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    Question Famous people from Hull?

    Are there any worldwide known people from Hull?

    I'm updating the info about Hull on my site (fixing the errors the previous guy wrote 6 years ago).
    I haven't heard of any of the "celebrities/bands" he has written down

    Fat Boy Slim aka Norman Cook

    The Housemartins

    Everything But The Girl

    Mick Ronson

    Surely there must be somebody who is known worldwide?


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    You forgot OLM Febbos

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    Phillip Larkin

    William Wilberforce

    Dean Windass

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    Err... there's Reece Shearsmith, one of the blokes who made 'The League of Gentlemen' and 'Psychoville'.

    Tom Courtenay, some old bloke.

    Amy Johnson, first woman to fly around the world alone.

    Deano?

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    I think William Wilberforce made a bit of a name for himself.

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    Norman Cook isn't from Hull he just lived here for a while when he was in the House Martins. Here is a list of people who are mostly from Hull or lived in Hull for a while - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ston_upon_Hull

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    Mick Ronson is well known worldwide. In music circle's.

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    Besides Deano I haven't heard any of the names yet

    Larkin is from Coventry.....(quick googling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Febbos View Post
    Besides Deano I haven't heard any of the names yet

    Larkin is from Coventry.....(quick googling)
    True but he adopted Hull as his home and loved the place.

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    if im not much mistaken girlband SCARLET, who's early to mid 90's hit 'independent love song' rode high in the charts, were from hull.


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    John Prescott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Febbos View Post
    Are there any worldwide known people from Hull?

    I'm updating the info about Hull on my site (fixing the errors the previous guy wrote 6 years ago).
    I haven't heard of any of the "celebrities/bands" he has written down

    Fat Boy Slim aka Norman Cook

    The Housemartins

    Everything But The Girl

    Mick Ronson

    Surely there must be somebody who is known worldwide?
    isnt it cheating a bit putting norman cook (who was in the housemartins) and the housemartins in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattTheTiger View Post
    John Prescott
    Random politican from Wales?

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    The bird who sang sunshine after the rain was from Beverly. Was her name Berry?

    NB: Berri

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtFP7aL2X-Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfattiger View Post
    isnt it cheating a bit putting norman cook (who was in the housemartins) and the housemartins in?
    As I said, I haven't written it and I have no idea of who they are, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Febbos View Post
    Random politican from Wales?
    Politician, yes. Wales?! No.

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    You can add:
    J. Arthur Rank

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    Amy Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i saw the premier league tigers View Post
    Politician, yes. Wales?! No.
    "John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott (born 31 May 1938) is a former Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom. Born in Prestatyn, Wales, "

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