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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RIP John Wheeler


John Wheeler, (Pimptones; Horn Dogs etc.) north east sax man dead? really sad news. Can't get my head around this!
First heard John at a Ruth Lambert/Paul Edis gig at the Egypt Cottage. I think he was just sitting in but I was immediately taken with his playing and I asked myself, "Where has this guy been hiding?" Last time I heard John was, I think, with the Pimptones or maybe Charles Gordon at Hoochie. He blew up a storm on both gigs. This was a couple of years ago. I seem to recall he mentioned going into hospital for something or other back then. What I do remember is getting an email from him the next day thanking me for my review. But, I guess, that's the kind of guy John was.
More info as it becomes available.
Died yesterday of a heart attack, suddenly. Aged 40/41?
RIP John.
Lance.
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