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Friday, May 06, 2016

RIP George Richardson












Just read on facebook that it was pianist George Richardson's funeral yesterday.
A fine pianist remembered for his band the George Ricco Quartet at various local nightspots including, I think, the Cavendish Club and also at the Gosforth Park Hotel.
I knew him via the Newcastle music shop where I worked - George taught at local schools - and we renewed acquaintance when he played with the Maine St. Jazzmen at a pub in South Shields.
A fine pianist and a true gentle-man.
I hope some readers will add their own memories of someone who will be sadly missed.
George was 83.
Lance.

3 comments :

Tom Henderson (on F/b) said...

Sad to hear of George Richardson's death, I knew him and the boys very well in the sixties, He was also a friend of my piano player Eddie Farrow.sad loss!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to learn of the passing of George Richardson
Very nice person and a very easy musician to work with. Often pop into the Ramside Hall and had lunch with his wife on a Sunday afternoon.
Will be truly missed. R.I.P
Raymond Newton Double Bass/Bass Guitar/ cello

Alan Rudd said...

George had a history of health issues since having a heart valve operation about 25 years ago, but managed to get back playing again with MSJ with whom he was playing until a few years ago. However he had a fall a few weeks ago and broke his hip, he was admitted to hospital, but his condition deteriorated over a three week period and he died about a week ago in hospital.

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