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Thread #143101   Message #3572597
Posted By: GUEST,Quin
03-Nov-13 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: Obit: 'Catter Bo Foaks (9 Aug 12)
Subject: RE: Obit: 'Catter Bo Foaks (9 Aug 12)
Sad news! I first met Bo (Colin Bower), with my Dad, sometime in late 1980, in a guitar store in Tonbridge, Kent. Bo and his wife (Pam(?))lived just across the round near the train station. I was looking for a new guitar and Bo could see that I could play, and asked me to audition for his band Pugwash. That was the start of many years of good fun. I joined Pugwash and we played sometimes as many as three gigs a day. In 1982 we recorded at Abbey Road!!!   Bo had a friend who worked at the BBC who wanted the experience of recording a band such as ours. We rehearsed for weeks and managed, in one day, to record an entire albums worth.

One of you mentioned "The Boxer". I used to sing this with Bo on a regular occasion, and when he was on form, although I heard him sing it a 100 times, I still had a hard time keeping up with him as he ripped through the terrible double entendres. It was fun!

We lost track for a while, after I left the band to go work in Saudi Arabia and reconnect in 2004 on his last night with Pubwash before heading to retirement in Tenterden.

He was a friend and mentor to many, and a hell of a recanteur.

Sadly, both my Dad and Bo passed within five days of each other. I miss them both!!