Mudcat Café message #40902 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6827   Message #40902
Posted By: mike
08-Oct-98 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: Hamish Imlach (1940-1996)-info, songs, etc.
Subject: RE: hamish imlach
I am saddened to hear of Hamish's death. I must have missed that news, but to be honest I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. I saw him several times whenI was young in the early seventies around Manchester (England) most memorably at the M.S.G. (every seat behind one or other of the cast iron pillers)He was superb, but boy did he drink. His control of the room was total and he was so good that I(over several years) bought most of his records I was always disapointed, good as the records are, they couldn't capture the soul that he put into a live performance, If you think his records are good, you should have seen him live.