JOHN KEWLEY

Further to my last update on here, it is with great sadness that my good friend and fellow musician John Kewley finally passed a couple of weeks ago.

I first met John in 1979 when I was a young, gullible, naive schoolboy playing in my first band ‘Driving Sideways Blues Band’.
John stood in for a gig at very late notice.
He’d never met any of us before and he didn’t know any of the songs, but John never put a foot wrong that night and he was truly brilliant!
At that point I so wished that John would join permanently which he eventually did.

I knew I’d met a great musician and I also knew I’d made a friend for life.

Recently, through Facebook. I got in touch with John again and made the efoort to visit him at his home in Yorkshire.
He spoke about past bands and it was clear to me that the happiest time of John’s life was when we were touring round Europe in a mucky old van with no money. We didn’t have care in the world and we all felt free.
 
When I left John at his home only a few weeks ago, I had a feeling that I may never see him again due to my own touring commitments. That was sadly the case.

Rest In Peace my old friend

 

3 comments

  • Arlene Philp

    Arlene Philp Perth, Western Australia

    Have just had a chance to read your blogs and was very sorry to read that your friend was ill and that he has passed away. A great sadness for you and all who would have known him. It was nice that you had the opportunity to visit him and I'm sure some wonderful reminiscing was had. I expect he would have been pleased with your success in your career. Lots of happy memories from over the years for you to always remember him by. On a lighter note, it is good to hear that your album is on the home-stretch to being finished and I am in great anticipation waiting to hear of a release date so I can order a copy. Love the idea of having lyrics printed for the album booklet, always a bonus that I enjoy getting when I buy new albums so all the extra work you have to put in to do it, just know it is appreciated. Very much looking forward to hearing and seeing it in the finished product. Wishing you all the very best with it all, Arlene Philp

    Have just had a chance to read your blogs and was very sorry to read that your friend was ill and that he has passed away. A great sadness for you and all who would have known him. It was nice that you had the opportunity to visit him and I'm sure some wonderful reminiscing was had. I expect he would have been pleased with your success in your career. Lots of happy memories from over the years for you to always remember him by.
    On a lighter note, it is good to hear that your album is on the home-stretch to being finished and I am in great anticipation waiting to hear of a release date so I can order a copy. Love the idea of having lyrics printed for the album booklet, always a bonus that I enjoy getting when I buy new albums so all the extra work you have to put in to do it, just know it is appreciated. Very much looking forward to hearing and seeing it in the finished product.
    Wishing you all the very best with it all,
    Arlene Philp

  • Mick McConnell

    Mick McConnell

    Yes Arlene, indeed sad news about my old friend John. Booklet for the CD is coming along nicely and yes all the lyrics will be included as well as all the other info you'd expect in an album sleeve.

    Yes Arlene, indeed sad news about my old friend John.

    Booklet for the CD is coming along nicely and yes all the lyrics will be included as well as all the other info you'd expect in an album sleeve.

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    Mason Poore

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