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« Reply #2780 on: October 01, 2020, 03:30:29 PM »



Country singer and terrific songwriter Mac Davis


He wrote In the Ghetto amongst other fine Elvis songs.  Travel on well, Mac.

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That almost makes forgivable his costarring turn in "The Sting II."
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« Reply #2781 on: October 01, 2020, 06:53:20 PM »

Rocco Prestia, bassist with Tower of Power. Only 69.
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« Reply #2782 on: October 06, 2020, 12:24:13 PM »

Kieran Halpin, apparently.  
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« Reply #2783 on: October 06, 2020, 12:35:50 PM »


Kieran Halpin, apparently.  


Gosh, that's a shame.

He was the support act the first time I ever saw Fairport (very early Nineties?) and I still enjoy the cassette copy of Crystal Ball Gazing I bought that evening. Lost touch with him after that for a decade or so but I managed to catch him live a couple of times in the early 2000s. Always excellent and seemed to be a nice chap too.
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« Reply #2784 on: October 06, 2020, 12:49:13 PM »



Kieran Halpin, apparently.  


Gosh, that's a shame.

He was the support act the first time I ever saw Fairport (very early Nineties?) and I still enjoy the cassette copy of Crystal Ball Gazing I bought that evening. Lost touch with him after that for a decade or so but I managed to catch him live a couple of times in the early 2000s. Always excellent and seemed to be a nice chap too.


Confirmed on his website http://kieranhalpin.com/index.php.

Maart had frequently worked with him as the discography on the link shows.
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« Reply #2785 on: October 06, 2020, 12:57:37 PM »

One of the earliest folk albums I bought, while at Uni, was Port of Call by him and Tom McConville.  Still return to it fairly often.
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« Reply #2786 on: October 06, 2020, 01:49:45 PM »


One of the earliest folk albums I bought, while at Uni, was Port of Call by him and Tom McConville.  Still return to it fairly often.


That's a fabulous album that has stood the test of time. Kieron and Maart stayed with us when I booked him to play our folk club. He was a very passionate bloke and Maart was a real gentleman.
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« Reply #2787 on: October 06, 2020, 02:50:34 PM »

Somewhere here I have a cassette of Mission Street, which Maart also played on. Sad to hear this.
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« Reply #2788 on: October 06, 2020, 08:39:23 PM »

Just read that Eddie Van Halen has died. Throat cancer, apparently.
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« Reply #2789 on: October 06, 2020, 08:59:07 PM »

Eddie Van Halen at just 65
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« Reply #2790 on: October 06, 2020, 09:07:40 PM »


Eddie Van Halen at just 65


Shocking! Reportedly from cancer
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« Reply #2791 on: October 06, 2020, 09:41:42 PM »

I'm very sad to hear about the death of Edward Van Halen at 65.

Re-writing the rule book of how to play electric guitar seemingly overnight when Van Halen's self-titled debut album landed in 1978.

Popularising two-handed fretboard tapping techniques, his famous "brown" guitar tone enabling squealing, scraping and dive-bombing without audiences having to cover their ears, his home constructed candy cane "Frankenstein" guitars, etc.

He'll be remembered mostly for the symbiotic musical relationship with his band mates in the "classic" Van Halen lineups - perfect foils for such a unique and iconic guitarist.

RIP Eddie...you were truly a game-changer !
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« Reply #2792 on: October 06, 2020, 10:14:17 PM »

EVH was on my bucket list for years and years. I finally crossed him off in 2015, during what turned out to be their final tour.

I can testify, from my vantage point near the front, that he played brilliantly, looked hale and hearty, and positively moved me to tears. RIP Eddie.

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« Reply #2793 on: October 06, 2020, 10:29:03 PM »


Eddie Van Halen at just 65
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In a pub in Warrington in 1996  “Why Can’t This Be Love” came on the jukebox. I was singing along when this short, cheeky, good-looking guy joined in & we were soon singing harmonies to the chorus. Seemed were both huge Van Halen fans, and he was quite envious of me having seen Van Halen support Bon Jovi the year before.
Anyway fast forward 3 years and we got married. We still play VH on long car journeys & sing along loudly (and badly!)
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« Reply #2794 on: October 07, 2020, 02:17:38 AM »

And now Johnny Nash  Cry
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« Reply #2795 on: October 07, 2020, 08:48:13 AM »


And now Johnny Nash  Cry


I've got that song in my head since i heard the news this morning. 🙁
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« Reply #2796 on: October 07, 2020, 10:06:18 AM »


And now Johnny Nash  Cry


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« Reply #2797 on: October 07, 2020, 05:59:30 PM »


Kieran Halpin, apparently.  


Very sad and surprising news. He was only 65.

RIP t o a fine songwriter and very energetic performer who graced the stage of my favourite local folk club many times.
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« Reply #2798 on: October 07, 2020, 06:20:42 PM »



Kieran Halpin, apparently.  


Very sad and surprising news. He was only 65.

RIP t o a fine songwriter and very energetic performer who graced the stage of my favourite local folk club many times.


Didn't Maart used to play as a duo with him?
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« Reply #2799 on: October 07, 2020, 08:12:04 PM »




Kieran Halpin, apparently.  


Very sad and surprising news. He was only 65.

RIP t o a fine songwriter and very energetic performer who graced the stage of my favourite local folk club many times.


Didn't Maart used to play as a duo with him?


He did, that’s how we met him.

We have a big poster on a wall of the two of them together.
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