Ross passes....R.I.P. Mr. MacManus

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:10 am

as per facebook...

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Ross MacManus at the age of 84.
He had a rich and remarkable life.
Ross passed peacefully after a long illness.
He was surrounded by love at the end.
The family are deeply grateful for the care and kindness he received from the doctors and nursing staff and for the kindness and support of their friends.

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:52 am

Not a surprise but very sad all the same. Thoughts and prayers with Elvis and the four McManus boys who lost their mother just a couple of weeks ago.

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Postby docinwestchester » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:29 am

Sad times for Declan...

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Postby jardine » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:21 am

AHHH. Relief and sadness. Given what came to be inevitable, I so hope things went "well" and now can continue to.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:27 pm

Very sad news. RIP Ross
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Postby FAVEHOUR » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:35 pm

Very sad to hear this. Condolences to all his family.

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:41 pm

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Ross 'n Elvis


From -

Relative Values,
The Sunday Times
July 17 1994

Photograph: Tim O'Sullivan
Photographed in the Palm Court Lounge at the Waldorf Hotel, London.

Some of the text of this feature is here -

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5831

A gremlin has meant that some of text I posted in '07 has vanished - I'll try to find time to correct it from the original cutting.

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:20 pm

nice addition to THIS thread john! please see pm. cheers, benny

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Postby migdd » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:52 pm

Bon Voyage, Mr. MacManus. You have left behind an amazing legacy to be proud of.
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Postby MOJO » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:47 pm

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Postby so lacklustre » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:49 am

R.I.P.

signed with love and vicious kisses

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Postby Neil. » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:55 am

R.I.P. Ross - great singer! I'll never forget his version of Georgia with Elvis on a Saturday night arts programme in the mid eighties.

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Postby invisible Pole » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:14 am

Very sad news. RIP Ross.
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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:43 am

Tabloid write up , concentrating on the R Whites ads -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ed-84.html

includes this -

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Singer Elvis Costello- born Declan MacManus - cancelled his European tour this month because of his father's ailing health. They are seen here together in 1994.

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Postby sulky lad » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:48 am

Thoughts and prayers for all the family, Ross was always gracious and friendly whenever we met him at Elvis gigs - a gentleman and a "real" musician.

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Postby Ypsilanti » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:38 am

Very sad, indeed. Wonderful, though, that he lived to such a ripe age and Elvis got to enjoy the blessing of having a father, well into his own maturity...
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Postby invisible Pole » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:06 pm

I met Ross once, after one of EC&A Royal Albert Hall shows in July 1994, and I can only second what Sulky said about him being a gentleman and a most likeable guy.
I asked him for an autograph and he wrote "To Jack - Peace - El's Dad, Ross MacManus" on the first page of Brutal Youth songbook.
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:35 pm

RIP Ross.....will raise a glass to you tonight.......

thanks everyone for the pictures, videos and links.
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Postby John » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:33 pm

Rest in peace Ross. Often the passing after a long illness can almost bring relief to a family but the loss of both parents within a fortnight must be awful for the brothers.

That clip of Patsy Girl is fun. I am sure the dancing style was passed on to Declan.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:08 pm

It's hard to add to the sympathy and sentiments already posted.

Thanks to you and for siring the person who we here love and adore.

RIP
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Postby Jackson Monk » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:29 pm

Otis and I sat near Ross at an Elvis gig at the Birmingham Symphony Hall a few years back. He looked very proud and I really wish I had said hello. RIP and lots of commiserations to Elvis and the rest of the family.
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Postby History History » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:20 pm

From the Times Obituary today:

'MacManus was immensely proud of his son's songwriting success and picked out The Birds Will Still Be Singing as a particular favourite. "I'd like that to be my epitaph" he said.'

Rest in peace, Ross.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:26 pm

I didn't know that. I have already asked my family for that song to be played when I am laid in the ground.
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Postby bronxapostle » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:35 pm

History History wrote:From the Times Obituary today:

'MacManus was immensely proud of his son's songwriting success and picked out The Birds Will Still Be Singing as a particular favourite. "I'd like that to be my epitaph" he said.'

Rest in peace, Ross.


man HH...you are fast becoming my mentor: I WAS JUST ABOUT TO REQUEST IF ANYONE HAD SEEN A FULL OBITUARY YET? would you kindly post or provide a link? much thanks, benny

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:33 pm

The Times is pay-to-read online. I'll , hopefully, get a print edition tomorrow and transfer the text.


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