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  • snafu
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2013
    • 2825

    Celeb Deaths - Colin Vearncombe

    An unfamiliar name, maybe, but you will remember his most famous song - Wonderful Life, from 1987, a comment on the group being dropped by a record label.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01JUJYK5ALQ

    Colin Vearncombe, the singer of Black, has died, aged 53. A simple announcement was placed on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon: Colin Vearncombe. 26/5/1962-26/1/2016. A full statement will follow shortly.
    Vearncombe, best known for the 1987 hits Sweetest Smile and Wonderful Life, had been in critical condition in hospital in Ireland for two weeks, following a ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT near Cork airport. He had been placed in an induced coma, and last week it was announced that he had only a slim chance of pulling through.

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...-black-aged-53
  • Sgt.Austin
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2009
    • 265

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    A much under rated musician and song writer in my opinion. I saw him perform in a small club in Chippenham the early 80's at the start of his career. He was supporting the Thompson Twins. I was really impressed and sought out some of his early singles in the record shop the next day. I enjoyed his performance as much as the main act but as with many support acts most of the crowd paid no attention. As well as Wonderful Life I also particularly liked another of his songs Everything is coming up roses.

    RIP Colin.

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