It's my very sad duty to inform you of the recent loss of three of our fellow musicians turning this into a very sad week for me despite the Festy coming right up.
First earlier this week my good friend Mick Davies succumbed to cancer three months after being diagnosed. Some of you may remember Mick as an accomplished blues musician regularly playing in and around Peterborough.
Then this morning I was informed that Tony and Terry Dixon both died in a freak accident whilst fishing. It seems a large wave swept them off the rock they were on and they drowned. They were both brothers to our good friend Rick who manages Live music on Lincoln Road. Tony Dixon was the drummer for bands like The Jake Salu band and Pooks Hill, and one time groundsman for POSH football club and Terry Dixon, a brilliant guitarist, also in The Jake Salu Band and had been know to play for Status Quo in his time amongst many other accomplishments.
It's hard when a good friend dies but when you lose three in as many days, it makes you think.
Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy go to Rick and his family. The world would have been a much richer place but for their loss.
May your God be with you.