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13,132 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 551 of them this year alone and, so far, 106 this month (April 22).

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Derek Wadsworth - Remembered by Laurie Brown

I was sorry to read of the death of Derek Wadsworth in your obituary column. He did indeed work with the Squads during my time with the band. I lost contact all those years ago but his wife Betty and son stayed with Joyce and I some time later. I remember a wry Yorkshire sense of humour along with his great playing!

1 comment :

Lance said...

Thanks Laurie. I note he had other local connections...
" ...and had a particularly close working relationship with Alan Price, for whom he arranged the album Between Today And Yesterday (1974). This contained The Jarrow Song, a brilliant marriage of pop and brass-band idioms."

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