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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Remembering Rick by Keith Armstrong


 I am so sad to hear about the tragic loss of my good friend Rick Taylor.

The best tribute I can pay him is to remember my collaborative work with him back in the late eighties, starting with the 'Dreaming North' jazz and poetry performance and recording project in 1986 which led to a national tour and an album recorded together in 10cc's studio in Stockport and then a music theatre touring show with Northumberland Theatre Company and 'Dreaming North', based on the life of Northumbrian piper Jamie Allan, which toured nationally for a whole month in 1988.


Then Rick and myself worked together on 'Wor Jackie' a music theatre production, a tribute to Jacke Milburn, again with Northumberland Theatre Company, in 1989.

I worked with him and Frank Gibbon too on an individual basis when Rick and Frank came up with a few settings of my poems, recorded in Frank's home studio.

Great memories which will live on forever! See you in heaven Rick! 

Some tracks from 'Dreaming North' and our personal collaboration:


Keith Armstrong

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