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 Post subject: Ted McKenna RIP
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:40 pm 
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Ted McKenna - drummer for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher and Michael Schenker, amongst others - has died at the age of 68.

He had a haemorrhage during a routine hernia operation.

Very sad.


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 Post subject: Re: Ted McKenna RIP
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:36 pm 
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I'm stunned by this, we were PMing each other only two days ago about him playing close by to me.... RIP

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 Post subject: Re: Ted McKenna RIP
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:49 pm 
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Aye - the number of tweets from ordinary folk, if you'll pardon the expression, saying "he was a friend" or "he helped me" is quite amazing.

Plus some "names" as well. I saw one from Woody Woodmansey saying "he taught me the rudiments" [of drumming].

And, from Gerry McAvoy:

"I'm lost for words creating this post. I lost my friend and comrade this morning.After what should have been a routine operation,there were complications,meaning Ted started hemorrhaging blood.Sadly the surgeons could not stop the bleeding.I spoke with Ted on Thursday,wished him good luck and told him we will speak on Saturday.I'm devastated.Ted was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.A brilliant musician. He was a big man with a big heart, and he has left us all with a big hole in our lives.My thoughts are with Laura,Casey,Heather and Claire,and everyone who's lives were touched by the big man.RIP Ted from myself, Marcel,Davy,and all those musicians who had the pleasure of playing with one of the finest drummers of all time.

Ted McKenna R.I.P"


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 Post subject: Re: Ted McKenna RIP
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I can't claim he was a friend, we only met a couple of times but he was always very polite and friendly and always had time to speak on FB ....

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 Post subject: Re: Ted McKenna RIP
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:21 pm 
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Heres Ted nailing it during Rory's encore at Montreux...Raise a glass...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb9MeF2LY6A


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