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Captain Bubble
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Posted - 16/04/2017 :  19:49:02  Show Profile  Visit Captain Bubble's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It seems like rumours might be true that he has died. A truly excellent, imaginative, creative and virtuosic guitarist and a favourite of mine since I first heard him on the powerful "Believe It" album by Tony Williams' Lifetime.

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rollingthunder
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Posted - 16/04/2017 :  20:30:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He was a genius full stop.
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pat illingworth
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Posted - 16/04/2017 :  21:07:03  Show Profile  Visit pat illingworth's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, very sad news. I grew up hearing the extraordinary lines Allan played on so many records in my brother Rob's collection.. his was a truly unique and revolutionary voice on the guitar...

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Soporif
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Posted - 17/04/2017 :  14:57:25  Show Profile  Visit Soporif's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Devastating news. Worsened by the fact that Allan was virtually penniless. There's a group funding account linked off Facebook if anyone wants to donate for funeral/memorial expenses.

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sticksman1
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Posted - 18/04/2017 :  10:33:02  Show Profile  Visit sticksman1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Absolutely gutted.

Gary Husband posted a very touching (and extremely honest) piece on FB about the news.

The musical world lost a true visionary and someone who epitomised progressive musicianship - a very unique individual.

Unfortunately, not much news has covered it. It is a real shame, because I personally believe his impact on music was massive, and his legacy will live on for many generations to come.

If you truly care about this - please pledge towards his memorial - https://www.gofundme.com/allanholdsworthmemorial

Thanks - Terry

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Soporif
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Posted - 20/04/2017 :  10:40:23  Show Profile  Visit Soporif's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very moving piece by Gary H, and there's a nice half-page obituary by John Fordham in today's Guardian.

Nice to see that the memorial fund (now closed) hugely exceeded what was asked. He was worth every penny.

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sticksman1
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Posted - 24/04/2017 :  12:51:34  Show Profile  Visit sticksman1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A lovely find on YouTube - Gary Husband, Paul Carmichael and Allan, on Gary's "Improvisation & Interplay" video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFPPMoXI_Ms

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rollingthunder
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Posted - 27/04/2017 :  13:05:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sticksman1

A lovely find on YouTube - Gary Husband, Paul Carmichael and Allan, on Gary's "Improvisation & Interplay" video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFPPMoXI_Ms



Fabulous.
It was good to see the memorial fund went so well.
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Captain Bubble
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Posted - 27/04/2017 :  20:08:47  Show Profile  Visit Captain Bubble's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great video, cheers. And great result on the fund.

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