Willie G – The Soulman



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photos Lynda Coleman Westlake via Kevin Burchett

Kevin Burchett… who remembers Willie G?

Roy Penfold… I remember Willie – great voice! Did a demo for him many years ago.

Jenny Tyler… He was good, saw him at the Bembo & the little angling club.

Kevin Burchett… im getting some video of willie g someone is sending it to me from wales the plan is to upload it to youtube the quality might not be good but i will try to improve it

Alan Esdaile… Excellent track.

Sandra Cunningham… I went to his funeral.

Rachael Rellis… Love Willie forever, such talent and a great guy, always my best friend whom I miss so much. His son Kane is looking for video of him, Facebook group of Willies is where you can reach Kane if you have any videos. Oh how I miss that voice ❤️

Andy Ives… Such a lovely guy was totally shocked when I heard of his passing. We had some great laughs.

Jonathan Mendenhall… I loved Willie G..great character..broke all the rules..

Eric Harmer… Great guy

Wendy Weaver… What a lovely guy Willie was

Monica Bane… A great guy! He use to come to Real Sports and sit on the counter chatting to us.
Early Nineties!

Keith Veness… His kids were very talented at Hastings Stage School

Ian Sands… I grew up with Willie he was a great guy, we used to race cars around town, I remember him leaving my house, screaming like a girl I must add lol, because I had many snakes as pets and he didn’t realize until he looked in one of the Vivariums. Loved my time with this gentle giant.

Ricky Adelaide… He was a a great act taken too soon

Eric Harmer… Good mate

Cleopatras Needle – Aquarius 1972.


Anyone remember seeing this band? Some great acts coming up on this ad, Ben E King, Marv Johnson, The Elgins and Percy Sledge.

Kevin Burchett… on my world travels i was on the same plane as Ben E King and his band between L..A AND Honolulu.

Mick O’Dowd… Went to the Ben E King gig and met him backstage where he signed an album cover for me. Nice bloke with freckles! Also saw The Elgins , Marv Johnson & Percy Sledge who came on wearing a romper suit that left nothing to the imagination and he new it. Good show even so.Also remember seeing Gene Latter there sometime, another superb act. This was the only place in Hastings then that had soul acts on as Hastings was known as a rock town.

Classic Albums – What’s Going On Marvin Gaye by Mick O’Dowd


Mick O’Dowd… My all-time favourite album. A real classic!

Redstar Richter… an absolutely stunning album – we are not worthy! mother – too many crying – brother – too many dying (we need to think about this shit and move forward)

Alan Esdaile… Some albums are good, some are classics but this is in a different league. Excellent.

Redstar Richter… too true – if someone in the pub asked me I`d say “London calling” (lol) – but yeah – marvin was the man!

John Wilde… A pivotal album for Marvin which became an absolute classic. Amazing record.

Alan Pepper… Totally agree ! I never tire of listening to this great album . Followed closely by Stevie Wonders’ Innervisions. And side 2 of Abbey Road !!

John Storer… A great album but, when I’m in a Marvin kind of mood, I’ll tend to go for the follow-up to this album … the “Trouble Man” soundtrack. If I want things a little more upbeat, then it has to be 1983′s “Midnight Love” … also the NME’s “Album of the Year” back then. Taking nothing away from Mick’s choice, though.

Jimmy Ruffin – Dies aged 78

jimmy ruffin


Jane Hartley… Such sad news, my best memories from the 60’s and 70’s, motown and soul music. RIp Jimmy.

Alan Esdaile…So many happy memories with this song. Very sad news. This song will go on forever…

Stuart Moir… Shame !! lost a great singer …

John Wilde… Thank you Jimmy. You were part of the soundtrack of my youth. Farewell.

Mark Gilham… 🙁

Mick O’Dowd… Another one for that Supergroup in heaven! Farewell Is A Lonely Sound but you’re in good company.

Andy Qunta… Great singer!

Stuart Moir…. Agree with all the comments …

Jacqueline Robbins… Singing to the Broken Hearted on the other side…

John Storer… Always thought Jimmy was one of the most underrated of the Motown singers. “Brokenhearted” obviously a classic but “Farewell Is A Lonely Sound” edges it for me. Sad news indeed