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Dick Heckstall-Smith Dead?

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Topic: Dick Heckstall-Smith Dead?
Posted By: The Owl
Subject: Dick Heckstall-Smith Dead?
Date Posted: December 20 2004 at 17:53

Just read on another board that former Colosseum saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith just passed away @ age 70 (of cancer).

Can anyone provide more details or link to anews story?



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Posted By: Fitzcarraldo
Date Posted: December 20 2004 at 17:59

Yes, it's true. I've only seen the news on BBC Radio 6 Music News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/news_in_brief.shtml - http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/news_in_brief.shtml

but it doesn't say anything other than announce his death.

I read recently that he had left hospital in a wheelchair and was hoping to be able to play - in his wheelchair - with the band at their next concert. Sadly, it was not to be. Another founder-member of the Progressive Rock 'movement' gone. He sounded great on "Bread And Circuses".

 



Posted By: BebieM
Date Posted: December 20 2004 at 18:52
oh, thats so sad. When I saw colosseum live this year (without him) they still seemed to have hopes for him to come back on stage. His sound on the albums is great!



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