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gilli smyth
01/06/1933 - 22/08/2016
Mother Gong - Shakti Yoni, space whisperer… [further]

Giorgio Gomelsky
28/02/1934 - 13/01/2016
manager, promoter

1978 : Gong's first USA gig, the 'Manifestival', was a Giorgio Gomelski production.

daevid allen speaks of Giorgio in several interviews: with Soft Machine (from 2010?), in March 2005, and diario del alieno 1 from October 1998. Giorgio also figures in our brief Gong history.

Friday 18-04-2003 : daevid allen reads poetry at Giorgio's New York city studio (a benefit for Greenpeace) - 2003 gig archive.

Obituaries and Biographies : Billboard, San Francisco Examiner, Guardian UK, Mojo, New York Times, Ultimate Classic Rock, Wikipedia


daevid allen
Thu 13/01/1938 - Fri 13/03/2015
12 selves - Bert Camembert, Captain Capricorn, daevideo, Dingo Virgin, Dingo Wombat, Divided Alien, … Zero the Hero. [further]

Steve Higgins aka 'Pragito'
21/05/1955 - 29/04/2014
aged not quite 59 years
Thandoy, Karmakanix, Guitar Fever, House of Thandoy…

Invisible Music : download live recordings
Adventures of Merlin the Cat : audio books



Osho News (obit, with comments)
"At Home With Gizmo" [video, 24 minutes] - a film project Steve made with a homeless man. Only known showing was 07/05/2005 at The Loft, Crouch End, London. Many thanks to Steve Teers of Diva Pictures Ltd, London (video + TV production services), for uploading this.

concert videos: Thandoy · Albion Fayres · House of Thandoy 20/02/2009 [AUM]


Can AM des Puig Carmeta Mansilla
19/03/1954 - 16/03/2014
Best known as lead singer for the folk band Can AM des Puig on the Book of AM and Intxixu projects featuring daevid allen and Gilli Smyth. One of the great voices of folk music.
Backwards 7 radio special: Book Of AM, Book Of Intxixu - unreleased songs by Carmeta, daevid allen, Gilli Smyth.
homage (English)
In memoriam: IESsoller.com (Spanish)
Discography: Discogs.com

Kevin Ayers
16/08/1944 - 18/02/2013
singer-songwriter : Wikipedia

jeza Jeza
UK free festival musician, prolific photographer, and artist - one of the chroniclers of our times.

Jezaland
MySpace
2003 interview
Jezaland Records: Last.fm | hbdirect

Hugh Hopper
29/04/1945 - 07/06/2009
bass : Wikipedia

Suze da Blooz
11/02/1950 - 19/08/2007
Here & Now vocalist, dancer : biography · photos · further photos · Jezaland gallery photos · remembrances · farewell gathering

Pip Pyle
04/04/1950 - 28/08/2006
Drummer, lyricist : tributes

Elton Dean
28/10/1945 - 08/02/2006
Saxophone : Wikipedia | Culture Jazz FR : homage

Pierre Moerlen
23/10/1952 - 03/05/2005
Drums and percussion : tributes

June Campbell-CramerLady June
03/06/1931 - 07/06/1999
Poet, painter, performer, lecturer, landlady, eccentric, … : interview · biography · obituary
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