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Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Monday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 NE30 4QS. 1:00pm. Free.

Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. Tel: 0191 488 0954. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

RIP Lily Veitch












It is my sad duty to report the passing today (August 3) of Lily Veitch, mother of well-known guitarist Roly Veitch, the organiser of Blaydon Jazz Club.
Lily was an enthusiastic supporter of the music and frequently accompanied Roly to concerts and gigs, particularly those held at the various venues in the town where Blaydon Jazz Club was encamped.
Always a keen dancer, the young Lily is 3rd from the left in the photo of the dancing troupe she was part of. The more recent photo was taken, with Roly, at the celebration of her 90th birthday.
Our condolences go out to Roly, Christine and all the family as well as to those of us who will miss a lovely lady.
Lily Veitch was 96, sadly missed, may she Rest In Peace.
Lance.
PS: Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

16 comments :

Pam Young (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear this, Lily was a lovely lady, my condolences to Roly and family.

Jo Edis (on F/b) said...

Our condolences Roly ,a lovely lady! X

Roy Willis (on F/b) said...

Sorry to hear the sad news Roly.

Hilary Say (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. Condolences to Roly and family. xx

Elaine Francis (on F/b) said...

Ah goodness. Sorry to hear that. Love to Roly and family x

Eric McKenzie Stutt (on F/b) said...

R.I.P. LIly!!

John Hallam (on F/b) said...

My condolences to the family. I know it has been a tough time for you all.
Mrs. Veitch was a nice lady with a great love of jazz.

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

Oh, so sad. She was lovely. Condolences to Roly and family

Pablo Gowlando (on F/b) said...

Sympathies to Roly and family!

Mia Webb (on F/b) said...

Such sad news, lily was an absolute diamond of a lady. She always made time to talk with me when I saw her at various venues and I always received a Christmas card from her bless her heart. My condolences to Roly and family xx

Keith Robinson (on F/b). said...

So sorry to hear this Roly. Thinking of you

William Harper (on F/b) said...

So sad to hear the news Roly-- your Mam was a lovely lady & a great supporter of Blaydon jazz--she will be greatly missed.

Emma Fisk said...

It was always lovely to have a chat with Lily at gigs - sending lots of love Roly x

Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b) said...

Oh no everyone who knew her will be very sad.

Brian Bennett said...

Roly, I remember you sang 'Pennies from Heaven' with the VCJ at one of our 'Jazz Embassy' gigs at the Mansion House some years ago. Lily was there, too. The look of pride and admiration on her face said it all, your mother was also your biggest fan. Rest in peace.

Robert Alan Smith (on F/b) said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Roly.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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