Barry Taylor R.I.P. (May 2023)

Very sad news Barry Taylor has passed away. Music promoter and band manager and in recent years raising funds for St Michael’s Hospice and other charities. All round nice guy. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Polly Okeefe-Brookes…Another lovely man gone

Mick O’Dowd… It seems we are having a rush of people going lately, good and bad. Barry was one of the good, R.I.P.

Eric Harmer… Great photo. Great friend. RIP Barry Taylor

Froggie Froggie… Eric, sorry about your friend.RIP

Andy Gunton… That’s sad news. He was a nice guy. Very sad. For me he’ll always be the man who booked the Sex Pistols to play on Hastings Pier in 1976. That’s quite something to be remembered for, although I know there’s much more to celebrate.

Peter O’Donnell… Lovely Man I am sad to hear this

Elaine Roberts… So sorry to read this sad news. A lovely man. RIP Barry

Alan King… I was in a documentary film about Davy Graham with him and Pete Brown about 8 or 9 years ago – now both dead within days of each other – dunno if the film ever saw the light of day – Barry had been the manager of Steamhammer back in the day and only this tuesday I dug out some old live recordings of them to rip/burn and send to him

Neil Roberts… Very sad news. Barry was such an passionate enthusiast for local music

Andre Martin… A sad day, a great chap who did so much for various charity events in the town. He will be missed by many, RIP Barry and I will raise a glass to you at the next opportunity.

Nicholas Bragger… Cancer is….well shit no other word can describe it

Julian Graff… So sorry to hear this. Barry was such an energetic supporter of local music and charities. Condolences to all who were close to him. Julian.

Chris Meachen… Bugger, a great mate & all round nice bloke.. Genuinely saddened by this news..

Lee Hill… Sad news indeed, Barry was always supportive of The Other Band’s efforts which we greatly appreciated.
Will be missed.

Jacquie Hinves… A sad day for us all to hear of Barry’s death. Rest in eternal peace Barry. A true Hastings legend.

Mick Mepham… He was a grand guy with a lovely sense of humour, a good mate and a big supporter of cricket. An all-round good man. I haven’t seen him for a couple of years but I’m going to miss him.

Chris Slade… I thought he’d gone a bit quiet! And, he would have laughed at that comment too!… First met Barry when I auditioned to join the founding lineup of Steamhammer… Thanks for agreeing to give me the job Barry! He kept on trying to get as much of the early line-up together again… Sorry we didn’t follow it through Barry! Safe onward journey! CSx

Eric Harmer… Lovely man

John Wilde… Journey on in peace Barry .

 

4 thoughts on “Barry Taylor R.I.P. (May 2023)”

  1. So sorry to hear this. Barry was such an energetic supporter of local music and charities. Condolences to all who were close to him. Julian.

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  2. Sad news indeed, Barry was always supportive of The Other Band’s efforts which we greatly appreciated.
    Will be missed.
    Lee Hill

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  3. I thought he’d gone a bit quiet! And, he would have laughed at that comment too!… First met Barry when I auditioned to join the founding lineup of Steamhammer… Thanks for agreeing to give me the job Barry! He kept on trying to get as much of the early line-up together again… Sorry we didn’t follow it through Barry! Safe onward journey! CSx

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