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Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers

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Another Covid victim. He of the massive swelling organ. 

 

Thanks for the memories, No More Heroes blasting away 

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Cambridge Corn Exchange 1979, 80 & 81 and the Finsbury park Rainbow (1980?) when Huge Cornballs was locked up for drug possession.  Top stuff!

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Never saw them, but loved the sounds.  One of my keyboard heroes.

 

RIP Dave

 

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Sad news indeed. My earliest memory of the meninblack is my Dad telling my older brother to 'turn that racket down'!

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On 04/05/2020 at 20:28, young37215 said:

Another Covid victim. He of the massive swelling organ. 

 

Thanks for the memories, No More Heroes blasting away 

 

Put Rick Wakeman in the shade. 

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A massive and sad loss to music.  His organ and general keyboard wizardry was a defining factor in the Stranglers' sound.  I only ever met him a couple of times despite seeing the band regularly.  Once, at the Shepherds Bush Empire, we had AAA passes and were at the after-show party.  Dave was stood near to the green room door greeting the band's 'guests,' glass of wine in hand, dressed in chain-mail, as you do when unwinding from a show.  

 

'That's a fetching suit of chain-mail, Dave,' I commented politely.  'Thank you, I make them myself, I could make you one,' was his courteous reply.  

 

Another occasion, recounted by Captain Sensible of The Damned, involves Dave giving the Captain a tour of his Surrey pub, and saying to his pal, 'Hey, Captain, give me a hand to round up my pet rats, the Environmental Health are coming later on to renew the food licence.'

 

A true gentleman and innovator.  You will be sadly missed by the legions of fansinblack.  R.I.P

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48 minutes ago, Crisis Rail said:

 

Put Rick Wakeman in the shade. 

That was the size of them...

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11 hours ago, Mad McCann said:

That was the size of them...

 

Progressive Rock influenced himself - Nice & Sleazy.

 

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I went to a Stranglers  gig at Uni in the late 70s, just as they were breaking into  headline fame.  The  Debbie Harry look-alike groupies were out in hordes,  corsets basques fish-net stockings, hanging out around the stage and exits to the hall 

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Sad news - saw them recently at Brixton Academy on the Black and White tour with support by The Alarm - a terrific night out...

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Awesome, Dave Greenfield in his element. 

 

 

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