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« Reply #2040 on: June 29, 2018, 12:45:22 PM »




Adrian Wagner artist, composer, musician, collaborator with extraordinary people and my good friend died last week
RIP Adrian
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Sad to read this Jude XX

Thank you.. I also forgot to say that he invented the 'Wasp' synthesizer having been involved with Robert Moog


I remember the Wasp…in my informative youthful days…starting out and making music in bands various people connected with them had wasps...
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« Reply #2041 on: July 02, 2018, 09:56:23 AM »

Alan Longmuir, (70) bass player of the Bay City Rollers a couple of weeks after contracting a mystery condition while on holiday. I met Alan often, as he lived locally and played with him a few times. A lovely, unassuming man. A very sad end for a member of one of the original 'boy-bands'
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« Reply #2042 on: July 02, 2018, 11:24:19 AM »


Alan Longmuir, (70) bass player of the Bay City Rollers a couple of weeks after contracting a mystery condition while on holiday. I met Alan often, as he lived locally and played with him a few times. A lovely, unassuming man. A very sad end for a member of one of the original 'boy-bands'


A lovely tribute to Alan from my friend Wendy Seager

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In my early teens, I spent quite a few Saturdays dressed in white jeans with tartan trim, hanging around outside a flat in Dalry. My Bay City Roller idol lived there, Alan Longmuir. As an adult, I found myself standing outside Le Monde in George Street one sunny day being introduced to the man himself who I was about to direct in a show telling his story and that of the band he created.

He was from the moment I met him, a joy of a man. He made you smile. He charmed all who met him. He told you stories in rehearsal that involved the band and stars of the day and LA and swimming pools and recording their own tv programmes and being mobbed by fans in exactly the same way as he told you about popping down to Ryries at Haymarket for a pint and getting a supper from the chippy. He was never starry but always a star. He brought me photos of him and the bands journey through the years and as we went through them, he spoke of the good times and the bad with an honesty and down to earth attitude that melted your heart. Whenever I saw him and Eileen in the last few years, it’s been like picking up where you left off ten minutes ago.

This morning, Alan passed away. My thoughts and love go out to Eileen and the family.
You were my idol then Alan and still my idol now. I am honoured to have known you as a friend.
Rest in peace Alan. You will always own a part of my heart. X
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« Reply #2043 on: July 02, 2018, 07:32:05 PM »


Alan Longmuir, (70) bass player of the Bay City Rollers a couple of weeks after contracting a mystery condition while on holiday. I met Alan often, as he lived locally and played with him a few times. A lovely, unassuming man. A very sad end for a member of one of the original 'boy-bands'



The hours I spent hanging round TV shops hoping to catch a glimpse of the BCRs, or making sure I was at my nan’s on a Thursday evening. ( we didn’t have a telly til I was at high school).

I even had a full on fisticuffs with a girl at her birthday party, over a BCRs beach ball. Them was the days!

RIP Alan.
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« Reply #2044 on: August 16, 2018, 03:08:37 PM »

Aretha Franklin being reported by BBC news now. Aged 76.
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« Reply #2045 on: August 16, 2018, 04:12:48 PM »


Aretha Franklin being reported by BBC news now. Aged 76.


Quite possibly the best woman soul singer of all time.   Cry
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« Reply #2046 on: August 16, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »

THE Queen Of Soul... RIP
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« Reply #2047 on: August 16, 2018, 04:22:25 PM »

For some reason, my blurry photo of Aretha at ACL Live on September 3, 2014 won't post properly here. Never mind. She was amazing and I feel honored to have gotten to spend some time in the same ZIP code with her.
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« Reply #2048 on: August 16, 2018, 07:05:57 PM »

... from the days when truly soulful voices could have massive commercial success. Unlike the so-called nu-soul. Seems the artists with real soul - Sharon and the Dapkings, Nathaniel Rateliff et al - aren't smooth enough for today's mainstream. And since when did R&B stand for over produced, autotuned cr@p?

I doubt we'll see or hear Aretha's like again...  Cry
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« Reply #2049 on: August 23, 2018, 08:13:53 PM »

Ed King, bassist/guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd 1972-1975, 1987-1996, dead at age 68.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/lynyrd-skynyrd-guitarist-ed-king-dead-at-68-714847/

Ed King was originally the guitarist of the Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints), and joined Skynyrd in 1972 as bassist on their first album.  The widely told story is that Ronnie Van Zant "fired" King after the recording sessions, saying he was the worst bass player Van Zant had ever heard.  They retained King on guitar and rehired Leon Wilkeson on bass.  King famously co-wrote "Sweet Home Alabama," and his voice is heard counting in the song on the studio recording.  When I saw Skynyrd for the first time on their Tribute tour in 1988, Ed was back with the band and pretty much emceed the concert.  His chicken-picking, country, twangy sound was very distinctive and set him apart from the other players in that band.  He was a fine guitarist and songwriter, and I regretted that he was gone again by the time I saw them in 1996.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with most of the rest of the 1972-1977 lineups, and played at the induction ceremony.

RIP Mr. King.  Sad
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« Reply #2050 on: August 31, 2018, 04:53:45 PM »

Respect, indeed - watch this!


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« Reply #2051 on: September 01, 2018, 03:41:30 PM »

Indeed. Thank you.
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« Reply #2052 on: September 03, 2018, 02:47:17 PM »

Conway Savage, piano player with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/nick-cave-the-bad-seeds-pianist-conway-savage-dead-at-58-718568/

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« Reply #2053 on: September 03, 2018, 04:46:35 PM »



I feel bad for his friends and family, but especially Nick Cave himself.  His life seems steeped in death.

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« Reply #2054 on: September 12, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »

It's being reported that Algerian rocker Rachid Taha has died at just 59 years of age. I've always loved his song Kelma Kelma.
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« Reply #2055 on: September 12, 2018, 09:11:35 PM »


It's being reported that Algerian rocker Rachid Taha has died at just 59 years of age. I've always loved his song Kelma Kelma.


He did a great cover of Rock The Casbah too.
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« Reply #2056 on: September 13, 2018, 03:44:39 AM »


It's being reported that Algerian rocker Rachid Taha has died at just 59 years of age. I've always loved his song Kelma Kelma.


Oh, I discovered his music a few years ago when we were looking for 'different' stuff to dance to. Thought he was really good and picked up one of his albums from the library when they were cutting down the music section. Too young, though I understand he, err, partied hard.
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« Reply #2057 on: Yesterday at 01:18:07 PM »

Chas Hodges from Chas & Dave.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-chas-hodges-dead-chas-13289258
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« Reply #2058 on: Yesterday at 01:33:49 PM »

Best known for Mine's a pint of Best?

Or possibly Warmin' Up The Band.
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« Reply #2059 on: Yesterday at 01:41:43 PM »



I just heard Danny Baker talking about the new Chas n Dave album a few days ago. I wasn't a fan but Chas was a fascinating man with an extraordinary career. Check out this wonderful podcast from a few years back.

http://podbay.fm/show/137323360/e/1338538445?autostart=1
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