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nager 2006 Obit: guitarist-songwriter Jim Taylor (29) RE: Obit: guitarist-songwriter Jim Taylor RIP(Sep 06) 15 Sep 06


Hi everyone:

Jim's funeral was on Thursday at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium.
It was well attended with plenty of old friends and colleagues from far and wide.
It was an outdoors service and there were eulogies from Jim's brother Robert, his son and daughter James and Annaus, friend Mary Jane Field (who sang Jim's Songbird), the principal of the college and some lovely well chosen words from the celebrant.
In addition old friend Paul Hemphill sang a Dylan song and young James played a lovely instrumental guitar piece on Jim's Gibson.
Another highlight was a recording of Jim singing one of his great songs: Whistle Down the Wind.
Several students from his school Moriah College attended and formed a guard of honour and gave three hearty cheers for him as the coffin was carried away.
It was a very emotional time for everyone to farewell such a good friend.
We all singed a condolence book after the service and there was a wake at Paul Hemphill's home later in the afternoon, which unfortunately I couldn't stay for as I had to get back to Newcastle from Sydney that evening.
I am afraid I don't have an address for messages to be sent.
Hi again Jenni and thanks for the mssage about singing Jim's song.
A few of us were fortunate enough to receive a complete book of Jim's songs and poetry at the service.
I have many tapes of Jim singing and will add a couple more of his songs to my list of songs now.
I have actually sung Jim's Wasting Time for many years and performed it in front him at a party not too long ago - he was tickled pink and gave my version the nod!
Thanks everyone for your comments above.
Paul


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