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Monday, December 14, 2009

Farewell Darren

A good contingent of the friends of the late Darren Grainger filled the rainlashed crematoreum overlooking the Whitley Bay coast and St. Mary's Lighthouse.
Several of the musicians from The Chilli were there to show their support for Darren's partner Marta. 'The Lad' - Adam Hastings - travelled up from Leeds, Dave Weisser, Allan, Eric, Jim Crinson and myself were among the mourners.
Also present, and now embracing Buddhism, was Ted Ray, Sinatra clone and former emcee at the Kismet Club in South Shields.
RIP Darren - Be strong Marta.

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