We learned today of the sad news that Maartin Allcock had passed away after several months of battling the final stages of liver cancer. Maart’s work with Tull starting in the late 80s was memorable for his joy and exuberant commitment to music of all kinds – even ours. His time with the Fairports and his various collaborations with artists too numerous to mention here were marked by his skills in mastering several instruments and tackling many genres. He leaves behind a treasure trove of recordings and a feast of memories.
Ian Bramble, The Brasenose, Cropredy, December 1 Ian Bramble’s career thus far has been remarkable – and his return to The Brasenose is likely to prove emotional. Ian has played all around the world in different bands, with BB King clamouring for his autograph, and Ian taking over from Johnny Depp as guitarist for The Popes, originally formed by Shane MacGowan. But he still says his most memorable gig was with John Coghlan on drums, the original and founder member of Status Quo, and Maart Allcock on bass, in The Brasenose.
Ian will give his pay and money from CDs and downloads to Macmillan Cancer Support and support to musicians with arthritis.
Playing with Ian will be Spencer ‘Kansas’ Richards on harmonica, Pete ‘The Knife’ McNamara on violin, Nicky ‘Nice’ Bramble on vocals and Richy ‘Machine Gun’ Hoy on lead guitar, with Ian on slide guitar, piano and vocals. The gig follows the death of Maart Allcock, who played for Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull; Ian last played with Maart at the Brasenose last year. Details: www.brasenosearms.com.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT