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A farewell to Robert Trehern (Bobby Irwin) 1953-2015

As friends and associates will know, drummer and all-round good chap Bobby Irwin sadly died from cancer on 8 May. At Bobby’s funeral at St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham, on 19 May, Nick Lowe took the lectern to deliver a eulogy for his fallen drummer and veteran musical partner. A few minutes beforehand, Bobby's brother Chris [...]

By | May 22nd, 2015|Nick Lowe|0 Comments

Joe B Mauldin – cornerstone of beat group anatomy

Main image L-R Sonny Curtis, Joe B Mauldin, Glen D Hardin, WB, Jerry Allison, 1997 Joe B Mauldin, bassist in Buddy Holly's Crickets, died on 7 February. His nimble instrumental work on many of The Crickets' hits helped to define the sound of early rock'n'roll, and he was a co-inventor of the modern, self-contained [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Popular Music|0 Comments