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Grateful I saw him in Manchester recently for the first, and sadly last, time.

Lake Marie, man. What songs.

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Also so glad I caught him - London Palladium in 2017. Unforgettable gig. 

"You come home straight, you come home curly/ Sometimes you don't come home at all..."

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41 minutes ago, KK Jale said:

Also so glad I caught him - London Palladium in 2017. Unforgettable gig. 

"You come home straight, you come home curly/ Sometimes you don't come home at all..."

Speed of the Sound, we do that in the Americana Band I'm in. I love Angel from Montgomery

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34 minutes ago, yorks5stringer said:

Speed of the Sound, we do that in the Americana Band I'm in. I love Angel from Montgomery

Yup, we do that tune as well. A great loss, RIP John.

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The good thing(!) is that there are many influenced by him who will be able to carry on his work, I'm thinking Jason Isbell and  Margo Price as well as more established artists like Bonnie Raitt et al.

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1 hour ago, yorks5stringer said:

Speed of the Sound, we do that in the Americana Band I'm in. I love Angel from Montgomery

Those are the two we do. Singer I work with is very upset today, JP really meant a lot to her. 
 

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Sad news indeed. He was a friend of a friend of mine, who is also a singer-songwriter in that genre and location. The BBC also erroneously reported a few days ago on the 'live' feed that he had died, while he was still alive, before amending the story to remove his name several hours later.

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I always thought "Hello in there" (released in 1971) was a fine song but over the years my feelings about the song have changed. I was a young guitar player folk music guy when I first heard it and as the song and I get older it touches me in different ways. I'll be 74 in May, and somehow that young guitar player has disappeared and now there is an old guy who might very well be the subject of the song. I still think it is a wonderful song though...

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I’ve never heard of him, I’ve quite liked some of what’s being shared by people on Facebook.

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It's too sad.  I've been doing his songs on acoustic guitar since the early 1970s.  He was a genius.

Frank.

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“There’s a hole in Daddy’s arm where all the money goes.”

Bleak and tender. RIP John.

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