Man founder Micky Jones 1946-2010

Thursday 11 March 2010, 11:37

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Man founder member - and the only member to have been in every line-up of the band - Micky Jones, has died today, aged 63.

Music Week reports that the prog rock band's guitarist passed away after a long illness.

Live Music Forum founder Phil Little is quoted by Music Week: "In the early seventies they were one of the biggest named bands. When people talk about Man they often mention Deke Leonard, but Micky Jones was the only member of Man who was in every line up."

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    Micky Jones was my childhood guitar idol. Hugely underrated and largely ignored by the world. Certainly one of the best guitarists and singers to come out of the UK. Born with a future, died with a past. Will be sorely missed but will be remembered on my iPod. Keep on crintin', Micky.

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    Comment number 2.

    Micky was a rare, totally unassuming musical talent. As a fan in the 70's all any of us ever wanted was the cherry red Gibson, and the ability to make it sing.
    Later, Micky was to become a friend whose sense of fun was infectious and whose smile lit up any room he was in.
    I suppose, in a way, we thought we were prepared due to his long illness. Not so though. We went white with shock and sorrow on hearing the news. We truely thought we were already missing him. Not so though, because by golly we miss him now alright.
    Our thoughts are with you Jenny, George and Tracey.


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