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Started by Spontu on Jan 25, 2020 5:09:22 PM
How Tall was Kenneth McKellar?

Was it ever established? The nearest thing to a measurementI can remember was:

2xKenneth McKellar = 2.4xMoira Anderson

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Spontu - 25 Jan 2020 17:13:12 (#1 of 50)

I have found this curious page:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kenneth_McKel
lar_(singer)

Spontu - 25 Jan 2020 17:16:48 (#2 of 50)

‘His height is unknown.’

(Collapse of stout party)

ReverendBlueJeans - 25 Jan 2020 17:33:24 (#3 of 50)

He's deid and now so are both Alexander Brothers. They shall remain collectively, qualitatively tall in our hearts and memories.

Spontu - 25 Jan 2020 17:54:59 (#4 of 50)

Michty me!

Moira Anderson is still chirruping a cheery tune is she no?

https://sco.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moira_Anderson

uranrising - 26 Jan 2020 00:01:25 (#5 of 50)

If you read the wiki entry carefully, then, no.

Catspyjamas17 - 26 Jan 2020 07:35:45 (#6 of 50)

He looks over 6ft to me.

RosyLovelady - 26 Jan 2020 08:45:36 (#7 of 50)

He was taller than I was when I met him fleetingly in 1987.

Spontu - 26 Jan 2020 13:14:22 (#8 of 50)

But you are petite, Rosy

browserbutton - 26 Jan 2020 15:03:48 (#9 of 50)

What about Andy Stewart, in the altitude stakes?

TommyDGNR8 - 26 Jan 2020 15:37:52 (#10 of 50)

I've got a photo of my dad with Andy Stewart. They look much the same height, so 5'7" or thereabouts.

That said, it's only head-and-shoulders, so my dad might be standing on a box...

ReverendBlueJeans - 28 Jan 2020 15:43:50 (#11 of 50)

We have an answer.

First, we have Tommy's post above. Andy Stewart was around five foot seven.

Now, see the photie at the top of this story;

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/apr/12/kenn
eth-mckellar-obituary


This puts the McKellerator at not much over five foot nine.

It is somehow troubling.

HouseOfLametta - 28 Jan 2020 16:12:06 (#12 of 50)

What a handsome duo.

Spontu - 29 Jan 2020 21:51:32 (#13 of 50)

“Naw, he’s well over six foot!”

ReverendBlueJeans - 30 Jan 2020 17:09:40 (#14 of 50)

Look at the picture, laddie. That is inarguable, objective, empirical evidence, that is.

Unless, of course, Andy Stewart is standing on a box.

HouseOfLametta - 30 Jan 2020 17:12:59 (#15 of 50)

Possibly containing his money.

JohnIlly - 30 Jan 2020 17:22:45 (#16 of 50)

If you know the height of aeroplane steps you can work it out from this picture: https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/kenneth-mckellar-scottish-singer-who-represented-the-united-kingdom-at-the-eurovision-song-contest-1966-he-is-pictured-here-with-his-wife-heddy-setting-off-to-luxembourg-mckellar-came-9th-in-the-competition-with-the-song-a-man-without-love-898942a

ReverendBlueJeans - 14 Jul 2021 23:03:40 (#17 of 50)

If we knew his true height it would open up many other areas of knowledge: dark matter, the lost chord, Shergar...

guigal - 15 Jul 2021 14:42:53 (#18 of 50)

The voice is huge.

https://youtu.be/JVFgTTDulqI

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Nov 2021 14:59:52 (#19 of 50)

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/apr/12/kenn
eth-mckellar-obituary


The pic accompanying this grudging and curmudgeonly Graun obit of the McKellarator suggests the following, where H = Height.

H(Kenneth McKellar) = H(Andy Stewart) + 2 inches.

All we need to do now is find out the height of Andy Stewart and correct or the thickness of shoe soles and socks.

TommyDGNR8 - 24 Nov 2021 15:05:08 (#20 of 50)

Didn't we have this conversation about ten posts ago?

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