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Thread #36669 Message #3068639
Posted By: GUEST,Edwig Claes
06-Jan-11 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Anyone know of Tom Yates
Subject: RE: Anyone know of Tom Yates
You mean probably Thomas alias Tom Yates, born in Rochdale GB 26 augustus 1944, he made about two recording-LP's : Second-City-spiritual2 1967 and Song-of-the-Shimmering/way2 1977. He came to Antwerp (belgium) in the eighties where he sang alot in the "Muziekdoos" where I used to play too. I worked on his splendid new recordings in Heist-op-den Berg, with John Swift (who died a month ago)as producer. I think he made his best work at that moment. The recordings never has been released... Later he worked on christian gospellike songs (recorded by Robin Rowley and Erwin Sampermans in Antwerp). He got cancer and he died in Antwerp in 1993 shortly after I met hime for the last time. As to those who wonder about his spirit : he was a tremendously kind guy, always smiling and had a wonderful charisma...