Sadly it was one of those life events where you remember exactly where you were when you first heard of it. I was driving home along the M3 after working overtime over the weekend and heard it on the 5pm news on the car's radio. I'd wondered if I'd heard it correctly so put the TV on ready for the news when I got back home where we were sad to see it confirmed.
A great talent taken too early.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!
I saw it on the evenings edition of Central News East - Anna Souberry (now MP) read the story.
I vividly remember a few days after, when the Press went to town with the story. My Dad kicked off over the tripe they had printed about him in the past and then following his death. Not what his family/friends/colleagues needed.
All those people who were lucky enough to either work with or meet Gary; they all said the same thing - he was a great chap to be around and made time for everyone. Very down to earth.
Such a sad loss.
Frightened by Horror Films? - Just remember, BEHIND the camera stand even more horrifying individuals moaning about the Catering food, the hours they work and quoting Union Rules... that's just the Electricians.
Post by Arthur Pringle on Oct 26, 2021 18:28:28 GMT
Here's a clip of Gary performing with two Sweeney stars, Paul Jones & Julian Littman ( Ray Winstone's friend in 'Loving Arms' ). On piano is Brian Protheroe, if you've ever watched 'First Dates' he is the narrator. Gary sings about the 2 minute mark.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?