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« Reply #2560 on: March 24, 2020, 01:38:20 PM »

Aww man that is a real shame. Soul Makossa of course...but this is a favorite I'm grooving to in my work from home setup.

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« Reply #2561 on: March 24, 2020, 11:59:56 PM »

Sadly it appears drummer Bill Rieflin has left us, may be rest in peace
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« Reply #2562 on: March 25, 2020, 12:00:53 AM »


Sadly it appears drummer Bill Rieflin has left us, may be rest in peace
I was just reading about it. Only 59 Sad very sad
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« Reply #2563 on: March 25, 2020, 12:06:17 AM »


Sadly it appears drummer Bill Rieflin has left us, may be rest in peace


He played with R.E.M. for a while, right?

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« Reply #2564 on: March 25, 2020, 01:00:54 AM »



Sadly it appears drummer Bill Rieflin has left us, may be rest in peace


He played with R.E.M. for a while, right?

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« Reply #2565 on: March 25, 2020, 06:56:11 AM »

I first saw Bill playing bass, not drums, with The Humans (Toyah, Fripp, Bill, Chris Wong) at a gig in a church near Cheltenham. Since then, a few times with KC, where he handled drums, keyboards, and finally "fairy dusting" - FX and processing. It's so sad, his wife Frances a died not that long ago. RIP Mr Bill.
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« Reply #2566 on: March 25, 2020, 08:28:19 AM »

I think we all knew that was coming, but devastating news nonetheless.  RIP Bill...a musical giant.
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« Reply #2567 on: March 25, 2020, 10:15:08 AM »


I first saw Bill playing bass, not drums, with The Humans (Toyah, Fripp, Bill, Chris Wong) at a gig in a church near Cheltenham. Since then, a few times with KC, where he handled drums, keyboards, and finally "fairy dusting" - FX and processing. It's so sad, his wife Frances a died not that long ago. RIP Mr Bill.


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« Reply #2568 on: March 25, 2020, 01:22:09 PM »

Ms Willcox on Bill is really quite something https://toyahwillcox.com/dear-bill-rieflin-rip/
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« Reply #2569 on: March 25, 2020, 04:29:27 PM »

Indeed...

Also recently departed: Eric Weissberg, best known for "Duellin' Banjos" but had a long and varied career; he was 80 and he lived with Alzheimer's in his latter years.  Sad

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« Reply #2570 on: March 26, 2020, 12:16:23 PM »

Not someone any of you would probably know but I've just learned that Sim Watson, my violin teacher at primary school in Edinburgh, died just a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday in Nov 2018. There is a bit of a Fairport connection as one year Mr Watson gave me a book of Scottish fiddle tunes called Kerr's Merry Melodies. My mum used to play piano and I have fond memories of actually enjoying my violin practise when mum and I would play tunes like The Deil Among The Tailors.

The FC connection is that when I saw Swarb's Lazarus one year in Kendal Swarb had his own book of tunes he was trying to flog to punters along with cds and the cover reminded me of the Kerr's book.

I think I might just treat myself to a copy of it for old time's sake

https://www.eaglemusicshop.com/prod/scottish-music-books/kerr-j-kerrs-first-collection-of-merry-melodies.htm
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« Reply #2571 on: March 27, 2020, 05:34:15 PM »

Bob Andy

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« Reply #2572 on: March 27, 2020, 09:11:58 PM »



Another Reggae legend gone😪
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« Reply #2573 on: March 30, 2020, 11:28:37 AM »

Alan Merrill, co-writer and original vocalist of I love Rock'n'Roll, 69. COVID-19.



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« Reply #2574 on: March 30, 2020, 11:30:11 AM »

Joe Diffie, Country Singer, 61. COVID-19.
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« Reply #2575 on: March 30, 2020, 02:54:20 PM »

Krzysztof Penderecki, 86, not from Covid19, but after a long and serious illness. I remember borrowing an LP of his music from our local library and being simultaneously bemused and intrigued...
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« Reply #2576 on: April 02, 2020, 08:15:15 AM »

Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis, 85, following Covid-19. Yes, Branford's and Wynton's Dad.
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« Reply #2577 on: April 02, 2020, 09:05:43 AM »

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, only 52.  Covid-19. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/01/adam-schlesinger-fountains-of-wayne-dead-coronavirus
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« Reply #2578 on: April 02, 2020, 12:44:00 PM »



Oh sh*t no! I loved Fountains of Wayne and he has been doing great work with The Monkees in recent years. That is horrible news.
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« Reply #2579 on: April 02, 2020, 03:13:02 PM »




Oh sh*t no! I loved Fountains of Wayne and he has been doing great work with The Monkees in recent years. That is horrible news.


What was he doing with the Monkees?
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