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Posted By: greg stephens
25-Nov-14 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Clive Palmer (1943-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Clive Palmer (1943-2014)
Clive Palmer....great bloke. He changed my life, totally inadvertently! In Paris in the autumn of 1961. I had a guitar, had never busked before, and never had a paying gig. I went down to the river on the left bank by the end of the Pont des Arts, I knew it was a good spot because I'd seen people busking there. When I got there he was playing away, with a couple of guys. Nigel Denver maybe, and possibly Alex Campbell? Anyway, there were clearly no pickings there for me, I said hello and was kindly directed over the bridge onto the Ile de la Cite. So I went over, set up rather nervously, and started playing. Got offered a gig with a jazz band straight away. Never looked back. So, thanks again Clive! Beautiful music.RIP