Author Topic: MICKY JONES 1946-2010  (Read 55324 times)

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #150 on: April 20, 2010, 12:55:44 AM »
Mickey, Deke and the Manband were more than just a band to me, the impact they made on me in the mid-70's shaped my life.  I have a steady job, a wife and kids, and normal friends, but even when I'm being normal, there's always just a chance that I'll put my Martin Ace hat on, and do something f***ing daft, or my Deke Leonard hat on, and say something profound (or maybe just twaddle), or best of all, my Mickey Jones hat on, and break out with the riff to 'Spunk Rock' in the middle of one of a song at any random wedding my band might be doing.  We even did Romain as an encore one night, and of course the bride and groom were rozzers (although regretably not Belgian).  And If there is any point to believing in God, as I do, then it's the hope that the end of life on earth means I can find a Man gig in heaven, and Mickey and his henchmen can REALLY stretch out C'Mon, for a day or so, or even more. 

Rock On Mickey

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #151 on: April 30, 2010, 06:09:10 PM »
Small but reasonable tribute in Mojo this month.

Colin Salter

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #152 on: May 02, 2010, 08:36:05 PM »
Is that the May issue, Martin? I couldn't see anything on Micky in it.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #153 on: May 02, 2010, 10:01:05 PM »
It's a very small obit piece in the "real gone" section of the latest Mojo; no pictures and a slight inaccuracy, but at least he got a mention which is probably more than we could reasonably expect. I have every issue from no.1 and could probably just about fill one page with the collective references to Man since the start. It's almost like Man never existed.
Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

Martin Daughton

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #154 on: May 02, 2010, 11:29:13 PM »
Is that the May issue, Martin? I couldn't see anything on Micky in it.

Issue #199 Oric.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #155 on: May 10, 2010, 12:00:20 PM »
It's a very small obit piece in the "real gone" section of the latest Mojo; no pictures and a slight inaccuracy, but at least he got a mention which is probably more than we could reasonably expect. I have every issue from no.1 and could probably just about fill one page with the collective references to Man since the start. It's almost like Man never existed.
I know that this is a MAN fan site and therefore I am probably not an unbiased commentator ,but I think that that says more about MOJO than the insignificance of MAN. So relax and don't worry about thwm. As long as wee keep going the MAN legend lives on  :)

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #156 on: May 10, 2010, 03:06:11 PM »
As long as wee keep going

Must be our age....

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #157 on: May 16, 2010, 01:54:37 PM »
As long as wee keep going

Must be our age....

And an education thing, I suppose. Even Churchill is going to be forgotten soon, apparently.

By 2090 future generations will no longer recognise Winston Churchill, new research revealed today....
(13 May)...

Winston Churchill 'set to fade from memory'

toonamp

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #158 on: May 18, 2010, 08:54:59 PM »
Sad news indeed, Man played a very large part in my musical education earlier in my  life.

My sympathies to George and his family.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #159 on: June 03, 2010, 12:41:18 PM »
Hi George. I have only just found out about your fathers passing. My thoughts are with you and the family. Micky was allways mty favourite guitarist and BGTY is still my favourite album of all time. Micky had a feel fot the guitar that put him head and shoulders above most and on a par with the best as having a distinctive style. Than you also to Jules who made me aware that Man were back gigging again therefore giving me the opportunity of seeing Micky / Deke / George in all their wonderful combinations. One of my happiest moments is actually getting to speak to Micky at Hawthorn Leisure Centre and then being able to stand right at the front of the stage to watch the magic close up. God bless you Micky and thank you for all the memories and great music.

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #160 on: June 03, 2010, 03:08:56 PM »
Hi. Any news yet on the proposed tribute event?

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #161 on: June 20, 2010, 09:22:50 PM »
MAN.....Micky Jones you were the very best, with your unique guitar playing and vocals. You bought to us much joy with your performances....I first saw you play at the Rainbow. I was 16 now 53 and many times between......The last song I saw you play was Georgia on my mind on one of your solo gigs....When we rewind to play your music. Micky  Jones you will always be on our minds....Thank you Micky Jones.
       

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Re: MICKY JONES 1946-2010
« Reply #162 on: July 21, 2010, 11:08:48 PM »
Dear George and family,

   Such news travels slowly out here in the provinces (USA), and it is only now that I have learned of the death of Micky Jones.
   I share your sorrow, for I adored the music that Mr. Jones made, and had secretly hoped that someday he may have recovered to the point where he could play with the band again.
   Being stuck here in middle America, I never got to see him play with Man, but I have listened for countless hours to his fabulous guitarwork on recording. He will remain a fixture of my musical universe for the rest of my life, and as a music-history-professor-in-training, I shall endeavor to convince subsequent generations of his inestimable value to music.
   As he used to ask in concert, "why do we keep losing the really good ones?" Goodbye, Micky.