bob Holdness played sax on Baker Street.

    The Cadbury Caramel bunny is voiced by Miriam Margolyes.
    That’s ruined your fantasies hasn’t it.

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    I wanted this to be true but . . . .

    “Baker Street[edit]

    Holness was the subject of an urban myth,[7][8] claimed to have been initiated in the 1980s by broadcaster Stuart Maconie who, writing for the New Musical Express in a section called ‘Believe It Or Not’, said that Holness had played the saxophone riff on Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 song, “Baker Street”.[9] (The actual performer was Raphael Ravenscroft.) Tommy Boyd, among others, has disputed Maconie’s claim to authorship of the rumour.[10] ”

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    Barry Manilow didn’t write “I write the Songs”

    Axl Rose’s name is an anagram of oral sex..

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    Mat Osman, the bassist in Suede, is the brother of TV Game Show megamind Richard Osman

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    Once a year, on his Birthday, the RAF take up Donald Campbell’s false teeth and go super sonic with them. Also, Andy Green had them in his pocket when he broke the sound barrier in Thrust SCC.

    Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant is a qualified Rugby League referee.

    Jane from Rod, Jane and Freddy has been married to both Rod and Freddy, but not at the same time.

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    Sorry spekkie, I knew it wasn’t true when I stated it. 😁

    BUT I didn’t know it was Stuart Maconie who made it up, so you win.

    Scarlett Johansson and Vin Diesel are actually twins.

    IIRC Bob Holness was the first James Bond….

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    Elvis Costello’s dad was the secret lemonade drinker.

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