Friday, September 11, 2020

RIP Diana Rigg (aka Mrs Emma Peel)

 Censored, sexy proof that Emma Peel inspired X-Men's Dark Phoenix

Sad to hear of the death of Diana Rigg who, as Emma Peel, fuelled erotic fantasies in The Avengers in the sixties. The adventures of Steed (Patrick Macnee) and Emma Peel were essential viewing at the time and are still highly enjoyable today. The most watched episode apparently (and understandably) was 'A Touch of Brimstone', which featured Mrs Peel as The Queen of Sin in an outfit designed by Diana Rigg herself at a recreation of the notorious Hellfire Club. Diana went on to enjoy a stellar acting career and was the only woman to marry James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. RIP Dame Diana.

Diana Rigg RIP : an appreciation of Emma Peel a pop culture icon

Among recent music deaths is that of Lucille Starr, a Canadian country singer who was one half of
Bob and Lucille, who had some success with country, pop and rockabilly numbers in the early sixties. Her biggest solo hit was 'The French Song' in 1966, My copy, bought in the US, was on a UK London label but was aimed at the Dutch market (she was particularly popular in the Netherlands), hence its non standard number.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35WLFvVL2Sg  

Another death is that of singer and sax player Ronald Bell, a founder member of Kool and the Gang, who wrote several of their biggest hits including 'Celebration' and 'Jungle Boogie.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

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