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Thread #162215   Message #3859396
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Jun-17 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Sad news. It's coming for all of us, but I'd hoped he'd be with us for many years yet, and I'd hoped I'd get to hear him and meet him a few more times, and that he'd still be here after I've gone.

No one else has a voice like that, or the way with words or with an audience. And I can't think of anyone with the courage to challenge the assumptions of his audience as honestly and directly. And he paid a big price for that with his career.

His introductions were amazing. He'd have us in paroxysms of laughter for minutes, and somehow it didn't really matter if half of us couldn't make out what he was talking about. And then he'd break our hearts with a song that cut to the quick.

I'm off to listen again to him. I see Spotify has a good set of albums, so I don't need to hunt down the ones I've lent.