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Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)

GUEST,Gusty 28 Jan 10 - 03:30 PM
alanabit 28 Jan 10 - 04:45 PM
Bonzo3legs 28 Jan 10 - 04:53 PM
oggie 28 Jan 10 - 04:57 PM
Bonzo3legs 28 Jan 10 - 05:03 PM
melodeonboy 28 Jan 10 - 05:20 PM
BobKnight 28 Jan 10 - 05:22 PM
Bryn Pugh 29 Jan 10 - 08:55 AM
Bonzo3legs 29 Jan 10 - 04:25 PM
Nigel Paterson 30 Jan 10 - 05:01 AM
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Subject: Obit: Mick Green
From: GUEST,Gusty
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 03:30 PM

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned here before. The wonderful guitarist from The Pirates, Mick Green, died a couple of weeks back - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/27/mick-green-obituary.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: alanabit
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 04:45 PM

Thanks for posting. I bumped into the Pirates once in a record shop. They were likeable blokes as well as very fine musicians. I am sorry to hear of his passing.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 04:53 PM

Probably more influential than many anorak folkies here would care to admit - if they have even heard of him. I have all released recordings of him backing Johnny Kidd, which have shared my car music player with Steve Morse oddly enough.

I only saw him live twice, once with the reformed 1962-64 Pirates, supported by The Only Ones (awful) at a London college in 1978, and at the Cricketers pub near the Oval in 1985. I wish I could have seen him with Johnny Kidd - I picked the wrong week to go to The Big Beat Club in Harrow!

He will be greatly missed, one of our star guitar players.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: oggie
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 04:57 PM

A guitarist who turned it up to eleven!

Booked for a Freshers gig back in 1978 he had two 100 watt Marshalls slaved together and his sound went straight out from the backline, the vocals and bass and drum went out through several thousand watts of PA just to be heard.

Lovely man and a great rock n roll guitarist.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 05:03 PM

http://www.4shared.com/file/204518399/c1d81dd/27_-_Then_I_Got_Everything.html

He recorded this magnificent track, on the B side of I'll Never Get Over You, 47 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 05:20 PM

The most rhythmic lead guitarist I've ever heard. I heard the story (which may or may not be true) that when they started out they didn't have (possibly, couldn't afford!) a lead guitarist AND a rhythm guitarist (which most bands had at that time), so Mick learned to play both at the same time!

A great loss!


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: BobKnight
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 05:22 PM

One of the greats, very underated, but not by those who knew what it was all about.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 08:55 AM

Another hero gone.

I'm nearly in tears, here.

What Bob Knight said, supra.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 04:25 PM

The Mick Green line up of the Pirates had actually played together as far back as 1959 - using hideous Guyatone guitars!


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 201
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:01 AM

I think Mick Green played a Fender Telecaster on tracks like "I'll Never Get Over You". Brilliant, full sound that was light years ahead of what anyone else was producing at the time. I wish him well in the Great Studio In the Sky,
                                                                                          Nigel P.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 02:27 PM

He may well have changed from his Les Paul Junior to a Telecaster by the time they recorded I'll Never Get Over You, but unlike many guitarists at that time he seemed to use new strings for recording.


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Subject: RE: Obit:Pirates guitarist Mick Green (January 2010)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 02:32 PM

There was a guitarist called Micky King who played in Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers until they left for Hamburg, and then played for James Royal & the Hawks who had a long residency at the Big Beat Club in Harrow around 1964 - same guitar bass & drums line up and supported all the guest bands. Micky had mastered the Mick Green style and performed many JK & the Pirates songs. The bass player held his bass almost level with his chin!


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