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2020 Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)

21 Nov 20 - 08:54 AM (#4080462)
Subject: Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: SPB-Cooperator

On 19th November I was sad to read about the passing of Tony Hooper, founding member along with Dave Cousins and Arthur Phillips of the bluegrass band The Strawberry Hill Boys, which went on to become the folk rock and later progressive rock band Strawbs.

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21 Nov 20 - 11:47 AM (#4080476)
Subject: RE: Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: Jos

I'm so sorry to hear this. He was very helpful to me in the past.


21 Nov 20 - 12:22 PM (#4080480)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: John MacKenzie

I remember them when they started out, there used to be some real fast banjo picking going on.
RIP Tony


21 Nov 20 - 02:03 PM (#4080494)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

How sad, I can remember the Strawbs back in 1966 when they were guests at our summer bbq in The Queens Head In Harlow.they were brilliant then.


10 Dec 20 - 10:54 AM (#4082754)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: Waddon Pete

Sad news. I have added Tony to the "In Memoriam" thread. Thanks for the music and the memories. RIP.


10 Dec 20 - 03:58 PM (#4082799)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: Helen

I only have one Strawbs album Bursting at the Seams which I bought on vinyl back in the early '70's and then updated to CD a few years ago. An English friend of mine had it and played it a lot so in the end I had to buy a copy for myself.

It was after Tony Hooper left the band, so I don't know his music but I can thank him for helping to create an amazing band.


12 Dec 20 - 07:34 AM (#4083088)
Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Tony Hooper (Strawbs Founding Member)
From: banjoman

Tony was a regular at the Red House Folk Club in Whitchurch Hampshire.
Always helpful and supportive to those just starting out.
Will be sadly missed by all who knew him