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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

    Ah!
    "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:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15179959
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/05/pentangle-bert-jansch-dies


    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..

    Andi
     
    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

    [youtube]RDWkeH8QX2w[/youtube]

    [youtube]qOIt7fOgeFk&NR[/youtube]


    Andi
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012

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