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« Reply #3980 on: January 25, 2024, 12:20:28 PM »



My one and only gig at the long-since demolished venue The Dome in Morecambe was to see Melanie in 2008. Support was from a guitarist called Beau who I seem to remember joined Melanie during her set.


Her son I think.


Yes you're right. He and his two siblings posted on FB about their mum's passing -

https://www.facebook.com/therealmelaniesafka
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« Reply #3981 on: January 25, 2024, 01:50:36 PM »

Awww sh***, one of my all time favourites. I loved the way her voice could move from timid child to mighty goddess in the space of a verse.
Favourites off the top of my head are Beautiful People,  the Nickel Song, Do You Believe and Peace Will Come. She was so much more than Brand New Key....
And those beautiful eyes!! RIP
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« Reply #3982 on: January 25, 2024, 03:17:09 PM »




Melanie Safka, of Brand New Key fame, 76.

Oh no.  I love Melanie.  Was fortunate to see her live in the early 2000s.  She was so great on stage.


My one and only gig at the long-since demolished venue The Dome in Morecambe was to see Melanie in 2008. Support was from a guitarist called Beau who I seem to remember joined Melanie during her set.

And I've just discovered that the gig was recorded and released in 2017 as a live album. Guess I'll be giving that a listen today.

https://melaniesafka.bandcamp.com/album/live-from-morecambe
  


That would have been the same tour I saw her on- later than I thought  Yes Beau the guitarist one of her 3 offspring.  
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« Reply #3983 on: January 25, 2024, 03:21:16 PM »

Can't find it now but  I recall a lovely interview where she recounted how she blagged her way to performing at Woodstock at 18 and went along with her mother. But they wouldn't let her mother in so she had to go through the whole experience alone (and the rest is history...)
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« Reply #3984 on: January 25, 2024, 06:08:19 PM »


Can't find it now but  I recall a lovely interview where she recounted how she blagged her way to performing at Woodstock at 18 and went along with her mother. But they wouldn't let her mother in so she had to go through the whole experience alone (and the rest is history...)
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She returned to the scene of the crime in 1998 to perform a full set at "A Day in the Garden Festival." Mrs. J From A and I were 20 miles away enjoying a leisurely breakfast instead of heading to the festival grounds as we should have done. Another in a long line of missed opportunities. R.I.P. Melanie.
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« Reply #3985 on: January 25, 2024, 08:08:39 PM »

Melanie headlined the Monday night special arena concert they used to hold as part of the Sidmouth Festival. I remember it was a good natured, hippyish flavoured evening and was left happy at the end of the evening. She's rolling skating her way across the heavens now.
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« Reply #3986 on: January 26, 2024, 10:01:37 AM »

And possibly duetting with Adge Cutler?
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« Reply #3987 on: February 02, 2024, 11:57:16 PM »

Wayne Kramer of The MC5, at 75.

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« Reply #3988 on: February 03, 2024, 07:36:48 PM »

Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett aged 77.

Wailers bassist.

As a huge Marley fan and bass player this was the dude I listened to over and over to get to grips with mastering the reggae groove.

I never had a chance of being anywhere near worthy to tie his bootlaces, but I thank him from the depths of my heart for the joy he has given to me.

Rest easy bro', and see you on the other side.

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« Reply #3989 on: February 04, 2024, 11:10:04 AM »

It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.
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« Reply #3990 on: February 04, 2024, 03:59:56 PM »


It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.


If there's any truth in that, words fail me.

I did see him once with the Wailers in the 90s.  Great bass player.
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« Reply #3991 on: February 04, 2024, 06:16:49 PM »



It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.


If there's any truth in that, words fail me.

I did see him once with the Wailers in the 90s.  Great bass player.


Did he play at Heaton Park in 2012 when The Wailers supported The Stone Roses on the Saturday? If so my thoroughly inebriated self saw him"
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« Reply #3992 on: February 04, 2024, 06:33:51 PM »




It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.


If there's any truth in that, words fail me.

I did see him once with the Wailers in the 90s.  Great bass player.


Did he play at Heaton Park in 2012 when The Wailers supported The Stone Roses on the Saturday? If so my thoroughly inebriated self saw him"


My understanding is that he'd stopped touring with them around the turn of the century, but I might well be wrong...
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« Reply #3993 on: February 05, 2024, 01:07:51 PM »




It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.


If there's any truth in that, words fail me.

I did see him once with the Wailers in the 90s.  Great bass player.


Did he play at Heaton Park in 2012 when The Wailers supported The Stone Roses on the Saturday? If so my thoroughly inebriated self saw him"


I'm fairly sure he played.
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« Reply #3994 on: February 05, 2024, 01:14:21 PM »





It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.


If there's any truth in that, words fail me.

I did see him once with the Wailers in the 90s.  Great bass player.


Did he play at Heaton Park in 2012 when The Wailers supported The Stone Roses on the Saturday? If so my thoroughly inebriated self saw him"


I'm fairly sure he played.


Looks like you're right... https://louderthanwar.com/the-wailers-an-interview/
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« Reply #3995 on: February 05, 2024, 05:33:57 PM »





It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.


If there's any truth in that, words fail me.

I did see him once with the Wailers in the 90s.  Great bass player.


Did he play at Heaton Park in 2012 when The Wailers supported The Stone Roses on the Saturday? If so my thoroughly inebriated self saw him"


I'm fairly sure he played.

Thanks.
I was really looking forward to seeing them but was quite disappointed. Mind you I was on such a high after the Hillsborough Tribute Band. Wonderful stuff.
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« Reply #3996 on: February 06, 2024, 11:58:43 AM »


It is claimed that he got his moniker from the fact that he had 41 children.

That's nearly 3 times as many  as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg combined.
Words fail me.
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« Reply #3997 on: February 06, 2024, 11:41:03 PM »

Country superstar Toby Keith, aged 62, of stomach cancer.

I had to check the wayback machine, and indeed I saw Toby Keith once, performing the music of Waylon Jennings in 2015 at ACL Live, with Waylon's widow Jessi Colter and son Shooter plus a who's who of country superstars (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss, etc.). Keith was an unapologetically controversial figure.

Country music is not my cup of tea, and neither are the redneck attitudes he espoused, but I wouldn't wish illness or pain on anyone. I'm sorry for his fans, family and friends. R.I.P.
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« Reply #3998 on: February 08, 2024, 12:11:10 AM »

I have just read Paul Brett has died, I don’t know if this has already been reported, he was in Elmer Gantry’s Velver Opera and was a great guitarist. I discover his music in the 90’s when I picked up one of his solo records interlife on vinyl. Sad news
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« Reply #3999 on: February 08, 2024, 07:29:45 PM »

Country singer/parodist Mojo Nixon, aged 66, died after performing on a music cruise yesterday.

He's best known in the states for the novelty song "Elvis is Everywhere," which I vaguely remember from early adulthood. Apparently, he built on this one "hit" to have quite a career. R.I.P.
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