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Posted by themusicsover on October 5, 2011
November 3, 1943 – October 5, 2011
A highly influential singer-songwriter, Bert Jansch was one of the cornerstones of the British folk revival of the ’60s. Cited as an influence by no less than Neil Young, Jimmy Page, and Paul Simon, Jansch’s mark was made on younger generations as well as evident by praise from and collaborations with the likes of Devendra Banhart, Pete Doherty, Johnny Marr, and Beth Orton. Considered a virtuoso of the acoustic guitar, he is often mentioned in the same breath as John Fahey or Leo Kottke. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Jansch launched his career in 1960 and began building a following by playing British folk clubs. By the mid ’60s he was hitchhiking and busking across Europe. He soon settled in London where he recorded his first album, Bert Jansch, which has since been included in the reference guide, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 1968, Jansch co-founded Pentangle, a British folk supergroup of sorts that counted John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson, and Terry Cox among its members. Perhaps a bit more jazz and baroque influenced than Jansch’s solo work, the group was one of the most popular of its kind during the late ’60s and early ’70s. Pentangle disbanded in 1973 after which Jansch moved to a farm and took a bit of a break from the business. He had regrouped by the end of the ’70s and continued on as a solo performer but reunited with Pentangle during the ’80s. He continued on and off with the band for the better part of the next decade. The 2000s found Jansch enjoying a renaissance of sorts, as evident by releases coming out on such hipster indie labels as Drag City and Cooking Vinyl. His 2006 release for Drag City, The Black Swan, is considered one of his finest. As reported by ABC News, Bert Jansch died of lung cancer on October 5, 2011. He was 67.
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the assist.
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Posted in Folk, Musician, Singer, Songwriter | Tagged: Bert Jansch, Beth Orton, Danny Thompson, Devendra Banhart, Jacqui McShee, Jimmy Page, John Fahey, John Renbourn, Johnny Marr, Leo Kottke, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Pentangle, Pete Doherty, Terry Cox | Leave a Comment »
Died On This Date (November 26, 2008) Rob Partridge / Publicist; Helped U2 Get Signed To Island Records
Posted by themusicsover on November 26, 2009
June 2, 1948 – November 26, 2008
Rob Partridge was a UK music industry veteran who founded and ran the Coalition Group, a powerful management and PR firm. Partridge began his career in the mid ’70s when he worked as a journalist Music Week. By the late ’70s, he was the head of the publicity department at Island Records where he worked directly with such greats as Bob Marley, Marianne Faithfull, U2, Steve Winwood and Robert Palmer. He left Island in 1990 to form a PR firm which would eventually be called the Coalition Group after he opened a management division of the company. Over the years, Partridge represented the likes of Johnny Marr, Tom Waits, Bloc Party, and Billy Bragg. In recent years, Rob Partridge had been suffering from cancer. He died as a result of it at the age of 60.