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Thread #117003 Message #2536919
Posted By: Arnie
10-Jan-09 - 06:25 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Davey Graham (1940-2008)
Subject: Obit: Davy Graham
RIP Davy Graham who passed away on 15th December aged only 68 - sadly yet another victim of lung cancer. He's the guitarist who wrote Anji, and was described by Paul Simon as possibly the best guitarist to come out of the UK. I heard that he was a regular at the Deal folk club, Kent in the late '70's but that was before I started going there, so unfortunately I never got to hear him live but I know a few people around here who did. He and his wife also started up a folk club in Sandwich in the '70's. There's some good early video material on YouTube, including Davy playing in an unnamed folk club in 1969 where the air is full of smoke - and I don't think it was tobacco! All the young people in that club are probably the present-day oldies who now make up the folk scene. Did any 'catters get a chance to see Davy perform?