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Thread #162215   Message #3859331
Posted By: Steve Shaw
06-Jun-17 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
I remember him playing with a heavy cold (he milked it to death with a fake bout of coming-the-old-soldier). He warned the people in the front row that he was going to be playing the greens....

Another time he broke a guitar string. He entrusted the repair to our mate Ian, who he'd known for years. In the meantime he played the whistle and bantered. When he got the guitar back from Ian he gazed down at it ruefully, saying "Tsk. Typical Ian. He's put the thickest string in the middle..."