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Sir Christopher Lee celebrates 92nd birthday, Releases Heavy Metal tribute
anglotopia ^ | May 29th, 2014

Posted on 05/30/2014 3:43:54 PM PDT by Perdogg

How would you spend your 92nd birthday? Would you record a heavy metal album? Well, that’s what Christopher Lee did. This year, he’s created an album of covers of various songs in a heavy metal style as a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote. It’s called “Metal Knight.”

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1 posted on 05/30/2014 3:43:54 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; fidelis; JDoutrider; Tax-chick; Altariel; Ann de IL; DollyCali; ...

ping


2 posted on 05/30/2014 3:45:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

God bless him! I have difficulty getting through the day without a nap!


3 posted on 05/30/2014 3:49:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

I have a Sherlock Holmes book in which the forward was written by Lee. I have since learned that he is considered an expert on Holmes.

He also portrayed him in film.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 3:53:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Perdogg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRSwo9bGHQ


5 posted on 05/30/2014 4:01:16 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Perdogg
I shall quote the Badass Of The Week entry rather than link it -

He's also a 6'5" tall world champion fencer, speaks six languages, does all of his own stunts, has participated in more on-screen sword fights than any actor in history, served for five years defending democracy from global fascism as a British Commando blowing the **** out of Nazi asses in World War II, and became the oldest person to ever record lead vocals on a heavy metal track when, at the age of 88, he wrote, performed on, and released a progressive symphonic power metal EP about the life of Charlemagne (because why the **** not?).

Happy birthday, Sir Christopher! Now please don't hurt me...

6 posted on 05/30/2014 4:01:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Darth Tyrannus Bookmark.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Billthedrill

Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge, Siegfried Farnon, and a zillion other roles) is a world-acknowledged expert on the English longbow. My library had his incredibly detailed books.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I had some wild friends ... we did some crazy things.)
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To: Perdogg

The record sounds cool. The “Toreador” cover is nice and ... bullish.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 4:13:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I had some wild friends ... we did some crazy things.)
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To: Perdogg

“Horror Express” classic, I just again last month.

Good Day and God bless, Mr Lee!


10 posted on 05/30/2014 4:16:24 PM PDT by CharleysPride
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To: CharleysPride

Scaramonger. Man With The Golden Gun


11 posted on 05/30/2014 4:17:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Perdogg
Ladies and gentlemen, the musical stylings of Rhapsody of Fire with Christopher Lee/Dracula/ Lord Summerisle/Francisco Scaramanga/Saruman/Count Dooku>
12 posted on 05/30/2014 4:20:05 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Tax-chick
"Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge, Siegfried Farnon, and a zillion other roles) is a world-acknowledged expert on the English longbow."

I read "Longbow: A Social and Military History" a couple of years ago. I thought it was a great book.

13 posted on 05/30/2014 4:20:32 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: MrEdd

That link made my day.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 4:22:29 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Perdogg

Christopher Lee - Peter Cushing - Hammer Films


15 posted on 05/30/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: CharleysPride

great call...and obscure.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 4:29:01 PM PDT by roofgoat
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To: Perdogg

He had to lose 40lbs in order to be in the latest Star Wars film.......


17 posted on 05/30/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What a great team: Lee and Cushing. I understand they were close friends as well as professional colleagues.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 4:46:29 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Flag_This

Massively researched and dense, but worth the effort. I think it’s great that a person with an enthusiasm like that can devote years to it and produce books that make their research accessible to everyone.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 4:48:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I had some wild friends ... we did some crazy things.)
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To: Billthedrill

Christopher Lee was also an RAF pilot (Hurricanes and P-51 Mustangs, No. Africa). In his book, roughly entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Gruesome”.

A real gentlemen and excellent speaker on “the theatre”. Met him years ago. Really an awesome person.

Count Duku; Lord Sauron. Just doesn’t get any better.

Happy Birthday Chris and many more healthy one. One of the “Greatest Generation” of English fighters.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 5:07:00 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Perdogg

When he did a guest host appearance on SNL years ago, he did one of the best opening monologues......

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/77/77omono.phtml


21 posted on 05/30/2014 5:11:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Maine Mariner
What a great team: Lee and Cushing. I understand they were close friends as well as professional colleagues.

That's what I read. Lee was younger than Cushing and was pretty hard hit when he died.

22 posted on 05/30/2014 5:15:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! I remember watching that when I was a kid back then.

Back when SNL used to be funny.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 5:45:08 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Christopher Lee - Peter Cushing - Hammer Films”

The best. I understand they were very good buds.

Freegards


24 posted on 05/30/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: RandallFlagg

LOL at Belushi as “The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave.”


25 posted on 05/30/2014 6:52:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tax-chick

I had no idea, thank you much FRiend!


26 posted on 05/30/2014 7:00:52 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Christopher Lee, Tall, Dark and Gruesome
http://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Lee-Tall-Dark-Gruesome/dp/1887664254


27 posted on 05/30/2014 7:38:29 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You mean “Saruman”. Christopher Lee did not supply the voice of Sauron.


28 posted on 05/30/2014 9:15:07 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ-vLZBiCNI

Christopher Lee Talks about Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.


29 posted on 05/30/2014 9:19:52 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Perdogg; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; KC_Lion; Bender2
How would you spend your 92nd birthday? Would you record a heavy metal album?

I wouldn't record one NOW (at 30). I listened to my cousin play the drums a couple years ago and my ear felt weird for 2 days. Nice to see the old man is staying active.

30 posted on 05/30/2014 10:51:25 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You’re welcome.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 2:41:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I had some wild friends ... we did some crazy things.)
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To: Impy

CHI forces a game 7; should be a FANTASTIC game.

I’ll have to stock up on Twinkies and butts.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 4:53:41 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: Billthedrill

They just don’t make them like Mr Lee anymore. Or is that Sir Christopher?


33 posted on 05/31/2014 6:04:20 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Go ‘Hawks!


34 posted on 05/31/2014 6:06:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Yes!!!


35 posted on 05/31/2014 6:08:18 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: MrEdd; Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; ...
Thanks, for the u-tube/post..Swordsman extraordinary
in a life of an actor; Happy 92nd Birthday, Sir Christopher Lee
SWORD PING!...

36 posted on 05/31/2014 7:03:15 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: GOPsterinMA; hockeyfan44

WAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeYVIWz99I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBc7yQXrP9c


37 posted on 05/31/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Raul Julia’s last movie. If you can find it, he did an HBO flick back in the 1980’s called “Florida Straights” - good stuff.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; NFHale

Lousy movie, Streetfighter, but great performance from Julia, chewing the scenery with gusto and making the peice of crap worth watching. Supposedly he knew he was dying and did the movie for his kids, who loved the Streetfighter video games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVzAMmpMra8

“Florida Straits” appears to be on you tube in it’s entirety, I’ll check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dU5TsnyyEw


39 posted on 05/31/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; NFHale

Si. E si.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 8:47:25 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: roofgoat

Trains, Russians, and Chris Lee.

Can’t get much creepier than that!


41 posted on 05/31/2014 2:17:07 PM PDT by CharleysPride (aut numquid tute es legere me translate)
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To: yarddog

He is a very brilliant, very deeply educated man. Sort of an English Charlton Heston.....

He was great a few years ago as Johnny Depp’s dentist father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....


42 posted on 05/31/2014 2:34:53 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

I understand that he reads Lord of the Rings each year, still today....he had wanted to play Saruman for many years before the opportunity actually arrived.


43 posted on 05/31/2014 2:36:20 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Impy; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; KC_Lion; Bender2

God bless him, he’s a great actor...

Best “Dracula” ever!


44 posted on 06/02/2014 6:36:07 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; KC_Lion; Bender2

“God bless him, he’s a great actor...”

Yep.

“Best “Dracula” ever!”

Better than Lugosi? Ehhh... I might have to disagree.


45 posted on 06/02/2014 12:25:02 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; NFHale; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; KC_Lion; Bender2
RE “Best “Dracula” ever!”
Better than Lugosi? Ehhh... I might have to disagree.”

I never liked his original 1930s movie Dracula.
Always seemed like too low quality.

I liked him in a number of other movies, especially as Egor in Ghost of Frankenstein.

His role as Dracula in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948 was probably the peak of his career, most people saw him as Dracula in it.
He got many good lines in that.

In the 1950s his roles got worse and worse and he deteriorated and died during 'Plan 9 from...'

46 posted on 06/02/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: GOPsterinMA

Bela Lugosi’s dead.


47 posted on 06/02/2014 1:13:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I know that!


48 posted on 06/02/2014 1:17:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; KC_Lion; Bender2

Good points.

I submit Gary Oldman, in Coppola’s version of Dracula, was the best “one-off” actor performance of Dracula.


49 posted on 06/02/2014 1:20:07 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Ah, I see you’re not a fan of Goth Music.


50 posted on 06/02/2014 1:20:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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