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Thread #139602   Message #3632514
Posted By: GUEST,Geoff Kempton
12-Jun-14 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: Info: Sandy Denny's brother - David Denny
Subject: RE: Sandy Denny's brother - David Denny
I knew Dave also when we worked together for Taylor Woodrow on the M6 construction north of Birmingham. He was briefly married to a German girl but it didn't last. He had graduated as a Civil Engineer from Imperial College I think in 1967. We both moved back to London in 1969 and he worked in the Taylor Woodrow office in Hangar Lane while I worked in Victoria. We played football together, mainly on Wormwood Scrubs, for a team that seemed to play against actors and such like (I remember we played against Leonard Rossiter who was quite a good player and Hugh MacIlvannie of the Sunday Times)and spent a lot of time listening to music (he acquired my first speakers, amplifier etc for me from somewhere. He had contacts!). I also remember visiting Sandy's flat off the Fulham Palace Road with him a few times. We went our separate ways when I got married in 1972 and started working overseas. I think Dave went to the USA first to do a Masters in San Francisco but must have got back into music when Sandy went there. I was as shocked as anyone many year's later to see his grave behind Sandy's in Putney. A great loss.