Chris Hutchinson R.I.P. (16th March 2017)


photo shared from Liane Carroll’s Facebook page

Liane Carroll… It is with great sadness I have to announce to those that may not have heard, that Chris Hutchinson passed away Thursday night. A wonderful, brilliant singer snd entertainer, and a truly beautiful gentleman. Much love and sympathy to dear Charlotte and other members of his family. R.I.P.Dear Chris. Thank you for your lovely music. Xxxxxxxxx

Ernest Ballard… That’s sad news

Tanya Eldridge… Sorry to hear. Bye bye Chris. I’ve been singing The Nightingale Sang in Barclay Square last few days and thinking of you. RIP and comfort and in great happiness. You shared so much joy. Love Tanya x

Philip Wood… So very sad to have heard this awful news, earlier today. We met in 1969 – shared a flat, for a while, had many, many laughs together – and a love of music. Why didn’t I call him in the New Year…….. Sincere condolences to Charlotte. I will be playing his music soon xXx

Funeral arrangements… 30th March at 3.30pm Hastings Crematorium.

Verna Juliana… Goodbye Chris…..II hope you are with your friends in that jazz club in the sky…

Cliff Fudge… Have been trying for years to track down Chris as we were both at Fortescue house school in Twickenham between 1960-65 where we formed a band for speech day 64 called the so’n’so’s doh! we both had a great love of music then I have now been playing drums pro on & off since 1971 all over the world-so good bye Chris my friend. Cliff Fudge.

Xilo Pan… Great man …amazing voice in song and in spoken …

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Peter Sarstedt dies


Ernest Ballard… Sad news such a lovely voice. RIP

Tony Davis… Really sad news. I have always enjoyed Peter’s music and consider him to be a really under-rated singer/songwriter. His first album is one of my favourite albums of all time and often gets played now. His thoroughly English whimsical approach, which seems to stem from the British Raj in India, made him one of a kind. I always regret that I never got to see him perform a full gig. R.I.P Peter you will be missed.

Alan Esdaile… R.I.P. Peter Sarstedt.

Colin Norton… RIP Peter.

Dennis Torrance… Rest in peace Peter.

Andy Ives… Rest peacefully. Very sad news. Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the 1969 chart-topper Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?, has died aged 75. According to the BBC, Sarstedt’s family confirmed that he passed away peacefully following a six-year battle against Progressive Supernuclear Palsy.

Candy Clarke… Omg God really?

Graham Belchamber… A post pub favourite song!

Colin Bell… Even though I knew this was coming I’m deeply sad that Peter has passed away. I knew him for many years and was privy to his illness before it became public knowledge. He was a supremely talented singer/songwriter who wrote some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. He was also a genuine, warm, funny, witty and lovely man. He did a live set on Hastings Rock with me and we did gigs together. I was at Chatham in 2010 when he did his last tour and will remember the laughter we had backstage after the gig. My thoughts are with his partner Jill, his brothers Clive and Richard and all his family and friends. R.I.P Peter you’ll be greatly missed.

Pete Fisher… RIP Peter Sarstedt…Where Do You Go To My Lovely was one of the first songs I mastered on guitar…I would have been 13 when it came out, and bought the sheet music/chord tabs and spent hours practising it in my bedroom on my newly-acquired 12-string…

Iain Cobby… RIP Peter Sarstedt. Saw you live with your brothers at the White Rock Theater some years ago. Like many artists that are asked to sing their big hit, he corpsed when it came around to Where do you go to. We all helped out, it was magic. What a talented man ………..and family. Was on BBC just the other night with other stars of the sixties.

Singer Prince dies


Prince performing at Coachella 2008 Micahmedia at en.wikipedia

Jim Hobbs… Shit, I can’t keep up with all these heroes dying!

Neil Cartwright… Yet another? It gets tempting to believe that there’s some cosmic force at work here.

Alan Esdaile… Shocking news, very talented performer and many great tracks. R.I.P. Prince.

Peter Fairless… Raspberry Beret, great track.

Alan Esdaile… Good track but my favourite is When Doves Cry.

Peter Fairless… So many to choose from, Alan.

Andy Qunta… Too many good artists!

Leigh Wieland-Boys… We have said goodbye to many great people this year, so sad

Patricia Landamore… Really sad , such a different age between, makes you think, just do it eh

Virginia Davis… I know I’m getting older but there appears to be so many already this year.

Caz Simpson… He evidently played Heroes as a tribute to Bowie. I can’t find it ‘all content removed’. Loved Prince.. RIP

Rolling Stone Magazine says… No offense to Petty, Lynne and Winwood, but the first few minutes of this performance feel like a slightly stale retread of the star-studded version at 2002’s Concert for George. Then Prince steps in with a soaring solo and changes everything. He shreds so hard that he nearly falls off the stage — and he still looks cool. Where was he for the Hendrix tribute back in ’92?!

Kevin Sherwood… Brilliant.

Paul Dove… LEGEND. R I P . Prince

Paul Bridgett… The talent of the man..ENJOY YOU WILL.

Phil Thornton… yup.

Dennis Wootton… Can never tire watching, in awe.

Jon McCallion… A great track.

Alan Pepper… Such a big loss – some artists seem destined to pass early in life so as to be remembered forever young and what a fantastic artist he was ! I remember Eric Clapton when asked how did it feel being the best guitarist in the world ? He said I don’t know you’d better ask Prince ! Respect . My favorite has to be Purple Rain . Hendrix + Little Richard + James Brown = PRINCE ?!?


Paul Burton R.I.P.

Very sorry to hear of the death of popular local musician Paul Burton. I did not know him personally but saw him play many times. Much loved and will be missed by many people here.


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photo supplied by Joe Knight

Andy Qunta… I  also saw Paul play with Centre Page, but unfortunately didn’t know him personally. RIP.

Mark Harris… I’ve known Paul for years, very sad news

Karenann Clarke… R,I,P

Stuart Moir… R.I.P my musician friend we will all miss you ..

Terry Pack… I’m sad to read this. A very nice bloke. RIP, Paul.

Susie Prescott… RIP xxx

Neil Cartwright… Only knew him as an Estate Agent – but a very nice guy.

John Wilde… Thanks Paul. Journey on.

Mike Raxworthy… That’s a shock! Will miss seeing him about, always greeting me with a smile and never too busy for a bit of a chat. Very sad news. R.I.P Paul x

Mick O’Dowd… Again I knew of him but not know him although I have worked a lot of times when he played with Centre Page etc. and only saw him a few weeks back at The East Hastings Angling Club. He was a great musician and this is a sad loss to our musical heritage.

Andre Martin… RIP Paul one of the Old Brigade.

Barry French… So sorry to hear this sad news. A true gentleman & lovely guitarist. Barry & Ness French.

Rick Sellens… Saw Paul play in the sixties. Met him last year after doing some guitar repairs for him . Nice bloke.

Peter Millington… Nothing can prepare one for losing a close friend and now there’s a big void that can never be filled. I had the pleasure of playing with Paul in several groups over the years, The Confederates, then Spyke and more recently The Scratchers. He was a singer, guitarist, comic, and one of my best friends since our meeting in 1962. He’s now at peace, free from pain and contributing to the heavenly Rock and Roll orchestra I’m sure. His funeral will be at 2:00pm on 3rd February 2015 at Hastings Crematorium.


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Stuart Moir… What a wonderful send off for Paul, I am sure he was looking down with a big smile on his face, and what a brilliant response from all his friends in music everybody played and sang their hearts out, love you all !!


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Joe Knight…  a great send oFF well done all!! WELL DONE GINGER DONE PAUL!!! “PROUD”

Mick O’Dowd… Extremely good send off. It was an amazing non-religious service but said everything. We had tears. We had laughter and also dancing! It was the most moving funeral I have ever been to. Well done to everybody involved in the planning and execution of this event. You did him proud.

Stuart Moir… Well said Mick, I think Ginger needs a big round of applause for everything he did to make the event go smoothly, also a mention to Simon Shaw for the PA and his contribution as a musician.

Peter Millington… Paul Burton, as usual, raised the height of the bar yet again. He now has the credit of organising his own funeral service and “wake” which was the best that I’ve ever attended. Acting as his organisational agant for the event I must congratulate and thank every musician that took part. One of those events that everyone wished wouldn’t end. As always Paul, you’re a difficult act to follow. RIP my very good friend – Ginger