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It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:32 am

The bodies are piling up.



Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks died Thursday in his home in London. The musician's website listed his cause of death as heart failure and said he was found after failing to appear for a recording session. He was 65.

Banks, who had previously played with bassist Chris Squire in The Syn, was part of the lineup that recorded the group's first two albums, 1969's Yes and 1970's Time and a Word. He was asked to leave the group before the release of Time and a Word and was replaced by Steve Howe.

After Yes, Banks formed the groups Flash and Empire and released several solo albums. According to Rolling Stone, he was working on a live collection at the time of his death.

Yes, which is on tour now in the USA, released a statement: "We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of fellow bandmate and founding Yes member Peter Banks. He was a huge piece of the fabric that made Yes what it is, and our thoughts, sincere condolences, and prayers are with him and his family. Peter, we shall miss you greatly."

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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Govangirl » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Martin wrote:


Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks died Thursday in his home in London.


No! Yes were the biggest part of my late teenage years (along with Genesis) - my husband and I saw them several times in concert but probably Banks had left by the time I was REALLY into them. We still have all the original LPs with the brilliant artwork. Strange, I only heard someone on the radio last month - I think it was Danny Baker - say how important Peter Banks was to progressive music.
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:24 pm

I must confess to buying some of their albums for the artwork and not the music.
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby bill » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:59 pm

It's only March as you say,and we have lost ........Tony Sheridan,Reg Presley,Ian Campbell ,Kenny Ball,Cecil Womack and yet Shane McGown is still with us. :<>
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:39 am

I didn't know Ian Campbell had gone.
Might as well add Kevin Ayers and Clive Burr to that list.
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby bill » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:33 am

Martin,Ian Campbell actually passed away November 2012,but I thought he deserved a mention.
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:24 pm

Quite rightly so, he was well respected and influential. The Ian Campbell Folk Group spawned at least two members of Fairport Convention.

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Re: It's only March and....

Postby bill » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:26 pm

Martin wrote: The Ian Campbell Folk Group spawned at least two members of Fairport Convention.


Let's not forget that he DID SPAWN THREE MEMBERS OF UB40,HIS SONS ALI, ROBIN AND DUNCAN. 8)
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:44 pm

I wonder how may of those listed here http://www.deathlist.net/ will see the year out. Some of the ages surprised me.

Bill, being as you mentioned Kenny Ball, I was first introduced to him in the early seventies when my dad bought his live album - Have A Drink On Me.
It contained the wonderful Ten Thousand Years Ago which featured lines such as....

The was a young girl on the grass
Who had an enormous great ass
It was not round and pink as you may think
It was grey, had long ears and ate grass

There was a young lady from Onga
Who had an affair with a Conga (eel that is)
When an old man from Deal said, "How did it feel ?"
She said, "Just like yours but much longer"

I still have that album.
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Govangirl » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:12 pm

Martin wrote:Bill, being as you mentioned Kenny Ball, I was first introduced to him in the early seventies when my dad bought his live album - Have A Drink On Me.

I still have that album.


Martin, I was brought up on that music too but I never rated Bilk even though I played 'Stranger' in my school orchestra many times (I hated Kenny Ball even more, mind you). I once saw him in concert and he said something about how the song was for his daughter or wife I think. Perhaps I was too traditional but give me the King of Swing, Benny Goodman any day!
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Govangirl » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:19 pm

Martin wrote:I wonder how may of those listed here http://www.deathlist.net/ will see the year out. Some of the ages surprised me.


Yep, Kirk Douglas at age 97! Wow!
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:25 pm

GG, there's nowt wrong with a bit of Goodman. I've never been a big fan of Bilk except for Aria, it was one of the songs I had played at my Mum's funeral as she always liked it.

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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Govangirl » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:36 pm

Sorry Martin I was getting my Bilks and Balls mixed up there!!!! :<> Oops! Bilk is still with us :oops:

Still, my thoughts are the same, just meant that I didn't rate Kenny Ball or even Acker Bilk BUT you are right, that track is a good 'un!
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby Martin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:44 am

There goes Norman Collier.
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Re: It's only March and....

Postby bill » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Still doing his chicken routine ???

If anyone should have been reported under the trades description act it was him.

A COMEDIAN ??.....DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH.
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