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Friday, January 08, 2021

Farewell to Ron Goodall

Just received the sad news that Ron Goodall passed away this morning. Ron, a well-respected bass guitarist in the York area played in many bands including the Mardi Gras Jazz Band and Bejazzled. Son of guitarist the late Bob Goodall, Ron, who hasn't been in the best of health for some years also gigged on occasion with pianist Jeremy McMurray and trumpet player John Cowan.

Although I only met him on the one occasion, I had an immediate reaction - a gentleman. Something that was confirmed in  the many conversations I've had over the years with his sister Liz who is, herself, a jazz fan and a staunch supporter of BSH. Liz was, in fact, one of the first to post a comment in our very early days.

Our condolences go out to his wife Jane (pictured with Ron), Liz and all his family.

May he Rest In Peace.



Jeremy McMurray said...

Very sad news about Ron Goodall passing away this morning. He was a great musician and friend who I had the good fortune to meet and gig with in the York and Leeds area many years ago. A real gentleman who had a generous spirit and lovely sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. RIP Ron.

Liz said...

My lovely Brother, it was a privilege to be his big sister RIP

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