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Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)

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GUEST,Gerry & Henk Pit (Capelle a/d IJssel, Nether 12 Feb 08 - 07:31 AM
The Villan 12 Feb 08 - 07:46 AM
GUEST,Colin Rudd 12 Feb 08 - 09:37 AM
Joules 12 Feb 08 - 04:51 PM
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GUEST,Myrna Reay Carlisle folk and blues club 13 Feb 08 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,Angelina and Inge Gill, Sneek, Holland 13 Feb 08 - 04:13 PM
Santa 14 Feb 08 - 09:54 AM
GUEST,Trevonious Collunious 16 Feb 08 - 09:40 AM
GUEST,sonia harrison 08 Mar 08 - 07:10 PM
KeithofChester 27 Mar 08 - 05:07 AM
Pistachio 27 Mar 08 - 05:43 AM
Pistachio 27 Mar 08 - 05:45 AM
Tattie Bogle 27 Mar 08 - 08:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Gerry & Henk Pit (Capelle a/d IJssel, Nether
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 07:31 AM

This morning we received the bad news from our friends who introduced us to your music and concerts. From that very first moment you could count us to your fans. At least once a year we met somewhere in Holland in concert, but also after your moving shows there was always time for an autograph and a good word. We will never forget the last time we saw and heard you in Voorhout the 20th of November 2007: a concert in a café! But what an excellent music and intimacy with you and all the people over there. That we had the opportunity to meet and enjoy you in Voorhout will be a little consolation to the pain of missing you forever. Your music will never leave our souls. John, thank you for all. There is no doubt you will rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 07:46 AM

I thought this would be appropriate to post for all you Danish Fans of John Wright.

Danish Tour in Memory of John Wright


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Colin Rudd
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 09:37 AM

My brother introduced John to some of the songwriters he loved and John was a friend of his, I will miss him and the wonderful performances that he gave. He was a beautifully expressive singer and my thoughts go out to all of his family.
                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHOADXyOvcE


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: Joules
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 04:51 PM

Apparently John is to have a private funeral but I am sure many of us will be there in heart if not in body


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 05:49 PM

We are very upset and sad to hear the sad news of John's death. What a gentlemany performer he was and his often poignant songs gave pause for reflection. Rest in Peace John.

YIU

gecko


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Myrna Reay Carlisle folk and blues club
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 07:23 AM

We are all very shocked to hear of the passing of John this week. He was a true gentleman and a wonderful, charismatic singer. We were all very much looking forward to his return visit to us here in Carlisle in May.
Our condolences go to Barbara and family.
Myrna Reay


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Angelina and Inge Gill, Sneek, Holland
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 04:13 PM

Dear Barbara, family and friends of John,
What a great loss of a wonderful man with a golden voice and heart.
How shocked we were hearing the news that John passed away. We visited many of his concerts during the last 10 years. The last one was in november in De Wijnberg in Sneek (his home in Holland).
We (my daughter and I) had a such a nice talk with John after the concert. We tried to get tickets for the next concert but it was sold out. Knowing we never see and hear John again makes us very sad. We will miss John dearly but his memory will live on in the many beautiful songs and lirycs he left us. Our deepest condolences for Barbera, John's family and the many friends he has.

As a comfort for you all I found the next poem of Emilia Larson:

May you always have an angel by your side
Watching out for you in all the things you do
Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days
Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to take you to beautiful places
Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun
Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide
May you always have love and comfort and courage
And may you always have an angel by your side
May you always have an angel by your side
Someone there to catch you if you fall
Encouraging your dreams inspiring your happiness
Holding your hand and helping you through it all
In all of our days, our lives are always changing
Tears come along as well as smiles
Along the roads you travel, may the miles be a thousand times more lovely than lovely
May they give you the kind of gifts that never, ever end:
Someone wonderful to love and a dear friend in whom you can confide
May you have rainbows after every storm
May you have hopes to keep you warm
And may you always have an angel by your side.

Angelina and Inge Gill from Sneek, Friesland


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: Santa
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 09:54 AM

Pete Abbott was at the Clarence last night with Gregor, Joe Wright, Joe Topping and Ken Nichol. Ken joined Pete for two songs during what was clearly a difficult first half. Then Pete, Gregor and JoeW gave the club a resounding session of John Wright songs.

Thanks to all concerned for the memorable evening.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Trevonious Collunious
Date: 16 Feb 08 - 09:40 AM

Few singers can make a song their own without a brimful of passion - John Wright came into the folk relatively late without the preconceptions of what a "folksy style " might sound like. To those who found his unique singing style at odds with a more traditional "singer with guitar" performance, one needed to take a step back and listen -- I felt he gave every song the breath of his sincerity and passion. Another great loss from a gentle man of music.
Perhaps those who doubted his delivery and materisl might now buy an album or two.------------ Sounds like the audience at the Clarence in Blackpool had a real good night.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,sonia harrison
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 07:10 PM

how very sad ,what a lovley man, i only saw him a few times and thought he was a so nice ,just cant believe it so very ,very sad


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: KeithofChester
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 05:07 AM

John Wright's obituary appears (belatedly) in today's Guardian.

Guardian Obituary


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: Pistachio
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 05:43 AM


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: Pistachio
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 05:45 AM

Sorry - hit sumbit instead of tracer.
I was looking forward to hearing/seeing JW at Cottingham live next month. A cd will have to do now. H


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:56 PM

There are going to be some tribute concerts so keep an eye on the website Pistachio.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: collierlad
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 08:24 PM

Item from thursdays Northern Echo.

Northern Echo



"European tour to go ahead in memory of lead singer John
By Jim McTaggart
Comment

MUSICAL TRIBUTE: John Wright with his dog, Stanley
MORE than 50 concerts arranged by folk singer John Wright before his sudden death are still going ahead because so many fans want to pay tribute to him.

He was booked to perform with his three-man band in Germany, Holland and at many venues in Britain before he died in February at the age of 60 at his home in Barnard Castle.

There are so many requests to hear his songs that his widow, Barbara, has announced that the band will fulfil all engagements, with guitarist Pete Abbott singing in his place.

Mrs Wright said: "Usually when a singer passes away, his gigs are all cancelled. But the response from the public has been so great that we are going ahead with everything.

"That in itself is a huge tribute to John.

"He always said he wanted his music to live on after his death. I know this is what he would have wished. He treated his audiences like his family, and now his vast family want to pay their respects to him."

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The trio, still known as the John Wright Band, has given five concerts so far, and will give the sixth at Darlington Arts Centre at 8pm next Thursday. They will then tour the UK, followed by a tour of Germany in October and Holland in November.

They finish each gig by playing a record of Mr Wright singing one of his favourites, Silver Thunderbird, and hanging his dark brown trilby on the microphone stand.

Mrs Wright said: "They do this as a wonderfully moving tribute to John. They walk quietly off stage, leaving the last word to him, and the audiences find it very touching."

A concert due to take place at Frosterley Village Hall, in County Durham, was cancelled shortly after his death, but has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 31.

Apart from Mr Abbott, other regular band members were champion fiddler Gregor Borland, harmonica player Fraser Speirs and Joe Wright (no relation), who plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar.

Three of the four will take part in each concert.

Mrs Wright had been married to her husband, a former cavalryman in the Army and later a shepherd, for only a month when he died, but had been his manager for several years.

He said he moved to Barnard Castle because he loved looking round its neighbouring farmland and could get easy access to motorways and airports when he set off on tours."


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 01:50 PM

Rest in Peace...


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,Steve Ritchie/Tanglefoot
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 12:04 AM

For some strange reason this news only reached us this week. Sad, shocking and tragic.
We all mourn the loss of so passionate a performer. We never know when the thread will run out, do we?


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,big_roly
Date: 10 Dec 12 - 02:40 PM

Nearly 5 years on, I have every reason to believe that the fiddle- and Jew's-harp-playing John Wright, brother to Michael and Lucy's uncle, husband of the amazing Catherine Perrier, is with us still. I looked John and Catherine up in France in July.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Wright (UK, Feb 2008)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 04:35 PM

It's ten years on now.

He is still missed.


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