www.billnelson.com

Welcome to 'The Dreamsville Inn' - a virtual pub for the Nelsonian community
It is currently Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:02 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: RIP Bert Weedon
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:55 am 
Offline
Regular
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:44 pm
Posts: 48
Location: Southsea, UK.
Unfortunately very more sad news for the guitar world:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17781762

RIP Bert Weedon

_________________
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIP Bert Weedon
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:45 pm 
Offline
Regular

Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 10:29 am
Posts: 79
Location: Brighouse, West Yorkshire
I think every Guitarist in the UK over 40 owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.

_________________
Played badly at the Duke as well...!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIP Bert Weedon
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:54 pm 
Offline
Regular

Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:30 pm
Posts: 732
It took me more than a day :( . RIP Bert.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIP Bert Weedon
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:30 pm 
Offline
The Citizen
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:40 pm
Posts: 9454
Heard this sad news, this evening, on the radio in my car as I made my weary way home from a non-stop first day, working as producer on a Big Country recording session.

I had Bert's 'Play In A Day' book when I got my first 'proper' guitar. (A Zenith acoustic archtop.) My dad bought me the guitar second-hand and Bert's book brand new. I didn't really learn much from the book in terms of musical notation...(those squiggly black things on the bar lines confused me back then as much as they confuse me now,) but I did like the pictures of Bert with his beautiful golden Hofner guitar. His tips on how to hold the plectrum and the correct way to hold the guitar were helpful too. I also recall, with fondness, his weekly guitar lessons on the children's tv show '5 O'Clock Club.' Ironically, only the other week I was listening to one of his old hits, titled 'Sorry Robbie' and I sensed, somehow, that his life was coming to an end. Thanks for the help and inspiration Bert.

I also heard, today, of the death of Levon Helm...one of my favourite musicians of all time. I saw him live, in the '70s, at 'The Last Waltz' in San Francisco...(The Band's farewell concert.) Anyone who has a copy of that concert on DVD should take a look and listen again to appreciate what a truly unique and gifted man he was. I loved his playing and singing and always will, a great, great musician.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIP Bert Weedon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:00 am 
Offline
Regular
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:06 pm
Posts: 11893
Location: At the Fireworks Factory with the Sons of Anarchy.... Dreamsville Chapter
RIP

_________________
"Rights are not a matter of numbers - and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob"-Ayn Rand

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RIP Bert Weedon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:18 am 
Online
Regular
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 7:24 am
Posts: 8726
Location: Location, Location
Bill Nelson wrote:

I also heard, today, of the death of Levon Helm...one of my favourite musicians of all time. I saw him live, in the '70s, at 'The Last Waltz' in San Francisco...(The Band's farewell concert.) Anyone who has a copy of that concert on DVD should take a look and listen again to appreciate what a truly unique and gifted man he was. I loved his playing and singing and always will, a great, great musician.


He would have loved you too, Bill. I always secretly wished that you would have made your way to one of the 'Midnight Ramble' shows that Levon held at his barn in Woodstock, NY, The few that i got to attend were magical.


A very, very nice man. A true Southern Gentleman and a tremendous musical talent,

RIP, Levon. :(

http://www.levonhelm.com/

_________________
The universe is trying to move into your neighborhood.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], MondoJohnny and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group