Wednesday, March 08, 2006

"Your grandfather pointed out that Shake was always being taller than me just to spite me..."

Sad news for fans of Beatle-film bit-part players, with the death of John Junkin - deadpan comic writer and performer, and put-upon roadie Shake in A Hard Day's Night (far left in this photo) - coming not long after the demise of plain-bloody-weird poet Ivor Cutler, who was invited along on the inferior-yet-fun Magical Mystery Tour (the spaghetti dream scene especially...)
RIP them both...
And I do desperately hope Victor Spinetti, Eleanor Bron and Warren Mitchell are all taking good care of themselves this week.

2 comments:

Mark Holland said...

And don't forget Lionel Blair.

Aidan said...

And Phil Collins.
Though we are steadily descending in amiability here, as the list goes on...