George Best Dead at 59


George Best, the titan of Manchester-United, the hard-living Joe DiMaggio of Footballers, has passed.

This obituary comes from the BBC

(extravagant thanks to Our Man in London, Richard Gibson, for this image)

6 comments:

swac said...

It's funny, I was thinking about posting this too, but it kinda slipped through the cracks. Obviously a major loss for UK sports fans. When I heard the news, I instantly put on my copy of the album "George Best" by English hyper guitar pop band The Wedding Present. Seemed like the appropriate thing to do...plus its the kind of relentlessly upbeat music I need right now.

huskermould said...

I thought he could be better compared to the hard drinking Mickey Mantle.

Richard Gibson said...

Thanks Stephen.

'George Best' is a good album. Haven't listened to that in years. Might have to dig that out now...

swac said...

I got the CD...it's got nearly twice as many songs on it!

Of course, they still all sound the same.

Richard Gibson said...

I'm sure they all do sound alike and all come in well under 3 minutes as well. Did you ever get their Ukranian Folk Songs 10" EP?

swac said...

Yep, I've got that on vinyl, and the follow-up CD by The Ukranians.

You could say I'm an afficianado (I've seen them twice in concert too).

"Too much apple pie..."