Dermot Murphy R.I.P.

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Peter Gladwish… RIP Dermot

Linda Day… Oh no bless him x

Terry Drinkwater… Sad news.

Andy Caine… Very sad! X

Mark Harris… How sad

Jon McCallion… Very sad news.

Pete Prescott… Very sad. Lovely guy. X

Phil Gill… Oh that is sad news, he was a nice chap.

Pauline Richards… Oh dear. Have known him years. So sorry for the children

Russell Field… The gentleman bassist. Top man. Funny as hell.Very sad indeed xx

Ken Hatch… Lovely guy and a good bass man, sad news.

James Westlake… He filled in for us when Ken was away, great bassist.

Liane Carroll… Oh no. Very sad. So sorry to hear this xx

Keith Brian Goodall… One of the best

Martyn Baker… Oh what a shame he’s gone now. He was a fabulous bassist, and as lovely a bloke as you could meet.

Mark Pepper… So sorry to hear this sad news , love to Steve, Ben and Sophie xxx

Lloyd Johnson… R.I.P. Dermot….from a fellow Ore Youth club member…

Andy Knight… RIP Dermot, good Bass Player and not bad with a golf club

Jane Hartley… Lovely man and musician. Love to the family xx

Trevor Spears… Good friends since our early teens in Hollington, played lots of gigs together he will be missed, RIP mate!

Kathy Harding… What a shock to see this today, such a lovely man xx

Stuart Moir… Star man with Centre Page, played with us for many years and we even got him into singing lead vocal on one song, always a reliable bass harmony as well as one of the best local players

Chris Howard… So sorry to hear of Dermot’s passing, a great guy he took my place in Centre Page when I left the band. R.I.P.

Barry French… So sad, we have lost a real character of the Hastings music scene. A versatile musician & a lovely guy. Barry & Ness.

John Harper… Very sad news. We’ve lost a kind & so modest a gentleman of the music scene. He always seemed to underestimate his abilities although he was such a talented & versatile bass player. A truly lovely guy.

Jacqui Gibson… So sad to hear


Peter Green R.I.P.

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Mike Curtis… RIP Peter Green.

Jan Warren… Oh nooooo, very sad news R.I.P. Peter Green xx

Patrick Lewis… That’s so sad. A tortured soul but a brilliant musician. RIP

Dennis Torrance… Sad news indeed RIP Peter

Colin Norton… Great guitarist! RIP Peter.

Kevin White… Sad news. What a shame RIP Pete

Alan Esdaile… Very sad. Wonderful musician, such emotion in his playing.

Dave Nattress… Just saw this.  Yet another great gone.  So many wonderful tracks in the original Fleetwood Mac.  Man of the World – one that is just beautiful!  Not to say the newer FM did badly but back in the day when I was 14 ish The old Fleetwood Mac was fantastic.  Albatross – seems like it was on TOTP’s for weeks.  Well it was for a few.  Oh Well,  The Green Manalishi.  Great tracks.  It’ll be old FM Tonite as a tribute. RIP

Jim Peckham… That’s sad. I have most of his early blues albums. I feel when he left and Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie joined they just became another pop group. Still better than a lot but lost the best one.

Colin Norton… Absolutely agree with you Jim!

Gary Urwin… Very sad news

Alan King… Deep feeling

Peter Houghton… So sorry to hear this Another great Musician has left us RIP Peter Green

Yvonne Ellis… R.I.P

Darren Holmes… Fantastic guitar player, love that early Fleetwood Mac stuff with him in the band. British Blues Legend

Chris Meachen… One of my earliest musical influences, who sparked my interest in playing the guitar. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a conversation with him after he played at the White Rock during his revived career. Not only a great talent, but also a nice person..(& a great angler to boot..)

Eric Harmer… Sad news.

Keith Veness… RIP Peter

Tony Court-holmes… sad

Stuart Moir… RIP Peter, your band is one of the best I’ve ever heard

Mick O’Dowd… It was the same when Denny Laine left the Moodies, another different band appeared and that is what happened when Peter Green left the Mac

Colin Norton… You are right Mick! I never thought about it that way. Still prefer both bands in their original formations

Ennio Morricone R.I.P.

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Steve Sampson… Brilliant music on the spaghetti westerns

Marcus de Mowbray… Imagine Spaghetti westerns without Morricone’s scores….no atmosphere.

Steve Cooke… Great composer. He will be missed.

Dennis Torrance… Such sad news his music in his films and other works he did . I especially enjoyed His scores in The good the bad and the ugly Fist full of dynamite also known as Duck you sucker and so many more Condolences to his family and friends and RIP Ennio music had lost one of the best .

Andy Ives… My favourite composer of film/tv soundtracks absolutely gutted

Colin Bell…Scored one of my favourite films of all time.’Once Upon A Time In America’ amongst many others. RIP

Dennis Torrance… I believe Clint Eastwood said without Ennio music in his early western film career he made the films what they were

Alan Esdaile…brilliant composer, wonderful pieces of music.

Steve Priest from Sweet R.I.P.


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Andy Qunta… Sorry to hear this. Saw him play in LA last year. A friend sang with him in a version of Sweet.

Karen Sweatman… Feel really sad about this. Loved Sweet. RIP

Colin Bell… That’s very sad to learn just Andy left now.

Jacquie Hinves… Sad news.

Martin Curcher… Are you ready Steve? Aha. Ohhh, I see a man at the back, as a matter of fact and his eyes was as red as the sun and the girl in the corner let no one ignore her because she thinks she’s the passionate one… RIP Steve

Peter Houghton… RIP Steve

Jim Quinn Mcg… Legend

Sandra Thompsett… R I P

Andy Caine… That’s Sad! I saw them at Aquarius. R.I.P.

Jane Hartley… so did I.

John Coleman… RIP Steve, loved the Sweet

Jan Warren… Thats sad news, loved Sweet, R.I.P. Steve

Kev Towner… I was a MASSIVE Sweet fan, and indeed Steve was my favourite. RIP

Ben Gallop… R.i.p.very sad

Dennis Torrance… RIP Steve Priest

Willie Wicking… Then there was 1 R.I.P Steve remember the gig at Aquarius later (Saturdays)

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Saw them last December at the De La Warr

Alan Pepper… So sad to hear that another Glam rock founder has passed . They made some great records . Played at the Aquarius and were very loud if my ears remember !

Bill Third… Absolutely, he was a gas

Radio Caroline’s founder Ronan O’Rahilly dies

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Kev Carleonis…RONAN O’RAHILLY, founder of Radio Caroline in 1964 has sadly died today. He was the real reason radio in this country became as it is today. Radio Caroline lives on on 648 Medium Wave and around the world on the internet It would be good for his ashes to be kept on, or sprinkled on the Ross Revenge, Radio Caroline’s Radio Ship.

Jim Breeds… Oh, that’s a blow. He was responsible for so much of my listening pleasure and journey of musical discovery in the 1960s.

Julie Armstrong… R I P Sir Ronan O’Rahilly

Elaine Saunders… RIP

Leo Buglehole R.I.P.

Nicholas Prince… There is a great deal of singers, musicians, disc jockey’s and listeners that owe an awful lot to Ronan. RIP

Alan Esdaile… Sad news. Helped to introduce us to some great music and without him the future could have been completely different.

Heather Sidery… Really sad to hear this. Good guy…. I loved RC

Mike Waghorne… RIP

Mick O’Dowd… What would pop radio/music be like now if we hadn’t had this pineer to guide us. R.I.P. Ronan.

Rontenn2001… Such sad, sad news……R.I.P. Ronan.


Josie Lawson R.I.P.

Alan Esdaile… I’m very sorry to announce that Josie has passed away. A lovely lady who will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

Jim Breeds… Yes, I saw the post earlier today. How sad.

Kevin Burchett… Sorry to hear this R.I.P Josie.

Jan Warren… So sorry to hear this R.I.P. Josie xx

Nick Prince… Very sorry to hear this. I have got to know Josie very well over the past 25 years or so. RIP Josie. I know she listened to my Saturday night show from time to time. I will give her a little mention on this weeks show. X

Judith Monk… RIP Josie. Very well known locally. Sad.

Helen Knight… I knew jo for years we grew up together lovely lady RIP jo and thoughts are with the family xxx

Pauline Richards… Oh dear. R.I.P.

Mick O’Dowd… So sorry but not unexpected. R.I.P. Josie x

Elizabeth Turner… No more suffering Josie .Sleep well .xx

Pauline Brown… ❤️RIP

Ernest Ballard… Bless her heart. Lovely lady. RIP Josie x

Jonathan Mendenhall… I.m so sorry to hear this I knew Josie on an informal basis over the friendly and kind and of course that most wonderful smile..many people I am sure will be thinking of her family…someone who just made you feel a bit better when you met her

Susie Prescott… Sorry to hear that, I used to know her years ago and her son. Lovely lady. May she rest in peace xx

Angela Frances Gardner… I remember her face, was her son at Castledown school? RIP

Tiffany Barton… Lovely lady although I never met her

Claire Louise Maplesden… I remember seeing Josie a lot in & around the town as I used to work in Boots for 14 years. A lovely lady. Rest in Peace x

Kev Towner… I’m truly sad to hear this. Josie was active in the disability movement for many years and I had the privilege of knowing her. Rest in peace Josie.

Ronteen2001… Rest In Peace Josie….so sad to see she’s “left the building!”

Janet Brophy… I Remember Josie From School Days, Rest In Peace


Bill Withers R.I.P.

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Mike Curtis… I know, I know, I know etc

Geoff Peckham… no no no!

Alan Testot-newick… But what a great song …..every pub band played it ? And so many f……. it up …ha ha

Eric Harmer… Gutted

Monica Bane… Me also gutted. Loved all his songs!

Alan Esdaile… Great songwriter and singer, very sad.

Ian Mantel… So Bill Withers withers

Kevin White… What a sad loss,great singer/songwriter.RIP Bill Withers

Shane Wright… Not such a lovely day

Jan Deane… What a loss to the music world. RIP Bill x

Chris Jolly… He wrote from the heart… Such a loss!

Dennis Torrance… Made some great music my condolences to his family and friends to many deaths so much heartbreak at the moment

Graham Finch… What a songwriter, what a star, one of the best. His songs will live on for eternity thoughts and prayers to his family.

Mick O’Dowd… What a loss. First heard Lean On Me when I was DJ at Bonitas. A guy came in who was a sidekick of Eddie Grant and gave me a bunch of singles. Included was Lean on Me. Listened on headphones and immediately put it on the decks and played it. Great reaction and it became a popular request. That night this guy Frank took me to see Eddie Grant at his flat behind the then Cricket Ground. He is a really nice guy.

Jan Warren… R.I.P Bill Withers.

Nicholas Parsons R.I.P.

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Eric Harmer… I remember him as the straight man with Arthur Haines

David Edwards… Who always called him Nicolarse Parsons

Kevin White… I met him once, years ago at a show he was comparing, he was a really friendly man and had a great senseof humour.RIP Nicholarse Parsons.

Matt Thomas… Live from Norwich, it’s the quiz of the week

Dave Weeks… Legend and was still going strong on just a minute.

Andy Qunta… RIP! Thanks for the memories!

Peter Thomson… Also (and apparently not widely known) a sixty year association through voice overs with Gerry Anderson productions.

Alan Esdaile… Seen him on hundred of shows over the years. Sad news.

Yvonne Cleland… Total legend.

John Harper… Sad goodbye to a showbiz legend. R.I.P


Dave Nattress… Sad news, we all saw and heard him on so many shows.  Sale of the century, for sure, of it’s time, was one of the best.  Just a minute – fabulous radio 4 stuff. An all round good fella, and Yes, appearances on the Arthur Haynes show all those years ago, my parents always had it on.  Another human being we all grew up with gone, and that’s a little tiny bit of us gone also.

Wendy Weaver… I usually get tired of seeing the same faces on TV but never tired of Nicholas Parsons. We saw him when they recorded Just a Minute at the White Rock years ago and he still looked the same as he had for years. RIP


Dr Hook’s Ray Sawyer dies

Jeanette Jones… Saw Him at Cropredy a few years ago now. Not my music, but He made me laugh out loud, a real entertainer, didn’t take himself too seriously! Stayed around to have His photo taken with fans, & really looked as if He was enjoying Himself.

Gerry Fortsch… Another one has left us then, Dr Hook became my favorite band in the 70s and early 80s. I saw them several times, Ray and Dennis worked together so well with the band. I was not keen on the discoish later albums but Ray always did a nice country style track or two so I still purchased them. Rest in Peace & Love Ray

Wendy Weaver… You realise how old you are when your favourite singers pass away and they were a similar age to you

Chris Jolly… COLAC provided PA & lighting for Dr. Hook at their Rainbow gig in 73 ish. He was a nice guy and really friendly and respectful to the crew. RIP Ray.


Tony Joe White R.I.P.

Pete Prescott…  I thought he was so cool !  My brother Chris saw him at the isle of Wight festival in 70. Cozy Powell played drums for him. We had the “groupy girl” single and “save your sugar for me”. I played sheriff of Kalhoun county at the dolphin on my cd/ vinyl night a while ago. Great songwriter/ singer.  He wrote pole Poke Salad Annie. sad.

David Edwards… Just been listening to a couple of his songs and was reminded of how good he was.

Eric Harmer… I really think he was underestimated Pete. He was still giging recently

Pete Fisher… He was a one-off…such a good singer and guitarist

Alan Parker… great guitarist and singer, seems like hardly a week goes by without another great one leaves us these days.

Jan Warren… Oh nooooo, I loved him and his music, “Groupy Girl” was brilliant and many more, still got some singles and albums…. R.I.P. Tony.

Alan Esdaile… Not forgetting he also wrote Rainy Night In Georgia.

Tony Davis…  His song I Gotta Thing About You Baby always brings back memories for me. RIP

Alan King… the three albums he did for Warner Bros in the 70’s were very very good, Tony Joe White, Home Made Ice Cream and The Train I’m On. one of my all time favourites – I’m gonna miss him – great to see him come back in the early 90’s

Alan King… I did leave a vinyl copy of the Tony Joe White album at the Royal Standard about 4 years ago – wonder if it’s still there ? hope it’s still getting played a lot, I always used to put it on when I went in there

Will Cornell… He not only wrote fantastic songs, and kind of set the style that Creedence adapted…his friendships yielded some great results too….check out his help on Waylon Jennings last truly fantastic album, “Waymore’s Blues Pt. 2”. Co-wrote some of the songs and played backup gtr and harmonica…..