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Jackie Leven in hospital

GUEST,I Don't Know 09 Nov 11 - 08:37 AM
GUEST,Phil B 09 Nov 11 - 08:45 AM
fat B****rd 09 Nov 11 - 12:09 PM
Phil Edwards 09 Nov 11 - 12:35 PM
Dave Sutherland 09 Nov 11 - 05:09 PM
GUEST,Paul Slade 09 Nov 11 - 05:29 PM
Spleen Cringe 09 Nov 11 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 10 Nov 11 - 03:37 AM
GUEST,Rick Marsland 10 Nov 11 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,Tina Lang 10 Nov 11 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 11 Nov 11 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,I Don't Know 12 Nov 11 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,Nervous Ned 14 Nov 11 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,The JL Appreciation Society 14 Nov 11 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 14 Nov 11 - 02:02 PM
moecurlythanu 14 Nov 11 - 04:04 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 15 Nov 11 - 07:36 AM
Dave Sutherland 15 Nov 11 - 07:58 AM
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Subject: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:37 AM

Please could you all send some of your mudcat good wishes to Jackie Leven who is in hospital with a nasty infection. Fans are trying to do something 'Leven' everyday & I thought my bit for today would be to ask for your help. He was unwell & cancelled his latest tour, ended up in hospital for an opertation, went home & has had to be readmitted.
Anyone who knows Jackies material will know he is not folk but CelticBlues (he gave me that discription some years ago at Beverly Folk Festival)but I consider him one of the best Singer/songwriters around today.
Further imformation on his facebook page.
Thank you
Cathy


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,Phil B
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:45 AM

Just got the message from mutual mate Jo Shaw who used to play guitar with him in 'Doll by Doll'. It sounds like he's very ill indeed. We're all thinking of him. He's one of the three or four greatest singers I've ever had the privilege to know and a major influence.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 12:09 PM

I heard him only the other day on Desert Island Discs Revisited. Ian Rankin chose one of his songs.
Let's hope for the best for him.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 12:35 PM

I hope he'll be OK. Doll by Doll's first two albums more or less saved my life - extraordinary stuff. I haven't heard much of Jackie Leven's stuff since he made his comeback, but he's definitely one of the good guys. I've got his "Keys to the Forest" lined up for inclusion in 52fs in a few weeks' time - think La Belle Dame Sans Merci meets Trainspotting...


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:09 PM

I was hoping to get to see him in Derby a fortnight ago but couldn't make it.......didn't know that his tour had been cancelled.
Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus frequently plays his favourite singers Dick Gaughan, John Martyn and Jackie Leven.
Certainly hope for a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,Paul Slade
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:29 PM

One of my favourite songwriters, and a real troubadour. Get well soon, Jackie. Hope to still see you at The Lexington in Pentonville on Dec 2.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 05:36 PM

Only saw him live once (at the upstairs room at Manchester Uni students union) and it was a bit special. Loved the Doll by Doll albums. Hope he gets well soon.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 03:37 AM

Via facebook this morning still no improvement, prays & songs & hugs & laughter as well as good wishes messages all needed not only for Jackie but his family to, his partner Debbs said it has been a very long week, she is reading all messages sent to him so he knows we are all thinking of him. Please carry on giving your support.
Thank you
Cathy


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,Rick Marsland
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 09:19 AM

Like everyone else here, I'd like to wish Jackie a speedy recovery. Looking forward to seeing him perform fit and well soon!


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,Tina Lang
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 02:27 PM

Just to say thanks for including Jacks family in your support. Were all praying hard too. Anybody who sees this could you pass on our love to Jo Shaw please. Thank you Tina & Annie x


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Nov 11 - 08:59 AM

No news as yet today, lets hope it a case of no news is good news. Please keep thinking of them all.
Cathy


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 12:47 PM

Please will as many as possible join the Jackie Leven family, friends & fans in 5 minutes meditation at 19.30(uk time)so as to send a collective positive vib to try & help his healing. Please pass the messagr on as this will happen every night this week at the same time.
Thank you everyone, Cathy


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,Nervous Ned
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 09:21 AM

I've seen Jackie live 4 or 5 times. These are concerts I treasure.
To say Jackie is one of my favourite Singer/songwriters is an understatement. He's written more songs that are favourites of mine than I probably deserve!
My thoughts go to Jackie, Deborah and all their family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,The JL Appreciation Society
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 01:23 PM

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news , but I have this evening received this e-mail from someone close to him:



THE GREAT JACKIE LEVEN



Please excuse the rather impersonal round robin e-mail. Sometimes, you have to tell people about the Bad, as well as the Good. It is with a heavy heart, therefore, that I have to relate the sad news that the great Scottish singer-songwriter JACKIE LEVEN is gravely ill, suffering from cancer, and, in all candour, has only a few days to live.

In a career stretching over forty years, Jackie Leven has carved an impressive reputation as a uniquely gifted singer-songwriter. From his emergence as leader of the underrated DOLL BY DOLL in the seventies, through well documented addiction problems which Leven overcame with remarkable strength of will, culminating in a solo resurgence through the 1980s to the here and now, Jackie has amassed an amazing body of work – the composer of over four hundred songs, including arguably his greatest song – 'Call Mother', from the album 'Mystery of Love' (ranked by Q magazine as one of '100 Best Albums of All Time'.

If sales didn't always reflect the overwhelmingly positive critical reception his albums received, he nonetheless remained a perceptive writer and performer. Jackie was imbued with a restless creativity, and always searching for new settings for his ruminative lyrical forays, laced with humour and melodic grace. As a performer, Jackie could enthral and entrance the audience with picaresque tales taken from first-hand experience.

Those that have worked with Jackie will know of his mordant wit and very idiosyncratic world view. His latest release, Wayside Shrines and The Code of the Travelling Man, recorded with multi-instrumentalist Michael Cosgrave was yet more proof of Leven's enduring talent and inexhaustible creative energies.


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 02:02 PM

Very sorry to read this news. Just hope is not suffering to much, praying for strengh for his family in this horrible time.
Cathy


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: moecurlythanu
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 04:04 PM

Very sad to read this. I love Jackie's music, and send out best wishes to his family and close friends.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven R. I. P. 1950-2011
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 07:36 AM

Sorry to say Jackie Leven passed away last night at 8.oopm.
Rest in Peace great man, I will miss you & your live perfomances.
Condolanses to the family & friends


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Subject: RE: Jackie Leven in hospital
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 07:58 AM

Just seen this on Facebook too.
So sorry to hear this bad news, he was a wonderful entertainer and a unique personality.
RIP


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