If you like your rock music you will know Martin Birch who produced/ engineered Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, MSG, Faces, Fleetwood Mac, just about anyone in the 70's /80's. Died 9th August. You gave me the sounds of my youth, thank you and RIP.
Oh dear this year keeps on getting worse, RIP Pete Way, bassist with the magnificent and much underestimated UFO., and a lifelong Villa fan. He played hard and lived life to the full, thank you for the music.
A mate of mine told me today - he knew Pete personally. I think that's 3 members of UFO to have passed away in the last 12 months. Met Pete at a Waysted club gig here a few years ago. I had a Villa shirt on and he walked off the stage mid set and kissed the badge and then casually walked back on stage again, didn't miss a note. We chatted a bit out Villa after the show. Very down to earth bloke. RIP Pete.
Wonderful memory Starchild, yes three have very recently died. it has brought home to me that an end of an era is coming, one that will never be repeated. All I would say to anyone now is if you have an artist or band you want to see then don't delay you never know if they will be around in the future. I missed Thin Lizzy in 83 and UFO on their last tour, now it is too late.