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    Posted: September 18 2013 at 20:50
From Chris Cutler via Aymeric Leroy:

Just got this from Chris Cutler...

"So sorry to pass on this unhappy news. Lindsay died this afternoon. She had contracted pneumonia and spent the last six days at home surrounded by a few old friends. She died very peacefully. The funeral will be next Wednesday 25 September at 4:30 PM at Golders Green crematorium."

Many here know that Lindsay was suffering from a particularly acute and debilitating form of multiple sclerosis, which took a turn for the worse in the late 1990s rendering her unable to perform, and ultimately unable to do very much at all. A great tragedy for such a talented performer and composer.

May she now rest in peace.

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We've lost another brilliant musician, one who unfortunately had to battle illness for many years.  Please feel free to use this thread to talk about some of her work that you most enjoy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 21:03
Very sad that she's had to be in the condition she was in physically for so many years.
Well Henry Cow comes to mind first for me. Her aboe and bassoon playing were remarkable. She guested on some special albums as well like Fish Rising, The Rotters' Club and Civil Surface. Such a talented lady who's gift will continue to be enjoyed by me and many others.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 21:04
How sad. Cry
Such a talented composer and reed player.
I still play her soundtracks "Rags" and "The Golddiggers" often (see review on PA), and her side of HC's "Western Culture" has many of my favorite Henry Cow moments. 

Rest in peace.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 21:11
Wow, this is a total bummer.  I'm not very knowledgeable about the Cow but I'm aware of her stature and contribution to music. 

She also contributed to the highly maligned second Comus album, an album which I personally like and will be pulling off the shelf tomorrow in her honor. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 21:23






RIP Lindsay

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 22:36
RIP

This is truly a shame to read. A great underappreciated talent.

I'll be playing some HC for her tonight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 22:50
How sad! I've just become more acquainted with her contributions...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 23:05
Wow. Cry I think I'll join in with Man With Hat and listen to some HC tonight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2013 at 23:57
NO !!!
Such a great talent - I will be spinning 'Rags' shortly. Loved her magical Bassoon. Big, BIG loss.
R.I.P. Lindsay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 01:50
So sad. Such a rare and marvellous artist.

R I P. Lindsay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 07:15
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:



Very sad that she's had to be in the condition she was in physically for so many years.
Well Henry Cow comes to mind first for me. Her aboe and bassoon playing were remarkable. She guested on some special albums as well like Fish Rising, The Rotters' Club and Civil Surface. Such a talented lady who's gift will continue to be enjoyed by me and many others.


You're absolutely right. I always look forward to that moment on FISH RISING where her bassoon comes in. Definitely one of the highlights of the album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 07:52
We could say she doesn't suffer anymore, but that's never a consolation. Unhappy

I hardly knew her works (I have just one album by Henry Cow), but I was aware of her importance in this band.
She also played with French double-bassist Joëlle Léandre, so I guess the concerts planned in the Triton (near Paris) this week-end will be dedicated to Lindsay Cooper.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 08:07
Cry This is so sad. I loved what she brought to the Cow. 

Rest in peace Lindsay, and thank you for the musicHug
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 09:31
Looking at her Wikipedia page, she featured on many albums that I enjoy.
Very sad. RIP 

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 10:36
An excellent musician and a sad loss, RIP Lindsay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 11:19
RIP. Neighbours be damned, I shall be blasting Western Culture out tonight at battle level.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 11:38
R.I.P. Lindsay
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 11:41
Sad news. R.I.P. Lindsay
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 11:46
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

<span style="line-height: 1.2;">Looking at her Wikipedia page, she featured on many albums that I enjoy.</span>
<span style="line-height: 1.2;">Very sad. RIP </span>
 


Yeah, Hergest Ridge and Civil Surface! RIP, Lindsay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2013 at 12:05
Originally posted by The Hemulen The Hemulen wrote:

RIP. Neighbours be damned, I shall be blasting Western Culture out tonight at battle level.

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