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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beatles To Bowie Exhibition

Very impressed by the 1960's photographic exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle even if the jazz content was limited which I suppose reflected the era.
However, there was one glaring error.
The photo of the John Barry Seven showed local trumpet hero Bobby Carr but the caption read 'd. 1962'.
If that is the case then it must have been Bobby's ghost playing "I Remember Clifford" with the Newcastle Big Band in the 1970s.
Maybe it was Clifford Brown playing "I Remember Bobby"!
Can anyone remember when Bobby actually died?
Lance.

4 comments :

Hil said...

was it 76 or 77?

Sorry not sure, if Mike was ok he would have remembered.

Unknown said...

1977 I think?

However, this wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_John_Barry_Seven - says "The new line-up lasted until 1961 when Barry became too busy arranging and composing to continue. He installed Vic Flick as the leader and brought in Bobby Carr on trumpet to take his place. Carr was tragically murdered after only a year or so with the group and he was initially replaced by Dickie Hawdon" - as I said last night Lance, I think someone has it wrong! Unless there were two of Bobby Carr. I last did a gig with him in 1973'ish and he was larger than life then, as usual. Bring on the conspiracy theories.....

Lance said...

The guy on the photo certainly looked like the Bobby Carr we all knew and loved.

stevegrantleeuk said...

New to this site but interested to see the mention of Bobby Carr. I grew up with his son James who is still a good friend of mine. James says his Dad died in March 79 on the way back from a gig in Peterlee. If anyone has any reminisces or stories from those days, I know that James would be interested to hear them.
Thanks
Steve

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