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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

RIP Johnny Duncan.

(Photo by Brian Bennett)
Just received the sad news that north east bass player Johnny Duncan has died. Johnny, who was quite a character played in many bands, large and small, over the years and will be sadly missed. More details will be posted as they become known.

Rest In Peace. Lance


Roly said...

Very sorry to hear this. A lovely person and a very good bass player. I knew Johnny from my early days of playing. When Clem Avery put a band in the Golden Lion residency at Winlaton Mill in the 1970s (my first regular gig), the band was Johnny on bass, Chas Coles drms, Clem tpt, Ronnie McClean tbn, Eric Clegg clnt and myself gtr. Happy days. Now I'm the only survivor. After that we were on occasional gigs together and over the years he would regularly phone me to chat about the music, how were things, etc. Latterly he was involved with a big band that rehearsed weekly, I think up in the Blyth area. He had great enthusiasm and always that cheerful, positive outlook.

John Hallam (on F/b). said...

A very nice man who will be missed, being personable and knowledgeable about his Big Band music (and restoring cars ). Both of us being bass players, we usually met with one of us playing and the other listening!

Barry Aitchison said...

Johnny will be missed in jazz music. He told me about a person to see if this person could fix my car. I still go to the same place about my car, thanks to Johnny for that.

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