Author Topic: MICKY JONES 1946-2010  (Read 55334 times)

Davey

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #105 on: March 18, 2010, 09:53:32 PM »
...it was beautiful.i don't know what Will looks like now but everyone else on your list was there and some others, and Joan, i don't don't know exactly how this came about but i ended up in a picture with me,Jeff Jones,John "Pugwash" Weathers, Terry Williams and Bob Richards(actually it was at the behest of Tweke Lewis who asked me if i had met Terry and brought me over to meet him).beautiful people. a lovely person named Roy who was staying at the same cottage as me took the photo.when he sends it to me i'll put it up if you would like-love and peace-Davey(from the bristol airport where i have to wait to the morning to get back to brooklyn)

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #106 on: March 18, 2010, 10:13:09 PM »
All MAN drummers in one single photo....  :o
I want a big poster of that!

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2010, 11:36:40 PM »
Joan i know you really wanted to be there.i was going to say i will send you the picture and you can airbrush me out no problem...but i just looked through my phone and i have just 3 pictures that i took.one of them is the four drummers together without me in it!when i get home i will send it to you.i showed them the photo and they seemed to approve of it ;)-peace-Davey     

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #108 on: March 18, 2010, 11:55:50 PM »
Just back home from Swansea. For those unable to be there in body I'm sure you were there in spirit.

It was a fitting service to commemorate Micky's talent and his qualities as musician and a gentleman. All Saints in Mumbles is a sizeable church, and  was very well filled with family, friends, and colleagues. Many familiar faces in the pews, both from past and previous incarnations of Man, of the Bystanders and from many other facets of the South Wales musical fraternity.

A dignified and straightforward affair, Canon Evans made tribute to the esteem Micky is held in worldwide (mentioning the Independent's obituary published that same morning), as well as the more personal relationships closer to home. The choice of hymns, Morning Has Broken, and The Lord Is My Shepherd was as full of light and optimism as the service itself. An airing for Jeff Beck's 'Where Were You' provided a reflective break before Deke was invited to say a few words of remembrance.

Deke's eulogy was as warm and affectionate as you?d expect, and his delivery was note perfect despite admitting he was twanging like a banjo on the occasion. He noted that Frank Zappa no less had named Micky as one of his top ten guitarists in the world, whilst wondering why, unaccountably, Zappa had missed himself from that same list. He recounted how he could often do little but stand back in awe as Micky, unchained, would reel off lick after magnificent lick in an improvised solo. Micky would never play the same thing twice, because he never ran out of ideas. He would play until he wanted to stop, everything sounding so perfect you'd swear he'd worked it out the night before, but, as Deke reminded himself, he couldn't have, because they'd been together all night, and all Micky had done was snore and grind his teeth. Deke closed by marking the loss of a musical sparring partner, ally and co-conspirator for so many years and most importantly a best friend, who leaves behind a massive hole to fill.

Micky was laid to rest under the gently rolling slopes of Oystermouth Cemetery, looking out West to the estuary, to the Atlantic and beyond. That seems about right to me.
Boldly going.......

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #109 on: March 19, 2010, 12:26:03 AM »
..thanks Jules..
Virgin places don't mean a thing to people who never bring their hearts along.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #110 on: March 19, 2010, 01:41:27 AM »
Thanks Jules.
I send you a pm, davey.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #111 on: March 19, 2010, 01:41:43 AM »
"And, in the end, the love you take/ Is equal to the love you make".

Micky, you had a lot to take.

God bless.
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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #112 on: March 19, 2010, 02:13:33 AM »
Thanks, Jules.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #113 on: March 19, 2010, 10:34:26 AM »
That?s a beautiful piece of writing. Thank you, Jules.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #114 on: March 19, 2010, 11:11:35 AM »
Thanks Jules.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2010, 11:16:33 AM »
Thanks for the report, Jules.
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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #116 on: March 19, 2010, 11:32:53 AM »
A truly amazing turn out for Micky and an emotional day all round especially Deke's speech at the service :'( a couple of photos below,sadly i just missed John Weather's as he had walked off and did not feel it right to re-call him or would of had the four drummers.....Nice to see Nik Turner in attendance who was his usual gentlemanly best 8)  I will write more later...

Looks like someone stuck my head on in the drummer's pic :-[








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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #117 on: March 19, 2010, 11:55:04 AM »
Thanks, Jules - and to everyone who provided links to obituaries, and to Ron for dedicating such a large part of his show to Micky. Nice selection, Ron - particularly those versions of 'Babe' and 'Morning'.

Nice to see Nik Turner in attendance who was his usual gentlemanly best...

But of course! Perhaps he realises how many times he's popped up on this site recently!

 

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2010, 06:03:49 PM »
Beautiful Jules, just beautiful.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2010, 09:06:19 PM »
Just been told of Micky's untimely passing. I'm in shock and in tears. RIP Micky, there will never be another.

John