Friday, October 07, 2011

Vale Bert Jansch

Renowned acoustic guitarist, English folk singer-songwriter Bert Jansch died on Wednesday aged 67. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. He is probably best known, as a member of the British folk group The Pentangle. Geoff remembers discovering their album "Basket of Light" at the Forest Hill pub in the mid-70s. Publican Rae Jesberg's daughter owned the LP and generously lent it to some long-haired Queensland Agricultural College students. This opened up a new world of music for me, especially when I also later discovered Steeleye Span via some friends in Laurel Avenue, Graceville. Kathy and I saw Bert Jansch and Jacqui McShee play at Mayne Hall, UQ in the 80s.

Vale Bert - you have given us much listening pleasure down through the years.

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