View Full Version : George Melly Dies

Jaffa Cake
Jul 5, 2007, 05:18 AM
Some sad news its been reported that jazz legend George Melly has died (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6272552.stm) at the age of 80.

Hed been plagued by a variety of illnesses and ailments for a while now, but carried on performing up until a few weeks ago.

"I've always said I wanted to die either coming off stage with the applause in my ears or of a terminal stroke on a river bank with two trout by my side."

RIP :(

Jul 5, 2007, 05:27 AM
Poor the Melly, great musician and chronicler of his time:( .

Jul 5, 2007, 06:02 AM
That's a relief. I thought for a moment you were talking about Roger Mellie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Mellie)

Jul 5, 2007, 06:09 AM
Oh damn :(

Jul 5, 2007, 06:50 AM
Here's a link to the Guardian obit:

Note for American readers Melly was a libertarian i.e. a Anarchist and not a Libertarian.

"farewell Mr Rum,Bum and Concertina" Popbitch