RIP John Renbourn, a Knight of Grace

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  1. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    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.)
     
  2. lhallam

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    Great player. I liked his stuff the from the moment I first heard it.
     
  3. StratoCraig

    StratoCraig Member

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    Oh, right, you're thinking of Zeppelin's fourth album. That image was also obviously based on the Tarot card.
     
  4. Ferret

    Ferret Supporting Member

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    A very sad loss. He was a fine player.
     
  5. mikeguy53

    mikeguy53 Member

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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.
     
  6. Kalalau Hiker

    Kalalau Hiker Supporting Member

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    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 "

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  7. b_goatman

    b_goatman Silver Supporting Member

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    Very sad news. Was fortunate to see him in duo with Jacqui McShee about 10 years ago - they were spellbinding!
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. leofenderbender

    leofenderbender Supporting Member

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    The innovative musicians are dying off. A great loss.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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

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    A wonderful human being and talent who will be greatly missed.
     
  13. Ohzoso

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    Very sad news. R.I.P. John
     

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