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Thread #63872 Message #1044378
Posted By: harvey andrews
30-Oct-03 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Tony Capstick (UK) (October 2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Tony Capstick (UK)
Just back from canada to this sad news. Tony had his problem, the same as Jake and to lose them both is hard. When Wendy and I got married 20 years ago Tony was the main guest at our village hall concert.
He didn't touch a drop all night and was absolutely marvellous, people couldn't believe they'd never heard of him. I booked him for our village again a few years later and Jasper Carrott who was an established national "star" by then asked if he could do a spot on the same show. Talk about Ali v Foreman!
Jasper went on first and the roof came off. Tony followed and closed the show and there wasn't a cigarette paper between them as far as the audience was concerned, it was just that one had had the big break and the other deserved it! They still talk about it. The sadness is that these moments,like the music that we all make, float into the ether of the live show and only those who saw it remember.