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Daniel Johnstone RIP

Discussion in 'music' started by Bob McC, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    sad to hear he has passed away.
    Loved his music and lyrics.

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
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  2. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Oh dear , Looks like he suffered demons

  3. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I remember Stuart Maconie playing quite a lot of his music on a show last year. I must admit I found it a little - well, ‘harrowing’ is possibly too strong a term - ‘disquieting’ perhaps.
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Very sad news, he was a one-off for sure. RIP.
  5. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I reviewed one or two of his albums in the Eighties and we exchanged a few letters, since this was before email. Wonder if I kept them? Don't think I ever saw him perform live.

    Daniel Johnstone wrote moving songs, covered by people like Lana Del Rey, Tom Waits, Wilco and Beck. Faced with many problems, he produced some haunting and beautiful music. RIP.

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
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  6. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    RIP - a true original. I got into him via Yo La Tengo who were huge fans.

    Rather amazingly there was a 3-4 minute tribute to him on R4's PM news programme this evening!

  7. chainrule

    chainrule gordon

    He had a knack for creating seemingly simple somgs and art that were anything but simple.
  8. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    We've been listening to him this evening on Spotify. Story Of An Artist was a particular highlight.
  9. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    I saw him play once, I enjoyed the show but was more taken back by the cult-like fans who hung on his every sound and movement.

    I put on a playlist the other day when I heard the news and choked up a bit when "funeral home" came on.

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