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Subject: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 28 May 16 - 09:36 AM

Just come off the phone to Derek. He's 84 now, and housebound.   But he and Jeannie seem to be in good spirits.

He's just had a stairlift put in, and this has been very liberating for him.

H's still in touch with Noel Murphy, Vin Garbutt and other big hitters from that period of the folk revival. he seemed very pleased to hear a voice from the old days and I am sure he would be glad to hear from you.

He talked with sadness of the friends from that time no longer with us because of the booze. i agreed saying it was the heroin of our generation

He's still an avid reader with a very active mind. A very great man of folk music, who taught us all so much. His repertoire ranged from the songs of the Copper family, to the great singer songwriters, world music and music hall. A great raconteur - his presentation was claimed as an influence by all the major comics coming out of the folk clubs - Billy Connolly, Jasper, Mike Harding etc.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 May 16 - 12:05 PM

Good to know he is still with us ( AND It ! )


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: scouse
Date: 28 May 16 - 01:18 PM

It's thanks to Derek me nickname is "The Gnome."!!!!


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 May 16 - 03:25 AM

Thanks for the update Al

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 16 - 04:40 AM

Thanks for update, Al.

I really miss seeing Derek perform ... one of the true greats, indeed, and let's also mention that he was (is) one of the finest guitarists to come from that generation as well.

It is heartening to know that he is in good spirits, long may he continue thus.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 31 May 16 - 04:42 AM

unnamed GUEST in above post is moi, sans cookie.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 02:31 AM

Still got his book, signed.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Brian May
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 07:24 AM

Had a lovely chat with him on the phone a few years back and bought his CD (via his Japanese 'sponsors'.)

I loved his appearances in the Bali Hai, Bognor Regis in the late 60s !!


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 07:43 AM

a very amusing performer.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: GUEST,John Wilkes
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 06:23 PM

GlAd to hear you are well.Remember the days in the 60,s when at Bedford College you performed with the likes of Jeremy Taylor, Alex Campbell ,Diz Disley, Denny White and others .The great days of folk performance. I remember speaking on the phone when I purchased a copy of all your songs ,tape and disc, .I ran the club with Evie Welch if you can remember us.If you want to talk about the old days when we used to follow you over all the clubs , my number is 01656 871136.Keep up your attitude mate you were among the greats

Cheers John Wilkes


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Brian May
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 02:03 AM

My favourite track he did was 'She Loved a Portuguese'.

We discussed it at length and he said he still didn't know who had actually written it.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: GUEST,Musket doesn't post these days
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 03:13 AM

I still have fond memories of seeing Derek, and when we booked him for our club it was one of the most memorable nights we had.

I like that one too Brian, and if you're really unlucky, I'll try to remember it next month at Strummers. My personal chuckle has always been Sir Quincie de Bas.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: Brian May
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 03:25 AM

Threat or promise Ian?

See you then old chum.


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Subject: RE: quick update on Derek Brimstone
From: GUEST,Chris Newman
Date: 03 Jun 16 - 02:00 AM

The absolute BEST raconteur I ever heard. "Cup of tea and a bun?


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