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Title: RIP- musicians
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on May 21, 2012, 03:56:03 PM
How sad to hear of the death of Robin Gibb :'( He had such a talent for song crafting and songs such as "New York mining disaster are in my opinion one of the greatest folk songs of modern times.

C x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Peter Taylor on May 21, 2012, 04:58:56 PM

How sad to hear of the death of Robin Gibb :'( He had such a talent for song crafting and songs such as "New York mining disaster are in my opinion one of the greatest folk songs of modern times.

C x


Very true - such a pity they will be mainly mainly for the Saturday Night Fever rubbish

Unfortunately I cant hear the Bee Gees without remembering Kenny Everett's "Massive Chew Sets"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on May 21, 2012, 05:01:20 PM
Despite his fame, Robin never seemed to be affected by it. To me he always seemed to come across as a bloke who I would have enjoyed having as a friend. A straight forward and natural fellah... RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 21, 2012, 06:14:23 PM
It's ironic that the song Stayin' Alive is used to keep time when giving someone chest compressions for First Aid  ::)

I loved the Bee Gees disco stuff - You Should Be Dancing is awesome and always fills a dance floor (which is what dance music is all about after all!) so I don't think it's an issue if that's all they're remembered for. Probably better that, than wearing tight white jeans  :-X

Apparently they loved the Kenny Everett sketch  ;D even though they didn't appreciate Clive Anderson's ribbing (they walked out of his show).

I miss Kenny Everett  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on May 21, 2012, 09:01:12 PM

I miss Kenny Everett  :(


Me too - he was required viewing back in the early 1980s and if they were to repeat his shows now I bet they'd stand the test of time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on May 22, 2012, 01:21:46 AM
Can't say I was ever a fan of the BGs. Some good songs, but oh my word, I couldn't stand the voices! Sad of course that Robin Gibb has died at such a relatively young age.  Does anyone remember the Hee Bee Gee Bees?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on May 22, 2012, 08:12:36 AM
Thanks for that - Meaningful Songs Sung In High Voices (With a Thousand Violins) will be streaming through my head all day now.
Loved the Bee Gees and their harmonies from the first hearing of New York Mining Disaster in 1967. They were a major part of the soundtrack to that period with Words, Massachusetts, To Love Somebody etc. Its a shame that their back catalogue has never been released properly, including Robin's solo stuff. A few of the albums contained a fair share of fillers, but on the other hand there were some gems that didn't see the light of day as singles.
Its a shame that perceptions of their image and issues in dealing with the media spotlight got in the way of the appreciation of their talents.
I agree that Robin came across as a decent and nice chap and he certainly got involved with a lot of deserving causes. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 22, 2012, 09:41:12 AM

Can't say I was ever a fan of the BGs. Some good songs, but oh my word, I couldn't stand the voices! Sad of course that Robin Gibb has died at such a relatively young age.  Does anyone remember the Hee Bee Gee Bees?


'Meaningless songs, in very high voices,
With a thousand viloins.'

A bit unkind, but funny at the time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David VB on May 22, 2012, 09:47:40 AM
Robin Gibb was the first person to agree to become a patron of Festival Spirit.  Sadly he fell ill before he could get too involved. From th ereputation he had here in Oxfordshire he would have done a wonderful job.

Always found them to be one of those groups I liked far more than I realised. Listening again to the greatest hits, there were many great pop songs over a very long period of time. If Martin Carthy covered them, they had to be good!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on May 22, 2012, 10:11:15 AM


Can't say I was ever a fan of the BGs. Some good songs, but oh my word, I couldn't stand the voices! Sad of course that Robin Gibb has died at such a relatively young age.  Does anyone remember the Hee Bee Gee Bees?


'Meaningless songs, in very high voices,
With a thousand viloins.'

A bit unkind, but funny at the time.


They featured Angus Deayton, who wrote the lyrics,  I have the album somewhere. Are Trains Electric?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) on May 22, 2012, 10:55:02 AM
Perhaps this will remind some of you how wonderful his songs were  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCRqAzCevsY&feature=related

C x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 22, 2012, 03:24:50 PM
I attended a recording of a "modern" - i.e. pop music - Nativity programme in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral way back in the late 60s (church youth club trip).  Trendy vicars much in evidence.

Anyway, the Bee Gees mimed their hit "World" (and I think another song), Sir Bernard Miles and Kenny Everett (and others) provided various readings; I think Roger McGough was involved in some capacity...

Robin Gibb dropped a handkerchief & one of the girls in our party nabbed it.  

Personally, I don't like most of what the Bee Gees did after "Jive Talkin", but I've always admired their songwriting talents.

RIP Robin - as others have said, one of the good guys.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on May 23, 2012, 07:21:43 PM
Well, I agree with all that, though I haven't really enjoyed much Bee-Gees music since, well, 1941 I suppose, when the Mining Disaster was.

Sad to see Donna Summer is gone, too. I know that electronic dance music isn't a big thing on an acoustic music forum, but she was a true innovator.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on May 25, 2012, 02:31:57 PM
Nights on Broadway, First of May, Spirits Having Flown, Words... I have a sneaky respect for The Brothers Gibb


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on May 30, 2012, 07:54:21 AM
Doc Watson  :(

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html?_r=1


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 30, 2012, 08:51:32 AM
Yes, on today's news. Another great folkn'bluesman gone.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on May 30, 2012, 09:20:52 AM
How odd on the USA obit to see him referred to as 'Mr' Watson. I have had his 'Good Deal' album since it came out, Peach Pickin' time in Georgia etc.

Ironic that he said, if he hadn't gone blind, he would happily have been a motor mechanic!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on May 30, 2012, 10:12:20 AM

Doc Watson  :(

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html?_r=1


Oh bum. Not entirely unexpected but still a shame and a great loss. All my bluegrass heroes are dying :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on June 02, 2012, 12:35:32 PM
There's a good tribute to Doc Watson here -

http://www.mixcloud.com/folkradiouk/the-mountains-and-the-doc-a-tribute-to-doc-watson/



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nuthouse on June 04, 2012, 06:42:31 PM
This one (http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Hundreds-attend-final-farewell-for-Doc-Watson-id-008032) from the Watauga Democrat left me with a lump in my throat.

Doc looked very frail at MerleFest in April but, as ever, had everyone enthralled - he will be very sadly missed


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on June 08, 2012, 08:43:11 AM
And sadly Bob Welch also:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18363214


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on June 08, 2012, 08:49:47 AM

And sadly Bob Welch also:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18363214


yanks and guns, not always a good combination


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on June 09, 2012, 11:58:52 PM
That's Bob Welch. Bob Weston and Bob Brunning of Fleetwood Mac all gone in the past few months.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ThomA on June 17, 2012, 11:32:14 AM
Crikey. I didn't know Bob Brunning had also died. Really gutted about Welch (and Weston to a lesser extent) - the mid-period Mac contains some of my favourites. In my more contrary moments, I'll say Future Games is my favourite of their LPs, though the title track will always be a top five of their complete catalogue no matter my mood. Weston also made some fine, fine guitar work, my favourite being The City. The interplay between the two Bobs on that is magic.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on June 17, 2012, 06:43:33 PM
A man killed after a stage collapsed ahead of a Radiohead concert in Canada has been named as Scott Johnson, a drum technician, from South Yorkshire. He worked with several bands and was well-liked.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on July 16, 2012, 06:11:43 PM
Just got the very sad news that Deep Purple keyboard legend Jon Lord died today after a long illness...it was a privilege to see his masterwork Deep Purple's Concerto For Group and Orchestra re-enacted in 1999 at The Royal Albert Hall, one of the most memorable concerts I've ever been to...RIP Jon !



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on July 16, 2012, 06:15:23 PM
Very sad news.  One of the great rock keyboardists...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 16, 2012, 06:19:06 PM
A very sad loss of a great talent.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on July 16, 2012, 06:19:33 PM
How sad. I was never a great fan of Deep Purple, but Mr Lord was certainly a great keyboard player.

RIP Jon.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on July 16, 2012, 06:23:13 PM
I know he had been ill.....RIP to the man responsible for a substantial loss of my hearing over a 48 hour span (I seem to recall), and whose talent made me a huge fan of all things Hammond organ as the years have gone by. He really was a superb musician and seemed like such a decent guy to boot.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on July 16, 2012, 06:25:15 PM
Sad to hear this. He was 1/5 of what was probably one of the greatest rock bands ever. Everyone of my age could come out with the classic lineup of Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice/Blackmoor. I think my old vinyl copy of made in japan will be out tonight.

Am glad at least that I got to see them live.

RIP Jon


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on July 16, 2012, 06:29:29 PM
Very sad news. His keyboards were an absolutely essential part of the classic Deep Purple sound -  and he always came over as an incredibly nice guy in interviews, too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on July 16, 2012, 06:46:08 PM
A great solo in this to remember him by. Space Truckin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KZ-lSTlUnfA


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick the Stick on July 16, 2012, 06:55:37 PM
Never a Deep Purple fan, but loved classic era Whitesnake.
Saw them live several times, great shame.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on July 16, 2012, 07:05:53 PM
Actually one of my favorites featuring him is First Day Jam...which appeared on the Who Do We Think We Are remaster from a few years back....just him, Paice and Blackmore on bass. One could hear his ability in that one, on top of all the other usual places-Space Truckin, the intro to Lazy, the classical technique worked into Highway Star....great stuff. I loved hat unlike his contemporaries he did very little noodling around with synths and piano....he will always be the Hammond guy to me


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 16, 2012, 07:07:01 PM
I was a huge Purple fan in my yoof  :( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409 some of my best times involved their music...

RIP Mr Lord


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on July 16, 2012, 07:09:03 PM
Machine Head was their -and his - finest work and it would never have been the monster it was without Jon.

I'll raise a glass of red to him tonight.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 16, 2012, 07:14:38 PM
Have just heard about Jon Lord. Very sad. I liked Purple when I was growing up but of more significance to me at the time was a record that I picked up for peanuts on a market stall in Croydon when I was about 12. "First Of The Big Bands" was an album Jon Lord made with the late Tony Ashton in about 1974. Hardly anyone has ever heard of it and it sank without trace but I loved it from the moment I first heard it and I love it still having worn out two vinyl copies and finally acquired a digital download. I also liked the follow up which brought Ian Paice into the band.

Kudos to Mr Lord too for coaxing Annifrid Lyngstad out of retirement a few years ago for her last recorded vocal to date and the only one in English for more than 20 years.

He was by all accounts a gentleman and a great and influential musician.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on July 16, 2012, 07:59:48 PM
I was a bit young to appreciate Deep Purple first time round but did see them on the Perfect Strangers tour and also saw Jon with Whitesnake round about the same time. Definitely one of my favourite keyboard players so this is very sad news. Just listening to his playing on Child in Time - sublime.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on July 16, 2012, 08:08:58 PM
I think the second gig I ever saw was Deep Purple in 1972 (the first being Led Zeppelin the year before). Two great shows to start with . I saw Jon performing his Concerto for Group & orchestra at Liverpool Phil a couple of years ago - which was really good when heard live with a proper orchestra. He will be sadly missed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on July 16, 2012, 08:30:12 PM

POsted in the "celebrities " thread already  - but gutted. One of my earliest heroes.

Machine Head on this very minute as I write...............


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on July 16, 2012, 09:08:17 PM
Bob Babbit, Motown's understudy for james jamerson popped his clogs today as well, he managed a fair old list of hits on which he played, nevertheless
seemed like a decent bloke from the "Standing in the shadows of motown" film.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on July 16, 2012, 11:00:28 PM

Have just heard about Jon Lord. Very sad. I liked Purple when I was growing up but of more significance to me at the time was a record that I picked up for peanuts on a market stall in Croydon when I was about 12. "First Of The Big Bands" was an album Jon Lord made with the late Tony Ashton in about 1974. Hardly anyone has ever heard of it and it sank without trace but I loved it from the moment I first heard it and I love it still having worn out two vinyl copies and finally acquired a digital download. I also liked the follow up which brought Ian Paice into the band.




I also picked up a second-hand copy of First of the Big Bands when I was in my teens and still love it. Sadly, only got to see Jon Lord live once - with Whitesnaks in 81


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on July 17, 2012, 08:08:46 AM

Have just heard about Jon Lord. Very sad. I liked Purple when I was growing up but of more significance to me at the time was a record that I picked up for peanuts on a market stall in Croydon when I was about 12. "First Of The Big Bands" was an album Jon Lord made with the late Tony Ashton in about 1974. Hardly anyone has ever heard of it and it sank without trace but I loved it from the moment I first heard it and I love it still having worn out two vinyl copies and finally acquired a digital download. I also liked the follow up which brought Ian Paice into the band.

Kudos to Mr Lord too for coaxing Annifrid Lyngstad out of retirement a few years ago for her last recorded vocal to date and the only one in English for more than 20 years.

He was by all accounts a gentleman and a great and influential musician.


It's that realisation of age thing again as your musical icons disappear. Deep Purple at Free Trade Hall Manc, 71/2 ish (yes that's 40 yrs and a lifetime ago) is one of my seminal gigs, and the loudest. He was so much more than a keyboard player in the background. His solos hit you in the chest.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on July 17, 2012, 08:11:22 AM

Bob Babbitt, Motown's understudy for james jamerson popped his clogs today as well, he managed a fair old list of hits on which he played, nevertheless seemed like a decent bloke from the "Standing in the shadows of motown" film.


Good call Jim. Jon Lord is the one who (probably rightly) is getting all the attention. Bob may have "only" been a session musician, but oh boy, what a musician.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on July 17, 2012, 11:32:44 AM
Jon Lord was one of my teenage heroes - his keyboard playing took Purple out of being just another rock band and into the big league.  RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on July 17, 2012, 11:42:33 AM

It's that realisation of age thing again as your musical icons disappear.


It's more the manner of their going that brings home the age thing - years ago, rock musicians died of drug overdoses or choking on their own vomit - now, it's natural causes, heart attacks, cancer etc. Many of the heroes of our youth are now quite old men - what does that make us?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 17, 2012, 12:02:43 PM

what does that make us?


Remarkably well preserved?  ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 17, 2012, 12:10:01 PM


Have just heard about Jon Lord. Very sad. I liked Purple when I was growing up but of more significance to me at the time was a record that I picked up for peanuts on a market stall in Croydon when I was about 12. "First Of The Big Bands" was an album Jon Lord made with the late Tony Ashton in about 1974. Hardly anyone has ever heard of it and it sank without trace but I loved it from the moment I first heard it and I love it still having worn out two vinyl copies and finally acquired a digital download. I also liked the follow up which brought Ian Paice into the band.




I also picked up a second-hand copy of First of the Big Bands when I was in my teens and still love it.


Very slightly off topic but I only noticed for the first time last night when listening to the album in homage to Mr Lord that Jerry Donahue plays on it. I'm betting that is him playing slide on the wonderful Celebration. Also Pat Donaldson whose work will be familiar to many here.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Big Martin on July 17, 2012, 01:22:01 PM
My first "proper" gig was Deep Purple at the Colston Hall - late 1970 IIRC. Came out with my ears throbbing but I always had a soft spot for them, even when I moved on in taste. RIP Jon - one of the "greats".


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bigredsteve55 (Steve Bennett) on July 17, 2012, 02:38:25 PM
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so sad to hear the news of Jon Lord, one of the greatest exponents of the Hammond Organ IMHO.

Deep Purple 'In Rock' currently playing on my PC with a large JD being raised in repect.

Steve


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on August 14, 2012, 12:09:20 PM
The legendary Carlo Curley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19250242


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on August 14, 2012, 05:39:05 PM

The legendary Carlo Curley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19250242

all organists at the mom, keith emerson and rick wakeman need to be worried


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on August 15, 2012, 08:09:34 AM
Sorry if this has already been posted, but I learnt at Cropredy that Lol Coxhill died last month.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/11/lol-coxhill

I believe Lol was one of very few musicians to have played with both Jimi Hendrix and Tommy Cooper.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tullist/raymond on August 16, 2012, 07:50:43 PM
I know jazz music is a rare player around here, but I will damn sure be acknowledging its masters when they pass, particularly when they are from Chicago. Von Freeman, a guy who turned down the opportunity to be the guy who replaced Sonny Rollins in the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles then went for a gentleman named John Coltrane, a player in one of the earlier versions of Sun Ra's Arkestra, and a constant presence in Chicago at the New Apartment Lounge, foregoing greater fame to remain a consistent presence in his home city. Also one of a list of students of what must nearly be a music teacher without peer, Captain Walter Dyett at Du Sable High School, recommend a wiki job on that guy for any with an interest in jazz music, the list of people under his baton is truly staggering, and including people non jazz fans will know, re Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and the comedian Redd Foxx. Also the Father of Chico Freeman, one of adventurous players in the music over the past 40 years. I am sure his passing will be well acknowledged in a couple weeks at the free Chicago Jazz Fest #32, in the city that loved him back. Vonski!
http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/14466939-421/chicago-jazz-icon-von-freeman-dead-at-88-walked-tuff-to-the-end.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on August 17, 2012, 12:03:46 AM

I know jazz music is a rare player around here, but I will damn sure be acknowledging its masters when they pass, particularly when they are from Chicago. Von Freeman, a guy who turned down the opportunity to be the guy who replaced Sonny Rollins in the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles then went for a gentleman named John Coltrane, a player in one of the earlier versions of Sun Ra's Arkestra, and a constant presence in Chicago at the New Apartment Lounge, foregoing greater fame to remain a consistent presence in his home city. Also one of a list of students of what must nearly be a music teacher without peer, Captain Walter Dyett at Du Sable High School, recommend a wiki job on that guy for any with an interest in jazz music, the list of people under his baton is truly staggering, and including people non jazz fans will know, re Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and the comedian Redd Foxx. Also the Father of Chico Freeman, one of adventurous players in the music over the past 40 years. I am sure his passing will be well acknowledged in a couple weeks at the free Chicago Jazz Fest #32, in the city that loved him back. Vonski!
http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/14466939-421/chicago-jazz-icon-von-freeman-dead-at-88-walked-tuff-to-the-end.html

Oh yikes... RIP Vonski.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2012, 02:28:10 AM
Bob Birch, Elton John's longstanding bassplayer, 56, apparently a suicide.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on August 19, 2012, 02:11:15 PM
Hearing reports that Scott MacKenzie has passed away. No confirmation on BBC site as of yet.

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Scott-McKenzie.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 19, 2012, 02:14:17 PM

Hearing reports that Scott MacKenzie has passed away. No confirmation on BBC site as of yet.

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Scott-McKenzie.html
it's on his Wikipedia entry. Shame - I'm a big fan of his voice  :( RIP Scott


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on August 19, 2012, 02:22:51 PM


Hearing reports that Scott MacKenzie has passed away. No confirmation on BBC site as of yet.

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Scott-McKenzie.html
it's on his Wikipedia entry. Shame - I'm a big fan of his voice  :( RIP Scott


Yes, he was one of the sounds of 1967, peace, love and and all that stuff we believed in.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 20, 2012, 08:46:19 AM

Bob Birch, Elton John's longstanding bassplayer, 56, apparently a suicide.


How sad.  Btw, for fans: RAdio2 are repeating Elton John's 2007 concert on Thursday this week.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ian_ on August 22, 2012, 10:59:13 AM



Hearing reports that Scott MacKenzie has passed away. No confirmation on BBC site as of yet.

http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Scott-McKenzie.html
it's on his Wikipedia entry. Shame - I'm a big fan of his voice  :( RIP Scott


Yes, he was one of the sounds of 1967, peace, love and and all that stuff we believed in.


 Thank you Scott (and John Phillips too)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bch1_Ep5M1s


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on August 22, 2012, 11:50:35 AM


Bob Birch, Elton John's longstanding bassplayer, 56, apparently a suicide.


How sad.  Btw, for fans: RAdio2 are repeating Elton John's 2007 concert on Thursday this week.


Sad indeed. And it's 20 years since his original bass player Dee Murray died.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick the Stick on September 01, 2012, 02:31:30 PM
Max Bygraves.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19450696
I saw him live, in Torquay, in the sixties.
DM played on some of his SingalongaMax albums.
Honest.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 01, 2012, 05:28:38 PM

I saw him live, in Torquay, in the sixties.

So did I. At the Princess Theatre.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on September 01, 2012, 11:30:26 PM
Hal David:-

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/arts/music/hal-david-oscar-and-grammy-winning-songwriter-is-dead-at-91.html

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dave.P on September 04, 2012, 12:25:54 AM

Hal David:-

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/arts/music/hal-david-oscar-and-grammy-winning-songwriter-is-dead-at-91.html

Jules


Gosh I never thought of Hal David leaving us .. I hope there are enough new writers to fill the space he leaves behind..  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 04, 2012, 09:27:35 AM


Hal David:-

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/arts/music/hal-david-oscar-and-grammy-winning-songwriter-is-dead-at-91.html

Jules


Gosh I never thought of Hal David leaving us .. I hope there are enough new writers to fill the space he leaves behind..  :'(


he was 91, everybody dies, get over it


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on September 04, 2012, 09:40:53 AM

he was 91, everybody dies, get over it


Feeling full of joi de vivre today, Jim?   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on September 04, 2012, 09:52:47 AM
Perhaps he accidentally caught Wh*spering B*b on the radio...and he's still not quite recovered his equilibrium?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 04, 2012, 10:17:09 AM


he was 91, everybody dies, get over it


Feeling full of joi de vivre today, Jim?   ;)

Jules

tickety boo, chaps


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on September 04, 2012, 10:30:54 AM
Can't say I was a huge fan of Starship - to be honest I'd never heard of this guitarist - but it's still sad news especially as he was only 46

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/starship-guitarist-mark-abrahamian-dies-at-46/



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Cutts on September 07, 2012, 07:51:50 PM
R.I.P.  Joe South.   I've got two of his songs as cover versions, Hush by Deep Purple, and Down In The Boondocks by Ry Cooder.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 07, 2012, 09:24:00 PM

R.I.P.  Joe South.   I've got two of his songs as cover versions, Hush by Deep Purple, and Down In The Boondocks by Ry Cooder.

you haven't got "polk salad annie" by the king? or "rainy night in georgia"? for shame
and" rooseveldt and ira lee" was always a big favourite of mine
he wrote some great songs, RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 07, 2012, 10:04:50 PM


R.I.P.  Joe South.   I've got two of his songs as cover versions, Hush by Deep Purple, and Down In The Boondocks by Ry Cooder.

you haven't got "polk salad annie" by the king? or "rainy night in georgia"? for shame
and" rooseveldt and ira lee" was always a big favourite of mine
he wrote some great songs, RIP



Weren't they by Tony Joe White, Jim?*
 ::)

*they were.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 07, 2012, 10:15:59 PM



R.I.P.  Joe South.   I've got two of his songs as cover versions, Hush by Deep Purple, and Down In The Boondocks by Ry Cooder.

you haven't got "polk salad annie" by the king? or "rainy night in georgia"? for shame
and" rooseveldt and ira lee" was always a big favourite of mine
he wrote some great songs, RIP



Weren't they by Tony Joe White, Jim?*
 ::)

*they were.

oh s**t :-[



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 08, 2012, 12:14:34 PM

Weren't they by Tony Joe White, Jim?*
 ::)

*they were.

oh s**t :-[

[/quote]

*runs away, cackling*  ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ian_ on September 08, 2012, 07:58:53 PM

R.I.P.  Joe South.   I've got two of his songs as cover versions, Hush by Deep Purple, and Down In The Boondocks by Ry Cooder.


 Joe South's original version of "Hush" is top-class!  :)

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kisv8SYugQk


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 04, 2012, 10:00:05 AM
Big Jim Sullivan who played on a vast number of records that have become the fabric of our lives. I read a fascinating interview with him just a couple of months back. He played on so many huge hits that he didn't even remember he was on some them when he heard them!  ;D

Only 71.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Cutts on October 04, 2012, 10:09:15 PM
I caught the news in the "i" today, there is probably a good obituary in the Daily Telegraph, they did a superb one for Richie Hayward.
What a brilliant session musician Jim was.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on October 05, 2012, 11:07:58 AM
Only 71, but hell he achieved a lot. Great legacy.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on October 24, 2012, 12:12:57 PM
Michael Marra :(

http://news.stv.tv/tayside/196471-dundee-musician-michael-marra-dies-following-battle-with-illness/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on October 24, 2012, 02:26:28 PM

Michael Marra :(

http://news.stv.tv/tayside/196471-dundee-musician-michael-marra-dies-following-battle-with-illness/


Thats a shame-the little bits I heard of him or his songs I quite enjoyed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on October 29, 2012, 01:36:55 PM
Singer Terry Callier dies aged 67

Jazz, soul and folk singer experienced late career success after his work was rediscovered by Massive Attack and Beth Orton

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/oct/29/terry-callier-dies-aged-67?CMP=twt_gu



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2012, 12:03:32 PM
RIP Henry McCullough (ex Wings, Grease Band, Spooky Tooth etc etc)

I've only seen the news on FB but from his friends in the business, so I think sadly it is true...  :(

Heart attack apparently.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 07, 2012, 12:21:57 PM

RIP Henry McCullough (ex Wings, Grease Band, Spooky Tooth etc etc)

I've only seen the news on FB but from his friends in the business, so I think sadly it is true...  :(

Heart attack apparently.


Sad news. He is rendered immortal by the gorgeous guitar part in Wings' My Love, a solo which McCartney did not initially trust him to create but by which he was left speechless. Macca has fulsomely credited McCullough ever since.

I might play the much maligned (but actually mostly rather lovely) Red Rose Speedway album later in memory.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2012, 12:44:50 PM

He is rendered immortal by the gorgeous guitar part in Wings' My Love, a solo which McCartney did not initially trust him to create but by which he was left speechless. Macca has fulsomely credited McCullough ever since.


Gorgeous indeed.  Pity the rest of the song is so awful.

To me his best work is certainly not in Wings, but then I don't think anybody's was, except maybe Linda.  And personally I prefer her sausages...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 07, 2012, 12:55:15 PM


He is rendered immortal by the gorgeous guitar part in Wings' My Love, a solo which McCartney did not initially trust him to create but by which he was left speechless. Macca has fulsomely credited McCullough ever since.


Gorgeous indeed.  Pity the rest of the song is so awful.



Harsh. A classic smoocher, given half a chance.  ;)

I grew up on Wings and will defend much, though by no means all, of their output. Unfortunately I don't know a lot of Henry's other work apart from a few Grease Band tracks. Was he in the band when they played at Woodstock with Cocker? Sadly I have never heard Spooky Tooth at all.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2012, 01:01:33 PM

Unfortunately I don't know a lot of Henry's other work apart from a few Grease Band tracks. Was he in the band when they played at Woodstock with Cocker?


He was, and on the first Cocker-less album, I think.

Wiki informs me he was the lead guitarist on the original recording of Jesus Christ Superstar which I never knew...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 07, 2012, 02:08:24 PM
As Twain said, reports of my death, etc, etc................

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20239245

Fingers crossed for Henry.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2012, 02:11:48 PM

As Twain said, reports of my death, etc, etc................

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20239245

Fingers crossed for Henry.


Oh that is (hopefully) better news...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on November 07, 2012, 04:18:05 PM
Not to forget his work with Sweeney's Men as well. Fingers crossed as well


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on November 08, 2012, 07:13:20 AM

I once had a lift from Henry's Dad when hitch hiking up to Belfast - was when he was playing with Wings - his Dad was inordinately proud of him.

Told Henry that years later when he was playing in Belfast - he said his Dad had always given him a hard time about playing "loud music with no tunes" and told him to get a proper job. Always the way with Dads !!!

Last news I heard is that he is hanging on still but does not look good.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on November 08, 2012, 08:51:09 AM
Poor Henry. RIP. Wasn't he in Roy HArper's HQ era band too?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on November 08, 2012, 09:52:05 AM

Poor Henry. RIP.

Er, still not dead....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on November 08, 2012, 07:29:38 PM


Poor Henry. RIP.

Er, still not dead....

Yes, let's not bury the poor chap just yet.  On a brighter note, I was surprised and delighted to spot this interview - a true legend living on...

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/27/163728141/at-93-pete-seeger-keeps-the-fire-burning-low


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on November 09, 2012, 09:08:22 AM



Poor Henry. RIP.

Er, still not dead....

Yes, let's not bury the poor chap just yet.  On a brighter note, I was surprised and delighted to spot this interview - a true legend living on...

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/27/163728141/at-93-pete-seeger-keeps-the-fire-burning-low


OOps, that'll teach me to read more carefully. I just saw the name in the RIP thread and posted.  :-[

Pleased to hear he's alive.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on November 21, 2012, 09:55:36 PM
R.I.P. Michael Dunford of Renaissance.  He had just returned home from the first leg of the band’s North American tour and suffered a massive Instantaneous Cerebral Haemorrhage while dining at his home in Surrey, England Monday night. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared his condition irreversible and terminal. He passed away at 11:06 pm GMT, surrounded by his family without having regained consciousness.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on November 21, 2012, 10:00:18 PM

R.I.P. Michael Dunford of Renaissance.  He had just returned home from the first leg of the band’s North American tour and suffered a massive Instantaneous Cerebral Haemorrhage while dining at his home in Surrey, England Monday night. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared his condition irreversible and terminal. He passed away at 11:06 pm GMT, surrounded by his family without having regained consciousness.


Now that is a shame.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Maurice N on November 21, 2012, 10:03:32 PM
Let's hope Henry feels a lot better soon.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on November 21, 2012, 11:34:04 PM

R.I.P. Michael Dunford of Renaissance.  He had just returned home from the first leg of the band’s North American tour and suffered a massive Instantaneous Cerebral Haemorrhage while dining at his home in Surrey, England Monday night. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared his condition irreversible and terminal. He passed away at 11:06 pm GMT, surrounded by his family without having regained consciousness.




Very saddened by this. Renaissance were very underrated. Listening to Novella as I write this. That opening track is stunning.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Miguel Cajon (Mick) on November 24, 2012, 06:24:57 PM
Ian Campbell according to Mike Harding. Very influential and a friend to many.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 24, 2012, 07:57:43 PM

Ian Campbell according to Mike Harding. Very influential and a friend to many.  


Just heard the same news.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on November 24, 2012, 08:06:13 PM


Ian Campbell according to Mike Harding. Very influential and a friend to many.  


Just heard the same news.   :(

Jules


Such sad news, some of my first experiences of folk music, came from Radio Ballads and such things brought in by one of my infant school, teachers, often featuring Ian Campbell. I Always enjoyed his music and was disappointed that the only time I saw him live was at swarbs Birthday Bash at Birmingham town hall.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on November 25, 2012, 08:50:08 AM

Ian Campbell according to Mike Harding. Very influential and a friend to many.


Oh dear. I first encountered Ian's music on a Transatlantic sampler called (I think) 'Listen Here' which came out when I was in my teens. This was a pivotal record for me - introduced me to the music of Pentangle, Ralph McTell, and - indirectly - Joni Mitchell, 'cos Ian did Circle Game'.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on November 25, 2012, 10:13:55 AM



Ian Campbell according to Mike Harding. Very influential and a friend to many.  


Just heard the same news.   :(

Jules


Such sad news, some of my first experiences of folk music, came from Radio Ballads and such things brought in by one of my infant school, teachers, often featuring Ian Campbell. I Always enjoyed his music and was disappointed that the only time I saw him live was at swarbs Birthday Bash at Birmingham town hall.


Highlight of the birthday bash (Peggy's?) for me. I love the live album the ICFG did. I am also sure when I was at primary school in the mid to late 1970s, we used to do 'country dancing' to Ian Campbell records. I can still recall all of us boys jostling to be next to a certain girl during the dancing.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on November 25, 2012, 02:06:44 PM
Very sad news indeed.  The ICFG was responsible for introducing so many people to folk music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris Line on November 30, 2012, 09:06:23 AM
There is an obituary in the Guardian today. Complete with a great picture of the ICFG.
Included in the photo is a young fiddle player, I wonder what happened to him?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on December 05, 2012, 05:02:08 PM
Being reported on the BBC: Dave Brubeck aged 91.  Composer of "Take 5"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on December 05, 2012, 05:09:08 PM

Being reported on the BBC: Dave Brubeck aged 91.  Composer of "Take 5"


Oh... such a fantastic musician and man...  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on December 05, 2012, 05:09:26 PM

Being reported on the BBC: Dave Brubeck aged 91.  Composer of "Take 5"


a rare musician

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJE92phKzI


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 05, 2012, 05:14:44 PM
91.  Wow.  Fair play to him.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 05, 2012, 06:12:50 PM
Dave.......... :'(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2htbaJFEAXQ#!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on December 05, 2012, 07:06:21 PM

Being reported on the BBC: Dave Brubeck aged 91.  Composer of "Take 5"


Great great musician, good innings though I thought he was younger


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mark on December 05, 2012, 08:19:41 PM


Being reported on the BBC: Dave Brubeck aged 91.  Composer of "Take 5"


a rare musician

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJE92phKzI


A rare musician indeed, and Take 5 is an enduring melody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12JgrKUfCt4


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 05, 2012, 08:37:05 PM
Oh man! I thought he was immortal. A wonderful man who made wonderful music his whole life. Time Out will be getting a spin in tribute and his Christmas album will be a bittersweet listen this year.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on December 05, 2012, 09:25:21 PM
Very sad to hear about Dave Brubeck, wonderful musician, RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on December 05, 2012, 09:38:41 PM
I think my son summed it up when I told him on the phone today. He made jazz accessible.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on December 05, 2012, 11:13:33 PM
Loved Brubeck a great man who gave us Jazz, yes it was accessible, but he didn't comprimise and he came across as a thoroughly decent human being, who did what he loved with musicians he loved to play with. Jazz Impressions of Japan, will go on tonight and under its' spell I shall drift away. Thanks Dave.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on December 05, 2012, 11:52:31 PM
We'll be doing a tribute during our Old Mettle Christmas carol gig in Cropredy Church on Sunday - We Three Kings will be in 5/4 and become, Take Five Kings.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on December 06, 2012, 12:06:08 AM
Sorry to hear of the passing of Dave Brubeck. As GubGub said - I too thought he was immortal.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tullist/raymond on December 06, 2012, 12:11:10 AM
On top of being an ace human being, he was the door through which alot of people became aware of America's richest musical vein, and in many cases, it became a lifelong commitment. RIP Mr Brubeck


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 06, 2012, 05:16:31 PM
So sad...just seen on the Spirit Facebook account:

"Folks, Mark Andes just announced that our beloved Ed" Mr. Skin" Cassidy had died this morning at 7:30 west coast time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family, friends and band mates. This is a sad day, indeed."

Such a great drummer...89 years old.  He bridged the generations..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 06, 2012, 06:03:51 PM
Oh bugger.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 06, 2012, 06:32:20 PM

So sad...just seen on the Spirit Facebook account:

"Folks, Mark Andes just announced that our beloved Ed" Mr. Skin" Cassidy had died this morning at 7:30 west coast time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family, friends and band mates. This is a sad day, indeed."




Sadder than sad. We saw Spirit at the Lyceum in London in early 1970. One of the guys I was at the gig with was a little worse for wear, and was pestering Cass for an autograph. Cass just kept chatting to him to keep him quiet. Then he whips a felt tip pen off someone and wrote across my friend's tee shirt 'Stay cool - Don't be a fool'. He stayed talking for about 15 mins. I think most of the other people there thought he was a roadie.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfyFUxa9LbQ  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Addie on December 07, 2012, 12:31:44 PM
Just been informed by a friend that former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has died.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 07, 2012, 12:33:37 PM

Just been informed by a friend that former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has died.


Now that is very sad, although not unexpected...He always seemed like a loveable if somewhat damaged old soul....

Underrated guitarist too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on December 07, 2012, 01:07:39 PM


So sad...just seen on the Spirit Facebook account:

"Folks, Mark Andes just announced that our beloved Ed" Mr. Skin" Cassidy had died this morning at 7:30 west coast time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family, friends and band mates. This is a sad day, indeed."




Sadder than sad. We saw Spirit at the Lyceum in London in early 1970. One of the guys I was at the gig with was a little worse for wear, and was pestering Cass for an autograph. Cass just kept chatting to him to keep him quiet. Then he whips a felt tip pen off someone and wrote across my friend's tee shirt 'Stay cool - Don't be a fool'. He stayed talking for about 15 mins. I think most of the other people there thought he was a roadie.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfyFUxa9LbQ  

Sad news...am very fond of Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sandra on December 07, 2012, 01:23:20 PM
Very sad, though I hadn't realised his age.

12 Dreams was a big part of the soundtrack of my College days and beyond. I will listen to it this afternoon ans raise a glass.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on December 07, 2012, 01:54:02 PM

Just been informed by a friend that former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has died.


I only saw Hawkwind once in 1985. I remember them coming on stage in black robes and can't say it was a very memorable gig. In fact I enjoyed the support band, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, more and left half way through Hawkwind's set. But it's sad to hear of Huw's passing.

According to Wikipedia, he played with Leo Sayer in the 70s. Bit of a change from Hawkwind!



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 07, 2012, 01:58:49 PM

Sad news...am very fond of Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus...


Me three.  Superb record!  Thanks for the music, Ed.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on December 07, 2012, 03:32:49 PM


Just been informed by a friend that former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has died.


Now that is very sad, although not unexpected...He always seemed like a loveable if somewhat damaged old soul....

Underrated guitarist too.


Sad news.

John Harrison, who also played on the debut album, died last May, and Robert Heaton died a few years ago but was only in the band for ten minutes anyway. Bob Calvert died in 1988 but considering the band they are, and how many members they have had, they have been a resilient bunch, and long may that continue.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on December 07, 2012, 03:57:55 PM


Just been informed by a friend that former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has died.


Now that is very sad, although not unexpected...He always seemed like a loveable if somewhat damaged old soul....

Underrated guitarist too.


I'd go with that.  Brings back happy memories of spending Sunday evenings in the Marquee Club where the HLL Group had some kind of residency..got to the hallowed dressing rooms (or the sloping tunnel behind the stage.  Loved Huw's work with Hawkwind - very inventive and for those doubters take a listen to the Levitation album.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on December 07, 2012, 05:01:18 PM


Sad news...am very fond of Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus...


Me three.  Superb record!  Thanks for the music, Ed.

Jules


Yeah. Fab record, great drummer. R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: TDL on December 09, 2012, 01:00:52 AM
 :( It's sad to hear about these talented people passing away. They will always be the orignal and the best and can never be replaced.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on December 09, 2012, 12:46:37 PM

 :( It's sad to hear about these talented people passing away. They will always be the orignal and the best and can never be replaced.

But it's important to remember that you and your descendants will be able to hear them all, thanks to digital preservation of music. You can still hear them excel, no pops, crackles or deterioration. Magic, really.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 09, 2012, 01:01:07 PM


 :( It's sad to hear about these talented people passing away. They will always be the orignal and the best and can never be replaced.

But it's important to remember that you and your descendants will be able to hear them all, thanks to digital preservation of music. You can still hear them excel, no pops, crackles or deterioration. Magic, really.


Aye, make a great record and your immortality is assured.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on December 12, 2012, 04:04:45 AM
Ravi Shankar, aged 92. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 12, 2012, 07:15:27 AM

Ravi Shankar, aged 92. RIP  


Blimey, the big legends are fading fast this month.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on December 12, 2012, 09:10:10 AM


Ravi Shankar, aged 92. RIP  


Blimey, the big legends are fading fast this month.   :(

Jules


Aaaw!...That's sad news !... :'(

But 92 !...Wow !...Good show !... ;)

I'm sure it's been discussed in depth elsewhere, but was just wondering what direction the Beatles and especially George Harrisons music would have taken, if Ravi's influence hadn't been in the equation from "Rubber Soul" onwards...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on December 12, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival was definitely one of the highlights. You just had to see the look on the faces of some of the other acts watching him to confirm just how good he was.

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on December 12, 2012, 10:44:39 AM


Ravi Shankar, aged 92. RIP  


Blimey, the big legends are fading fast this month.   :(

Jules

World music, before the phrase existed. His influence on western music is immeasurable.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 12, 2012, 01:31:22 PM
A man, a musician, one of the few who it could genuinely be said to have brought a form of music to the masses. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on December 13, 2012, 12:17:25 AM

His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival was definitely one of the highlights. You just had to see the look on the faces of some of the other acts watching him to confirm just how good he was.

RIP


I love the bit in the film where after playing some scales and getting ready the crowd starts applauding wildly, to which Ravi Shankar responds to the effect that if they enjoyed the tuning up so much they will love the actual set.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on December 27, 2012, 09:12:34 PM
Fontella Bass of rescue me fame.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20855193

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on December 28, 2012, 06:11:06 PM
Ray Collins of Mothers of Invention fame:

http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=803736


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on December 29, 2012, 03:06:37 AM

Fontella Bass of rescue me fame.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20855193

Paul



I didn't know she sang that song, but I knew her from 'Theme De YoYo' by the Art Ensemble of Chicago. She was married to the band's trumpet player, the late Lester Bowie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PppJOrnVtkg



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on January 07, 2013, 10:49:27 PM
Jimmy McCracklin, extraordinary bluesman, passed away just before Christmas at the ripe old age of 91. Enjoy this jam with Ry Cooder and others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLQ2MMiKDc


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 08, 2013, 08:50:26 AM

Ray Collins of Mothers of Invention fame:

http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=803736


I was reading with interest an obit on the Times. Seems he was one of those rare peole who seem happy without the slightest ambition.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on January 12, 2013, 06:49:05 PM
Claude Nobs. Legendary promoter and founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on January 17, 2013, 10:05:12 PM
Nic Potter of Van Der Graaf/Hammill/Steve Swindells etc fame - brief announcement on the Sofa Sound site with no details..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nigel no longer of Lysander on January 22, 2013, 05:45:45 PM
From todays online Guardian:-

Nic Potter obituary

My younger brother, the musician and composer Nic Potter, who has died of pneumonia aged 61, was best known as a member of the rock group Van der Graaf Generator. As a bass guitarist, he provided inventive harmonies and rhythms, created swiftly and instinctively, for the frontline musicians he worked with, such as Peter Hammill and Duncan Browne. A generous collaborator, he offered up his exquisite riffs with a quiet passion.

Nic was born in a former army hut in the grounds of the Beltane school, Wiltshire, where our father, Norman Potter, was teaching carpentry. He was a boy of great sensitivity. At the age of two, he saw a chicken being killed and said he would never eat meat in his life. He never did. His awareness of the suffering of others was always apparent.

He was a self-taught musician who played by ear. One of my enduring memories of Nic is the image of him in his bedroom playing his unamplified bass for hour upon hour, conjuring a world of music around him that was inaudible to anyone else.

His early years as a rock musician – at 16 playing with the Misunderstood, at 18 supporting Chuck Berry in concert at the Royal Albert Hall – were exhilarating, packed with adventure as he toured the world, the start of a lifelong love of travel. With Van der Graaf Generator he recorded two albums, The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other and H to He, Who Am the Only One (both released in 1970), and toured the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the US and South America.

After joining the Tigers and touring the US, he worked as a session musician with the Beach Boys and Jeff Beck before concentrating on his own compositions. His label, Zomart, produced 11 albums, including The Blue Zone, New Europe and The Long Hello: Volume 2, Nic often collaborating with his great friend Guy Evans, the drummer with Van der Graaf Generator.

Nic painted beautiful miniatures, including limited-edition handpainted covers for his CDs.

Two years ago, Nic was diagnosed with Pick's disease but, despite his increasing disability, he blossomed and his gentle, ironic wit, affection for his friends and appreciation of his family and of every aspect of being alive made him a joy to be with. During the last year we visited two of his favourite islands with Charlotte, our younger sister, and my husband, Christopher. Nic loved camping in a small tent in howling wind on St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly and strolling by the quayside in Hydra, Greece.

He is survived by me and Charlotte, and his uncle Nicholas.


Sally Potter


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 22, 2013, 11:15:36 PM

Claude Nobs. Legendary promoter and founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Was that the same 'funky Claude' that Deep Purple sang about in 'Smoke on the Water'?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 22, 2013, 11:45:21 PM


Claude Nobs. Legendary promoter and founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Was that the same 'funky Claude' that Deep Purple sang about in 'Smoke on the Water'?

one  and the very same, he who was "running in and out".


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 23, 2013, 10:14:34 AM



Claude Nobs. Legendary promoter and founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Was that the same 'funky Claude' that Deep Purple sang about in 'Smoke on the Water'?

one  and the very same, he who was "running in and out".

"pulling kids out the ground"...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tullist/raymond on January 28, 2013, 05:30:15 PM
Likely Mrs Goodman would prefer that I put this under recent gigs, but this Sunday past a memorial/life celebration at Space, in Evanston just north of Chicago, for the Mother of legendary Chicago folkie Steve Goodman with 100 or so of her and her son's closest friends. Usually people were both, I knew neither, though I had met Mrs Goodman a couple of times in the past calendar year, and though well into her 80's her demise did not seem imminent. I know her last comment was a request for a cigarette and a Pinot Grigio.
Entertainment was provided by a litany of Steve's closest living friends, most notably Corky Siegal and Bonnie Koloc, though extreme illness prevented the appearance of the Godfather's of that whole scene, Earl Pionke from the longtime Chicago folkie hub the Earl of Old Town, and Steve's closest friend John Prine.
Going to post a couple from her son that remain endearing to me, the second his cover of The Dutchman, one of the more moving pieces I have heard from anyone, would have little inclination to hear any other version, I know when I am hearing the best, something that cannot be improved. First Election Year Rag. Very cool to know Steve and his Mom are together again...And still the Cubs have not won. (I think Steve's last song was A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request)
http://youtu.be/-y7xgc38tW4
http://youtu.be/SOx0ywp25Qk


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 28, 2013, 06:28:35 PM
Thanks Raymond.  Wonderful stuff from a much missed artist.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 28, 2013, 09:58:00 PM
Thanks Ray. I was lucky enough to have seen the Earl Pionke tribute concert on-line, where Minnette stood up and said her piece about Earl. Well into her 80s she may have been, waif-like she looked, but no-one who saw her could doubt her spirit. She was a true force that night.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on January 29, 2013, 07:37:23 AM

Going to post a couple from her son that remain endearing to me, the second his cover of The Dutchman, one of the more moving pieces I have heard from anyone, would have little inclination to hear any other version, I know when I am hearing the best, something that cannot be improved. First Election Year Rag. Very cool to know Steve and his Mom are together again...And still the Cubs have not won. (I think Steve's last song was A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request)
http://youtu.be/-y7xgc38tW4
http://youtu.be/SOx0ywp25Qk


Steves version of "The Dutchman" is one of the most beautiful pieces of art that I know and becomes more evocative the older I get


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Rory. on January 29, 2013, 08:56:35 AM
Thanks for the post, Raymond, the "click through" from one song to another taught me something, namely that "City of New Orleans" is a Steve Goodman song.

I've been listening to that for nearly thirty years, not on repeat, obviously, but I always assumed it was Arlo's own.

Well, well.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 31, 2013, 04:13:14 PM
Patty Andrews, aged 94, last of the Andrews Sisters.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 31, 2013, 09:07:05 PM
As a follow up to earlier postings about Nic Potter, here's Peter Hammill on him:

Memories of Mo    ( Nic Potter )
by sofasound ( Peter Hammill )

There's really only one thing I can write about this month: the sad
passing, a couple of weeks ago, of Nic Mozart.

Nic had been in the grip of the degenerative brain disease, Pick's, for
the last couple years. (Oddly, the same rare condition was the one which
did for Pat Moran.) The prognosis was not good for Nic and as  I
understand it his condition was steadily worsening - though thankfully
he was not fully aware of this himself. In the end a bout of pneumonia
and following complications led to his death at the age of 61.

Nic was astonishingly young when he began playing professionally in the
Misunderstood and then, of course, with VdGG. His bass playing, though,
was mature, authoritative and direct from the outset.

This was all the more so when he rejoined the band in its VdG
incarnation.AT&T is point he threw himself into a world of flange and
distortion which, not for the last time, propelled his bass into a lead
role.

The VdG period was a particularly headlong and heater-smelter one, with
the playing powerfully reflecting the nature of e lives we were living.
Later, the same kind of thing obtained in the K group era and it's not
mere accident that Nic should have been so deeply involved in these
schemes. It goes without saying that I loved playing with him: he was
ever reliable and intuitive and also capable of pulling off a surprise move.

Memories of also many moments with Nic have come back to me in the last
few days, vivid and bright. Often the best communications with him were
wordless and those gestures of a raised eyebrow, an affirmative thumbs
up, still stick with me. However, I don't intend to get into telling
stories of Mo-ness and of my times with him, though there are many, most
with some element of his wry and sometimes dry approach to the
strangenesses of life, particularly on the road.

He was always in the Now, but simultaneously always looking out for what
might be Next, Elsewhere. A tapping foot, a drumming finger, a quick
gasp on the cigarette and he'd be out of  the door before you knew it.
Always, though, with deduction one could trace a line of logic back into
what was driving his current search.

Dear, dear Mo.

We'd had our failings out over the years, of course. For what it's
worth, it's a matter of some relief to me that none of these were
outstanding the last time we saw each other, some time before the onset
of the Pick's.

I couldn't be there for his funeral but at the time it was happening was
able to raise a glass to him, looking out on a cloudless sky and a deep
blue sea. At this moment I felt very close to his flown soul.

So adieu Nic, who coined as good a definition of touring life as I've
ever heard: " consuming and being consumed." Now all the hours and times
are eaten up

My final and enduring image of Nic will be not one of the  nods, winks,
smiles of the social life...but his eyes fixed in tense concentration,
head thrust slightly forward, steady at stage left. And here come those
blasted out opening bass chords of "Last Frame".

He was often complicated, enigmatic, mysterious.

But above all Nic was ever, wonderfully, Pretty Keen.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2013, 11:01:51 PM
Reg Presley of the Troggs, a wild thing no more, at 71. Cancer.

Obit (http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/02/r-i-p-reg-presely-of-the-troggs/)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 04, 2013, 11:55:16 PM

Reg Presley of the Troggs, a wild thing no more, at 71. Cancer.

Obit (http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/02/r-i-p-reg-presely-of-the-troggs/)
gone to the great crop circle in the sky....

RIP Mr Presley


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 05, 2013, 07:11:45 AM
That is sad.  Will have to play The Troggs Tapes in his honour  :)

Saw him a couple of times in the 80's.  Always entertaining.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on February 05, 2013, 03:37:28 PM
I have to say that watching The Troggs, and Reg in particular, on TOTP made my flesh crawl. *shudders* No disrespect intended, but there it is.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on February 05, 2013, 03:52:58 PM
I loved his totally non rock star accent.
RIP Reg


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on February 05, 2013, 03:57:52 PM
Saw the Troggs c1971 when they were doing the Uni circuit and hadn't had much success for a few years, they were still wearing the same style stage outfits as the TOTP appearances and they looked far from creepy - a little sad maybe, but knew how to deliver their set. Musically, they hit the note for a few glorious singles and didn't do too bad for a bunch of builders from Wiltshire. RIP Reg, you gave us two or three truly memorable songs that have stood the test of time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on February 05, 2013, 06:07:07 PM
A classic and unique British band. Only got to see him once but glad I did.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on February 06, 2013, 01:35:59 PM
Yes I saw them only once in the early 80's and a thoroughly enjoyable experience it was too! I had always hoped they might appear at Cropredy one year.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on February 07, 2013, 05:03:36 PM
Cecil (Zekkariyas ) Womack, a remarkable life...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/05/cecil-womack



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tullist/raymond on February 08, 2013, 04:20:06 PM
Donald Byrd, a mere jazz musician, on the 4th of February. http://youtu.be/tBbph3Umo2A


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on February 08, 2013, 04:27:19 PM

Donald Byrd, a mere jazz musician, on the 4th of February. http://youtu.be/tBbph3Umo2A


A merely fabulous jazz musician.. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on February 08, 2013, 04:39:51 PM


Donald Byrd, a mere jazz musician, on the 4th of February. http://youtu.be/tBbph3Umo2A


A merely fabulous jazz musician.. RIP


A fabulous jazz musician indeed. Oddly enough, he also had a minor disco hit here in the UK in the early 90s with Love had Come Around. I think we'd be best to remember him via Ray's link, though. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tullist/raymond on February 08, 2013, 04:48:08 PM



Donald Byrd, a mere jazz musician, on the 4th of February. http://youtu.be/tBbph3Umo2A


A merely fabulous jazz musician.. RIP


A fabulous jazz musician indeed. Oddly enough, he also had a minor disco hit here in the UK in the early 90s with Love had Come Around. I think we'd be best to remember him via Ray's link, though. RIP.
Yeah Joe, like a few other minor legends like George Benson, it really came down to stuff like wanting to eat and live a life outside poverty, I know George Benson, who rates with any of his time for skills within the jazz framework, had something like that to say as to why he had veered toward popular music, though if you look at his side work, it pretty much always is within jazz.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on February 08, 2013, 08:36:20 PM
Pat Halcox, the trumpeter in the Chris Barber Band for over 50 years. Saw him loads of times in the trad days, great sound.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on February 12, 2013, 10:22:13 AM
And now Trevor Grills, of Fisherman's Friends, has just died of his injuries.

Very sad


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on February 12, 2013, 11:39:58 AM
Oh no..... :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 12, 2013, 12:41:53 PM
Oh that is tragic  :( how awful for the band, their families and the town.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on February 12, 2013, 01:34:45 PM
Sad news indeed - has left me feeling a bit hollow inside.
I can picture him, beer in hand soaking up the atmosphere and the sunshine at Cambridge Folk Festival 2011, looking very happy with the world.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on February 12, 2013, 04:14:52 PM
Sad news Rick Huxley of the Dave Clark Five died aged 72 following a battle with emphysema. Great pop band with only 2 original members remaining. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21428486


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on February 15, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
First band I ever saw "live", the DC5. Liverpool Empire early 60s...  that was it, I was hooked on rock/pop.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on February 18, 2013, 08:43:14 AM
Country singer Mindy McCready has committed suicide. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 18, 2013, 03:01:48 PM

Country singer Mindy McCready has committed suicide. RIP


Very sad. R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 20, 2013, 02:33:50 PM
Bollox.  Kevin Ayers is dead...

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2013/02/kevin_ayers_1944_-_2013.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 20, 2013, 02:44:59 PM
 :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on February 20, 2013, 03:09:37 PM
Bollox, indeed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on February 20, 2013, 03:27:03 PM
R.I.P Dr Dream


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on February 20, 2013, 03:40:52 PM


Summer 1972 (?) - Hyde Park - Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - my first big outdoor gig. Had never heard him before but he was something special !!

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on February 20, 2013, 03:51:05 PM
Damnable news - such a shame. Was going through his anthology only last Friday.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on February 20, 2013, 03:58:00 PM



Summer 1972 (?) - Hyde Park - Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - my first big outdoor gig. Had never heard him before but he was something special !!

RIP


Think that was 1970 with Pink Floyd. The Whole World Band included Mike Oldfield, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill & Robert Wyatt & it was indeed something to remember.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on February 20, 2013, 04:04:11 PM
Bugger! I regularly play joy of a toy.
A peculiarly english talent.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on February 20, 2013, 04:36:02 PM
Still shiver down the spine when I hear Elanor's Cake and May I?
Still shimmy round the Room to Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes.

R.I.P Kevin and

Thank You.
Very.
Much.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on February 20, 2013, 09:07:53 PM




Summer 1972 (?) - Hyde Park - Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - my first big outdoor gig. Had never heard him before but he was something special !!

RIP


Think that was 1970 with Pink Floyd. The Whole World Band included Mike Oldfield, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill & Robert Wyatt & it was indeed something to remember.



1970 too early for me - and never saw Floyd. 1974 possibly? LIne up was Ayers headlining, with a set from Nico and also Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers and also possibly a Gong offshoot of some sort? Do recall it was v hot and Ayers was impressive.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 20, 2013, 09:09:53 PM





Summer 1972 (?) - Hyde Park - Kevin Ayers and the Whole World - my first big outdoor gig. Had never heard him before but he was something special !!

RIP


Think that was 1970 with Pink Floyd. The Whole World Band included Mike Oldfield, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill & Robert Wyatt & it was indeed something to remember.



1970 too early for me - and never saw Floyd. 1974 possibly? LIne up was Ayers headlining, with a set from Nico and also Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers and also possibly a Gong offshoot of some sort? Do recall it was v hot and Ayers was impressive.


1974.

June 29th.

    Kevin Ayers

    Nico

    Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers.

    Kevin Coyne

    Gong

    Gt Moore and the Massed Reggae guitars


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on February 20, 2013, 10:11:11 PM
first time i saw him, Mike Oldfield was on guitar duties, sat down leaning back on his speaker cabinet, it was a year or two before he became Mr Tubular bells
ive still got my single of "stranger in blue suede shoes" some where in the house.
RIP Kevin
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dubskiffler (keith) on February 20, 2013, 11:36:02 PM
Always loved Bananamour. First time I saw him was on Whistle Test playing Shouting in a bucket blues.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 21, 2013, 08:43:03 AM

Bollox.  Kevin Ayers is dead...

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2013/02/kevin_ayers_1944_-_2013.html


Yes, I heard on national news last night. i feel so sad about this.  Without wishing to sound melodramatic, every time another death like this happens, I feel as if another fragment of my youth has gone. I've loved his solo albums for so long.

I hope he had some good wine on his last day.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 21, 2013, 12:33:27 PM
Nice piece on Kevin Ayers this morning on the Today prog on R4 - interview with a delightful Robert Wyatt  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 22, 2013, 09:37:24 AM

Nice piece on Kevin Ayers this morning on the Today prog on R4 - interview with a delightful Robert Wyatt  :)


Yes, and didn't Robert sound halting? He may have been quite upset. They go back a long way, though KA has apparently hidden himself away  for a long time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on February 24, 2013, 11:33:45 AM
Magic Slim has joined his mates.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/arts/music/magic-slim-blazing-chicago-bluesman-dies-at-75.html?_r=0


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 27, 2013, 05:49:03 PM
 Texas' own, the classical pianist Van Cliburn passed away at age 78 today


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 04, 2013, 11:35:02 AM
Bobby Rogers of The Miracles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21652875


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 04, 2013, 09:43:48 PM

Bobby Rogers of The Miracles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21652875

the old motown lads are going down like ninepins :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on March 06, 2013, 07:15:16 PM
Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame..great guitar player and immortalized (probably) in the Woodstock film


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dave.P on March 06, 2013, 07:20:38 PM
Judy has informed of Alvin lees passing aged a young 68 .. O he of Ten Years After fame

I knew Alvin ever so slightly back in the 60s (Yes I am that old) We moved in similar circles He was at that tender young age a very nice lad very talented and very committed to music even at school. He is older than me. A lot of my time then was in the Bowling Alley and he played there in the club.  

He and TYA filled the Albert Hall in Nottingham (At that time the biggest venue in the city outside of the theatre) This would be in 1968 I think . We were seated behind the band up near the church organ. There was a roadie wrestling with a Carlsbro Amp trying to keep it sitting on the Speaker stack because it was dancing around. I think that was the first time I saw the TYA band. I followed them fairly closely for two or three years . They were brill and Alvin even then was a brilliant musician.

I have one or two LPs that i will be playing at a suitable volume .. I know he is making heavenly music somewhere  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on March 06, 2013, 07:38:30 PM

Judy has informed of Alvin lees passing aged a young 68 .. O he of Ten Years After fame

I knew Alvin ever so slightly back in the 60s (Yes I am that old) We moved in similar circles He was at that tender young age a very nice lad very talented and very committed to music even at school. He is older than me. A lot of my time then was in the Bowling Alley and he played there in the club.  

He and TYA filled the Albert Hall in Nottingham (At that time the biggest venue in the city outside of the theatre) This would be in 1968 I think . We were seated behind the band up near the church organ. There was a roadie wrestling with a Carlsbro Amp trying to keep it sitting on the Speaker stack because it was dancing around. I think that was the first time I saw the TYA band. I followed them fairly closely for two or three years . They were brill and Alvin even then was a brilliant musician.

I have one or two LPs that i will be playing at a suitable volume .. I know he is making heavenly music somewhere  


Aaww!...That's a lovely memory Dave!...Thanks so much for sharing... :)

RIP Alvin... :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 07, 2013, 10:05:16 AM

Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame..great guitar player and immortalized (probably) in the Woodstock film

Alvin was a fabulous guitarist, the old lads are dropping like flies now :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 07, 2013, 11:12:51 AM
Kenny Ball...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21700146


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on March 07, 2013, 11:33:06 AM
thats a real shame, He was a real influence on me as a kid


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on March 07, 2013, 01:07:04 PM
Didn't appreciate Trad Jazz so much when I was younger, but Kenny Ball was always a smiling face on early 60's TV, so obvious that he was really enjoying what he was doing. I shall have to dig up a copy of Midnight in Moscow.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 07, 2013, 02:19:37 PM
cant believe he was only 82


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 07, 2013, 02:44:48 PM

cant believe he was only 82


Me neither.  He must have been younger than I thought he was back in the day.  Maybe it was that 'tache.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on March 07, 2013, 08:22:29 PM
Canadian icon Stompin' Tom Connors died, aged 77 of natural causes..interesing life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompin'_Tom_Connors


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dave.P on March 07, 2013, 11:10:53 PM

Canadian icon Stompin' Tom Connors died, aged 77 of natural causes..interesing life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompin'_Tom_Connors

Thanks for the heads up Cat
Its been a big week for the band at the pearly gates .. I think I shall give up the bad ways and repent so I can hear them all again
Another lp to be played can you still get stylii for turntables?
Phew :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 07, 2013, 11:13:08 PM

Another lp to be played can you still get stylii for turntables?


You can indeed: http://www.gettheneedle.co.uk/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on March 08, 2013, 09:12:48 AM


cant believe he was only 82


Me neither.  He must have been younger than I thought he was back in the day.  Maybe it was that 'tache.

Jules

Blokes looked older in those days, I think.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on March 12, 2013, 06:50:31 AM
Peter Banks, original guitarist with Yes:

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/03/12/original-yes-guitarist-peter-banks-1947-2013-an-appreciation


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on March 12, 2013, 09:11:03 AM

Peter Banks, original guitarist with Yes:

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/03/12/original-yes-guitarist-peter-banks-1947-2013-an-appreciation


  :(

I keep meaning to get that great Flash album.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on March 12, 2013, 09:19:37 AM
Very sad news, love Peter's fine guitar work on the first 2 Yes albums and with Flash, RIP Peter !


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on March 12, 2013, 09:50:24 AM


Peter Banks, original guitarist with Yes:

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/03/12/original-yes-guitarist-peter-banks-1947-2013-an-appreciation


  :(

I keep meaning to get that great Flash album.


I saw them in the early 70's and they were dreadful.
Sad news all the same . RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on March 12, 2013, 01:17:41 PM
Sad indeed. I really liked that early Yes stuff. I even went out and bought that FLASH LP on the strength of Banks. Unfortunately the LP didn't live up to my expectations. Nevertheless, his passing is still sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on March 12, 2013, 08:48:00 PM

Very sad news, love Peter's fine guitar work on the first 2 Yes albums and with Flash, RIP Peter !


Interview with Peter Banks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sjxnnx-jqU


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on March 13, 2013, 03:02:19 PM
More sad news - R.I.P. Clive Burr, the man behind the superb drumming on Iron Maiden's first three albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and Number Of The Beast) :

http://ironmaiden.com/former-iron-maiden-drummer-clive-burr-passes-away.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on March 13, 2013, 04:59:40 PM

More sad news - R.I.P. Clive Burr, the man behind the superb drumming on Iron Maiden's first three albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and Number Of The Beast) :

http://ironmaiden.com/former-iron-maiden-drummer-clive-burr-passes-away.html


Not such a surprise though as he had been ill for many years.  The first 2 Maiden albums are by far their best (IMHO!) and Clive was an integral part of that early sound..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 13, 2013, 08:18:52 PM


Very sad news, love Peter's fine guitar work on the first 2 Yes albums and with Flash, RIP Peter !


Interview with Peter Banks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sjxnnx-jqU


Who the hell knew he played on Lionel Richie's Hello?  Probably everybody, but certainly not me...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on March 13, 2013, 08:41:55 PM

Shucks - Clive Burr was a great drummer - am spinning Number of the Beast as I write.

His kit was in the London Hard Rock for a while - after a few ales I was tempted..............................


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on March 30, 2013, 11:40:09 PM
Producer Phil Ramone

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21983894


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 03, 2013, 01:55:31 PM
This had passed me by until now but Hugh McCracken, alumni of both McCartney (Ram) and Lennon (Double Fantasy) amongst many others passed away a few days ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 08, 2013, 04:17:34 PM
Andy Johns.
For this of us who think that the name rings a bell but can't quite place it, he produced Led Zeppelin IV, two albums by Humble Pie, three by Free and Television’s Marquee Moon.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 08, 2013, 05:00:00 PM

Andy Johns.
For this of us who think that the name rings a bell but can't quite place it, he produced Led Zeppelin IV, two albums by Humble Pie, three by Free and Television’s Marquee Moon.


Plus JT's "Stand Up" & Blodwyn Pig's "Ahead Rings Out". After all these years I hadn't made the connection with Glyn Johns. Duh.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 08, 2013, 05:45:25 PM

Andy Johns.
For this of us who think that the name rings a bell but can't quite place it, he produced Led Zeppelin IV, two albums by Humble Pie, three by Free and Television’s Marquee Moon.


Glyn's brother, right?  A talented pair.  Here's to Andy!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on April 08, 2013, 06:49:18 PM
RIP Andy Johns, thanks for some of rock's greatest sounding albums !


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on April 09, 2013, 12:36:47 AM
Derek Watkins' funeral took place today. He died on 22 March from cancer, aged 68.  He was an English lead trumpet player best known for playing the instrument on the soundtracks of every James Bond film from Dr. No to Skyfall. He also played in  bands with Ted Heath, John Dankworth, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Oscar Peterson and Stan Tracey.

More details of his career can be found here (http://www.derekwatkins.co.uk/Derek_Watkins/About.html).

The Guardian's obituary can be found here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/mar/25/derek-watkins).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on April 12, 2013, 07:57:55 PM
Sue Draheim passed away from brain cancer yesterday, 11th April. R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 12, 2013, 08:12:44 PM

Sue Draheim passed away from brain cancer yesterday, 11th April. R.I.P.


Oh Jude that is terrible :( R.I.P. Sue


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on April 12, 2013, 08:55:45 PM

Sue Draheim passed away from brain cancer yesterday, 11th April. R.I.P.


Very sad news, Faroe Annie, Henrythe Human Fly, Stroll On, an important part of some of my favourite records and a real talent, my thoughts go out to those fortunate enough to know her.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 12, 2013, 10:21:50 PM
Sorry to hear about Sue.  I really need to hear more of her music.  I've seen her name in dispatches so many times.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on April 13, 2013, 09:30:36 AM

A name familiar from my earliest introduction to folk and folk / rock via the Albion Band initially

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 13, 2013, 10:11:42 AM
And she plays that lovely violin in the second half of 'Over the Hill' too... a sad loss.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on April 13, 2013, 11:36:33 AM


Sue Draheim passed away from brain cancer yesterday, 11th April. R.I.P.


Very sad news, Faroe Annie, Henrythe Human Fly, Stroll On, an important part of some of my favourite records and a real talent, my thoughts go out to those fortunate enough to know her.


Yes,always there in the background, and now gone. So sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on April 14, 2013, 10:11:27 PM
Sir Colin Davis, Conductor, 85 see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22148334


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 18, 2013, 01:05:53 PM
Scott Miller of Game Theory and the Loud Family.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andrew on April 19, 2013, 03:30:47 PM
Not a musician but, nonetheless a very important part of Pink Floyd's history.

Farewell Storm Thorgerson.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 19, 2013, 03:36:16 PM

Not a musician but, nonetheless a very important part of Pink Floyd's history.

Farewell Storm Thorgerson.


Indeed.  He's already been saluted by many of us over in the celebrity death thread, Andrew:-

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=38854.870

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on April 19, 2013, 04:25:18 PM

Scott Miller of Game Theory and the Loud Family.


That's such bad news, I hadn't heard. A really gifted songwriter and deserving of a lot more recognition than he received, but he somehow seemed to slip through the net. Only 53 too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 19, 2013, 10:20:06 PM


Scott Miller of Game Theory and the Loud Family.


That's such bad news, I hadn't heard. A really gifted songwriter and deserving of a lot more recognition than he received, but he somehow seemed to slip through the net. Only 53 too.


All the Game Theory ajbums have been made available for free download on the Loud Family website.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 21, 2013, 05:56:37 AM
An offhand remark from someone at Great Big Sea's concert yesterday reminds me that Rita MacNeil, a very popular singer proudly from Cape Breton Island passed away earlier this week. I only knew her by name really, but a quick glance on Youtube shows that her loss to Canada is deeply felt.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on April 22, 2013, 02:38:48 PM
Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls, MS and Breast Cancer.


Pops 'also rans' maybe, but they had some great songs, and 53 is a tragic age to die.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fstix (Michael) on April 22, 2013, 03:29:28 PM
Also rans in the UK perhaps, but pretty legendary in Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-22/divinyls-singer-chrissy-amphlett-dies/4644172


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 22, 2013, 03:48:58 PM

Also rans in the UK perhaps, but pretty legendary in Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-22/divinyls-singer-chrissy-amphlett-dies/4644172


My old band used to cover I Touch Myself.  We were mature like that.  Pretty cool song, actually.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 22, 2013, 09:20:26 PM
Richie Havens, aged 72.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 22, 2013, 09:23:06 PM

Richie Havens, aged 72.


Bollox.  Where did you hear that, Robert...?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 22, 2013, 09:27:19 PM
Just on the Clearwater Festival FB page David, as he played there many times.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 22, 2013, 09:28:34 PM

Just on the Clearwater Festival FB page David, as he played there many times.


Thanks.  Can't see it anywhere else yet.  I hope it's a mistake...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on April 22, 2013, 09:56:34 PM
Have just seen a memoriam notice from his agency.

Very sad news. Jackie and I shared a stage with him at the Royal Albert Hall. Apart from being a stunning musician he was such a charming man.. :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 22, 2013, 10:02:22 PM
Damn.  So sad I never got to see him...got very close a few times  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on April 22, 2013, 11:21:07 PM
Shame. I liked him


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on April 23, 2013, 05:41:03 AM
Richie Havens.    :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22259015


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 23, 2013, 07:08:51 AM

Richie Havens.    :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22259015


Another legendary Woodstock performer gone.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dubskiffler (keith) on April 23, 2013, 07:53:31 AM
Richie Havens was a unique and inspirational performer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on April 23, 2013, 09:00:19 AM


Richie Havens, aged 72.


Bollox.  Where did you hear that, Robert...?


Sorry  to butt in; it was on the 7am news today. So sad; such a great voice.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on April 23, 2013, 09:25:22 AM
I've loved his stuff from first seeing him in the Woodstock film and then live at the Dylan IOW Festival. But somehow or other his career just managed to keep below the level of super-stardom that he really deserved. He was always there, he was always respected and admired. Never heard anyone have a bad word to say about him. I wonder if he ever thought he was just missing out, or was he satisfied with what he achieved.

It's still a sad day...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 23, 2013, 09:40:39 AM
Caught him at a Crystal Palace garden party in 1971. Wonderful , RIP Richie.
Thought he would have been older than 72.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on April 24, 2013, 09:13:06 AM


Caught him on an old music programme on BBC iPlayer just the other day - thought it was an old TOTP, but probably unlikely.

He was a passionate peformer and I can still recall that iconic Woodstock appearance - I also thought he'd be older.

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on April 25, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
Getting reports that National Resonator guru and guitarist extraordinaire Bob Brozman has died at 59 - very sad, saw him in concert about 10 years ago - his talent and approach to the instrument were from another place entirely, RIP Mr Brozman...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 25, 2013, 07:23:51 PM

Getting reports that National Resonator guru and guitarist extraordinaire Bob Brozman has died at 59 - very sad, saw him in concert about 10 years ago - his talent and approach to the instrument were from another place entirely, RIP Mr Brozman...



Oh no! A true originator and the many and varied projects he was a part of over the years were always interesting. I was just listening to his project Songs Of The Volcano, with guitar bands from New Guinea just the other day. This is really sad to hear.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 25, 2013, 08:02:17 PM
Actually, unsure if he and RT ever played together but I remember saying once about him that he should have been part of French Frith Kaiser Thompson.....it would have worked.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 26, 2013, 05:28:58 PM
They keep on coming  :( George Jones, 81 years old


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Rory. on April 26, 2013, 05:34:23 PM

They keep on coming  :( George Jones, 81 years old



That's sad, his was another voice on my mum's record player when I was growing up.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on April 26, 2013, 06:51:24 PM


They keep on coming  :( George Jones, 81 years old



That's sad, his was another voice on my mum's record player when I was growing up.


I stood at the next stall to him in the Gents in a Nashville club once in the 70's.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on April 26, 2013, 11:34:57 PM

They keep on coming  :( George Jones, 81 years old


One of the all time great voices, i loved his music and a legendary boozer, he really stopped loving her today.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: michael from naas on April 26, 2013, 11:53:26 PM
Given his fondness for the sauce,a fairly respectable age.

I seem to recall a story about him driving to a bar on a ride on lawn mower after his car keys had been confiscated.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 27, 2013, 08:43:22 AM
George Jones was an absolute legend.  A huge influence on Gram Parsons for one.  Great singer.  RIP.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on May 03, 2013, 07:44:29 PM
Jeff Hanneman, one of the founders of and guitarist with thrash legends Slayer, from liver complications following a spider bite(!)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 08, 2013, 12:38:22 PM
Contemporary classical composer Steve Martland, only 53  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on May 08, 2013, 07:18:59 PM
Friends, via Barry Melton, are reporting on Facebook that Ken Whaley of The Green Ray (ex Help Yourself, Duck Deluxe, Man, Deke Leonard's Iceberg and The Tyla Gang) has died.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on May 12, 2013, 07:24:07 PM

Friends, via Barry Melton, are reporting on Facebook that Ken Whaley of The Green Ray (ex Help Yourself, Duck Deluxe, Man, Deke Leonard's Iceberg and The Tyla Gang) has died.


Gawd.......only last week I watched that Green Ray clip that you posted.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on May 13, 2013, 03:59:07 PM


Friends, via Barry Melton, are reporting on Facebook that Ken Whaley of The Green Ray (ex Help Yourself, Duck Deluxe, Man, Deke Leonard's Iceberg and The Tyla Gang) has died.


Gawd.......only last week I watched that Green Ray clip that you posted.


Yes, very sad. I really liked that Green Ray piece.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on May 20, 2013, 10:20:22 PM
Ray Manzarek!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on May 20, 2013, 11:57:22 PM
Just listening to The Doors' 'Other Voices' album.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 20, 2013, 11:58:36 PM

Ray Manzarek!

NOOOO!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 21, 2013, 07:08:29 AM

Ray Manzarek!


I know it's daft, but Ray seemed like he'd live forever.  RIP.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on May 21, 2013, 07:37:42 AM


Ray Manzarek!


I know it's daft, but Ray seemed like he'd live forever.  RIP.

Jules


That about sums it up Jules.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on May 21, 2013, 08:36:51 AM
Very sad news - the unique sound of The Doors has always fascinated me, RIP Ray...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 21, 2013, 09:16:13 AM
Yes, sad about Ray. He always seemed to have grown old gracefully. 74 ain't bad for a rocknroller, I suppose.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 21, 2013, 03:49:42 PM
this is the end
RIP Ray,  stay fit John and Robbie.






Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 21, 2013, 04:32:22 PM
I loved the Doors when I was little (I was 10 when Riders on the Storm was released and it still gives me shivers) and it was the combination of Jim Morrison's haunting vocals and Ray's keyboards that did it for me. RIP Ray.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on May 21, 2013, 06:32:27 PM
Former Mott the Hoople collaborator Steve Hyams - nice tribute from Ian Hunter here.

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/steve-hyams-rip/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 21, 2013, 07:52:22 PM

Former Mott the Hoople collaborator Steve Hyams - nice tribute from Ian Hunter here.

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/steve-hyams-rip/


I was just reading about that collaboration two days ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 21, 2013, 09:37:29 PM
Trevor Bolder of The Spiders From Mars.  It's a right old day of it today.   :(

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 21, 2013, 09:49:06 PM

Trevor Bolder of The Spiders From Mars.  It's a right old day of it today.   :(

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/

Jules


wow RIP Trevor, say hi to Mick from all of us


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on May 21, 2013, 09:50:48 PM

Trevor Bolder of The Spiders From Mars.  It's a right old day of it today.   :(

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/

Jules


Very sad


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on May 22, 2013, 09:34:38 AM
A sad week this is turning out to be...RIP Trevor !


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 22, 2013, 11:01:53 AM

Former Mott the Hoople collaborator Steve Hyams - nice tribute from Ian Hunter here.

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/steve-hyams-rip/


Oh, that's a shock. I  like that old SFM CD of Mott with Steve Hyams. Ragged and rowdy.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 22, 2013, 11:03:08 AM

Trevor Bolder of The Spiders From Mars.  It's a right old day of it today.   :(

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/

Jules


Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns? Death nonplusses me.  ???


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on May 24, 2013, 08:46:38 AM
Only one spider left now :-[ :-[ :-[


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 24, 2013, 08:49:57 AM


Trevor Bolder of The Spiders From Mars.  It's a right old day of it today.   :(

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/


Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns?


With Trevor, it's the first thing most of us think of!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 24, 2013, 12:35:09 PM



Trevor Bolder of The Spiders From Mars.  It's a right old day of it today.   :(

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/trevor-bolder-dead-at-62/

Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns?

With Trevor, it's the first thing most of us think of!
Jules
For me it's the huge fur earings he wore on TOTP - I had a similar pair  :-[


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 24, 2013, 12:40:49 PM



Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns?

With Trevor, it's the first thing most of us think of!
For me it's the huge fur earings he wore on TOTP - I had a similar pair  :-[
#

Bridg, those were his sideburns.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 24, 2013, 12:43:39 PM




Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns?

With Trevor, it's the first thing most of us think of!
For me it's the huge fur earings he wore on TOTP - I had a similar pair  :-[
#

Bridg, those were his sideburns.   ;D

Jules
Nooo!! Oh dear I feel a right plonker now  :-[  and to think I walked around with those earings - I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns!!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 24, 2013, 02:45:08 PM
This could possibly be the most inappropriate post ever in an RIP thread but...




Bridg, those were his sideburns.   ;D

Jules
Nooo!! Oh dear I feel a right plonker now  :-[  and to think I walked around with those earings - I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns!!!


 ;D ;D ;D. Post of the year!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 24, 2013, 02:46:55 PM





Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns?

With Trevor, it's the first thing most of us think of!
For me it's the huge fur earings he wore on TOTP - I had a similar pair  :-[
#

Bridg, those were his sideburns.   ;D

Jules
Nooo!! Oh dear I feel a right plonker now  :-[  and to think I walked around with those earings - I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns!!!


theres loads of blokes out there who quite go for that class of thing


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on May 24, 2013, 04:01:55 PM






Another Spider gone. Why do I think of his sideburns?

With Trevor, it's the first thing most of us think of!
For me it's the huge fur earings he wore on TOTP - I had a similar pair  :-[
#

Bridg, those were his sideburns.   ;D

Jules
Nooo!! Oh dear I feel a right plonker now  :-[  and to think I walked around with those earings - I hope nobody thought they were MY sideburns!!!


theres loads of blokes out there who quite go for that class of thing
So Talkawhile's not the only site you visit then Jim?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 28, 2013, 06:30:04 PM
Is that the sort of site that gives you a Woody Woodmansey?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick the Stick on May 29, 2013, 03:37:01 PM
Oh God  ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tullist/raymond on May 30, 2013, 08:00:38 PM
While I know jazz music has virtually no currency in this realm I do believe there are one or two others of my stripe occasionally around here and in such here to note the passing of one of the music's finest pianists of the past 30 or so years , Mulgrew Miller from a stroke at 57 years old.
While carving out more than a notable career as a leader himself I came to know him through all the following associations, Art Blakey and the Jazzmessengers, Tony Williams Quintet and Betty Carter, all also gone from this world, plus too many others to name. Essentially a giant of his time and sorely missed. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/arts/music/mulgrew-miller-jazz-pianist-dies-at-57.html  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on June 02, 2013, 03:26:09 PM

While I know jazz music has virtually no currency in this realm I do believe there are one or two others of my stripe occasionally around here and in such here to note the passing of one of the music's finest pianists of the past 30 or so years , Mulgrew Miller from a stroke at 57 years old.
While carving out more than a notable career as a leader himself I came to know him through all the following associations, Art Blakey and the Jazzmessengers, Tony Williams Quintet and Betty Carter, all also gone from this world, plus too many others to name. Essentially a giant of his time and sorely missed. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/arts/music/mulgrew-miller-jazz-pianist-dies-at-57.html  

amen to all that, Raymond. Well-written obituary in The Guardian too (for a change)...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/31/mulgrew-miller-obituary


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on June 03, 2013, 09:09:50 AM
Graham Walker, late of The Grumbleweeds.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 06, 2013, 03:54:31 PM

Joey Covington, Airplane & Hot Tuna drummer, aged 67.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/joey-covington-dead/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on June 24, 2013, 02:57:05 PM
Bobby "Blue" Bland has gone "Farther Up the Road" - RIP
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/arts/music/bobby-blue-bland-soul-and-blues-balladeer-dies-at-83.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on June 24, 2013, 10:40:52 PM
Gary Pickford-Hopkins who played in 'Wild Turkey' (Glenn Cornick's post-Tull band) died a few days back.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on June 25, 2013, 08:22:01 AM

Bobby "Blue" Bland has gone "Farther Up the Road" - RIP
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/arts/music/bobby-blue-bland-soul-and-blues-balladeer-dies-at-83.html


An under-rated artist. He slipped under my personal radar for too many years. It was only when Mojo did an article on him I learned just how important this man was. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on June 25, 2013, 09:19:18 AM
A tribute to Trevor Grills.
Must be really hard for those concerned:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-23031116


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on June 25, 2013, 09:28:31 AM

Gary Pickford-Hopkins who played in 'Wild Turkey' (Glenn Cornick's post-Tull band) died a few days back.





Also vocalist on the original Journey to The Centre of the Earth album, wasn't he?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on June 25, 2013, 09:43:02 AM
Indeed he was:

http://www.rwcc.com/notice_garypickfordhopkins.asp


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on June 25, 2013, 01:37:28 PM


Joey Covington, Airplane & Hot Tuna drummer, aged 67.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/joey-covington-dead/


Ah thats sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick the Stick on June 25, 2013, 07:10:04 PM

Indeed he was:

http://www.rwcc.com/notice_garypickfordhopkins.asp

Oh dear. I met him in the gents at a Tull convention in Gravesend in 1996. As you do.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick the Stick on June 27, 2013, 10:24:02 AM
Alan Myers, drummer with Devo from 1976 - 1985 ish.
Saw them a few times in the seventies, then they just dropped off my radar completely.
Will now re-visit the first album/singles.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on July 27, 2013, 12:05:41 PM
JJ Cale - died last night. I've got a few of his albums, but I never saw him perform. Such a talented man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on July 27, 2013, 12:16:54 PM
Sad loss.Magnolia,from Naturally is one of my all time faves.R.i.p J.J.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on July 27, 2013, 12:59:11 PM

JJ Cale - died last night. I've got a few of his albums, but I never saw him perform. Such a talented man.


Oh no.  One of my other half's favourites.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nigel no longer of Lysander on July 27, 2013, 01:35:40 PM
Sad news indeed .

Cheers Nigel


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on July 28, 2013, 01:45:01 PM
Rocket 88 is reporting online that Mick Farren has died...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Addie on July 28, 2013, 02:23:58 PM
Only saw him at Sonic Rock last month!  Mind you he did seem in a very bad shape. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on July 28, 2013, 03:44:46 PM
Apparently he collapsed on stage at the Borderline whilst performing with the Deviants...and died in hospital shortly afterwards.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 28, 2013, 05:04:47 PM
I'm sure I watched a documentary recently with him in it (about UK music festivals maybe?)

I'm not familar with his work but he seemed a larger than life character. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: northseajoe on July 29, 2013, 07:33:48 PM
I know there are a few World Music devotees here, so I must share with sadness that Chiwoniso died last week at the ridiculously early age of 37.  A real innovator, blending traditional Zimbabwean forms with blues, jazz and reggae.

news:

http://worldmusiccentral.org/2013/07/25/renowned-zimbabwean-musician-chiwoniso-maraire-dies-at-37/

sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SVeaJS8ATg



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 06, 2013, 05:22:14 PM
The mighty George Duke - ace keyboard player, alumnus of Frank Zappa's band is no longer with us...  :'(



http://www.radiofacts.com/veteran-musician-george-duke-dies/


http://www.factmag.com/2013/08/06/legendary-fusion-musician-george-duke-has-died-in-los-angeles/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on August 06, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
Just saw that about George Duke and was heading here to post.... Really a bummer. He was one of my favorite keyboardists and seemed like an all around cool guy. I really regret not making more of an effort to catch one of his solo shows.....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Philip W on August 13, 2013, 10:05:31 AM
Louisa (formerly Louis) Killen on 9 August.
An obituary here by Heather Wood: http://singout.org/2013/08/10/louisa-jo-louis-killen-passes/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on August 13, 2013, 11:05:23 AM
Very sorry to hear this news. I met Louisa at the Soundpost workshops at Dungworth, near Sheffield back in 2011. (Run by Fay Hield and Nancy Kerr, amongst others).

I attended one of her singing sessions. She was very encouraging - even if (like me) you made a mess of things! RIP Louisa.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shelley on August 13, 2013, 11:15:28 AM
I met Louisa at the first Soundpost weekend too, and also briefly at Sidmouth not long before that.  My lasting memory of her will be a long chat we had about the problems of buying clothes when you are one size at the top and another at the bottom.  We were the exact opposites of each other size-wise, so she suggested we went shopping together.  A rather silly, but lovely memory.  RIP Louisa.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 13, 2013, 11:28:15 AM
John Brookes - Drummer with the Charlatans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23682282

Boy that's an unlucky band.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on August 13, 2013, 09:08:09 PM

John Brookes - Drummer with the Charlatans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23682282

Boy that's an unlucky band.

 he as called Jon not John  he hasn't been well for a couple of years, but i was still shocked when i heard about him in the car this after
RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on August 14, 2013, 06:12:14 PM
Original country music outlaw Tompall Glaser, age 79.

Thankfully we still have Willie, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver (when he's not shooting guys in the face).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on August 15, 2013, 10:33:18 AM
Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on August 15, 2013, 10:34:22 AM

Original country music outlaw Tompall Glaser, age 79.

Thankfully we still have Willie, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver (when he's not shooting guys in the face).


damn, what was that hit he had in the 70's?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on August 15, 2013, 10:49:01 AM
"Put Another Log On The Fire"?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on August 15, 2013, 05:31:20 PM

Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult


Shame, although not entirely unexpected given his health in recent years..good that he made it to the 40th reunion last year.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on August 15, 2013, 05:34:19 PM

Original country music outlaw Tompall Glaser, age 79.

Thankfully we still have Willie, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver (when he's not shooting guys in the face).


Thats a shame. A noted producer and writer of songs as well.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on August 15, 2013, 05:53:17 PM

"Put Another Log On The Fire"?
From memory:
Put another log on the fire
Cook me up some bacon and some beans
Go out to the car and fix my flat tire
Darn my socks and sew my old blue jeans

Put another log on the fire, baby
And come and tell me why you're leaving me

:)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on August 15, 2013, 08:02:29 PM

Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult


A major talent.  Such an awesome band...glad I got to see them back in the 90's.  So much more to them than *that* song.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: yotter on August 16, 2013, 11:12:10 AM
Today's Daily Telegraph has a very thoughtful obituary on Lou Killen:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10245684/Louisa-Jo-Killen.html
I first saw Lou in the '60s at Bristol University Folk Club - he had a fine voice and played a mean concertina. Years later, probably around 1999, I bumped into him in San Francisco at a sailing festival where he was singing sea shanties, including a great version of 'The Shoals of Herring'. He was certainly enjoying the local wine and ale, but managed to remember most of his words.  It was very surprising to learn what happened after this!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick the Stick on August 17, 2013, 03:57:36 PM
Didn't know about Alan Lanier, that's a real shame. One of the best US 70's bands, I feel.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on September 16, 2013, 05:00:33 PM
John Richard 'Jackie' Lomax (born 10 May 1944, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Died September 15, 2013) was an English guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his association with George Harrison and Eric Clapton. He resided in Ojai, California, United States, with his wife, Annie (previously Norma Richardson) mother of fashion photographer Terry Richardson.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 20, 2013, 09:30:00 AM

John Richard 'Jackie' Lomax (born 10 May 1944, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Died September 15, 2013) was an English guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his association with George Harrison and Eric Clapton. He resided in Ojai, California, United States, with his wife, Annie (previously Norma Richardson) mother of fashion photographer Terry Richardson.


Always had a soft spot for that Heavy Jelly track on the Island sampler,"Nice Enough To Eat". Didn't really know his work otherwise.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 20, 2013, 09:34:22 AM
Farewell Lindsay Cooper, finally succumbed to MS. Great bassoon player with Comus & Henry Cow & contributor to Egg, Oldfield, the Hatfields, Steve Hillage, etc, as well as a raft of solo stuff.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on September 20, 2013, 11:17:57 AM

Farewell Lindsay Cooper, finally succumbed to MS. Great bassoon player with Comus & Henry Cow & contributor to Egg, Oldfield, the Hatfields, Steve Hillage, etc, as well as a raft of solo stuff.


Oh that's sad. Another great Canterburyite gone.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on September 20, 2013, 09:56:55 PM

Farewell Lindsay Cooper, finally succumbed to MS. Great bassoon player with Comus & Henry Cow & contributor to Egg, Oldfield, the Hatfields, Steve Hillage, etc, as well as a raft of solo stuff.


Arguably played more oboe than bassoon didn't she, but, what the hell...was bloody good on both instruments.  Been very ill for a long long time, so no surprise, but a huge loss.  Very sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Adam W on October 08, 2013, 02:56:40 PM
From their official Facebook page, Phil Chevron from the Pogues :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 08, 2013, 02:58:06 PM

From their official Facebook page, Phil Chevron from the Pogues :(


56 years old.  Dear me.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on October 08, 2013, 03:14:15 PM
RIP Phil  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 08, 2013, 04:11:12 PM
Terribly sad.
Writer of my favourite Pogues track "Thousands Are Sailing"

RIP Phil


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Addie on October 08, 2013, 05:16:34 PM
He's been ill quite a while but immensely sad all the same, It's also one of my favourite tracks Bill.

Rest In Peace Sir.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on October 08, 2013, 05:32:57 PM
I think everyone really likes Thousands Are Sailing. Suddenly remembering another Pogues song of his (or maybe a co-write) called Lorelei which I like.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on October 09, 2013, 03:22:57 PM


Sad news indeed.

(Who would have taken bets all those years ago on Shane McGowan outliving other band members???)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on October 09, 2013, 03:24:39 PM



Sad news indeed.

(Who would have taken bets all those years ago on Shane McGowan outliving other band members???)



Indeed.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 09, 2013, 10:43:18 PM



Sad news indeed.

(Who would have taken bets all those years ago on Shane McGowan outliving other band members???)


Shane will probably outlive us all
i wouldnt have given him 6 months 15 years ago


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on October 11, 2013, 08:07:37 PM

From their official Facebook page, Phil Chevron from the Pogues :(

He was featured in Radio 4's "Last Words" this afternoon. I only just caught the end of it, but am downloading the podcast now.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on October 11, 2013, 08:35:45 PM
Ray Cooper (aka Chopper) had a nice recollection of him yesterday on his FB page.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on October 11, 2013, 08:39:32 PM

Ray Cooper (aka Chopper) had a nice recollection of him yesterday on his FB page.


Yikes..I read the first few words and thought Chopper had gone!



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on October 11, 2013, 08:51:22 PM
Glad you read it all the way through then!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 11, 2013, 09:21:41 PM


Ray Cooper (aka Chopper) had a nice recollection of him yesterday on his FB page.


Yikes..I read the first few words and thought Chopper had gone!


So did I :( I'm off to friend him on Fb..,


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 11, 2013, 10:17:34 PM

Ray Cooper (aka Chopper) had a nice recollection of him yesterday on his FB page.


Would I be correct in thinking that he was the much in-demand percussionist chap?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on October 11, 2013, 10:28:30 PM


Ray Cooper (aka Chopper) had a nice recollection of him yesterday on his FB page.


Would I be correct in thinking that he was the much in-demand percussionist chap?

Jules


No, he is the former bass player with the Oysterband.  There is another Ray Cooper who is indeed the percussionist of choice..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 11, 2013, 10:32:33 PM

No, he is the former bass player with the Oysterband.  There is another Ray Cooper who is indeed the percussionist of choice..


Either way I would be sorry.  RIP Mr Cooper.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 11, 2013, 10:39:39 PM


No, he is the former bass player with the Oysterband.  There is another Ray Cooper who is indeed the percussionist of choice..


Either way I would be sorry.  RIP Mr Cooper.

Jules


Er...Jules, I think you have got the wrong end of the stick here. Chopper was paying tribute to Phil Chevron.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 11, 2013, 10:46:09 PM

Er...Jules, I think you have got the wrong end of the stick here. Chopper was paying tribute to Phil Chevron.


Not only have I got the wrong end of the stick, but I proceeded to beat around the bush with it.   ::)

Long live both Ray Coopers!   :-[

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 11, 2013, 10:49:56 PM


Er...Jules, I think you have got the wrong end of the stick here. Chopper was paying tribute to Phil Chevron.


Not only have I got the wrong end of the stick, but I proceeding to beat around the bush with it.   ::)




Thank you Eric. You are a legend, a living legend, a legend who will live on long after most other living legends have died.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 11, 2013, 10:58:02 PM

Thank you Eric. You are a legend, a living legend, a legend who will live on long after most other living legends have died.


A legend in his own lunchtime.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 23, 2013, 11:28:41 AM
Gypie Mayo, former Feelgoods plank spanker, the only man who could have followed Wilko.
Real name John Cawthra, great guitarist and a decent bloke,RIP Gypie


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on October 24, 2013, 09:33:00 PM


Bugger - just spent a long drive today listening to the Feelgoods - both Wilko and Mayo

Saw them twice - once with each guitarist - I agree James, he was the only real successor to Wilko.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on October 24, 2013, 09:42:34 PM
I only ever saw him in 'the Yardbirds'.  Top guitarist.

Nice to see Wilko (or whoever operates his FB account) posted a brief message up there...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 27, 2013, 05:26:57 PM
Rolling Stone magazine are reporting the death of Lou Reed at 71 :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 27, 2013, 05:59:41 PM
Damn. Another important voice has been stilled.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 27, 2013, 06:58:41 PM
Just watching this now on BBC News :( I was a huge fan in the 70s, and Transformer is still played regularly at chez Bridgwit. He certainly lived a life, but 71 is still young...

RIP Lou


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Peter Taylor on October 27, 2013, 07:03:04 PM
RIP good memories

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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: neil fatea on October 27, 2013, 07:10:57 PM
Not always my favourite musician, but always an artist that knew how to push and inspire. A great loss to the wider music family


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on October 27, 2013, 07:50:39 PM
My least favorite music related news in quite some time.... Will definitely miss being able to believe that the next Lou Reed masterpiece could still be coming. His music (solo and with the VU) influenced me as a person so much.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 27, 2013, 08:15:13 PM
One of few who I regret never seeing live.
I should have done at the 1975 Reading festival, but he didn't show up.
RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 27, 2013, 08:18:02 PM

RIP good memories


I was at that one and the highlight of the night was the unexpected return of DM when i had been expecting tommy farnell


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on October 27, 2013, 09:25:57 PM
Classic quote when asked to play a request "i am not a human jukebox"  ;D
RIP Lou. Another great taken from us.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on October 28, 2013, 04:37:11 AM
Saw Lou Reed with Richie Havens (RIP), Pete Townshend and Joni Mitchell at the "Day in the Garden" concert in 1998, on my honeymoon.  Very grateful for the experience.  RIP Lou and condolences to Laurie Anderson, who had to cancel a recent Austin appearance due to Lou's illness.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on October 28, 2013, 08:42:31 AM
All of the news items seem to be focusing on 'Transformer' and before, as if he never did anything later.
Obviously the reporters haven't heard 'New York'.
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on October 28, 2013, 08:58:40 AM

All of the news items seem to be focusing on 'Transformer' and before, as if he never did anything later.
Obviously the reporters haven't heard 'New York'.
  


Or Berlin, but I suppose it's inevitable that the news people should focus on what was most commercially successful.

Heard on last night's news, 6pm. Initial surprise was followed by the recollection of a thread on  another forum saying tha the'd been in precarious health for some time - liver transplant.

I saw the film Berlin Live at St Anne's Warehouse just a couple of years ago and enjoyed it enormously - didn't expect to, as rock films aren't really my thing, but it was special.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on October 28, 2013, 02:17:56 PM
RIP Lou.

Another part of my adolescence gone.

http://youtu.be/CXwqakZskmo


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on October 28, 2013, 03:37:49 PM
Sad news, managed to catch him in Portsmouth on the Ecstasy tour back in 2000 : despite significant problems with Lou's guitar rig (the show was delayed by 1/2 an hour while the techs sorted it), a very enjoyable gig - I remember him playing Sweet Jane and, unexpectedly, Perfect Day. RIP, Mr Reed...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on October 28, 2013, 03:43:46 PM

Sad news, managed to catch him in Portsmouth on the Ecstasy tour back in 2000 : despite significant problems with Lou's guitar rig (the show was delayed by 1/2 an hour while the techs sorted it), a very enjoyable gig - I remember him playing Sweet Jane and, unexpectedly, Perfect Day. RIP, Mr Reed...


I saw him on that tour . Was it really so long ago!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on October 28, 2013, 03:49:16 PM


Sad news, managed to catch him in Portsmouth on the Ecstasy tour back in 2000 : despite significant problems with Lou's guitar rig (the show was delayed by 1/2 an hour while the techs sorted it), a very enjoyable gig - I remember him playing Sweet Jane and, unexpectedly, Perfect Day. RIP, Mr Reed...


I saw him on that tour . Was it really so long ago!!

Was unsure of the date myself so looked it up before posting - yes, 2000 does seem like an awfully long time ago !


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mark on October 28, 2013, 08:03:07 PM

All of the news items seem to be focusing on 'Transformer' and before, as if he never did anything later.
Obviously the reporters haven't heard 'New York'.
  


Whilst he obviously had a massive influence in the world of music, Transformer was undoubtedly been the high-point of his career. Subsequent albums varied from good to poor. New York was a good one, but even that was 25 years ago, so I think that the concentration on the Velvet Underground and his first couple of solo efforts is fair enough. They are the works that afforded him the position of influence that everyone acknowledges.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on October 28, 2013, 09:23:02 PM
I don't really like Transformer...or indeed *that* much of his solo career...but New York was a great album.

Let's face it, it was the Velvets and....with Lou. That was his real contribution.  And what a contribution.  I love that (I think it's Eno) quote...only 10,000 bought the first Velvets album...but all of them formed a band.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on October 29, 2013, 08:08:45 AM

I don't really like Transformer...or indeed *that* much of his solo career...but New York was a great album.




And I thought I was the only heretic. But you're right, New York is indeed, a masterpiece.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on October 29, 2013, 08:45:57 AM
I can remember seeing Lou reed on the whistle test, must have been early 70's and thinking Whoa!!
I think my dad made one or two comments too!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 30, 2013, 04:44:50 PM
The man was difficult and often hard to love, but for the Velvets alone Lou Reed was a major milestone in my musical education.  He earned his stripes, and the rest.  So long, Mr New York, and thanks.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 30, 2013, 07:10:26 PM

The man was difficult and often hard to love, but for the Velvets alone Lou Reed was a major milestone in my musical education.  He earned his stripes, and the rest.  So long, Mr New York, and thanks.

Jules


pretty much the way i feel about Lou, i loved the velvets, the material that was the bedrock of
 his career. Some of his solo stuff was great much was so-so and some awful. I saw him live 3 times in the early/mid 70's twice he was good, once he was desperately bad.
I'm glad he spent 71 years on our planet and left behind some great music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Big Ade on November 02, 2013, 07:52:11 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-24788829

Jack from the Alexander Brothers. Genuine Tartan twee and a bit music hall.  I had the pleasure of working with them quite a few times and while their music was not really to my taste, it was a real lesson in how to entertain an audience and present a show.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2013, 07:33:07 PM
This is preposterously moving...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 07, 2013, 07:53:46 PM

This is preposterously moving...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106


Yeah, that was the first thing I read online today.  I think Laurie was a good balance for Lou's more acerbic side.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on November 08, 2013, 11:18:49 AM

This is preposterously moving...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106


First time I've cried for a long time


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on November 08, 2013, 06:25:12 PM
That was indeed wonderful, thank you for posting it David.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on November 08, 2013, 09:01:08 PM
Very sad loss which I have just heard about Austin John Marshall who should be remembered for his production of Anthems in Eden, bringing together Davy Graham and Shirley Collins and much, much more.

http://www.goldminemag.com/news/obituaries-news/austin-john-marshall-remembering-phil-spector-folk-rock


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on November 12, 2013, 05:57:37 PM
Sir John Tavener, composer, musician, mystic.  Aged 69.

RIP, Sir John.

 :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2013, 06:10:07 PM

Sir John Tavener, composer, musician, mystic.  Aged 69.

RIP, Sir John.

 :(


Oh, that is a shame.  One talented chap.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on November 13, 2013, 08:46:33 AM

Sir John Tavener, composer, musician, mystic.  Aged 69.

RIP, Sir John.

 :(


A real loss. A key musical memory of my youth was being present at the world premiere of "Little Requiem for Father Malachi Lynch" in Winchester Cathedral. I'd never heard anything remotely like it before and there I guess began my exploration of modern composers, some that have an echo of Tavener in them, like Arvo Part and others of radically different style. As it happens I have a couple of Tavener CD's in the van on my travels. A listen to "Prayer of the Heart" is, I think, called for this evening.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on November 14, 2013, 12:18:54 AM
Just seen on the fclist:
Pete Haycock - lead/slide guitarist with Climax Blues Band, died last month of a suspected heart attack - only 62


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ollie on November 14, 2013, 12:36:32 AM

Sir John Tavener, composer, musician, mystic.  Aged 69.

RIP, Sir John.

 :(


Very sad - one of my favourite choral composers. We're singing his setting of The Tyger on Sunday, will have to make sure it's extra special.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 14, 2013, 08:41:37 PM

Just seen on the fclist:
Pete Haycock - lead/slide guitarist with Climax Blues Band, died last month of a suspected heart attack - only 62


That's very sad. Climax Chicago Blues Band were virtually the house band around my part of London at one time. Lost track of them once they became more famous & dropped the Chicago. Must dig out Plays On & Lot of Bottle when I get home.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on December 03, 2013, 09:22:37 AM
"Police & Thieves" singer, Junior Murvin, aged about 64 - 67.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25195933


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 06, 2013, 07:31:26 PM
Stan Tracey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25272088


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 07, 2013, 10:46:03 AM

Stan Tracey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25272088


OOps, I put this in celebrity deaths, which I saw first. Glad to have seen him live a couple of times. True elder statesman of British jazz.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on December 07, 2013, 12:23:45 PM
A million or so years ago, I saw Stan at Ronnie Scotts', a brilliant musician. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 07, 2013, 12:56:09 PM

A million or so years ago, I saw Stan at Ronnie Scotts', a brilliant musician. RIP.


i have to say, old bean, you've aged remarkably well  ::)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 09, 2013, 07:00:36 AM
Richard Coughlan of Caravan...on the 1st of Dec  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 09, 2013, 08:56:31 AM

Richard Coughlan of Caravan...on the 1st of Dec  :(


Sad . . .Another Canterburyite leaves us.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on December 09, 2013, 09:14:06 AM


Richard Coughlan of Caravan...on the 1st of Dec  :(


Sad . . .Another Canterburyite leaves us.


Great drummer, awful moustache, very sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on December 09, 2013, 06:49:41 PM


Stan Tracey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25272088


OOps, I put this in celebrity deaths, which I saw first. Glad to have seen him live a couple of times. True elder statesman of British jazz.


His latest album is brilliant. His playing reminds a bit of Monk.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Zoe on December 10, 2013, 01:32:05 PM
The Amazing Mr Smith  :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ78Kz7cquw


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on December 10, 2013, 03:22:12 PM

The Amazing Mr Smith  :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ78Kz7cquw

Incredibly sad news - a guitar maestro, a comic beyond compare : once seen, never forgotten, RIP Derek "The [Truly] Amazing Mr." Smith.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ollie on December 11, 2013, 10:35:12 PM


The Amazing Mr Smith  :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ78Kz7cquw

Incredibly sad news - a guitar maestro, a comic beyond compare : once seen, never forgotten, RIP Derek "The [Truly] Amazing Mr." Smith.


Very sad, especially given the circumstances - http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10870361.Death_plunge_victim_named_as_popular_musician/?ref=var_0


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JeremyRS on December 12, 2013, 08:38:04 AM
Only saw him a few times but each one was wonderful and great fun.  Much more talent and skill than he was often given credit for too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on December 17, 2013, 12:25:34 AM
Country legend Ray Price... :(

Mrs. John From Austin and I possess front row tickets for his scheduled performance in January 2014 at the Paramount Theater.

As I have told the Mrs. many times, "We have to go to San Antonio to see B.B. King!"  "I have to go to St. Louis to see Chuck Berry!"  "We need to see Willie at the Backyard this weekend!"  How many chances do you get?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 17, 2013, 06:39:19 PM
Here is Ray Price at Farm Aid Festival, two years ago. Wonderful for anyone to sing like that, but this man was 83 at the time.
A real loss. Check out some of his 50s and early 60's stuff too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Jdm8DtXwA   :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on December 23, 2013, 11:25:11 PM
Dave Higgs, guitarist and founder of Eddie and the Hot Rods died on Saturday after losing his fight with cancer.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Neil on January 04, 2014, 02:29:07 AM
Phil Everly has gone:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-phil-everly-of-the-everly-brothers-dies-at-74-20140103,0,2091176.story#axzz2pOJ7rJXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1ig-dYuLk


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on January 04, 2014, 04:03:44 AM
Really sad to hear this news. Great favourites from my childhood days, and beyond.  :(  :'( :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 04, 2014, 04:17:38 AM
Those harmonies..... :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 04, 2014, 05:17:49 AM
The Everlys were one of the brightest stars to shine. Incredible harmonies, with that extra bit of magic of the supposed "third" voice. RIP Phil.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 04, 2014, 05:28:03 AM
I'd heard the Everly Brothers a lot on the radio as I grew up and liked the tunes,especially Bird Dog, which appealed most to a five year old,but it was only when I found some EB records in my parents collection a few years later and listened to them properly that the harmonies got me,particularly on Crying In The Rain,a unique and special sound (a lot like when I really paid notice of Karen Carpenter's voice around the same time).
A few years after that,I had cause to be annoyed at my parents who went to see them live and they didn't ask me if I wanted to go,because they thought I wouldn't be interested as I was into Pink Floyd.I put them straight on that,so the next concert they went to, they bought me a ticket....to see Showaddywaddy...it was good fun but not a rare chance to see legends from the proper rock 'n roll era.
I know the brothers weren't as harmonious personally as musically,and that that sound was lost to us some time before,but it is sad that we will never hear them sing together again.
R.I.P Phil.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 04, 2014, 08:05:19 AM

Those harmonies..... :(


The only ones who come close are Crosby and Nash.
RIP Phil


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: DarrenWilliams on January 04, 2014, 08:14:33 AM
The Everly brothers are my dads favourite artist and I therefore have more than a soft spot for them. My first ever concert was the Everly brothers at the Liverpool empire in 1985, with Albert lee on guitar. I was 12 at the time but still thought it was wonderful.  I really like some of their 'later' stuff like love is strange, roots, stories we could tell etc. Phils solo album, star spangled Springer, also has some great tracks. Sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 04, 2014, 09:13:52 AM
I got 'dragged along' to the Albert Hall in '83.  It was jawdroppingly good.  I hardly ever listen to them, but they're always in my head somewhere..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 04, 2014, 10:17:06 AM
Very sad news :( they w


Those harmonies..... :(


The only ones who come close are Crosby and Nash.
RIP Phil
I'd add Simon & Garfunkel to that list, but Phil & Don were IMHO the best. RIP Phil


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 04, 2014, 10:45:56 AM


Those harmonies..... :(


The only ones who come close are Crosby and Nash.
RIP Phil

Sad news. I was only reading Graham Nash's autobiography the other day where he cites the Everlys as a source of inspiration. I'm sure he was but one of many.

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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 04, 2014, 10:57:16 AM
Best two-part harmonies ever.  I really must do something about filling the Everlys-shaped hole in my record collection.  I know all those hits so well from hearing them everywhere.  Massive influence on The Beatles and the N part of CSN.  RIP Phil.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 04, 2014, 11:06:18 AM

Very sad news :( they w


Those harmonies..... :(


The only ones who come close are Crosby and Nash.
RIP Phil
I'd add Simon & Garfunkel to that list, but Phil & Don were IMHO the best. RIP Phil


Without The Everlys, it's been said we wouldn't even have Simon and GArfunkel, at least as we know them. RIP MR. Everly.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 04, 2014, 11:40:37 AM

Best two-part harmonies ever.  I really must do something about filling the Everlys-shaped hole in my record collection.  I know all those hits so well from hearing them everywhere.   RIP Phil.

Jules


Yes, me too. Phil even managed to make a great record with Cliff Richard so he must have been good. His solo album from around 1982 used to get played a lot when I worked in a record store and I always enjoyed it.

Being part of that first generation of rock n rollers I am almost surprised that he wasn't older. Just goes to show how very young they were at the time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on January 04, 2014, 11:44:15 AM
They made a beautiful sound.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on January 04, 2014, 11:53:05 AM
My father's younger brother did have a lot singles, several of them were by The Everly Brothers, I did borrow them from him when I was about eleven years old, also around that time in ice cream parlours there were juke boxes were you could hear (amongst others) The Everly Brothers. All those songs are etched in my memory and even now after all those years although my music preference had changed over the years I still do have a soft spot for them.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 04, 2014, 10:46:31 PM



Those harmonies..... :(


The only ones who come close are Crosby and Nash.
RIP Phil

Sad news. I was only reading Graham Nash's autobiography the other day where he cites the Everlys as a source of inspiration. I'm sure he was but one of many.


I'm currently reading that and was actually in the section where Nash & Clarke were doimg an Everley style act when the news broke.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on January 06, 2014, 02:28:02 AM
Just remembering Sandy singing "When Will I be Loved" on the album No More Sad Refrains.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 06, 2014, 08:47:59 AM

Just remembering Sandy singing "When Will I be Loved" on the album No More Sad Refrains.  :(


Yes, that duet with Linda Thompson. 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on January 06, 2014, 06:24:57 PM


Just remembering Sandy singing "When Will I be Loved" on the album No More Sad Refrains.  :(

It is off the Bunch - Rock On I think and also the no more sad refrains compilation. Really great harmonies from two great singers.

Yes, that duet with Linda Thompson. 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 06, 2014, 10:45:33 PM
RIP Phil Everly - We had the pleasure of seeing them appear as the special guests of Simon and Garfunkel at the Frank Erwin Center on my 40th birthday in 2004.  To my knowledge, that was the only time in my adult life I was within 500 miles of an Everly Brothers appearance.

I remember they played only four songs - according to the setlist I dug up online, they were:  ´Wake Up Little Susie´´All I Have to Do is Dream´
´Let It Be Me´ and ´Bye Bye Love´ [joined by Simon and Garfunkel]

I will never forget hearing "All I Have to Do is Dream," just the two of them with acoustic guitars, singing to 10,000 hushed fans in an echoey basketball arena.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 20, 2014, 06:52:25 PM
Claudio Abbado, conductor.  RIP, maestro.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 24, 2014, 10:50:55 AM
Ronny Jordan - jazz (& damn funky!) guitarist.  Only 51....  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 28, 2014, 06:56:33 AM
Pete Seeger  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 28, 2014, 07:08:28 AM
 :'(    RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 28, 2014, 07:15:28 AM
Oh bugger - I read a post just yesterday celebrating that he was still alive.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on January 28, 2014, 09:03:06 AM
A very sad loss, but what a life well lived!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 28, 2014, 09:05:34 AM

Pete Seeger  :(


What a shame. He seemed indestructible but it was a mighty innings.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 28, 2014, 09:25:09 AM
A good innings indeed. And a great contribution to the folk world.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on January 28, 2014, 09:34:16 AM
A great man, a great life and a tremendous inspiration. Can't think of anyone who gets close to his spirit, charm and persistence, not to mention his musical contribution.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on January 28, 2014, 09:52:21 AM
Pete Seeger was my introduction to folk and whilst he "had a good innings" I am sadder than I could ever imagine today


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 28, 2014, 10:21:12 AM
I'm really sad at this mornings news. Pete has been such an influence to so many lives. Not just hundreds, or thousands. Many millions would be more like it.

He reached out to me, a kid in mid teens, in the mining town of Castleford, all the way from America. He had a universal appeal. He had an energy that few will ever match. Rest in peace.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 28, 2014, 11:18:54 AM
Having never heard of Bill and only heard Little Boxes by Pete, as a schoolboy I found a live album by Pete and Big Bill Broonzy in the cheap racks. It was wonderful and I still have it.

RIP Pete.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 28, 2014, 12:05:46 PM
I didn't realise until I heard an obit on him earlier just how much of his music I know - and had sung heartily when I was (much) younger

RIP Mr Seeger


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 28, 2014, 12:15:08 PM

I'm really sad at this mornings news. Pete has been such an influence to so many lives. Not just hundreds, or thousands. Many millions would be more like it.

His music reached out to me as a kid in my mid teens.  He had a universal appeal. He had an energy that few will ever match. Rest in peace.


A friend in America wrote this earlier today.

Sadness at the passing of Pete Seeger is to be expected. He seemed so invincible, fighting every injustice at every turn, the strength of the community. However, we also will celebrate the joy of life that was, AND IS, Pete Seeger. Peaceful rest, Pete. We celebrate you and your life through every song we sing that you introduced us to, wrote or found. Make a joyful noise, world, make a joyful noise!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on January 28, 2014, 12:27:28 PM
Never considered myself a fan but reading about his back catalogue I realise that his music touched my life in a major way.

RIP Pete, a good innings and some fine songs.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 28, 2014, 12:49:35 PM
Jeremy Vine honoured Pete Seeger by playing "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" today.

Then he dishonoured Pete by talking over the final line.  :(

Arlo Guthrie wrote:

Pete Seeger:

I usually do a little meditation and prayer every night before I go to sleep - Just part of the routine. Last night, I decided to go visit Pete Seeger for a while, just to spend a little time together, it was around 9 PM. So I was sitting in my home in Florida, having a lovely chat with Pete, who was in a hospital in New York City. That's the great thing about thoughts and prayers- You can go or be anywhere.

I simply wanted him to know that I loved him dearly, like a father in some ways, a mentor in others and just as a dear friend a lot of the time. I'd grown up that way - loving the Seegers - Pete & Toshi and all their family.

I let him know I was having trouble writing his obituary (as I'd been asked) but it seemed just so silly and I couldn't think of anything that didn't sound trite or plain stupid. "They'll say something appropriate in the news," we agreed. We laughed, we talked, and I took my leave about 9:30 last night.

"Arlo" he said, sounding just like the man I've known all of my life, "I guess I'll see ya later." I've always loved the rising and falling inflections in his voice. "Pete," I said. "I guess we will."

I turned off the light and closed my eyes and fell asleep until very early this morning, about 3 AM when the texts and phone calls started coming in from friends telling me Pete had passed away.

"Well, of course he passed away!" I'm telling everyone this morning. "But that doesn't mean he's gone."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 28, 2014, 01:02:42 PM
I wrote this on my Facebook, and it seems appropriate to repeat here-

R.I.P. Pete Seeger. We had the privilege of seeing Pete just last summer at his own festival-Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, a reminder that we owe Pete a lot for a clean Hudson River, compared to what it used to be. So there he was, in his 90's last summer, still getting young and old singing along, telling jokes and clearly enjoying himself. 20 years or so I also saw Pete at a tribute to Woody Guthrie in Central Park, where again, he held his own against the younger acts on the bill. As the Oysterband just wrote, RIP doesn't seem fitting, but simply, Peace


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 28, 2014, 01:40:35 PM
Peggy Seeger's Tribute: http://www.peggyseeger.com/about/videos/peggy-seeger-videos/its-pete/view


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on January 28, 2014, 08:57:10 PM
Harry Chapin's tribute.  RIP Pete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N3-obj0Xvk


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 28, 2014, 09:30:11 PM
RIP Pete Seeger.

When Mrs. J From A and I were up in the Bethel/Woodstock NY area years ago, the local paper profiled neighborhood resident Pete Seeger.  Apparently, he was picketing a local store that refused to hire union labor.  By himself, every day.  At the time, he was only 79 years old.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on January 28, 2014, 10:06:52 PM
The first LP I ever owned was "We Shall Overcome" Pete Seeger live at Carnegie Hall 8th June 1963. I don't think I realised for many years what an influence it was to be. It was my introduction to folk music, to Pete and to the whole concept of music as a means of protest and resistance.

When the full concert was released on CD of course I bought it and am listening to it now as I type this. It is fair to say that without Pete and this album I may not have discovered so much other wonderful music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 03, 2014, 09:47:52 AM
Bunny Rugs of reggae/soul band Third World.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 04, 2014, 09:36:12 AM
I just learned today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Trevor Lucas. Time really does fly. It seems so recent. He was only 49, but  his contribution to the Fairport 'family' was substantial.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 04, 2014, 09:59:06 AM

I just learned today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Trevor Lucas. Time really does fly. It seems so recent. He was only 49, but  his contribution to the Fairport 'family' was substantial.


Certainly was.  Good spot, Alan.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 04, 2014, 11:03:50 AM


I just learned today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Trevor Lucas. Time really does fly. It seems so recent. He was only 49, but  his contribution to the Fairport 'family' was substantial.


Certainly was.  Good spot, Alan.
Yes. I was a bit disappointed at the 40th anniversary Cropredy that more wasn't made of Trevor. I wasn't a fan (of Fairport) 25 years ago, but I've read quite a bit about them since and it seems to me Trevor kept it all together during some pretty lean years. I could be mistaken of course


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 04, 2014, 11:12:35 AM
When they have the anniversary years 'everyone up on stage' ones they generally play a fair amount of Fotheringay and Fairport with Trevor era material...with Jerry leading the guitar line.

He was certainly a strong part of the Fairport lineup, but only for 3 years and 3 albums, all of which are flawed but contain some great work, much of it his...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on February 04, 2014, 11:19:07 AM
Crivens. 25 years? I caught one of his early shows with the new band after the chaotic Manor Sessions period, at North East London Poly & he & JD just blew me away. The 1982 appearance is one of my all time favourite Cropredy memories. Bless 'im.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on February 04, 2014, 06:26:04 PM
Much maligned, but I always liked his work with Fairport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc   :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 04, 2014, 06:26:50 PM

Much maligned, but I always liked his work with Fairport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc   :)


Really?  By whom...?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on February 04, 2014, 06:36:39 PM


Much maligned, but I always liked his work with Fairport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc   :)


Really?  By whom...?
The only one I can think of is Clinton Heylin, but the less said about that the better.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on February 04, 2014, 06:37:21 PM
Most of the books that we've read.

This was always one of my favourites Trevor compositions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7tTfHKwTRM


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 04, 2014, 07:06:20 PM
Joe Boyd has never exactly sung Trevor's praises either.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on February 04, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
RIP Trevor Lucas, indeed. I am a huge fan of Rosie/Nine/RFTM, as well as Fotheringay, and his contributions particularly.

The Way I Feel, The Ballad of Ned Kelly, Knights of the Road, Polly on the Shore and Restless are in constant rotation on the iPod.  And what would Hungarian Rhapsody, Meet on the Ledge or Down Where the Drunkards Roll be without that deep bass vocal?

Or Si Tu Dois Partir without that triangle?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on February 04, 2014, 11:17:40 PM
RIP Trevor...Bring 'Em Down (a Lucas original) is one of the finest songs in the FC catalogue...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on February 04, 2014, 11:24:20 PM

RIP Trevor...Bring 'Em Down (a Lucas original) is one of the finest songs in the FC catalogue...


It is indeed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 05, 2014, 09:43:02 AM
The stuff I'v e heard which was critical of Trevor, and bear in mind I'm  not  Fpt scholar, has been about how he conducted his personal life. He wasn't always faithful after his marriage, it's been said. I don't know how true this is or to what extent he strayed.  These things can be complicated.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 05, 2014, 11:26:22 AM
I've just been listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc  

I want this at my funeral! What a beautiful song  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 05, 2014, 11:45:21 AM

I've just been listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc  

I want this at my funeral! What a beautiful song  :)  


One of Bob's finest.  I'm playing it in a couple of weeks at a birthday bash.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: gower flower (Shirl) on February 05, 2014, 01:36:04 PM
That is a terrific version by Trevor. I wonder if that album is still available?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on February 05, 2014, 02:42:11 PM
I have always found him very good singer and he certainly added something to Fairport.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on February 05, 2014, 06:42:46 PM

I've just been listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc  

I want this at my funeral! What a beautiful song  :)

/quote]


Keep up Bridget, I posted that 2 days ago!  I thought that you read all my postings to see if I've slagged off any prog rockers!!!    ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 05, 2014, 06:43:25 PM

That is a terrific version by Trevor. I wonder if that album is still available?



Aye...used for a reasonable cost http://www.amazon.co.uk/Attic-Tracks-1972-1984-Sandy-Denny/dp/B000024IJC  Copies on eBay and elsewhere too of course..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 05, 2014, 07:20:39 PM
And his version of The Town I Loved So Well isn't shabby either, on the same album.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 05, 2014, 10:32:03 PM


I've just been listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-s9QKuoIZc  
I want this at my funeral! What a beautiful song  :)

Keep up Bridget, I posted that 2 days ago!  I thought that you read all my postings to see if I've slagged off any prog rockers!!!    ;)
I know you wouldn't be so crass Sir....  ;)

Anyway you know how it is with us proggers - we're so far behind the times  ::)

Just how far can we drift away from the topic?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on February 06, 2014, 07:42:18 AM
RIP Beach Boy Carl Wilson, 1998 : can it really be 16 years ago ? The lead voice of God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Darlin', the soul of Kokomo. A nice commemorative article here :

http://www.examiner.com/article/carl-wilson-s-spirit-lives-on-his-music


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 06, 2014, 11:23:46 AM

And his version of The Town I Loved So Well isn't shabby either, on the same album.


That whole album is unfairly overlooked, IMO. Boxes sets? Pshaw.  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 06, 2014, 11:34:55 AM


And his version of The Town I Loved So Well isn't shabby either, on the same album.


That whole album is unfairly overlooked, IMO. Boxes sets? Pshaw.  8)


I don't have it.  I think maybe I should do something about that.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 11, 2014, 10:27:36 PM
He actually passed about two weeks ago, but Johnny Allen, pianist and arranger for both Motown and Stax. He shared a Grammy Award with Isaac Hayes for Shaft.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on February 14, 2014, 07:03:50 AM

Sean Potts - founder member of the Chieftains.

Died Tuesday and funeral today.

Those early albums seem dated now of course, but incredibly fresh in their day and Potts whistle playing was masterful


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 14, 2014, 08:43:10 AM


Sean Potts - founder member of the Chieftains.

Died Tuesday and funeral today.

Those early albums seem dated now of course, but incredibly fresh in their day and Potts whistle playing was masterful


RIP Sean.  Sad that the Chieftains are becoming so depleted.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on February 14, 2014, 09:26:55 AM
Only Paddy Moloney left from the oiginal Cheiftains. RIP Sean.
 i just realised it over 50 years ago their first lp came out


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 14, 2014, 02:37:47 PM
I saw something about that the other day in passing, but yes, it is indeed sad that only Paddy is left of the original lineup. RIP Sean.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on February 14, 2014, 06:35:21 PM
 :(

Reminds me I should go see the Chieftains (Paddy and the Replacements?) at the River Bend Center, coming up shortly.

Must talk to the Mrs.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 14, 2014, 06:42:23 PM

 :(

Reminds me I should go see the Chieftains (Paddy and the Replacements?) at the River Bend Center, coming up shortly.

Must talk to the Mrs.


Well to be fair Sean Keane has been there since the 60's, Kevin Conneff since the 70's and Matt Molloy since '79 or so if I recall correctly, so they aren't exactly replacements


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on February 14, 2014, 08:16:35 PM
Going to see The Chieftains with Ry Cooder in June..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on February 14, 2014, 08:55:46 PM

Going to see The Chieftains with Ry Cooder in June..


Who's driving - you or Ry?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on February 14, 2014, 09:00:34 PM


Going to see The Chieftains with Ry Cooder in June..


Who's driving - you or Ry?


Ry of course...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on February 14, 2014, 09:40:23 PM



Going to see The Chieftains with Ry Cooder in June..


Who's driving - you or Ry?


Ry of course...
Well, he is crazy bout an automobile


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on February 18, 2014, 08:46:17 PM
Bob Casale (aka 'Bob 2') of DEVO has died. Bummed I didn't make their last tour.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on February 19, 2014, 07:52:55 AM

Bob Casale (aka 'Bob 2') of DEVO has died. Bummed I didn't make their last tour.  :(


Sad news, another part of my youth gone,

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/18/devo-guitarist-bob-casale-dead-61/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on February 19, 2014, 07:53:08 PM

Bob Casale (aka 'Bob 2') of DEVO has died. Bummed I didn't make their last tour.  :(


Ditto.  They came to Austin twice in the last few years and I missed both, gosh damnit.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on February 23, 2014, 03:07:21 PM
Francesco Di Giacomo, lead vocalist of Italian prog band Banco Mutuo Soccorso, aged 67, in a car accident.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 26, 2014, 09:16:49 AM
http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/paco-de-lucia-r-i-p.344702/



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tony H on March 04, 2014, 09:32:09 AM
Mat Fox, founder of Barely Works and Happy End.  Inspiring teacher.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/mar/03/mat-fox-obituary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za1cjn0HmMk


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: DarrenWilliams on March 04, 2014, 09:39:29 AM

Mat Fox, founder of Barely Works and Happy End.  Inspiring teacher.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/mar/03/mat-fox-obituary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za1cjn0HmMk



I only knew of him as a member of the Barely Works, and an amazing hammered dulcimer player. I wasn't aware of all his later activities. Sad news, but thanks for posting.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on March 04, 2014, 09:49:22 AM
Shame, 57 is so young...  :'(

I loved The Barely Works.. so much energy and always made me smile.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on March 04, 2014, 04:01:12 PM
Oh that is a shame, I loved The Barely Works. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 10, 2014, 11:40:54 PM
Jerry Corbitt of the Youngbloods, which he founded with Jesse Colin Young.

Corbitt left the Youngbloods in 1969 before the recording of Elephant Mountain to work on a solo career. His first success came in 1971 touring with Charlie Daniels in the duo Corbitt and Daniels. While he did record a couple of solo albums, his main work from the 70's on was in production, starting with Don McLean's Castles in the Air and going on to work with such artists as Pete Seeger, Buffy St. Marie, Janis Ian, Charlie McCoy, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Joy of Cooking, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, Felix Pappalardi and many others. He also worked on numerous movies, TV shows and commercials. - http://www.vintagevinylnews.com

Jesse wrote in Facebook:

Jerry Corbitt is gone from this world. We lost him this weekend. He left peacefully and willingly having lost a long battle with lung cancer. He was my best friend and I miss him. There seems to be a hole in my life now and I'm trying to fill it with memories of him and all the adventures we shared creating the Youngbloods.
I just watched Jerry singing Grizzly Bear on the Dick Clark show. That was the fall of 1966. He is so young and handsome and his voice so strong in that video, strong as his love of ragtime music learned from the old folk guitar masters. We still lived in New York when the first album came out but we were destined to play the Avalon Ballroom in the Spring of 1967 and head west that next September. We caught the leading edge of the summer of love and knew we belonged in San Francisco.
Jerry and I drove my funky little Valiant across the country together. We were so excited and full of the dreams of a new life in the hills of West Marin. What a time! It has all happened way to quickly. And now I shall have to press on without him. But this video is how I will remember him....young and strong and full of dreams. And I will carry the strength of our friendship with me always.

Grizzly Bear (http://-http://youtu.be/JbRvXhyFmZY)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 17, 2014, 07:26:26 AM
Scotty Asheton, erstwhile Stooges drummer, 64.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 17, 2014, 08:34:26 AM

Scotty Asheton, erstwhile Stooges drummer, 64.


Now it really has to be time to call a halt to the reunited Stooges, surely?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 17, 2014, 09:29:25 AM
Iggy said several years ago that The Stooges died with Scott's brother Ron Asheton in 2009. The current band is Iggy and the Stooges which, admittedly, is a fine distinction. Toby Dammit took over on drums after Scott's stroke in 2011.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on March 17, 2014, 10:26:04 AM

Toby Dammit took over on drums after Scott's stroke in 2011.


I just realised I've seen Toby a few times drumming with Iggy in the years before he reformed the Stooges. He also goes by the name of Larry Mullins.  Sad to hear of Scott's passing though. I hadn't heard about him having a stroke.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 17, 2014, 10:42:49 AM


Toby Dammit took over on drums after Scott's stroke in 2011.


I hadn't heard about him having a stroke.


Me either.  Or that he hadn't been playing in The Stooges of late.  I guess this means that the show will go on after all.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 17, 2014, 10:49:07 AM
Last I was reading (can't remember where) was that Iggy had left the Stooges who've just recorded a lot of post-Raw Power stuff but put it out under Williamson's name?  The law of diminishing returns in all its glory...  Scott was a top drummer.  RIP.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 18, 2014, 07:18:18 PM
Joe Lala (Manassas, Gene Clark et al).  

Had no idea he was an actor in recent decades...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 18, 2014, 08:10:26 PM

Joe Lala (Manassas, Gene Clark et al).  


A master of percussion.  RIP Joe.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on March 27, 2014, 07:50:36 PM
Not sure where I should have posted this but, it's 14 years ago today that Ian Robins Dury passed away.  14years!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Zoe on March 27, 2014, 08:12:24 PM
I don't know that any of you would have heard of him but Coventry singer songwriter Rod Felton died yesterday.

He was one of the first folkies I ever came across, at Brinklow Wurzel bush folk club, he was a very funny man and a very good song writer and guitarist, in a band called the Modern Idiot Grunt Band with Rob Armstrong guitar maker.  I only got to see him do a few floor spots and some small festival spots but it made me wish I had been around in his younger years when he performed a lot more in Coventry and surrounding areas, he was a real character, there are some you tube clips but they don't do him justice.  

I wish he had recorded his songs on CD  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on March 27, 2014, 10:32:20 PM
Sad news indeed. Rod was a familiar site when I first started going to folk clubs around cov.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on March 28, 2014, 06:55:56 PM

I don't know that any of you would have heard of him but Coventry singer songwriter Rod Felton died yesterday.

He was one of the first folkies I ever came across, at Brinklow Wurzel bush folk club, he was a very funny man and a very good song writer and guitarist, in a band called the Modern Idiot Grunt Band with Rob Armstrong guitar maker.  I only got to see him do a few floor spots and some small festival spots but it made me wish I had been around in his younger years when he performed a lot more in Coventry and surrounding areas, he was a real character, there are some you tube clips but they don't do him justice.  

I wish he had recorded his songs on CD  :(



Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't 'Rod's Song' on Shelagh McDonald's first album about him?  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 29, 2014, 08:59:14 AM


I don't know that any of you would have heard of him but Coventry singer songwriter Rod Felton died yesterday.

He was one of the first folkies I ever came across, at Brinklow Wurzel bush folk club, he was a very funny man and a very good song writer and guitarist, in a band called the Modern Idiot Grunt Band with Rob Armstrong guitar maker.  I only got to see him do a few floor spots and some small festival spots but it made me wish I had been around in his younger years when he performed a lot more in Coventry and surrounding areas, he was a real character, there are some you tube clips but they don't do him justice.  

I wish he had recorded his songs on CD  :(



Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't 'Rod's Song' on Shelagh McDonald's first album about him?  


I believe so  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on March 29, 2014, 10:02:10 AM



I don't know that any of you would have heard of him but Coventry singer songwriter Rod Felton died yesterday.

He was one of the first folkies I ever came across, at Brinklow Wurzel bush folk club, he was a very funny man and a very good song writer and guitarist, in a band called the Modern Idiot Grunt Band with Rob Armstrong guitar maker.  I only got to see him do a few floor spots and some small festival spots but it made me wish I had been around in his younger years when he performed a lot more in Coventry and surrounding areas, he was a real character, there are some you tube clips but they don't do him justice.  

I wish he had recorded his songs on CD  :(



Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't 'Rod's Song' on Shelagh McDonald's first album about him?  


I believe so  :)


Lovely song - -I always wondered if it was about a real person.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on March 31, 2014, 02:14:43 PM
Father Joe Frazier - founding member of the Chad Mitchell Trio
Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye
http://www.chadmitchelltrio.com/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 01, 2014, 11:24:54 AM
Frankie Knuckles - one of the originators of "house". Only 59...  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 07, 2014, 09:35:37 AM
Jesse Winchester at 69 RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on April 07, 2014, 09:43:50 AM

Jesse Winchester at 69 RIP


Really heartbroken at this news. My wife and I loved him from his first album RIP Jesse Winchester.  :'(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA0CowCWtgw

When I first met Elvis Costello, Jesse Winchester was his favourite artist along with Dylan and the Band.  Listen to the sound/production of the track above if proof were needed. Costello briefed the engineer on his first album to try and duplicate that sound.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 08, 2014, 11:49:10 AM
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith - guitarist.

As well as writing the tune that gave him his nickname, he wrote "Feudin' Banjos", and successfully sued the studio that used a (renamed) cover version on the Deliverance soundtrack.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on April 08, 2014, 01:24:24 PM

Jesse Winchester at 69 RIP

Not sure that he has died yet, he is very ill, but still clinging on

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/04/07/jesse-winchester-gravely-ill/7414733/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on April 08, 2014, 11:30:08 PM


Jesse Winchester at 69 RIP

Not sure that he has died yet, he is very ill, but still clinging on

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/04/07/jesse-winchester-gravely-ill/7414733/


If gravelly I'll can be good news,then that is good news


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: samnitzberg (Sam) on April 09, 2014, 02:09:25 AM
Saw Jesse Winchester for the first time just a few months ago.  Absolutely amazing, intricate guitar playing (while singing, of course) and he never once looked at his guitar.  Basically had my mouth open the whole show.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: samnitzberg (Sam) on April 09, 2014, 06:39:44 PM
Here's a nice example of Jesse Winchester never looking anywhere but at the audience, on Elvis Costello's "Spectacle" program:  http://youtu.be/5uKGWpqnS8E


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on April 13, 2014, 12:26:06 AM
Apparently Jesse Winchester is dead according to the Grauniad
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/12/jesse-winchester-musician-songwriter-dies


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick on June 19, 2014, 10:49:41 PM
So Gerry Goffin has died...

RIP Gerry


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 20, 2014, 08:44:16 AM
Goffin/King may not have been the hippest writing team, but they were up there with the very, very best.  RIP Gerry Goffin.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on June 20, 2014, 09:50:42 AM

Goffin/King may not have been the hippest writing team, but they were up there with the very, very best.  RIP Gerry Goffin.

Jules


They were pretty dam' hip in their day. Will You Love Me Tomorrow alone, does it for me.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on June 20, 2014, 10:15:40 AM
Yup,-still - one of my heart-stoppers...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 20, 2014, 10:24:43 AM
Other Goffin/King standouts include:

Up On The Roof (Drifters)
Take A Giant Step (Monkees)
Sometime In The Morning (Monkees)
Goin' Back (Byrds + Dusty Springfield)
Wasn't Born To Follow (Byrds)
Pleasant Valley Sunday (Monkees)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin + Carole King)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on June 20, 2014, 10:39:38 AM

Other Goffin/King standouts include:

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin + Carole King)

Jules

- and Chris While! - I'm hoping for a spirited rendition tomorrow night  ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 20, 2014, 12:53:37 PM
Some of my favourite music, him and Carole were a great writing team.

RIP Mr Goffin, your music will live on  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 20, 2014, 02:53:03 PM
RIP Mr Goffin. So sad for Carole.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 20, 2014, 03:00:44 PM

RIP Mr Goffin. So sad for Carole.


They parted a long, long time ago, but, still, I imagine she's feeling pretty raw.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul B on June 21, 2014, 08:11:47 AM
One Fine Day
I'm into something good
Take good care of my baby
Some kinda wonderful
I can't make it alone

All great songs to add to the list.RIP Gerry


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on June 23, 2014, 09:25:22 AM


Other Goffin/King standouts include:

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin + Carole King)

Jules

- and Chris While! - I'm hoping for a spirited rendition tomorrow night  ;D


Sorry if I shouldn't requote, but Chris While did indeed sing 'A Natural Woman' on Saturday night, and it brought the house down - or rather, brought the field to its feet - superb!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on June 23, 2014, 10:01:24 AM



Other Goffin/King standouts include:

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin + Carole King)

Jules

- and Chris While! - I'm hoping for a spirited rendition tomorrow night  ;D


Sorry if I shouldn't requote, but Chris While did indeed sing 'A Natural Woman' on Saturday night, and it brought the house down - or rather, brought the field to its feet - superb!


Absolutely stunning. ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on June 23, 2014, 03:25:51 PM
Felix Dennis, co-editor of Oz magazine, aged 67. Not a musician as such, but very much part of the late 60s/early 70s underground sub-culture. Ended up with a fortune of around £500 million from his publishing company apparently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27972771


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 24, 2014, 04:08:01 PM

Felix Dennis, co-editor of Oz magazine, aged 67. Not a musician as such, but very much part of the late 60s/early 70s underground sub-culture. Ended up with a fortune of around £500 million from his publishing company apparently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27972771


Poignant. The Oz trial happened  around the time I was just beginning to become aware of the Counterculture.  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on June 28, 2014, 03:42:16 AM
Soul legend Bobby Womack, age 70. R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on June 28, 2014, 01:45:39 PM

Soul legend Bobby Womack, age 70. R.I.P.


"its all over now"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 04, 2014, 12:02:35 PM
JAZZ GREAT AND FATHER OF NEW AGE-WORLD MUSIC, PAUL HORN, PASSES AT 84

Internationally acclaimed musician and recording artist Paul Horn passed away Sunday morning, June 29 after a brief illness. He was 84. Horn is survived by his wife Ann Mortifee, his sons Robin and Marlen, stepson Devon, 4 grandchildren -Brittany, Tyler, Jonah, Ana- and daughters in law Robin, Alison and Beth. The family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from people around the world who admired Horn as a musician and respected him as a man of great integrity and deep philosophical principles. A private memorial-celebration of life is being planned.

http://paulhornmusic.com


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on July 12, 2014, 09:50:37 AM
Tommy Ramone.  Now they're all gone.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on July 12, 2014, 10:41:36 AM
Hey ho
Let's.............gone


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on July 12, 2014, 07:01:16 PM
Charlie Haden today too.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 13, 2014, 03:27:05 PM

Charlie Haden today too.  :(


Yes, a great loss.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 15, 2014, 08:52:09 AM

JAZZ GREAT AND FATHER OF NEW AGE-WORLD MUSIC, PAUL HORN, PASSES AT 84

Internationally acclaimed musician and recording artist Paul Horn passed away Sunday morning, June 29 after a brief illness. He was 84. Horn is survived by his wife Ann Mortifee, his sons Robin and Marlen, stepson Devon, 4 grandchildren -Brittany, Tyler, Jonah, Ana- and daughters in law Robin, Alison and Beth. The family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from people around the world who admired Horn as a musician and respected him as a man of great integrity and deep philosophical principles. A private memorial-celebration of life is being planned.

http://paulhornmusic.com


Doesn't anyone remember Inside the CAthedral, Inside the TAj Mahal etc??


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 15, 2014, 09:13:34 AM

[/quote]

Doesn't anyone remember Inside the CAthedral, Inside the TAj Mahal etc??
[/quote]

Yep, "Inside" at the Taj Mahal was one of my favourite post lysergic lps when I were a lad.  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 16, 2014, 04:44:28 PM




Doesn't anyone remember Inside the CAthedral, Inside the TAj Mahal etc??
[/quote]

Yep, "Inside" at the Taj Mahal was one of my favourite post lysergic lps when I were a lad.  :)
[/quote]

Cripes yes, See also- -  Beaver and Krause: Ghandarva, w. Gerry Mulligan.  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 17, 2014, 09:47:48 AM
Strongly rumoured that Johnny Winter has died. Not yet officially confirmed as far as I can see but seems genuine.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 17, 2014, 09:56:26 AM

Strongly rumoured that Johnny Winter has died. Not yet officially confirmed as far as I can see but seems genuine.
I've just got this from Google
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/07/r-i-p-johnny-winter-blues-legend-dead-at-70/

Funny - I was watching him on BBC Guitar legends on the weekend and thinking I must try and see him next time he tours the UK. Such energy.

Never mind, RIP Johnny and your amazing guitar skills.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2014, 10:03:17 AM
I love blues but could never take to Johnny Winter's solo records, he didnt seem to have a quality control option,just went on and on. Then i got his lps with Muddy Waters, where he had to play with restraint and he was fabulous. I love those records but still wish he had shown similar restraint on his own stuff.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on July 17, 2014, 03:24:23 PM
pretty much what Jim said, shame he's gone though.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on July 17, 2014, 05:55:28 PM
I saw Johnny and Edgar Winter many, many, many years ago. At the time I thought them absolutely fabulous. Although I never followed his career, I am sorry he has left us.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 20, 2014, 11:36:10 AM
RIP, Mr Winter.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on August 01, 2014, 02:22:20 PM
Dick Wagner, aged 71. Played guitar for Lou Reed, Alice Cooper and dozens of other albums by the likes of Aerosmith, Kiss and Rod Stewart.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 01, 2014, 03:44:23 PM

Dick Wagner, aged 71. Played guitar for Lou Reed, Alice Cooper and dozens of other albums by the likes of Aerosmith, Kiss and Rod Stewart.



He was also frontman and lead guitarist for a band called The Frost, in the late 60's/early 70's.  Their first album, that I puchased, was imaginatively entitled 'Frost Music', if memory serves me right.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on August 01, 2014, 04:10:31 PM
Fans of what might justifiably be termed Rory Gallagher's mid seventies pomp will be saddened and/or surprised to hear of the passing of drummer Rod de'Ath. I know I was.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on August 01, 2014, 11:52:35 PM

Fans of what might justifiably be termed Rory Gallagher's mid seventies pomp will be saddened and/or surprised to hear of the passing of drummer Rod de'Ath. I know I was.

i saw photos of Rod at lou martins funeral and he didnt look a particularly well man. Thats only Gerry McAvoy left from Rory's great mid-late 70's band. RIP Rod


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on August 02, 2014, 10:04:20 AM

i saw photos of Rod at lou martins funeral and he didnt look a particularly well man. Thats only Gerry McAvoy left from Rory's great mid-late 70's band. RIP Rod


It seems Rod didn't have the best of times after being ousted from Rory's band. He emigrated to the States, got married and had a baby, but during a return visit to the UK had an accident when running for a moving train in which he lost an eye and ended up in a coma with brain damage and total memory loss. When his wife left their New York apartment to visit him in hospital it was cleared out by looters. As a result they stayed in London and started again, but although his memory returned slowly his injuries meant he could no longer play. Pretty tragic story, RIP Rod.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 02, 2014, 12:11:51 PM

Fans of what might justifiably be termed Rory Gallagher's mid seventies pomp will be saddened and/or surprised to hear of the passing of drummer Rod de'Ath. I know I was.


Didn't know this. Sad. I believe RG kept the same band for a long time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on August 02, 2014, 02:26:50 PM


Fans of what might justifiably be termed Rory Gallagher's mid seventies pomp will be saddened and/or surprised to hear of the passing of drummer Rod de'Ath. I know I was.


Didn't know this. Sad. I believe RG kept the same band for a long time.

 He joined in 1972 and the last lp he appeared on was calling card from 76, after which he and Lou Martin got the push and he was replaced by Ted McKenna from the SAHB. So not that long a time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on August 22, 2014, 02:44:57 PM
Two very big names in traditional music passed away the last 2 days. Legendary Cape Breton fiddle player Buddy MacMaster (Natalie MacMaster's uncle) was 89. Also, the legendary Jean Redpath, age 77. Both very important to the tradition.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on August 26, 2014, 12:16:31 PM
Belated post, but Jean Redpath RIP:
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/22/jean-redpath


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: garrypbrooks on August 26, 2014, 12:51:28 PM


Fans of what might justifiably be termed Rory Gallagher's mid seventies pomp will be saddened and/or surprised to hear of the passing of drummer Rod de'Ath. I know I was.

i saw photos of Rod at lou martins funeral and he didnt look a particularly well man. Thats only Gerry McAvoy left from Rory's great mid-late 70's band. RIP Rod

Very sad. Rod's drumming had his critics - e.g. Roger Glover -  but for me the Rod-Gerry-Lou team were the best band Rory ever had.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Rory. on August 28, 2014, 03:15:19 PM

Two very big names in traditional music passed away the last 2 days. Legendary Cape Breton fiddle player Buddy MacMaster (Natalie MacMaster's uncle) was 89. Also, the legendary Jean Redpath, age 77. Both very important to the tradition.



I knew about Jean Redpath, but I've only just heard about Buddy MacMaster.

Buddy was a true master of his style.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on August 29, 2014, 09:29:30 PM
Glenn Cornick from Jethro Tull

http://jethrotull.com/glenn-cornick-290814/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on August 29, 2014, 09:32:27 PM

Glenn Cornick from Jethro Tull

http://jethrotull.com/glenn-cornick-290814/
Now that's a shame. A bit surprising he never caught on with another successful group.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 29, 2014, 11:04:41 PM
 :(  Loved his work with early Tull and with Wild Turkey. Rest easy fella.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on August 30, 2014, 01:27:01 AM
RIP Glenn


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on August 31, 2014, 09:50:47 AM
It's amazing how sad stories like this (which once might have got a paragraph on page 37 of the Grauniad) now feature on the front page of the BBC News website....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on August 31, 2014, 05:09:47 PM
Lovely comment on BBC report from Glenn Cornick's son: "To the end he was brilliant and cantankerous." Hope someone says that about me!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tony H on August 31, 2014, 11:59:54 PM
Was he Cropredy one year?
I know I spoke to him somewhere but can't place it.

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 01, 2014, 03:25:15 AM

Was he Cropredy one year?
I know I spoke to him somewhere but can't place it.

RIP


1996 I think it was.....Maart mentioned it on FB when he mentioned Glenn's passing.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tony H on September 01, 2014, 10:18:50 AM
Yes it was!  I've looked at my programme from 1996 and there's a notice that he'd be doing a signing on Saturday afternoon.
( I got him to autograph it.)

Blimey, nearly 20 years ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on September 02, 2014, 10:14:32 PM
According to his obit, he lived out his life in Hilo, Hawaii, a magical place where I could imagine doing the same.  RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on September 04, 2014, 08:20:43 PM
RIP [non-musician performer] Joan Rivers.

Mrs. John From Austin and I saw her at the Paramount Theater on May 30.  She performed with the energy and stamina of a 20-year old.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on September 04, 2014, 08:24:16 PM

RIP [non-musician performer] Joan Rivers.


For non-musical stars, we post obits here, John:-

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=40861.msg666008#msg666008

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: vanessa on September 05, 2014, 12:31:19 PM

"Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel OFFICIAL

It is with a heavy heart that we must report that Lincoln Anderson passed away today at 5.30pm, after a long illness. Steve and all the band and crew send their deepest sympathy to Lincoln's wife, Shereen, and his family and close friends"

He was the bass player in the current Cockney Rebel line-up. RIP. :(



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on September 07, 2014, 11:50:55 AM
Stuart Gordon, long time collaborator with Peter Hammill and in recent years part of the Steve Tilston Trio, from cancer.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: brianleach on September 09, 2014, 08:28:49 AM
Reverting to Glenn Cornick's demise he even got an obituary in the Times. It's actually a classic and includes his son's comment previously mentioned.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on September 12, 2014, 09:26:25 PM
Another bass player has left us. John (Johnny) Gustafson. Played with The Big Three and The Merseybeats.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 12, 2014, 10:05:42 PM

Another bass player has left us. John (Johnny) Gustafson. Played with The Big Three and The Merseybeats.


I saw him playing with Roxy Music and also Bullet after John Cann and Paul Hammond left Atomic Rooster


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 14, 2014, 09:16:38 AM
Also Quatermass, Hard Stuff and The Ian Gillan Band.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on September 14, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
The Crusader's Joe Sample aged 75 from lung cancer - R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on September 15, 2014, 11:15:12 AM
Bob Crewe, aged 83. He wrote the Frankie Valli hits Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Rag Doll and Patti Labelle's Lady Marmalade.  

That last song gave my brother-in-law the only french phrase he knew for years, Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? ;D.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 15, 2014, 12:00:07 PM

The Crusader's Joe Sample aged 75 from lung cancer - R.I.P.


I missed this. That is sad. I didn't realise that he was that sort of age, though the Crusaders heydey is of course now 35 years or so ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on September 15, 2014, 01:37:27 PM


The Crusader's Joe Sample aged 75 from lung cancer - R.I.P.


I missed this. That is sad. I didn't realise that he was that sort of age, though the Crusaders heydey is of course now 35 years or so ago.


That is sad news...I also imagined he would be quite a lot younger...Time does pass by quickly... :-\

I bought my first and only Crusaders album (Street Life) just a couple of months ago...Initially to get the incredible title track with Randy Crawford...Ended up enjoying the whole (mostly instrumental) LP though !... 8) ...RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 16, 2014, 03:36:55 PM
I also liked Joe's contribution co-writing with Will Jennings, most of the songs on B.B King's Midnight Believer l.p. R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on September 20, 2014, 11:25:55 AM
I just learned the great Kenny Wheeler has passed away aged 84. A great loss. I've always loved anything he was invovled in, and he was partly responsible for my entry into the world of jazz.

https://www.facebook.com/ecmrecords


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on September 26, 2014, 11:56:43 AM
Christopher Hogwood - conductor, keyboard player, musicologist, leading light of the Academy of Ancient Music. Only 73.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on October 02, 2014, 10:11:08 AM
Just seen that Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of just 64.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on October 02, 2014, 10:55:21 AM
How sad, and so young! Back in the day I did rather have a crush on her - those sultry looks and that cute beauty spot..... and I did rather like some of her stuff, despite the waltzing with Stewpot


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 02, 2014, 11:51:46 AM
She was the closest we had to Kate Bush before Kate Bush came along.

RIP Lynsey.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on October 02, 2014, 01:55:24 PM
Sad to hear this on 1pm news. Rip Lyndsey.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 02, 2014, 09:50:21 PM
There's a rockabilly Lindseyon Saturday night
Are you gonna be there?
I got my invite.
Gonna bring  your records?
Ooh will do!

It was a golden age Lynsey. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on October 02, 2014, 10:41:27 PM
Well sugar me!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

So sad, she was a bit special


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on October 05, 2014, 06:52:47 PM
No more raiding for Paul Revere: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/raiders-leader-paul-revere-dead-at-76-20141005


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on October 10, 2014, 12:41:07 PM
Just read in "Songlines" that U (Uppalapu) Srinavas - mandolinist with Remember Shakti (and many other music groups) has died; he was only 45. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on October 20, 2014, 07:13:02 PM
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Raphael-Ravenscroft-legendary-saxophonist-Gerry/story-23275505-detail/story.html

Raphael Ravenscroft R.I.P.

Possibly the most well known sax part ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIw09oqsYo


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on October 21, 2014, 09:49:39 AM
My absolute favourite sax solo on one of my favourites songs, off one of my favourite albums. RIP Raf


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on October 21, 2014, 10:41:34 AM
You mean it wasn't Bob Holness????
Sad to lose such a talent so relatively young. Other than Baker St. he did some sterling work with Marvin Gaye and sessioned with dozens (hundreds?) of others - probably on the strength of his signature masterpiece.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on October 21, 2014, 11:51:46 AM
Sad news of the death of John Holt, most famous possibly for writing the tide is high, or his cover of Help me make it through the night. I was introduced to his music by my wife and admired his ability to put his stamp on whatever song he sang with an honesty of emotion in his delivery.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 21, 2014, 12:02:39 PM

Sad news of the death of John Holt, most famous possibly for writing the tide is high, or his cover of Help me make it through the night. I was introduced to his music by my wife and admired his ability to put his stamp on whatever song he sang with an honesty of emotion in his delivery.


John Holt recorded some classics, from Ali Baba through to Police In Helicopter.  He shall be missed.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on October 21, 2014, 02:31:38 PM

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Raphael-Ravenscroft-legendary-saxophonist-Gerry/story-23275505-detail/story.html

Raphael Ravenscroft R.I.P.

Possibly the most well known sax part ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIw09oqsYo


This made the BBC Lunchtime News today. Not bad for someone who's name most people would not recognise. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on October 21, 2014, 07:51:59 PM

Sad news of the death of John Holt, most famous possibly for writing the tide is high, or his cover of Help me make it through the night. I was introduced to his music by my wife and admired his ability to put his stamp on whatever song he sang with an honesty of emotion in his delivery.


A couple of days earlier drummer Style Scott died.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Drummer--Style--Scott-KILLED_17735543


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on October 22, 2014, 07:49:23 AM


http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Raphael-Ravenscroft-legendary-saxophonist-Gerry/story-23275505-detail/story.html

Raphael Ravenscroft R.I.P.

Possibly the most well known sax part ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIw09oqsYo


This made the BBC Lunchtime News today. Not bad for someone who's name most people would not recognise. RIP.


Telegraph obit says that Pete Zorn was offered the Baker St job but turned it down. Later in life Ravenscroft sessioned for, among others, Robert Plant.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on October 22, 2014, 10:42:38 AM


Sad news of the death of John Holt, most famous possibly for writing the tide is high, or his cover of Help me make it through the night. I was introduced to his music by my wife and admired his ability to put his stamp on whatever song he sang with an honesty of emotion in his delivery.


A couple of days earlier drummer Style Scott died.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Drummer--Style--Scott-KILLED_17735543


Bummer, Roots Radics were probably the best reggae band around for many years.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 23, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
Alvin Stardust - aged 72


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on October 23, 2014, 12:28:37 PM
...Shane Fenton to my generation.   :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on October 23, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
Shane went hand in glove with Alvin.
Nice bloke. Gave lots of people some good times. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on October 23, 2014, 07:28:55 PM
I saw him when I was a college.....he put on a great show which I still remember.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on October 24, 2014, 07:54:41 AM
He was from Mansfield...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on October 24, 2014, 10:00:19 AM

Alvin Stardust - aged 72


Prostate cancer apparently.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 25, 2014, 03:53:22 PM
The death of Jack Bruce has been announced by his family on his website at the age of 71.

Some people are dismissing this as a hoax but the website would have had to be hacked.  The truth will come out eventually.

If it is true, I am very sad, JB is/was an immense musical talent.



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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on October 25, 2014, 04:06:40 PM

The death of Jack Bruce has been announced by his family on his website at the age of 71.

Some people are dismissing this as a hoax but the website would have had to be hacked.  The truth will come out eventually.

If it is true, I am very sad, JB is/was an immense musical talent.



This is being reported in some quarters as a hoax, who knows maybe the rumours of the hoax are the hoax. Someone is making a sick "joke" anyway.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 25, 2014, 04:21:10 PM
His Facebook, Twitter feed and Website all say that he has, indeed, died.

The Press Association also have reported it here (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/cream-guitarist-jack-bruce-dies-151323624.html#bMAoUnr)

The first time I saw Jack Bruce was at the 1972 Melody Maker Poll Winners' Gig at the Oval in London. He was guesting with Focus when a string broke. He adjusted the tuning as he played and carried right on. An immense talent, a fantastic musician and a bluesman of legend.

Here he is with Ginger Baker and Gary Moore. Wonderful (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=528tHNC5jm0).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on October 25, 2014, 04:51:53 PM
RIP Jack Bruce - a musical giant...I shall be playing Songs For A Tailor later and raising a glass...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on October 25, 2014, 04:56:49 PM
Now confirmed by his publicist, sigh. Everyone's got to go but it still pains me to hear the news

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29772926


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 25, 2014, 05:06:21 PM

RIP Jack Bruce - a musical giant...I shall be playing Songs For A Tailor later and raising a glass...


I can't believe Jack went before Ginger.  Unexpected (to me, at least).

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on October 25, 2014, 05:07:50 PM
Sad news indeed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on October 25, 2014, 05:12:44 PM
No words.
Cream were just THE band in my late teens.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 25, 2014, 06:10:32 PM
Sad news.
Someone on FB said RIP, at least until Ginger pops his clogs.
Which made me laugh.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on October 25, 2014, 06:37:27 PM
I was lucky enough to see Jack Bruce with his band in the (relatively) intimate surroundings of the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh in 84 and 85 when he did shows on the Festival Fringe. I didn't know any of his solo material but he played some of the old Cream favourites including White Room. I remember his drummer playing his kit with his hands rather than sticks on one number to great effect. Funny the things that stick in your memory from gigs.

I dug out my copy of the Cream compilation Strange Brew earlier and had forgotten how great his vocals were on Swlabr...

"you've got that rainbow feel, but the rainbow has a beard" 

8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 25, 2014, 08:52:42 PM
I'm very sad about this. I was a big Cream fan and hoped to see Jack play live one day.

RIP Mr Bruce


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: garrypbrooks on October 26, 2014, 09:36:16 AM


RIP Jack Bruce - a musical giant...I shall be playing Songs For A Tailor later and raising a glass...


I can't believe Jack went before Ginger.  Unexpected (to me, at least).

Jules


Yes, me too. I recall hearing that the charmless Mr Baker was once voted "rock musician lest likely to survive the sixties"(!)
Music apart, I loved Jack's dry humour. A fine example: ""It's a knife-edge thing between me and Ginger. Nowadays, we're happily co-existing in different continents [Bruce lives in Britain, Baker in South Africa] ... although I was thinking of asking him to move. He's still a bit too close"."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Simon Withers on October 26, 2014, 12:25:49 PM
I managed to see and hear Jack Bruce only the once...it was at Nottingham Palais in 1984. Jack was part of the Alexis Light Orchestra (a tribute concert to Alexis)...performing with Jack that evening in June were Ian Stewart, Charley Watts, Jimmy Page, Paul Jones, Dick Heckstall Smith, Don Weller, Willie Garnet, John Picaro, Roger Sutton and Ruby Turner.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on October 27, 2014, 09:54:26 AM
Oh my, another of the Gods of my youth has gone! RIP Jack and thanks for the momentous contribution.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on October 28, 2014, 06:41:30 PM
Very fortunate to see Cream 9 years ago at Madison Square Garden. Apparently I didn't know quite how fortunate until I was told that they very nearly didn't go on because of extreme ructions between JB and GB backstage.  It was only sorted out by EC laying down the law.  Ironic given that he was very much the junior partner in the sixties. Glad he did because they were phenomenal.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick on November 02, 2014, 08:13:28 PM
Time to say goodbye to the Stranger on the Shore. Acker Bilk has died at the age of 85.

RIP

Nick


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on November 02, 2014, 08:30:16 PM
Vivid memories of watching the tv prog and rushing out to buy the ep of the music... I even ended up living in Brighton.  A profound effect on my life. Rip indeed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on November 02, 2014, 10:36:29 PM
Acker's playing on Sandy's Full Moon complimented her voice superbly, making it one of my favourite of her songs. An icon of his times. May he RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David W on November 03, 2014, 08:39:29 AM
Stranger on the Shore was part of the soundtrack to my childhood - mainly because my brother played clarinet and seemend to be constantly practising that piece for some school concert or another.

DW


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on November 06, 2014, 10:59:29 PM
 :-[
Damn! Maggie Boyle is gone - announced by Maart on FB.
RIP lovely lady


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2014, 06:41:13 AM

 :-[
Damn! Maggie Boyle is gone - announced by Maart on FB.
RIP lovely lady


Oh no...  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 07, 2014, 07:29:06 AM
Rick Rosas, "The Bass Player", from many a Neil Young band and project, has passed away.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 07, 2014, 08:51:31 AM

Rick Rosas, "The Bass Player", from many a Neil Young band and project, has passed away.

Jules


Just heard that too...very sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on November 07, 2014, 12:31:22 PM

 :-[
Damn! Maggie Boyle is gone - announced by Maart on FB.
RIP lovely lady


Oh No. I knew she was ill. I only saw her once, duetting on stage with Al Stewart . . .


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on November 07, 2014, 01:57:43 PM


 :-[
Damn! Maggie Boyle is gone - announced by Maart on FB.
RIP lovely lady


Oh no...  :(


I was only yesterday reading an interview with her published on 4th November in the Irish Post.How sad.
http://www.irishpost.co.uk/entertainment/singer-maggie-boyle-life-music


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 07, 2014, 10:51:28 PM
So sad...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on November 07, 2014, 11:22:11 PM

Rick Rosas, "The Bass Player", from many a Neil Young band and project, has passed away.

Jules


Rick The Bass Player and Joe Walsh autographed my copy of "Got Any Gum?" at Harmony House records in Austin, back in 1987 or 1988.  Rick was very pleasant, chatting with all the folks standing in line to get Joe's autograph.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on November 12, 2014, 01:45:41 AM
Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson of The Sugarhill Gang, the first rap single to hit the top 40 charts way back in 1979.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 12, 2014, 02:52:03 AM
 :( Shame. One of those ' I can remember where I first heard it' records. I was prone to loving the funky bassline anyway, but the vocal delivery was something new and it grabbed my attention. R.A.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on November 14, 2014, 09:18:34 AM
Tim Hauser, founder & leader of Manhattan Transfer, aged 72, from a heart attack.

RIP (ratatatata)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on November 14, 2014, 09:56:50 AM
Chanson no more.............


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on November 14, 2014, 11:54:20 AM
Or even chanson de mort?

Another one gone - Johnny Elichaoff (aka drummer Johnny Toobad from Fripp's "League of Gentlemen"). RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 14, 2014, 09:27:37 PM

Or even chanson de mort?

Another one gone - Johnny Elichaoff (aka drummer Johnny Toobad from Fripp's "League of Gentlemen"). RIP


Who the hell knew he was Mr Trinny Woodall?  Well, not me, for one...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on November 18, 2014, 10:09:28 PM
Jeff Fletcher of Northern Uproar hit by a lorry!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on November 20, 2014, 08:43:43 AM
Jimmy Ruffin - RIP. One of the iconic voices of my youth.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 20, 2014, 08:45:20 AM

Jimmy Ruffin - RIP. One of the iconic voices of my youth.


You just beat me to it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30111017



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on November 20, 2014, 09:26:33 AM
Yes indeed. Jimmy Ruffin had a voice that stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard "What becomes of the broken hearted?". Rest easy, Jimmy.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on November 20, 2014, 11:34:18 AM
Earworm alert!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on November 20, 2014, 07:16:55 PM
Farewell is a lonely sound. Sleep well Jimmy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 20, 2014, 07:44:32 PM

Jeff Fletcher of Northern Uproar hit by a lorry!!

It happened right outside the building where our Catherine works, theres a les paul among the flower tributes left at the lights where he was decapitated.
RIP Jeff


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 20, 2014, 08:44:18 PM

theres a les paul among the flower tributes left at the lights where he was decapitated.


I fear that won't be there in the morning.   :-\

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 20, 2014, 11:47:36 PM


theres a les paul among the flower tributes left at the lights where he was decapitated.


I fear that won't be there in the morning.   :-\

Jules


I'll let you know.
 I go there twice a day to drop the daughter off and pick her up
the day it happened she was working late so her husband picked her up, the traffic was in chaos, it happened on the A6 which is a hellishly busy road at all times


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 21, 2014, 02:50:26 PM


theres a les paul among the flower tributes left at the lights where he was decapitated.


I fear that won't be there in the morning.   :-\

Jules


It was still there at 8.45 this morning and at 12.30  i tried to take a photo but the lights were green, the car was moving and i didnt get a chance.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 21, 2014, 03:37:11 PM

It was still there at 8.45 this morning and at 12.30  i tried to take a photo but the lights were green, the car was moving and i didnt get a chance.


I'm pleasantly staggered.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 21, 2014, 08:16:57 PM


It was still there at 8.45 this morning and at 12.30  i tried to take a photo but the lights were green, the car was moving and i didnt get a chance.


I'm pleasantly staggered.

Jules


It almost gives you some hope for the human race :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on November 23, 2014, 10:12:04 PM
I've read on Facebook that Clive Palmer from the Incredible String Band has died...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 24, 2014, 11:40:19 AM
I've just this minute heard that sad news too.  C.O.B. was his greatest triumph in my opinion.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on November 24, 2014, 01:00:48 PM
Very sad to hear about Clive... A day of C.O.B. (and the debut ISB album) is in order.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on November 24, 2014, 01:27:18 PM
Sorry, what's C.O.B.? I was a devotee in the 60s, but am I being thick?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on November 24, 2014, 01:36:58 PM

Sorry, what's C.O.B.? I was a devotee in the 60s, but am I being thick?


Clive's Original Band of 'Spirit of Love' and 'Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart.'  :) I'm listening to 'Spirit of Love' for the first time in ages and it is EXCELLENT.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on November 24, 2014, 02:13:29 PM
Ah! Thank you! Not sure I'm ready to revisit... was dreadfully disappointed when I saw ISB in the 90s(?), but may give it go.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sandra on November 24, 2014, 02:27:58 PM
Last saw him in Glastonbury in late 2010. He was looking very frail then.

I've been a fan since first seeing the ISB in 1967 and love their music, though I admit that at times the quality was hit and miss when you saw them live.

I've been lucky enough to see Clive Palmer, Mike Heron and Robin Williamson individually live in recent years and always hoped for a reunion, though this was always a pipe dream as they all said a resounding 'No' to the very idea. No chance at all now  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on November 25, 2014, 04:30:52 PM
 :'(I'm gutted about Clive. I'm a great ISB follower, as may be evident from my posts, and have always admired Clive as much as any other member. Everything he's been involved in has been of worth . i wasreading gRaeme Hood's book not very long ago. Oh God and i was just reflecting on Robin's age recently too - he looked noticeably older when  i saw him a nd briefly spoke to him this year.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on November 25, 2014, 04:35:29 PM

Ah! Thank you! Not sure I'm ready to revisit... was dreadfully disappointed when I saw ISB in the 90s(?), but may give it go.


coB were much earlier than the 90s ISB. I saw the reformed ISB too and agree they were rather ramshackle.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 25, 2014, 04:50:35 PM


Ah! Thank you! Not sure I'm ready to revisit... was dreadfully disappointed when I saw ISB in the 90s(?), but may give it go.


coB were much earlier than the 90s ISB. I saw the reformed ISB too and agree they were rather ramshackle.


I don't think they were anywhere near as awful as many on here seem to think...but I do tend to think that Clive's banjo-led contributions were some of the high points.  The 2 COB albums are '71-'72.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on November 25, 2014, 06:01:47 PM
Ahh! Patchouli is in the air...
I think I lost interest after Wee Tam, although I do have 'Echo Coming Back' which I quite enjoyed. Somehow didn't make a connection to C.O.B. but then there was a lot I missed back then...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on November 25, 2014, 07:14:25 PM
Anyobe remembe mike mush?
He introduced me to a lot of mus i,  including ISB, and i remember Robin at OFF.

Weird, in a good way.
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 25, 2014, 07:21:22 PM

Somehow didn't make a connection to C.O.B. but then there was a lot I missed back then...


They weren't exactly flying out of the record shops so I won't hold that against you...  ;) :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John Beresford on November 25, 2014, 07:25:06 PM
I bought a warped copy of COB's 'Spirit of Love' in a Tandy closing down sale on account of it having Ralph McTell's name on the sleeve. I love it still, and have gone on to collect as much of Clive's work as I can find. Sleep well, Clive.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 25, 2014, 07:30:24 PM
Here's a little bit of local press about Clive's death:

http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Musicians-pay-tribute-Cornish-folk-scene-legend/story-24675230-detail/story.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on November 26, 2014, 02:23:04 PM



Ah! Thank you! Not sure I'm ready to revisit... was dreadfully disappointed when I saw ISB in the 90s(?), but may give it go.


coB were much earlier than the 90s ISB. I saw the reformed ISB too and agree they were rather ramshackle.


I don't think they were anywhere near as awful as many on here seem to think...but I do tend to think that Clive's banjo-led contributions were some of the high points.  The 2 COB albums are '71-'72.


Althought I'm guilty of introducing the word, I always feklt the ramshackle-ness of the ISB was part, possibly an essential part, of their charm. From what I know, Robin didn't like rehearsing but loved, and still loves, performing, so you get what you get on the night, if you go to see them. I saw them on Milennium night which was the first Mike/Robin live reunion, and then a couple of years later, and lastly I think around 2003, when it was Mike's band, really, though including Clive. I've never not enjoyed seeing them.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 26, 2014, 08:10:58 PM


theres a les paul among the flower tributes left at the lights where he was decapitated.


I fear that won't be there in the morning.   :-\

Jules


The Les Paul is still there. :D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 26, 2014, 09:24:29 PM

The Les Paul is still there. :D


It must be a sh!t copy, or have a cracked neck, or something, surely?   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 27, 2014, 10:04:51 AM


The Les Paul is still there. :D


It must be a sh!t copy, or have a cracked neck, or something, surely?   ;)

Jules

i dont know, ive not had a close up look at it, but if anyone was going to rob it they probably wouldnt hang around to inspect it first.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 27, 2014, 10:38:07 AM

i dont know, ive not had a close up look at it, but if anyone was going to rob it they probably wouldnt hang around to inspect it first.  


If this carries on, I may have to go up there and pinch it myself, just to return the world to its proper order and balance.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on November 28, 2014, 01:48:12 PM
Not quite a musician - but very close to it.  John Kirkpatrick's wife, Sally, passed away a couple of days ago: http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 28, 2014, 02:08:39 PM
Oh that is so sad!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 28, 2014, 09:15:29 PM
Gosh and Benji (their son) was on stage with Bellowhead Wednesday evening bless him.

RIP Sally


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on November 29, 2014, 01:44:35 PM
Poor John and poor tiny benji.
It must be so hard to carry on doing what they do in such circumstances  x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ollie on December 01, 2014, 01:56:48 PM
Benji's mum is Sue Harris, John's first wife, but very upsetting news all the same.

Sally was a well-known face on the scene, as she was John's touring partner, as well as being a member of Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish. She will greatly missed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 01, 2014, 05:02:57 PM

Benji's mum is Sue Harris, John's first wife, but very upsetting news all the same.

Sally was a well-known face on the scene, as she was John's touring partner, as well as being a member of Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish. She will greatly missed.
Ah right - thanks for explaining

I actually got Sally and Sue mixed up oops


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tony H on December 02, 2014, 11:54:56 AM
Clive Palmer http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/01/clive-palmer

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on December 02, 2014, 02:25:43 PM
Oh sorry, foot, mouth.....my bad x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 02, 2014, 05:27:32 PM
Ive just seen, on fb, that Bobby Keys, saxman to the stones has died.
Born on the same day as Keith Richards, played on the Mad dogs and englishmen tour and all those Leon Russell adventures in the 70's.
Great Sax player,RIP Bobby


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on December 02, 2014, 05:54:55 PM
That's a shame. Great sax player indeed. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 02, 2014, 06:19:38 PM
Bobby Keys was about as close as a sideman has ever come to being a 'proper' Stone.  Thanks, Bobby, for those honking sax parts on Brown Sugar, Bitch, Rocks Off, and Happy.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 02, 2014, 06:35:06 PM
According to Keef's book,when Bobby was having his troubles with drugs Jagger didnt want him in the band but Keef loved him and insisted he was in. Keef refers to him in the book as being his musical twin having been born only hours apart, his twin separated by 3000 miles


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 03, 2014, 01:55:13 PM

Bobby Keys was about as close as a sideman has ever come to being a 'proper' Stone.  Thanks, Bobby, for those honking sax parts on Brown Sugar, Bitch, Rocks Off, and Happy.

Jules



That was part of my enjoyment of the Stones at Hyde Park, when they introduced the cast on stage. When Bobby was introduced I shouted 'Legend!' and they payed 'Bitch'.
Still a legend, jamming with Clarence in the Great Gig. R.I.P (this joint.)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 03, 2014, 02:09:42 PM

When Bobby was introduced I shouted 'Legend!' and they payed 'Bitch'.


Perfect!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on December 03, 2014, 02:30:38 PM
Alto Reed, Bob Seger's great saxman posted on FB last night that he would be playing that great intro to Turn The Page in Bobby's honor last night. Class move.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on December 03, 2014, 09:32:13 PM
I've just seen news that Ian McLagan has died.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on December 03, 2014, 09:32:55 PM
Molly Marriot has reported that Ian McLagan of the Small Faces has died of a stroke this evening  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 03, 2014, 09:36:53 PM
Bugger.  Not a good week for friends of the Stones.  Farewell, Mac, and thanks for all the great music, especially with the Faces, both Small and large.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on December 03, 2014, 09:37:46 PM
This is terrible news. Just as him and Kenney Jones were preparing for 50th anniversary of Small Faces.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ian-mclagan-dies/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 03, 2014, 09:40:51 PM
Not happy about that...not happy at all.  RIP Mac.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 03, 2014, 09:56:00 PM
Very sad. Always came across as a great guy. I only got to see him as part of Dylan's band in the early 80s but that was a great band so I count myself lucky to have been there.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on December 03, 2014, 09:58:36 PM
This is just awful news. He graciously posed for this low light selfie with me on April 10, 2014.

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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on December 03, 2014, 09:59:07 PM
Same day, here's the Bump Band in flight.

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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on December 03, 2014, 11:47:46 PM
Oh no!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 04, 2014, 09:09:36 AM
So sad . . :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 04, 2014, 12:15:43 PM
That's a real shame :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on December 04, 2014, 12:30:53 PM
Sadly, this thread is seemingly becoming busier by the week.
Mac provided some of the iconic riffs of the 60s and 70s. My Friday night was always kicked off to the sound of Tin Soldier. The stirring organ and crescendo vocals were just the thing to get me in the party spirit. Saw him a couple of years ago with the Faces and he was still in great form.
RIP Ian and thank you.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 04, 2014, 01:38:56 PM
Rod must be kicking himself now that he never did The Faces reunion.

If he's not, then I volunteer to do it for him.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sandra on December 04, 2014, 02:14:03 PM
This is so sad. Another part of the soundtrack of my life gone.  :(

The Small Faces were one of my favourite bands as a teenager in the mid 60s. I vividly remember seeing them live in Hinckley, Leics, in 1966. I was only thinking about it a week or so ago. Odd how things pop into your mind.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on December 04, 2014, 03:14:05 PM
so sad he was one of Rocks good guys. I still have some email correspondence from him when I emailed to ask him a couple of questions. he answered and we had a few emails back and forth.  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on December 04, 2014, 10:12:34 PM
Just heard that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst, has passed away only 37 years old. A very talented young man..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on December 05, 2014, 09:21:35 AM
News regarding John Kirkpatrick's wife, Sally, as previously announced, this is such sad news...more information was added to John's website...


http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on December 22, 2014, 06:20:13 PM
RIP Joe Cocker...

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-12-22/joe-cocker-has-died-after-a-battle-with-lung-cancer/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 22, 2014, 06:25:43 PM
Oh no.  Rest in peace, Joe.  Your interpretation of With A Little Help From My Friends at Woodstock will forever be a legendary powerhouse performance.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 22, 2014, 06:27:26 PM
A mighty voice. RIP Joe.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: greglin (Gregg) on December 22, 2014, 06:30:42 PM
a total legend. RIP Joe


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 22, 2014, 07:11:54 PM
I saw him at the kings hall belle vue, where he fell on stage,drunk and proceeded to polish off another bottle of brandy duri g his .......errr........performance.He was appalling, and I'm never going to get my ten bob back now :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on December 22, 2014, 07:20:09 PM

I saw him at the kings hall belle vue, where he fell on stage,drunk and proceeded to polish off another bottle of brandy duri g his .......errr........performance.He was appalling, and I'm never going to get my ten bob back now :(


I saw him at a Crystal Palace garden party and he was wonderful. RIP Joe


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on December 22, 2014, 07:32:11 PM
Did some wonderful stuff. 'With a Little help' is a great live album. Sadly his drinking/alcoholism affected his career. Could have been so much more. Like Jim. I saw him live when he could hardly stand never mind deliver a song.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on December 22, 2014, 07:34:51 PM


I saw him at the kings hall belle vue, where he fell on stage,drunk and proceeded to polish off another bottle of brandy duri g his .......errr........performance.He was appalling, and I'm never going to get my ten bob back now :(


I saw him at a Crystal Palace garden party and he was wonderful. RIP Joe


Such a shame.  I saw him in Dallas in 1983 with the A.R.M.S. tour, singing with an all-star band (Clapton, Kenney Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Andy Fairweather-Low, Chris Stainton, and Ray Cooper).  He sang "With a Little Help From My Friends" backed by the aforementioned musicians, plus Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.  Unforgettable.  R.I.P. Joe.

P.S. - He opened for the Guess Who on their U.S. reunion tour in 2000, which I missed God dammit!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tony H on December 22, 2014, 09:36:45 PM
Saw him at Great Western Festival at Bardney 1972 when I was 15.  He was bloody good.  So memorable.  rip


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 22, 2014, 09:43:18 PM

'With a Little help' is a great live album.


A pedant writes:
That album isn't live (though the subsequent Woodstock version of the title cut is, of course).  His big famous live album was Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 22, 2014, 09:52:30 PM
Mike is a massive Joe fan. We've been lucky to see him 3 times - the first at a free Jubilee event in 2001 at Cardiff Bay. I will never forget Mike's face when Joe walked onto the stage about 10ft away from him. We also saw him at The Tower of London and at his home town of Sheffield. Each time he put on a polished performance, hitting that high note at the end of You Are So Beautiful every time...

Sad news. RIP Joe.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 23, 2014, 09:57:56 AM
RIP, Joe.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 23, 2014, 04:40:31 PM
I only heard just now that Big Star producer/engineer John Fry passed away last week.  Nobody made guitars shine like John.  Here's a tribute from Peter Holsapple of The dBs:

http://www.indyweek.com/music/archives/2014/12/22/peter-holsapple-on-big-star-producer-john-fry-19442014

RIP John.  Not many left from that old gang now.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on December 24, 2014, 03:27:20 PM


'With a Little help' is a great live album.


A pedant writes:
That album isn't live (though the subsequent Woodstock version of the title cut is, of course).  His big famous live album was Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Jules

A pedant replies. You're absolutely right Jules and I remembered the moment i'd posted it!..................but i knew some , knowledgeable. pedantic wise Christmas Elf would enlighten the free speaking world. ;) Happy Christmas mate. Have a good one!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 09, 2015, 02:37:21 PM
Erwan Ropars of Bagad Kemper. Anyone who has any of the Dan Ar Braz Heritage des Celtes would have heard his playing throughout.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 09, 2015, 03:25:51 PM
Ah, that's sad.  I was lucky enough to be able to use a business trip to Glasgow to see Heritage des Celtes (supported by Martyn Bennett) close the Celtic Connections festival some years ago.  Turned out that the hotel I'd booked into was the venue for the after-hours sessions, AND most of the musicians were staying there that night as well... blimey, Bagad Kemper didn't half neck back the ale.  Must be all thirsty work blowing into bombards, binious and pipes!

RIP Erwan


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 11, 2015, 12:37:45 PM
I heard that another one of Neil Young's sidemen has passed away. Tim Drummond was the bass player with The Stray Gators (Harvest; Harvest Moon), and also played with Bob Dylan, James Brown, Eric Clapton, J. J. Cale, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, and others.  RIP, Tim.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on January 14, 2015, 11:22:02 AM
Dozy, of DDDBMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-30811311


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dave.P on January 15, 2015, 12:56:26 PM

Dozy, of DDDBMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-30811311


Yes I clocked that one Robin DDDBMT were one of my fave bands in the 60s/70s They were always better in smaller venues. I remember them from the Bowling Alley club in Nottingham..(and other venues too)
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on January 15, 2015, 03:54:43 PM
They particularly suited Titch...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 16, 2015, 07:17:49 AM
LA svengali/producer Kim Fowley:-

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kim-fowley-runaways-dead-at-75-20150115

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 16, 2015, 07:33:47 AM

LA svengali/producer Kim Fowley:-

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kim-fowley-runaways-dead-at-75-20150115

Jules


Just seen this elsewhere.  Interesting bloke.  Always worth reading about, if not necessarily always worth listening to...imho.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 18, 2015, 09:07:36 PM
I can't see any confirmation of this anywhere but there's a bit of stuff doing the rounds on FB about Dallas Taylor of CSN(Y) etc having died...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 18, 2015, 09:19:19 PM

I can't see any confirmation of this anywhere but there's a bit of stuff doing the rounds on FB about Dallas Taylor of CSN(Y) etc having died...


Oh no!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on January 18, 2015, 09:28:04 PM
In Variety here  :(

http://variety.com/2015/music/news/dallas-taylor-former-crosby-stills-nash-young-drummer-dies-at-66-1201408369/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 18, 2015, 09:45:11 PM
Damn...thanks, Jude.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 19, 2015, 09:04:25 AM
Damn indeed. I have been listening to much of his work, courtesy of the CSN box over the last few days.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2015, 09:40:27 AM
Dallas was a damned fine drummer.  Stills leaned on him heavily in the late 60s for the first CSN recordings, and again in the early 70s in Manassas.  It was Neil Young that squeezed him out of CSNY, claiming he didn't play so well on his songs (though he later saluted the beat Dallas provided for Sea Of Madness).  I always thought that did a lot to unsettle the CSNY unity, and I wish Neil had been more patient.  Maybe it was a power-play, who knows.  Dallas later had drug problems, which would lead to his falling from grace with the famous names that once hired him.  But he was vital to the sound of many of the records I love, and I salute his contributions to rock 'n roll history.  RIP Dallas.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on January 23, 2015, 09:09:19 PM
Edgar Froese. The Purple night on Sky Arts is off and Tangerine Dream albums for the rest of the night. A great pioneer in electronic music. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on January 23, 2015, 09:10:12 PM
Yes. I've been listening to Tangerine Dream all evening.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on January 23, 2015, 11:11:46 PM

Edgar Froese. The Purple night on Sky Arts is off and Tangerine Dream albums for the rest of the night. A great pioneer in electronic music. RIP.


Just saw this. Terrible.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 24, 2015, 11:09:40 AM
RIP Edgar F. A great legacy behind him.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on January 26, 2015, 01:15:58 PM
Demis Roussos. OK I didn't like his later stuff, but Aphrodite's Child were great. I still have an original copy of 666.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on January 26, 2015, 04:06:44 PM

Demis Roussos. OK I didn't like his later stuff, but Aphrodite's Child were great. I still have an original copy of 666.
Dug mine out too, terrific album!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 30, 2015, 11:10:32 AM
I'm late with this one:

6th January Mick Stott, formerly of Stack Waddy, rock band who recorded on John Peels Dandelion label, passed away. Stackwaddy, as well as other Dandelion artist Kevin Coyne, anticipated punk rock by a few years, IMO.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 30, 2015, 01:51:58 PM
Bugger Off!!

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 30, 2015, 02:06:38 PM

Bugger Off!!

Slippy
 8)


 ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 31, 2015, 10:52:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzG5xUnoSyw

 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 12, 2015, 09:26:45 PM
Steve Strange...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on February 12, 2015, 09:34:49 PM

Steve Strange...


oh  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on February 12, 2015, 09:35:18 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31449838


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 12, 2015, 10:45:45 PM
I met Steve on the Lexington bar in Cardiff circa 1976. He really was strange but charismatic and always with an entourage. A real character :)

RIP Steve x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on February 12, 2015, 11:24:46 PM
The New Romantic stuff was never my thing but this is really sad. You kind of expect it with musicians from 60s/70s bands these days but not the 80s. Very sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 13, 2015, 09:06:55 AM

The New Romantic stuff was never my thing but this is really sad. You kind of expect it with musicians from 60s/70s bands these days but not the 80s. Very sad.


Ditto. '80s music passed me by and I had to think hard about  who SS was, thought the name's famliar - -I'm almost embarrassed I haven't heard of Visage. All the same it's sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 13, 2015, 09:27:03 AM


The New Romantic stuff was never my thing but this is really sad. You kind of expect it with musicians from 60s/70s bands these days but not the 80s. Very sad.


Ditto. '80s music passed me by and I had to think hard about  who SS was, thought the name's famliar - -I'm almost embarrassed I haven't heard of Visage. All the same it's sad.


They only really had a couple of hits but Fade To Grey was everywhere at the time. You would know it if you heard it. Steve had a level of fame/imfamy way beyond his musical achievements. He was what they used to call a "face".


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 13, 2015, 09:36:17 AM

They only really had a couple of hits but Fade To Grey was everywhere at the time. You would know it if you heard it. Steve had a level of fame/imfamy way beyond his musical achievements. He was what they used to call a "face".


He also pranced around in Bowie's wonderfully bonkers video for Ashes To Ashes.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on February 13, 2015, 09:44:21 AM
I tended to be 'elsewhere' in the 80s, but when even Radio 4 played 'FtG' I was instantly back in the day - a classic.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on February 13, 2015, 11:54:36 AM
His style wonderfully ribbed by Not the 9 0'clock News team, remember 'Nice Video, Shame About The Song'?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mark on February 13, 2015, 10:19:14 PM
Sam Andrew, founder and guitarist of (amongst others):

Big Brother & the Holding Company

The Kozmic Blues Band

 :(



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 15, 2015, 12:10:14 PM

Sam Andrew, founder and guitarist of (amongst others):

Big Brother & the Holding Company

The Kozmic Blues Band

 :(




RIP. Hope he meets up w Janis.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on February 16, 2015, 08:55:35 PM
Lesley Gore Dies at 68. Another victim of cancer...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on February 17, 2015, 04:59:45 PM
It's My Party - containing the classic line 'Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone...'


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on February 27, 2015, 05:32:45 PM
'Leonard Nimoy'

If you can count Bilbo Baggins as music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 27, 2015, 05:37:16 PM

'Leonard Nimoy'

If you can count Bilbo Baggins as music.


Here's Leonard in another musical context:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7OJeyhq2Q

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on February 27, 2015, 05:52:45 PM
http://youtu.be/7ZS2-4-iUJ4


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on March 05, 2015, 04:24:14 AM
I am completely unfamiliar with his own music, but I read from Donnie Munro's FB page that Chris Harley aka Chris Rainbow passed away a few days ago. Though I am unfamiliar with his own music I think every Runrig fan owes him a nod for his production work during their peak days in the 80's and 90's. Died after a long illness


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on March 05, 2015, 03:07:25 PM
Jim McCann of The Dubliners, after a long illness.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on March 05, 2015, 03:37:57 PM
Sad. Only three of the wider membership left now (Sean Cannon, Paddy Reilly, and original John Sheehan)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jay Peter on March 05, 2015, 04:02:12 PM
Musical Spock again............

http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content08/smule-star-trek.jpg


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on March 12, 2015, 08:15:25 PM
Given his role as collaborator of Steeleye Span, it only seems right to mark the passing of one of the funniest and wisest of writers in Terry Pratchett. It doesn't seem right that in future there won't be the Christmas tradition of a new Discworld novel to unwrap.  The world is a much duller place today


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 13, 2015, 07:17:29 AM
The Planet Gong group on FB is reporting that Daevid has died  :'(

His last 'performance' on the 27 Feb https://vimeo.com/121783680


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 13, 2015, 08:51:21 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/gong-founder-daevid-allen-has-died-aged-77


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on March 13, 2015, 09:13:13 AM
Not unexpected but still a shock.

Thanks for all the inspired lunacy, Daevid.  Condolences to Gilly, Orlando & all the Gong family.

Glid forever...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on March 13, 2015, 09:34:09 AM
Jimmy greenspoon Three dog night keyboardist dead at 67
http://www.people.com/article/jimmy-greenspoon-dies-three-dog-night-cancer


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim G on March 15, 2015, 02:19:44 PM
I posted it elsewhere, but I guess this is a better place.

Daevid Allen founder member of Soft machine and Gong died 13th March 2014. A friendly,creative,talented and thouroghly nice bloke and a total original.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/mar/13/daevid-allen-gong-soft-machine-remembered


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on March 15, 2015, 10:53:41 PM
RIP Mike Porcaro : Toto's immaculate bassist from 1982-2007 until his retirement from touring due to symptoms of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), very sad news...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on March 17, 2015, 07:13:16 PM
RIP Free's Andy Fraser  :( :

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/free-bassist-andy-fraser-dead-at-62


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 17, 2015, 07:28:40 PM

RIP Free's Andy Fraser  :( :

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/free-bassist-andy-fraser-dead-at-62


So young too!  Andy was always young for everything he achieved, but it just seems cruel for death to be part of that trend.  RIP.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 17, 2015, 07:40:56 PM

RIP Free's Andy Fraser  :( :

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/free-bassist-andy-fraser-dead-at-62

Saw Free a couple of times, one a magical gig at man Uni in 72, and he's been the fave bass player i've seen live. Tempis Fugit!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on March 17, 2015, 07:44:34 PM
Not been the best last 6 months for bass players. Two of the best now passed. RIP Andy.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on March 17, 2015, 08:12:15 PM
Oh I love Free... Still on my playlist...  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 17, 2015, 08:43:57 PM

Not been the best last 6 months for bass players. Two of the best now passed. RIP Andy.


Four, if you include Tim Drummond and Rick Rosas.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 17, 2015, 08:56:19 PM


RIP Free's Andy Fraser  :( :

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/free-bassist-andy-fraser-dead-at-62

Saw Free a couple of times, one a magical gig at man Uni in 72, and he's been the fave bass player i've seen live. Tempis Fugit!


Yep i was t that show as well, great bass player though i dont think he's looked a well man for a long time
Must play the Fire and Water lp in his and Koss's memory


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on March 17, 2015, 10:30:06 PM
Very sad. Talented musician and co-writer of one of the most memorable songs in British rock history


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on March 17, 2015, 11:05:18 PM
All Right Now was the theme song to my youth...  ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on March 18, 2015, 10:36:16 AM
Managed to see Free once with Andy Fraser. Brilliant musician, what a tragedy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on March 18, 2015, 11:16:20 AM
Free were one of the first bands I ever saw live, 1971. I'v e been unable to like them ever since, due to circumstances I detailed elsewhere in these boards. Basically I was turned off them by a mate who was a fanatic and literally (and I really do mean literally) never stoppped talking about the group. I still respect rather than like their music. A few years ago i read an interview with Andy Frazer, and learned there, and through an online discussion, that he'd been HIV for some time, and his health was  at risk, thoug he was still very active in music. It's still strange to me that there's this contrast between his sexuality--  apparently he was actively gay and/or bisexual for most of his liefe - -and the image of FRee, a hard rockin', girl grabbin' bunch of guys. Rip Andy. YOur attitude in that interview impressed me.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sandra on March 18, 2015, 11:46:40 AM



RIP Free's Andy Fraser  :( :

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/free-bassist-andy-fraser-dead-at-62

Saw Free a couple of times, one a magical gig at man Uni in 72, and he's been the fave bass player i've seen live. Tempis Fugit!


Yep i was t that show as well, great bass player though i dont think he's looked a well man for a long time


I was at the same gig. Small world

I think the first time I saw them was at the Hollywood Festival in 1970 (near Stoke on Trent, not California) and many times after that. Loved their music. In my minds eye I'm still dancing to their music.

Another part of my 70's contemporaries gone  :(  RIP  Andy.





Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 18, 2015, 12:55:04 PM
RIP Andy Fraser. Alright Now has happy memories for me.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on March 18, 2015, 01:21:08 PM
Sad news.  One of my all-time Favourite  bass players. A really soulful player  who played with great taste and restraint & understood that less is often more...
Free had a very special groove - & he underpinned it.  They were so young too!!

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 27, 2015, 09:20:01 AM


Sam Andrew, founder and guitarist of (amongst others):

Big Brother & the Holding Company

The Kozmic Blues Band

 :(




RIP. Hope he meets up w Janis.


Nice celebration bash report & pics http://sfbammagazine.com/2015/03/sam-andrew-a-celebration-of-life/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on March 27, 2015, 08:30:26 PM
John Renbourn


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on March 30, 2015, 08:51:24 PM
Sad to hear of the death of Pete Fyfe


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on April 01, 2015, 06:18:52 PM
Cynthia Lennon - RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 01, 2015, 06:33:32 PM

Cynthia Lennon - RIP


She's in the other obit thread, John.  The one for famous people who don't pluck, bang, or holler:-

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=40861.msg675969#msg675969

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on April 01, 2015, 06:54:04 PM


Cynthia Lennon - RIP


She's in the other obit thread, John.  The one for famous people who don't pluck, bang, or holler:-

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=40861.msg675969#msg675969

Jules


For some reason I can't see that thread...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 01, 2015, 07:48:39 PM

For some reason I can't see that thread...


Have you never been in The Arms, dear boy?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 03, 2015, 07:11:07 PM
Not quite a musician, but Doug Sax, mastering engineer for Pink Floyd amongst many others, stretching back to the 50's, has passed away...his most recent work was on Dylan's Shadows In The Night album.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/doug-sax-mn0000198526/credits


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on April 05, 2015, 04:34:00 PM
More tragedy for Lynyrd Skynyrd, original drummer Bob Burns killed in car crash. RIP



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 14, 2015, 04:28:01 PM
BBC News reporting that Percy Sledge has died, aged 73.  Another classic soul voice gone. But we have his recordings...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on April 14, 2015, 05:10:53 PM
Ronnie Carroll, of doubtful musical talent, but in the record books anyway.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 14, 2015, 05:25:53 PM
Never heard of Mr Carroll, but have certainly heard Mr Sledge.  Rest in peace, gentlemen.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on April 14, 2015, 07:10:33 PM
Ronnie seemed to be our Eurovision song contest "go to bloke" when i was a lad,in the, bad old, pre fabs, days when nobody gave a fig about pop.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on April 16, 2015, 05:54:07 PM
I had 'say wonderful things' stuck in my head all day...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 26, 2015, 01:53:13 PM
One time Beach Boys manager and lyricist during the Surf's Up - Carl & The Passions - Holland era Jack Rieley.  I'm a big fan of the contributions he made to some great songs of that period.

RIP Jack.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on April 29, 2015, 08:58:44 AM

One time Beach Boys manager and lyricist during the Surf's Up - Carl & The Passions - Holland era Jack Rieley.  I'm a big fan of the contributions he made to some great songs of that period.

RIP Jack.

Jules



Loved his singing on "Life Of A Tree" on the Surfs UP classic album. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on April 29, 2015, 09:02:16 AM
Jack Ely, lead singer of The Kingsmen, who's cover of Louie Louie is probably the best known version, passed away after "after a long battle with illness". He was 71. His son, Sean, confirmed the death on Wednesday. “Because of his religious beliefs, we’re not even sure what (the illness) was,” he said.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on May 01, 2015, 02:52:33 PM
Another singer of a legendary song passes on:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32547474

RIP Ben


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 01, 2015, 03:08:56 PM
Now that's a big loss.  RIP Ben.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 01, 2015, 03:14:33 PM
 :( Great voice. RIP Mr King


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on May 01, 2015, 03:20:13 PM
Sad loss. I shall be playing his music later in tribute.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on May 01, 2015, 03:51:20 PM
Saw him live in 77 with the Average White Band.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on May 04, 2015, 03:46:27 PM
From the Renaissance Facebook page:

"Renaissance keyboard player John Tout passes away.

John Tout passed away this Friday, May 1st at 4.30pm from lung failure at The Royal Free Hospital, London, England.
He was an amazing musician, highly contributing to the unique sound of the band from 1970 - 1980. He was the quiet (but funny) one in the band, always very caring towards the fans and good friend to Annie Haslam, Terence Sullivan, Jon Camp and Michael Dunford
He will always be in our hearts and music! Please share your thoughts and photos of John."

For me his keyboard work was always exquisite.  RIP John and thank you.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on May 04, 2015, 07:25:38 PM
Barry has captured it well. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 06, 2015, 04:42:05 PM
BBC News reporting that the manager of Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate has announced the singer's passing.  RIP Errol...  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on May 06, 2015, 05:31:07 PM
I love Hot Chocolate, they wrote great songs with great melodies and Errol was the perfect front man. The fact that my car is going to cost £400 quid to repair becomes insignificant with such sad news. Rest In Peace Errol you will be sadly missed. I always liked their version of Costello's Green Shirt.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 06, 2015, 07:58:39 PM
I always liked Errol.  Hot Chocolate were very commercial pop (hell, they were on Rak Records, which was as pop as it gets), yet he still had a rare dignity.  And you can't deny how catchy the songs were.  Rest in peace, Errol.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 06, 2015, 10:56:58 PM

I always liked Errol.  Hot Chocolate were very commercial pop (hell, they were on Rak Records, which was as pop as it gets), yet he still had a rare dignity.  And you can't deny how catchy the songs were.  Rest in peace, Errol.

Jules


On Apple originally of course.

Some of their early hits were surprisingly hard edged social commentary of course, before they went down the very commercial pop route. Those early sides, like Brother Louie are my favourites.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 07, 2015, 07:19:19 AM

Those early sides, like Brother Louie are my favourites.


I remember Brother Louie.  First thing I heard by them, so it must have charted pretty well.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 07, 2015, 09:25:52 PM


Those early sides, like Brother Louie are my favourites.


I remember Brother Louie.  First thing I heard by them, so it must have charted pretty well.

Jules


Yes it did. Their third or fourth top 10 single I think. Also featured Alexis Korner.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: robbo on May 15, 2015, 07:14:02 AM
B B King  :'(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32747861


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 15, 2015, 07:15:46 AM
Oh dear, they're all going now.   :(

RIP BB.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2015, 08:10:04 AM
At least his departure wasn't too drawn-out. The memories are strong and the music will live on.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 15, 2015, 08:10:41 AM
 :( RIP BB


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on May 15, 2015, 08:28:19 AM
Sad news, RIP BB....time for a bit of Live At The Regal this morning, then...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: MauriceN on May 15, 2015, 10:10:45 AM
Very sad. RIP BB.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on May 15, 2015, 12:02:40 PM
RIP B.B.

Will be playing his music today for certain.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on May 18, 2015, 08:10:55 PM
Fortunate to see him a couple of times and don't think I have ever seen a performer so completely joyous. You cam away feeling all was right with the world having spent time with him. Ironic given that he was singing the blues! A lovely man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on May 31, 2015, 05:49:27 PM
Richard Treece 1949-2015

You probably haven't heard of him, but if you know Help Yourself and Green Ray, you'll know of him.  One of the truly great British psychedelic guitarists.  RIP Richard.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on June 01, 2015, 01:05:36 PM
I knew his name (via the Man connection to Help Yourself), but had not heard of Green Ray - must do a bit of digging... RIP Richard.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on June 01, 2015, 01:25:33 PM
Love 'Help Yourself'.  Met him a few years back at a Green Ray gig. Father was Henry Treece? (he of many Viking sagas I read as a kid - Puffin paperbacks)

Cheers,
Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 01, 2015, 03:51:28 PM
Rather sadly, I only came to really appreciate Help Yourself rather late on. A bit of local over-exposure in the early 70s I suppose. Still love their set at the Zig-Zag benefit at the Roundhouse. Hope he's now jamming again with Ken Whalley. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on June 02, 2015, 02:49:53 PM
In the world of traditional American folk few names loom larger than Jean Ritchie. She passed away yesterday at age 92.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 02, 2015, 03:54:45 PM

In the world of traditional American folk few names loom larger than Jean Ritchie. She passed away yesterday at age 92.


Love her take on Little Musgrave. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on June 06, 2015, 08:56:22 AM
Nick Marsh of Flesh for Lulu.  His partner is Kat of the Mediaeval Babes and Miranda Sex Garden.

http://www.gofundme.com/marshfamily


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on June 07, 2015, 08:01:33 PM
Ronnie Gilbert, who was in the Weavers along with Lee Hayes, Fred Hellerman and of course Pete Seeger. Wonderful singer and activist.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on June 10, 2015, 11:13:39 AM
James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 10, 2015, 12:50:11 PM

James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.
Gosh, I thought he'd go on forever.

I can't say I was a fan, but he certainly had legions of them and wasn't afraid to tackle any genre. RIP Mr Last


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on June 10, 2015, 01:02:34 PM


James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.
Gosh, I thought he'd go on forever.

I can't say I was a fan, but he certainly had legions of them and wasn't afraid to tackle any genre. RIP Mr Last


Been playing this in his honour.  More sideys than on a 1973 football pitch.  Quality stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g503fR3BvVk


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on June 10, 2015, 01:26:22 PM



James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.
Gosh, I thought he'd go on forever.

I can't say I was a fan, but he certainly had legions of them and wasn't afraid to tackle any genre. RIP Mr Last


Been playing this in his honour.  More sideys than on a 1973 football pitch.  Quality stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g503fR3BvVk



Cripes!  This is outrageously enjoyable!  I'm digging James Last!!   I was rehearing with a big band last night so this is pretty apt...I don't think we're quite as slick as this though....  ???

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 10, 2015, 04:44:44 PM



James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.
Gosh, I thought he'd go on forever.

I can't say I was a fan, but he certainly had legions of them and wasn't afraid to tackle any genre. RIP Mr Last


Been playing this in his honour.  More sideys than on a 1973 football pitch.  Quality stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g503fR3BvVk
That is seriously good, if not a little Mike Flowers.....  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on June 10, 2015, 05:04:49 PM



James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.
Gosh, I thought he'd go on forever.

I can't say I was a fan, but he certainly had legions of them and wasn't afraid to tackle any genre. RIP Mr Last


Been playing this in his honour.  More sideys than on a 1973 football pitch.  Quality stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g503fR3BvVk


Needs more brass... :P


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on June 11, 2015, 02:55:27 PM
Ornette Coleman http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/music/ornette-coleman-jazz-saxophonist-dies-at-85-obituary.html?_r=1



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dave B on June 11, 2015, 05:42:30 PM




James Last has breathed his last. He was 86 and had just completed a farewell tour.
Gosh, I thought he'd go on forever.

I can't say I was a fan, but he certainly had legions of them and wasn't afraid to tackle any genre. RIP Mr Last


Been playing this in his honour.  More sideys than on a 1973 football pitch.  Quality stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g503fR3BvVk


I watched it and thought "Bellowhead"...!


Cripes!  This is outrageously enjoyable!  I'm digging James Last!!   I was rehearing with a big band last night so this is pretty apt...I don't think we're quite as slick as this though....  ???

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on June 11, 2015, 07:37:15 PM

Ornette Coleman http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/music/ornette-coleman-jazz-saxophonist-dies-at-85-obituary.html?_r=1



Was scared by free jazz but some of what Ornette did was masterful sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 12, 2015, 09:48:37 AM
I never took to free improv either, but Ornette was a towering figure in jazz. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on June 28, 2015, 03:57:35 PM
Just seen on Facebook that Chris Squire the bass payer out of Yes has died.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on June 28, 2015, 04:12:01 PM
Great shame, a great musician. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on June 28, 2015, 04:21:43 PM
He was 67 RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 28, 2015, 04:23:24 PM
Was he ill?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 28, 2015, 04:27:39 PM
He was diagnosed with leukemia last month.

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/chris-squire-r-i-p

https://twitter.com/asiageoff/status/615159221387182080


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 28, 2015, 04:37:13 PM
Up until & including Topographic Oceans, I rated Yes & Chris Squire in particular in very high esteem. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 28, 2015, 04:38:31 PM

He was diagnosed with leukemia last month.

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/chris-squire-r-i-p

https://twitter.com/asiageoff/status/615159221387182080


That's the worst sort of luck.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on June 28, 2015, 06:27:37 PM
Very very sad news, RIP Chris...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on June 29, 2015, 01:55:36 PM
Yet another of the great bass players gone. RIP Chris Squire.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on June 29, 2015, 06:16:28 PM
March 20, 2013, ACL Live, Austin, Texas.

L-R:  Steve Howe, Jon Davison, Alan White, John From Austin, Geoff Downes, and the great Chris Squire (RIP).



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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 29, 2015, 06:31:51 PM
Just how do you manage to get your picture taken with every rock star that passes through Austin, John?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on June 29, 2015, 06:39:09 PM

Just how do you manage to get your picture taken with every rock star that passes through Austin, John?

Jules


In lieu of sexual favours, I buy VIP passes (note that I'm always wearing a stylish lanyard in these photos).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: madsue on June 29, 2015, 09:07:21 PM
I read this morning on Facebook that CNN were reporting that Joe Cocker had died of lung cancer.  Since then have seen nothing else posted.  Can anyone confirm whether this is true?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 29, 2015, 09:09:29 PM

I read this morning on Facebook that CNN were reporting that Joe Cocker had died of lung cancer.  Since then have seen nothing else posted.  Can anyone confirm whether this is true?


True, alas, but it was last December.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30582761


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on June 29, 2015, 09:11:18 PM

I read this morning on Facebook that CNN were reporting that Joe Cocker had died of lung cancer.  Since then have seen nothing else posted.  Can anyone confirm whether this is true?


It's true, but he died in 2014 so it is old news... THis sort of thing does get posted on facebook and reposted so people think it's just happened when it was actually some time ago (often several years ago )  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 29, 2015, 10:41:10 PM
Very sad about Chris Squire. Yes were one of my favourite prog rock bands and I've had a keen interest in the rhythm section. RIP Mr Squire


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: madsue on June 29, 2015, 10:48:37 PM
Thanks Jude and Ian  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on July 02, 2015, 10:52:00 AM
Val Doonican. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33363938


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 02, 2015, 10:56:17 AM

Val Doonican. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33363938


One of my Mum's real favourites. Oddly enough I was just reading about him quite recently whilst researching something. I also went to college with his daughter Sarah.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on July 02, 2015, 10:57:00 AM
Ah, a gentle, perennial favourite of my parents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcRug1saTY


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 02, 2015, 11:13:56 AM
Oh that's sad, I only googled him a few days ago to see what he was up to. A huge favourite in our house when I was growing up. A proper entertainer.

RIP Val


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on July 02, 2015, 11:22:31 AM
My late mother in law's fave. The charity shops will be full of cardigans. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on July 02, 2015, 11:44:44 AM
I grew up with Val Doonican on the telly.  He always seemed very genial and warm-hearted.  Rest in peace.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on July 02, 2015, 01:32:39 PM
Sad. I liked Val Doonican - a gentle soul, I always thought.  I used to love those "Delaney's Donkey" & "Paddy McGinty's Goat" songs.

(We were discussing only the other day how many more "legends" were still around to play the Sunday slot at next year's Glastonbury, and Val's name cropped up... although I believe he retired from performance some years ago).

RIP Mr Doonican.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on July 02, 2015, 03:13:07 PM
He was certainly performing into his 80s. A man that everyone liked from all accounts and credited with 50 albums to his name!
A great life.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 02, 2015, 03:27:46 PM
It may be a spoof but his Wikipedia entry states:

 "A long-standing friend of the singer Sandy Denny, in 1970 Doonican was present at the recording of the Led Zeppelin track "The Battle of Evermore", contributing to the song's Gaelic-influenced backing harmonies". Allegedly from a 1971 RTE interview.

Can't find any corroborative evidence, but I really hope it's true.

R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on July 02, 2015, 03:51:36 PM

It may be a spoof but his Wikipedia entry states:

 "A long-standing friend of the singer Sandy Denny, in 1970 Doonican was present at the recording of the Led Zeppelin track "The Battle of Evermore", contributing to the song's Gaelic-influenced backing harmonies". Allegedly from a 1971 RTE interview.

Can't find any corroborative evidence, but I really hope it's true.


Me too - I really hope that's true, because it's marvellous!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 02, 2015, 04:04:00 PM


It may be a spoof but his Wikipedia entry states:

 "A long-standing friend of the singer Sandy Denny, in 1970 Doonican was present at the recording of the Led Zeppelin track "The Battle of Evermore", contributing to the song's Gaelic-influenced backing harmonies". Allegedly from a 1971 RTE interview.

Can't find any corroborative evidence, but I really hope it's true.


Me too - I really hope that's true, because it's marvellous!

Jules


There may be some truth to this. Val & Jimmy Page certainly knew each other as Jimmy had played on some of Val's records in the 60s.

Doonican was also a very good guitarist of course, though he favoured a finger picking acoustic or classical style rather than all out sonic assault!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on July 02, 2015, 06:43:09 PM
That's sad. He was one if my dads favourites and I grew up with his music. He was probably an early influence on the music I ended up liking.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 02, 2015, 06:50:00 PM
He was required listening and TV for my Irish dad...  Every week.

Sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jay Peter on July 02, 2015, 07:40:32 PM



It may be a spoof but his Wikipedia entry states:

 "A long-standing friend of the singer Sandy Denny, in 1970 Doonican was present at the recording of the Led Zeppelin track "The Battle of Evermore", contributing to the song's Gaelic-influenced backing harmonies". Allegedly from a 1971 RTE interview.

Can't find any corroborative evidence, but I really hope it's true.


Me too - I really hope that's true, because it's marvellous!

Jules


There may be some truth to this. Val & Jimmy Page certainly knew each other as Jimmy had played on some of Val's records in the 60s.


"Before Zeppelin, Page and Jones were session musicians, playing for Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Val Doonican and Herman's Hermits. Lulu was a favourite, however. Page performed on 'Shout', Jones on 'The Boat that I Row'" I'm not shocked now, but my younger self would have been, I'm sure.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on July 02, 2015, 09:34:56 PM
Cosy cardy image  set to one side, Val was a great champion of late 60s early 70s American singer songwriters. I am sure I first heard Gordon Lightfoot and Tom Paxton songs on his show.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on July 02, 2015, 10:18:26 PM

Cosy cardy image  set to one side, Val was a great champion of late 60s early 70s American singer songwriters. I am sure I first heard Gordon Lightfoot and Tom Paxton songs on his show.
I remember the moustachioed genius that was Tom Paxton turning up my toes with his duets with Val singing novelty songs. Later I heard his more interesting stuff, but never quite lost the memory of cringing as my parents lapped it up.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on July 03, 2015, 09:43:02 AM
I was teaching at a language school near Eastbourne in the late seventies when a German couple came into my class one morning. "We had a good evening last night at the theatre, David.  We saw Wol Donnegan." It took me a while to work out who it was but ever since he was always Wol Donnegan to me. A nice man RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 03, 2015, 11:26:23 AM
A guitar playing friend of mine once said he was inspired to play by Val D. He was no slouch, apparently.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on July 21, 2015, 07:17:17 AM
Dieter Moebius

http://pitchfork.com/news/60454-dieter-moebius-of-cluster-and-harmonia-has-died/



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on July 23, 2015, 11:29:55 PM
Eddie Hardin ex Spencer Davis RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on July 23, 2015, 11:39:14 PM
I remember seeing him as part of Hardin and York and also with the reformed Spencer Davis Group (without Steve Winwood of course) back in the mid 70s. He was an accomplished keyboard player who really should have been more well known. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Harbottle (Martin) on July 29, 2015, 12:29:11 AM

Dieter Moebius

http://pitchfork.com/news/60454-dieter-moebius-of-cluster-and-harmonia-has-died/





Very sad, I have a lot of Cluster and Harmonia LPs in my collection! Great stuff.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on July 30, 2015, 09:45:19 AM
John Taylor, jazz pianist, suffered a fatal heart attack while performing at a festival in Sevre (France) earlier this month. He was 72.  Best known for his trio Azymuth, he recorded over 80 albums, and appeared on many other artists' albums (including David Sylvian). RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on July 30, 2015, 10:18:53 AM
Buddy Emmons 1937 - 2015, great steel guitar player, probably most familiar around here for his contribution to "Crazy Lady Blues" on Sandy's "North Star Grassman" LP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 30, 2015, 05:18:48 PM

John Taylor, jazz pianist, suffered a fatal heart attack while performing at a festival in Sevre (France) earlier this month. He was 72.  Best known for his trio Azymuth, he recorded over 80 albums, and appeared on many other artists' albums (including David Sylvian). RIP


Oh no. I love Azimuth .(please  note spelling)- one of a handful of jazz acts i listen to often. That's so sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on July 30, 2015, 05:37:17 PM

Buddy Emmons 1937 - 2015, great steel guitar player, probably most familiar around here for his contribution to "Crazy Lady Blues" on Sandy's "North Star Grassman" LP.


A master.  RIP Buddy.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on July 31, 2015, 11:36:26 AM


John Taylor, jazz pianist, suffered a fatal heart attack while performing at a festival in Sevre (France) earlier this month. He was 72.  Best known for his trio Azymuth, he recorded over 80 albums, and appeared on many other artists' albums (including David Sylvian). RIP


Oh no. I love Azimuth .(please  note spelling)- one of a handful of jazz acts i listen to often. That's so sad.


Tribute gig here
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/jazz-piano-summit-91828


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on July 31, 2015, 10:09:21 PM
Country singer Lynn Anderson, most famous for I Never Promised You A Rose Garden passed away age 67 of a heart attack. Great voice.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on July 31, 2015, 11:04:00 PM
I loved Rose Garden. More here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/lynn-anderson-singer-rose-garden-dies-nashville-32812456


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on August 02, 2015, 12:04:01 AM
Rose Garden was a one-off hit that I enjoyed immensely. 67 is just too young.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on August 02, 2015, 12:50:20 PM
Reports of Cilla Black, 72.  Natural causes.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11778819/Cilla-Black-dies-aged-72.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 02, 2015, 01:01:16 PM

Reports of Cilla Black, 72.  Natural causes.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11778819/Cilla-Black-dies-aged-72.html


 So sad to hear this x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 02, 2015, 01:47:13 PM
That's a shock. Not terribly old either.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on August 02, 2015, 01:48:13 PM
She said recently that she didn't want to live beyond 75....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on August 16, 2015, 09:33:36 AM
Legendary producer Bob Johnston has passed away.  He worked with Cash, Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Cohen, the Byrds, Moby Grape, the Waterboys, and many others.  God speed, Bob.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on August 16, 2015, 11:04:54 AM
And not forgetting that he produced 'Fog on the Tyne' for Lindisfarne, too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on August 17, 2015, 10:25:27 AM

And not forgetting that he produced 'Fog on the Tyne' for Lindisfarne, too.


I don't think I knew that.  Bob was quite a character by all accounts (notably Mike Scott's memories of him in his book).  They don't make producers like that any more.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on September 01, 2015, 12:55:27 PM
Joy Beverley, of The Beverley Sisters.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34114836


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2015, 02:10:25 PM

Joy Beverley, of The Beverley Sisters.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34114836
A memory of the past, they were a favourite of my Dad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: macademis on September 01, 2015, 02:45:30 PM
My Grandad used to tell me all about them........ ;D
Ok. I grew up on them. :-[
RIP Mrs Billy Wright


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on September 04, 2015, 09:39:59 PM
Rico Rodriguez of The Specials passed away, aged 80


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 04, 2015, 10:17:25 PM

Rico Rodriguez of The Specials passed away, aged 80


I'm not sure I could name another trombone player & he turned up in lots of odd places & his playing was always interesting. I can't remember who he played with when I saw him guesting, might have been Steel Pulse, but he stole the show.  :)

"Certain Surprise" on John Martyn's One World (LP: Island ILPS 9492) - it's almost straight easy listening, a tinkling bossa-nova, with Harry Robinson's lush orchestration and one of the melee of visitors to Woolwich Hall Farm, Rico Rodriguez, playing an incredible sweet trombone solo. Martyn was delighted with his ability: "Rico walked in, played the one solo and walked out," he recalls. "I couldn't believe it. It was a difficult tune - semitones all over the place, a tricky little number - and then he walked in and did it in one. I love Rico. One of my favorite people in the world. A gentle man. He reminds me of Scratch. Same build, same vibe". Quote from the booklet to the 2004 reissue of the One World - deluxe edition" (Wikipedia)

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on September 05, 2015, 09:44:25 AM


Rico Rodriguez of The Specials passed away, aged 80


I'm not sure I could name another trombone player & he turned up in lots of odd places & his playing was always interesting. I can't remember who he played with when I saw him guesting, might have been Steel Pulse, but he stole the show.  :)

"Certain Surprise" on John Martyn's One World (LP: Island ILPS 9492) - it's almost straight easy listening, a tinkling bossa-nova, with Harry Robinson's lush orchestration and one of the melee of visitors to Woolwich Hall Farm, Rico Rodriguez, playing an incredible sweet trombone solo. Martyn was delighted with his ability: "Rico walked in, played the one solo and walked out," he recalls. "I couldn't believe it. It was a difficult tune - semitones all over the place, a tricky little number - and then he walked in and did it in one. I love Rico. One of my favorite people in the world. A gentle man. He reminds me of Scratch. Same build, same vibe". Quote from the booklet to the 2004 reissue of the One World - deluxe edition" (Wikipedia)

RIP


Didn't he play at Cropredy with Jools Holland?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on September 05, 2015, 09:55:07 AM
Almost certainly, he was a regular with Jools' Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 05, 2015, 10:36:54 AM



Rico Rodriguez of The Specials passed away, aged 80


I'm not sure I could name another trombone player & he turned up in lots of odd places & his playing was always interesting. I can't remember who he played with when I saw him guesting, might have been Steel Pulse, but he stole the show.  :)

"Certain Surprise" on John Martyn's One World (LP: Island ILPS 9492) - it's almost straight easy listening, a tinkling bossa-nova, with Harry Robinson's lush orchestration and one of the melee of visitors to Woolwich Hall Farm, Rico Rodriguez, playing an incredible sweet trombone solo. Martyn was delighted with his ability: "Rico walked in, played the one solo and walked out," he recalls. "I couldn't believe it. It was a difficult tune - semitones all over the place, a tricky little number - and then he walked in and did it in one. I love Rico. One of my favorite people in the world. A gentle man. He reminds me of Scratch. Same build, same vibe". Quote from the booklet to the 2004 reissue of the One World - deluxe edition" (Wikipedia)

RIP


Didn't he play at Cropredy with Jools Holland?


Yes, yes he did, and sang his "Love is all i have to give to you" signature song.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: giottoscircle (Robert) on September 05, 2015, 09:12:50 PM




Rico Rodriguez of The Specials passed away, aged 80


I'm not sure I could name another trombone player & he turned up in lots of odd places & his playing was always interesting. I can't remember who he played with when I saw him guesting, might have been Steel Pulse, but he stole the show.  :)

"Certain Surprise" on John Martyn's One World (LP: Island ILPS 9492) - it's almost straight easy listening, a tinkling bossa-nova, with Harry Robinson's lush orchestration and one of the melee of visitors to Woolwich Hall Farm, Rico Rodriguez, playing an incredible sweet trombone solo. Martyn was delighted with his ability: "Rico walked in, played the one solo and walked out," he recalls. "I couldn't believe it. It was a difficult tune - semitones all over the place, a tricky little number - and then he walked in and did it in one. I love Rico. One of my favorite people in the world. A gentle man. He reminds me of Scratch. Same build, same vibe". Quote from the booklet to the 2004 reissue of the One World - deluxe edition" (Wikipedia)

RIP


Didn't he play at Cropredy with Jools Holland?


Yes, yes he did, and sang his "Love is all i have to give to you" signature song.


And he did "Enjoy yourself"-one of my favourite Cropredy moments


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: AdrianW on September 08, 2015, 05:12:22 AM


Joy Beverley, of The Beverley Sisters.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34114836
A memory of the past, they were a favourite of my Dad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBnAcdfYKvU is a 40 minute show. Listening as I type. Takes me back ...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on September 14, 2015, 08:10:52 PM
Gary Richrath, original lead guitarist and co-songwriter of REO Speedwagon, died this weekend at age 65.

He wrote "Riding the Storm Out" and "Take it on the Run," two of their very best.  He left (or was fired) in 1989 and pretty much disappeared from music.  R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 15, 2015, 06:08:11 PM
Should have been in this thread


Bryn Merrick - Barry lad and erstwhile bass player in The Damned. He was playing at the time they played on The Young Ones.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/damned-bassist-bryn-merrick-dies-10041318

I've known Bryn for years - he played bass in Cardiff-based punk band Victimize and I used to watch them rehearse. In later years he was in a Ramones tribute act - The Shamones and he was always in various Barry pubs, having a laugh. He was a character and a proper punk, in that he lived it. He didn't wear a suit to work and then change for going out (like I did  ::)  ) Bryn had the bondage trousers, the spikey hair, the attitude.

There's a strange back story here. Bryn was diagnosed with throat cancer at the same time as Paul Gray, the bassist he replaced in The Damned, in the same hospital by the same Doctor.

RIP Bryn.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on September 15, 2015, 09:00:33 PM
Very sad to hear of Bryn Merrick's death. Saw him on three occasions with The Damned including one of their farewell shows at Brixton Academy and then once with Vanian and co in The Phantom Chords.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 27, 2015, 09:47:14 AM
Ray Warleigh sax & flautist, mostly jazz orientated but appeared on albums by John & Beverly Martyn, Nick Drake, Ian Matthews, Shelagh Mcdonald, Keith Chris tmas, Bert Jansch & John Renbourn.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/24/ray-warleigh


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on September 27, 2015, 03:43:06 PM


Ray Warleigh sax & flautist, mostly jazz orientated but appeared on albums by John & Beverly Martyn, Nick Drake, Ian Matthews, Shelagh Mcdonald, Keith Chris tmas, Bert Jansch & John Renbourn.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/24/ray-warleigh


Sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on October 01, 2015, 09:38:08 AM
Simon Cowe from Lindisfarne: https://www.facebook.com/#!/Lindisfarne?fref=nf


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 01, 2015, 09:48:01 AM

Simon Cowe from Lindisfarne: https://www.facebook.com/#!/Lindisfarne?fref=nf
Very sad news. RIP Simon


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on October 01, 2015, 09:56:08 AM
Such a shame. An underrated guitarist and (very) occasional songwriter ('Uncle Sam' from the 'Fog on the Tyne' album is a big favourite) - he wasn't at all interested in fame and all that went with it, but just ploughed his own furrow. Famous for never signing his own name when asked for an autograph - a true character and a real one off.  He spent the last 25 years living in Canada, having moved there to start up his own microbrewery. RIP Si.

P.S - the annoying thing is if you try to google his name, guess who comes up?!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 01, 2015, 10:13:21 AM
Sad news ,RIP Si.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fstix (Michael) on October 07, 2015, 03:46:06 PM
If theoretically, someone was wanting the correct pronunciation of Simon Cowe's surname to mention on air... what would be right?

Rhyming with "Nick Lowe"?
Like the milk producing animal?
As I've seen elsewhere "cow-ee"?
Or something else?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 07, 2015, 03:54:31 PM

If theoretically, someone was wanting the correct pronunciation of Simon Cowe's surname to mention on air... what would be right?

Rhyming with "Nick Lowe"?
Like the milk producing animal?
As I've seen elsewhere "cow-ee"?
Or something else?


The animal.  At least that's how I've always said it.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on October 07, 2015, 07:27:48 PM
Definitely as in the animal (problem is these days people will think you're saying 'Simon Cowell'!!!) :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 07, 2015, 10:35:08 PM
Simon Cowe, as in Si Cow


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fstix (Michael) on October 08, 2015, 02:40:37 AM
Thanks all.  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 10, 2015, 09:49:35 AM
BBC reporting the death of Jim Diamond of I Should Have Known Better fame, aged 63.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 10, 2015, 10:14:08 AM
Have to say he's managed to pass me by. Waiting for the onbits to see if my memory can he jogged


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 10, 2015, 10:26:28 AM
Oh I remember that song.  Always sounded like he was singing "jus de mon père".  I lived down the hall from an otherwise affable chap who used to love that song and play it regularly.  I somehow forgave him.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 10, 2015, 10:39:48 AM
Yes I have to admit that I was not terribly fond of that song either. If it helps Chris, he was previously in a band called, I think, Phd who also had a huge hit with I Won't Let You Down.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 10, 2015, 12:00:05 PM
PHD also passed me by....oddly, little has.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 10, 2015, 02:29:33 PM

Have to say he's managed to pass me by. Waiting for the onbits to see if my memory can he jogged
You may know his song "Hi Ho Silver" which was the theme tune to the TV series "Boon" staring Michael Elphick


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 11, 2015, 01:37:29 PM
PhD I Won't Let You Down has special memories for me  ;)

RIP Jim Diamond, great songwriter


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 11, 2015, 09:19:40 PM
Try as we might, neither Wendy nor I have any recollection at all of him or his songs. Ah well, RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 11, 2015, 09:24:11 PM

Try as we might, neither Wendy nor I have any recollection at all of him or his songs. Ah well, RIP.


YouTube would help.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on October 12, 2015, 02:13:14 AM
Aye aye aye aye aye aye aye aye aye aye aye aye I - should have known better...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 12, 2015, 08:43:48 AM
Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XtzuY-nb2Q

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkBODaA1HvY

I bet you'll remember at least one of these Andy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on October 12, 2015, 09:56:30 AM
Steve Mackay of the Stooges.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 12, 2015, 10:31:39 AM

Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XtzuY-nb2Q

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkBODaA1HvY

I bet you'll remember at least one of these Andy

Not a one.


Steve Mackay of the Stooges.
I'm surprised any of them survived this long.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 12, 2015, 10:41:34 AM

Steve Mackay of the Stooges.


Oh blimey, not another one!  Mike Watt will be heartbroken.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 13, 2015, 10:11:05 AM
Telegraph Obit here

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/steve-mackay-stooges-sax-player-dies/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 21, 2015, 09:00:14 AM
John Jennings, guitarist and producer, dies at 61

The obituary for John Jennings in today's Washington Post:
"Graceful guitarist made his mark as a producer":
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/john-jennings-guitarist-and-producer-dies-at-61/2015/10/19/d6f624f0-766a-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html

John Jennings, a music producer and blues and folk guitarist who helped launch the career of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, died Oct. 16 at a hospice center in Rockville, Maryland.  He was 61.  The cause was kidney cancer, said Tamara Meyer, his companion of 17 years.  Mr. Jennings played the drums, bass, keyboard and not least the guitar---acoustic, electric, slide, lap-steel or baritone.  "He could play anything," Carpenter said in an e-mail, "and his knowledge, talent and supreme great taste informed everything he did."

Mr. Jennings, who released a half-dozen solo albums, left his most enduring mark as a producer.  He worked on albums for singer-songwriters including john Gorka, Iris Dement, Janis Ian and the Indigo Girls.  For Carpenter, he produced and performed on at least eight albums and 11 top-10 singles, and he received a Grammy nomination for record of the year for co-producing "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" (1993).

Jennifer Cutting (bandleader of The New St. George & Ocean Orchestra) wrote on Facebook earlier:

Just got word that my friend and genius guitarist/producer John Jennings died peacefully in his sleep last night after battling cancer for 18 months.  He was perhaps most famous for his work as guitarist and bandleader for Mary Chapin Carpenter.  I will never forget how this busy, Grammy-winning musician found time to travel to England with Dave Mattacks and me to produce my "Forgiveness" recording session with Maddy Prior in 1999.  Many of you will have similar stories about John's generosity!  John went wa-a-a-a-ay back with me, having been a major guiding hand in my 1994 album "High Tea," with The New St. George, and later with "Fall, Leaves, Fall" with Annie Haslam.  John always knew exactly what to play where, who to bring in on a project, and what to say to me to make me let go of ideas that were hold me back.  Sometimes, yes .. We butted horns because we were equally strong-willed and hard-headed.  But he was usually right!  He was a dear Friend and a caring Mentor, and I will miss him deeply.  Ironically, the last thing we did together was record my song about dying, "Steady As You Go."  My sincerest condolences to all the other musicians with whom John played, and to his wonderful soulmate and lifemate, Tamara Meyer.  John was one in a million.  Peace to you, John . and deepest thanks for all the beauty you brought to the world.  I post a link here to the finest elegy I can think of for all John gave to me . "Forgiveness," which John produced, and on which he played a soaring, incredibly majestic guitar solo at 3:42 . hear it and remember John's stunning genius:

Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra: "Forgiveness" (with Maddy Prior, John Jennings, and Dave Mattacks)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn0XZtw56TY

Dave Mattacks wrote in response:

circa '77, I toured the us, with joan armatrading (after recording the 'love & affection' lp w' her)  - & on said tour, we played a Washington dc club, the 'cellar door'.  the opening band was "bill holland & rents due".  we (ja & band) thought they were fab . & John Jennings was the guitarist.  I stayed in touch with all, but especially bill & john . it's a long story, but jj is a big part of why I'm here in the states . we have done so many things together (the wee clip above just a 'bijoux snippet' - as we would say - of the big picture) & I cannot begin to express just how much I'm going to miss everything about him . r.i.p. john - with love from the bottom of my heart from your uk chum - & forever your fan.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2015, 03:09:04 AM
Cory Wells (http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6737500/three-dog-night-cory-wells-dies) of Three Dog Night, 74, causes unknown.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: William on November 09, 2015, 09:55:28 PM
This is hardly news, but I have just read on Wiki. that Twinkle passed away in May. Probably unnoticed while we were mourning Robin Gibb. Two hit singles and then retired aged 18. Forgotten by most, unless you were 14 at the time.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: AdrianW on November 10, 2015, 03:00:35 AM

This is hardly news, but I have just read on Wiki. that Twinkle passed away in May. Probably unnoticed while we were mourning Robin Gibb. Two hit singles and then retired aged 18. Forgotten by most, unless you were 14 at the time.

I remember 'Terry' (I was 12), but don't have any of her music.
The toll of demographics. No one here gets out alive .... Who's next?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on November 10, 2015, 07:36:18 AM


This is hardly news, but I have just read on Wiki. that Twinkle passed away in May. Probably unnoticed while we were mourning Robin Gibb. Two hit singles and then retired aged 18. Forgotten by most, unless you were 14 at the time.

I remember 'Terry' (I was 12), but don't have any of her music.
The toll of demographics. No one here gets out alive .... Who's next?


It would appear to be Raul Rekow - percussionist with Carlos Santana for 34 years.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Neil on November 10, 2015, 02:04:48 PM
Allen Toussaint has gone, really one of the greats.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/10/allen-toussaint-dies-aged-77


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul B on November 10, 2015, 02:37:01 PM
Very sad...apart from all of his classic songs from the 50's to 70's,I'd strongly recommend "The Bright Mississippi" as a great recent album.

RIP Mr Toussaint


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 10, 2015, 02:52:36 PM

Allen Toussaint has gone, really one of the greats.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/10/allen-toussaint-dies-aged-77


Of course, he did that nice, if incongruous, brass arrangement on "For Nobody To Hear" on "Sandy". RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick on November 10, 2015, 05:15:01 PM

Allen Toussaint has gone, really one of the greats.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/10/allen-toussaint-dies-aged-77


Possibly not...

http://en.mediamass.net/people/allen-toussaint/deathhoax.html

Will have to see which gets corroborated. Here's hoping.

Cheers

Nick





Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 10, 2015, 05:29:13 PM

Possibly not...

http://en.mediamass.net/people/allen-toussaint/deathhoax.html

Will have to see which gets corroborated. Here's hoping.


There are some sickos out there.   >:(

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on November 10, 2015, 05:51:36 PM
apparently his daughter has confirmed it
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/11/arts/music/allen-toussaint-dies.html?_r=0


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 10, 2015, 05:55:15 PM
So the rumour of a hoax was in fact the hoax?!   ::)

RIP Mr Toussaint.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on November 12, 2015, 04:27:03 PM
Philthy Phil Taylor ex Motorhead


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on November 12, 2015, 05:40:49 PM
Alan Toussant and Philthy Animal. In different ways, I love them both.

RIP.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on November 13, 2015, 12:20:33 AM
Mr. Toussaint played Austin in February.  I missed it for no particular reason, as usual.   :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Mark Donmall on November 13, 2015, 11:12:28 AM
Andy White, session drummer who played on Beatles' Love Me Do: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/andy-white-beatles-love-me-do-drummer-dead-at-85-20151111


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on November 13, 2015, 07:32:38 PM

Andy White, session drummer who played on Beatles' Love Me Do: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/andy-white-beatles-love-me-do-drummer-dead-at-85-20151111


RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on November 16, 2015, 09:27:15 PM
According to Rolling Stone, PF Sloan, the songwriter behind 'Eve of Destruction' (alongside many, many other songs), has passed away at 70.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on December 04, 2015, 03:21:57 PM
Since no one else has posted this, news came that Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver has passed away at age 48
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35003719


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 04, 2015, 03:23:52 PM

Since no one else has posted this, news came that Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver has passed away at age 48
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35003719
Far too young :( RIP Scott


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on December 04, 2015, 03:24:42 PM
drug overdose?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 04, 2015, 03:25:43 PM


Since no one else has posted this, news came that Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver has passed away at age 48
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35003719
Far too young :( RIP Scott


Jeez, that is young!  Suspicious?  Medical condition?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on December 04, 2015, 03:29:01 PM
see above


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 04, 2015, 09:20:07 PM



Since no one else has posted this, news came that Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver has passed away at age 48
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35003719
Far too young :( RIP Scott


Jeez, that is young!  Suspicious?  Medical condition?

Jules


He's been an addict for years hasn't he? Or am I thinking of someone else?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 04, 2015, 10:31:58 PM

He's been an addict for years hasn't he? Or am I thinking of someone else?


It appears so.  Still, could have been something else, or at very least something related.  We don't know if it's an overdose yet, do we?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 07, 2015, 10:37:05 AM
Dave Brubeck.  Alas, he'll now be taking more than five.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20609327

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on December 07, 2015, 10:52:29 AM

Dave Brubeck.  Alas, he'll now be taking more than five.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20609327

Jules


3 years ago, Jules.  Do try to keep up.  ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 07, 2015, 10:58:36 AM

3 years ago, Jules.  Do try to keep up.  ;)


 :-[  I saw it on Twitter and thought it was news.   :-[

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on December 07, 2015, 11:25:42 AM


 :-[  I saw it on Twitter and thought it was news.   :-[



Put that on a T-shirt   ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 07, 2015, 11:26:55 AM

Put that on a T-shirt   ;D  


 ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 07, 2015, 11:38:19 AM


Dave Brubeck.  Alas, he'll now be taking more than five.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20609327

Jules


3 years ago, Jules.  Do try to keep up.  ;)


Blimey, is it three years already? Probably my favourite jazz man. Alongside Duke, Monk  and Art. I like the piano players.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on December 07, 2015, 11:59:15 AM



 :-[  I saw it on Twitter and thought it was news.   :-[



Put that on a T-shirt   ;D


Not just you Jules...That's news to me as well !... :-[

Was listening to "Time Out" just a few weeks ago...Love that album !... 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on December 07, 2015, 12:20:40 PM


3 years ago, Jules.  Do try to keep up.  ;)


 :-[  I saw it on Twitter and thought it was news.   :-[

Jules


Jules this also happened to me once. You read something you did not know, you are surprised, excited, shocked or whatever and you post it on a forum only to be told it happened years ago and you think oh dear, why didn't I check the date properly.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 07, 2015, 12:22:12 PM

Jules this also happened to me once. You read something you did not know, you are surprised, excited, shocked or whatever and you post it on a forum only to be told it happened years ago and you think oh dear, why didn't I check the date properly.


Indeed.  It happens in this and the celebrity RIP threads fairly often.

Still  :-[

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 07, 2015, 02:49:21 PM

Dave Brubeck.  Alas, he'll now be taking more than five.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20609327

Jules


These things happen Jules. Don't worry too much about it.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 14, 2015, 10:14:28 AM
John Trudell, Native American activist, poet, musician. 69.

Notorious for publicly burning the US flag. The CDs are pretty good too.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on December 18, 2015, 07:41:13 AM
Morty of Racing Cars, best known for "They shoot horses don't they"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 18, 2015, 09:28:30 AM

Morty of Racing Cars, best known for "They shoot horses don't they"


Shame. One of my favourite singles of the 70s. The album, Downtown Tonight is pretty good too. I will give it a spin today in tribute.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on December 19, 2015, 08:08:27 AM
Sad to hear that. I saw them a couple of times live, including one double bill with Stackridge a few years ago. Very underrated band.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on December 28, 2015, 10:19:18 AM
Steve Wright of the Easybeats.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on December 28, 2015, 03:58:13 PM
Andy M Stewart of Silly Wizard. Terrific voice. When I was getting into folk music 30 odd years ago, Silly Wizard were the tops. Never saw them live but have several albums still as well as some solo work of his. The By The Hush album from 1983 or thereabouts is an absolutely stunning album I must get on CD one of these days.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on December 29, 2015, 12:59:20 AM
 Lemmy. Never thought you would make it to 70 but you did it! Put your feet up and rest in peace brother.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 29, 2015, 01:27:59 AM
Blimey, Lemmy and Phil in quick succession!
i have to say that the last few times ive seen him on telly he hasn't looked quite as robust as usual.
RIP Lemmy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 29, 2015, 06:25:04 AM
Awww, bollox. RIP big man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on December 29, 2015, 07:31:30 AM
A true rock legend. RIP Lemmy.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on December 29, 2015, 08:52:06 AM
It was always going to be a close call between him & Ozzy. Let's hope Ozzy carries on a while longer


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 29, 2015, 08:58:09 AM

Andy M Stewart of Silly Wizard. Terrific voice. When I was getting into folk music 30 odd years ago, Silly Wizard were the tops. Never saw them live but have several albums still as well as some solo work of his. The By The Hush album from 1983 or thereabouts is an absolutely stunning album I must get on CD one of these days.


I just this munute came across the news on another forum. I must investigate SW  - - one of those bands that passed me by.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 29, 2015, 10:37:23 AM
Sad news about Lemmy, but he made it to 70, must have had an amazing constitution.

RIP Ian x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on December 29, 2015, 10:39:51 AM
Doremi, Space Ritual, Hall Of The Mountain Grill and Warrior OTEOT are four of the greatest rock records ever made.
Cheers Lemmy.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 29, 2015, 11:46:08 AM
I never found much in Lemmy's music that appealed to me, but oh boy, did I admire his attitude. I'd say RIP, but I don't think thats what he would want us to say. Have a good **** off you old (insert appropriate words)...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on December 29, 2015, 12:28:26 PM
"Gamblin's for fools, But that's the way I like it baby I don't want to live forever...." (Ace of Spades)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 29, 2015, 03:47:56 PM

Sad news about Lemmy, but he made it to 70, must have had an amazing constitution.

RIP Ian x


Yes, 70 is a good innings for one who had such a rock n roll life.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 29, 2015, 03:54:58 PM
52 on the other hand is sh1te.  John Bradbury of the Specials.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35194738


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 29, 2015, 04:15:26 PM

52 on the other hand is sh1te.  John Bradbury of the Specials.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35194738
62 but it's still far too young

I was (still am) a huge fan of the Specials - I'd love to see them at Cropredy.

RIP John x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 29, 2015, 04:45:41 PM


52 on the other hand is sh1te.  John Bradbury of the Specials.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35194738
62 but it's still far too young

I was (still am) a huge fan of the Specials - I'd love to see them at Cropredy.

RIP John x


I should have worked that out myself - that was the age they put up originally.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on December 29, 2015, 05:46:35 PM
Just heard this. Such sad news, particularly for a Cov Kid like myself. John's drumming was so important to The Specials music and the whole Two Tone sound. Sad day!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on December 29, 2015, 07:57:29 PM

Losing one great is bad enough but two on the same day.

Thanks Lemmy and John for the good times over the years.

R.I.P boys

I'll raise a glass to you both tonight


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on December 30, 2015, 12:04:18 PM

Andy M Stewart of Silly Wizard. Terrific voice. When I was getting into folk music 30 odd years ago, Silly Wizard were the tops. Never saw them live but have several albums still as well as some solo work of his. The By The Hush album from 1983 or thereabouts is an absolutely stunning album I must get on CD one of these days.


I missed that at the time.  Love his voice, both with Silly Wizard and his solo stuff.  His Fire In The Glen album (with Phill Cunningham and Manus Lunny) is a big favourite of mine.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 30, 2015, 05:01:34 PM

52 on the other hand is sh1te.  John Bradbury of the Specials.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35194738


It is indeed.  Dreadful news.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 01, 2016, 05:31:13 PM
Just seen on the BBC news website that Natalie Cole has left.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on January 01, 2016, 09:41:26 PM

 Lemmy. Never thought you would make it to 70 but you did it! Put your feet up and rest in peace brother.
Is it insensitive to wonder why Ticketmaster have just offered tickets for Motorhead in the "Hot Tickets" section of an email today?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on January 01, 2016, 10:28:12 PM


 Lemmy. Never thought you would make it to 70 but you did it! Put your feet up and rest in peace brother.
Is it insensitive to wonder why Ticketmaster have just offered tickets for Motorhead in the "Hot Tickets" section of an email today?


I doubt there is any human input into these emails, they are probably automatically generated from a database.

A friend of ours bought her son Motorhead tickets for Christmas. He is absolutely devastated.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 08, 2016, 02:13:53 PM
Pianist Paul Bley and composer/conductor Pierre Boulez, both of whom pushed the musical envelope in their own ways.

If I was Pete Brown, I'd be worried...  ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fstix (Michael) on January 11, 2016, 06:36:23 AM
Although The Easybeats are probably best known outside Australia for Friday On My Mind, they had many more hits in their home country, and Stevie Wright went on to have a solo career that was successful for several years, until sidetracked by drug abuse.

He was also one of the victims of a controversial "deep sleep therapy" by a certain infamous doctor, which saw patients put to sleep for days and weeks at a time.  Some died and some brains were damaged as a result, and Stevie wasn't quite the same afterwards either.  He'd booked in to try to beat his heroin addiction.  This was in the mid 1970s.

Some comeback attempts were made afterwards with varying, lesser degrees of success.  More arrests for theft and drugs.  He became more a figure of tragedy, though was always respected as one of the great frontmen of the 60s and possibly Australia's first international rock star.  Better remembered that way.  And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drNqZWzj5GY

At least now, the fake "Easybeats" that surfaced in the 2000s in Europe with no links to the real band and a lead singer who called himself "Steve Wright" can't try that trick any more.....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 11, 2016, 06:55:20 AM
Sky is reporting that David Bowie has died, aged 69, from cancer. Apparently confirmed by his management. RIP David.  :-[


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 11, 2016, 06:58:17 AM
I just heard about Bowie.  A true legend.  I'm at a loss for words.  I'll miss him.  RIP David.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 11, 2016, 07:12:56 AM
One of my heroes. A true original and one of the greats. I'm devastated  :( :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 11, 2016, 07:43:20 AM
Bowie  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 11, 2016, 08:13:03 AM
Well, what is there to say? More than anyone else we have lost in the interim I feel a sense of loss much like the one I felt for John Lennon. The circumstances are very different of course and I am no longer 16 years old as I was then. But once again I have been woken by the news and had to process it in a semi conscious state. Once again I had been listening to his new record just the previous day. And once again it is going to be a day when it is difficult to fully focus on work.

I don't even know where to start in paying tribute. Goodbye David and thank you.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 11, 2016, 08:30:57 AM
Indeed.  Hard to imagine living in a world without him in it.  Ziggy was my first LP* - he's always been here.

(* Well, my first proper LP - I did have one of those Ronco things.)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 11, 2016, 08:41:27 AM
I met my first wife in 1973.
She told me the story of the couple who rented out the flat above her parents house in Beckenham.
Aged 16 , she sat in this blokes flat and dyed his hair.
She was never star struck, Angie and David Jones were just the couple who lived upstairs. Hair colour was just something she did one Saturday afternoon.
Obviously , I never met him, he was long gone when we got together but I did check with her parents.
'Oh , yes, Angie and David rented our flat.
So to my first wife he was just this bloke she knew as a teenager.
For some reason, an icon you have lived with all your life dies makes you very aware of your own mortality.
I never saw him live, Hunky Dory remains my favourite album.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 11, 2016, 08:53:14 AM
A massive loss.
Has been a part of my life since I was 14.
One of my biggest regrets was that I never got to see him live.
RIP David


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 11, 2016, 08:57:22 AM
I woke up to t he news on the radio, this morning. It seemed unreal, like Lennon's death but not so bad. What impresses me is he must have worked on the last album in the  knowledge he had little time.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on January 11, 2016, 09:04:26 AM
Only 69.....  Far too young, sad loss....  

  :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on January 11, 2016, 09:07:04 AM
The comparison with the news of Lennon;s death struck me too this morning - waking up to the radio with the news.  Never been a big fan - I have owned a few of his albums in the past, but never replaced them on CD - but his music is inescapable and part of my growing up and adult years.  RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 11, 2016, 09:07:38 AM

I woke up to t he news on the radio, this morning. It seemed unreal, like Lennon's death but not so bad. What impresses me is he must have worked on the last album in the  knowledge he had little time.  :(


Yes, that would indeed be the case.  People will be listening to it again now, with that in mind.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on January 11, 2016, 09:23:54 AM
RIP David - a true innovator and a law unto himself. Am currently listening to Hunky Dory, probably my favourite album of his, but that's a close call when there are so many great albums to choose from...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on January 11, 2016, 09:24:11 AM
David Bowie. Never really got what he was doing as Ziggy. His music was much more the stuff my sister, seven years younger than me, listened to. His appearance on Live Aid was when I did start to see that he was the real deal. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 11, 2016, 09:49:23 AM


I woke up to t he news on the radio, this morning. It seemed unreal, like Lennon's death but not so bad. What impresses me is he must have worked on the last album in the  knowledge he had little time.  :(


Yes, that would indeed be the case.  People will be listening to it again now, with that in mind.

Jules


One of my first thoughts this morning once I had got over the shock was that it puts the song Lazarus in a very different light. I must listen more closely to the rest of the lyrics on the album. Though they are very different artists and took very different approaches to their illness in public, I am reminded of Warren Zevon who made his final album in similar circumstances and died just a few days after it was released. Some of those songs very much served as his own epitaph.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on January 11, 2016, 10:15:40 AM
Yes very sad. Part of my youth gone. I absolutely loved him in the 70's, couldn't get on with him in the 80's. That's when  I did see him live and to be honest i walked out!  it was terrible he was sleepwalking through the songs It was the infamous Glass spider tour- It all seemed so pretentious I was bitterly disappointed that he seemed to have disappeared up his own ass.  RIP Davy Jones


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: madsue on January 11, 2016, 10:24:23 AM
What a shock I had this morning when I heard the news.  Seems impossible that he is no longer with us, he was a great part of my youth.  RIP David Bowie  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 11, 2016, 12:05:49 PM
After the weekend of Lemmy's funeral comes this body blow. Although two vastly different 'icons' they were linked by the fact that they never played it safe and always refused to compromise. As a 16 year old, 'Starman' and then later the Ziggy album were never off my record player. Then when I discovered 'Hunky Dory' and all the rest I realised that this bloke was special. Only Woody Woodmansey left from the Spiders now.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 11, 2016, 12:16:46 PM
If you're tempted to buy some Bowie...buy it from Rough Trade.  All profits from Jan sales of Bowie stuff goes to Cancer Research UK

http://www.roughtrade.com/artists/1089


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on January 11, 2016, 01:29:30 PM
The words Legend and Icon are of course much overused these days. Not so in this case. His legacy and impact on popular music is up there with Elvis and The Beatles.

Sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 11, 2016, 01:35:50 PM
Seen here in his first known TV appearance back in 1964

https://amp.twimg.com/v/cf7afd8f-a3c6-4e2c-9df4-97c0e405e02b


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 11, 2016, 02:02:16 PM
From Tony Visconti: "He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on January 11, 2016, 02:28:58 PM
A sad loss to music. Bowie, like the best artists, constantly re-invented himself and remained relevant and creative. I don't have the latest album but will be adding it to by Bowie stuff. I have to say it is the earlier albums that appeal to me most, but he evolved and I admire him for that


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 11, 2016, 03:25:49 PM
I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep for some time, so I picked up my phone and turned it on and saw the headline. At first I didn't think I saw the right name in my haze but was very sad to hear about it. I'm only a periphery Bowie fan. Love the hits, and have heard a lot of him over the years, just don't own too much by him. But I appreciated him so much for constantly shuffling things around. Complacency is not a word I would ever associate with David Bowie in both the music and his fashion. I have a few acquaintances in the fashion industry here in NY, and on their feeds this morning was more for the loss of a fashion icon. Playing everything I have by him today.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 11, 2016, 03:36:36 PM
My blog entry for today

11/1/16

So, David Bowie (née Jones) has died and the eulogies have begun to flow, lauding his creative energies and inspirational qualities. Fair enough, here's my contribution.

I recall initially hearing him perform him as an Anthony Newley sound-alike with the immortal "Laughing Gnome". Actually that first album had several standout tracks at the time, LG was one, "There Is A Happy Land" and "We Are Hungry Men" were two more. At the time Bowie was struggling to make a living and no doubt this route brought in a few quid from Decca, who obviously thought it worthwhile putting out.

Two years later, the quirky "Space Oddity" hit the charts, the first of several times it would enter them over the years. 1969 saw the first men land on the Moon, so people ignored the drug-related imagery and took the surface imagery at face value. Either way, a decent enough track that awoke the world to his talents beyond sounding nasal and slightly amusing.

1970 brought us "The Man Who Sold The World", at the time better known for the picture of Bowie in a dress on its cover. Lulu's cover of the title track was most people's entrée into this album, "Black Country Rock" was a standout at the time.

1971's "Hunky Dory" was when Bowie exploded onto the consciousness of many, "Changes" becoming his theme for years to come. Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits fame covered "Oh You Pretty Things" which brought the original to the notice of many and helped sales of this album. In fact it was truly seminal, the tracks on it were striking and memorable. "Life On Mars", "Andy Warhol", "The Bewley Brothers" were balanced by a brief reprise of his Anthony Newley days with "Kooks", an endearing song to his son Duncan (then known as "Zowie Bowie"), born that year with his then wife, Angie. The style "Queen Bitch" presages his next album, "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust".

Ziggy was a glam-rock creation by Bowie and much has been (and will be) made of this 1972 album. My brother was working at Boosey and Hawkes when it came out and brought home an early copy. It seldom left my record player on the few occasions he wasn't playing it. If there's a bum track on Ziggy, I have no idea what it is. From "Five Years" through "Soul Love", "Moonage Daydream", "Starman", "It ain't easy", "Lady Stardust", "Star", "Hang Onto Yourself", "Ziggy Stardust", "Suffragette City" to the finale, "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide", there wasn't a track that didn't surprise and delight me. It was also at this time that Bowie came out as bisexual, but that was retracted as “a mistake” years later. A bit sad, that.

Away from Ziggy, 1972 was a full-featured year, with skinheads beating up any bloke with hair over their ears, sta-prest trousers and Doctor Marten’s “bovver” boots a uniform for their gangs. A time of sexual repression, too. After the advent of the contraceptive pill in the mid-1960s, 1967’s legalisation of homosexuality and 1969’s Summer Of Love, 1972 was a reversion in some ways to old attitudes. As a 16-year-old I loved the music of the late 1960s and, in common with my friends, found Bowie’s music and attitudes refreshing and interesting.

In particular I remember a friend of my age called Steve. He was not a big strong chap. In fact he had a slight hump back and very much fled to the background of any social gathering. He was gay in an era when to be overtly gay was to ask to be beaten up by intolerant skinheads. When Ziggy Stardust was released it gave Steve the courage to get a Ziggy hairstyle and wear colourful clothes for the first time. He coloured his hair and frankly horrified his parents by wearing blusher and eyeliner. A strange thing happened, for he found the courage from Ziggy to be happily, blatantly himself and everyone that knew him was happy for him. He went off to art college shortly afterwards and I never saw him again, but my hope is that he found happiness. I’m sure he wasn’t the only person liberated by Ziggy, Bowie probably never realised the liberation he gave to Steve and many others to be themselves. For that alone, let alone the rest of his career, Bowie deserves accolades and immortality.

1973 brought an abrupt change in direction again with “Aladdin Sane” and the advent of teenagers with lightning rainbows on their faces as they went out in the evenings. Aladdin Sane brought us many good songs, “Watch That Man” and “Panic In Detroit” plus the song whose lyrics caused my Mum to have a conniption fit when I insisted on playing it repeatedly, “Time”. If you don’t know why, then I suggest you take a listen.

1973 also brought “Diamond Dogs”, a less successful album for me, although featuring “Rebel Rebel”. His covers album, “Pinups” made no impression upon me and 1975’s “Young Americans” even less so.

1976 brought “Station To Station” and 1977 brought “Heroes”, both successful albums that I bought and enjoyed.

From then on, Bowie became more successful in the USA and his influence on me and my friends waned somewhat. Over the following years I watched as he occasionally popped up with something interesting, but his days of impressing me with his musical versatility had passed. 1985’s appearance at “Live Aid” was a highlight, his collaboration with Mick Jagger on “Dancing In The Street” was highly enjoyable, his 4-song set concluding with “Heroes” was buried in a day of memorable sets.

I’ve no doubt many found Bowie after that date and enjoyed what he did, but for me, my real interest in his music lasted until the mid-1980s and after that, with kids, mortgages and whatever taking my interest, it was years before I was seriously interested in any music at all.

Bowie will be lauded and remembered for many things, but for me, the liberation of my friend Steve was the greatest achievement of David Bowie. Inspirational, joyous, nutty as a fruitcake,

RIP

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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 11, 2016, 03:38:19 PM
Trying to listen to Hunky Dory in work without crying. Life on Mars? is such a brilliant song   :'(  :'(

I should add that this song has always had the power to make me emotional


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 11, 2016, 03:40:32 PM

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep


Ditto.  In fact I didn't get back to sleep at all.  Maybe he was saying ta-ta.   :)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 11, 2016, 03:47:17 PM


I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep


Ditto.  In fact I didn't get back to sleep at all.  Maybe he was saying ta-ta.   :)

Jules


Maybe!

Great post Andy by the way.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 11, 2016, 04:33:23 PM
Great post Andy.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: johanna/ulla on January 11, 2016, 05:56:54 PM
Andy, thank you very much for your post.  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on January 11, 2016, 06:49:55 PM
Sad day.
MIND posted on FB about him making it ok to be different which helped many people.
He definitely changed the world


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 11, 2016, 07:38:50 PM
I deeply regret never seeing Mr. Jones perform in spite of multiple opportunities.  RIP David Bowie.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on January 11, 2016, 07:44:48 PM
Thank you for your very articulate posts, a truly great artistic giant and a significant part of my early teenage years - David RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Neil on January 12, 2016, 03:13:44 AM
I was woken by my son crying as he told me Bowie had died, it is strange when an icon from our own youth is seen to be truly relevant to the 20 year olds of today.

We sat and listened to Backstar again.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on January 12, 2016, 09:09:25 AM
Strange that none of the obits, etc, that I have seen or heard has mentioned Tin Machine... ;)

But I guess one or two clunkers in the midst of that back catalogue can be forgiven!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David W on January 12, 2016, 09:16:40 AM

Strange that none of the obits, etc, that I have seen or heard has mentioned Tin Machine... ;)

But I guess one or two clunkers in the midst of that back catalogue can be forgiven!


Or indeed his association with Steeleye Span


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 12, 2016, 09:20:40 AM
Weird co-incidences yesterday. The answer to one of the questions on Pointless (presumably recorded and scheduled months ago) was David Bowie. Then later on I sat down to catch up with the second episode of Deutschland 83 and the closing music on the episode was Modern Love.



Or indeed his association with Steeleye Span


That one was mentioned on the "69 Facts about David Bowie" article on the BBC website.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 12, 2016, 09:22:27 AM

Strange that none of the obits, etc, that I have seen or heard has mentioned Tin Machine... ;)

But I guess one or two clunkers in the midst of that back catalogue can be forgiven!
Most of the obits I heard were on the radio and they all mentioned Tim Machine, albeit as an "...he didn't always hit the mark.." comment  ::)

I only found out yesterday that he played sax for Steeleye Span (can't recall the track). A man of many parts, talents and facets. Some people have bemoaned the coverage given to his death, I don't think it was overdone at all - he was up there with Elvis, Sinatra, Michael Jackson etc.

Did anyone hear Rick Wakeman play Life on Mars at the end of Simon Mayo's radio show yesterday?  :'( it was beautiful


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 12, 2016, 09:27:11 AM

Did anyone hear Rick Wakeman play Life on Mars at the end of Simon Mayo's radio show yesterday?  :'( it was beautiful
A bit ornate, but a great tribute.

"Tin Machine" did get a mention, but most obits centered on the 11 Albums in the 1970s which meant they concentrated mainly on that period.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 12, 2016, 09:35:33 AM


I only found out yesterday that he played sax for Steeleye Span (can't recall the track).


It was 'To Know Him is to Love Him' on 'Now We are Six' - I remember purchasing that one when it first came out and not being overly impressed by that track, but they did a decent live version, usually as an encore.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 12, 2016, 09:36:21 AM


I woke up to t he news on the radio, this morning. It seemed unreal, like Lennon's death but not so bad. What impresses me is he must have worked on the last album in the  knowledge he had little time.  :(


Yes, that would indeed be the case.  People will be listening to it again now, with that in mind.

Jules


I was watching the 'LAazarus' video @ an office with some friends yesterday, and something certainly fell into place.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 12, 2016, 09:37:56 AM


Strange that none of the obits, etc, that I have seen or heard has mentioned Tin Machine... ;)

But I guess one or two clunkers in the midst of that back catalogue can be forgiven!
Most of the obits I heard were on the radio and they all mentioned Tim Machine, albeit as an "...he didn't always hit the mark.." comment  ::)

I only found out yesterday that he played sax for Steeleye Span (can't recall the track). A man of many parts, talents and facets. Some people have bemoaned the coverage given to his death, I don't think it was overdone at all - he was up there with Elvis, Sinatra, Michael Jackson etc.

Did anyone hear Rick Wakeman play Life on Mars at the end of Simon Mayo's radio show yesterday?  :'( it was beautiful


I think this is on  Rick's Piano Album, along with Yes favourites, and others.

Rick spoke at length about David Bowie on yesterday's R4 news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 12, 2016, 09:48:24 AM

Weird co-incidences yesterday. The answer to one of the questions on Pointless (presumably recorded and scheduled months ago) was David Bowie. Then later on I sat down to catch up with the second episode of Deutschland 83 and the closing music on the episode was Modern Love.



Or indeed his association with Steeleye Span


That one was mentioned on the "69 Facts about David Bowie" article on the BBC website.

Not quite sure about these 'facts' Gub.  I think one of them states that he played most of the instruments on 'Diamond Dogs'?? Maybe, the single but surely not the album that features the great  Herbie Flowers on bass I think plus Aynsley Dunbar (drums) & Alan Parker  (guitar) et...there's also the contentious point about who played the great 'Rebel Rebel' riff..

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 12, 2016, 10:26:33 AM


Not quite sure about these 'facts' Gub.  I think one of them states that he played most of the instruments on 'Diamond Dogs'?? Maybe, the single but surely not the album that features the great  Herbie Flowers on bass I think plus Aynsley Dunbar (drums) & Alan Parker  (guitar) et...there's also the contentious point about who played the great 'Rebel Rebel' riff..

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)



I didn't say they were accurate. I just said it was mentioned.  ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on January 12, 2016, 10:10:48 PM
David Bowie was a big part of my formative years. I loved the singles, and was amazed by some of the album tracks. I couldn't believe somebody could write lyrics like "All the madmen". I also had the first dance with my wife to "Life on mars".

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 07:08:23 AM

David Bowie was a big part of my formative years. I loved the singles, and was amazed by some of the album tracks. I couldn't believe somebody could write lyrics like "All the madmen".


His brother was a schizophrenic, I believe.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 13, 2016, 09:44:35 AM


David Bowie was a big part of my formative years. I loved the singles, and was amazed by some of the album tracks. I couldn't believe somebody could write lyrics like "All the madmen".


His brother was a schizophrenic, I believe.

Jules


Indeed he was, and the inspiration for a number of songs including Jump They Say which was the start of Bowie's post Tin Machine creative renaissance.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 13, 2016, 10:10:56 AM
Half-brother (Terry)

Cheers,

Slippy  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 13, 2016, 12:38:49 PM
And I only found out yesterday his Dad was from Yorkshire and his Mum from Lancashire :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on January 13, 2016, 02:55:43 PM
He also invented Connect 4.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 02:56:49 PM

He also invented Connect 4.


Lovely idea, but sadly not true:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four#Popular_culture

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on January 13, 2016, 03:14:40 PM
You shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia, y'know.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 03:46:32 PM

You shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia, y'know.  


Or, indeed, the NME.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 13, 2016, 04:05:09 PM

You shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia, y'know.


Or Sky News... http://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/sky-news-suffolk-gazette/

"The passing of a legend is no laughing matter, of course, but Sky News picking up our Spice Oddity story about Bowie serenading a group of diners in a Suffolk curry house, which was published well before he died, takes the biscuit. Especially as we had added a note to the top of the story after Bowie passed, making clear his appearance in the Taj Maharaja in Bungay, which does not even exist, was a spoof."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on January 13, 2016, 04:17:51 PM


You shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia, y'know.


Or Sky News... http://www.suffolkgazette.com/business/sky-news-suffolk-gazette/

"The passing of a legend is no laughing matter, of course, but Sky News picking up our Spice Oddity story about Bowie serenading a group of diners in a Suffolk curry house, which was published well before he died, takes the biscuit. Especially as we had added a note to the top of the story after Bowie passed, making clear his appearance in the Taj Maharaja in Bungay, which does not even exist, was a spoof."


LOL.

It's a strange one though, I would have bet a fairly large amount of money that Bungay does exist.  I appear to be wrong again.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 13, 2016, 04:23:59 PM

LOL.
It's a strange one though, I would have bet a fairly large amount of money that Bungay does exist.  I appear to be wrong again.


Bungay does, the restaurant doesn't.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 13, 2016, 04:34:14 PM


LOL.
It's a strange one though, I would have bet a fairly large amount of money that Bungay does exist.  I appear to be wrong again.


Bungay does, the restaurant doesn't.
I think Albie realises that!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 13, 2016, 05:10:43 PM

And I only found out yesterday his Dad was from Yorkshire and his Mum from Lancashire :)
This is true - he mentioned it in an interview which Mark Radcliffe played


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 13, 2016, 07:09:59 PM


And I only found out yesterday his Dad was from Yorkshire and his Mum from Lancashire :)
This is true - he mentioned it in an interview which Mark Radcliffe played

His mum was a tripe stiffener and his dad , a ferret sexer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 13, 2016, 09:06:53 PM



And I only found out yesterday his Dad was from Yorkshire and his Mum from Lancashire :)
This is true - he mentioned it in an interview which Mark Radcliffe played

His mum was a tripe stiffener and his dad , a ferret sexer.


noble callings both


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on January 13, 2016, 09:22:55 PM
What on Earth is a tripe stiffener??


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 09:24:18 PM

What on Earth is a tripe stiffener??


That's the North/South divide right there!   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 09:34:37 PM
A rumour on Twitter that Giorgio Gomelsky has passed away.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_Gomelsky

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on January 13, 2016, 09:41:26 PM


David Bowie was a big part of my formative years. I loved the singles, and was amazed by some of the album tracks. I couldn't believe somebody could write lyrics like "All the madmen".


His brother was a schizophrenic, I believe.

Jules


Yes, and sadly killed himself some time ago.

Day after day, they take my friends away, to mansions cold and gray.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on January 13, 2016, 09:42:49 PM


What on Earth is a tripe stiffener??


That's the North/South divide right there!   ;)

Jules


Oi Jules Gray... Don't accuse me of being a Southerner...

I'm a Warwickshire lass yunno... Residing in Robin Hood Land for the last few (44) years!

 ;D :) ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 09:44:54 PM

Oi Jules Gray... Don't accuse me of being a Southerner...

I'm a Warwickshire lass yunno...


Hmmm, sounds a bit Southern to me.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 13, 2016, 09:49:16 PM
More on Giorgio Gomelsky's death:

https://www.facebook.com/goldenageofrocknroll/posts/1177130105645663

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 14, 2016, 08:55:51 AM



What on Earth is a tripe stiffener??


That's the North/South divide right there!   ;)

Jules


Oi Jules Gray... Don't accuse me of being a Southerner...

I'm a Warwickshire lass yunno... Residing in Robin Hood Land for the last few (44) years!

 ;D :) ;)

Sorry Jenny. Anybody south of Kendal is a southerner!
Yorkshire? Southerners!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on January 14, 2016, 11:49:17 AM
I found this on another forum about David Bowie, do not know if it has been posted before here:

http://helengreenillustration.com/Time-May-Change-Me


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on January 17, 2016, 12:13:30 PM


Andy M Stewart of Silly Wizard. Terrific voice. When I was getting into folk music 30 odd years ago, Silly Wizard were the tops. Never saw them live but have several albums still as well as some solo work of his. The By The Hush album from 1983 or thereabouts is an absolutely stunning album I must get on CD one of these days.


I missed that at the time.  Love his voice, both with Silly Wizard and his solo stuff.  His Fire In The Glen album (with Phill Cunningham and Manus Lunny) is a big favourite of mine.


A few weeks late, I know. I didn't get round to commenting at the time, but I stumbled across this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aleyPzq_I8c
today - fitting and poignant, I think.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on January 18, 2016, 02:34:54 PM
RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 18, 2016, 02:44:19 PM

RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


Ooh no! One of the greats . RIP Buff.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 18, 2016, 05:13:02 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35342699


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 18, 2016, 05:38:01 PM

RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


 :'( :'(

So glad I got to see him play with the band, if only briefly in 2009. I thought he was older than 67 though.

Mott (along with the Beatles) were/are my desert island band. It had been a rough couple of weeks.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 18, 2016, 07:01:53 PM
Buffin was one of the most underrated drummers out there. I remember seeing Mott the Hoople in 1974, when they were touring to promote the 'Mott' album. I was totally transfixed by his style. He also sang backing vocals and never missed a beat. Of course he also worked behind the scenes on many a programme on Radio 1.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on January 18, 2016, 10:12:24 PM
RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles have posted the following:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on January 18, 2016, 10:18:45 PM
Oh no...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 18, 2016, 10:21:51 PM

RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles have posted the following:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


Good Lord what is going on this year? What a horrible few weeks. :o

The Eagles are a band that strongly divides opinion and Frey in particular came across as a monster in the recent authorised documentary about them but there is no denying just how huge they were. I certainly have a soft spot for some of their recordings.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 18, 2016, 10:28:21 PM
Nooo!
This is just the worst possible news to top off weeks of s**t news.
I always preferred him to Don Henley (sorry Don).

Oh bugger bugger bugger.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 18, 2016, 10:34:50 PM


RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles have posted the following:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


Good Lord what is going on this year? What a horrible few weeks. :o

The Eagles are a band that strongly divides opinion and Frey in particular came across as a monster in the recent authorised documentary about them but there is no denying just how huge they were. I certainly have a soft spot for some of their recordings.


They are the old Mumford and Sons.
Some good stuff on the earlier albums. RIP Glenn . No more please.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 18, 2016, 10:36:51 PM
I'm a definite Eagles fan. Whatever you think of them 67 is far too young. RIP.

Far too many dying.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on January 18, 2016, 11:08:04 PM
I used to be a big Eagles fan when I was younger, but I grew apart from them somewhat except for the early albums country vibe. Take It Easy is still easily in my top 10 songs. On one of his 80's solo albums he also did a great rendition of that old song Seacruise which I have fond memories of. RIP Glenn.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 19, 2016, 12:11:01 AM
Glenn Frey :(

I became quite emotional at my last Eagles concert, May 19, 2015, at the Frank Erwin Center, when Bernie Leadon played the solo during "Peaceful Easy Feeling."  I think I knew it was my final chance to see the Eagles, but I didn't know how final it really was.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 19, 2016, 05:34:01 AM
http://variety.com/2015/music/news/dallas-taylor-former-crosby-stills-nash-young-drummer-dies-at-66-1201408369/

Dallas Taylor, too.  :'(  ???


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 19, 2016, 06:59:04 AM

http://variety.com/2015/music/news/dallas-taylor-former-crosby-stills-nash-young-drummer-dies-at-66-1201408369/

Dallas Taylor, too.  :'(  ???


That was a year ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 19, 2016, 07:00:38 AM

They are the old Mumford and Sons.
Some good stuff on the earlier albums. RIP Glenn . No more please.


You're a braver man than I.  But, yeah...on all points.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 07:05:26 AM

Glenn Frey :(

I became quite emotional at my last Eagles concert, May 19, 2015, at the Frank Erwin Center, when Bernie Leadon played the solo during "Peaceful Easy Feeling."  I think I knew it was my final chance to see the Eagles, but I didn't know how final it really was.


Didn't know they asked Bernie up.  That's cool.  He was my favourite Eagle.  Partly because he'd been a Burrito, but mostly because of how he played that Tele.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on January 19, 2016, 07:35:02 AM


RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


 :'( :'(

So glad I got to see him play with the band, if only briefly in 2009. I thought he was older than 67 though.

Mott (along with the Beatles) were/are my desert island band. It had been a rough couple of weeks.


Some of the fondest memories of my youth are seeing a pre-dudes Mott the Hoople playing at the old Liverpool Stadium. What a live band they were - totally chaotic, yet so exciting. I still liked them and saw them a couple of times after the hits, but nothing matched those early gigs for pure rock thrills.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 19, 2016, 08:14:27 AM



RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


 :'( :'(

So glad I got to see him play with the band, if only briefly in 2009. I thought he was older than 67 though.

Mott (along with the Beatles) were/are my desert island band. It had been a rough couple of weeks.


Some of the fondest memories of my youth are seeing a pre-dudes Mott the Hoople playing at the old Liverpool Stadium. What a live band they were - totally chaotic, yet so exciting. I still liked them and saw them a couple of times after the hits, but nothing matched those early gigs for pure rock thrills.


Totally agree. Only ever saw them at Weeley in '71, a wonderful, exciting rock band. For me, it was all over once they hooked up with Bowie.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 19, 2016, 08:34:27 AM



RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


 :'( :'(

So glad I got to see him play with the band, if only briefly in 2009. I thought he was older than 67 though.

Mott (along with the Beatles) were/are my desert island band. It had been a rough couple of weeks.


Some of the fondest memories of my youth are seeing a pre-dudes Mott the Hoople playing at the old Liverpool Stadium. What a live band they were - totally chaotic, yet so exciting. I still liked them and saw them a couple of times after the hits, but nothing matched those early gigs for pure rock thrills.


Spot on.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 19, 2016, 08:41:24 AM



RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


 :'( :'(

So glad I got to see him play with the band, if only briefly in 2009. I thought he was older than 67 though.

Mott (along with the Beatles) were/are my desert island band. It had been a rough couple of weeks.


Some of the fondest memories of my youth are seeing a pre-dudes Mott the Hoople playing at the old Liverpool Stadium. What a live band they were - totally chaotic, yet so exciting. I still liked them and saw them a couple of times after the hits, but nothing matched those early gigs for pure rock thrills.


In those days when Mott walked onto the stage there was an electric charge in the air every time. Something I've never felt anywhere else before or since.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 19, 2016, 09:15:13 AM

RIP Mott The Hoople's Dale Griffin. From Angel Air Records' Facebook page :

"DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 1948-2016.
One of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known.. All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his detirmination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold out dates though he did join the band for encores.
Dale died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. RIP"


Oh No! Poor old Buffin. I knew he'd been ill. Saw Mott on the 2009 tour, without him of course.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 19, 2016, 10:17:36 AM
Add to this Dallas Taylor, drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Jeez.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 10:23:04 AM

Add to this Dallas Taylor, drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Jeez.


Last year, Abby.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on January 19, 2016, 10:45:50 AM

RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles have posted the following:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


I am a bit surprised by the causes of his death, you would expect someone who suffers from arthritis to live in some of the Southern states were the climate is better (warmer) and maybe he also would not have caught pneumonia.

I used to have their first 5 albums and I think Take it easy is one of the best songs they ever recorded.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 19, 2016, 10:58:38 AM


Add to this Dallas Taylor, drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Jeez.


Last year, Abby.

Jules


Yes, I did realise after i posted but there are also reports of yesterday, if you google. ......see, you can't clive everything you  read on the Internet!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on January 19, 2016, 11:05:50 AM


RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles have posted the following:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


I am a bit surprised by the causes of his death, you would expect someone who suffers from arthritis to live in some of the Southern states were the climate is better (warmer) and maybe he also would not have caught pneumonia.

I used to have their first 5 albums and I think Take it easy is one of the best songs they ever recorded.


Actually , as someone who also has rheumatoid arthritis, let me say that cool/cold is much more comfortable, (osteo-arthritis does better in warm) and the treatment for RA will suppress the abiliity to fight off any infections like pneumonia, so it's a sad and horrible disease to have.. RIP Glen Frey.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on January 19, 2016, 11:10:14 AM



RIP Glenn Frey

Eagles have posted the following:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


I am a bit surprised by the causes of his death, you would expect someone who suffers from arthritis to live in some of the Southern states were the climate is better (warmer) and maybe he also would not have caught pneumonia.

I used to have their first 5 albums and I think Take it easy is one of the best songs they ever recorded.


Actually , as someone who also has rheumatoid arthritis, let me say that cool/cold is much more comfortable, (osteo-arthritis does better in warm) and the treatment for RA will suppress the abiliity to fight off any infections like pneumonia, so it's a sad and horrible disease to have.. RIP Glen Frey.


I did not know that, thanks for explaining this.

So this medicine has had in this instance a lethal side effect.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 19, 2016, 11:20:26 AM
Giorgio Gomelsky
28th February 1934 – 13th  January 2016

Who? you may well say.....

Quote
The larger-than-life Georgian (via Switzerland, England, France and America) was described by All Music Guide’s Richie Unterberger as “one of the secret heroes of British rock, and indeed one of the more important non-musicians in rock history”.

Memories of Giorgio conjure many words: visionary, film-maker, promoter, maverick, producer, rogue, impresario, manager, curator, label boss, mentor. All with a tireless passion and enthusiasm for his art and artists. Be it his significant role in launching the careers of two of the most influential British bands in music history with the Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, his pioneering Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, managing and producing The Yardbirds from 1963 to 1966 (including six worldwide hit singles plus the legendary ‘Five Live Yardbirds’ album recorded at London’s famous Marquee Club) working and living with the genius of Sonny Boy Williamson, trailblazing with Magma, nurturing and enthusing Soft Machine, Gong, Bill Laswell and Material and any number of musicians such as Jeff Buckley, REM, The Minutemen, et all, that caught his ear passing through his Red Door and Green Door clubs in New York City. All were championed equally by Gomelsky with the same energy, enthusiasm and madcap (but most often inspired) ideas and advice.

 

While physically frail in recent years, his mind was still sharp, still hustling, still full of ideas that he would push onto his long-time colleague and friend Jean-Luc Young, founder of Charly Records. Indeed, he was about to participate in an updated definitive edition of his critically acclaimed ‘The Yardbirds Story’ box set in conjunction with Charly and the surviving group members and was eager to know what tapes had recently been unearthed, especially reels from a long-forgotten personal archive found in a crate in the Charly archive.

 

Much will doubtless be written about Giorgio Gomelsky over the coming weeks but for now, we salute a true maverick and his incredible contribution to British R&B, the avant-garde and the underdog with less of a ‘Still I’m Sad’ and more ‘Got To Hurry’ as we celebrate his work with The Yardbirds and other artists during 2016.

 

Over a year in preparation, ‘Five Live Yardbirds - The Definitive Edition’ will be released in March, to be followed by further remastered and expanded editions of Yardbirds classic albums, culminating in the release of a career-spanning Box Set. Another deluxe box set, ’Faces & Places: Giorgio Gomelsky’s British R&B Story 1962-1967’ is a collection of the producer’s rare and now historically important “field recordings” documenting early performances by the likes of The Yardbirds, Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Animals, Jack Bruce, Graham Bond, Ginger Baker, Spencer Davies, The Steampacket, Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Brian Auger & The Trinity, Julie Driscoll, The Soft Machine, Davy Graham, Gary Farr & The T-Bones and more is nearing completion and a release date will be announced shortly.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 19, 2016, 12:18:05 PM


RIP Glenn Frey
Eagles have posted the following:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia."


I am a bit surprised by the causes of his death, you would expect someone who suffers from arthritis to live in some of the Southern states were the climate is better (warmer) and maybe he also would not have caught pneumonia.
I used to have their first 5 albums and I think Take it easy is one of the best songs they ever recorded.


That report simply states where he died, not where he lived.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 01:35:16 PM

see, you can't clive everything you  read on the Internet!  


I clive you, Abby.  Thousands wouldn't clive you, but I do.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 01:36:34 PM

Giorgio Gomelsky
28th February 1934 – 13th  January 2016


I did actually post about Giorgio the other day.  I was surprised that it went unnoticed.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on January 19, 2016, 02:29:32 PM


see, you can't clive everything you  read on the Internet!  


I clive you, Abby.  Thousands wouldn't clive you, but I do.   ;D

Jules


Does Clive know about this I wonder??


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 19, 2016, 03:08:13 PM


Giorgio Gomelsky
28th February 1934 – 13th  January 2016


I did actually post about Giorgio the other day.  I was surprised that it went unnoticed.

Jules


The Stones' first 'unofficial' manager before Loog Oldham whisked them away...

Cheers,

Slippy 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 19, 2016, 03:22:40 PM



see, you can't clive everything you  read on the Internet!  


I clive you, Abby.  Thousands wouldn't clive you, but I do.   ;D

Jules


Does Clive know about this I wonder??


God's damn the keypad on this tablet!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 03:24:42 PM

God's damn the keypad on this tablet!


Yeah!  God's damn it!   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 19, 2016, 03:51:47 PM
Clive - the God of the Extraneous Apostrophe.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 19, 2016, 04:53:47 PM
Mike, Jules, Jen...... p*ss off, I quit! Lol 😉


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 05:22:05 PM

Mike, Jules, Jen...... p*ss off, I quit! Lol ��


And how would you like us to p*ss off, oh Great One?   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 19, 2016, 05:26:23 PM


Glenn Frey :(

I became quite emotional at my last Eagles concert, May 19, 2015, at the Frank Erwin Center, when Bernie Leadon played the solo during "Peaceful Easy Feeling."  I think I knew it was my final chance to see the Eagles, but I didn't know how final it really was.


Didn't know they asked Bernie up.  That's cool.  He was my favourite Eagle.  Partly because he'd been a Burrito, but mostly because of how he played that Tele.

Jules


Bernie was their secret weapon on the "History of the Eagles Tour."  He plugged a hole created by the firing of Don Felder, he was a bridge to the old songs they dusted off for this tour, and (let's be honest) Joe Walsh never played Bernie's parts properly.  RIP Glenn and I will never forget those concerts (1994 - Alamodome in San Antonio; 1995 - Memorial Stadium in Austin; 2003 - Nokia Live in Grand Prairie; 2010 - ACL Festival, Austin; 2013 - American Airlines Center in Dallas; 2015 - Frank Erwin Center in Austin).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 19, 2016, 05:32:25 PM
Trivia - Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards attended the Eagles show at Memorial Stadium in Austin, and they provided her with a front row seat on the field.  She entered the stadium from the tunnel under the stage (I assume she met with the band before the show) and someone put a spotlight on her big pouffy hairdo.  A big cheer went up because everyone recognized her even though we could only see the top of her head.



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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 19, 2016, 05:38:17 PM

Trivia - Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards attended the Eagles show at Memorial Stadium in Austin, and they provided her with a front row seat on the field.  She entered the stadium from the tunnel under the stage (I assume she met with the band before the show) and someone put a spotlight on her big pouffy hairdo.  A big cheer went up because everyone recognized her even though we could only see the top of her head.




Was she in Eastenders?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on January 19, 2016, 06:09:50 PM

Mike, Jules, Jen...... p*ss off, I quit! Lol 😉


Sorry Abby...   :-[


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 06:23:17 PM

I think Take it Easy is one of the best songs they ever recorded.


I think Take It Easy is the best song they ever recorded.  Peaceful Easy Feeling would be second.  I can take or leave everything else.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on January 19, 2016, 07:28:46 PM
I really liked The Eagles when they were mostly a country rock band, not so much after Joe Walsh joined.
They made a lot of great songs imo.

I wanted to go and see them at Bingley Hall back in 1977, but no way was I going to pay £3.50 for a ticket, what a ridiculous amount. I'm glad I took a firm stand, otherwise ticket prices could have got out of hand.  ::)

RIP Glenn


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 19, 2016, 07:46:52 PM

I wanted to go and see them at Bingley Hall back in 1977, but no way was I going to pay £3.50 for a ticket, what a ridiculous amount. I'm glad I took a firm stand, otherwise ticket prices could have got out of hand.  ::)


Arf!   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 19, 2016, 09:14:25 PM


I wanted to go and see them at Bingley Hall back in 1977, but no way was I going to pay £3.50 for a ticket, what a ridiculous amount. I'm glad I took a firm stand, otherwise ticket prices could have got out of hand.  ::)


Arf!   ;D

Jules
My husband took me to see them about 10 years ago (Hell Freezes Over Tour), said he got the tickets cheap off a mate. Told me after he paid £75 each for them  :o  :o

I forgave him though - they were brilliant  ::)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 22, 2016, 12:07:08 AM



I wanted to go and see them at Bingley Hall back in 1977, but no way was I going to pay £3.50 for a ticket, what a ridiculous amount. I'm glad I took a firm stand, otherwise ticket prices could have got out of hand.  ::)


Arf!   ;D

Jules
My husband took me to see them about 10 years ago (Hell Freezes Over Tour), said he got the tickets cheap off a mate. Told me after he paid £75 each for them  :o  :o

I forgave him though - they were brilliant  ::)


So the cat's out of the bag that we lie to our wives about the cost of concert tickets?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 22, 2016, 08:11:54 AM




I wanted to go and see them at Bingley Hall back in 1977, but no way was I going to pay £3.50 for a ticket, what a ridiculous amount. I'm glad I took a firm stand, otherwise ticket prices could have got out of hand.  ::)


Arf!   ;D

Jules
My husband took me to see them about 10 years ago (Hell Freezes Over Tour), said he got the tickets cheap off a mate. Told me after he paid £75 each for them  :o  :o

I forgave him though - they were brilliant  ::)


So the cat's out of the bag that we lie to our wives about the cost of concert tickets?
 ;D and vice versa!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 22, 2016, 04:17:46 PM



Strange that none of the obits, etc, that I have seen or heard has mentioned Tin Machine... ;)

But I guess one or two clunkers in the midst of that back catalogue can be forgiven!
Most of the obits I heard were on the radio and they all mentioned Tim Machine, albeit as an "...he didn't always hit the mark.." comment  ::)

I only found out yesterday that he played sax for Steeleye Span (can't recall the track). A man of many parts, talents and facets. Some people have bemoaned the coverage given to his death, I don't think it was overdone at all - he was up there with Elvis, Sinatra, Michael Jackson etc.

Did anyone hear Rick Wakeman play Life on Mars at the end of Simon Mayo's radio show yesterday?  :'( it was beautiful


I think this is on  Rick's Piano Album, along with Yes favourites, and others.

Rick spoke at length about David Bowie on yesterday's R4 news.


And now it's coming out as a single . .:

https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/life-on-mars-cd-single


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on January 24, 2016, 02:21:48 PM
Jimmy Bain (Former Rainbow and Dio bass player).

http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/jimmy-bain-former-rainbow-and-dio-bassist-dies-aged-68/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 26, 2016, 06:24:43 PM
Colin Vearncombe (Black) following a road accident. RIP Colin.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 26, 2016, 09:36:15 PM
Mentioned as being very poorly in an Irish hospital in the Metro this mirning, so never recovered. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on January 29, 2016, 12:56:05 AM
Geez, another giant. Paul Kantner is taking his final saucer ride
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Jefferson-Airplane-s-Paul-Kantner-dies-at-74-6791483.php


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 29, 2016, 05:55:03 AM
Another voice of my youth stilled. I am sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 29, 2016, 06:45:55 AM
RIP  Baron Von Tollbooth.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Sir Martin on January 29, 2016, 07:54:27 AM

RIP  Baron Von Tollbooth.


Sad times.

For me, him and Balin were the Airplane.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 29, 2016, 08:59:43 AM

RIP  Baron Von Tollbooth.


Gutted. Not unexpected, but still a shock. So pleased to have caught his last London show.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 29, 2016, 09:42:09 AM
Sad News indeed but not totally unexpected considering his recent health issues.  As  a massive Airplane fan this is a blow (against the empire....)
I got to meet him at a London gig about 10 years ago & we had quite a chat (largely about his choice of Rickenbacker guitars...)

Seems like a generation of greats are dropping like flys.....

Slippy
 :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 29, 2016, 09:57:20 AM
Paul Kantner's death was the first news I heard this morning, before i even got up. These departures just go on . . .  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 29, 2016, 11:05:55 AM
Very sad news indeed.
Always had a soft spot for Jefferson Airplane


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 29, 2016, 11:11:41 AM
One of my favourite Kantner songs from the Crown Of Creation album.  :'(

http://youtu.be/y55zNF__VtU


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: tony the roundhead on January 30, 2016, 11:51:18 PM
Another Jefferson Airplane founder has flown away - Signe Anderson
https://www.facebook.com/martybalinmusic/?fref=photo


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 31, 2016, 06:43:57 AM
Oh bugger this.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on January 31, 2016, 09:58:03 AM
Not a musician, but could be influential in his own way. Rest In Peace Sir Terry Wogan. Never an avid listener but his TV shows were an integral part of my youth and he was the person at the heart of children in need. Gave those he championed the opportunity to get to a larger audience, such as Eva Cassidy and probably Kate Rusby who would have lead people to genres they would have otherwise ignored. Cosy chat and cosy music will never be the same.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 31, 2016, 10:58:09 AM

Not a musician, but could be influential in his own way. Rest In Peace Sir Terry Wogan. Never an avid listener but his TV shows were an integral part of my youth and he was the person at the heart of children in need. Gave those he championed the opportunity to get to a larger audience, such as Eva Cassidy and probably Kate Rusby who would have lead people to genres they would have otherwise ignored. Cosy chat and cosy music will never be the same.


Crumbs. That is a shock, as unexpected in its way as Bowie.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on January 31, 2016, 11:13:42 AM
The world is a much greyer place this morning.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 31, 2016, 11:16:41 AM
Not really, he signed off from the last CiN, didn't he, as he was diagnosed & ill already? If not CiN, Comic Relief....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on January 31, 2016, 10:13:06 PM
I think he was actually a better singer than he liked to admit. I have seen him sing the Captain Corcoran line in the trio from HMS Pinafore, and he did very well.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on January 31, 2016, 10:26:48 PM
My mum drove me to school with wogan on the radio. I still smash the bottom out of boiled eggs. He is a national institution, and not old enough to die.
It's a bad time.
Bye, Tel.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: leahdon (Donna) on January 31, 2016, 11:58:02 PM

Not really, he signed off from the last CiN, didn't he, as he was diagnosed & ill already? If not CiN, Comic Relief....


He did his radio programme the Sunday before Children in Need but then dropped out on the day (and sent a recorded message, that was actually his last recording of any type). He didn't say what was wrong but gave the impression it was a short-term thing and just that he was too tired to do the prog ... I have a vague memory of thinking it sounded like a virus or bronchitis. He was a very private man, despite everything and the first we knew he had cancer was in the announcement this morning.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on February 01, 2016, 09:39:20 AM
Apparently, according to two papers I've seen since I commented above, he had surgery on his back & this wasn't anything to do with cancer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on February 01, 2016, 10:12:15 AM
His family said he died after a short battle with cancer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35453541


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on February 01, 2016, 10:21:15 AM
Indeed, no one is saying otherwise.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on February 01, 2016, 11:30:49 AM
This is a lovely interview on RTE (Irish main channel) from about 5 years ago. It's 25 minutes, but if you've not got time, at 24:45 is Terry's reply to the question "what will you say to the great Director General in the sky when you meet him?"

https://vimeo.com/153666229


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 01, 2016, 09:05:11 PM

This is a lovely interview on RTE (Irish main channel) from about 5 years ago. It's 25 minutes, but if you've not got time, at 24:45 is Terry's reply to the question "what will you say to the great Director General in the sky when you meet him?"

https://vimeo.com/153666229

Stephen , thank you for that. Great interview and a different side to the man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 04, 2016, 11:34:42 PM
Maurice White, of Earth Wind & Fire, age 74.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 05, 2016, 07:55:19 AM

Maurice White, of Earth Wind & Fire, age 74.
Another voice of my formative years gone. EW&F featured regularly at the Friday night disco at Bindles in Barry with the Sammy Black DJ Experience. I cried to After The Love Has Gone when my first proper boyfriend finished with me and me and the girls bopped around our handbags to Boogie Wonderland.

RIP Maurice x


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 05, 2016, 10:19:09 AM

Maurice White, of Earth Wind & Fire, age 74.


Always had a soft spot for Earth Wind & Fire. They managed to incorporate some real soul into their disco grroves. September & Fantasy, to name but two, are great songs. RIP Maurice.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 05, 2016, 12:40:56 PM

Always had a soft spot for Earth Wind & Fire. They managed to incorporate some real soul into their disco grroves. September & Fantasy, to name but two, are great songs. RIP Maurice.


Amen.  And they were pretty darn funky in their pre-disco years.  RIP Maurice.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on February 05, 2016, 02:32:47 PM


Always had a soft spot for Earth Wind & Fire. They managed to incorporate some real soul into their disco grroves. September & Fantasy, to name but two, are great songs. RIP Maurice.


Amen.  And they were pretty darn funky in their pre-disco years.  RIP Maurice.

Jules


Double amen. When disco had passed and it was unfashionable to mention much of it for fear of ridicule from people, Earth Wind & Fire remained acceptable and cool. The reason was precisely for what you both said-they had soul and they had funk.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: samnitzberg (Sam) on February 06, 2016, 08:32:05 PM
Dan Hicks died today. Dammit.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on February 06, 2016, 11:01:58 PM

Dan Hicks died today. Dammit.


B*gger, another great character gone. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on February 07, 2016, 07:25:24 AM

Dan Hicks died today. Dammit.


From the original 'Charlatans'. RIP Dan.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: samnitzberg (Sam) on February 07, 2016, 01:14:49 PM
Thomas Dolby (who's now living here in Baltimore) posted this yesterday, some footage he had of Dan Hicks and him performing I Scare Myself together. It's something he had been meaning to edit but had never gotten around to it, felt the need to yesterday. Very entertaining. It also shows Hicks teaching the rest of the band (Don Was, Zoe Keating and Narada Michael Walden) a new song.
https://youtu.be/xyq-Wj0QUpE


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 07, 2016, 02:28:53 PM

Thomas Dolby (who's now living here in Baltimore) posted this yesterday, some footage he had of Dan Hicks and him performing I Scare Myself together. It's something he had been meaning to edit but had never gotten around to it, felt the need to yesterday. Very entertaining. It also shows Hicks teaching the rest of the band (Don Was, Zoe Keating and Narada Michael Walden) a new song.
https://youtu.be/xyq-Wj0QUpE


Fabulous...thank you for that.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on February 07, 2016, 08:23:08 PM
Interesting demographic observation - when this RIP thread began it took almost a year to reach eight pages. The first few weeks of 2016 have already run to eight pages...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on February 07, 2016, 08:53:00 PM

Interesting demographic observation - when this RIP thread began it took almost a year to reach eight pages. The first few weeks of 2016 have already run to eight pages...


Worrying isn't it?  :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on February 07, 2016, 10:36:48 PM


Interesting demographic observation - when this RIP thread began it took almost a year to reach eight pages. The first few weeks of 2016 have already run to eight pages...


Worrying isn't it?  :-\


Many years ago I spoke to a 90 year old sitting alone in a pub. He couldn't understand where all his friends had gone.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 14, 2016, 10:11:38 AM
The entire band Viola Beach in a car accident in Sweden
Five Britons killed in Swedish car crash
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35572838
Can't say I'm a fan but terribly sad for the entire band to go like that :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on February 14, 2016, 11:06:57 AM
Never heard of them but its a desperately grim way to go.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on February 14, 2016, 01:08:46 PM
Amongst all the other sad news we have had this year this has to be the most incredibly tragic event. So young. There are no words really!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Darren_j on February 14, 2016, 02:38:57 PM

Amongst all the other sad news we have had this year this has to be the most incredibly tragic event. So young. There are no words really!


Very sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 14, 2016, 03:24:40 PM
Heard this on the news an hour ago. Terribly sad business.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on February 14, 2016, 04:44:49 PM
Apologies if I don't express myself well and I sound rather crass.
This is an awful event.
Like Jim I didn't know the band.
My immediate response , when I first read Brij's post this morning ,was to think back to the Fairport crash and the death of Martin.
I used to work with a guy, a friend, whose 18 yr old son was killed in a car crash.
That funeral, with all his friends from school in tears around me, was one of the most painful and poignant I have ever attended.
I can only think of the pain that the families of these lads is having to deal with.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 15, 2016, 09:27:58 AM
What Dave said.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on February 20, 2016, 10:43:07 AM
Brendan Healy, comedian and musician (he played keyboards with Lindisfarne and co-wrote with Brian Johnson of AC/DC). Just 59. ******* cancer... RIP Brendan.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on February 20, 2016, 11:01:16 AM
Professor Bruce Lacey aged 89, Eccentric inventor and splendid fellow  RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on February 20, 2016, 11:16:24 AM
And there was me thinking the grim reaper was concentrating his latest efforts on authors >:(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on February 20, 2016, 11:50:13 AM

Brendan Healy, comedian and musician (he played keyboards with Lindisfarne and co-wrote with Brian Johnson of AC/DC). Just 59. ******* cancer... RIP Brendan.


I recall seeing him a few years ago. Very funny man and a talented musician. Very sad


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 20, 2016, 03:03:11 PM

Professor Bruce Lacey aged 89, Eccentric inventor and splendid fellow  RIP


I'm very sorry to hear that.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 20, 2016, 03:19:52 PM
Vi Subversa of the Poison Girls.  80!



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on February 21, 2016, 11:55:39 AM
Here's a link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04sxxsx) to a great BBC Radio programme about Bruce Lacey, pictured here in 2004 onstage at Cropredy.

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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on February 21, 2016, 02:59:40 PM
Piotr Grudzinski, guitarist with Polish prog rockers Riverside.  Suddenly and unexpectedly.  Apparently he had attended a gig by The Winery Dogs in Warsaw last night,  He was 40.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on February 21, 2016, 08:29:17 PM
Prof Lacey, another anarchic icon of my youth gone. Very sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on February 22, 2016, 09:49:03 AM
The Guardian did the decent & ran an obit....

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/feb/20/farewell-bruce-lacey-multifaceted-artist-who-was-one-of-a-kind


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Simon Withers on February 23, 2016, 09:39:34 PM
...sad to read of Bruce Lacy's death...I was only informed of this today by a work colleague who knew that I'd seen him perform in 1982...at the Cropredy Reunion...any one else remember that?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 23, 2016, 09:46:24 PM

...sad to read of Bruce Lacy's death...I was only informed of this today by a work colleague who knew that I'd seen him perform in 1982...at the Cropredy Reunion...any one else remember that?


Before my time (my first was 2 years later) but he was on stage at Cropredy (and doing stuff at the top of the field with the children's entertainers) much more recently than that.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on February 23, 2016, 10:25:03 PM
I can't remember which year it was but Mr Lacey was at the top of the field, totally naked with a lady friend. He was covered in blue body paint and looked interesting so my wife decided to go and chat to him. She asked him, "Is that woad?" "No," he replied it's Max Factor! Seemed like a good sport and highly eccentric man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on February 23, 2016, 10:25:35 PM

...sad to read of Bruce Lacy's death...I was only informed of this today by a work colleague who knew that I'd seen him perform in 1982...at the Cropredy Reunion...any one else remember that?

And again in 2004. (I hope that was all PAT tested)


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Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on February 24, 2016, 11:09:41 AM


...sad to read of Bruce Lacy's death...I was only informed of this today by a work colleague who knew that I'd seen him perform in 1982...at the Cropredy Reunion...any one else remember that?

And again in 2004. (I hope that was all PAT tested)

I thought that was one of those most magnificently bonkers things I've ever seen on stage.  [;-)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Neil on March 09, 2016, 05:45:27 AM
George Martin, a little choked right now...

http://pitchfork.com/news/64025-george-martin-beatles-producer-has-died/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Marky on March 09, 2016, 06:34:17 AM
Extremely sad news  :'( The inventor of modern music as we know it.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 09, 2016, 07:15:05 AM
I loved that man's work.  Another of the greats gone.   :'(

RIP George.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 09, 2016, 07:22:22 AM
Huge, probably still underestimated, influence.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 09, 2016, 07:39:59 AM
A colossus has fallen.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 09, 2016, 08:40:26 AM
RIP Sir. Your musical influence will live on.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on March 09, 2016, 09:07:43 AM
A thank you to George, you can see him conducting at the end of this video. featuring Mark Knopfler with Phil Collins on drums! RIP George. He deserved a Hancock!!  

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


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 09, 2016, 09:23:38 AM
Not just the Beatles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RTWk9QIKS0


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on March 09, 2016, 09:35:28 AM
Very sad news to wake up to.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on March 09, 2016, 11:25:16 AM
Thank you for the music Sir George..  you changed all of our lives.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on March 09, 2016, 11:46:38 AM
The Beatles (and many more) would have been the poorer without his input.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 09, 2016, 11:52:00 AM

The Beatles (and many more) would have been the poorer without his input.


The Beatles may never have become anything like The Beatles as we know them without his input.  He allowed them to grow and experiment and had the knowhow to capture it all, to make great suggestions, to orchestrate, and to play keyboards back when they were too green to attempt it themselves.  The 5th Beatle for sure in my book.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 09, 2016, 11:54:21 AM
I agree with every sentiment expressed here so far about George Martin, in particular that he was a colossus and the architect of modern pop music. Perhaps more personally, he shaped so many of the first records I ever heard. Not just the Beatles, Billy J Kramer's Bad To Me and Gerry & The Pacemakers but before even those, Peter Sellers and Bernard Cribbens and solid proportion of the records played on Junior Choice week in week out. Farewell George. It has been a privilege.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on March 09, 2016, 02:42:03 PM
Thanks George for helping to create such inspirational music that enriched my teenage years and has continued to do so ever since. A true legend.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on March 09, 2016, 04:10:42 PM
RIP Sir George... and percussionist Nana Vasconcelas whose passing has been reported.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 09, 2016, 05:19:36 PM
RIP George, I had to laugh this morning when they were busy publicising him and showed a clip of the fans doing "Yesterday" (full band version) rather than his version with just Paul and string quartet. I suppose it highlighted the difference he made to their recorded output.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 09, 2016, 05:34:21 PM

RIP George, I had to laugh this morning when they were busy publicising him and showed a clip of the fans doing "Yesterday" (full band version) rather than his version with just Paul and string quartet.


The fans, or the Fabs?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on March 09, 2016, 06:10:00 PM
and a wry smile here just before 9am as the Today programme faded away with the once-banned "A Day in the Life"...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 09, 2016, 08:06:42 PM


RIP George, I had to laugh this morning when they were busy publicising him and showed a clip of the fans doing "Yesterday" (full band version) rather than his version with just Paul and string quartet.


The fans, or the Fabs?

Jules


Fabs, sorry Jules, it's that bloody predictive tent striking back


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 09, 2016, 08:13:35 PM

Fabs, sorry Jules, it's that bloody predictive tent striking back


Turn it off, dude.  Free yourself from its inadequacies!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on March 10, 2016, 09:29:59 AM
Sad news of the death of Jon English, I owned his Wine Dark Sea album which had some good tracks and covers on it. He was born in Hampstead and moved to Australia when he was 12 where he had most of his success, acting, performing it musical theatre, and recorded a few albums.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 10, 2016, 09:54:00 AM
Re-watched the excellent Produced by George Martin documentary on BBC4 last night. It just underlined what a wonderful man he was. It also acted as something of a requiem for the days of big studios in exotic places (Abbey Road, AIR Monserrat (not sure of my spelling there) now that we are in an age where everything is recorded on a laptop in somebody's bedroom. It just isn't the same.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 10, 2016, 10:01:14 AM

Re-watched the excellent Produced by George Martin documentary on BBC4 last night. It just underlined what a wonderful man he was. It also acted as something of a requiem for the days of big studios in exotic places (Abbey Road, AIR Monserrat (not sure of my spelling there) now that we are in an age where everything is recorded on a laptop in somebody's bedroom. It just isn't the same.


Too true.  There's not much of a music industry left anymore, and certainly bands aren't getting those big recording budgets of yesteryear.  I won't miss the age of the pampered rock star, but I will miss the age of studio experimentation and truly great professional engineers.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: DarrenWilliams on March 10, 2016, 10:37:10 AM


Re-watched the excellent Produced by George Martin documentary on BBC4 last night. It just underlined what a wonderful man he was. It also acted as something of a requiem for the days of big studios in exotic places (Abbey Road, AIR Monserrat (not sure of my spelling there) now that we are in an age where everything is recorded on a laptop in somebody's bedroom. It just isn't the same.


Too true.  There's not much of a music industry left anymore, and certainly bands aren't getting those big recording budgets of yesteryear.  I won't miss the age of the pampered rock star, but I will miss the age of studio experimentation and truly great professional engineers.

Jules


I think Richard Thompson highlighted this in an interview, and questioned whether there would be another Sgt Pepper or Dark Side of the Moon.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 10, 2016, 10:40:27 AM

I think Richard Thompson highlighted this in an interview, and questioned whether there would be another Sgt Pepper or Dark Side of the Moon.


I doubt there can be under these circumstances.  But maybe we're being misdirected by looking at great albums of the past.  There are still plenty of intelligent and experimental musicians out there.  I'm sure they will find ways of doing great work.  I'm just doubtful we'll ever see mainstream success and artistic invention meeting in one and the same piece of work any time soon.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jimc on March 10, 2016, 11:20:26 AM
 I'm sure they will find ways of doing great work.

Sure, but there's a certain style of musical complexity that I don't think we'll see again, or only very rarely. That which comes from having both time *and* resources. We've been lucky to live in a golden age for recorded music. A few self funded amateurs may be able to produce complex music by slaving away for years for no returns, but they'll not make a living, and they won't have the benefit of having other professional ears contributing. Meanwhile the professionals will be too busy trying to make enough day to day to pay off mortgages and buy food to be able to take enough time off for the really special stuff.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 10, 2016, 12:02:53 PM

Sure, but there's a certain style of musical complexity that I don't think we'll see again, or only very rarely. That which comes from having both time *and* resources. We've been lucky to live in a golden age for recorded music. A few self funded amateurs may be able to produce complex music by slaving away for years for no returns, but they'll not make a living, and they won't have the benefit of having other professional ears contributing. Meanwhile the professionals will be too busy trying to make enough day to day to pay off mortgages and buy food to be able to take enough time off for the really special stuff.  


Agree with all this.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on March 11, 2016, 07:39:22 PM
RIP Keith Emerson, 71

Carl Palmer has just posted this on Facebook:

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson. Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith."

I had the pleasure of meeting Keith once - he was a quiet, warm and welcoming man.  Another great leaves the stage,


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on March 11, 2016, 07:44:37 PM

RIP Keith Emerson, 71

Carl Palmer has just posted this on Facebook:

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson. Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith."

I had the pleasure of meeting Keith once - he was a quiet, warm and welcoming man.  Another great leaves the stage,

Have just seen this - very sad news !


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on March 11, 2016, 07:47:59 PM
Oh my goodness. I'll check in a little bit but I'm not seeing a cause listed as of yet. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on March 11, 2016, 08:40:43 PM
RIP Keith. Another of my mid/late teens musical heroes gone. :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on March 11, 2016, 10:20:40 PM
Looking like suicide.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 11, 2016, 11:14:12 PM
Oh no :( I was a huge ELP fan - still am - and Keith Emerson was my favourite keyboard player. This is very sad. I hope it's nothing sinister

RIP Emmo


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on March 12, 2016, 03:30:13 AM
I have this thread on notifications, and apart from times of continued chat about recent losses, I usually cringe a bit when I get a notification. This was one of the horriblest for me.

He was one of my true teenage idols ... he was for me to the keyboard what Swarb was to the fiddle, and Jan Akkermann was to the guitar.

I'm not going to link cos it's late, but the growing musical press consensus seems to be suicide following depression linked to an injury/disability to his right hand.

I wish I still had my beloved ELP logo patch, and  the T-shirt on which I lovingly painted the Tarkus armadillo...

RIP



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on March 12, 2016, 03:42:34 AM
This really is a lousy year so far. Rip Keith, another of the old guard departs the stage.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on March 12, 2016, 08:02:05 AM
I have to admit that ELP weren't one of my favourite bands, but I also have to acknowledge that Keith Emerson was a brilliant musician - and, by all accounts, a thoroughly nice man. Very sad day, made more so by the fact that it looks like suicide.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on March 12, 2016, 09:37:26 AM

I have to admit that ELP weren't one of my favourite bands, but I also have to acknowledge that Keith Emerson was a brilliant musician - and, by all accounts, a thoroughly nice man.


This is where I am with this as well - never a great fan.  It's so very sad. I can't help thinking of Wooly Woolstenholme, another keyboard man, who committed suicide some years ago. I loved BJH.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 12, 2016, 12:15:33 PM


I have to admit that ELP weren't one of my favourite bands, but I also have to acknowledge that Keith Emerson was a brilliant musician - and, by all accounts, a thoroughly nice man.


This is where I am with this as well - never a great fan.  It's so very sad. I can't help thinking of Wooly Woolstenholme, another keyboard man, who committed suicide some years ago. I loved BJH.


And a third.  But The Nice were feckin' ace.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on March 13, 2016, 12:02:28 PM
David B - Vocals
Kieth E - Keyboards
Lemmy - Bass
Budgie - Drums
Paul K - Guitar
Maurice W - Bringing the Brass
Sir George - Producer

... Supergroup made in heaven!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 13, 2016, 12:47:24 PM
Seems to be a fair bit of gossip going around the net suggesting Emerson took his own life (gunshot?) because of some neurological issue?  No doubt the truth will out...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 13, 2016, 01:02:02 PM

Seems to be a fair bit of gossip going around the net suggesting Emerson took his own life (gunshot?) because of some neurological issue?  No doubt the truth will out...
The Guardian says he took his own life with a shotgun after experiencing problems with his hands, as I recall.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on March 13, 2016, 02:14:56 PM

David B - Vocals
Kieth E - Keyboards
Lemmy - Bass
Budgie - Drums
Paul K - Guitar
Maurice W - Bringing the Brass
Sir George - Producer

... Supergroup made in heaven!


Budgie??? What's happened? I've not heard this nor can see anything. Has the erstwhile Mr Sioux died? Hope not, I can't find anything yet about him.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on March 13, 2016, 04:10:50 PM
... OK I admit it I was struggling to find a drummer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 13, 2016, 04:43:21 PM
He looked very alive a few weeks ago drumming for John Grant.  In fact he looks about my age, which is a bit depressing.  For me.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on March 13, 2016, 04:57:09 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deaths_in_rock_and_roll#1950s

Looking at this list, contrary to the conspiracy theory, very few rock stars died at 27 but the vast majority didn't make decent ages.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 13, 2016, 07:55:46 PM
Its not Budgie out of Siouxsie and the Bansheess, it's the drummer out of Budgie, the group.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 13, 2016, 08:16:50 PM


Seems to be a fair bit of gossip going around the net suggesting Emerson took his own life (gunshot?) because of some neurological issue?  No doubt the truth will out...
The Guardian says he took his own life with a shotgun after experiencing problems with his hands, as I recall.


Oh dear God, how unutterably sad.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on March 13, 2016, 08:47:08 PM

Its not Budgie out of Siouxsie and the Bansheess, it's the drummer out of Budgie, the group.


John Thomas from Budgie who died recently played guitar - apologies was bad taste to include Budgie in my original list.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on March 13, 2016, 09:53:48 PM

... OK I admit it I was struggling to find a drummer.


Keith Moon should be the only choice.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on March 14, 2016, 07:33:06 AM

... OK I admit it I was struggling to find a drummer.


John Henry Bonham surely!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on March 14, 2016, 08:36:25 AM


... OK I admit it I was struggling to find a drummer.


John Henry Bonham surely!


Yes, John Henry Bonham - Shirley, ace drummer for The Hyphenated Poshnobs. Made one album in 1972, flopped, but a prog classic.

Oh, you mean the other one, from Led Zep. He's an alright drummer too.

Not very posh though.
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on March 14, 2016, 09:17:13 AM

... OK I admit it I was struggling to find a drummer.


John 'Brad' Bradbury. The Specials.
Prince Rimshot!

Passed away on the 28th December.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on March 14, 2016, 09:18:40 AM
Gotta be Bonzo, alive or dead.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 14, 2016, 09:22:59 AM
Moonie or Ringo for me.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 14, 2016, 10:10:39 AM
Difficult choice, but the discussion is maybe not for this thread?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 14, 2016, 10:34:58 AM

Difficult choice, but the discussion is maybe not for this thread?  


I agree.  We certainly shouldn't be talking about any drummers that are still alive at very least.

 ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on March 14, 2016, 02:50:06 PM
Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has died aged 81. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 14, 2016, 03:13:13 PM

Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has died aged 81. RIP


Very sad.  Major talent.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on March 14, 2016, 05:46:24 PM

Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has died aged 81. RIP

A great loss. I love his extended vocals pieces, Eight Songs for a Mad King and Miss Donnithorne's Maggot.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ian_ on March 15, 2016, 10:56:36 AM

 I was only listening to this yesterday. A simple but very moving masterpiece, IMHO. Farewell to Max  :(

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpJB-XXE9Xg


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on March 15, 2016, 01:22:01 PM
He was a real folkie at heart...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 15, 2016, 02:44:21 PM
Update on Emerson http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35806414



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on March 17, 2016, 07:53:44 AM
Frank Sinatra Jr., 72, cardiac arrest whilst on tour.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on March 23, 2016, 11:54:45 PM
Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, yesterday.

Best known song probably Can I Kick It, which was that Walk On The Wild Side sample thingy, but lots of other good songs too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 24, 2016, 06:23:15 PM
 "Can i kick it. Not now he can't.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on March 30, 2016, 08:58:07 PM
Andy "Thunderclap" Newman


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on March 30, 2016, 09:02:15 PM

Andy "Thunderclap" Newman


 :(

Saw him at college ...a very bizarre gig which involved a plastic hen at one point......


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 30, 2016, 09:15:45 PM
RIP, Mr Newman.  And thanks for letting them form a group around you so we could have that impeccable single.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on March 30, 2016, 09:21:31 PM

RIP, Mr Newman.  And thanks for letting them form a group around you so we could have that impeccable single.

Jules



And a very very good album.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 30, 2016, 09:35:20 PM

And a very very good album.


I must find that out.  Been meaning to for a long time.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 30, 2016, 09:37:24 PM
I'm googling Andy Newman right now and I can't find anything about his passing.  Where did you hear, Nick?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on March 30, 2016, 10:08:35 PM

I'm googling Andy Newman right now and I can't find anything about his passing.  Where did you hear, Nick?

Jules


From Ian McNabb


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 31, 2016, 08:12:57 AM

From Ian McNabb


Now that's a connection I didn't expect!

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on March 31, 2016, 08:33:00 AM


From Ian McNabb


Now that's a connection I didn't expect!

Jules


Facebook is full of unexpected connections  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 31, 2016, 09:03:06 AM


And a very very good album.


I must find that out.  Been meaning to for a long time.

Jules


And Accidents is a terrific track, though possibly better in the single edit than the lengthy album version. Shame the single flopped.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ian_ on March 31, 2016, 10:10:24 AM

 Just found out that David McNiven of the folk-rock trio 'Bread, Love and Dreams' died earlier this year. Not exactly a household name but some people on this forum will be familiar with the music. Interestingly, in recent years he also campaigned for better music opportunities for children with Special Educational Needs  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on April 06, 2016, 06:49:34 PM
The great Merle Haggard has passed away.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 06, 2016, 07:07:08 PM

The great Merle Haggard has passed away.


 :( RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on April 06, 2016, 07:50:54 PM


The great Merle Haggard has passed away.


 :( RIP


Merle was still gigging right up to the end, bless his heart.  I eyeballed his July 4 show last year with Willie Nelson, and his solo show at the funky Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheater last fall, but didn't make it happen.  RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 07, 2016, 06:27:56 PM
Long time Bowie drummer Dennis Davis. Also cancer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on April 11, 2016, 01:38:06 PM
R.I.P. Howard Marks. Thanks for all the good stuff Boyo!
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Hans Valk on April 12, 2016, 03:35:33 PM

R.I.P. Howard Marks. Thanks for all the good stuff Boyo!
  


I had never heard of Howard Marks, but gathered he was Welsh because of the "Boyo"..
I just learned via Wikipedia that his best known claim to fame was being a long time drugdealer..

But okay; it seems he teamed up with some musicians as well, during the second part of his live..
A slightly younger version of Ronnie Biggs?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 12, 2016, 03:41:54 PM

A slightly younger version of Ronnie Biggs?


Less morally questionable.  Yet I still wonder why everyone gives so much of a f*** about a drug dealer.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on April 12, 2016, 03:48:15 PM
He served his time....made something of a life afterwards.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on April 12, 2016, 03:57:35 PM
In my opinion he came over as quite an unpleasant guy from reading his autobiography. I was glad not to have crossed his path... :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on April 14, 2016, 09:42:32 AM


A slightly younger version of Ronnie Biggs?


Less morally questionable.  Yet I still wonder why everyone gives so much of a f*** about a drug dealer.

Jules


A sort of Folk Hero for the counterculture, I suppose, Jules  i've no strong feelings about him either way, but am wary of being too charitable, as he associated with some murderous organisations in his time. He must have used a very long spoon indeed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on April 19, 2016, 05:01:56 PM
Just heard the sad news that Pete Zorn passed away this morning.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on April 19, 2016, 05:21:30 PM
Pete Zorn :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on April 19, 2016, 05:22:24 PM
There's a specific thread for comments on Pete elsewhere on this board


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on April 20, 2016, 04:43:02 PM

Victoria Wood at the shockingly young age of 62.
I've put her in this thread as she did do humorous songs.
Always liked her and "Acorn Antiques" was hilarious.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on April 21, 2016, 06:04:08 PM
Rumour is that Prince has died now.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on April 21, 2016, 06:06:47 PM

Rumour is that Prince has died now.


Fresh rumor from TMZ.  Desperately hoping it's not true.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 21, 2016, 06:09:06 PM
Many news agencies confirming it. I'm speechless.  :-X


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on April 21, 2016, 06:17:50 PM
It's on the BBC website now. RIP oh purple one.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 21, 2016, 06:18:39 PM
Bloody Hell! Not another one!

The end of the purple reign.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on April 21, 2016, 06:21:07 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36106778

What a s**t year this is continuing to be


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 21, 2016, 06:23:10 PM
Bloody nora!



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 21, 2016, 06:51:38 PM
Glad I'm not a celebrity.
RIP little fella.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on April 21, 2016, 07:41:20 PM
Makes you realise just how precious this life is. He really was a great musician.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on April 21, 2016, 08:02:46 PM
Oh flipping heck! Enough :'( this year already


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Penguin (Dunc) on April 21, 2016, 08:11:41 PM
Can we please start 2017 now, I've had enough of this year.

RIP Prince


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 21, 2016, 08:24:39 PM
It is getting hard to know what to say about all of this.

I am a casual Prince fan at best with only Greatest Hits in my collection but I did attend one of his run of shows at the O2 a few years back and boy, could the fella put on a show. Great gig. And Sign of the Times is, for me, an all time great single/song.


 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on April 21, 2016, 09:18:15 PM

It is getting hard to know what to say about all of this.

I am a casual Prince fan at best with only Greatest Hits in my collection but I did attend one of his run of shows at the O2 a few years back and boy, could the fella put on a show. Great gig. And Sign of the Times is, for me, an all time great single/song.


 

What Gub said.
Saw him live.
Jimi will always be the mist visceral guitarist I ever saw but Prince, when he put the showmanship down and just played, ran him damn close.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 21, 2016, 10:16:52 PM

Jimi will always be the mist visceral guitarist I ever saw but Prince, when he put the showmanship down and just played, ran him damn close.


I've been saying this elsewhere...I heard a couple of aftershow gig recordings a few years back and the guitar playing was extraordinary, truly.  Never really got his released stuff...I 'liked' it, 'admired' it, but never really loved it.  A bit like (most) Bowie for me.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on April 21, 2016, 10:35:03 PM
and Percy Sledge...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32301435


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on April 21, 2016, 10:45:26 PM
That one caught me out too, Jude.  April 2015.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on April 22, 2016, 12:23:37 AM
I really like Prince's music,  it is not what you could call typical "black" music, that's to say soul, r'n'b, rap etc., but something altogether more edgy and the sort of thing you have to listen to, and listen again. Some of his songs sung by other people, e.g. Nothing Compares by Sinead O'Connor and Kiss by Tom Jones are better than his versions but are knockout songs in their own right. I never could understand his "Symbol" era, though I was amused in a Welsh way when I heard him described as TAFCAP, but hey, he was the Purple Prince so he could do pretty much whatever he wanted. I'd love to have seen him live.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 22, 2016, 06:40:05 AM

Some of his songs sung by other people, e.g. Nothing Compares by Sinead O'Connor and Kiss by Tom Jones are better than his versions


Prince's own Kiss is the definitive one in my book.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on April 22, 2016, 07:45:23 AM
Lonnie Mack RIP, another guitar great retires to heaven.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on April 22, 2016, 08:04:05 AM
It seems that not everything is on the Internet.

I was looking for a Prince track. "Don't Play Me" from 'The Truth'. It's just him, acoustic guitar, rather brilliant and you've never heard of it. That's how much he did.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 22, 2016, 11:46:46 AM

Lonnie Mack RIP, another guitar great retires to heaven.



Always loved his playing on "Wham". RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ta5T8cg3c0


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 22, 2016, 12:13:58 PM


Some of his songs sung by other people, e.g. Nothing Compares by Sinead O'Connor and Kiss by Tom Jones are better than his versions


Prince's own Kiss is the definitive one in my book.

Jules
Heretic! Actually, I like them both - they're quite different.
Prince was no2 on my bucket list of people to see live (Dave Gilmour is no 1)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 22, 2016, 12:32:42 PM

...bucket list of people to see live (Dave Gilmour is no 1)


You have to call him David or they won't let you in, you know.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 22, 2016, 01:56:56 PM


...bucket list of people to see live (Dave Gilmour is no 1)


You have to call him David or they won't let you in, you know.
I'll call him Maurice if it'll get me in to see him!  :D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on April 22, 2016, 02:07:16 PM
Whilst Prince's song writing and showmanship was known to the world I am almost ashamed to admit that his guitar playing genius had sort of passed me by.

I have just watched that clip of him playing on While my Guitar Gently Weeps with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood et al.

Outstanding !


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 22, 2016, 04:02:22 PM

Whilst Prince's song writing and showmanship was known to the world I am almost ashamed to admit that his guitar playing genius had sort of passed me by.

I have just watched that clip of him playing on While my Guitar Gently Weeps with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood et al.

Outstanding !


Fantastic isn't it.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 22, 2016, 04:03:25 PM


Whilst Prince's song writing and showmanship was known to the world I am almost ashamed to admit that his guitar playing genius had sort of passed me by.

I have just watched that clip of him playing on While my Guitar Gently Weeps with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood et al.

Outstanding !


Fantastic isn't it.


One of the best bits is Dhani's face during the solo.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 24, 2016, 11:32:49 AM
BBC news reporting the death of Congolese singer Papa Wemba... collapsed on stage apparently. ��


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 25, 2016, 06:45:52 AM
And now Billy Paul, 80, but cancer... Again!

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on April 25, 2016, 11:02:01 AM

And now Billy Paul, 80, but cancer... Again!

RIP


B***er! Enough already!

 :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 25, 2016, 08:02:07 PM

BBC news reporting the death of Congolese singer Papa Wemba... collapsed on stage apparently. ��


Sad to hear about this one. I enjoyed his music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on April 27, 2016, 10:44:10 AM
Remo Belli, founder of the Remo drum company, developed the first synthetic drum head in 1957, thus changing the sound of percussion for ever.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on May 01, 2016, 11:09:56 AM
Pete Brown's FB page is reporting the death of Phil Ryan of Piblokto, Man & The Neutrons. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 01, 2016, 12:08:46 PM
Oh no! Loved his playing with Man & the Neutrons. I remember watching Man on the telly - possibly on Grnada Reports - and my Mum saying of Phil "oh, he's got lovely eyes!"

RIP Phil  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 08, 2016, 02:35:22 PM
Isao Tomita, synth wizard, last week apparently.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on May 08, 2016, 05:04:39 PM

Isao Tomita, synth wizard, last week apparently.


Oh dear. I still enjoy his Debussy & Mussorgsky interpretations, beyond that, I'm not familiar with very much of his work. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on May 08, 2016, 05:42:54 PM
Another significant loss.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2016/05/08/music/isao-tomita-japanese-pioneer-of-synthesizer-music-dies-at-84/#.Vy9rsr6PBS5


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 09, 2016, 11:50:29 AM
Oh gosh no,. I remember Snowflakes are Dancing from way back when . . .


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on May 09, 2016, 11:46:32 PM
Been playing his version of the Planets in the car today.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on May 12, 2016, 02:27:36 AM
Blimey, Phil's got most of his albums and we hardy ever play them (all on cassette or 12"ex-library vinyl). Really liked that sort of thing back in the 80s.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 17, 2016, 02:49:31 PM
That's a damned shame - Guy Clark. You might know L.A. Freeway if you heard it.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/05/17/guy-clark-dead-74/80932338/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on May 17, 2016, 02:51:44 PM
Really sad to read just now that Guy Clark the Texas singer songwriter had died.
I've enjoyed his music right back to his first album in the very early 70's.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 17, 2016, 02:56:45 PM

That's a damned shame - Guy Clark. You might know L.A. Freeway if you heard it.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/05/17/guy-clark-dead-74/80932338/


Another tough one to take. Great songwriter who should be universally known for Desperados Waiting For A Train at the very least. I will give Old No 1 a spin tonight.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on May 17, 2016, 05:59:18 PM

That's a damned shame - Guy Clark. You might know L.A. Freeway if you heard it.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/05/17/guy-clark-dead-74/80932338/
Having just bought the 40th Anniversary Edition of Heartworn Highways and reigniting my interest particularly in Guy Clarks music this is a devastating blow. A great songwriter, I will popping the dvd on tonight. Such sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on May 17, 2016, 06:24:22 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned already. I think I just read an obituary for Steve Young a week or two ago but it seems he passed away back in March. He was best known for the song 'Seven Bridges Road' which the Eagles covered though I'm more familiar with Dolly Parton's version which she included on her bluegrass album Little Sparrow. Great harmonies on both versions.
http://http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steve-young-dead-died-20160318


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 17, 2016, 07:28:01 PM
Sad to hear about both of those guys passing. I have a Steve Young recording of a song...it's actually at the beginning of a Van Dyke Parks album (Song Cycle). I liked what I heard and always meant to check him out properly.

Guy Clark wasn't my personal cup of tea, but I know a few folks who adored that Old No. 1 album.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on May 18, 2016, 06:40:34 PM
Guy Clark was inducted into the Austin City Limits hall of fame last fall. We were at the ceremony and he was on the bill, but he wound up hospitalized that afternoon.  Very sorry I never got to see him; he was a regular around this town for decades. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on May 18, 2016, 06:42:46 PM

Not sure if this has been mentioned already. I think I just read an obituary for Steve Young a week or two ago but it seems he passed away back in March. He was best known for the song 'Seven Bridges Road' which the Eagles covered though I'm more familiar with Dolly Parton's version which she included on her bluegrass album Little Sparrow. Great harmonies on both versions.
http://http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steve-young-dead-died-20160318


I'm partial to Iain Matthews' version


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on May 18, 2016, 07:08:28 PM


Not sure if this has been mentioned already. I think I just read an obituary for Steve Young a week or two ago but it seems he passed away back in March. He was best known for the song 'Seven Bridges Road' which the Eagles covered though I'm more familiar with Dolly Parton's version which she included on her bluegrass album Little Sparrow. Great harmonies on both versions.
http://http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steve-young-dead-died-20160318


I'm partial to Iain Matthews' version


I might have this wrong, but in the Eagles best of 2 disc set from a few years ago, I believe they mentioned that they (the Eagles) heard the song from Iain Matthews!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on May 22, 2016, 02:22:22 PM
Nick Menza ex Megadeth

http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/05/22/former-megadeth-drummer-nick-menza-died-age-51/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on May 22, 2016, 06:53:28 PM

Nick Menza ex Megadeth

http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/05/22/former-megadeth-drummer-nick-menza-died-age-51/

Sad news - drummer on Rust In Peace, arguably Megadeth's finest album...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Cool Cat on June 04, 2016, 09:36:38 AM
Dave Swarbrick RIP :-(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on June 04, 2016, 10:01:06 PM

Dave Swarbrick RIP :-(


Such a sad loss.

He has his own thread here http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=43572.0

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul B on June 14, 2016, 01:39:06 PM
"Dark End of the street" mentioned in 'listening to'and then news that it's co -author, Chips Moman, dies. Great producer and song writer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_Moman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_Moman)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 14, 2016, 01:51:13 PM
Chips produced Elvis's outstanding 1969 Memphis sessions.  May he rest in peace.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on June 14, 2016, 02:50:48 PM

"Dark End of the street" mentioned in 'listening to'and then news that it's co -author, Chips Moman, dies. Great producer and song writer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_Moman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_Moman)


I hear you Paul.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on June 14, 2016, 03:13:51 PM
Henry McCullough
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/former-wings-guitarist-and-northern-ireland-music-legend-henry-mccullough-dies-34800555.html


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 14, 2016, 03:15:04 PM

Henry McCullough
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/former-wings-guitarist-and-northern-ireland-music-legend-henry-mccullough-dies-34800555.html


Just posted the same, then saw you beat me to it.  Farewell, Henry.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on June 14, 2016, 03:19:13 PM

Henry McCullough
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/former-wings-guitarist-and-northern-ireland-music-legend-henry-mccullough-dies-34800555.html


Sad but not a surprise. He has been ailing for some years.

Not many people are allowed to know better than Macca in the studio but Henry did.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on June 14, 2016, 09:48:35 PM

Henry McCullough
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/former-wings-guitarist-and-northern-ireland-music-legend-henry-mccullough-dies-34800555.html


Aaaw!...That's sad news!...Henrys playing on "My Love" by Wings is one of the truly great less is more guitar solos...Magnificent... 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx5QxoWCG-I

Rest in Peace Henry... :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 15, 2016, 11:19:16 AM
We've just passed the 21st anniversary of Rory Gallagher's death. (Facebook is good for something.)  A supremely talented and, by all accounts, a gracious man, who seemed to suffer very privately.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on June 24, 2016, 02:24:40 PM
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, at the age of 89.

He experienced a career renaissance at 73 when the soundtrack of the film O Brother Where Art Thou became an unexpected smash. That's him singing "O Death" a capella.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on June 24, 2016, 03:41:39 PM
RIP Dr Stanley, one of the great voices of old timely music and Bluegrass


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 24, 2016, 04:49:09 PM
Amen.  Ralph was a living legend.  Now he'll have to settle for just being a legend.  Farewell, Mr Stanley.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on June 24, 2016, 04:51:35 PM
Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horns trumpeter, dies aged 74

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36606899



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on June 24, 2016, 06:30:03 PM

Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horns trumpeter, dies aged 74

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36606899




RIP Wayne. We lost his best friend and musical partner, Andrew Love, several years ago. The Memphis Horns are all over my favorite records of the 1970s, including most of the Doobie Brothers' oeuvre.  That's Andrew playing the sax solo on "Takin' It To The Streets," and they funked up the entire album "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits."  Love and Jackson composed and played such amazing horn parts.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 24, 2016, 11:27:30 PM
Very sad to learn that Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic has passed away:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/bernie-worrell-keyboardist-and-songwriter-for-parliament-funkadelic-dies-at-72/2016/06/24/b43fe966-056f-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 25, 2016, 12:44:33 AM

Very sad to learn that Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic has passed away:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/bernie-worrell-keyboardist-and-songwriter-for-parliament-funkadelic-dies-at-72/2016/06/24/b43fe966-056f-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html

Jules


Almost a Talking Head too. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2016, 09:30:09 AM


Very sad to learn that Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic has passed away:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/bernie-worrell-keyboardist-and-songwriter-for-parliament-funkadelic-dies-at-72/2016/06/24/b43fe966-056f-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html

Jules


Almost a Talking Head too. RIP


He was a talking head around the time of "Stop making sense" and "The name of this band is Talking heads"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Austin S on June 25, 2016, 08:15:55 PM

Very sad to learn that Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic has passed away:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/bernie-worrell-keyboardist-and-songwriter-for-parliament-funkadelic-dies-at-72/2016/06/24/b43fe966-056f-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html

Jules


Saw him play a small show in a brewery near me a few years ago... Absolutely incredible performer and a super nice guy. His solo rendition of 'Come Together' at the end, after the band had left the stage, will always stay with me. RIP, Bernie.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 25, 2016, 08:22:10 PM

Saw him play a small show in a brewery near me a few years ago... Absolutely incredible performer and a super nice guy. His solo rendition of 'Come Together' at the end, after the band had left the stage, will always stay with me. RIP, Bernie.


Lovely.  Thanks for sharing that, Austin.  I'm glad to hear he was a nice guy too.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 29, 2016, 06:45:42 AM
Scotty Moore:-

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/scotty-moore-elvis-presley-s-groundbreaking-guitarist-dies-84-n600821

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on June 29, 2016, 08:11:48 AM

Scotty Moore:-

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/scotty-moore-elvis-presley-s-groundbreaking-guitarist-dies-84-n600821

Jules


Sad day....I saw him play just after he had suffered a stroke or a brain tumour or whatever it was, and he was told he would never play again. He was back on stage within weeks at the age of 72. To see him strike the cords to the intro of Heartbreak Hotel was an honour and a thrill.

R.I.P Scotty.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on June 29, 2016, 11:21:05 AM
RIP Scotty, the guitarist without whom none of us would be here, probably.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on June 29, 2016, 12:19:51 PM

RIP Scotty, the guitarist without whom none of us would be here, probably.

I was already here before Scotty played with Elvis. I was 4 . ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on June 29, 2016, 12:39:55 PM


RIP Scotty, the guitarist without whom none of us would be here, probably.

I was already here before Scotty played with Elvis. I was 4 . ;D


My apologies to our elderly gentleman, I, of course, meant here on the auguste pages of Talkawhile :'(.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on June 29, 2016, 01:17:14 PM



RIP Scotty, the guitarist without whom none of us would be here, probably.

I was already here before Scotty played with Elvis. I was 4 . ;D


My apologies to our elderly gentleman, I, of course, meant here on the auguste pages of Talkawhile :'(.

I know Mr Campbell , sir and I only spaketh in jest.
 I find myself privy to a perky mood this damp morn infuriated  as I am by the ridiculous machinations of he who cannot be named.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on June 30, 2016, 05:29:25 AM
Sad to hear of the death of bassist Rob Wasserman aged 63. He played on many fine albums, Van Morrison's "Beautiful Vision" & Lou Reed's "New York" being among my favourites. His finest work perhaps, was with Bob Weir as a duo & in Ratdog. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on June 30, 2016, 06:45:20 AM

Sad to hear of the death of bassist Rob Wasserman aged 63. He played on many fine albums, Van Morrison's "Beautiful Vision" & Lou Reed's "New York" being among my favourites. His finest work perhaps, was with Bob Weir as a duo & in Ratdog. RIP.


Aye, indeed - saw that from Mark Karan.  A talent to be sure...  Sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on June 30, 2016, 07:39:56 AM
Which reminds me...somewhere I have some really good photos from that first Ratdog tour.  They were special nights.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on July 08, 2016, 12:51:15 AM
Just heard the sad news that Mike Hart has passed away at 72. Rip Mike.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 08, 2016, 11:50:45 AM

Just heard the sad news that Mike Hart has passed away at 72. Rip Mike.


Sad.Another Dandelion person gone . .


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on July 08, 2016, 12:34:35 PM


Just heard the sad news that Mike Hart has passed away at 72. Rip Mike.


Sad.Another Dandelion person gone . .


Has to be one of the best album titles of all time ... Mike Hart Bleeds. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 09, 2016, 12:23:36 PM



Just heard the sad news that Mike Hart has passed away at 72. Rip Mike.


Sad.Another Dandelion person gone . .


Has to be one of the best album titles of all time ... Mike Hart Bleeds. RIP


I was thinking that!  ;D


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on July 17, 2016, 01:23:22 PM

Alan Vega from Suicide (the group) 78 peacefully in his sleep

R.I.P


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2016, 02:00:12 PM


Alan Vega from Suicide (the group) 78 peacefully in his sleep

R.I.P


that was a bit of a let down


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on July 17, 2016, 05:40:44 PM



Alan Vega from Suicide (the group) 78 peacefully in his sleep

R.I.P


that was a bit of a let down


Rotflmao :-)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 26, 2016, 12:03:27 PM
Marni Nixon.

A name that few know but a voice that many have heard.

I have a major soft spot for the soundtrack to West Side Story, to which she was a major contributor despite what it may say on the sleeve.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36883629


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on July 26, 2016, 04:41:07 PM
Keith Gemmell, ace sax man from Audience and (briefly) Stackridge, aged 68 from throat cancer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on July 26, 2016, 06:47:24 PM
That is tragic - a member of two of my favourite bands. I've never been a huge fan of the sax, but I loved Keith's work, particularly with Audience.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on July 28, 2016, 11:37:47 AM
Roye Albrighton of Nektar.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 07, 2016, 02:41:19 PM
Only famous by proxy: Leonard Cohen's muse Marianne died peacefully last night.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on August 07, 2016, 02:45:46 PM

Only famous by proxy: Leonard Cohen's muse Marianne died peacefully last night.

Actually on 29th July :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 07, 2016, 03:11:03 PM


Only famous by proxy: Leonard Cohen's muse Marianne died peacefully last night.

Actually on 29th July :(


I must have misheard. I thogutht he radio news said last night.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on August 07, 2016, 04:06:01 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/07/so-long-marianne-leonard-cohen-writes-to-muse-just-before-her-death?CMP=share_btn_fb


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on August 08, 2016, 09:42:36 AM
Ricci Martin, son of Dean, aged 62 (http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/95511). Cause of death TBD.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 08, 2016, 11:22:54 AM

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/07/so-long-marianne-leonard-cohen-writes-to-muse-just-before-her-death?CMP=share_btn_fb


Yes. As someone pointed out, there's been a time lag on this one - -I thought I was posting new news, but it happened on 29th July. The letter from Leonard Cohen is so touching. Radio 4 Today had a short feature about it this morning.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on August 08, 2016, 05:29:05 PM
Fred Tomlinson, whose FT Singers featured in various Python songs - Spam, Lumberjack, etc.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on August 09, 2016, 02:23:40 PM
Padraig Duggan, one of the founding members of Irish folk group Clannad, has died aged 67.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on August 09, 2016, 04:02:23 PM
And only a few weeks after Leo Brennan, father of Ciaran, Pol and Moya and owner of Leo's Tavern, died at the age of 90. Sad times indeed for the Clannad families and friends.  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on August 09, 2016, 04:05:38 PM

And only a few weeks after Leo Brennan, father of Ciaran, Pol and Moya and owner of Leo's Tavern, died at the age of 90. Sad times indeed for the Clannad families and friends.  :'(


I believe Leo was actually Padraig and Noel's father, and grandfather of Ciaran, Pol and Moya.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on August 09, 2016, 04:09:29 PM


And only a few weeks after Leo Brennan, father of Ciaran, Pol and Moya and owner of Leo's Tavern, died at the age of 90. Sad times indeed for the Clannad families and friends.  :'(


I believe Leo was actually Padraig and Noel's father, and grandfather of Ciaran, Pol and Moya.


Not according to this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37022580


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on August 09, 2016, 04:49:30 PM



And only a few weeks after Leo Brennan, father of Ciaran, Pol and Moya and owner of Leo's Tavern, died at the age of 90. Sad times indeed for the Clannad families and friends.  :'(


I believe Leo was actually Padraig and Noel's father, and grandfather of Ciaran, Pol and Moya.


Not according to this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37022580


Beg your pardon - you are right, and I am wrong  :-[  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-36606039


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 22, 2016, 02:56:51 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/22/belgian-jazz-harmonica-musician-toots-thielemans-dies-aged-94

Farewell, Toots. R.I.P


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on August 23, 2016, 10:39:38 AM
Gilli Smyth has spread her wings and flown on. RIP Gilli.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on August 23, 2016, 11:08:21 AM
Oh, that's a real shame. Glid forever. RIP Gilli.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 23, 2016, 11:13:56 AM

Gilli Smyth has spread her wings and flown on. RIP Gilli.


Oh no. :( I only recently bought the Mother CD reissue. I'v e always loved the Gilli Smyth element to Gong. It's so soon after Daevid Allen's death too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on August 23, 2016, 11:24:22 AM
Farewell, Shakti Yoni. Gong but not forgotten.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on August 23, 2016, 04:19:36 PM
Very sad, although they are together now.  Poor Orlando.

It was such a joy to see that reunion a few years back.  I miss 'em.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on August 29, 2016, 08:01:06 PM
Legendary Blue Note recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder has left us. A good innings, he was 91. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/28/rudy-van-gelder-blue-note-records-dead


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on September 08, 2016, 07:07:37 PM
Prince Buster, ska legend has died today aged 78 :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on September 08, 2016, 07:10:49 PM

Prince Buster, ska legend has died today aged 78 :'(


Just replied to this elsewhere...got any concrete evidence, Jim?  Can't see it on any news services...

Update:  Scrap that..just found it, I think.  Pity...  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 09, 2016, 08:56:16 AM

Prince Buster, ska legend has died today aged 78 :'(
Indeed a legend. RIP Bro


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on September 09, 2016, 09:05:54 AM
Guardian Obit (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/08/prince-buster-obituary-ska-musica-jamiaca)   :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on September 22, 2016, 05:31:32 PM
RIP John D. Loudermilk (March 31, 1934 - September 21, 2016) Cause of death was bone cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=f7PzwMKOS5o&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTT8p3Nti0n8%26feature%3Dshare


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 05, 2016, 01:34:52 PM
Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton dies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37565125

Quote
Rod Temperton, the British songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You, has died.

In a statement, Jon Platt, chairman music publisher Warner/Chappell, said he died in London last week at the age of 66 following "a brief aggressive battle with cancer".

His other songs included Off The Wall, Give Me The Night, Sweet Freedom, Always & Forever and Boogie Nights.

"His family is devastated and request total privacy," Mr Platt said.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 05, 2016, 02:01:54 PM

Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton dies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37565125

Quote
Rod Temperton, the British songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You, has died.

In a statement, Jon Platt, chairman music publisher Warner/Chappell, said he died in London last week at the age of 66 following "a brief aggressive battle with cancer".

His other songs included Off The Wall, Give Me The Night, Sweet Freedom, Always & Forever and Boogie Nights.

"His family is devastated and request total privacy," Mr Platt said.



Boogie Nights is imho completely irresistible & one of the great singles of the 70s. RIP Mr Temperton


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 05, 2016, 02:26:48 PM

Boogie Nights is imho completely irresistible & one of the great singles of the 70s. RIP Mr Temperton


Amen to that.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 05, 2016, 05:05:55 PM
He wrote some of my favourite music. If I need cheering up Boogie Nights does it every time. Thriller will have me singing along and dancing like a zombie. Rock With You was a dancefloor filler in my "disco" days (I miss them!!)

RIP Rod x

Just found this!  Says all you need to know about the 70s disco scene in the UK  O0 O0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9AbllzWQRQ&index=6&list=RDEMjyH6Wkkzk4epfJ3aGL1c2w


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on October 05, 2016, 07:55:17 PM
My favourite Heatwave choon was this 12" version of Mind Blowing Decisions. More of a laid back vibe than boogie time, but I love it anyway...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r86_2FI6dTA
 


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on October 05, 2016, 11:11:08 PM
One of Cleethorpes greatest sons. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 06, 2016, 09:54:02 AM

My favourite Heatwave choon was this 12" version of Mind Blowing Decisions. More of a laid back vibe than boogie time, but I love it anyway...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r86_2FI6dTA
 
Now that is a proper summer record!  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on October 10, 2016, 11:45:05 AM
Just read on fb of the passing, after a short illness, of Angus R Grant of Shooglenifty.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 10, 2016, 11:59:22 AM
Sad to hear that.
Shooglenifty were meant to be headlining the Southdowns Folk Festival which I attended recently, but cancelled due to personal reasons.
I guess we now know why😥


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on October 10, 2016, 01:33:37 PM
Only 49, sounds like he was quite a character.

Lovely tribute on their website.

RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 10, 2016, 03:02:23 PM
Seemed older than that....quite a surprise to find that out. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on October 24, 2016, 05:26:13 PM
Bobby Vee aged 73..

My fave when I was 14
 :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 24, 2016, 06:15:59 PM
You don't get too many clean-cut looking chaps like this these days do you? RIP Bobby


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on October 24, 2016, 06:45:57 PM
I think I'm correct, in that he changed his name to Vee from Velline, at the suggestion of a certain Bob Dylan.
RIP Bobby Vee.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 24, 2016, 06:55:51 PM
Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive fame


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 24, 2016, 06:57:38 PM
And news just in - Pete Burns, Dead or Alive singer, Celebrity Big Brother contestant and serial plastic surgery consumer. Heart failure at the age of 57. I have to say he lived a life, not sure it's one many of us would have wanted to live, but he was unique.

2016 is still taking them  :(



Edit: I think we posted together Bill


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 24, 2016, 07:00:12 PM
Indeed!
A rather sad figure of late.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on October 25, 2016, 10:10:56 PM
Bobby Bragg, Cropredy Compere Extraordinaire, died this morning. Pancreatic cancer took him.

As reported by his son, Matt, on Facebook.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on October 25, 2016, 10:20:41 PM

Bobby Bragg, Cropredy Compere Extraordinaire, died this morning. Pancreatic cancer took him.

As reported by his son, Matt, on Facebook.


That is very sad.. he was a lovely man. :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on October 25, 2016, 10:54:05 PM

Bobby Bragg, Cropredy Compere Extraordinaire, died this morning. Pancreatic cancer took him.

As reported by his son, Matt, on Facebook.


 :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on October 25, 2016, 11:00:26 PM


Bobby Bragg, Cropredy Compere Extraordinaire, died this morning. Pancreatic cancer took him.

As reported by his son, Matt, on Facebook.


 :(


So much more sad news...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 26, 2016, 12:24:10 AM
I've been wondering how he was. Great character and a wonderful compère.
RIP Bobby


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 26, 2016, 05:16:37 AM
Really sad news....RIP Bobby


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on October 26, 2016, 11:10:54 AM

Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive fame


Just Dead then.... ;)

Cheers,

Slippy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on November 01, 2016, 10:17:03 PM
RIP Bap Kennedy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on November 01, 2016, 10:17:45 PM
RIP Bap Kennedy - very much enjoyed his album "The Sailor's Revenge"

www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/west-belfast-singer-bap-kennedy-12113184


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 01, 2016, 11:12:12 PM

RIP Bap Kennedy - very much enjoyed his album "The Sailor's Revenge"

www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/west-belfast-singer-bap-kennedy-12113184


That is sad. I was just thinking the other day that I must pull out my Energy Orchard albums and give them a spin.

Didn't realise that Bap and Brian Kennedy were brothers. Sorry to hear that Brian is also suffering from this hideous disease.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on November 01, 2016, 11:27:51 PM
Have love the works of both of them... sad news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 09, 2016, 06:08:28 PM
The great Martin Stone of Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers et al....  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 09, 2016, 06:37:19 PM

The great Martin Stone of Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers et al....  :(


Very fine guitarist.
He also played guitar with The Action too


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on November 09, 2016, 07:26:38 PM


The great Martin Stone of Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers et al....  :(


Very fine guitarist.
He also played guitar with The Action too


Very sad. Fine guitarist. RIP.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on November 10, 2016, 11:25:31 AM


The great Martin Stone of Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers et al....  :(


Very fine guitarist.
He also played guitar with The Action too



...and with Savoy Brown (in their initial line-up & debut album).
Love the Mighty Baby stuff....

Cheers,

Slippy  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on November 10, 2016, 11:59:08 PM
Rest In Peace Clive Dunn some may doubt his musical credibility but according to rumour he could play the spoons ;)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on November 11, 2016, 12:12:33 AM

Rest In Peace Clive Dunn some may doubt his musical credibility but according to rumour he could play the spoons ;)
Indeed, but he did die 4 years ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 11, 2016, 09:29:32 AM


Rest In Peace Clive Dunn some may doubt his musical credibility but according to rumour he could play the spoons ;)
Indeed, but he did die 4 years ago.


it still takes a while for Barrow to get the news


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on November 11, 2016, 03:03:34 PM



Rest In Peace Clive Dunn some may doubt his musical credibility but according to rumour he could play the spoons ;)
Indeed, but he did die 4 years ago.


it still takes a while for Barrow to get the news
It just came on the Jungle Telegraph.  I presume Mr Cohen's dead and not just in Barrow, will be digging out and watching McCabe and Mrs Miller tonight, I love The Stranger Song and so many, many other songs.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 13, 2016, 02:53:26 PM
Leon Russell now!
P**s off 2016!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 13, 2016, 04:14:49 PM


I'd seen it spelt differently on two different websites, with one claiming it's a hoax. I'm doubly confused now!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on November 13, 2016, 04:16:52 PM



I'd seen it spelt differently on two different websites, with one claiming it's a hoax. I'm doubly confused now!


Definitely double 'l'.  Reputable news sources are reporting it.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on November 13, 2016, 04:22:30 PM

Bobby Bragg, Cropredy Compere Extraordinaire, died this morning. Pancreatic cancer took him.

As reported by his son, Matt, on Facebook.


Ric & Vo Fletcher gigged last night, and reminisced on Bobby & his funeral, that took place at Banbury Crem on Friday afternoon. A lot of Britush commedians attended, along with FC & other musicians. Bobby Davro & Harry Hill gave eulogies, and the whole funeral lasted two hours.....his was a suitable send-off...see Vo Fletchers Facebook page for a photo of one of Bobby's last requests. I'll post a link/copy here once I'm near a PC


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jimc on November 13, 2016, 04:56:32 PM
P**s off 2016!

I greatly fear its not going to get better. Demographics and all that.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 15, 2016, 07:21:02 PM
Mose Allison:

http://hottytoddy.com/2016/11/15/mose-allison-dies-age-89/

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on November 16, 2016, 10:33:50 AM

Mose Allison:

http://hottytoddy.com/2016/11/15/mose-allison-dies-age-89/

Jules


Oh no!  Not another one! Loved his funky, laconic delivery...  So many greats are exiting... :'(

Cheers

Slippy  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on November 16, 2016, 11:55:45 AM
Writer of Young Mans Blues, made (arguably) most famous by The Who on their Live At Leeds album. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on November 16, 2016, 12:22:28 PM

Writer of Young Mans Blues, made (arguably) most famous by The Who on their Live At Leeds album. RIP.


Both Mose Allison and The Who also had Sonny Boy Williamson's Eyesight To The Blind in their respective repertoires.  Pete Townshend was a huge fan.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on November 19, 2016, 01:58:20 AM
Absolutely devastating news just coming through that soul singer Sharon Jones has passed away at age 60 after fighting cancer the last few years. I never met her, but I met some of the Dap-Kings and this one feels like the worst punch in the gut in a year of punches to the gut.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 19, 2016, 09:15:31 AM

Absolutely devastating news just coming through that soul singer Sharon Jones has passed away at age 60 after fighting cancer the last few years. I never met her, but I met some of the Dap-Kings and this one feels like the worst punch in the gut in a year of punches to the gut.


Oh damn. Really? So glad I got to see her live a couple of years back. Had just dug out last year's Christmas album a couple of days ago in preparation for the forthcoming holiday season. RIP Sharon.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 19, 2016, 09:57:27 AM
There's an obit of ms Jones in today's guardian website.
Sixteen has been a right bastard.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on November 22, 2016, 03:12:00 PM
... and it continues - Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill has died, aged just 44. RIP :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on November 22, 2016, 03:48:13 PM

... and it continues - Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill has died, aged just 44. RIP :(


ooh! That's not good, RIP Craig


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on November 29, 2016, 08:24:54 PM
I've just read Phil Beer's tribute on FB to Nick Quarmby, who has succumbed to a long illness. RIP Nick. What a gent you were.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on November 29, 2016, 08:31:41 PM
Oh, ffs. This year is just going from bad to f-ing awful! Rest in Peace, Nick, and thank you for all the good times & music


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 29, 2016, 08:45:50 PM
Such sad news.

 :'(  :'(   :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on November 29, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
RIP Nick Quarmby. So saddened . A really nice bloke .


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on November 29, 2016, 08:55:40 PM
That is awful news.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on November 29, 2016, 08:57:02 PM
Damn


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on November 29, 2016, 09:10:08 PM
RIP Nick
A great talent and a lovely man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on November 29, 2016, 09:21:11 PM

I've just read Phil Beer's tribute on FB to Nick Quarmby, who has succumbed to a long illness. RIP Nick. What a gent you were.


Oh no! I presume that's why he left Colvin Quarmby. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on November 29, 2016, 09:31:58 PM
So sad. Such a nice bloke.

2016......enough already


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: AdrianW on November 30, 2016, 05:19:42 AM
RIP Nick. Another who will be missed.


Title: Nick Quarmby
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on November 30, 2016, 12:06:45 PM
Sad news..  Nick Quarmby died on Sunday after a long battle with... you guessed it.. cancer.

Posting here as I can't find the Musicians dead thread...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on December 01, 2016, 03:17:25 PM
Oh no, Jolly Jock from Biggles Wartime Band. He'll have them in stitches up there. ;D :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: AdrianW on December 01, 2016, 10:26:46 PM
I wish I had managed to Jolly Jock's very recent burpday session.
A very funny performer, and a very nice man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on December 02, 2016, 06:19:32 AM
John D Loudermilk, couple of weeks ago. :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on December 08, 2016, 10:12:05 AM
36 years ago today this complex genius left us, thanks to a murderous fame-seeker.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 08, 2016, 10:27:49 AM

36 years ago today this complex genius left us, thanks to a murderous fame-seeker.


Wise words all round, Andy.

John was my first and, so far, longest-lasting hero.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on December 08, 2016, 11:28:37 AM
And another one leaves us... RIP Greg Lake

http://www.greglake.com/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 08, 2016, 11:32:55 AM


36 years ago today this complex genius left us, thanks to a murderous fame-seeker.


Wise words all round, Andy.

John was my first and, so far, longest-lasting hero.

Jules


Probably mine too. I was sort of torn between John, George & Paul

He died at 3am on 9 December 1980 UK time and that day turned out to be one of the most memorable and significant of my life. It was the first time I had experienced real grief even though I never knew the man. Today being a working day I shall have little time to mark the occasion. Tomorrow however will be a day of Lennon and Beatle music as it has been every year since 1980.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on December 08, 2016, 11:45:17 AM

And another one leaves us... RIP Greg Lake

http://www.greglake.com/
Well just fuckitty damn.

2016. FFS.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 08, 2016, 12:15:31 PM
2016, still doing its damndest to gain the notoriety of 1916


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 08, 2016, 12:18:58 PM
Never 'got' ELP, but loved Greg's voice and bass playing, especially in Crimson.  Couldn't help but play this (IBiFC) just now...this is a decent little version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6-PAKOt7sM



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 08, 2016, 12:21:08 PM
No not Greg Lake  :( what a shitty, shitty year. I was/am a massive ELP fan. Only yesterday I listened to their eponymous album, and had Tarkus planned for later today.

RIP my old friend x thank you for making my early teenage years better.

I've always said my only regret in life was not going to see Greg and his band the last time they visited Cardiff. That remains my only regret, slightly more bitter now.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 08, 2016, 12:43:45 PM

He died at 3am on 9 December 1980 UK time and that day turned out to be one of the most memorable and significant of my life. It was the first time I had experienced real grief even though I never knew the man.


Very much the same story for me.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on December 08, 2016, 01:06:25 PM
I had big reservations about ELP-  a vinyl compilation in my collection gets the occasional play -- bu this is just so sad.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on December 08, 2016, 02:26:29 PM
ELP once loomed large in my world. I outgrew much of it, but still went back sometimes to play various bits and pieces. When I started listening to them it was because of a keyboard obsession-Emerson, Jon Lord, Patrick Moraz, Rick Wakeman, etc. Whenever I go back though, I find myself more drawn to what Greg Lake did. A little guilty pleasure for me are the songs from Works, Volume 1. Completely slick, late 70's bombast. The type of thing you know brought on punk music for sure. Despite knowing that, I still love them. RIP Greg.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on December 08, 2016, 03:58:49 PM
To paraphrase Peter Sinfield... "I fear this evening I'll be crying". RIP Greg.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 08, 2016, 04:07:21 PM
I was lucky enough to see what I believe was ELP's last ever show at High Voltage in 2010.
Little did I know that, or that two of them would be gone six years later. Funnily enough the only one of them I met was Carl Palmer - along with John Wetton.

Sad times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGQ2gdxz0qI


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on December 08, 2016, 04:28:31 PM
Words fail me...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPz7n2h2k2I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kRO5WaF5oc


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on December 08, 2016, 06:04:04 PM
RIP Greg Lake.  :(

Emerson, Lake and [Cozy] Powell booked into the Frank Erwin Center in Austin back in 1986, and I remember debating with my little brother whether to buy a ticket.  The issue was whether I had "outgrown" ELP by the ripe old age of 22.  IIRC, the show was cancelled for lack of interest before I had to make a decision (although according to setlist.com, they played several Texas cities on that tour).  

That was, to my knowledge, my one and only opportunity to see the great Greg Lake in live performance without traveling a vast distance.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on December 08, 2016, 06:07:59 PM
Greg Lake, part two.

He played bass on "Real Good Looking Boy" (2003), the first new song recorded by the Who since 1989.  Pete later commented what a lovely fellow he was, having never met him previously.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on December 08, 2016, 06:22:08 PM
Oh no :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on December 08, 2016, 06:26:05 PM

He played bass on "Real Good Looking Boy" (2003), the first new song recorded by the Who since 1989.  Pete later commented what a lovely fellow he was, having never met him previously.


Well, well...I genuinely didn't know that.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on December 09, 2016, 08:55:29 AM

Greg Lake, part two.

He played bass on "Real Good Looking Boy" (2003), the first new song recorded by the Who since 1989.  Pete later commented what a lovely fellow he was, having never met him previously.


here is the evidence! :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7MlPO5rA5k


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 21, 2016, 05:22:34 PM
It was announced today that a key figure in the early years of The Beatles has died. Former concert promoter Sam Leach had been suffering from cancer and died at his Liverpool home early this morning, just days after his 81st birthday.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on December 24, 2016, 03:20:31 PM
And the 2016 list goes on.
Now Rick Parfitt😢
RIP Rick


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on December 24, 2016, 03:23:51 PM

And the 2016 list goes on.
Now Rick Parfitt😢
RIP Rick

I just saw that. Tragic news


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on December 24, 2016, 03:32:39 PM
Lovely guy ... RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 24, 2016, 03:44:04 PM
Despite musical snobbery from others, Quo remained an extremely popular band. Catchy tunes, and a nice bit of rock n roll they were great at. RIP Rick Parfitt.

Please may the rest of 2016 go away quickly, and not take any more of our favourites...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on December 24, 2016, 03:53:19 PM

And the 2016 list goes on.
Now Rick Parfitt😢
RIP Rick


Bloody hell! What a terrible year it's been :'( :'(
RIP Rick


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on December 24, 2016, 03:53:58 PM
Sod it.

RIP Rick.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tim Fletcher on December 24, 2016, 04:48:39 PM
This one has hit me harder than some of this year's other losses. One of the first bands I saw and the first that my brother went to over 40 years ago now. Always had a soft spot for them. RIP Rick.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on December 24, 2016, 05:05:30 PM
Lovely obituary by Michael Hann in the Guardian. Last para is spot on

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/dec/24/goodbye-rick-parfitt-status-quo-rock-heroes-dead


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on December 24, 2016, 07:31:05 PM
A sad end for a real rocker..


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on December 24, 2016, 07:31:43 PM

Despite musical snobbery from others, Quo remained an extremely popular band. Catchy tunes, and a nice bit of rock n roll they were great at. RIP Rick Parfitt.

Please may the rest of 2016 go away quickly, and not take any more of our favourites...


People forget just how big Quo were after Piledriver in 71, OK they went off the boil a few years later but they toured, had hit albums, singles, and an amazing career on the back of their 70's output. The reunion shows from a couple of years ago showed youngsters what they missed and Ricks rythmn guitar playing was awesome. RIP Rick.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 24, 2016, 07:32:19 PM
Gutted. R.I.P Rick....the Quo guy I wanted to be when I was a nipper. Cheers dude.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on December 24, 2016, 09:20:36 PM
First thing I ever played on the guitar was Caroline. They were an exceptionally tight band live. No pretensions, just good rock.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on December 25, 2016, 11:09:43 PM
George Michael, 53


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: moontheloon (Bryan) on December 25, 2016, 11:41:25 PM
 Very sad news. Rip George.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 25, 2016, 11:52:17 PM
It's reported on the BBC website that he's passed. 2016 has claimed yet another.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 26, 2016, 12:03:30 AM
He'd suffered a lot of addiction issues so maybe his body just gave up?

Terribly sad and far too young. Club Tropicana has good memories for me.

RIP George


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on December 26, 2016, 12:07:03 AM
George ... RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 26, 2016, 01:21:07 AM
Not a fan but very sad nevertheless.

Joan Baez recorded an excellent cover of his song Hand To Mouth which revealed to me, as someone who was not fond of George's style of music, just what a fine songwriter he was.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on December 26, 2016, 01:50:15 AM
I have notifications set on quite a few topics, but I always tend to shiver a bit when I see a notification for this one (unless there's an ongoing very recent loss). RIP, far too young, whatever the reason.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on December 26, 2016, 10:31:50 AM
Heasrd tributes to him on radio.....Excellent wordsmith 'guilty feet have got no rhythm'


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on December 26, 2016, 02:12:14 PM
Another victim falls to 2016... not one of my personal favourites, but nonetheless a flawed but talented individual who undoubtedly brought pleasure to a lot of people.


Title: RIP- musicians
Post by: Cool Cat on December 26, 2016, 03:34:01 PM
Very sad. Far too young. At least he died in his own bed in his own home.  I hope l do the same when my time comes (not for several more decades though!). A lamentable end to Xmas day, especially following Rick Parfitt's demise on Saturday.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on December 26, 2016, 11:26:43 PM
Very sad. Another star goes out.

The only person ever to sing with Queen and do it as well as Freddie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYAR8RigqDA

Can we just go back a year and go straight to 2017 and miss out on 2016 please.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on December 31, 2016, 12:48:17 AM
Allan Williams, the Beatles first manager, dies at the age of 86.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on January 02, 2017, 08:23:10 PM
This one seems to have slipped by. John Chelew, prodicer of, amongst many others, RT's The Old Kit Bag. LA Times article here. (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-john-chelew-mccabes-obituary-20161228-story.html)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 03, 2017, 10:30:10 AM
Nice photo of Ralph McT with (now) RT's wife, Nancy Covey.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 03, 2017, 12:20:22 PM

Not a fan but very sad nevertheless.

Joan Baez recorded an excellent cover of his song Hand To Mouth which revealed to me, as someone who was not fond of George's style of music, just what a fine songwriter he was.


Joan does some excellent covers.  I wouldn't have heard George Michael but for her cover of 'Hand to Mouth'.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on January 03, 2017, 01:04:23 PM

Nice photo of Ralph McT with (now) RT's wife, Nancy Covey.


Eh?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 03, 2017, 01:43:21 PM
Did you follow Robin's link to the LA Times?.... :-)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on January 08, 2017, 04:59:14 PM
Peter Sarstedt RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 08, 2017, 05:31:27 PM

Peter Sarstedt RIP


Which leads me to an inevitable question - where does he go to now, my lovely?

Sorry.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on January 08, 2017, 06:30:48 PM


Peter Sarstedt RIP


Which leads me to an inevitable question - where does he go to now, my lovely?

Sorry.

Jules

Presumably, he's alone in his bed.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on January 08, 2017, 09:24:32 PM

Did you follow Robin's link to the LA Times?.... :-)


Ah...brain not in gear.

Peter Sarstedt  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on January 08, 2017, 09:50:09 PM
I like "Where do you go to my lovely", I think it is a clever song. I was only watching him on an old TOTPs a couple of days ago.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 09, 2017, 06:34:56 AM
Saw him and his brother (although, strangely, can't remember which of the two that was) at one of the very early (possibly the first) Guildford Festival.

If I'm honest, although not without merit, his ouvre has never really been my thing and that song just annoys the hell out of me....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 09, 2017, 06:41:36 AM
Would have been Robin...(forgot his real name, Charles?)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 09, 2017, 10:20:51 AM

Would have been Robin...(forgot his real name, Charles?)


Probably. His other brother went under the stage name of Eden Kane. Not sure if he is still with us. I know he went to my school (some years before me) so I assume the family were local to me.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 09, 2017, 11:02:17 AM
He was touring just a couple of months ago....

http://www.edenkane.com/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 09, 2017, 12:01:17 PM

He was touring just a couple of months ago....

http://www.edenkane.com/


Just checked his Wikipedia page which contradicts my information. I remember my school music teacher telling me he had taught him and I think I assumed that was at my school but on reflection I think Mr H must have taught in Croydon earlier in his career, which is where Eden Kane attended school in the late 50s.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 09, 2017, 12:41:18 PM
The song gets on my nerves too, but that's neither here nor there. It's a popular folk song with thoughtful lyrics, like 'Streets of London', which some other people can't stand. RIP Mr Sarstedt.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 09, 2017, 12:44:14 PM
My romantic 8-year old mind loved the lyrics  :) I once looked into his other work, it was fairly innocuous.

RIP Peter  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 11, 2017, 01:39:50 PM
Hard to believe that it was a year ago yesterday that David bowie died....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 12, 2017, 11:42:39 AM

Hard to believe that it was a year ago yesterday that David bowie died....


Y'know, someone told me just yesterday it was year ago, and I was shocked. Seems just a few weeks or something.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 12, 2017, 02:30:40 PM


Hard to believe that it was a year ago yesterday that David Bowie died....


Y'know, someone told me just yesterday it was year ago, and I was shocked. Seems just a few weeks or something.  


It was definitely a whole year, chaps.  It was right near the start of the whole "2016 sucks" thing.  Then that ball just kept on rolling....

Plus he died just after his birthday.  In January.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 12, 2017, 07:33:51 PM
Larry Steinbachek of Bronski Beat. Just 56. Cancer. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on January 13, 2017, 11:35:52 AM
Tommy Allsup the guitar player who famously missed the 'Day the Music Died' plane crash when he gave up his seat to Ritchie Valens on the toss of a coin has died.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 13, 2017, 02:38:54 PM

Tommy Allsup the guitar player who famously missed the 'Day the Music Died' plane crash when he gave up his seat to Ritchie Valens on the toss of a coin has died.


you can run but you cant hide from the reaper forever


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 13, 2017, 04:11:08 PM
No fear...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 13, 2017, 04:39:32 PM

Larry Steinbachek of Bronski Beat. Just 56. Cancer. RIP.
My age  :( he kept the band going after Sommerville left

Far too young RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on January 19, 2017, 05:17:54 PM
Just heard that Mike Kellie - drummer with the VIPs, Art, Spooky Tooth and The Only Ones among many others - has died, although I've not been able to find any more details anywhere.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 20, 2017, 10:22:11 AM
Oh dear.   :'Always admired his drumming.  He played at Cropredy fringe at The Brasenose a few years ago & we had a bit of a chat ...

Cheers
Slippy  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Speleologist (Robin) on January 20, 2017, 09:27:11 PM
Roger Williams, trombonist with Home Service and superb classical musician, has lost his battle with cancer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on January 20, 2017, 09:38:10 PM
Sh1t continues.....RIP Roger


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 20, 2017, 09:44:52 PM
more sad news :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 21, 2017, 10:54:36 PM
Maggie Roche, 65, cancer.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7662580/maggie-roche-of-the-roches-sister-vocal-trio-dies-at-65

https://youtu.be/9e3sqtoRG-Y


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 22, 2017, 03:00:19 PM
Ohn no that's awful. I so like the Roches.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 22, 2017, 08:42:58 PM
Oh no!!! Overend!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 22, 2017, 08:46:37 PM

Oh no!!! Overend!!


no! :'(


also i didnt know Mick Ralphs had a stroke in november, i suppose i was a bit tied up in other peoples illness at the time :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on January 22, 2017, 09:43:46 PM


Oh no!!! Overend!!


no! :'(


also i didnt know Mick Ralphs had a stroke in november, i suppose i was a bit tied up in other peoples illness at the time :'(



I gathered from Hunter's website that things were not good with Overend a couple of weeks ago.   :(

Ralpher is on the mend and much better apparently.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on January 22, 2017, 10:41:07 PM
Oh no. Another young dude leaves us.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 22, 2017, 11:08:46 PM
I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on January 23, 2017, 06:50:46 AM

Jaki Liebezeit,drummer with Can has passed

78, sudden pneumonia


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 23, 2017, 06:53:58 AM
RIP Jaki, an amazing percussionist.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 23, 2017, 11:37:20 AM

I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Yeah I have a signed copy of the book, its great and mentions a few places we know.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 23, 2017, 12:15:49 PM


I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Yeah I have a signed copy of the book, its great and mentions a few places we know.
I think it was your recommendation on this very board that led me to it. My copy is signed too :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 23, 2017, 12:16:20 PM
I now have a mental image of Overend on the SW path wearing those thigh-length platform boots... RIP dude.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 23, 2017, 12:18:38 PM



I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Yeah I have a signed copy of the book, its great and mentions a few places we know.
I think it was your recommendation on this very board that led me to it. My copy is signed too :)


I fancy tracking this down. I'm assuming he used his 'real' name -Pete Watts?

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 23, 2017, 12:22:03 PM




I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Yeah I have a signed copy of the book, its great and mentions a few places we know.
I think it was your recommendation on this very board that led me to it. My copy is signed too :)


I fancy tracking this down. I'm assuming he used his 'real' name -Pete Watts?

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


The Man Who Hated Walking by Overend Watts. Amazon have it.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 23, 2017, 12:23:47 PM

I now have a mental image of Overend on the SW path wearing those thigh-length platform boots... RIP dude.



Ha ha , he was happier with a Pot of Tea. Like me he liked The Driftwood Spars though.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 23, 2017, 02:20:04 PM
Obviously a man of great taste - tea and the Spars - what a fine pub!



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 23, 2017, 02:24:36 PM





I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Yeah I have a signed copy of the book, its great and mentions a few places we know.
I think it was your recommendation on this very board that led me to it. My copy is signed too :)


I fancy tracking this down. I'm assuming he used his 'real' name -Pete Watts?

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


The Man Who Hated Walking by Overend Watts. Amazon have it.


Cheers Nick.  Driftwood Spars.  Camped near there several times.  Good pub with live music (the last time I was there - Neil Young & Crazy Horse tribute band....)

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 23, 2017, 04:09:12 PM
 :'( Farewell Overend. I'll remember you this way....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOdX2XpUID8


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 23, 2017, 05:34:30 PM
So sad about Overend.  :-[


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 23, 2017, 07:34:02 PM






I'm not a Mott fan but I liked Overend and loved his book about walking the SW Coastal path. RIP Overend


Yeah I have a signed copy of the book, its great and mentions a few places we know.
I think it was your recommendation on this very board that led me to it. My copy is signed too :)


I fancy tracking this down. I'm assuming he used his 'real' name -Pete Watts?

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


The Man Who Hated Walking by Overend Watts. Amazon have it.


Cheers Nick.  Driftwood Spars.  Camped near there several times.  Good pub with live music (the last time I was there - Neil Young & Crazy Horse tribute band....)

Slippy
 8)

Three Daft Monkeys play there. We stay up by The Beacon


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on January 25, 2017, 04:34:40 PM
Apparently one of the Allman Brothers drummers has died - Butch Trucks RIP.

https://www.relix.com/news/detail/butch_trucks_dies_at_69


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on January 25, 2017, 05:21:50 PM

Apparently one of the Allman Brothers drummers has died - Butch Trucks RIP.

https://www.relix.com/news/detail/butch_trucks_dies_at_69

Another one!! RIP Butch. The music lives on through nephew Derek. Saw Dickies son Duane 18 months ago he's pretty hot too.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on January 25, 2017, 05:22:34 PM

Apparently one of the Allman Brothers drummers has died - Butch Trucks RIP.

https://www.relix.com/news/detail/butch_trucks_dies_at_69


RIP Butch  :(

The Allman Brothers are among my top five favorite bands, influencing both my taste in music and my (rudimentary) guitar playing.  I saw them many times. Butch was always driving the train.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 25, 2017, 05:45:53 PM
Noooooooo.  RIP Butch.  Great drummer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on January 26, 2017, 09:14:00 AM
RIP the lovely Gil Ray, drummer and much more for Game Theory and The Loud Family.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 26, 2017, 01:56:55 PM
its not really letting up, is it?  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 27, 2017, 07:27:08 AM
Apparently Butch committed suicide...shot himself in front of his wife?  Not nice....  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on January 29, 2017, 04:52:07 PM
Geoff Nichols, of Brummie metallers Quartz, from lung cancer, yesterday. Was also a member of Black Sabbath.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 30, 2017, 07:16:14 AM

Geoff Nichols, of Brummie metallers Quartz, from lung cancer, yesterday. Was also a member of Black Sabbath.


Nicholls.  How very sad.  And what timing....just as the Sabs finish up.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on January 31, 2017, 11:42:21 AM
John Wetton, bass player and singer,Roxy Music, King Crimson, Asia... R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2017, 12:01:10 PM

John Wetton, bass player and singer,Roxy Music, King Crimson, Asia... R.I.P.
Damn.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 31, 2017, 12:26:28 PM

John Wetton, bass player and singer,Roxy Music, King Crimson, Asia... R.I.P.
Bloody cancer again :(  

RIP John


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on January 31, 2017, 12:35:20 PM
This is a shock. I liked Family always, and especially Fearless, when he was part of the group. How old was he??


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on January 31, 2017, 12:59:22 PM
Incredibly sad news, RIP John  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on January 31, 2017, 01:11:06 PM
First Greg Lake, then John Wetton and Boz is long gone.
Take care Tony Levin


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on January 31, 2017, 01:11:25 PM
Prog Royalty.  Very Sad.

Slippy :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on January 31, 2017, 01:12:03 PM
He was 67...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on January 31, 2017, 02:09:10 PM
Another one gone...  RIP John


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on January 31, 2017, 03:50:58 PM
A fine singer and bassist. I love his vocals on Starless. RIP JW.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2017, 04:42:26 PM
Here he is, in a classic KC clip of Starless (https://youtu.be/C6qXyC__vdA) from 1974.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on January 31, 2017, 05:56:48 PM
Knew he was ill, but what a loss.  Starless will be being played a lot today.  RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on January 31, 2017, 06:51:46 PM
So very sad to hear this...Great musician and a magnificent singer...Rest in Peace John...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on February 01, 2017, 09:45:10 AM
Deke Leonard!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 01, 2017, 10:05:49 AM

Deke Leonard!!


I was on the point of posting "Oh man!" in response to that but fortunately realised my error. I had a housemate at college who was a Man obsessive so I got to hear a lot of their stuff for a year or so, including what I remember to be a really good solo album by Deke. I could never recall which albums I had heard though, so never got round to buying them myself even though I always intended to. It is a sad loss and maybe it should be the catalyst for me tracking down the music that I heard 34 years ago.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on February 01, 2017, 10:08:27 AM

Deke Leonard!!


Bugger!!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on February 01, 2017, 10:48:13 AM
...and more bugger!  :( Always enjoyed Man.  One of the first bands I ever saw & caught them many times over the years (including Cropredy).  I highly recommend Deke's 2 volumes of autobiography.  Very amusing reads from his early days in various Welsh 'beat' groups and the may Man line-ups throughout the 60s and 70s...

cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on February 01, 2017, 11:35:03 AM
RIP Deke.

But, as one door closes, another slips open... while surfing t'interweb re Deke, I discovered there's a "Son of Man" album out - George (son of Micky) Jones et al playing (very) Man-influenced material - all studio, so no long jams.  Clips on Amazon sound rather good to me - wahwah guitar, harmony vocals all present and correct.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on February 01, 2017, 11:50:41 AM


Deke Leonard!!


I was on the point of posting "Oh man!" in response to that but fortunately realised my error. I had a housemate at college who was a Man obsessive so I got to hear a lot of their stuff for a year or so, including what I remember to be a really good solo album by Deke. I could never recall which albums I had heard though, so never got round to buying them myself even though I always intended to. It is a sad loss and maybe it should be the catalyst for me tracking down the music that I heard 34 years ago.


The solo album could be 'Iceberg' or 'Kamikazi'? Gub

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 01, 2017, 11:58:35 AM



Deke Leonard!!


I was on the point of posting "Oh man!" in response to that but fortunately realised my error. I had a housemate at college who was a Man obsessive so I got to hear a lot of their stuff for a year or so, including what I remember to be a really good solo album by Deke. I could never recall which albums I had heard though, so never got round to buying them myself even though I always intended to. It is a sad loss and maybe it should be the catalyst for me tracking down the music that I heard 34 years ago.


The solo album could be 'Iceberg' or 'Kamikazi'? Gub

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


I think it was probably the latter. Have just been checking Amazon and they are available as a twofer for £7.99.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on February 01, 2017, 12:46:08 PM
Didn't Deke have a band called Iceberg?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 01, 2017, 12:58:11 PM

Didn't Deke have a band called Iceberg?


Yes and according to reports he was planning to work with them this year. His passing seems to have been sudden and unexpected.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 01, 2017, 01:08:30 PM
Despite them being local to me, I only recently discovered Man properly (and Son of Man). Deke's passing is very sad. RIP mate


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 01, 2017, 02:30:32 PM
Really sad about this.  Saw Man and Deke (together and apart) many times.  Always great (including at Cropredy, despite what others may tell you).  A truly great guitarist.  RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on February 01, 2017, 02:37:15 PM
Terrible news about Deke. A man of many talents and such a nice guy, blessed with a lovely dry, sardonic wit. He's been fairly quiet musically over the last couple of years but has recently been guesting with Son of Man and had just landed a deal to record another solo album. To borrow from one of his frequently-used song intros, why do they always take the good ones?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on February 01, 2017, 02:37:53 PM



Deke Leonard!!


I was on the point of posting "Oh man!" in response to that but fortunately realised my error. I had a housemate at college who was a Man obsessive so I got to hear a lot of their stuff for a year or so, including what I remember to be a really good solo album by Deke. I could never recall which albums I had heard though, so never got round to buying them myself even though I always intended to. It is a sad loss and maybe it should be the catalyst for me tracking down the music that I heard 34 years ago.


The solo album could be 'Iceberg' or 'Kamikazi'? Gub

Cheers,

Slippy
 8)


The solo album was Kamakazi and his band was iceberg.......all good stuff and part of my yoof


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 02, 2017, 12:57:07 PM

He was 67...



Too young.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 12, 2017, 07:25:14 PM
No more moonlighting for Al Jarreau. 76.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on February 13, 2017, 02:31:18 PM
Tom Rose at Reveal records tweeted

Quote
RIP Robert Fisher (Willard Grant Conspiracy)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on February 13, 2017, 04:14:08 PM

Tom Rose at Reveal records tweeted

Quote
RIP Robert Fisher (Willard Grant Conspiracy)

Very sad news, his "Regard The End" album is a particular favourite of mine.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on February 15, 2017, 08:48:20 AM
Tony Davis ("the tall one") of The Spinners 86.

Reading a piece about him on the Liverpool Echo website and spotted this unexpected quote:

Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers also paid tribute, saying: "I grew up listening to Tony's music; he was a huge hero of mine and it was a real thrill and honour to share the stage with him at The Floral Pavilion. A sad, sad loss of a great friend and stalwart of the Folk scene."

RIP Tony.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on February 15, 2017, 09:15:04 AM
Harry Sievey, 24, son of the late Chris Sievey, genius and aka Frank Sidebottom.
Harry was killed riding his bike in a car accident.
Harry was also a guitarist and seemed to be building up to something in music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 15, 2017, 05:17:14 PM

Harry Sievey, 24, son of the late Chris Sievey, genius and aka Frank Sidebottom.
Harry was killed riding his bike in a car accident.
Harry was also a guitarist and seemed to be building up to something in music.


Too sad  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on February 15, 2017, 07:04:32 PM
So young...so sad.

Tony Davis.....yes, I grew up with the Spinners music. It was an intro into the world of music that I started to explore.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on February 15, 2017, 08:12:26 PM
Although I grew up on Merseyside, I only saw the Spinners once in concert - at the Southport Theatre (the posh side of the Floral Hall); the following year (1975)I saw another "folkie" at the same venue - Aj Webber.  She was the support artist for Kraftwerk!  :o

The Spinners copped a lot of flak for their style, but they certainly had a deep love and respect for traditional music.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on February 17, 2017, 12:27:24 PM
Brian Pern, in a segway mistake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/brian-pern-tribute?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 17, 2017, 02:33:45 PM

Brian Pern, in a segway mistake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/brian-pern-tribute?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate


I thought the first 30 minute programme was a little bit of a snigger.  Every subsequent outing has made the entire one-trick pony idea less and less amusing.  Thank God, that's finally it.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 17, 2017, 02:51:23 PM
And back in the real world....

Or perhaps no longer in it, Peter Skellern from a brain tumour.

Not exactly rock n roll but I always rather liked You're A Lady.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 17, 2017, 03:21:38 PM

And back in the real world....

Or perhaps no longer in it, Peter Skellern from a brain tumour.

Not exactly rock n roll but I always rather liked You're A Lady.


A JArrow man. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on February 17, 2017, 03:26:38 PM
quotes from Wiki -

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In October 2016 he was ordained as a priest of the Church of England.


Quote
In October 2016 it was revealed that Skellern had developed an inoperable brain tumour and that he had fulfilled a lifelong calling to be ordained in the Church of England. Under a special faculty from the Archbishop of Canterbury, he was ordained both as a deacon and priest on 16 October 2016 by the Bishop of Truro.[7] Skellern died as a result of the brain tumour in February 2017 at the age of 69.


He & Richard Stilgoe were a class act. RIP Peter



A JArrow man. RIP.


You sure? From Wiki again.....
Quote
Peter Skellern was born in Bury, Lancashire


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 17, 2017, 04:01:48 PM
I defer to Wikipedia.  8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on February 17, 2017, 04:20:44 PM
The lead singer of Oasis, indeed.  My parents loved him.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on February 17, 2017, 07:29:33 PM
I remember Stilgoe and Skellern. Good entertainment. I liked the 'b' side of 'you're a lady', but can't remember it at the moment. It fitted the time. RIP?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on February 17, 2017, 08:46:30 PM

I remember Stilgoe and Skellern. Good entertainment. I liked the 'b' side of 'you're a lady', but can't remember it at the moment.


"Manifesto", apparently:
https://www.discogs.com/Peter-Skellern-Youre-A-Lady/release/939073

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Polly Oxford (Andie) on February 17, 2017, 10:18:25 PM
He sang a song 'my brother took the morning flight, a747 whisked him out of sight' which always made my mother cry. Very poignant.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on February 17, 2017, 10:52:43 PM


Brian Pern, in a segway mistake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/brian-pern-tribute?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate


I thought the first 30 minute programme was a little bit of a snigger.  Every subsequent outing has made the entire one-trick pony idea less and less amusing.  Thank God, that's finally it.


Never really found this funny at all to be honest.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on February 17, 2017, 11:57:47 PM


I remember Stilgoe and Skellern. Good entertainment. I liked the 'b' side of 'you're a lady', but can't remember it at the moment.


"Manifesto", apparently:
https://www.discogs.com/Peter-Skellern-Youre-A-Lady/release/939073

Jules



Not ringing any bells......ah well


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on February 19, 2017, 08:55:16 AM

Clyde Stubblefield,James Browns drummer and the man responsible for "Funky Drummer", one of the most sampled beats of all time.
He was 73


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on February 19, 2017, 10:08:55 AM


Clyde Stubblefield,James Browns drummer and the man responsible for "Funky Drummer", one of the most sampled beats of all time.
He was 73


Him and Jabo Starks were amazing working in tandem laying down the funk for Mr Brown. RIP Clyde.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on February 19, 2017, 10:02:17 PM
Ancient Muse and I were big Peter Skellern fans in the 70s. You're A Lady is still one of my favourite songs from that time, and he introduced me to the music of Hollywood and Fred Astaire, for which I will always be grateful  :)

RIP Peter  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim G on February 20, 2017, 04:05:53 PM
Very sad to hear about Peter Skellen. Saw him live once Fairfield Halls Croydon , probably around 1973. Had his wonderful covers of Fred Astaire classics on cassette, think it was called "String of Pearls" , when l looked to replace it on CD a couple of years ago didn't seem available.Maybe l'll have another look.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on February 20, 2017, 05:53:37 PM

Very sad to hear about Peter Skellen. Saw him live once Fairfield Halls Croydon , probably around 1973. Had his wonderful covers of Fred Astaire classics on cassette, think it was called "String of Pearls" , when l looked to replace it on CD a couple of years ago didn't seem available.Maybe l'll have another look.


It appears to have only ever been issued on CD in Germany in the 80s. Some copies available on Discogs for about £14. In fact most of his albums seem to be out of print on CD.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on February 21, 2017, 12:10:16 AM
Not sure about this, it's only been reported in a couple outlets but:

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/02/20/516245069/guitarist-larry-coryell-godfather-of-fusion-dies-at-73
OK. Getting more reliable:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7694346/larry-coryell-dies-obituary-legendary-jazz-guitarist-godfather-of-fusion

Brilliant guitarist ...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on February 21, 2017, 02:09:52 PM
It seems to be confirmed.
My first exposure to Larry Coryell was his beautiful work on Jim Pepper's Wichi-tai-to, which complemented Pepper's sax perfectly. Not being into jazz, I didn't really follow the rest of his career, but he was so well-regarded I'm a bit surprised that no conversation about him has started today.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on February 21, 2017, 06:22:11 PM

It seems to be confirmed.
My first exposure to Larry Coryell was his beautiful work on Jim Pepper's Wichi-tai-to, which complemented Pepper's sax perfectly. Not being into jazz, I didn't really follow the rest of his career, but he was so well-regarded I'm a bit surprised that no conversation about him has started today.
I had Spaces and At the Village Gate, both great and later work such as his work with Paco De LUcia and his interpretation  of Bolero were sublime. My wife was never a fan, but I love what I heard. There is a story about Hendrix coming to the village and playing him off the stage but he was talent for definite.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on February 22, 2017, 12:32:01 PM
Sad, a great player.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on March 07, 2017, 05:52:18 PM
Derek Brimstone. ^-^  One of my early festival favourites.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 07, 2017, 11:48:33 PM

Derek Brimstone. ^-^  One of my early festival favourites.


Not seen it reported elsewhere, but yeah, a club & festival stalwart way back. He played Hereford a few years ago & I was pleased to find him as brilliant as ever, even engaging my usually unimpressionable other half. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 08, 2017, 01:30:26 PM
Fare thee well former Kingfish guitarist Robbie Hoddinott, one day shy of his 63rd birthday.  :(

http://www.inquisitr.com/4041607/grateful-dead-fans-mourn-death-of-kingfish-guitarist-robbie-hoddinott/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on March 09, 2017, 07:46:20 AM


Derek Brimstone. ^-^  One of my early festival favourites.


Not seen it reported elsewhere, but yeah, a club & festival stalwart way back. He played Hereford a few years ago & I was pleased to find him as brilliant as ever, even engaging my usually unimpressionable other half. RIP.


Posted on FB by BobFox


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on March 12, 2017, 09:46:37 AM
Joni, one of the Sister's Sledge ... RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on March 12, 2017, 11:49:00 AM
You can't deny that they did the original disco the best....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Paul on March 18, 2017, 10:19:14 PM
Chuck Berry. One of the pioneers. 90 is a good age, but still sad.

When I was a kid, he brought out My Ding a Ling. I didn't know who he was then.

Paul


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on March 18, 2017, 10:19:38 PM
Chuck Berry RIP😢


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 18, 2017, 10:41:27 PM
Thanks for bringing poetry to rock & roll, Chuck.

And for the duck walk too.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on March 18, 2017, 10:46:16 PM
Saw Chuck at Portsmouth Guildhall c.'84...A pick up band, 50 mins (max) set of which nearly 20 mins was an interminable version of m-d-a-l. Dreadful. And he sounded pretty dubious at the best of times. And yet.... An important figure in this crazy world of rock'n'roll. Rest well Sir. A good age.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on March 18, 2017, 11:22:04 PM
Known for writing his songs in odd keys. "Them's piano chords, man", said Keef in the film Hail Hail, Rock'n'roll. ;D

Having seen him on TV many times, better on record than live was my verdict.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 18, 2017, 11:37:36 PM
Not a very nice man by most accounts but a giant of the music world. Rock (& indeed roll) music would not have been the same without his influence.

It is too late in the day for me now but I shall give the classic Hail Hail Rock n Roll comp a spin in his honour tomorrow.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on March 19, 2017, 05:43:09 AM
RIP Chuck Berry. On a lark, I trekked to St. Louis to see him just a few years ago, and I'm so grateful I did.

His band, led by several of his children, were terrific.  He couldn't remember the lyrics, couldn't play on key, etc., and it didn't matter because he was Chuck Forking Berry.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 19, 2017, 10:16:25 AM
Saw him once in the early 70s, 35 minutes of good stuff and 15 of my ding a ling. Some poor band trying to keep up and it wasn't great.
    I think the real bloke showed up on the film Hail,Hail Rock and Roll when Keef put together a top band to showcase Chuck and his music but Chuck was a cantankerous old sh1t, probably because he wasn't the only star onstage.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on March 19, 2017, 10:43:39 AM

Saw him once in the early 70s, 35 minutes of good stuff and 15 of my ding a ling. Some poor band trying to keep up and it wasn't great.
    I think the real bloke showed up on the film Hail,Hail Rock and Roll when Keef put together a top band to showcase Chuck and his music but Chuck was a cantankerous old sh1t, probably because he wasn't the only star onstage.

Yes that was the film that made me sad but you don't have to like the artist to like the music!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on March 19, 2017, 10:48:13 AM
It's mad isn't it, that the only number one he ever had was with a (really unfunny) novelty song.  In my brief stint as a rock god (I played bass in a band when I was 15/16 - we split up due to the fact that we were ****) I took the lead vocals in our version of 'Roll Over Beethoven'.  

But seriously, in spite of the many tales of his behaviour, he shall be remembered simply as the king of rock 'n roll. Like many of you, I'm sure, I have a 'Best Of' compilation that shall be getting an airing today.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: William on March 19, 2017, 10:58:03 AM
The news bulletins on, that I heard, on BBC1 & R4 didn't even mention the dreadful  m-d-a-l. Was this out of respect? Mary Whitehouse was right to criticise it, but for the wrong reason. It was just an awful piece of "music". The low point of a remarkable career.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on March 19, 2017, 11:15:11 AM
The connotations....they couldn't play even a snippet these days, so very hard to mention it. Plus other well known numbers tgey did sample helped.

He was a year ahead of Elvis, so definitely the King if R 'n R


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on March 19, 2017, 11:18:35 AM
Bizarre interview this morning with Eric Burdon on R4's Broadcasting House about Chuck, clearly stimulants had been taken.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on March 19, 2017, 11:30:50 AM

Bizarre interview this morning with Eric Burdon on R4's Broadcasting House about Chuck, clearly stimulants had been taken.


Eric has form on this. Back in the early 70s there was a tv interview where he answered every question with the single word "chicks". It wasn't a long interview.  :)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on March 19, 2017, 11:35:57 AM
One musician I'm sort of surprised is still with us...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Glen S on March 19, 2017, 12:16:50 PM
I've been listening to a Chuck Berry Chess compilation this morning, and found my ticket tucked inside the CD sleeve from a concert at the Hexagon Reading in 1992.

It was a mixed bag of a gig with a still sprightly Chuck duckwalking the stage while playing some of the sloppiest guitar imaginable but with the odd flash of brilliance, accompanied by a band who probably had no idea what he was going to play next, or what key he was going to play it in... ;D

The Chess recordings are still amazing though...Rest in Peace Chuck... 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Malcolm on March 19, 2017, 01:57:09 PM


The Chess recordings are still amazing though...Rest in Peace Chuck... 8)


In the distant days when I had a vinyl player I had an album called 'Two Great Guitars'. It was an American import from the 60s and featured Chuck & Bo Diddley who, so the sleeve said, bumped into each other on leaving/entering the Chess studio. Purely instrumental interpretations of their songs, one side is Bo's stuff with each sharing the breaks, the other Chuck's likewise.

Long out of print, I should think, but well worth a trawl.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mightyglydd on March 19, 2017, 02:36:13 PM

Saw him once in the early 70s, 35 minutes of good stuff and 15 of my ding a ling. Some poor band trying to keep up and it wasn't great.

  
Not by any chance at the Rainbow (I think Feb 1973) ? ;)



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on March 19, 2017, 04:01:07 PM


Saw him once in the early 70s, 35 minutes of good stuff and 15 of my ding a ling. Some poor band trying to keep up and it wasn't great.

  
Not by any chance at the Rainbow (I think Feb 1973) ? ;)



The Hardrock, Stretford, very possibly feb '73


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on March 25, 2017, 06:27:52 AM
Pete Shotton,Quarrymen member and mate of John Lennon's who later went on to run the Apple Boutique I believe

Age 75



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: richardkendell on March 25, 2017, 07:41:29 AM



The Chess recordings are still amazing though...Rest in Peace Chuck... 8)


In the distant days when I had a vinyl player I had an album called 'Two Great Guitars'. It was an American import from the 60s and featured Chuck & Bo Diddley who, so the sleeve said, bumped into each other on leaving/entering the Chess studio. Purely instrumental interpretations of their songs, one side is Bo's stuff with each sharing the breaks, the other Chuck's likewise.

Long out of print, I should think, but well worth a trawl.


It's on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Guitars-Super-Blues-Band/dp/B000024P3A/ref=pd_sbs_15_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ER65990NZ5WWB5AHYF72


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on March 27, 2017, 06:32:11 PM
Lead singer of The Foundations, Clem Curtis, has died at the age of 76. Their debut and big hit single Baby Now That I've Found You remains one of my favourite records.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on March 27, 2017, 08:50:38 PM

Lead singer of The Foundations, Clem Curtis, has died at the age of 76. Their debut and big hit single Baby Now That I've Found You remains one of my favourite records.


It's a belter of a record.  My dad loved it too.  RIP Clem Curtis.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on April 05, 2017, 01:09:52 PM
Not quite a musician, but certainly ought to go in here.

Brian Matthew, Radio 2 DJ, aged 88. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on April 05, 2017, 02:25:28 PM

Not quite a musician, but certainly ought to go in here.

Brian Matthew, Radio 2 DJ, aged 88. RIP


A sad day for avids.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on April 05, 2017, 02:32:13 PM
The BBC now report that he's critically ill, not dead.

Rather a mistake, I feel.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on April 05, 2017, 02:33:12 PM
Hardly unexpected. But at least it will have stopped all that fuss about R2 giving him the boot.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Will S on April 05, 2017, 02:40:27 PM
Updated statement from R2 Facebook page:
Correction: Brian Matthew - an updated statement:

"We were informed by close family and friends that Brian had passed away in the night. They have since been in contact to say that he remains critically ill. We will update with more information when we have it. Our thoughts remain with his family at this very difficult time."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on April 07, 2017, 02:29:12 PM
David Peel of "I like Marijuana" fame.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on April 09, 2017, 06:44:45 PM

The BBC now report that he's critically ill, not dead.

Rather a mistake, I feel.


Now passed 60 years in broadcasting .... RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Tasha on April 12, 2017, 08:44:39 AM
John Geils Jr, the founder of The J Geils Band.
Also only just seen that Paul O'Neill, Trans-Siberian Orchestra died last week.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on April 12, 2017, 04:19:29 PM

John Geils Jr, the founder of The J Geils Band.
Also only just seen that Paul O'Neill, Trans-Siberian Orchestra died last week.


RIP the actual "J Geils."  :(

J Geils Band has been on my bucket list for years. Mr. Geils himself quit sometime ago and sued to prevent the remaining members from touring under that name. He lost, so they still occasionally get together for a midwest/east coast jaunt.  For example, they opened for fellow Bostonians Aerosmith at Fenway Park a couple of years ago.

Because they are widely perceived to be a regional band, they never come south or west.  If I ever want to see Peter Wolf, Magic Dick, Seth Justman and Danny Klein do their thing, I'm going to have to travel.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on April 13, 2017, 01:40:40 PM
RIP Joe Stead. I knew him as the man who ran and compared Tramshed Folk in Woolwich where I used to go every other Sunday night discovering many fine artists. Following his move to Yorkshire, he founded Kimber's Men, a very fine shanty group.  RIP mate.

http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2017/03/joe-stead-r-p/


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on April 13, 2017, 04:40:07 PM
Indeed, RIP Joe.

Interesting to note, in rhe comment beliw by Chris Roche, that Dave Bulmer of Celtic Music reknown, has also passed away. Didn't know that, I think. Anyobe know more?

I hope someone might try one last attempt to obtain his releases by negotiation with his estate. There's no point in the Estate not doing so, the executor will be charged with maximising the value


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on April 13, 2017, 08:30:12 PM

RIP Joe Stead. I knew him as the man who ran and compared Tramshed Folk in Woolwich where I used to go every other Sunday night discovering many fine artists. Following his move to Yorkshire, he founded Kimber's Men, a very fine shanty group.  RIP mate.

http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2017/03/joe-stead-r-p/



I liked him. Rest well


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 13, 2017, 09:32:03 PM

Indeed, RIP Joe.

Interesting to note, in rhe comment beliw by Chris Roche, that Dave Bulmer of Celtic Music reknown, has also passed away. Didn't know that, I think. Anyobe know more?

I hope someone might try one last attempt to obtain his releases by negotiation with his estate. There's no point in the Estate not doing so, the executor will be charged with maximising the value


Um..didn't Dave Bulmer pass away a few years ago?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: DavidG on April 13, 2017, 11:25:57 PM


Indeed, RIP Joe.

Interesting to note, in rhe comment beliw by Chris Roche, that Dave Bulmer of Celtic Music reknown, has also passed away. Didn't know that, I think. Anyobe know more?

I hope someone might try one last attempt to obtain his releases by negotiation with his estate. There's no point in the Estate not doing so, the executor will be charged with maximising the value


Um..didn't Dave Bulmer pass away a few years ago?


Dave Bulmer passed away in August 2013. I haven't seen any sign of negotiations with his estate or company/companies that he may have set up to handle the recordings.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on April 14, 2017, 10:37:56 AM
Original Jamiroquoi keyboardist Toby Smith at the age of just 46. I admit I'm not a fan and know very little about Toby Smith, but that is a tragically young age to die - no details have been given regarding the cause of death.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 14, 2017, 12:24:57 PM
Banner Thomas bassist with Molly Hatchett.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on April 14, 2017, 12:28:29 PM
Guitarist Bob Wooton, who convinced Johnny Cash he could play every part Luther Perkins (original Tennessee Three guitarist) played before a show and stayed with Johnny for over 30 years


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on April 15, 2017, 03:10:10 PM
Bruce Langhorne aged 78
A stalwart of the early Dylan albums.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on April 15, 2017, 05:26:54 PM

Bruce Langhorne aged 78
A stalwart of the early Dylan albums.


Wasn't he allegedly Mr Tambourine Man himself?

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on April 15, 2017, 05:55:49 PM


Bruce Langhorne aged 78
A stalwart of the early Dylan albums.


Wasn't he allegedly Mr Tambourine Man himself?

Jules
Indeed he was


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Big Ade on April 16, 2017, 07:47:05 PM
Guitarist Allan Holdsworth. No cause given, but the family have confirmed his death.  Not my thing really, but very influential to the jazz community.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on April 17, 2017, 10:36:14 AM

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth. No cause given, but the family have confirmed his death.  Not my thing really, but very influential to the jazz community.

Very sad news, RIP Allan, a truly innovative and influential guitarist...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on April 18, 2017, 12:43:29 PM
Nucleus, Soft Machine etc,  --- a great loss  to fusion.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on April 25, 2017, 12:17:47 PM
Greg Allman has been admitted to a hospice , doesn't sound too good.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David W on April 25, 2017, 12:37:06 PM

Greg Allman has been admitted to a hospice , doesn't sound too good.


Or not:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-april-gregg-allman-is-resting-at-home-he-1493072774-htmlstory.html

DW


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on April 25, 2017, 06:01:34 PM


Greg Allman has been admitted to a hospice , doesn't sound too good.


Or not:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-april-gregg-allman-is-resting-at-home-he-1493072774-htmlstory.html

DW


I dearly hope it is not true. There's really no way to know because, except for Gregg's official denial, he has kept his health information private (as is his right).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on May 04, 2017, 07:58:43 AM
Saxa of The Beat


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 04, 2017, 09:19:45 AM

Saxa of The Beat


 :'(
RIP Lionel, he must have been a good age.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on May 04, 2017, 12:37:35 PM

Saxa of The Beat
Oh that's a shame, he always seemed to be such a colourful character. He must have been pretty old.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on May 04, 2017, 05:36:49 PM


Saxa of The Beat
Oh that's a shame, he always seemed to be such a colourful character. He must have been pretty old.
87!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on May 04, 2017, 07:59:27 PM
My claim to fame is that I did part of my mental health nurse training with David Steele, the bass player with The Beat - and later The Fine Young Cannibals. I recall him telling me that his band, who had been doing mainly punky stuff,  were playing with a new drummer (who turned out to be Everett Morton) which was leading them in a new reggae tinged direction. One of the last times I spoke to him he spoke of a sax player who was perhaps joining them.....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on May 06, 2017, 06:13:49 PM
Farewell Clive Books, drummer in Egg.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Kevin M on May 07, 2017, 09:04:47 AM


Saxa of The Beat
Oh that's a shame, he always seemed to be such a colourful character. He must have been pretty old.

Last weekend I saw the Beat in Birmingham and Saxa introduced them onto stage. Roger seemed quite emotional with him.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on May 08, 2017, 11:15:25 AM

Farewell Clive Books, drummer in Egg.  :(


...and The Groundhogs,

Cheers,
Slippy
 :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 10, 2017, 01:51:08 PM
Robert Miles, dance producer, biggest hit "Children". Only 47 :( RIP Signor Concina.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on May 10, 2017, 01:55:23 PM
oh bugger.

one by one, we are all dropping off.......... :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on May 14, 2017, 07:02:20 PM
RIP rock journeyman drummer Jimmy Copley, leukaemia at 63 - over the years he played with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Tears For Fears, Go West, Magnum, Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Paul Rodgers, Seal, Tony Iommi and many others...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on May 15, 2017, 07:18:11 AM

RIP rock journeyman drummer Jimmy Copley, leukaemia at 63 - over the years he played with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Tears For Fears, Go West, Magnum, Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Paul Rodgers, Seal, Tony Iommi and many others...


I first came across Jimmy on the first UPP album; a fine, funky drummer. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on May 15, 2017, 05:39:09 PM
As it's very much music-related, it ought to be noted that one of the founders of Talking Elephant Records has passed away from "A FAST AGGRESSIVE ILLNESS". Boy, it must have been fast - a really nice guy. RIP Barry, you'll be missed!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on May 16, 2017, 12:35:36 PM
Keith Mitchell of Mazzy Star


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 16, 2017, 03:43:23 PM

Keith Mitchell of Mazzy Star


loved him in the 6 wives of Henry 8th


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on May 17, 2017, 09:59:43 AM
Captain Beaky!!
 ;)

Slippy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 17, 2017, 12:17:41 PM
You have totally the wrong person!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Michell

http://www.nme.com/news/music/mazzy-star-drummer-keith-mitchell-died-2072278


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sliprigilio (Al) on May 17, 2017, 12:23:22 PM
I think we kinda knew that Bridg.... ;)

Cheers,

Slippy   8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 17, 2017, 12:24:48 PM

I think we kinda knew that Bridg.... ;)

Cheers,

Slippy   8)
I wasn't sure...  :-\


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on May 17, 2017, 12:31:16 PM


I think we kinda knew that Bridg.... ;)

Cheers,

Slippy   8)
I wasn't sure...  :-\


thats ok


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on May 18, 2017, 09:09:17 AM
Chris Cornell, former Soundgarden singer, has died aged 52 in Detroit. His death was described as “sudden and unexpected”.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 18, 2017, 10:02:43 AM

Chris Cornell, former Soundgarden singer, has died aged 52 in Detroit. His death was described as “sudden and unexpected”.


Not a fan of Soundgarden particularly but I liked his Bond theme a lot and 52 is way too young.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 18, 2017, 11:38:04 AM
Never heard Soundgarden, only heard of them.  ???


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on May 18, 2017, 11:53:23 AM

Never heard Soundgarden, only heard of them.  ???
Oh, I think you'll recognise Black Hole Sun (https://youtu.be/3mbBbFH9fAg).


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 18, 2017, 01:12:31 PM


Never heard Soundgarden, only heard of them.  ???
Oh, I think you'll recognise Black Hole Sun (https://youtu.be/3mbBbFH9fAg).


I've never heard it before clicking on the link.  I've heard of them and him though.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on May 18, 2017, 06:38:17 PM
Grunge was not my thing, either; I'm definitely too old for it.  I appreciate the craft and musicality of it, however, and he was far too young to go.   :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on May 18, 2017, 08:31:11 PM
He killed himself according to the coroner. So sad. He had the best rock voice, only Mike Patton was a serious rival. The more I've listened to Chris over the years the more I've come to enjoy his singing, and music. Soundgarden were truly great, and for me they stood out even though it was (in my opinion) the best ever era for rock music.

R.I.P. Chris, thanks for the music.  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Cool Cat on May 18, 2017, 11:13:12 PM
At last night's gig they added Led Zep's 'In My Time of Dying' to the set.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on May 19, 2017, 01:05:21 AM
 :'(

this from the BBC news site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39960066
how terribly sad, part of my growing up as a biker/shoegazer/seattle grunge crusty..............



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on May 19, 2017, 11:58:39 AM



Never heard Soundgarden, only heard of them.  ???
Oh, I think you'll recognise Black Hole Sun (https://youtu.be/3mbBbFH9fAg).


I've never heard it before clicking on the link.  I've heard of them and him though.

Jules


Likewise - I don't recognise that song. I suppose it shows how dominant Nirvana were on the Grunge scene as I was aware of other bands like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam but never actually heard any of their music. The only bands from that scene I got into, apart from Nirvana, were Screaming Trees after seeing them on Jools Holland's show and I took a chance on a Mudhoney LP without having actually heard any of the tracks on it. Those innocent pre-YouTube days!

But it's still sad to hear of Chris Cornell's death, especially as I was born in the same year as him.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 19, 2017, 01:11:06 PM

Likewise - I don't recognise that song. I suppose it shows how dominant Nirvana were on the Grunge scene as I was aware of other bands like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam but never actually heard any of their music.


I was into Nirvana, and then later got into Pearl Jam.  I always thought about checking out Soundgarden but just never got around to it.

I've been reading about Chris since the news broke, and how notable it is that he played a gig the evening before he killed himself.  And of course footage of the gig is all over YouTube and the news websites.  How strange that seems.  And how very sad.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PeteD on May 19, 2017, 01:12:29 PM
So Sad. He had one of the greatest voices in rock. Even if you are not familiar with Soundgarden have a listen to some of his renditions of classics on youtube such as Nothing Compares, Thank You, Imagine, Redemption Song and particularly Billie Jean. Stunning!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 19, 2017, 01:19:51 PM


Likewise - I don't recognise that song. I suppose it shows how dominant Nirvana were on the Grunge scene as I was aware of other bands like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam but never actually heard any of their music.


I was into Nirvana, and then later got into Pearl Jam.  I always thought about checking out Soundgarden but just never got around to it.

I've been reading about Chris since the news broke, and how notable it is that he played a gig the evening before he killed himself.  And of course footage of the gig is all over YouTube and the news websites.  How strange that seems.  And how very sad.

Jules


Yes, and the fact that he was apparently sending out quite happy sounding tweets after the gig. There is something strange about it all. I wonder if he suffered from bipolar or something similar.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 19, 2017, 01:33:38 PM



Likewise - I don't recognise that song. I suppose it shows how dominant Nirvana were on the Grunge scene as I was aware of other bands like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam but never actually heard any of their music.


I was into Nirvana, and then later got into Pearl Jam.  I always thought about checking out Soundgarden but just never got around to it.

I've been reading about Chris since the news broke, and how notable it is that he played a gig the evening before he killed himself.  And of course footage of the gig is all over YouTube and the news websites.  How strange that seems.  And how very sad.

Jules


Yes, and the fact that he was apparently sending out quite happy sounding tweets after the gig. There is something strange about it all. I wonder if he suffered from bipolar or something similar.
It's possible he had already made the decision at that time. I've read that a kind of peace comes over someone when they finally and seriously decide to end it all.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on May 19, 2017, 01:45:40 PM

Yes, and the fact that he was apparently sending out quite happy sounding tweets after the gig.


Not so, I checked.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on May 19, 2017, 01:48:17 PM


Yes, and the fact that he was apparently sending out quite happy sounding tweets after the gig.


Not so, I checked.

Jules


Misreported then. I don't do twitter so I wouldn't know.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 20, 2017, 12:01:49 PM




Likewise - I don't recognise that song. I suppose it shows how dominant Nirvana were on the Grunge scene as I was aware of other bands like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam but never actually heard any of their music.


I was into Nirvana, and then later got into Pearl Jam.  I always thought about checking out Soundgarden but just never got around to it.

I've been reading about Chris since the news broke, and how notable it is that he played a gig the evening before he killed himself.  And of course footage of the gig is all over YouTube and the news websites.  How strange that seems.  And how very sad.

Jules


Yes, and the fact that he was apparently sending out quite happy sounding tweets after the gig. There is something strange about it all. I wonder if he suffered from bipolar or something similar.
It's possible he had already made the decision at that time. I've read that a kind of peace comes over someone when they finally and seriously decide to end it all.
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Yes, I've heard that too. I once heard it in relation to Nick Drake. He seemed at ease, and things were going well.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on May 21, 2017, 12:39:20 AM
His family are claiming this was accidental, so perhaps we can all hang fire until the inquest.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 21, 2017, 10:07:37 AM

His family are claiming this was accidental, so perhaps we can all hang fire until the inquest.


I'm not one to put words in your mouth, but is that the best phrase to use, given the circumstances?


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on May 27, 2017, 09:23:57 PM
RIP Gregg Allman, 69

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7759662/gregg-allman-dead


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on May 28, 2017, 11:38:15 AM

RIP Gregg Allman, 69

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7759662/gregg-allman-dead


Doesn't seem that long ago he was interviewed on Radio 4's Today programme.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on May 29, 2017, 11:19:45 PM
RIP Gregory Allman, one of my musical heroes.  :(

I quit the Allman Brothers years before they quit the stage. It was the first and last time I saw them without Dickey Betts, and poor Derek Trucks was playing some really scratchy slide guitar that got kind of annoying after awhile.  It wasn't the Allman Brothers, for me, at that point.

I saw Gregg twice after, as a solo artist.  The first time we left before the show ended.  There was no energy on the stage.  The second, and final, time was at the Sonoma Music Festival, where the atmosphere during his set was electric.  It is a fond memory and a great finishing touch for my long association with the Allmans.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: DawnG on June 06, 2017, 12:07:33 PM
R I P Vin Garbutt


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy Tuck on June 06, 2017, 12:32:24 PM

R I P Vin Garbutt


Just seen this on other sites, very sad as he seemed to be recovering. Saw him live several times and not only was very talented, but a charming man to chat to.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 06, 2017, 12:54:15 PM

R I P Vin Garbutt
Oh no :( we'd had a few exchanges on Facebook. RIP mate


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Ronald on June 06, 2017, 12:58:31 PM
This is sad and comes as a shock, I hoped he was doing well after his operation but unfortunately not. Seen him several times and enjoyed his performances. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on June 06, 2017, 05:36:42 PM
RIP ... was looking forward to seeing him again in Doncaster in September.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jamesiegang on June 07, 2017, 01:17:14 AM
RIP Vin
A South Bank Legend
Such sad news and condolences to his family and friends.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 07, 2017, 10:51:05 AM
RIP Vin.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: hendo (Dave) on June 07, 2017, 11:20:28 AM
A real stalwart of folk clubs. Something has died with him.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on June 13, 2017, 10:52:02 AM
His funeral is open to all that wish to attend.

Quote
Hi Folks I am sending this just in case you don't receive it any other way.

The Garbutt Family would like to announce that Vin’s funeral will be taking place at Middlesbrough Cathedral, otherwise known as St. Mary's Cathedral, on Friday 16th June at 12pm, in Coulby Newham.

If you are reading this, your life is likely to have been touched by Vin, either through his music, his friendship or his family. All of you who wish to pay your respects are welcome to join us at the cathedral on Friday. We would like to celebrate his life the way he lived it, with open arms.

Following the service Vin will be laid to rest at Eston Cemetery, then a wake to celebrate his life. Bring your instruments and your voices to the wake.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on June 13, 2017, 05:06:13 PM
Nigel Grainge, founder of Ensign Records.  Not a musician himself, but he worked with a few:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-nigel-grainge-20170612-story.html

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: jude on June 13, 2017, 05:19:00 PM

Nigel Grainge, founder of Ensign Records.  Not a musician himself, but he worked with a few:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-nigel-grainge-20170612-story.html

Jules

Simon and I knew him well when we lived in London, and I re-connected with him in the last few years on Facebook. He was a really nice man.. RIP Nigel :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on June 13, 2017, 07:02:21 PM
I'm including an insteument builder as many musicians we know & love use his instruments.

Marryn Joseph tweeted yesterday that David Oddy has died. RIP David


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on June 20, 2017, 09:33:52 AM
I have moved Glen S's Brian Cant post to Celebrities Dead Today thread in the Arms.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on June 20, 2017, 09:37:36 AM

His funeral is open to all that wish to attend.

Quote
Hi Folks I am sending this just in case you don't receive it any other way.

The Garbutt Family would like to announce that Vin’s funeral will be taking place at Middlesbrough Cathedral, otherwise known as St. Mary's Cathedral, on Friday 16th June at 12pm, in Coulby Newham.

If you are reading this, your life is likely to have been touched by Vin, either through his music, his friendship or his family. All of you who wish to pay your respects are welcome to join us at the cathedral on Friday. We would like to celebrate his life the way he lived it, with open arms.

Following the service Vin will be laid to rest at Eston Cemetery, then a wake to celebrate his life. Bring your instruments and your voices to the wake.


From Vin's website (http://www.vingarbutt.com/news/over-800-attend-vins-funeral-as-his-children-share-eulogy-for-those-who-were-not-there/)

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Over 800 attend Vin's funeral as his children share eulogy for those who were not there
18th June 2017

Over 800 attend Vin's funeral as his children share eulogy for those who were not there photo


 Vin's funeral was held on Friday 16th June with over 800 mourners packed into St Mary's Cathedral, Middlesbrough, to celebrate his life and legacy with what was a wonderful and uplifting service that lasted for two hours. An emotional Eulogy was delivered by Vin's four children, Emma, Tim, Katie and Louis and they would like to share it with those who could not be there on Friday.



 Eulogy for Dad: 20.11.47 to 6.6.17.

Ower Dad, was born with little warning, in a bucket. My Grandad Alf ran over to my Nana Tess, patted her on the shoulder and said, lovingly, "you’re alright pet", then immediately ran out of the house. Apparently she laughed. That was Dad’s introduction to the world, his first experience, and he absorbed it… love and laughter.

He grew into a boy, alongside his brother Michael, and his two sisters, Mary and Ellen, in a house filled with childish noise, humorous tales from his Dad, and traditional Irish songs constantly being hummed or sung by his Mam. Family celebrations saw those traditions delivered by a clan of entertainers.

Dad took it all in. Always curious, always eager to learn. He never stopped. As a child, his thoughtfulness and intelligence had relief in mischievous pranks. He would stick his head round the kitchen door, suddenly shouting "catch", throwing an egg, and running away, or balancing bowls of water on top of the door, having identified his sibling victim. Dad’s most enduring prank was making his brother Mike wait outside the toilet door, slowly pouring bottles of water into it the loo until he cracked up laughing.

Dad made lifelong friends at St. Peter's in South Bank, some of who are here today, and some who’ll be glad they're not, because their wait to see him is over. He loved the company he kept, as much as his solitude. He found that isolated freedom in the Eston Hills, spending days growing his love and appreciation of nature and the Teesside countryside, a feeling he later captured in his greenhouse, sharing it with his favourite tomato plants.

He had by this time already discovered music and a discarded guitar in his brother’s wardrobe. In that he found a talent that affected all of our lives, nurtured through playing and singing the songs his mother sang, the songs of his Irish and English heritage.

He studied the roots of folk songs he heard at local clubs, which continued when he eventually followed his school friends to ICI Wilton. Dad found the best of everything, and enjoyed his time as an apprentice turner. He always felt he was one of the men of the industry that defines Teesside.

He immersed himself in the local music scene, harking at his true calling like the birds he'd spent so much time admiring.  He regularly played at The Rifle Folk Club using the funds he earned to travel, watching other musicians, visiting people and places, particularly Ireland in search of his roots.

Then, in 1968, he, and a group of close friends (Speedy John Bryden, Kevin McClean, Alan Brewer, Joe Jones and Pete Betts), left their jobs to busk along the Mediterranean coast in a VW Caravette Dad called, Sybil Klondike. That was life changing for most of them, no more so than for Dad. In Spain and Gibraltar, with his friends, he developed a belief in his ability as a musician and songwriter, and came back to England with the conviction that he would become a professional folk singer. From that point, his guitar and penny whistle never left his side, his whistle never will.

For 48 more years he travelled and sang professionally, playing sell out shows to thousands of people from Canada to Australia, Holland to Hong Kong, and crafted 16 albums along the way. He won the first BBC Folk Award for Best Live Act, received an honorary Masters degree from our very own Teesside University, and perhaps most significantly to him, a papal blessing, bestowed upon him by Pope Francis for his services to the charity, Life.

A lot has been written about Dad’s career and achievements, and more will be said. It seemed an impossible task to summarise in these words today, so we haven't really. We would say though, the ambition in Dad’s life wasn't the pursuit of fame or glory, but to communicate and have a relationship with as many people as possible, with a sincere purpose.
            
 Vin Garbutt was also a husband, Dad and Grandad. As kids he'd tell us stories of Murgatroid Mouse and take us on magical treasure hunts around his beloved Hummersea. Reading from an invisible book, he would take us up to the magic canyon to find the golden fern, where he'd have secretly planted "treasure". And his grandchildren loved him for the fun he brought to them, giving a personal song to each.

A few people this week have mentioned how he was a like a father figure to them, and some might find that an odd thing to say to his children, but I think he genuinely loved every person he met, and he made people feel that.

He'd watch the news every day and would grieve and worry for every victim, every tragedy, no matter where in the world it was happening. He felt duty bound to be informed and not to turn a blind eye to the plight of anyone. Even though he couldn't practically help he prayed for every one of them, and tried to throw light on them.

Dad was a student of life, who shared his learning and his laughter. With that in mind, we thought in important to share with you a few of his lessons, comments and one-liners:

Being silly isn't stupid.
 To bare intelligence isn't sombre, but it can be.
 Think, be philosophical, question yourself.
 Love can be said in a word, but there should be no doubt of it in your actions.
 The best relief, is an organic wee in the garden.
 Don't judge a book by its cover.
 There are two ends to every stick.
 Words are important, don't waste or fail to use them
 Perspectives are always relevant.
 Two wrongs don't make a right.
 Fashion does not dictate.
 Believe in god, have faith.
 Life should be verdant and green.
 Everyone’s called Colin.
 Don't believe what you read or hear, nor assume it's not true.
 Life has the right to exist.
 The 10 commandments are relevant, irrespective of belief.
 Marriage supports a family.
 Love, share and practice folk music.
 Death is as much a part of life as living.
 Believe the bypass syndrome.
 There is power in prayer.
 The capital of Bolivia is La Paz (it’s actually Sucre)
 Comedy and tragedy live side by side.
 A person will never feel older than 28.
 You can never have enough torches, pen knives, glasses or daft caps.
 Avoid the hungry gap.
 It couldn’t be done, but he did it.
 The punch line lives in those people not yet laughing.
 Re-use, recycle; he'd have had a 2nd hand coffin!
 Laugh your cap off.
 Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves.
 Money isn’t everything
 There are more things twixed heaven and earth.
 Don't talk too proud, nor talk too wise.
 Honesty is the best policy.
 Beware the fear of imperfection.
 Think of others before yourself.
 The creation and expansion of need is the antithesis of wisdom.
 An axolotl is a Central American amphibious salamander.

And finally… Time and tide wait for no man.

Nobody is perfect, and Dad proves that you don’t have to be. We're not sure that he approved of pride, but with Dad, having said our piece, it's overwhelming and undeniable and justifiable.

We could never do justice to Dad’s life, and it's a formidable task to live up to him, he's a big act to follow. But we have tried to leave just a taste of the beauty of his existence. Dad was loaned to us filled with love, compassion and passion, and now he’s been called back home.

Our amazing Mam… she truly is the love of Dad’s life. A true companion. Dad was an artist, a free spirit, but she was his rock, the foundation that allowed him to follow, and even occasionally live his dreams. You are forever the most important person in his life. Like he said, “Pooge, you're the bee’s knees”. A love like that, for a lifetime and longer, it knows no bounds.

Our final words are these from our wonderful Mam:

I would say to him, “How come you never have a down day? When you don’t feel like giving that smile to the man on the street, when you don’t feel like chatting”. He would say, “I never feel like that. All I want to do in life is make the world a better place, just a smile is all it takes”. He would say to me every single day, “Have I told you that I love you today?” And without fail the answer would be yes. He was trying to give that message of love to all of you through his music and laughter. Did Vin make the world a better place? I think we all know the answer to that. Now it is our responsibility to carry that love away with us and hand it on.

Thank you for making the world a better place Dad.

All the very best

God Bless.

We love you.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on June 20, 2017, 12:19:41 PM
That's lovely  :'( what a beautiful eulogy


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on June 20, 2017, 03:06:12 PM
What a tribute. It makes me wish I'd known more of the man.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris from Fieldtown on June 20, 2017, 09:57:10 PM

What a tribute. It makes me wish I'd known more of the man.


I only knew Vin through his music and gigs but he made a huge impression. The quotes are thought provoking and I hope I can learn from them. A special man indeed.

Chris


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on June 21, 2017, 01:01:27 PM

What a tribute. It makes me wish I'd known more of the man.


Me too. As a Northerner, i may have been missing out.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on July 09, 2017, 09:36:13 PM
Alan Surtees, founder & Co-Director of Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

A giant in giving so nany musicians a break. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on July 10, 2017, 11:09:45 AM
Luke O'Reilly, champion skier and one time manager to Al Stewart and others.  I came across his obit by chance, in The Times. Apparently he and Al were once attacked in London during the punk era, by angry punk hooligans.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on July 10, 2017, 12:53:34 PM

Alan Surtees, founder & Co-Director of Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

A giant in giving so nany musicians a break. RIP


That's very sad news. Salop Folk Fest is such a great weekend, with so much wonderful and varied music.
R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on July 13, 2017, 07:11:41 AM
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri, guitarist on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album, and therefore IMO one of the catalysts of the emergence of global music. Just 70, from cancer. RIP Ray.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on July 20, 2017, 07:52:21 PM
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, my son will be gutted ... RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dave.P on July 24, 2017, 02:34:48 AM
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, my son will be gutted ... RIP.


All my children too   Daughter Jenny went to see them only last week preferrig his concert to the opportunity of dog sitting whilst we were at New Forest.
Not music I know, but clearly talented and popular  :( :-X   


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: StephenB on July 24, 2017, 02:59:35 AM
I was scanning through the Sky music channels yesterday and one of them had a full-day tribute to the man. I left it on for a couple of hours as I worked (online)and have to admit there was a lot of it I found entirely musical and accessible (some of it even a bit folky...), albeit with obvious but not too off-putting modern techno trends. He was definitely immensely talented, and a sad loss.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on July 27, 2017, 08:22:34 AM
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, also referred to as Dr G Yunupingu, (22 January 1971 – 25 July 2017)

A most distinctive voice.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on July 27, 2017, 10:05:31 AM

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, also referred to as Dr G Yunupingu, (22 January 1971 – 25 July 2017)

A most distinctive voice.  :(


Listening to his album only last week (the one with the black cover with silver inlaid writing), beautiful voice RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on July 27, 2017, 01:03:23 PM

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, also referred to as Dr G Yunupingu, (22 January 1971 – 25 July 2017)

A most distinctive voice.  :(


OK, I'm a lazy sod, pray tell me about this dead person for I've never heard of him/her


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on July 27, 2017, 01:05:04 PM
He was an "Indigenous Australian musician". Wikipedia is your pal.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on July 27, 2017, 01:40:00 PM

He was an "Indigenous Australian musician". Wikipedia is your pal.


Andy, man, could you not at least have posted a link for our self-styled sod of the lazy variety?   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on July 27, 2017, 02:14:55 PM

He was an "Indigenous Australian musician". Wikipedia is your pal.


Good enough for this idle old get :D 8)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on July 27, 2017, 04:37:45 PM


He was an "Indigenous Australian musician". Wikipedia is your pal.


Good enough for this idle old get :D 8)
I had an album of his, may have been a compilation called Gurrumul featured a track I was born blind, a talented man but I just couldn't get on with it so I gave it away.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on July 27, 2017, 06:12:42 PM

Chikapa "Ray" Phiri, guitarist on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album, and therefore IMO one of the catalysts of the emergence of global music. Just 70, from cancer. RIP Ray.


I was really sad about this one.

Ray Phiri and Bakithi Kumalo, who played so brilliantly on "Graceland," were both with Paul Simon's band when I saw him just last year. Wonderful stuff. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim G on July 28, 2017, 12:09:36 AM
Kitty Lux one of the founding members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Obituary in the Guardian  died 16th July aged 59.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 28, 2017, 08:00:22 AM

Kitty Lux one of the founding members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Obituary in the Guardian  died 16th July aged 59.
That's very sad  :( her version of McArthur Park is one of my favourites. RIP Kitty


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on August 01, 2017, 05:35:41 PM
Just found out that Pierre Henri, the musique concrete and electronics composer, died last month, at the age of 89.

In addition to writing scores for film and ballet, he recorded pieces with the Michel Colombier Trio (eg Pysche Rock - later remixed by Fatboy Slim amongst others - and a direct influence on the theme tine for Futurama!) and Spooky Tooth - the Ceremony album... so there's a tenuous Fairport/Island connection there!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on August 08, 2017, 09:47:15 PM
Glen Campbell. Adios.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on August 08, 2017, 10:06:28 PM

Glen Campbell. Adios.


The man sure could sing.  Farewell, Glen.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on August 08, 2017, 10:19:42 PM
Not a musician, but music journalist Andrew Tyler left us recently. At Dignitas, at the time of his choosing.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on August 08, 2017, 10:36:52 PM


Glen Campbell. Adios.


The man sure could sing.  Farewell, Glen.

Jules


And he could play too.

I have been listening to Glen for more than 40 years. His final album is one of my favourites of this year. His final three are up there with his best work of the 60s & 70s, especially the dark and moving Ghost On The Canvas. Adios indeed Sir.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on August 08, 2017, 11:15:33 PM
That song he wrote about his condition to his wife was the saddest thing I ever heard. I don't think I could ever listen to it again. I'll stick with Wichita Linesman. Awesome record. R.I.P Glen.  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David (terrrrrrrr) on August 08, 2017, 11:50:39 PM
 Long expected news, but now it's arrived, it's still unwelcome. Wichita Linesman, absolute classic...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 09, 2017, 12:58:31 AM
Very sad and his Alzeimers made his ending extra painful. A great singer and entertainer, will have a morning of his music tomorrow


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 09, 2017, 10:06:18 AM
Apparently I started a thread on Glen Campbell that was wrong and I have been admonished....I humbly apologise but still like to say that it is very sad news that he has passed on. A great guitarist and wonderful singer. The best ever couplet in a song was in Wichita Lineman...."and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time..."

RIP Glen


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2017, 10:25:35 AM
"Witchita Lineman" remains a favourite after all these years.

RIP Glenn


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on August 09, 2017, 10:51:31 AM
Wichita Lineman is a classic as were several others, and I loved his covers of These Days and Times Like These.

RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on August 18, 2017, 04:42:10 PM
RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth, 89

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2017, 04:43:40 PM
It was nice to see him; to see him, nice.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: sirspens (John) on August 18, 2017, 05:00:52 PM
Brucey- 89-- "Didn't he do well?"


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: David V B on August 18, 2017, 05:05:28 PM
Was lucky enough to see him at a recording of Strictly. He did his own warm up and I have never seen anyone work an audience so well. A brilliant performer.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: mickf on August 18, 2017, 07:12:22 PM
Can't say I ever liked him or anything he's been involved with, but I have to admit he was a hard working old school entertainer. R.I.P.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 18, 2017, 09:52:27 PM
I have met him and his family several times (10 years back). He went to the same resort in Spain as we did.

Off screen he was a true gentleman of the old school.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on August 19, 2017, 01:34:14 AM
He was the consummate performer. Talented at singing, dancing and running an audience. We don't make them like that any more.

RIP Sir Bruce


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 23, 2017, 11:49:01 AM
John Abercrombie, jazz guitarist. Within  the last few hours, apparently. :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on August 23, 2017, 04:13:34 PM
Not another one - so soon after Allan Holdsworth, too...  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on August 24, 2017, 11:16:45 AM

Not another one - so soon after Allan Holdsworth, too...  :'(


Indeed.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on August 30, 2017, 01:26:25 PM
Melissa Bell, singer with Soul II Soul (and mother of Alexandra Burke)


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 30, 2017, 02:03:19 PM
 

Melissa Bell, singer with Soul II Soul (and mother of Alexandra Burke)


oh   :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 03, 2017, 03:09:13 PM
Bridj has posted this on Facebook :  :'(

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 03, 2017, 03:10:04 PM
Walter Becker of Steely Dan  :( only 67. May you forever jazz-rock Walt x

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 03, 2017, 03:23:10 PM
I finally did something I've wanted to do for a looong time....I bought a ticket to see Steely Dan for a UK show next month....R.I.P Walt...I'll never get to see you now, but your music will live on.....


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on September 03, 2017, 04:44:30 PM
RIP Walter Becker, very sad news.

Here's Donald Fagen's tribute :

"Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm.
We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, science fiction, Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Berger, and Robert Altman films come to mind. Also soul music and Chicago blues.
Walter had a very rough childhood – I’ll spare you the details. Luckily, he was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny. Like a lot of kids from fractured families, he had the knack of creative mimicry, reading people’s hidden psychology and transforming what he saw into bubbly, incisive art. He used to write letters (never meant to be sent) in my wife Libby’s singular voice that made the three of us collapse with laughter.
His habits got the best of him by the end of the seventies, and we lost touch for a while. In the eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock and Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band.
I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 03, 2017, 05:41:13 PM
I am broken hearted.

Was so excited to be going to see the Dan in October. I wonder what the implications are for the O2 show, given Donald's comments above. I would rather it was cancelled but it sounds as though it might not be.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Andy on September 03, 2017, 06:14:29 PM
Walter Becker's passing has definitely given me pause. Steely Dan appeared on the OGWT in about 1972 and I've been a fan ever since. I'm listening to Becker's "Circus Money" album right now. Despite the critical acclaim that Aja garnered, 1973's "Countdown to Ecstasy" remains my favourite Steely Dan album.

My twin favourites on that album are My Old School (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FYDAFsFeskKE&h=ATNH4aMVBhu-X0mvOKgonQ16gE2pIm-86DV2ZRQD0nLNBtRUbRjmn0htiPg2D78EIYcQjSbtSQ8LgHwpwzDnYY1wIVE2T6f_mK13gK7lgJgxMshO6TSEsghxcYgYI2wZOz9EeCdYUbwvwSJYVeXOP-esFYFyvq6B9ZxP5ZXxDrEkaot2BuYc7nBSSWXr8cec7TESJOrzIa2jyMu9sRL1cnU9oAp_nM5cuK3uQpQrSp3YZKTuuvN5TE0fLs-u7gUfI-VpBduLJOLFAJTMktGBHkcsdA) and Bodhisattva (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FuAEphHf0P-c&h=ATN_IrTHXgsVnct06ZH3B2_SEjk8KJ92SwwetEYF-FNzDI9H8HdP9U7nO2y81lmHyZrhbgFrwYonsxWhUQfNQbuPS40o9hSyakNnBl2xvNaCoHl5SylLUmVCq_dNWkvLJoHf0vfAfYMbdg0WVZeDTbjpnB5w4EFM9cm37HNLz5OVfbeHZg9WmhCTu4Chx0Y9RIgjEG5dLZZbSF7195lEgyo5IixM7TPNVyQENEJ34V3tDbHongluBhFLsytpR_qfKA). On balance, the former is the better by a smidgin of pinch. Today, anyhow.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on September 03, 2017, 06:37:39 PM
Big shock at the passing of Walter Becker. I was lucky enough to see The Dan a few years ago in London and remember a great night. RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: blagden on September 03, 2017, 06:57:50 PM
Sad news RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 03, 2017, 06:59:19 PM

I am broken hearted.

Was so excited to be going to see the Dan in October. I wonder what the implications are for the O2 show, given Donald's comments above. I would rather it was cancelled but it sounds as though it might not be.


I'm going too...Donald did some shows in July without Walt when he fell ill, so I guess it will go ahead.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on September 03, 2017, 09:39:15 PM
Yup, I'm going as well.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Brendan on September 03, 2017, 10:16:44 PM
Not 100% but I think the marvellous Mick Softley knowing me it was years ago but sad news all the same!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on September 04, 2017, 01:10:32 AM
We saw Donald Fagan and his auxiliary band, the Nightflyers, last night at ACL Live.  It was a fabulous show and he was in a great mood.  In addition to DF solo tunes and a fascinating selection of covers ("Shakedown Street" by the Grateful Dead, anyone?), he played a selection of the most popular Steely Dan tunes:  Hey Nineteen, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Dirty Work, Kid Charlemagne, and Reelin' In The Years
 
After such a tremendous evening, it was heartbreaking to wake up to this news today.

I interpret DF's statement to mean that the musical entity known as "Steely Dan" will continue.  After last night, I can say with confidence that DF can carry the torch quite nicely.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Alan2 on September 04, 2017, 11:25:58 AM

Not 100% but I think the marvellous Mick Softley knowing me it was years ago but sad news all the same!


Mick Softley has passed away??  :'( :o

Edit: It's already on Wikipedia. Died 1st Sept. This is just too much. Any Mother Doesn't Grumble was the reissue of last year, for me. It always baffled me Mick Softley wasn't better known and appreciated.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on September 06, 2017, 06:51:02 AM
Can founder, bassist, sampling pioneer Holger Czukay, aged 79. I remember seeing the Tago  :'(Mago album in a Liverpool record shop and asking to hear it. The track selected was Oh Yeah, and I listened to it through handheld headphones. The bass just blew me away, and I was hooked. Holger's "Movies" album will be played today, along with the Can Singles cd. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on September 06, 2017, 02:59:44 PM
Dave Hlubek, founding member of Molly Hatchett, succumbed to a heart attack - age 67.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: JohnP69 on September 06, 2017, 07:46:39 PM

Can founder, bassist, sampling pioneer Holger Czukay, aged 79. I remember seeing the Tago  :'(Mago album in a Liverpool record shop and asking to hear it. The track selected was Oh Yeah, and I listened to it through handheld headphones. The bass just blew me away, and I was hooked. Holger's "Movies" album will be played today, along with the Can Singles cd. RIP.


Excellent choices there Paul
I shall be giving "Movies" a spin tonight and toasting the great man.
R.I.P Holger


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 06, 2017, 09:00:49 PM

Dave Hlubek, founding member of Molly Hatchett, succumbed to a heart attack - age 67.


Aww, that's a shame. Fond memories of learning 'Boogie No More' (well, the chords, at least) at a formative age.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on September 06, 2017, 09:23:05 PM

And sadly Bob Welch also:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18363214


That was 2012, I believe, according to the report.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on September 06, 2017, 09:54:53 PM
As was the post you replied to!


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: delfini (Diane) on September 06, 2017, 10:01:01 PM

As was the post you replied to!


Yes, I realised that straight away and tried to remove it. I thought I'd done so, but clearly
the iPad wasn't co-operating.

My apologies for the stupidity. :-[


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 09, 2017, 08:40:58 AM
Don Williams.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on September 09, 2017, 09:37:34 AM
And Troy Gentry - half of Montgomery Gentry. Helicopter crash


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bob Barrows on September 12, 2017, 05:15:17 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/virgil-howe-dead-dies-suddenly-age-42-yes-guitarist-steve-drummer-little-barrie-latest-tributes-a7942021.html

I'm not familiar with Little Barrie but my condolences go to Steve Howe and family


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2017, 08:05:33 PM
Always awful when kids go before parents.  My heart goes out to Steve Howe and his family.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: ColinB on September 13, 2017, 12:21:58 PM

Always awful when kids go before parents.  My heart goes out to Steve Howe and his family.

Jules


I saw Steve with son Dylan a few years back and must admit to not knowing that he had another son who was also a drummer but this is tragic news. Co-incidentally I have been listening to Fragile a lot recently and added 'Mood For A Day' to my radio playlist yesterday before hearing of Virgil's death.



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Col D on September 13, 2017, 11:24:27 PM
Former Man, Neutrons, Alkatraz and Iceberg bassist Will Youatt died peacefully in his sleep last night.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on September 14, 2017, 09:49:35 AM
Grant Hart, drummer, singer, songwriter for Hüsker Dü.

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/husker-du-grant-hart-dead-1202558122/

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Dan O. on September 14, 2017, 12:42:52 PM

Grant Hart, drummer, singer, songwriter for Hüsker Dü.

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/husker-du-grant-hart-dead-1202558122/

Jules

Very sad news, was waiting for official confirmation before commenting, but Bob Mould's released the following statement on his Facebook page - confirmation enough for me.
RIP Grant. :

"It was the Fall of 1978. I was attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. One block from my dormitory was a tiny store called Cheapo Records. There was a PA system set up near the front door blaring punk rock. I went inside and ended up hanging out with the only person in the shop. His name was Grant Hart.
The next nine years of my life was spent side-by-side with Grant. We made amazing music together. We (almost) always agreed on how to present our collective work to the world. When we fought about the details, it was because we both cared. The band was our life. It was an amazing decade.
We stopped working together in January 1988. We went on to solo careers, fronting our own bands, finding different ways to tell our individual stories. We stayed in contact over the next 29 years — sometimes peaceful, sometimes difficult, sometimes through go-betweens. For better or worse, that’s how it was, and occasionally that’s what it is when two people care deeply about everything they built together.
The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to me. My deepest condolences and thoughts to Grant’s family, friends, and fans around the world.
Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.
Godspeed, Grant. I miss you. Be with the angels."


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on September 15, 2017, 12:03:00 PM
Too sad.  I saw Nova Mob and Grant solo several times.  He wrote some truly magnificent songs.  Respect to Bob for the statement.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: PaulT on September 19, 2017, 05:07:16 PM
Just read in foots that Salah Dawson Miller aka Isfa'ani Mustapha died a few weeks ago.  


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: RobertD on September 23, 2017, 07:10:23 PM
Soul legend Charles Bradley. Im so sad about this one


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Cool Cat on October 02, 2017, 08:59:02 PM
I hope it's not true, but I was told Tom Petty is seriously ill after a heart attack. Now on life support. Hope he has some strength in there somewhere.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Barry on October 02, 2017, 09:12:11 PM
Reports coming in that he hasn't made it.  RIP Charlie T Wilbury Jr


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: davidmjs on October 02, 2017, 09:13:48 PM
Independent running with his death. Arse. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 02, 2017, 09:16:40 PM
Such sad news if it is confirmed


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: John From Austin on October 02, 2017, 09:19:18 PM
Unbelievable.  :(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: GubGub (Al) on October 02, 2017, 09:26:55 PM
I have no words.  :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Nick Reg on October 02, 2017, 09:48:30 PM
Devastating



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 02, 2017, 09:54:04 PM
Oh no. Another of my heroes gone  :'(



Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 02, 2017, 09:58:42 PM
I can't believe it.  Never would have seen that one coming.

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Albie on October 02, 2017, 10:14:09 PM
Damn it. Made some of the catchiest pop songs of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. RIP.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on October 02, 2017, 10:15:56 PM
Gutted.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jules Gray on October 02, 2017, 10:28:57 PM
I'm now seeing some rumours that he isn't dead, but is still on life-support:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-dead-at-66/

Jules


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on October 02, 2017, 10:35:24 PM

I'm now seeing some rumours that he isn't dead, but is still on life-support:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-dead-at-66/

Jules


Hope spings eternal.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 03, 2017, 12:14:11 AM
BBC news reported just now (midnight news) he’s seriously ill. Hopefully reports of his demise were premature...


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Chris on October 03, 2017, 05:35:15 AM
Yes, reported at 0530 that he's died....RIP


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Shankly (Peter) on October 03, 2017, 08:08:22 AM
How sad - he only finished his 40th anniversay tour last week. Great singer and songwriter. Another Wilbury gone.


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: garrypbrooks on October 03, 2017, 08:58:40 AM
SAd news. An old rocker who always gave it his all.a


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Jim on October 03, 2017, 09:28:48 AM

SAd news. An old rocker who always gave it his all.a


I never really thought of him as an old rocker, probably because he first came to my notice around the time of punk with American Girl, then you remember it was 40 years ago!
   RIP Tom, heartbroken. :'(


Title: Re: RIP- musicians
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on October 03, 2017, 09:44:26 AM
I always dreamed of seeing Tom and the heartbreakers head thursday at Cropredy.

Love his music , which will stand the test of time . Mary Jane's last dance ,Running down a dream and refugee are simply amongst the best rock songs written.

And oh so much more in a fabulous catalog of work.

I hope Michael Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair ,Scott Thurston and Steve Ferrone who are possibly the tightest group and greatest ensemble of virtuosos playing in one act can return after a suitable period of mourning to refresh my dream in tribute of their leader and friend.