Obituary news

 Ronnie Hazlehurst: the only man to have played on every episode of Coronation Street is dead.  His record will continue for some time to come.

PS His composing style seems – to this untrained ear – to be as follows.  

1.  What is the name of the programme?
2.  What musical notes sounds like someone saying the name of the programme?
3.  Write down notes.
4.  Pass to musicians.
5.  Sit back and wait for royalty cheques.

ETA  The Guardian is kindly making available a medley of the best of Ronnie here.  No prizes for naming the tunes.


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7 Responses to Obituary news

  1. Do you remember the Spitting Image sketch of Ronnie Hazlehurst’s requiem?
    ‘My soul doeth magnify the Lord’ (tiddley-pom)
    ‘And praise my salvation’ (dum, dum)
    [obviously it was a multi layered satire, also getting at Macca’s classical works]

  2. Requiem for Ronnie Hazlehurst
    (to the tune of Blankety Blank)
    Ronnie is dead! Ronnie is Dead!
    Ronnie is dead! Ronnie is dead!
    RONNIE is dead!
    Ronnie is DEAD!

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