Rick Parashar: he later produced albums by artists including Bon Jovi and Melissa Etheridge

Rick Parashar: Record producer whose work with Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains kick-started grunge

Pearl Jam’s seminal debut album ‘Ten’ became a landmark Seattle record second only to ‘Nevermind’

Earl Russell: ‘a very driven man who campaigned to make the world a better place’

Earl Russell: Champion of disabled rights whose successes included bringing about legislation regarding guide dogs

He secured special energy tariffs for those who, unable to get out, are hit with higher bills

Dame Julia Polak: in 2004 she announced that her team had succeeded in growing brain and lung tissue

Julia Margaret Polak: Scientist whose own heart-lung transplant inspired her to make breakthroughs in growing organs in the laboratory

Polak’s story inspired a novel, Intensive Care (2001), and a play, Change of Heart, by Rosemary Friedman, to raise funds

George Hamilton: ‘I accept that some folks think I’m bland,’ he said, ‘but I try to interpret songs which say something’

George Hamilton IV: Singer who began his career as a teen idol but became an international country star with a huge following in Britain

Hamilton became a household name in the UK, and the fact that he was often confused with the actor George Hamilton worked to his advantage

Angus Lennie as Shughie McFee in 1979

Angus Lennie: Actor best known as Ives the tunneller in The Great Escape and Shughie McFee the chef in Crossroads

Lennie presented a conciliatory image of Scotland and was an expert at invoking sympathy

Karoly Sandor: he missed out on the historic 6-3 and 7-1 wins over England

Karoly Sandor: Goalscoring winger whose skills helped Hungary become one of the greatest teams in football history

Sandor retired as one of the most revered of all Hungarian footballers

Crewe, right, sitting, and the bearded Frankie Valli, during a recording session in 1967

Bob Crewe: Songwriter and producer who became the driving force behind Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Crewe's track record rivalled Phil Spector's and yet he was unknown outside the industry

Penelope Niven: before she came late to writing she was a teacher in high school

Penelope Niven: Author who brought new attention to three cultural figures and co-wrote James Earl Jones's autobiography

Niven found her new calling by accident after visiting writer Carl Sandburg's home in the 1970s

Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw: she always sought to advance the cause of women’s education

Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw: Acclaimed mathematician who helped create Manchester Polytechnic and advised Margaret Thatcher

Ollerenshaw was one of the most illustrious Mancunians of her generation and never ceased to use her considerable talents to actively promote the education and advancement of women

Branning and June Brown in 'EastEnders': his illness was written into the series

John Bardon: Actor who rounded off a long career as villain and buffoon with a moving turn as Dot Cotton's 'EastEnders' husband

A burly, jolly comic actor with a touch of Dickensian London about him, John Bardon was equally adept at villainy as buffoonery, but trumped both at the end of his career with a moving, tender study in pathos.

Sample: 'I've been a solo pianist since I was six playing in my mama's living room for her after-church teas'

Joe Sample: Co-founder of jazz-rock trailblazers the Crusaders who co-wrote their 1979 worldwide hit 'Street Life'

An in-demand session player who wrote 'One Day I'll Fly Away', and contributor to classic albums like Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On

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Haines: 'He got under people's skin. He thought like the people he was trying to help'

David Haines: RAF engineer who became a highly respected aid worker but was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists

A family man who devoted himself to humanitarian work and was admired for his warmth with the refugees he met
Pinarello in 1951 in his 'maglia nera', which brought fame - and the money to found his bicycle empire

Nani Pinarello: Cyclist who made his name coming last in the Giro d'Italia then became one of the sport's foremost bicycle-builders

A professional racer who started building bicycles by hand and produced some of the best in the world

Yoshiko Yamaguchi: Actress who survived charges of treason in China and came to symbolise Japan's dreams of conquest

Star of films in Japan, China, and Hollywood who later became a member of parliament in Japan
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