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Bert Jansch RIP

Discussion in 'General' started by Roydan, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Roydan

    Roydan Computer stained fingers

    Just learnt that bert has died after a long battle with Cancer.

    A true genius and legend.
  2. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Never mind this year being bad for losing people, this WEEK has been bad :crying:

    The one time I saw him was "opening" for Nick in the Kalamazoo Club in Crouch End years ago (2001 if I remember correctly!)... he was the headliner but he didn't want to go on last on a long night so they swapped if I remember correctly :D Great music and a lovely man, and I always meant to see him again when he was up for the Fringe or played on Arran (he and Nick's Scottish promoter Tam Balloch were friends, he even did a live album at Castlekirk!) but I never got around to it - so sorry I put this off now :bored:
  3. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    You can say that again .... a great loss !!

    I believe that was the only time I saw him too ( & the first time I met Paula - I think ?! )

    Just looking at Bert's wikipedia page ... and of course everything on wikipedia is true (!?) and came across this line - "On 19 October 1968, Jansch married Heather Sewell. At the time, she was an art student and had been the girlfriend of Roy Harper"
  4. Nigels

    Nigels Computer stained fingers

    "Heather and I lay together and I was in love,
    She weighed up the gains and the losses and gave me the shove"
    Its like doing a jigsaw and finding where a piece goes.
  5. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Obituaries from both the BBC and the Guardian:


    As an aside, that Crouch End gig was definitely 2001 cos it was just after Nick's wrist-break and cancelled tour, and it was only (!) the third time I'd come to London to see him play... I didn't even look that up on my site :biggrin: And yeah Chris, I think that is the first time we met - unless it was at the surround sound gigs or the 12 Bar the year before? Anyway, I'm pretty sure that's the first time we properly had a chat. And I'm so glad we did :biggrin:
  6. philmch

    philmch I've got a zappy little nappy

  7. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    RIP week!

    Now Steve Jobs of Apple fame..

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  8. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

  9. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Bj rip 2011



    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012

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