Post by Chris Post by Sid Nuncius Post by Nick Odell
Don Everly died yesterday, aged 84
I have seen a lot of great musicians in concert, but just twice in my
life I have found tears in my eyes as someone took to the stage in front
of me. The first time was Andres Segovia (Nottingham, early 70s, I
think); the second was the Everly Brothers when I went to their reunion
concert at the Albert Hall in 1983. True legends.
Go well, Don, and thanks.
McT and I saw Serbia at the Hexagon, that was late 70s. I’d never heard of
him nor the Spanish guitar. Was rather like “Waiting for Godot”. I have
improved since then!
Serbia? Oh yes, his performance was something to Croat.
Actually, ….. all was quiet on the low-lit stage when an elderly chap
shuffled onto the stage and perched on a single stool at the front-centre
stage. There was much unease at first from the audience but then everything
went quiet and Mr. Segovia began to play - the sound seemed very thin and
almost inaudible at first - but very quickly, that single instrument
(guitar and player I mean) filled the auditorium with a wonderful sound.
Marvellous concert it was.
Toodle Pip, Mike McMillan