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Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan Messages
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Drawings by Spike
The Life and Times of Spike Milligan
Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite
Spike Tudor-Pole
Everything Goes Back To Spike
OK Again, After Spike Of Success
For One Week Only
The Ugliest House In The World
Comedian, Campaigner and Philosopher
Pythons' Tribute To Goon Legend Spike
Did You Hear The One About...
Comic Genius
Spike: An Intimate Memoir
Me and My Dad, Spike
Fry's Milligan memories
Parsons Toasts A 'Comic Icon'
The Prince And The Comic
Stars Pay Tribute...
Gospel According To St Matthew
Sonnet XXX
Here's That Rainy Day
Guide Me
A Truly Remarkable Interview
Simply Spike
Slan Leat, Lance Corporal Milligan
Goon But Not Forgotten
Goon But Not Forgotten...Take 2
In Memoriam
Ever The Old Flatterer!
Crystal Palace Bulletin Board Messages
Danny Bakers Message Board
Spike Milligan Messages
Rename The Thames...
Medics Win Spike Milligan Trophy
His Part In Our Lives
Compassionate Comic Genius
Australian Reviews - Three Books On Spike Milligan
The Spoof
London Statue
Woy Woy Peninsula
Draining The Mirror
Spike Milligans Great Grandfather?
The Ex Nanny
The War
On The Stage
It's Behind You! Mother Goose
Mukkinese Battle Horn
Down Among The Z Men
Watch Your Stern
Invasion Quartet 1961
What A Whopper 1961
Postman's Knock
The Bed Sitting Room
The Magic Christian
The Three Musketeers
Ghost In The Noonday Sun
Great McGonagall
Beau Geste
Digby - The Biggest Dog In The World
Scene 17
Misc Spike Stuff
On Music
78 Not Out
Bill Hall Trio
The Goon Show
Goon Images
The Telegoons
Under The Influence...
The World Of Beachcomber
Curry And Chips
An Apple A Day
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine
Cure For The Common Cold
On The Muppet Show
An Evening With Spike Milligan
Multimedia And Downloads
My Brief Encounter With A Genius
Spike and Milligan
Poke A Penguin
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Spikefest UK 2004
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And Finally

Date: Wed Feb 27 19:52:39 2002 GMT
Subject: Spike Milligan


I just heard on the news that Spike Milligan died today. Very sad news.

Spike and the Goon Show in particular have certainly been a major influence on me and whatever writing / drawing / nonsense I have done. The man was a genius.

Date: Wed Feb 27 21:13:49 2002 GMT

I am sad.

My Dad has named my daughter Jeni "Eccles" after some song about "Jennifer Eccles". But whenever he says "Eccles" I think about Mr Eccles Milligan.

Hope that he is at peace now.

Date: Thu Feb 28 12:29:37 2002 GMT

Yes. I heard the news break when I was on a very rare skive having a coffee and danish in the Café du Soleil.

I was brought up on the Goons songs record before I was old enough to listen to whole 30 minute shows. The Ying Tong Song, Bluebottle's Blues, I'm Walking Backwards To Christmas.

When I matured enough to appreciate the shows I listened to them so much I can still recite chunks of them:

What time is it, Eccles?
Erm, just a minute I got it written down on a piece of paper. A nice man wrote it down for me this morning.
It's writted 8 o'clock. But wait a minute. What if someone asks you the time, and it's not 8 o'clock?
Well, then, I won't show it to them.
Well, how will you know when it's 8 o'clock?
I got it written down on a piece of paper.

In fact Eccles and Bluebottle are still the only impressions I can do.

The first thing I did when I got my first tape recorder was stand it next to the record player and tape a Goon Show. Captain Clever strikes again.

I even wrote a Goon Show once, a 30-minute script in a Smiths exercise book, with pictures, which I then lost, mercifully, as it was cobbled together from jokes from a Hagar The Horrible comic book I got from Bourne Hall library.

And let us not forget the Book of Milliganimals. For me, one of the main purposes of parenthood is to have someone to read the Bald Twit Lion to.

Rave on Spike.

Date: Thu Feb 28 14:51:53 2002 GMT

In fact Eccles and Bluebottle are still the only impressions I can do

hmm are you sure about that?

you do a fairly good impression of rationality but as we all know you are not rational

Date: Sat Mar 2 15:02:23 2002 GMT

I'm afraid to say I don't really know much about Spike Milligan, except that I once bought a poetry book of his through school, and my mum was really cross, and thought it was a really silly book to have.
That made me read it even more.