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Edwin Starr News Article (BBC Nottingham)

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Link to news article about Edwin Starr from today's BBC website about how he came to live in Nottingham, etc

Remember a mate of mine seeing him regularly in Long Eaton Asda doing his Saturday shop - funny old world

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-23944922

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But the Nashville-born singer spent the final years of his life thousands of miles from the Motown heartland of Detroit.

He died in Chilwell - on the outskirts of Nottingham - in 2003.

A decade later, Starr's younger brother Angelo Starr and manager Lilian Kyle look back on his life and chart his unusual journey to the English suburbs.

The 4 min slideshow being the main focus of this article

Slideshow production by Caroline Lowbridge. Publication date 24 October 2013.





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Gogger

Posted

that was good , thanks :thumbsup:

Peter99

Posted (edited)

just found this on the BBC news page today .....nice bit about the one and only EDWIN STARR ....it was 10 years last APRIL when  he sadly passed away .....got to have been  up there with the BIGGEST IDOLS of all time on the soul -northern soul scene... :thumbsup: ....

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-23944922

 

 

and how nice is that from the beeb.... :yes:

Brilliant mate, thanks for sharing that. A fantastic artist - one of the best in my opinion, a super vocalist.

 

He's buried in the same cemetery as my dear mum - I can imagine his voice whispering through the trees, down the hilly cemetery. Me mum would like that.

 

Peter

 

:thumbsup:

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Chris Turnbull

Posted

Link to news article about Edwin Starr from today's BBC website about how he came to live in Nottingham, etc

 

 

Link to news article about Edwin Starr from today's BBC website about how he came to live in Nottingham, etc

Remember a mate of mine seeing him regularly in Long Eaton Asda doing his Saturday shop - funny old world

http://www.bbc.co.uk...mshire-23944922


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Soulfinger

Posted

Thanks for posting that. Nice to see a bit of recognition for a man who contributed so much to rare or northern soul. :thumbup:

Chris Turnbull

Posted

Indeed, a true legend of the scene 

Byrney

Posted

We were spoilt to have the legend on our doorstep, where else could you nip out on a Sunday night and see Edwin Starr singing live in a pub.

Peter99

Posted (edited)

Link to news article about Edwin Starr from today's BBC website about how he came to live in Nottingham, etc

Click here to view this soul source article in full

There's already a thread about this Chris. Can the mods merge please?

 

Peter

 

:thumbsup:

Edited by Peter99
Dave Moore

Posted

Topics merged.

.

Regards,

 

Dave

Peter99

Posted

Topics merged.

.

Regards,

 

Dave

Cheers Dave

 

Peter

Kevin Bruce

Posted

Great post

 

Always was a please to see him live.

He always had time to meet with is fans witch made him such a true artist.

His music will always live on at all Northern Soul Clubs World Wide.

 

a true gentleman on and off the stage.

Sadly missed but will never be forgotten.

 

Kind Regards

 

Kevin Bruce

 

KTF

becker154

Posted

Great Post: A True Artist saw him many times and it was never a bad show greatly missed he always had time and was loved by many RIP

richo991

Posted

great post. what a shame he died so young, I'm shore he would have enjoyed the scene even as it is today

rip, Richo

night nurse

Posted

great post enjoyed it 

Guest Polyvelts

Posted

Thanks for that Stacey's dad, it was brilliant. What a great, much loved guy !! Loved the Stevie wonder/cow story too !!!!!

Arabica

Posted

Great post thanks...

My wife and i were so lucky to have met up with Edwin & Jean for a meal he insisted on paying, he shared with us how he made some of his records, one thing that stuck with me was, Edwin always wanted to get a still of a clip from the movie Shaft, It was where Richard Rountree was walking in Harlem as he passed under the Appolo the featured artist of the night was visable it was Edwin Starr, well i managed to get this for him but it was too late he had passed away, i was so gutted, i gave it to Jean and i still have a copy,

mal

Guest Dave Turner

Posted (edited)

Wilford Hill Cemetery

 

NG2 7FE

 

Go and doff yer cap

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Blue Lagoon

Posted

Hard to beat his vocals and his soulfulness, God Bless Edwin



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