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Thread #74786 Message #1307403
Posted By: Dave Bryant
26-Oct-04 - 05:06 AM
Thread Name: 2016 Obit: Don Shepherd
Subject: Don Shepherd - is he still around
Does anyone have any information on the singer Don Shepherd ? It's many years since I've heard anything about him. He was a wonderful singer, who in spite of being crippled by polio, did many gigs during the 60/70s and made a couple of albums. I have fond memories of booking him for my old Blackheath Folk Club, where we had to have the session in the back bar because we couldn't get him up the stairs.
Like me he worked with computers, and when I last heard was still living in Suffolk (he wrote a song about Adnam's Ale). When he used to get about with callipers and crutches, he would describe himself as "A man of many parts - most of them detachable". I've heard that he had been very ill - there's a posting on the cat from last year stating that. Any more news ?