Olivia Newton-John R.I.P.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40105353

John Wilde… Tragic news, soar high sweet Soul. Thank you.

Iain and Jo Cobby… Every day seems to bring bad news. Jo and I were lucky to drive past the school used as Rydell High a few years ago in L A, where that final sequence with John took place. What a lovely lady and always in our hearts. RIP

Lyn Humphrey… A great shame, so soon after Judith Durham. I remember still being at school when she became a regular on the Cliff Richard TV show on a Saturday night–must’ve been about a hundred years ago now.

Alan Esdaile… Yes I remember her on the Cliff show, Lyn. Every day now bits of my life seem to be breaking away and brings it back to all the close people you have lost. The ladder is getting shorter… all we can do is hang on to our happy memories.

Carole Prescott… So sad.RIP beautiful lady.x

Ruth Bodle R.I.P.

supplied by Paul Durrant

“Ruth Bodle who featured in the early line up of Damaris has died. Ruth went on to have a nursing and midwifery career in Hastings and then in Scotland and be mother to three children Ruth went to Hastings High School for Girls and was part of the fun-loving Fiesta crowd as a teenager. Her friends from the seventies will remember Ruth for her gentle and caring nature.” Paul Durrant.

John Wilde… Dear Ruth, rest in peace sweet Woman.

Marilyn Spence… Awe that’s sad I went to that school also.

Alan Esdaile… I do remember her from the Fiesta days. Very sad news.

Jacquie Hinves… Jesus! What a shock. RIP Ruth. Xx

Andrew Freeman… Very sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Ruth from a young age and always remember her as a kind caring person. RIP dear Ruth.

Di Veness… I remember Ruth from school. Very sad to hear this.

Petra Stevens… I remember Ruth from the high school. Sad to hear the news. RIP

Linda Russell…. My childhood friend and neighbour RIP xx

Dave Nattress… Just read this and very shocked. Gutted my Friday evening. I knew Ruth through Paul and saw her play in Damaris and then took over vocals from her and Paul was of course a great mate back in the day. Paul – so very sorry to hear this! Very best wishes.

Richard and Lucy Ive…. Lucy Ive (Davy) Ruth! Just how I will always remember you – and the wonderful times we had- especially those early years in Hastings – rest in peace and heartfelt sympathy to all your loved ones.

Cathie Murphy… Our dear Ruth – my much loved Sister -in-Law . God bless you Ruth, you will be remembered with love by everyone. xxx

Dave Nattress… Meant to say earlier what a lovely, sweet, friendly, beautiful girl Ruth was. Always thinking back to the Damaris days and “The Ballad of Damaris” which I remember seeing her singing the first time I saw them. Seemed like maybe she was Damaris? The subject of the song. Got the lyrics somewhere. Paul was a mate from Hastings College, same studies as me, hence I got to know Ruth and to see her with Damaris. So long ago. A life so short. X

Iain and Jo Cobby… Oh my God, Paul, you always said that Ruth’s life would be short due to her type 1 diabetes, how we had great times all those years ago. I am sitting here down in Cornwall trying to keep it together, my dear friend. I hope you find solace in your children and your live together. ” I looked across the valley and the flood, the mist obscured the moon. I saw a lady standing there, risen from her tomb.” the Ballard of Damaris.

Clive Richardson… I remember Ruth well from the Fiesta days. She was a very nice person. I’m very sorry to hear of her passing.

Nick Webb… I don’t have enough words to say how sad it was to hear this news Ruth was so fun to be around I was lucky to be a good friend of her and Paul alway even when they left Hastings and Paul and I have aways kept in touch. That picture of Ruth brings back so many joyful memories of the times spent in the Fiesta and The Old Town pubs Rip lovely lady .

Helen James… I went to school with Ruth. Very sad news

Danny Murphy… So so sad, she was the loveliest. God bless aunty Ruth, you will be missed by us all xxx

Judith Durham R.I.P.

1970 photo © Allan Warren

Iris Feighan…. Lovely voice- RIP

Nick Prince… RIP Judith. I was lucky enough to interview her and I got to see The Seekers twice

Ann Hogg… Such a lovely voice.

John Wilde… I can still hear her voice, soar high Judith.

Chris Howard…So very sad one of the greatest voices from the sixties. R.I.P. Judith show them how good you are in Heaven.xx.

Christopher Parry… It’s a sad loss

Colin Norton… RIP Judith

Robert Searle… RIP Judith

David Wilkinson… Her carnival is over

Jacquie Hinves…I loved her and her music with the Seekers. Morning Town train, Georgie Girl . All memories of the60’s RIP Judith .

Dave Nattress… Beautiful voice

JS Bythesea… The Carnival is Over

Lyn Farkley Appleyard… So distinctive ~ Rip Judith and thank you. Total respect

Claire Melhuish-Durkin… Aww the carnival is definitely over, so sad to say goodbye.

Lyn Humphrey… What a shame. She had the most beautiful voice.

Chris Sambrook R.I.P.

I’m very sorry to announce that I have just heard that Chris Sambrook has died. Very sad news.

John Wilde… Oh no. This is very sad, he wasn’t very old, sincere condolences to his family.

Mike Curtis… Awful news.

Wendy Weaver… So young to have passed. R.I.P. Chris.

Liane Carroll… Oh no. So sorry to hear this.

Reg Wood… So sorry hadn’t seen him for some time but really nice guy.

Steve Cooke… So sad. R.I.P. Chris

Phil Gill…. Very sorry to learn this, he was a really nice guy. My condolences to his family.

David Kent… R.I.P. Chris. Really nice bloke.

Margaret Trowell… Oh noooo. How very sad. Such a lovely guy and a real gentleman. Condolences to his family he will be very much missed

Martin Richter… sad news – RIP Marvin x

Kevin White…Sad news, he was a lovely guy, I haven’t seen him for a while. Condolences to his family.😢

Sue Strong… Sad news remember him in the 70s

Nicola Rytlewski… My dad’s drummer, played at my wedding, sad news

Steve Kinch…Very sad news, indeed! I remember Chris being a regular on Hastings pier during the 70s whenever there was anything half decent on. A true music lover! RIP Chris

Andy Qunta… So sorry to hear this! Chris was a lovely guy! When Tony Qunta & I first moved to the Hastings area in 1969, we advertised for a drummer. Chris answered and joined our band, which was called Static Emotion. Every Saturday we rehearsed all day at a youth club. We would bring sandwiches & records to play at the lunch break. Chris brought a lot of great music I heard for the first time, including Led Zeppelin II. We played quite a few fun gigs over the next several months of the band’s existence. Thanks for the great memories, Chris! Gone, but not forgotten. RIP, old friend.

Angela Frances Gardner… Andy, he looks familiar. Such a sad loss to the music scene of Hastings

Huggy Leaver… Sad news, roll in peace x

Colin Norton… RIP Chris

Tim Moose Bruce… Sad news. I remember Chris with Cracked Mirror. Great drummer. R.I.P

Tony Qunta… Very sorry to hear of this. Chris was one of the first musicians Andy and I got to know when we moved to Hastings in 1969. Every week Chris would turn us onto the new albums he had bought that week. We will miss you

Steve Burt… Sad news.

Andy Knight… Really sorry to hear this news, being drummers we didn’t play together but bumped into each other a lot in the early fun days around Hastings and Battle RIP Chris

Alan Esdaile… errible news.I knew Chris going back to my teenage years, at gigs, record shops and seeing him playing in many groups. So sad.

Pete Prescott… Very sad.a lovely guy. Condolences to his family.

Pete Fisher… Rock In Peace Chris. He turned me on to a lot of great music. Also many happy memories of playing with him – we had a band late 1971/early 1972, but it never got past the jamming stage. He had a wonderful sense of humour and we had many a lengthy pub crawl of a Saturday when we laughed so much together. My condolences to his family.

Bernard Goffredo… I remember him from my younger days, sad news

Paul Sleet… Sad news indeed. Have known him a long time. RIP

Phil Thornton… Terrible news ! RIP Chris. One of the first band gigs I ever did was supporting ‘Bracken’ (sp ?) at the Manor Barn in Bexhill – very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about bands/music and an all round nice guy, I will miss him !!

Phil Little… What sad news, he was a lovely bloke RIP Chris.

Jacquie Hinves… Dearest Sam RIP my friend . As the masters Fleetwood Mac would say “then play on” Join the greats of Hastings musicians. RIP

Christine Giles… Lovely guy very sad news

Willie Wicking… Sad news great drummer lovely guy R.I.P Chris

Jon McCallion… So sorry to hear that such a lovely man I have some very fond memories of him. RIP Chris

Neil Cartwright… Chris? Totally unexpected. What happened? Played with him many times. Lovely guy !!

Jack Irving… Sorry to have lost such a good buddy.

Chris Meachen… Bloody nice bloke, shared some good times back in the day.. Sad news indeed…

Lyn Farkley Appleyard… Rip Chris…..

Graham Howe… Very sad news. Spent a lot of time together in the early 70s.

Roger Carey… Very sorry to hear about Chris, sad news indeed… when I first tried to form a band Chris was the drummer I asked and I’d wanted to join his instrumental duo ” Bracken”. We did eventually play together in Joe Rytlewski’s band “The Pullbacks” and had some good gigs and laughs…Chris was a good player and very knowledgeable about the music scene….

Tony Court-holmes… r.i.p old mate

Paul Durrant… Very sorry to hear this. Chris had such a great sense of humour as others have said. You’d always bump into him on the pier at just about every gig. He was also the master of “Danger Will Robinson” impersonations from Lost in Space!

Sandra Francis… Chris and I lived together for several years, and bought a house on the West Hill. He was drumming with the Pullbacks when I met him, headed by Joe Rytlewski. He was in at the beginning with Hastings Rock; a lot of the music played in the early days was due to his loan of his albums, of which there were hundreds! I remember accompanying him to his sessions on Hastings Rock; I manned the phones in the dairy a few times ….I remember the damp basement on Trinity Square too. Chris was only 68, too young to die. My youngest was quite upset to hear that he’d died; Shannon was really little when we met Chris; Chris’s parents doted on him! Happy days, a long time ago now. R.I.P Chris, we won’t forget you

Richard Turner… Sad to hear Chris has passed 🙁 remember him drumming with my uncle Chris Turner always seemed a nice fella

Colin Winn… I too, am very sorry to hear this news. Chris took over Cracked Mirror drumming duties following Barry Wood’s departure to The States (Joe Rytlewski, Steve Smile, and myself as vocalist. I knew him only a relatively short time, but liked him a lot. Condolances to his family & other, clearly, living, friends.

Cathie Murphy… So sorry to hear that Chris had died – also remember well his “Danger Will Robinson” impersonations! Happy memories of the old town in the 70’s.

Iain and Jo Cobby… So sorry to hear this, by just posting a tribute to Ruth, Chris was a real nice guy , always around the scene in the seventies onward, never got to play with him, RIP and the same age as me…………

Nick Prince… I am very sorry to hear this. Chris was one of the guys that used to take over from on the very first Hastings Rock

Nana Tsiboe R.I.P.

Shared from Orphy Robinson… https://www.facebook.com/nana.tsiboe Sad news of the passing of Ghanaian master musician Nana Tsiboe! He has been a knowledgeable, dedicated and inspirational friend to all who have worked with him over the years. May his memory always be a blessing!

John Wilde… Thank you Nana.

Andy Guainiere… Such a lovely man and a great sense of humour…

Mark Baker… Very sad news x

Paul Cullen… That is the saddest news,I met Nana playing in a marquee outside the museum when he was playing with Trevor Watts. He one of the nicest people I have met in my life. I will miss him. Thank you Nana

Leo Mpuuga… Sad news r.i.p thank you for the music

Angela Gardner… You will be missed Nana Tsiboe RIP

Willie Wicking… Lovely man great musician lovely memories from his days in the Ypres. R.I.P Nana

Sam Rosewell… Oh that’s such sad news. RIP Nana, you’ll be greatly missed xx

Gilly Johnson… Hamba Kahle my friend

Steve Amos… Sad news.

Reid McDuffie… This is such sad news….

Phil Little… Great musician and inspiring drummer as well as a beautiful human being RIP

Terry Pack… RIP, Nana xx

Renzi Lowend… Like many others I had the privilege of sharing a stage with this amazing man and musician. A beautiful heart has gone. RIP Nana

Jacquie Hinves… God bless Nana, I’m so sorry to hear this dreadful news. He was a super guy and a lovely friend. Another legend gone. Rest in Peace Nana. Xx Rest in peace my lovely friend. Xx

Nick Gold… Such a beautiful man and wonderful musician. Rest in Peace my friend x

Trefor Watson… Thank you for some amazing evenings in Hastings. God bless you.

Dean Brodrick… A great and inspiriational man who connected me with the spirit of our ancestors. A master in every way. I learned so much from Nana. A truely magnificant human being.

Martin Stringer R.I.P.

Martins son has just posted this on Martins facebook page … Dear Friends and Family, As you may know Martin was recently diagnosed with cancer. It is with huge sadness that Vicki and Jonathan are sharing with you that Martin passed away peacefully this morning after a short but brave fight. So proud of him and all the fun he created! Martin will be hugely missed by us all and we will keep you posted on how we will celebrate his life of music, magic and laughter. Sleep tight. x

Huggy Leaver… So sad one of the good guys, RIP x

Alan Esdaile… Very sad news. I probably knew Martin from when I was 16 and our paths would cross over the years. I would bump into him at the NEC in Birmingham, Earls Court, Business Design Centre and all sorts of places. He did come to the SMART meeting awhile ago and did some amazing tricks from his magic show. He always seemed to have a happy smile on his face.  One of the good guys. R.I.P. Martin x

Dave Nattress… Oh my God.  What shocking news! RIP Martin.

Reg Wood… What a shock. So sorry to hear this.

Colin Bell… RIP Martin, God bless

Andy Qunta… Very sad! Lovely guy!

Bernard Goffredo… Sad news! a lovely man

Andrew Clifton… Very sad news. RIP Martin.

John Wilde… Extremely sad news, soar high good Soul.

Margaret Trowell… RIP

Yvonne Cleland… Oh Martin. A sad goodbye my dear xxx

Marilyn Spence… RIP Martin

Dennis Waterman R.I.P.

more informationhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61372712

John Gale… Up The Junction

Lyn Farkley Appleyard… Rip Dennis. Will always be remembered

Marilyn Spence… So sad to hear loved Dennis. Saw him in a play here in Australia a while back and met John Thaw here in Australia as well Loved him too. Sheila Hancock was friends with a friend of mine at the time. A sad day all round was Mother’s Day in Australia Nine mother’s Days without my mum RIP Dennis John and mum

Jan Warren… Really sad news, love Dennis Waterman! – The Sweeney, Minder, New Tricks etc, will be sadly missed, R.I.P matey

Mick O’Dowd… I was a great fan of DC Carter & Terry McCann!

Peter Fairless… George Carter was DI Reagan’s DS, Mick.

Lyn Humphrey… Really sorry to hear the sad news. Although he’s a few years older than me, I’ve always felt I grew up with him. I remember him as just a lad when he played ‘Just William.’ And decades ago he went out with the sister of a colleague of mine.

 

Ray Fenwick R.I.P.

Colin Fox… Sorry to hear that. I had some great nights with Ray in Harry R and the Jump jets at the De La Warr Pavilion, some private gigs and studio recordings with Johnny Mars.

Lloyd Johnson… So sorry to heard this he played at The Big Beat Reunion with Cliff Bennet and The Talismen…..

Stuart Moir… That is sad, I knew Ray for many years and had the pleasure of performing with him in the band Harry R and the Jump jets, many wonderful memories of our De la Warr debut gig, always thought we could have put that line up on the road .

Tich Turner… Oh boy, this is terrible news. Ray was a big help to me and many other Hastings musicians in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. I’ve been back in touch with him over the past year or so, and he’s been sounding full of life, with lots of projects on the go, typical Ray in fact. So this news is a big shock, he was such a big help, keeping my spirits up when I went through Prostate Cancer last year. A wonderful musician, a very sad loss.

Alan Esdaile… Shocking news. He was very supportive and helpful when I started the shop and remember many happy times seeing him at The Chatsworth. He helped many musicians locally. Very sad.

Colin Bell… Very sad news, a great musician, it was just a year ago this week i was reviewing his 3CD anthology in these very pages. RIP Ray.

Dave Nattress… Very shocked to hear this. Ray was very well known and liked. Used to rub shoulders in the Continental Club in Bexhill many years ago. Often in there. Saw him play many times in various line-ups in many places. R.I.P Ray.

Harry Randall… Very sad news! Fond memories of him in Hastings, Condolences to all concerned. RIP

Tim Moose Bruce… Wayne Elliot, Terry Pack, Remembering you guys and Ray with Johnny Mars. R.I.P. Ray.

John Wilde… Oh my word, sincere condolences to Rays family. He will be sorely missed.

Kurt Helge… Rip, great with Spencer Davis Group and Ian Gillan Band

John Gale… Very sad news

Johnny Mars… I am still finding this sad news hard to take it in, I don’t know what to do, we lost a great friend. The Johnny Mars band, the Mars Fenwick band was great, we recorded and played so great music gigs. I am lost at the moment. Lots of love to my friend

Catherine Ireland… Dear Johnny I think we are all in a state of shock I don’t know how to process this news. It’s so sad , we had some great times hope you are ok lots of love Cathy xxx

Chris Cozens… Sending love to you all. X

Terry Pack… Yes, indeed, Tim. It has been a difficult day for me. A lot of great memories and great friendships made. RIP old friend. 43 years of music making and all the shenanigans that go along with that. Gigs and recordings with a fantastic variety of artists. I feel very lucky to have met Ray all those years ago and to have shared so many stages and studios with him.

Stuart Moir… I had the pleasure of performing alongside Ray in the rock and roll band Harry R and the jump jets .I remember the gigs you did with Ray at the Chatsworth Johnny and as a part of an appreciative audience they will stay in my memory for ever RIP Ray you will be sadly missed

Colin Winn… R.I.P. Ray Fenwick. Supported you at The Chatsworth one time. Seen/watched on other occasions . . . A sad loss.

Andy Caine… Such shocking, sad news! He was such an inspiration. When he moved to Hastings, he helped so many of us get started in music, getting us to play on sessions, playing with him in Jim Jim and the Jim’s. I probably wouldn’t have had a career in music were it not for Ray. R.I.P. so many great memories. Xx

Trevor Spears… Sad to hear this,RIP Ray!

Paul Huggett… Used to play in Hastings quite a bit didn’t he?

Robert Searle… RIP Ray Fenwick Great guitarist, did three recordings with him, with Paul Freeman and Rev Stockdale, Nice guy

Chris Howard… Wonderful Times with Ray singing at The Hops, great musician R.I.P Show them how to Rock upstairs It was so good to know you.

Stuart Moir… He was one of the best mate so sad he’s gone

Catherine Ireland… So very sad to hear of Ray’s death. He was a very large part of my life, and Adam and Verity’s. RIP Ray x

Ken Copsey… I only spoke to Ray about two weeks ago and had been in contact with him quite regularly about doing a Teenbeats compilation in conjunction with Eddie Piller. Ray had so many amazing stories about his life in music, from recording with Joe Meek to having the drum break from a Fancy track being sampled by NWA. Without Ray getting the Teenbeats in the studio to record I Can’t Control Myself and getting it released on Safari we would not have had the success that we did. I only talked today with Tommy about going to visit him. On behalf the Teenbeats I would like to send my condolences to his family and loved ones.

Andy Qunta… So sad to hear this. He was so helpful to many of us musicians, and a great guy. RIP.

Reid McDuffie… Ahhh, no. Very sad news. Legend.

Terry Pack… The news of Ray’s passing has really clobbered me. I hadn’t seen him for a while but was half expecting the familiar greeting ‘Hello, Tel. Are you free on the xth of Y?’ and the offer of a gig or a session. He was always busy, always looking forward to the next thing. We had more ding dogs than the Bells of St Clement’s, but we also great friends and made each other laugh a lot. Life was never dull with our friend, Ray, and I’m sad beyond words that he has gone.

Chris Cozens… Finishing up a job yesterday, as a freelancer you’re always meeting new people and the chat invariably turns to what you had done previously. I was chatting to Steve whom I’d met this visit and Ray was part of the conversation along with all the opportunities he afforded me. I’ll be forever grateful for the pivotal role he played in my life and career over nearly 4 decades

Pete Prescott… I’m having a hard time with this. I Can’t believe it. Heartbroken. We had been talking regularly over the last year or two. He was the reason I got a publishing deal last year (like Tich it was with Cherry Red). I also got a record deal with them. A year or two too late… the cd market is dying so nothing is coming out. He was responsible for starting so many of us in music careers in Hastings in the 70’s. What he did for us and the impact he had was huge. He was short tempered and demanding sometimes. On a bad day a nightmare ! But in a good day it was thrilling. He had so many hilarious stories. He was brilliant company. He turned me on to Sammy Davis Jnr ! He took me to Bexhill sometimes to play snooker. He got me involved in Forcefield against the wishes several people including Cozy Powell. He was the only guitarist I’ve worked with who was into lyrics and loved singers. I can’t believe I’m not going to hear his voice again with more stories. I was trying to get him to write a book. We spoke the last time about how much weight we have put on in lockdown and what we’ve done in our gardens. I’ll miss him. I’ll miss the “Oh Man ! Oh and he was a fantastic guitarist !

Oliver Warburton… I am so sad to hear this. Ray was my guitar teacher, going back 22 years ago. As well as that, as a teenager, one of my real mentors and inspirations growing up. RIP Ray. They don’t make them like you anymore x

John Harper… What a shock. Very sad news. A loss of an amazing musician to the music world. Gigged with Ray many times in the past. First time back in very early 80’s when he augmented Tony & The Saints at Eastbourne Winter Gardens. We also backed Leapy Lee there at the time. He also did a ‘mini ‘ tour with us getting lost in the process! I had to guide him over the mobile phone to one of the venues! That was in the day before Sat Nav! He was also very helpful to me with gear advice. I’m still struggling to the news of his passing. Condolences to his family.

Pete Prescott… We must all have some memories of positive words from Ray in the studio… and some that are not ! Positive    “Great man…Fucking great !    Less positive    “Can’t you sing two fucking notes !”    Less positive    What’s all this “yeeeaah! Shit ?” Stop singing Yeeeah all the the time…its fucking boring !”    Less positive    “Memory man !!!”    Less positive    “Just go… I’ll get something else to do it !”

Jacquie Hinves… Pete, So Ray!!

Colin Fox… Tribute to Ray Fenwick by Phil Aston Now Spinning Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7jGAC1MTP0&t=77s

Stuart Moir… Well done for finding that Col’ it was a great listen and appreciation of a top guitarist who was a close associate in the Hastings music scene .

Jane Dorsett… Very sad news to hear about Ray, I knew him from The Continental Bexhill, when I moved to Spalding, I found out Ray lived there too. I asked him if he would play at my mother’s 90 birthday, as she knew him from the Continental where she worked, he said yes, we all had a great evening, Great guitarist. RIP Ray.

Iain Cobby… so sorry to hear of Rays demise. A great influence on the music of this town , he really lived the rock live. Farwell the man with big hair! and the sound of my youth Magpie!! RIP

 

 

Noel d’Abo R.I.P. (8th March 2022)

Colin Bell… RIP old friend we had some good times way back when.

Claire Lonsdale… I didn’t know him but he looks like such a lovely guy with that beaming smile. How sad

Colin Bell… Claire, the d’Abo family were local residents of Bexhill/Hastings for many years and known to several SMART members. I don’t know where Noel was living at the time of his passing. Our main time spent together was back in the 60’s & 70’s.

Andre Martin… A very sad day for many of us who knew Noel and the d’Abo family. When were were at the local college and short of money we would share a plate of chips and baked beans for our lunch – expensive 1/- in old proper money. Rest in Peace if that is possible with you – you’re going to rocking on the best of them now.

Lloyd Johnson… Laughter , Enthusiasm and kindness are my memories of Noel….many fun Saturday afternoons playing music in my old basement the ‘Kontiki Klub’ many moons ago!…Noel of course on Bass….R.I.P. old friend…

Lyn Farkley Appleyard… Look at his beaming smile….straight from his heart! RIP Noel x

John Harper… Noel was one of the nicest, most thoughtful, genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing & also gigging with. His face would light up with that beaming smile as soon as he clapped eyes on you. He was good friends with Tony Kenward of The Saints & helped Tony (along with others) in organising the first of many charity gigs at Eastbourne’s Winter Gardens in the early 80’s to raise funds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis that Noel’s daughter suffered from. Many local groups from the 60’s such as The Saints, Lysander with Noel on bass, The Sabres (later to become Shelley) The Alexanders & others were reformed especially for the occasion along with guest singers & a chart topping guest group like Mud, Freddie & The Dreamers, Leapy Lee, The Searchers & others that escape me ( it’s an age thing!)
The atmosphere was electric each time.!  Keep on Rockin’ old friend!  RIP Noel

Tom Sibthorpe… Oh my goodness that’s so sad what a lovely human being and so funny. I was the tour bus driver on the Chris de Burgh tours in the early 80s rest in peace Noel

Sybille Baptista… RIP dear Noel so very very sad . You of all people with so much to give always a wonderful friend and everybody who met you loved you . Me especially because you helped me so much and encouraged me when I went through a very dark time. Life is not fair ! You had so much more to give and you were so brave.

Amanda Croucher Buckingham… So terribly sad to hear this news …We had many fun times working together at Aylesfords London ….Rest in peace dear Noel and my deepest condolences to your family at this very sad and difficult time