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Eddie Foster R.I.P.

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Just read on Facebook from a friend in LA that Eddie Foster of "I Never Knew" fame has passed on.

May he rest well.  No other news apart from that, I'm sure those of you more connected than myself will add details.

R.I.P.

 

 




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3 hours ago, sunnysoul said:

Was Eddie ever aware of the popularity of I Never Knew and his other records with soul fans around the world ?

Yes he was well aware as early as 1977. We spoke on the phone regularly when I resided in the US. I think we only spoke of the In release as other material hadn't surfaced then, if my memory serves correct. 

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22 minutes ago, The Golden 101 said:

Yes he was well aware as early as 1977. We spoke on the phone regularly when I resided in the US. I think we only spoke of the In release as other material hadn't surfaced then, if my memory serves correct. 

Thanks , was he still in the business through the 80s and 90s ?

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1 minute ago, KevH said:

RIP Eddie Foster.

"I never knew",one of the best NS records to be played.

Absolutely right.  Who spun it first?  Pretty sure I heard it at Mecca first, but memory plays tricks.

RIP Eddie

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3 hours ago, sunnysoul said:

Thanks , was he still in the business through the 80s and 90s ?

No idea.  I lost sight of him in the early 80's. 

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39 minutes ago, Dayo said:

Absolutely right.  Who spun it first?  Pretty sure I heard it at Mecca first, but memory plays tricks.

RIP Eddie

Ian Levine played it first(I think Tony Cummings sold it to him). I had it a couple of weeks later after Simon Soussan sent it over to Russ Winstanley in a batch. RW wasn't overly aware of the growing momentum, therefore selling it to me for £75.  

Not sure if it's the same copy I have today(it sure looks like it). It went on to be the biggest play ever during my Casino years behind the decks. 

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52 minutes ago, The Golden 101 said:

Ian Levine played it first(I think Tony Cummings sold it to him). I had it a couple of weeks later after Simon Soussan sent it over to Russ Winstanley in a batch. RW wasn't overly aware of the growing momentum, therefore selling it to me for £75.  

Not sure if it's the same copy I have today(it sure looks like it). It went on to be the biggest play ever during my Casino years behind the decks. 

Kev -

Is that the journo Tony Cummings who used to have a bizarre hatred of the "Northern Disco Scene".  He of the long running feud with Dave Godin? If so, I recall, he wrote a long piece in Black Music mag about 1974 which conjectured about the singer Eddie Foster living in poor circumstances, while European white kids were getting rich exploiting his music.  Anyone else remember?

That would be ironic.

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7 minutes ago, Dayo said:

Kev -

Is that the journo Tony Cummings who used to have a bizarre hatred of the "Northern Disco Scene".  He of the long running feud with Dave Godin? If so, I recall, he wrote a long piece in Black Music mag about 1974 which conjectured about the singer Eddie Foster living in poor circumstances, while European white kids were getting rich exploiting his music.  Anyone else remember?

That would be ironic.

here's that  article 

 

on Eddie Foster himself, can't recall seeing any photos of him over the years,

there's the concert advert from 1966 that godz posted on here, but no photos ?

anyone ?

 

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1 hour ago, mike said:

here's that  article 

 

 

 

 

That's the one Mike.  Getting off topic a bit, but what a strange article that was - thanks for posting.  Much as I loved reading Dave Godin, the vitriol he reserved for Tony Cummings used to make me squirm a little.  It was handbags at dawn!

 

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2 hours ago, Dayo said:

Kev -

Is that the journo Tony Cummings who used to have a bizarre hatred of the "Northern Disco Scene".  He of the long running feud with Dave Godin? If so, I recall, he wrote a long piece in Black Music mag about 1974 which conjectured about the singer Eddie Foster living in poor circumstances, while European white kids were getting rich exploiting his music.  Anyone else remember?

That would be ironic.

I think he probably got the 45 from

Eddie.  Strange link but back then Tony was simply fascinated by Black music. It was the Northern scene that somehow irritated him. 

Last time I say him though was 12 years ago in Stoke(he used to work in the area) and he was in great spirits and happy it was all still

prospering  

 

 

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Always understood Eddie Foster found in Soul Bowl in the 50 pence run. First played by Ian Levine - have it on a live Mecca tape from 73 were Ian declares it as his new number one sound ! 

Mine came from Bob Cattaneo. Understand eventually he started to boot it.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Dayo said:

Kev -

Is that the journo Tony Cummings who used to have a bizarre hatred of the "Northern Disco Scene".  He of the long running feud with Dave Godin? If so, I recall, he wrote a long piece in Black Music mag about 1974 which conjectured about the singer Eddie Foster living in poor circumstances, while European white kids were getting rich exploiting his music.  Anyone else remember?

That would be ironic.

yes i remember...eddie awoke from his dream..'where the hell is Wigan?'

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On 14 January 2016 at 12:41, Dayo said:

Kev -

Is that the journo Tony Cummings who used to have a bizarre hatred of the "Northern Disco Scene".  He of the long running feud with Dave Godin? If so, I recall, he wrote a long piece in Black Music mag about 1974 which conjectured about the singer Eddie Foster living in poor circumstances, while European white kids were getting rich exploiting his music.  Anyone else remember?

That would be ironic.

I well remember that article.

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Very Sad to hear of his passing,  along with sadly too many of similar ilk, moreover his possibly most well known track, is apt to our ageing following (No disrespect meant to our younger fanatics by the way!)

RIP Eddie Foster.....

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On 1/14/2016 at 13:46, mike said:

here's that  article 

 

on Eddie Foster himself, can't recall seeing any photos of him over the years,

there's the concert advert from 1966 that godz posted on here, but no photos ?

anyone ?

 

 

 

Fab poster :thumbsup:

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7 hours ago, jordirip said:

?

The authenticity of the poster was brought into question a few years ago on this site , maybe that was the reason to Macca's post.

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I mean in the most general sense. If you go to one of these macro events in the UK it's right there in your face. It's easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred. Bob said that. But then again, was it ever sacred? 

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