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    Posted: December 20 2012 at 07:48
We seem to have lost so many of "our" musicians this year.

A very sad loss, rest in peace Huw.
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If I'm allowed a bit of blog whoring, here are some highlights of Huw's career:

Quote Obituary - Huw Lloyd Langton

I learnt yesterday that one of my favourite guitar players passed away. Huw Lloyd Langton got notorious through his work with Hawkwind, a collaboration that spanned a good number of decades. Master of spacey reverbs and long improvisations, he could create dense atmospheres but still produce songs for more straightforward listeners. I never had the opportunity to see Huw playing live, and now I'm sure I never will. Folk that worked with him paint a personality of kindness and openness, someone pleasant to do music with. Good bye Huw, you'll be missed.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SMSM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2012 at 19:51
Here is some more info about this former Hawkwind Guitarist.
 
He died at his home on 6 December 2012, aged 61 years old, after a two-year fight with cancer.[2]
 

 

 Discography

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[edit] Widowmaker

[edit] Lloyd-Langton Group

  • 1984: Outside the Law (Deprecated as a bootleg on Lloyd-Langton's official site.[3])
  • 1984 "Dreams that fade away" / "It's on Me" - 12 single. Limited edition. Ultra noise records.
  • 1985: Night Air (Re-released 28 June 2010.)
  • 1987: Like An Arrow
  • 1988: Time Space & LLG
  • 1991: Elegy
  • 1994: River Run
  • 1999: Chain Reaction
  • 2001: On The Move... Plus
  • 2010: Hard Graft
  • 2011: Classical Guitar Tales
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cesar Inca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2012 at 18:59
Thank you Huw - rest in peace
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Bloody hell. Extremely sad news. I have some very fond memories of Huw and this crazy bandOuch


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Sad news. RIP Huw.
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RIP legend






Edited by AtomicCrimsonRush - December 07 2012 at 21:14
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 20:49
Just saw thisOuch. I understand he had been battling cancer but had a great outlook and sense of humour through it all, still playing his guitar. He was at home with his family by his side.
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Awful news....but he'll live on through his work on so many fascinating Hawkwind albums beloved by fans.

The `Live Chronicles' album is one I give a lot of spins when I'm on nightshift, bit of a favourite of mine, as well as the studio album `Chronicle of the Black Sword' it backs with.
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RIP
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Cry - this can't be happening..........yet another major bummer..........RIP Hugh - Moonglum is with you all the way.......
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One of the Hawklords returns home.  Give my regards my regards to the Seven Sisters, brother. 
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Having said I saw him with Hawkwind live a couple of times in the Eighties.  There was one time I didn't see him with Hawkwind in the Eighties!  In 1981 I went to see them at Peterborough and it turned out when they came on stage there was no Huw.  Apparently, a little before the gig he had got into an argument with some geezer and the said geezer lamped him one.  Broke his nose.Just before the gig he had to go into hospital as his nose started bleeding and would n't stop.  So no Huw.  (Ginger was at the back though so that was interesting)

I did catch him next time round though.  RIP
 
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Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

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you need Hall Of The Mountain King and Warrior On The Edge Of Time ASAP!!!!

also this is sad, rip. I remember Langton had a really funny story in the BBC documentary on Hawkwind. They were playing in one of those inflated room things and the generator broke down so the whole place was slowly collapsing as everyone freaked out inside. he said he felt like he was descending into hell as he walked down to the stage and then the acid got too much and he ended up on his knees praying to god for safety cause he though the was gonna die. later one one of the bandmates told him how they liked his little praying trick and they thought it was really neat and effective and Langton was like "he didn't understand that I reaaally meant, I was really praying there!" hahaha gave me a good chuckle when i watched that part
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Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

He is not on the 2 Hawkwind albums I have but it's certainly a sad news.

Which ones?
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He is not on the 2 Hawkwind albums I have but it's certainly a sad news.
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Really sad news.  I saw them many times back in the seventies/eighties.  A great loss
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That makes three this week, dang it. 

Great guitarist.  Might have to listen to Levitation now myself.

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