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R.I.P. Jimmy Savile.


Blackhat

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Jimmy

As a youngster I spent many hours watching him on TV, sadly not seen much of him for many years.

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rdave13

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£40 million pounds raised for charity over a lifetime." How's about that then" for a wonderful epitaph.

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Strawballs

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One of my lasting memories of Sir Jimmy was running a marathon with one of his Cigars always seemed like a contradiction!

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Crosstrainer2

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He worked tirelessly even travelling regularly to Broadmoor to talk to those who had commtited the most dreadful of crimes.

A recluse in life, he lived with his Mother until her death, and then alone thereafter. A real "One Off" and I used to watch the show....Alway's hoping he would grant my rather selfish wish to sing with the band Free.

He will be sorly missed.

Rest In Peace, the world needs more like you.

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Graham*

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R.I.P.

He was not a loner, though, see BBC link

We used to spend several days a year setting up and taking down for major band festivals in Roundhay Park. Sir Jimmy had a flat nearby and we used to see him jogging. He would always stop for a chat with us.

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Forum Editor

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I am told - rightly or wrongly, I don't know - that Jim was the first DJ ever to use a twin turntable record deck.

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Quickbeam

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I think it was the concept of doing a dace with records instead of having a dance band present. In effect he invented the disco concept.

Dunno it it's true though, but nobody else is claiming to have invented the disco as far as I know.

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Quickbeam

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Hows about this then Guys n' Galls...

He's also larger than life in death too, I just heard on the local news that his body will be on public display in The Queens Hotel in Leeds!

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Aitchbee

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Jimmy's coffin will have a 9 inch extension, to accomodate one of his favourite Cuban cigars. Jim'll fixit. I think a sainthood would not go amiss for this genuine man of the people.

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Bingalau

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Sir Jim was also an honorary member of the Royal Marines Commandos. He completed the Commando Course way back I believe. He was always welcome in R.M. establishments and attended the odd re-union.

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Condom

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As one of the first members of the Teen & Twenty Disk Club which Jimmy started I had the honour of meeting him a few years ago when he came to lay the foundation stone for the new Spinal Unit at my hospital. We had been wary to approach him after his long and well publiced involvement in Stoke Mandiville but he immediately agreed. I can only hope that there is not a smoking ban "up There"

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