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Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010

GUEST,Brenda 17 Apr 10 - 01:27 PM
Emma B 16 Apr 10 - 05:56 PM
GUEST,noreen 16 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM
Mr Happy 16 Apr 10 - 07:54 AM
Selchie - (RH) 16 Apr 10 - 07:16 AM
GUEST,Two of a Hind 16 Apr 10 - 05:14 AM
My guru always said 15 Apr 10 - 03:38 PM
Zany Mouse 15 Apr 10 - 11:51 AM
Mrs Scarecrow 09 Apr 10 - 03:17 PM
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Mrs Scarecrow 09 Apr 10 - 04:00 AM
GUEST,Bob Brooker 08 Apr 10 - 05:15 PM
GUEST,Debbie & Sandy 08 Apr 10 - 05:16 AM
Noreen 07 Apr 10 - 08:40 PM
Dave4Guild 07 Apr 10 - 04:25 PM
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GUEST,old girl 07 Apr 10 - 02:44 PM
Zany Mouse 06 Apr 10 - 03:20 PM
GUEST,Donald Gregory 06 Apr 10 - 02:47 PM
Cindy 05 Apr 10 - 05:15 PM
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GUEST,John James 04 Apr 10 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,Gerry Farrell 04 Apr 10 - 11:42 AM
Mike Sheridan 04 Apr 10 - 07:38 AM
My guru always said 04 Apr 10 - 05:06 AM
GUEST,Pete Willow 03 Apr 10 - 04:35 PM
RWJ 02 Apr 10 - 07:16 AM
GUEST,noreen 01 Apr 10 - 08:07 PM
Janet Elizabeth 01 Apr 10 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,Chris & Ian 31 Mar 10 - 06:51 PM
the lemonade lady 31 Mar 10 - 06:03 PM
GUEST,Pat 31 Mar 10 - 04:29 PM
Morticia 31 Mar 10 - 12:42 PM
alanww 31 Mar 10 - 09:11 AM
mick cullen 31 Mar 10 - 05:49 AM
Tig 30 Mar 10 - 06:42 PM
GUEST,keith fabrique whitefriars open mic 30 Mar 10 - 04:51 PM
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Merek'n'Dary 30 Mar 10 - 02:32 PM
Cobie 30 Mar 10 - 09:56 AM
GUEST,Les and Carys Sullivan 30 Mar 10 - 09:12 AM
GUEST 30 Mar 10 - 07:49 AM
George Papavgeris 30 Mar 10 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,Pat Cooksey. 30 Mar 10 - 07:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Brenda
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 01:27 PM

thankyou all for your kind messages. Yesterday was amazing, the chapel at the Crematorium was full to overflowing as in the song Joe Peel. Sarah and Stephen did their Dad proud, Sarah by playing and Stephen doing an absolutely amazing Eulogy. Then the crowd which came back to the General Wolfe (Dave's local) Singing the afternoon and early evening away. I'm sure Dave's spirit enjoyed every minute of it. It's knowing I'm surrounded by friends that has helped to get me through this. I will certainly see some of you in the summer at whichever festivals I manage to get too.

Thankyou


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 05:56 PM

You are in my thoughts Brenda.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,noreen
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM

hope today went as well as possible and that Dave was given a good send off. Was thinking about you today.
Noreen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 07:54 AM

Condolences, he'll be much missed from this season's sessions


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 07:16 AM

Dear Brenda,

So sorry we can't be with you today. We're thinking of you with love & sympathy at this very sad time.

With Love until we see you again.

Rosie & Vaughan xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Two of a Hind
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 05:14 AM

Dear Brenda, our thoughts are with you on this extremely sad day.
Terry & Ann


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 03:38 PM

Candle lit for Dave tonight and we will take some moments at 11.15am tomorrow to remember the good times we had with Dave & Brenda. So sorry we can't make it to the funeral.

Love & Hugs to Brenda & Family,
Hil & Richard xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 11:51 AM

Getting ready for the journey to Crediton tomorrow I can't help but think of Dave and wish we could make it to his funeral tomorrow. Make sure you all give him a good send off please.

Brenda, will you be having a memorial day at some point? Thinking of you and the rest of the family and I hope all goes well tomorrow.

Luv
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 03:17 PM

thanks


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 03:12 PM

The Address is THE LODGE, CANNON HILL ROAD, COVENTRY, CV4 7DF


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 04:00 AM

Could someone please post a full address or post code for the Crematorium, for those of us who are not local, thanks


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Bob Brooker
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 05:15 PM

It's always sad to hear of the passing of a fellow musician, but when That person is a personal friend, then the only word I can think of is 'tragic'. Always willing to pass on his wealth of knowledge regarding his talent as a guitarist,Dave will be sadly missed by all who ever had the pleasure of his company and playing. The world is a far more emptier place without him.
My sincere condolences & love to Brenda and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Debbie & Sandy
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 05:16 AM

So sorry to hear of your sad news. What a great man and one of the best guitarist we've ever heard, certainly the most beautiful sound. We had the pleasure of hearing Sarah play a couple of weeks ago and hope that she carries on in her Fathers foot steps as She was brilliant!!
Thankfully after 2 years away from the music scene, I had the pleasure of playing at his gig at The General Wolfe the other week and experience his wonderful music with Brenda.(Debbie.
Our thoughts are with you and the family and hope to see you during the summer.
Lots of love Debbie and Sandy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 08:40 PM

Hello Brenda- my heart jumped seeing Dave's login there.

If you want to change, go to the drop-down menu at the top of the page and choose 'Logout'

Then do the same again but choose 'login' and type in your name ('shortybrenda'), then it will ask for your password.

Thinking of you a lot.
Noreen x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Dave4Guild
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 04:25 PM

Sorry I don't know how to change the cookie over to mine.

Brenda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Dave4Guild
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 04:24 PM

Thankyou everyone for your kind wishes. Dave would have been really humbled to be remembered so fondly by so many people.

It has meant a lot to me and Sarah and his other two children.

The music is living on as the youngsters around me have not given me any choice and it has helped no end.

I'll see most of you during the summer at at least one festival.

Brenda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,old girl
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 02:44 PM

Sorry Brenda we are down in Crediton but we will be thinking of you on friday and sending our love
Rose & Dave xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 03:20 PM

Sadly, we won't be able to make the funeral as we are booked for Crediton for Friday night, but we will raise a glass to Dave.

Hope to see Brenda soon.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Donald Gregory
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 02:47 PM

From the mid 70s and well into the 80s, I attended many a session and folk club where Dave played at and afterwards, I would stagger home, get out my guitar and try to reproduce what I had heard from him. I never got anywhere near of course, but mediocre as I was, it taught me that I could make my own music, rather than just listen to it on records and for this, I will always be grateful to him.

Donald


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Cindy
Date: 05 Apr 10 - 05:15 PM

Very sorry to hear the news about Dave. We have very fond memories of listening to him at Midlands festivals. A wonderful guitarist who will be sadly missed. Condolences to Brenda and family from Barbara and Jim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 05 Apr 10 - 04:37 PM

We will make a detour to call in on our way to Crediton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 05 Apr 10 - 01:18 PM

Unfortunately we will not be able to make it to Dave's funeral as we will already be in Crediton for Pete and John's weekend. You can be certain we will raise a glass to Dave's memory and sing a song for him.

Love and hugs to Brenda.

Merek'n'Dary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,John James
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 07:52 PM

Great to see so many rememberances for Dave Bennett. I appreciated his support of the music I played..and he was a fine guitar picker!
He championed the folk clubs and sessions from within..his contribution made up the backbone of such a music scene and such a contribution is often overlooked at the expense of the accolades laid upon big names ..as it were.
Dave...we wont't forget what you did.
Thank You.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Gerry Farrell
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 11:42 AM

Condolences to Brenda and family
I was very saddened to hear of Daves passing in an email from Eddie Mac. I was fortunate also to have played along with Dave at the Sunday morning sessions in the Dyers Arms and other places around the traps as the "Dyers Contingent" in the mid 70's, good old times.
Dave was a true gentleman who had time for all. Thank you Dave for your inspiration you gave to myself and many others over the years.
RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Mike Sheridan
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 07:38 AM

was so saddend to hear the news of dave's passing will miss him firstly as a friend teacher and guitarist

my condolences to Brenda and Sarah


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 05:06 AM

Unfortunately we won't be able to get to Dave's funeral, though we'd dearly like to. Love & Hugs, to Brenda & the family.
Hil & Richard xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Pete Willow
Date: 03 Apr 10 - 04:35 PM

Was very sad to learn of Dave's passing but it was consolation to know he left us in style and doing what he loved and did best - playing superb music. I cherish happy memories of busking with Dave and Mick Cullen in Stratford-on-Avon back in the 70s. As for the great music sessions in Coventry hosted by Dave, these made a huge impact on the local music scene and the confidence and ability of the musicians who took part. I was out of the country when I heard the news and wasn't able to include a tribute in my regular newspaper column as these were written in advance. But I'm just one of many who will miss him greatly and treasure his influence on our lives. RIP Dave!

Pete Willow


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: RWJ
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 07:16 AM

Very sorry to hear about Dave my thoughts are with you Brenda

Ron


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,noreen
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 08:07 PM

Canley crematorium is at CV4 7DF


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Janet Elizabeth
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 06:52 AM

Dave was a kind and gentle man, a gentleman.

My sympathy, hugs and best wishes are on their way to Brenda ...

Elizabeth
x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Chris & Ian
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 06:51 PM

Another sad loss for the folk world. Rest in peace Dave.

Chris & Ian
(LocTup Together)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 06:03 PM

Just had this forwarded from Pete Grassby:
For those that can make it, the funeral is on the 16th april starting at 11.15 at canley crematorium. Please get down if u can, help us do it right and get the place more packed out than its ever been. In true dave bennett style, if anyone turns up in suits n ties, etc. they will be shot on sight. Sarah


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Pat
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 04:29 PM

I remember the first time I met him and heard him play. It was the back room of the Old Dyers Arms. I was in awe of his talent then. A brilliant guitarist and wonderful man. He will be missed.

Condolences to Brenda and family.

Pat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Morticia
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 12:42 PM

Can only echo what others have said, I will miss him. My love to Brenda at this saddest of times


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: alanww
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 09:11 AM

Oh dear, what a shock. So sorry to hear this sad news. What a cracking guitarist he was. He'll be sorely missed.
Hugs for Brenda.
Alan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: mick cullen
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 05:49 AM

Dave was a close friend of mine for nigh on forty years and for over twenty of those years we gigged Coventry and surrounding areas. He will be sadly missed not least for his outstanding talent,warmth and good humour.

good night till we meet again at Gods folk do free beer and smoking is allowed.



My sincere condolences to Brenda and family.

                Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Tig
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 06:42 PM

Not another one! What a shock it must have been to Brenda - but what a way to go. Well really miss him around the festivals.

Big hugs and condolences to Brenda and everyone else he was 'special' to.

Tig xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,keith fabrique whitefriars open mic
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 04:51 PM

A kind sweet man with talent to spare,Dave you went out swinging no long horrible decline and still at the top of your game to boot.... the pleasure sir was all mine,a true gent.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: paula t
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 03:05 PM

Very sad news. We only met him a few times, but were blown away by his playing. What a lovely guy.

Our thoughts are with Brenda, their families and friends.

Paula, Stuart , Sarah and Kathryn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: stocksie
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 02:42 PM

So sad to hear this news i was there myself on sunday but felt rough so went home before Dave went on, he looked fine when he arrived at the club i just cant believe he's gone ,he will be so sadly missed God bless you mate get them angels playing guitars instead of harps
sincere condolences to Brenda and Dave's family
R.I.P


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 02:32 PM

Only the other week at our Folk Club we had a young lad, Dan who had been taught guitar by Dave. He spoke of Dave with such enthusiasm and said that he was an inspiration to him!

An extremely talented, although understated, gentleman. We will miss him.

Love to Brenda at this time.

Derek and Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: Cobie
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 09:56 AM

Very sorry to hear this sad news. Dave and I spent many great times together in the 70s during the time that I based myself in the Coventry Folk scene. He was a fine musician and an even finer human being who often rallied to the aid of Rod Felton and myself as we tried to the ballance demands on our time with running a variety of Folk/Blues clubs. I last saw Dave Christmas 1978, but he has always lived on in my head and always will. Love and kind thoughts to those he leaves behind.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Dave Bennett - 28 March 2010
From: GUEST,Les and Carys Sullivan
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 09:12 AM

another of the folk worlds great characters gone our thoughts are with Brenda and family


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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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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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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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