RIP John Renbourn, a Knight of Grace

walterw

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It looks like the Tarot card called The Hermit.
sure, but to a generation or two of rock and rollers...?

(it's high time i did a good youtube/wikipedia research binge of this stuff, the source of a lot of what i like about zeppelin; renbourn, jansch, pentangle, sandy denny, richard thompson, all of it.)
 

mikeguy53

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"Sir John Alot" was a brilliant album. A huge influence on so many of us. Tommy Emmanuel posted a beautiful tribute on facebook if anyone knows how to post it better than me.
 

Kalalau Hiker

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"Sir John Alot" was a brilliant album. A huge influence on so many of us. Tommy Emmanuel posted a beautiful tribute on facebook if anyone knows how to post it better than me.
Thanks for telling us Mike:

https://www.facebook.com/tommyemmanuel?fref=ts

"Go and rest now, John Renbourn, your work is done. Youplayed your heart out, you've inspired so many, and you gave a lot of people a lot of joy and pleasure... we won't forget you mate! x TE "

 

b_goatman

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Very sad news. Was fortunate to see him in duo with Jacqui McShee about 10 years ago - they were spellbinding!
 

dennyman

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He and Pentangle were favorites of my folk buds and I back in the day.

Two of us met John and saw him play @ 18 yrs ago.

He was a gentleman.
 

Emporia

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A true master. I literally wore out "Sir John Alot".

I always loved his quote in the notes of one of the Pentangle albums:

"I started out tryin' to play like Big Bill Broonzy........and I'm still tryin'".

As is often seen, humility is present in someone who is truly great.
 

Trebor Renkluaf

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Saw him sever times back in the late '70s / early '80s. A true loss.
 




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