Discussion in 'General' started by Roydan, Oct 5, 2011.
Just learnt that bert has died after a long battle with Cancer.
A true genius and legend.
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 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:
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"
"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.
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:
RIP Graham Dilley
And RIP Graham Dilley too. A not so old cricketer who has left the crease.
A very sad day, both for music and cricket.
Now Steve Jobs of Apple fame..
Bert Jansch: A Tribute (By Roy Harper)
Bj rip 2011
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