The death of Jackie Leven on Monday left many listeners to the Tom Morton and Iain Anderson shows shocked and bereft. Many messages came in asking for tunes to be played, remembering the big man's antics, scams, good works, activism,stories and, most of all, music.
Jackie Leven: 1950-2011. Photograph copyright Pat Pope.
Michael Munro, weel-kent Glasgow author said this:
I was sad to hear that Jackie Leven has died. I first heard him on your show, when you played 'My Spanish Dad', and I promptly bought the album.
The man defied categorization, and he leaves a blander world behind him.
Japhrey Taylor said:
Had to pull over when I heard of the sad news of Levens death - I was gong to go and see him on Thursday night in Glasgow - he was a legend there will be no other like him - saw him live many times never failed to impress- been a fan since hearing Doll by Doll in the Eighties
On Sunday there's a chance to hear once more the Edi Stark interview with Jackie. It goes out at 1030.