Rick Astley 50

Rick Astley 50

Rick Astley fans have been waiting a long time for this album. We’ve had other albums in between this and the first heady, brilliant pieces we got in the late 80s / early 90s, but THIS is the one we knew would come if we waited. We knew Rick had this in him, and that it was only gonna take some time for him to get it out. Back in the early days, most of us fans were just teenagers, although there’s a whole host of newer generation fans now too. With the…

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N is for Never Gonna Give You Up

N is for Never Gonna Give You Up

N is for Never Gonna Give You Up (and no, this is not a Rickroll). For the uninitiated, Never Gonna Give You Up was a 1987 song by British singer Rick Astley. It’s the song that catapulted me into listening to pop music. We all have that song, yes? Think back, and tell me which song it was for you. Those were heady days back then, as I think I’ve mentioned in another post. The mid to late 80s were an awesome time to be young. There was a lot…

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A is for Astley – Rick Astley!

A is for Astley – Rick Astley!

This post is dedicated to all the RICKETTES across the world! For me, as a pop culture fundi, there can be no compromise on this one. Rick Astley is my be all and end all when it comes to pop music, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! He was my teenage crush deluxe, he was to me what Justin Bieber is to the screaming mass of teenage girls today. It’s got something to do with when you first become a teenager – you fall in love, and there’s nothing…

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Autographs and pics

Autographs and pics

Some of my collection of autographs. Sorry for terrible scan quality! As a child and teenager I collected them, and am now thinking I would like to reprise this hobby.  UPDATE!!RICHARD KLINE!!  Not exactly an autograph, but it MORE than counts. I wrote to Richard Kline – Larry Dallas from Three’s Company – because he’s in a big new show asking for an interview for my blog and got such a nice surprise to come home to this reply today. Standby for a celeb interview on my blog!!!  “Daley” Thompson…

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