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Thread #140693 Message #3234301
Posted By: GUEST,David E.
05-Oct-11 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch (1943-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch. 4 October 2011
I remember walking in to a pub about 35 years ago and there was the man himself sitting with a friend chatting away. I was going to say something to him as I was completely smitten by his playing but I decided to play it cool and just slid on to the seat next to him and listened in on his conversation for an hour only for him to never mention guitar playing even once! Fortunately I had opportunities in later years to talk guitar with Bert, but somehow the conversation seemed to always turn to gardening or ornithology or something else along the way. A generous and humble man and a great influence on me musically and beyond. I'm really gonna miss him.