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Thread #140693   Message #3234696
Posted By: GUEST,SeanSiegfried
06-Oct-11 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch (1943-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Bert Jansch. 4 October 2011
My heart sank deeper than it has in a long time when I read the news this morning. Bert Jansch changed my life, as he clearly has changed so many people's lives. His inventive, striking and incredibly powerful music will live on for years to come, both in four decades of recorded work and in his vast spread of musical influence amongst several generations. I was very lucky to have finally met him outside the the Royal Festival Hall at Pentangle's final reunion gig, just so that I could shake his hand and thank him personally for his music. My condolences go out to all those that are close to him.