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13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Fri 17: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Abbie Finn's Finntet @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington. 8:00pm.

Sat 18: Baghdaddies @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 18: David Gray Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 19: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 19: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Westbourne Road, Hartlepool TS25 5RB. 1:00pm. South Durham Social Club aka Steelworks or Steelies. New venue for Teesside's premier big band.
Sun 19: Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 19: Green Tangerines + Knats @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.
Sun 19: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 20: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Marshall Walker R.I.P.

(Sunday)I've just received the very sad news that my friend and former musical colleague, drummer Marshall Walker, died on Friday July 24. Cause of death is, as yet, unknown.
More details when known.
Sadly missed.
Lance.
(Thursday)The funeral will take place at noon on Monday August 3 at Birtley Crematorium. A formal announcement will be made in tonight's (Thursday) Evening Chronicle.
Photos - I've added a few. If you have more please send them to me via Email (lanceliddle@gmail.com.)
Add your personal tributes to the comments below.

8 comments :

Roly said...

Sad news. I have very fond memories of the early years at Blaydon with Marshall, Clem, Bill Smith and best ever landlady Pauline. It's when you look back at those times you realise how special they were.
Roly

Eric.M.Stutt said...

Very sad to hear about Marshy he was a good friend and I liked him and his sense of humour a lot. He wil be sadly missed.
Eric.

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I liked Marshall's dry sense of humour, hang-dog look (Buster Keaton-like) and he could play.

Russell

John Taylor said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of Marshal Walker. A character in the same mould as Derek Dixon (another old timer who is sadly no longer with us).Both unassuming accompanists who were always there for the rest of the band.

laurie brown said...

sorry to hear this Marshall was a
frequent visitor to the Porthole
at one time!

Mike Gilby said...

Fond memories of Marshall - R.I.P. Many a laugh we shared together, another great character exits the bandstand.
Mike.

Germaine said...

So sorry to hear that yet another of the Newcastle musical gang has gone.It's many years since I met Marshall but I remember him as one of the fixtures of the early days.

Anonymous said...

As a kid, I used to see Marshall with The Ronnie MaClean All Stars at The New Orleans Jazz Club Forth Banks, in the band at that time was, Hughie Aitchison (Tpt) Ronnie MaClean (Tbn) Trevor Johnson (Reeds) Brian Fisher (Piano) Tom !!!!!! (Bass) & Marshall Walker (Drums), and as a page boy at the Swallow Hotel I ued to help him put his kit in the lift, when he was playing with the Jimmy Miller Trio, on my trips back to Newcastle, he used to remind me of those days at the hotel, a fine drummer, he will be very much missed on the North East Jazz Scene...

Colin Aitchison
Hong Kong

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