• Charlie Richardson dies at 78, former gangster featured on Your Arsenal tour imagery

    Charlie Richardson: Rival gangster of The Krays dies - BBC News
    Former London gangster Charlie Richardson has died at the age of 78.



    Morrissey used an image of Charlie Richardson on the Your Arsenal inner sleeve and also as a backdrop and on tour merchandise on the Your Arsenal tour (scan of Your Arsenal tour program cover from Vulgar Picture):

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Book of Condolence Thread started by Kewpie View original post
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    1. MozAngeles818's Avatar
      MozAngeles818 -
      sad to hear...
      If anyone doesn't know his life story about himself and his gang, you're missing out :P
      Fascinating
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      lowlife thug and torturer. No great loss
    1. billybu69's Avatar
      billybu69 -
      No I don't really no the story, just what I saw in the paper famous for using six inch nails to nail his victims to the floor before torturing them? that's sad to hear..
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by billybu69 View Post
      No I don't really no the story, just what I saw in the paper famous for using six inch nails to nail his victims to the floor before torturing them? that's sad to hear..
      it is spelled "know".
    1. Johnson's Avatar
      Johnson -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      lowlife thug and torturer. No great loss
      Morrissey used him to further his career. Horrible. Not into that.
    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      Good.
    1. billybu69's Avatar
      billybu69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      it is spelled "know".
      What is?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Welcome aboard friend... Michael Collins
    1. Kewpie's Avatar
      Kewpie -
      Quote Originally Posted by billybu69 View Post
      No I don't really no the story, just what I saw in the paper famous for using six inch nails to nail his victims to the floor before torturing them? that's sad to hear..
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      it is spelled "know".
      Quote Originally Posted by billybu69 View Post
      What is?
      You don't remember what you wrote earlier?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      It's just struck me for the first time that this image has an echo of the Years of Refusal cover.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      lowlife thug and torturer. No great loss
      This.
      Will be just another excuse for people like Barbara Windsor to glorify past actions..... the usual cliches..... ''they never harmed women or children....''
    1. billybu69's Avatar
      billybu69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kewpie View Post
      You don't remember what you wrote earlier?
      Yes Kewpie, I knew what was meant, I was just baiting the sad lot.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Come on now - They only hurt their own kind.
    1. celibate's Avatar
      celibate -
      Got a t shirt with tour dates and this pic, white, but no green innit bit purple around nicholson and the kid USA 1992

      [thx J.P.]

      all the 50/60's gone, lyricwise

      only Moors murderes Myra Hindley , but she will die in prison as her partner in crime

      Thatcher and the Queen Mother and Charles survived [they're criminal in historic point of vieuw]
    1. hand in glove's Avatar
      hand in glove -
      Quote Originally Posted by celibate View Post
      Got a t shirt with tour dates and this pic, white, but no green innit bit purple around nicholson and the kid USA 1992

      [thx J.P.]

      all the 50/60's gone, lyricwise

      only Moors murderes Myra Hindley , but she will die in prison as her partner in crime

      Thatcher and the Queen Mother and Charles survived [they're criminal in historic point of vieuw]
      Didn't Hindley die in 2002 or 03?

      I didn't know anything about this man, but the six inch nails creep me out!!

      And whoever pointed out the resemblance to the cover of YoR...it does remind me of this photo!!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by celibate View Post

      only Moors murderes Myra Hindley , but she will die in prison as her partner in crime

      Thatcher and the Queen Mother and Charles survived [they're criminal in historic point of vieuw]
      Clueless mindless drivel. Even for you, Celibate.

      Just because your daft mind thinks it, doesn't make it true. Get someone with a grain of reality to peer review your posts in future.
    1. MIDNITE's Avatar
      MIDNITE -
      Quote Originally Posted by hand in glove View Post
      Didn't Hindley die in 2002 or 03?
      The Moors murderer Myra Hindley died in hospital aged 60 - Friday 15 November 2002 18.01 GMT after suffering respiratory failure.

      She was taken to West Suffolk hospital at Bury St Edmunds with a suspected heart attack.

      Hindley, a chain smoker, had experienced ill-health for much of her 36 years behind bars, suffering from angina, suspected strokes and osteoporosis.

      Brady, now 64, is currently being held at the high security Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside, where he is on hunger strike and being fed through a plastic tube.

      He has failed in several legal attempts to be allowed to starve himself to death.

      Pauline Read was the first child to suffer at the hands of Brady and Hindley's. The 16-year-old vanished on July 12 1963 on her way to a disco near her home in Gorton, Manchester.

      John Kilbride vanished four months after Pauline - He was lured up on to the moor, sexually assaulted and murdered.

      The next victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, has never been discovered. He vanished after leaving his home in Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester on June 16 1964.

      Lesley Ann Downey was murdered on Boxing Day, 1964. The 10-year-old - was enticed from a fairground to the house Hindley shared with her grandmother in Hattersley.
      In Hindley's bedroom, she was stripped, sexually abused and tortured as they forced her to pose for pornographic photographs.
      The harrowing attack was recorded on audio tape by Hindley. The tape lasted 16 minutes 21 seconds.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      "used an image of Charlie Richardson as a backdrop on the Your Arsenal tour and also the tour merchandise"?
      Errr...Did you forget it was actually used in the Your Arsenal CD booklet/LP inner sleeve as well? Or did you just download the album off your mate?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      It's just struck me for the first time that this image has an echo of the Years of Refusal cover.
      Yeah, I noticed that too and commented somewhere back in 2009. I also noticed that Huggies may have used the idea as well. Have you seen the commerical where "Dads" play with their babies to test the durability of the diapers? (One "Dad" looks like he's even taking a sniff, ewwww!) Well, the print ad for that campaign was very reminiscent to the Years of Refusal cover.
    1. davidt's Avatar
      davidt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      "used an image of Charlie Richardson as a backdrop on the Your Arsenal tour and also the tour merchandise"?
      Errr...Did you forget it was actually used in the Your Arsenal CD booklet/LP inner sleeve as well? Or did you just download the album off your mate?
      Noted - thanks.