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    Posted: December 07 2012 at 10:14
There isn't a thread here yet so I figured I'd post one. Passed away earlier this week. There are almost definitely bigger Hawkwind fans here than me who can post their commiserations, so I'll leave it to them.


I don't really have much to say about it. I'll just leave my favourite recording of my favourite Hawkwind song, which he played on

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They are dropping like flies recently. RIP. Great guitarist.
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Very sad news. He was a good guitarist, and I liked his voice too. RIP..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hawkwise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 10:39
Time for some Levitation........ Will never forget that 79/80 tour with Hugh .Tim and that Ginger Bloke Sad day the Ship looses one its Crew .R.I.P Hugh.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote otto pankrock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 11:35
Just recieved Live Sonic Attack in the mail. Jeeze!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 11:37
Very sad news.  Had the conciderable pleasure of seeing him with Hawkwind at least a couple of times in the Eighties. 
 
According to Hawkwind he passed away last night.
 
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Very sad news.  Had the conciderable pleasure of seeing him with Hawkwind at least a couple of times in the Eighties. 
 
According to Hawkwind he passed away last night.
 
RIP

Well. That's still earlier this week.Smile
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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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Post Options Post Options   Quote ProgRobUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 13:01
Really sad news.  I saw them many times back in the seventies/eighties.  A great loss
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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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Originally posted by lucas

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

Which ones?
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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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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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Cry - this can't be happening..........yet another major bummer..........RIP Hugh - Moonglum is with you all the way.......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2012 at 17:44
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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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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