Friday 9 December 2011

In memory of a fellow writer

My colleague at Musicweb and Classicalsource, Bob Briggs, has died after a long illness.  Musicweb have published a tribute to him.

Even if you didn’t know Bob, you may well have spotted him at concerts.  He was a huge guy, normally dressed in black; as Len Mullenger rightly says, a real life Hagrid.  He was also extremely friendly and willing to compare musical tastes and opinions with anyone.  I only met him on a couple of occasions, but on both spent a long and enjoyable time mulling over with him what we’d recently heard.  He was a real champion of the unusual and neglected, and I for one will miss his company at some of London’s more unusual musical events.

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