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Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010

GUEST,Graham Bradshaw 29 Mar 10 - 04:17 AM
My guru always said 29 Mar 10 - 04:55 AM
Bugsy 29 Mar 10 - 05:08 AM
Snuffy 29 Mar 10 - 05:20 AM
Splott Man 29 Mar 10 - 05:38 AM
Wild Flying Dove 29 Mar 10 - 05:43 AM
Andy Jackson 29 Mar 10 - 06:23 AM
GUEST,Two of a Hind 29 Mar 10 - 06:41 AM
Emma B 29 Mar 10 - 06:50 AM
Seayaker 29 Mar 10 - 06:50 AM
MoorleyMan 29 Mar 10 - 06:51 AM
mandotim 29 Mar 10 - 07:13 AM
Singing Referee 29 Mar 10 - 07:25 AM
mandotim 29 Mar 10 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Noreen 29 Mar 10 - 07:33 AM
Chris Green 29 Mar 10 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Eye Lander (not logged in) 29 Mar 10 - 08:09 AM
Acorn4 29 Mar 10 - 08:11 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 29 Mar 10 - 08:31 AM
bubblyrat 29 Mar 10 - 09:07 AM
Wuzzle 29 Mar 10 - 09:45 AM
GUEST 29 Mar 10 - 10:07 AM
muppitz 29 Mar 10 - 10:18 AM
Dave Earl 29 Mar 10 - 10:20 AM
Selchie - (RH) 29 Mar 10 - 10:32 AM
SunrayFC 29 Mar 10 - 10:44 AM
Scooby Doo 29 Mar 10 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Bill McKinnon 29 Mar 10 - 11:34 AM
Malc Bedworth 29 Mar 10 - 11:54 AM
double stopping 29 Mar 10 - 12:06 PM
Moses 29 Mar 10 - 12:07 PM
Seaking 29 Mar 10 - 12:12 PM
GUEST,webby bedworth (GUEST) 29 Mar 10 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Bernie 29 Mar 10 - 01:31 PM
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GUEST,Claire Latham 29 Mar 10 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,Brian and Marie 29 Mar 10 - 05:43 PM
GUEST,Kate begley folkie 29 Mar 10 - 06:52 PM
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open mike 29 Mar 10 - 09:39 PM
the lemonade lady 30 Mar 10 - 04:22 AM
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Subject: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: GUEST,Graham Bradshaw
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 04:17 AM

Just heard from Pete Grassby that Dr Dave collapsed and died at a Charity Gig last night at The Maudslay in Coventry.

No further details yet, but he had played 20 minutes earlier accompanying Brenda as usual, apparently playing as brilliantly as ever.

A stalwart of the Coventry folk scene for over 40 years, the old place will never be the same without him.

Condolences and best wishes to Brenda and the family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 04:55 AM

Oh No!!! What dreadful news, another Fine Folkie to the Big Session. We will miss you Dave!!!

My heartfelt condolences to Brenda and the family.
Hil xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Bugsy
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 05:08 AM

Though I didn't know him, it is sad to hear of his passing. Having said that, I can't think of a better way to go, doing what you love best and thinking of the future.

My condolences to his family.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 05:20 AM

Oh dear, we're losing far too many of the best people far too soon.

Hugs to Brenda.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Splott Man
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 05:38 AM

Oh no! Condolences to Brenda and to all who loved him and his music.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Wild Flying Dove
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 05:43 AM

Oh no, I can't believe this, especially with the awful news about Vicki so recently. So very sorry to hear this news and knowing how awful this is for Brenda and his family. Heartfelt condolences to them all.
Karen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 06:23 AM

So sorry Brenda, all my love in this terrible time.
Andy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: GUEST,Two of a Hind
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 06:41 AM

Dear Brenda we are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, we just can't believe that we won't see him again, you have our sincere condolences.

Terry & Ann


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Emma B
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 06:50 AM

Nothing I can say...
You will be sadly missed Dave, love and condolences to Brenda.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Seayaker
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 06:50 AM

Condolences to all concerned.

His last performance was one to be proud of and the emergency was handled with sensitivity and care by his friends who did all they could under the circumstances.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 06:51 AM

Oh no, another one gone....
Condolences to Brenda and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: mandotim
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 07:13 AM

One of the best players I ever heard. Condolences to Brenda and the family.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Singing Referee
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 07:25 AM

What a shock! Brenda, I'm so sorry. I loved listening to Dave play.

Steve (Moses and The Ref)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: mandotim
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 07:27 AM

I didn't say enough; Dave was a lovely, warm and funny man, always ready to make a stranger feel welcome. He was far too modest about his talents; as a fingerstyle guitarist he had few equals, and as an accompanist he would always try to make others sound as good as they could be. Too many of the good people gone already this year.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 07:33 AM

What a shock! So sorry to hear this, I always looked forward to hearing Dave play in singarounds- he was an excellent player and a sensitive accompanist.

Sympathy and Hugs to Branda. Nx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Chris Green
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:02 AM

Dave was a big influence on me in my teens (although he may not have realised it!) I know he'd also influenced and helped out a lot of other next-generation Coventry musicians. A giant of a player and a warm, witty, lovely man. My sincere condolences to Brenda and his family. RIP Dave.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: GUEST,Eye Lander (not logged in)
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:09 AM

So sorry to hear this news.

My thoughts are with Brenda and family at this sad time.

Jillie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Acorn4
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:11 AM

Many a pub session will not be the same ever again. Particularly good memories of one in the Muggery at Upton.

So sorry, especially as someone has said before, in view of the news of Vicki's death. It's not been a good month.

Dave and Julia


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:31 AM

So sorry to hear this. Although I didn't see him regularly, it was always a pleasure to hear Dave (who used to post here as dave4guild) play and accompany Brenda.

Our sympathies are with Brenda and his family at this terrible time.

Mick and Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: bubblyrat
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 09:07 AM

Always enjoyed seeing & hearing him at Miskin and Bunkfest,etc,and he seemed OK at Bedworth ---what a tragic loss.As others have said,hugs to Brenda.
                Roger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Wuzzle
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 09:45 AM

All our love Brenda

xxx Gilly & Tony


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 10:07 AM

Sorry to hear this

Love and sympathy to Brenda and family

Dave will be a star player in the band accompanying the choir up there'


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: muppitz
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 10:18 AM

Dave and Brenda have always been really encouraging to myself and other 'up and comings' over the years, such a shame.

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Dave Earl
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 10:20 AM

That Guest above was a stupid me wot forgot to sign in properly


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 10:32 AM

Am so sorry to see this very sad news, My heartfelt sympathy to Brenda & family.

As Vaughan's already said - 'we're losing far too many of the best people far too soon'.

I'm thinking of you Brenda at this dreadful dark time.

With love & hugs.

Rosie xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: SunrayFC
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 10:44 AM

So sad.

Dave and I go back to the early Nuneaton/Bedworth folk clubs spanning years and years.

Lovely guitar playing.

Will be missed!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 10:45 AM

Sorry to hear the news.
love Scooby


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Bill McKinnon
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 11:34 AM

Don't know what to say really. My favourite guitarist and a brilliant mate.
Much love to Brenda
Bill and Joan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Malc Bedworth
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 11:54 AM

Dunno why, but something told me I just had to go to The Maudsley last night, and I saw lots of old mates which was great, I just never thought I would loose one that evening.
Dave played a really great set (as always!), and was only off stage a few minutes before he was taken ill - we'll all miss you mate.
Lots of luv and hugs to Brenda (who was a really brave lady), and Daves family.
Malc.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: double stopping
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 12:06 PM

Such sad news. There will be so many gaps in the sessions this year. I loved to watch Dave's fingers and marvel at the speed and dexterity.
Love and hugs to Brenda.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Moses
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 12:07 PM

So sorry to hear this sad news. I didn't know him well but I always found him to be friendly with a ready smile and, of course, a talented performer.

Sadly there will be no chance to get to know him better.

My condolences to all his family.

Christine

(Moses and the Ref)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Seaking
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 12:12 PM

Another shock. Fond memories of many Miskins and one particular late session in Banbury. As many have said, you'll be much missed Dave.

Sympathy and condolences to Brenda and all the family.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,webby bedworth (GUEST)
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 12:42 PM

Sad news indeed Ive known since late sixtes in Coventry and Bedworth   A great performer and a smashing bloke My sympathies and thoughts to Brenda and family R I P Dave   Webby


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 01:31 PM

So shocked to hear this awful news. Dave was always so friendly and free with help,advice,and above all encouragement, many of us will miss him at the singarounds and open mics.
Our thoughts are with Brenda and Dave's family at this sad time.
RIP Dave

Bernie and June


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Katherine Fear
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 02:03 PM

I'm devastated. Dave gave so many hours of his own time helping me to develop my playing. My only consolation is that as a guitar teacher I can now pass some of his technique onto my own pupils. Such a generous man. My thoughts are with you, Brenda; and also Sarah and the rest of the family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 02:37 PM

Oh I so wish this wasn't true, how we will miss Dave's wonderful playing and who will lend me a guitar when I forget to bring one out. Brenda our thoughts are with you lots of love to you Ann and Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Gurney
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 03:36 PM

So sorry! I never sent him the recording of the gig he did in the 70s, when we were leaving England.
Our thoughts are with Brenda at this sad and shocking time.
Chris and Judy Marden.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 03:44 PM

What terrible news. So sorry Brenda - our thoughts are with you.

Marion & Steve


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Strat-abuse
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 04:55 PM

Very sad news. A nice bloke and a very fine guitarist. My condolences

Neil.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Claire Latham
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 05:03 PM

Well... I'm lost for words. Spent many late evenings after babysitting for him and Gill playing endless records and practising impossibilities (for me anyway!) on guitar 'til the early hours. And getting to play his superb Guild. You will be missed. My thoughts are with Brenda and Dave's family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Brian and Marie
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 05:43 PM

Deeply shocked by this sad news. We have known Dave since he moved here all those years ago and have hade such pleasure from his company. As a highly talented musician we will miss him. As a thoroughly nice man we will miss him more! Our thoughts to Brenda and Daves' family at this sad time.

Brian and Marie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Kate begley folkie
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 06:52 PM

Im very sad to hear of dave passing my thoughts are with brenda and family dave encourage me to sing in the raindeer at banbury i wont forget that and will carry on singing you will be missed kate


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 07:07 PM

Very sorry to see this thread - all best wishes and condolences to Brenda and family.

Kitty and Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Roy and Sue Jones
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 08:07 PM

So sad to hear this. Lots of hugs for Brenda and all our heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones.
Roy & Sue


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: open mike
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 09:39 PM

as was saide earlier...how great that he was able to sing and play up to the end...may the music continue in his absence...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 04:22 AM

Absolutely shocking, what a way to go, just conversing with Pete Grassby about it.
Dave certainly chose the best way to go; in harness. I'm glad I sang Buddy once with him.
There's no doubt Brenda's surrounded by friends. I'll watch out for the great man's send off details as it all unfolds.
My love to Brenda and the close ones.
Sal


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 04:50 AM

Sorry to hear of another good one gone.
Memories of performances in singarounds and random conversations in pubs.
Never forget the good times.
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 07:14 AM

Very sorry to hear this sad news, Dave and I go back to the seventies and the great folk music boom in Coventry at this time and we played many times together, both gigs and sessions, at one time we were playing together five times a week. I met up with Dave for a beer for the last time at Warwick folk festival two years ago and we had a good laugh remembering the old times. Dave was a great guitar player and also no slouch on the banjo, but most importantly a nice guy who was very generous with his talent, the folk scene in Coventry owes him a great debt.

RIP Dave,

Pat.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 07:49 AM

A great loss. Our thoughts and best wishes to Brenda.
George & Vanessa P


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 07:49 AM

Met Dave a few times , he was an inspiring player , so shocked .


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