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Friday, December 31, 2010

End of year sadness. - Colin Johnson RIP

I have just heard that Colin Johnson who, many will remember played keyboard at the Porthole when Roy or George Laing was off, died suddenly yesterday. He was a good pianist who consistently underrated his talent and Mike Gilby reckoned he had perfect pitch. I know we will miss him at the Porthole on Wednesdays. I am not sure about the funeral arrangements.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Sad news indeed. I only ever heard Colin the once - last Xmas at The Porthole - but I was impressed.

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