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10 October 2014
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Mr. Kite said

Every time this thread pops up in All Together Now lately my stomach drops…

…and I hold my breath until I read who it’s about.

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Hey, hey. Here’s to good health! To the some who have gone and the some who remain! 

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21 October 2014
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Raphael Ravenscroft, the saxophonist on Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” passed away at only 60. I post this not only because it was one of my favorite songs as a kid, but also because, according to Beatlefan, there were unconfirmed media reports of his being offered a position in Wings, which he turned down.

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21 October 2014
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Wow, @parlance – I had no idea who the sax player was on that song. I had the 45 as a kid and still love it. I looked him up to see if he was in any way related to Thurl Ravenscroft but could not find any links to both. Interesting to read that he also played on sessions for Mary Hopkin – a slight Beatley reference.

Thank you, Raphael for one of the most vivid audio memories on the soundtrack of my youth.
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23 October 2014
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1970’s Glam rocker Alvin Stardust has died at the age of 72 after a short illness report the BBC.

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23 October 2014
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And, for a Beatles connection, in the 60s, when he was Shane Fenton, he married Iris Caldwell. Caldwell was Rory Storm’s sister, and had dated both George and Paul (at different times – though she was also dating Frank Ifield when she was involved with Paul!). They divorced in the mid-70s.

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23 October 2014
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Examiner reports on another connection with the Beatles

“Alvin Stardust, a British singer who, when known in his earlier days as Shane Fenton, shared bills with the Beatles and also came to their rescue with food, has died at age 72…

…Fenton appeared on bills with them at Royal Albert Hall and the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. It was at the Empire that Beatles manager Brian Epstein offered Fenton an opportunity to be his manager and also record the Lennon-McCartney song “Do You Want To Know A Secret .” According to Harry, Fenton turned the offer down because he already had a manager.”

More at the link.

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Jack Bruce, fantastic bassist and lead singer/songwriter in Cream, has sadly passed away today. May he rest in peace.

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fabfouremily said

Jack Bruce, fantastic bassist and lead singer/songwriter in Cream, has sadly passed away today. May he rest in peace.

I’ve just been getting into Cream and think his basslines and vocals were amazing. That’s very sad…

RIP Jack

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fabfouremily said
Jack Bruce, fantastic bassist and lead singer/songwriter in Cream, has sadly passed away today. May he rest in peace.

I just heard about this on Facebook.

R.I.P. Jack Bruce.

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Mr. Kite said

fabfouremily said

Jack Bruce, fantastic bassist and lead singer/songwriter in Cream, has sadly passed away today. May he rest in peace.

I’ve just been getting into Cream and think his basslines and vocals were amazing. That’s very sad…

RIP Jack

 

Not long after discovering the Beatles, I heard Born Under A Bad Sign and was blown away by how tight the bassline was. I haven’t listened to Cream properly in a long time, but they were a bloody brilliant group… and that was partly down to Bruce. I feel I’ll be revisiting some of those old songs later this evening.

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Ringo’s tribute:

Jack Bruce was an incredible musician, great songwriter and it was my pleasure not only to listen to the bands he was in, including Cream, but to also have him in the All Starrs. He will be missed. We send Margrit and his family Peace & Love. Ringo & Barbara

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Jack Bruce was very underrated. People always discuss Clapton or Ginger when talking Cream, understandably, but Bruce was really a unsung hero within that band. His bass playing really complimented Cream well, and he was a hell of a singer to boot.

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Rest in peace, Jack.

Great bassplayer. He and Ginger Baker were a great rhythm section.

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I just heard of his passing this morning.

One of the best, if not THE best singing bass players in rock history. From what I have heard, he was also very instrumental in urging Eric Clapton to participate more in the “front man” role.

RIP Jack. You will definitely be missed.
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Zig said

I just heard of his passing this morning.

One of the best, if not THE best singing bass players in rock history. From what I have heard, he was also very instrumental in urging Eric Clapton to participate more in the “front man” role.

RIP Jack. You will definitely be missed.
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Only after Paul and Sting in my opinion. He will be missed.

So many great people leaving us this year…

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Photographer David Redfern, who took iconic shots of the Beatles during Magical Mystery Tour , passed away Oct. 22.

 

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Mr. Kite said

Zig said

I just heard of his passing this morning.

One of the best, if not THE best singing bass players in rock history. From what I have heard, he was also very instrumental in urging Eric Clapton to participate more in the “front man” role.

RIP Jack. You will definitely be missed.
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Only after Paul and Sting in my opinion. He will be missed.

So many great people leaving us this year…

Geddy Lee too (not who died, great singing bass players)

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I know this is an animal but it’s still heart wrenching :/

My family used to babysit an Irish Water Spaniel called Jim while his owners were away on holidays. He was a very well trained dog who (if you stretched out your hand) would put his paw on it so you could shake- a very sweet and friendly fellow he was. About two years ago he started getting seizures which is common in IWSs and is caused by a plethora of problems but his owners got medication for him  and he was only having fits every now and again.

Last Wednesday, he went missing and his owner went out searching for him. They found him knotted in brambles having a seizure and obviously in pain so they decided to put him down. The last thing he did before he died was look up at his owners and put out his paw so they could shake his hand :(

 

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Thats horrible and heart-breaking. Poor Jim. Losing a family pet is dreadful and in such a way as that is worse. Condolences ASJ to all concerned.

I don’t know what i would do if i found my dog in such a state. 

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