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    Posted: April 16 2008 at 16:24
Yesterday at 9.30 died one of the best drumers of his generation. He  was in The Nice and Refugee. Some words about this great and never forgotten man and musician.
 
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Edited by Easy Livin - April 17 2008 at 03:46
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 16:29
oh, sad news, very under-appreciated   ..BTW, I think it's Davison, not Davidson


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 16:53
Refugee is a prog classic.....Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Lee Jackson also deceased........
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 17:02
I like the nice. Keith Emerson ftw.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 17:17
I cannot see any reports of Davison's death on the net although I see Wiki has been updated. Can anyone provide a link?
 
Lee Jackson is still very much alive.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 17:20
he was no Carl Palmer... but his death would have had something... Googled..  nothing either. So let's turn this into an appreciation thread of the man who did more than anyone to show us just how good Carl Palmer truly is hahahha

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 18:00
Originally posted by micky

he was no Carl Palmer... but his death would have had something... Googled..  nothing either. So let's turn this into an appreciation thread of the man who did more than anyone to show us just how good Carl Palmer truly is hahahha

His solo in the Heat Goes On from asia on the live stream last nice was amazing...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 18:03
Wikipedia just got changed. It no longer has a death date.

Never trust Wikipedia. I remember checking Jimmy Page's page one day and someone had added a date of death (that day). I freaked out and checked every news source, found nothing, figured it must be fake, then saw that it had been removed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 18:46
Originally posted by 1800iareyay

Wikipedia just got changed. It no longer has a death date.

Never trust Wikipedia. I remember checking Jimmy Page's page one day and someone had added a date of death (that day). I freaked out and checked every news source, found nothing, figured it must be fake, then saw that it had been removed.

I think the death dates are frequent "jokes" on the site. Early April, William Shatner's death date was listed as the first Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 19:00
At least this ''error'' gives an opportunity for us to remember the drummer of the NICE.....not that there were many threads dedicated to DAVISON before this one on PALOL.....this is a start..
 ......i am going now listen to CRY OF EUGENE.......beautiful song
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2008 at 22:07
Refugee was cool, but the Nice was so awesome! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 03:41

Cheers guys, I've changed the thread title pending clarification.

B_olariu, can you clarify where this information came from, or substantiate it please?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 03:53
I'm sorry to say that the news seems to be true, at least according to what some (apparently) weell-informed sources are stating on a thread in www.progressiveears.com
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 06:01
Originally posted by Easy Livin

Cheers guys, I've changed the thread title pending clarification.

B_olariu, can you clarify where this information came from, or substantiate it please?

 

 
here is what i'm talking about: i take the information from here
groups.google.com/group/rec.music.progressive/browse_thread/thread/4f2a1e92c3fd30a0?
 
Brian Davison, drummer with late 60s/early 70s British proto-
prog bands; The Mark Leeman Five, The Nice and Every Which Way
sadly passed away during the evening of Tuesday 15 April 2008.

Brian had been ill since before Christmas, with a brain tumour
and secondaries in his liver.

Following the break-up of The Nice in 1970, Brian's musical
career went into premature decline, and the failure of his own
band (Every Which Way) signalled the end of his involvement
with the British music scene. Brian was last seen by large
audiences during 2002 and 2003, when three members of the The
Nice  (Brian, Lee Jackson and Keith Emerson) were all-too-
briefly reunited.

Brian was an under-rated drummer who deserved more success than
he actually enjoyed. He leaves a wife, Terri, to whom my
thoughts and condolences are offered.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 06:18
Originally posted by febus

At least this ''error'' gives an opportunity for us to remember the drummer of the NICE.....not that there were many threads dedicated to DAVISON before this one on PALOL.....this is a start..
 ......i am going now listen to CRY OF EUGENE.......beautiful song
 
 
From ELP_DISC:

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I've just had a phone call from Lee Jackson to tell me that Brian died
last night around 9.30pm.

Brian had been ill since before Christmas with a brain tumour and
secondaries in his liver and was already in a very poor state by the end
of January. Lee told me that Keith was on the phone to him when he got
the call from Bazz on his landline. with the sad news, so they both
found out at the same time.

I'm sure all are thoughts will be with Brian's wife Terri at this sad
time.

Brian was a very under-rated drummer who deserved much more success than
he got imho

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David Bentley
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 08:46
Seems to be true and if so it's very sad,  the tough times he had since his music career declined seem to have caught up with him. He was an excellent drummer. His best work IMHO came on Credo from the Refugee album and on the Nice's Ars Longa Vita Brevis, especially Karelia and Brandenburger. He got a superb drum sound on those two albums.

RIP
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 09:42
Why isnt Every Which Way in this poll???
 
 
 
RIP, Brian!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 10:11
Cheers guys. I'm sure you'll appreciate that with a sensitive topic such as this, we need to be sure we have our facts right.
 
Strange how little information there is about it yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 11:04
http://www.keithemerson.com/MiscPages/RememberingBrianDavison.html
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I'm sorry to hear this, I'll play some Nice albums in his memory.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 12:07
I first saw the terrible news about "Blinky" death, yesterday  on the ELP`s  Yahoogroups mailing list. Then it also was spoted and commented on the The Tangent list (Andy Tillison is a The Nice fan).
He was more than a competent drummer and made an even greater work on Refugee than he managed to do on  The Nice (according to the liner notes on the Refugee Live Newcastle 1974 CD, one person that was at the time overwhelmed about the band and Davisonīs perfomance, was Keith Emerson: he couldīt believe that Brian  could play so fast.
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