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« Reply #2820 on: October 28, 2020, 10:13:56 PM »

Texas songwriting legend Billy Joe Shaver died in Waco today at the age of 81.

He wrote 9 of the 10 songs on Waylon Jennings' 1973 album "Honky Tonk Heroes," thus helping to invent outlaw country.

I didn't see BJS live, I don't think, even though he made the rounds of the Austin clubs for the last 40 years. Local musicians spoke reverently about him, though. Willie, Kris and Kinky Friedman are about the only ones left, now.
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« Reply #2821 on: October 28, 2020, 10:40:47 PM »


Texas songwriting legend Billy Joe Shaver died in Waco today at the age of 81.

He wrote 9 of the 10 songs on Waylon Jennings' 1973 album "Honky Tonk Heroes," thus helping to invent outlaw country.

I didn't see BJS live, I don't think, even though he made the rounds of the Austin clubs for the last 40 years. Local musicians spoke reverently about him, though. Willie, Kris and Kinky Friedman are about the only ones left, now.


Just about to post this. I've only heard two of his records - When I Get My Wings and Gypsy Boy - but they are both excellent. A stroke, apparently.
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« Reply #2822 on: October 29, 2020, 06:38:14 PM »


Johnny Nash - another reggae great gone  Sad

And a great contributor to 1970s London rhyming slang.

I still tell people I'm off for a JN and most Londoners of my age know what I mean.
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« Reply #2823 on: October 30, 2020, 10:00:24 AM »


I still tell people I'm off for a JN and most Londoners of my age know what I mean.


I thought it was 'off for a Johnny Cash' but then I'm from Yorkshire so what do I know....!
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« Reply #2824 on: October 31, 2020, 08:52:47 AM »

RIP James Broad of power-pop outfit Silver Sun (big C strikes again).
Saw them at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea in the late 90's - a fine live act with immaculate vocal harmonies - I remember them performing a hyper speed cover of the Rush epic "Xanadu". Will definitely be playing some of their music this morning...
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« Reply #2825 on: October 31, 2020, 09:30:22 AM »


RIP James Broad of power-pop outfit Silver Sun (big C strikes again).
Saw them at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea in the late 90's - a fine live act with immaculate vocal harmonies - I remember them performing a hyper speed cover of the Rush epic "Xanadu". Will definitely be playing some of their music this morning...


Never saw them live but have always enjoyed the recorded version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bB2IkBHiE
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« Reply #2826 on: October 31, 2020, 05:57:38 PM »



RIP James Broad of power-pop outfit Silver Sun (big C strikes again).
Saw them at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea in the late 90's - a fine live act with immaculate vocal harmonies - I remember them performing a hyper speed cover of the Rush epic "Xanadu". Will definitely be playing some of their music this morning...


Never saw them live but have always enjoyed the recorded version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bB2IkBHiE


I've never heard that, but that's how to do a cover. R.I.P James.
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« Reply #2827 on: November 05, 2020, 01:59:01 PM »

Ken Hensley aged 75 of Uriah Heep and, amongst others, Toe Fat. It would seem it was quite sudden. RIP Ken

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« Reply #2828 on: November 05, 2020, 03:33:36 PM »

 Sad Just Mick Box and Lee Kerslake left now, I think, from the classic lineup. Happy memories of playing the rocknroll medley off the Live double LP before heading off to the footy on Saturdays...
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« Reply #2829 on: November 05, 2020, 04:21:54 PM »


 Sad Just Mick Box and Lee Kerslake left now, I think, from the classic lineup. Happy memories of playing the rocknroll medley off the Live double LP before heading off to the footy on Saturdays...


Sadly, Lee Kerslake died in September.
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« Reply #2830 on: November 05, 2020, 04:32:11 PM »

Oh curses, I'd forgotten that!

By a weird coincidence, my copy of the King Crimson 1969 boxed set has just been delivered; in the booklet, there's a picture of The Gods, with Lee K, Ken H and Greg Lake...
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« Reply #2831 on: November 05, 2020, 10:50:43 PM »

That's sad - Uriah Heep were a live favourite back in the 70s
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« Reply #2832 on: November 08, 2020, 05:55:30 PM »

Midnight Oil bass player, Bones Hillman died yesterday, aged 62. Cancer, apparently.
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« Reply #2833 on: November 08, 2020, 08:13:19 PM »


Midnight Oil bass player, Bones Hillman died yesterday, aged 62. Cancer, apparently.


Oh man, that's really sad. Is he on the new album? I haven't picked it up yet.
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« Reply #2834 on: November 08, 2020, 09:19:53 PM »



Midnight Oil bass player, Bones Hillman died yesterday, aged 62. Cancer, apparently.


Oh man, that's really sad. Is he on the new album? I haven't picked it up yet.


He does play the new album which will serve a nice memorial to him.
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« Reply #2835 on: November 09, 2020, 02:01:02 PM »


Ken Hensley aged 75 of Uriah Heep and, amongst others, Toe Fat. It would seem it was quite sudden. RIP Ken




shame, Saw Uriah Heep many times back in the day. Demons and wizards gets a regular airing in my house.
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« Reply #2836 on: November 19, 2020, 03:30:34 PM »

Strawbs founder, Tony Hooper, aged 77.

Sad news. Loved his contributions to The Strawbs.
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« Reply #2837 on: November 19, 2020, 03:39:48 PM »

Very sad news about Tony Hooper. Loved his contributions to the Strawbs, "O, How She Changed" being my favourite. Sadly now only Dave Cousins is left of the "Sandy & the Strawbs" era.

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« Reply #2838 on: November 19, 2020, 03:51:26 PM »


Very sad news about Tony Hooper. Loved his contributions to the Strawbs, "O, How She Changed" being my favourite. Sadly now only Dave Cousins is left of the "Sandy & the Strawbs" era.




Cousins has written this on FB:

I am deeply saddened at the passing of Tony Hooper.
Without Tony there would have been no Strawberry Hill Boys.
No Strawbs!
For me, Tony’s own words sum it up best....
“Ah me, things aren’t what they used to be,
  Ah my, in days gone by.”
Rest in peace.
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« Reply #2839 on: November 19, 2020, 04:06:37 PM »

This is so sad. News travels so horribly fast in this age. I learned just a few minutes ago. I've always loved the early Strawbs best, with that blend of Dave and Tony's voices. RIP Tony.
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