DJ Derek passes away on Boxing Day

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DJ Derek passes away on Boxing Day

Postby Reg » Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:49 am

R.I.P.
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Postby orijahnal » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:00 am

if this is true then its very very sad..................
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Postby ephteeay » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:25 am

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/1054_3146.htm

i guess this is who?... wow.. never heard of him before today! what a nice story..
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Postby Curly Locks » Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:29 pm

Awful News, a true Legend. Never went to any of his gigs, but friends have and the reports I had were that he was fantastic...
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Postby crazydownbeat » Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:48 pm

As someone who lives in Bristol and went to the Star and Garter I see this as a big loss for the area "Good innings mate"
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Postby crazydownbeat » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:08 pm

Derek is white, middle class and in his late fifties. Pass him on the street and you could mistake him for what he used to be - an accountant in a chocolate firm. You'd never suspect that his new job ensures a roaring trade over the bar at the 'Star and Garter' pub in Bristol, where regulars include many post war immigrants from the West Indies. As Tex, a regular at the pub says, 'I'll let you into a secret - you got a pub - you get in DJ Derek.' Derek identifies completely with the cultural life brought into this country by immigrants. He can't imagine living differently and would love to follow his friends, when they retire, back to the islands. In the meantime he's happy to be a DJ, to spin the records, and to travel to London to search out the music that they all like. But the highlight of the week is always the first pint with his friends at the 'Star and Garter'.
Originally broadcast as part of the Picture This strand on BBC2.
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Postby Anonymous » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:16 pm

Never saw the bloke DJ myself but remember watching that programme on BBC2 years ago and my mate near Bristol who moved down there from the north had seen him DJ a couple of times.

R.I.P.

Respect

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Postby crazydownbeat » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:18 pm

Where did you hear this Reg?
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Postby jb welda » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:52 pm

whats that alistair crowley thing hes standing in front of there?

never heard of the guy (not unusual because im in the states) but big up to him anyway and sorry that one more is in the graveyard. this guy sounds like he was a genuine original.

one love
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Postby DrSuperlove » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:29 pm

he was playing every wednesday at the hat & feather in Bath about ten minutes walk from where i live, and i never went, stooopid!
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Postby giab » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:39 pm

I used to go to The Hat & Feather a lot Dr.
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Postby DrSuperlove » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:46 pm

the place closed just two weeks ago, so no DJ Derek tribute nights in there
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Postby giab » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:50 pm

wow, the Hat has closed down.
Bummer
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Postby piedra o'pisco » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:11 pm

That's yet another one bitten the bust. We need more DJ Dereks and less Ali Gs! He used to sell off his records for 50p each in the pub thus doing himself out of an Ebay generated pension so maybe he was a better DJ than an accountant!
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Postby Bilko » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:19 pm

Saw him play out down Brick Lane quite a few times. The man could work a crowd!
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