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GUEST,Carol Obit: Dave Turner (Nottingham, 6 Sept 2008) (31) RE: Obit: Dave Turner 10 Sep 08


As you already know, Dave Turner has died, aged 66.

There will be a short funeral service at 9am on Monday 15 September at Wilford Hill, followed by a long wake at the Running Horse on Alfreton Road.

Many thanks to everyone who has already contacted me and sent photos.

Dave was a popular 'folk comedian extraordinaire' of the 60s and 70s, a friend and contemporary of Jake Thackeray, Fred Wedlock, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, Anne Briggs, Billy Connolly and many more.

He supported some major bands of his era, including 'Spirit' and 'the Crazy World of Arthur Brown'. A brilliant self-taught guitarist and artist, he influenced many other musicians.
Later he ran 'folk, blues and beyond' at the Running Horse and at the Golden Fleece. He was still introducing acts at the 'Fleece' open mic night up until about 6 years ago. Sadly about 4 years ago he contracted shingles in his right arm and ,due to severe nerve damage, was unable to play the guitar again.

If anyone has any 'Dave Turner' stories to tell or photographs to show please contact me: carol.dickens3@ntlworld.com


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