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    And he was the instigator of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, a magnificent programme for younger people and now fairly world wide.
     
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    Yes I did my bronze and was part of the way to doing the gold, but ran out of time
     
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    My daughter did the Gold, we went up to St. James Palace for her to receive it. Hundreds of winners there, split into several room, each with a celebrity sports person. The Duke visited every room and oversaw the presentations but only presented a few in each room himself. This was about 17 years ago so he was in his eighties then.
     
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    Rusty Young — co-founder, singer, and multi-instrumentalist with the pioneering country-rock band Poco — died April 14th of a heart attack.

    Rusty Young basically introduced the pedal / lap steel guitar into the echelons of rock and roll.
    Poco formed from the splinters of Buffalo Springfield and influenced numerous 'country rock'
    bands like the Eagles, etc. RIP <ok>
     
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    Jim Steinman, the colourful composer behind hits like Bat Out Of Hell and Total Eclipse Of The Heart, has died at the age of 73.
    His brother Bill told the Associated Press that the songwriter and producer had died of kidney failure on Monday after being ill for some time.
    "I miss him a great deal already," he added.
    Singer Meat Loaf, with whom Steinman scored his biggest hits, said goodbye with the words: "Fly Jimmy Fly".

    Wrote some great songs. RIP Jim<rose><rose>
     
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    Michael Collins - one of the three crew members of the first manned mission to the Moon, Apollo 11 in 1969 - has died aged 90, his family say.
    He died on Wednesday after "a valiant battle with cancer. He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side," they said.
    Collins had stayed in lunar orbit as his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon.
    Aldrin, 91, is now the only surviving member of the mission.

    A proper hero. RIP Michael <rose><rose>
     
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