I didn't think people actually died until 2016 happened.
I, erroneously, put poor old Peter Sarstedt into the 2016 section. Alas the old chap has gone from us.
"You don't want to kill the cash donkey"
He reached Hammersmith
North of the River Cole
Swit swew.... the pride of Amlwch
Rock on Penderyn
"Magic Alex" (Alexis Mardas) died a couple of days ago in Athens, Kolonaki.
Everything in Greece is arpa kolla
turn up the bass and Buddy Greco's version of "What's Going On" is pretty groovy, from this Tony Hatch produced LP:
can't read all the Telegraph obituary because of the paywall, but didn't he live in Southend for a long time? Always seems a bit incongruous, sort of Stella Street-style when US stars live in pretty ordinary places.
"“When Buddy does his shows he says how he’s lived in some of the great cities like New York, Chicago and Rome, but then he says he now lives in the greatest city of them all, Southend. "
William Onyeabor R.I.P.
Jack Trombey, de Wolfe library legend, RIP.
Shit shit shit! Jaki's dead.
Everyone tear down your own little wall
That keeps you from being a part of it all
Because you've got to be one with the one and all
You've just got to be close to it all