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RIP Brian Davison of The Nice

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Topic: RIP Brian Davison of The Nice
Posted By: Easy Livin
Subject: RIP Brian Davison of The Nice
Date Posted: April 17 2008 at 15:35
As reported by member B_Olariu in our polls section: -  , Brian Davison of The Nice sadly passed away this week.
His former band mate Keith Emerson pays his own tribute to him on his website: -

Posted By: Cesar Inca
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 00:19
Rest in peace, Brian - thank you for the rhythm!!!

Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 00:24
..and thank you for drumming in one of the most important bands in Prog

Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 00:42
Really shocked.


Posted By: davy
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 13:29
Brian. Thank you for The Nice. Thank you for Refugee. Thank you for the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall October 2004.


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 18:47
you know... for all the thanks we are giving him.. I wouldn't be surprised if he is the one, as his life passed before his eyes.. was the one who felt  thankful. 

Imagine living for music.. being a part of such an incredible time of music. Knowing, meeting and playing with with some truly incredible musicians. We lament his passing .. knowing deep down that when we pass ...  there will no threads.. internet announcements and tributes..  only the grieving of family and a few friends. Some won't even have that.  He lived a special and rewarding life.. where a part of him.. in his music.. will live forever.  Think about that for a second as we grind through our day to day lives... chasing whatever we deem to be important.. money, jobs, success.. and know in the end.. it is all worthless.  What matters is how you live your life.. and how others remember you and the mark you left on the world. 

just a thought.  He is probably more thankful than any of us ever could be. 

I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....

Posted By: tuxon
Date Posted: April 18 2008 at 23:03
He'll be here with us long after today as some of us will listen his music forever. I'm jealous of him, for my words will be forgotten in time, but his music lives on.
so I don't mourn his passing, just celebrate his excistenceClap

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Posted By: Easy Money
Date Posted: April 20 2008 at 00:30
My condolences to those who were close to Brian.

He left behind a great legacy, The Nice in particular made a lot of great eccentric psychedelic progressive rock. They are easily one of my favorite bands from the late 60s.


Posted By: Frippertron
Date Posted: April 20 2008 at 09:30

I saw him play with The Nice back in 2003.  Very sad news.

The Cheerful Insanity of Prog Rock

Posted By: adjultade
Date Posted: April 27 2008 at 07:15
As much as I love the NICE; I'll never forget the first time I heard Brian Davison's 'Every Which Way' LP. Thanks Brian.


Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: April 27 2008 at 08:01
Excellent obituary in yesterday's London Times

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Posted By: rhinn
Date Posted: April 30 2008 at 20:48
A very underrated drummer, as shows with only 10 posts before mine. If he was with some other less prog band, the thread would be pages long. A giant amongst real prog drummers, if only he wasn't in the first real prog band, and made commercial music in his later years, so many people would be spilling tales and of pure genius....fortunatley the man didn't and remained true to his roots, also he hated being called Blinky.....may he rest in peace.

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