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…..

Bill Maynard R.I.P.

Roger Simmonds… Very sad he was a great actor!

Clifford Rose… Oh no, it’s Selwyn Froggitt – RIP Bill Maynard

Wendy Weaver… People don’t seem to realise just how far back his popularity went. In 1959-ish there was a fashion craze of Bill Maynard sweaters. They were oversized sloppy jumpers, the same as he had been wearing. He was a very funny man. R.I.P.

Dennis Torrance… Rest in peace bill condolences to his friends and family

Eddy Amoo of The Real Thing dies

photo: Hans Peters / Anefo 13 December 1972 http://www.gahetna.nl/collectie/afbeeldingen/fotocollectie/zoeken/weergave/detail/q/id/ac034e18-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84


Alan Esdaile… Sad news, saw them play many times, always put on a great show. R.I.P. Eddy Amoo

Janine Anne Scott… Our Butlins 70s weekend’s essentials. Gosh, what a loss.

Tony May… I must have known! I was only playing their anthology of songs yesterday… Such a shame that none of the group’s earliest recordings have ever been made available on CD. Grossly under-rated, The Real Thing are one of Britain’s finest soul/pop acts and I have wanted their early stuff for years… R.I.P. Eddie and thinking of you, Chris, Ray and all of Eddie’s family and friends… Its definitely, ‘Rainin’ Through My Sunshine’ today…

Janet Rennie… Sad , I loved them . Missed them at the white rock last year

Mick O’Dowd… Sad news indeed.


AC/DC Malcolm Young dies

photo source… https://www.facebook.com/acdc/


Jan Warren… Oh Nooooooooo

Eugene Hughes… Rip Mal. He had awful dementia. So sad. I met Mal and Angus with my brother in law Chris Slade at a recording studio in London in 1990.

Chris Sambrook… Sorry to hear Malcolm Young has passed away . Its only a week ago his elder brother passed away. “Hell ain’t no bad place to be”.

Walter Becker from Steely Dan dies



Jim Breeds… Perhaps this is not the time for me to answer Sarah’s post to say that Steely Dan was on my list of overrated bands! Having said that, I’ve come to appreciate some of their stuff more than I did when it was new.

Jan Warren…  xx

Liz Dees Dianto… Sad loss

Dennis Torrance… Another one gone sad

Bruce Forsyth R.I.P.


Peter Gladwish… RIP Brucie. Didn’t he do well!

Jan Warren… Ahhhhhhh, so sad, bye bye dear Brucie

Alan Esdaile… A real STAR, that kept us entertained over the years. R.I.P. Bruce.

Dennis Torrance… R I P Bruce great entertainment you gave . As a boy remember Sunday night at London palladium you made me laugh

Jake Nelson… What a shame, he seems to have been around forever. A talented performer who’s been a star to three generations.

Pete Prescott… He was part of our lives. A wonderful life ! A great entertainer.

Pete Fisher… I know there are a lot of fans of the late great Bruce Forsyth here, and although I was never a big fan of his comedy, this is a must-see. He was an excellent singer and pianist, as illustrated by this clip, in which he’s accompanied by Mitch Dalton on guitar, Barry Morgan on drums and André Messida (correct name please someone??) on bass…

Adam West ‘Batman’ dies

photo: ABC Television 1967-1968


Jan Warren… NOOOOOOOOO, fucking NOOOOOOO, Adam West was the best Batman EVER and it was the best and only Batman series ….. it was fun and hilarious and my childhood and Adam West made it ! – oh god wham, Bam and god damn booty, god R.I.P Adam West, love you forever ♥

Mike O’Dowd… I agree Jan. He was THE ONLY Batman! R.I.P.

Jake Nelson… What a shame. When the series was first on, I used to wander round Bexhill with a black bat motif sewn on my T-shirt (designed by me). I’m sure all the fancy T-shirts you see nowadays are just copied from my idea!

Wendy Weaver… So many favourites dying, makes one realise how old one has become!💀💀😈