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Gary Welsh R.i.p

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I know Gary isn't a member but many will know him. Gary passed away earlier today. That's about all I can say right now but will let you know more as I get it.

I'm gutted, known Gary a long time and proud to call him a mate. He will be missed by all who knew him

My heart goes out to Piddy and to all his family.

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OMG..Ted and I are stunned...Awful news. ..Just so sorry

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Tragic news Chalky, heard earlier today, but didn't want to believe it, sadly, it's now sinking in that he's gone.

Gary was a good bloke, and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

Thinking of Ronnie & their children at this painful time.

Rest In Peace Gary

My Deepest Sympathy

Alison x

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jeezus ....... Chalks Total SHOCK .. DISBELIEF . just had the call though how sad . . A TOP BLOKE AND MATE ..

R.I.P Welshy

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I'm genuinely saddened to hear that.

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What a shock! Gary was a great Guy always up for a good laugh.

He'll be sadly missed.

Dave & Louise

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Rich has just called me - knocked me socks off - another part of this scene passes by - our thoughts to his family and friends - a much loved indidual who turned the beautiful cogs of soul for the better...all my respect and love. B x

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Saddened & utterley shocked by this news! RIP Gary..my condolences to all his family at this very sad time! xx

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I too have just been told this awful news. I can only add my sincere & heartfelt condolences to his family. Lovely man & a real loss to the soul world

RIP

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We/ I am absolutely stunned. Gary was one of those unsung stalwarts of the Soul music scene and I don't say that lightly. He had a great ear for the music and a mind full of info.

Thoughts with All his family at this time.

Totally knocked back and sad.

RIP Gary you are with some good company up there,who are gonna be badgered to death with your questions mate?

Dave & Tina Halsall

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I know Gary isn't a member but many will know him. Gary passed away earlier today. That's about all I can say right now but will let you know more as I get it.

I'm gutted, known Gary a long time and proud to call him a mate. He will be missed by all who knew him

My heart goes out to Piddy and to all his family.

Really shocked to hear this. A nice guy for sure....our thoughts go out his family.

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Another soul gent passes,an all too familiar part of being on the soul scene.A guy with excellent taste who was always willing to share what he knew,and someone who liked a good laugh with his soul.Thoughts go out from me and Eileen to his family,God bless him.

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RIP Gary - just seen this news and I'm absolutely shell shocked. Thinking of you Ronnie xx

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I'm truly saddened to hear this news.

I have nothing but good memories of Gary and wish to extend my deepest sympathies to his family

He indeed was one of a kind

Andy

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What a shock!

RIP Gary

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Had a phone call tonight giving me the sad news, what a shock. God bless Gary, you will be missed.

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Heard the very sad news this evening.

Such a terribly sad loss to his lovely family and all those who knew him.

A more genuine person would be very hard to find.

A lover of life, his family and his music.

We'll miss you Gary.

R.I.P.

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can't believe i just heard this from kev thomas, god, no words spring to mind at this point :( :(

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sorry too hear such sad news,got too be one of the best who will be sadly missed by many , condolences too ronnie , kids and grandkids , a legend on the soul scene and a true gent , god bless you gary

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At work on nightshift, I can,t believe I have seen this, known Gary over 25 years, smashing fella, saw him a few months ago and he seemed fine, I am absolutely gutted by this news, God bless you Gary, R.I.P

Kev

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Sad news, I met Gary a few times back in my traveling south days. Really sad to here he has has gone. RIP mate....

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Our thoughts & prayers are with Garys family and close friends at this sad time

Gary was a top bloke who had a great love for the music and will be missed greatly

Gone But Never Forgotten.... Thanks for the memories..

Ian Cunliffe & Jane Hamilton

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Crap news. Just been told earlier by Martin H. Very sorry to hear this. RIP Gary.

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I am gutted to hear this sad news

Gary was a big influence when I was first getting into the scene, as he and Piddy ran my local soul night in Thorne

My thoughts go to Piddy and the family

it is just so sad, R.I.P. fella,

Heath.

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wtf i can't believe it. Spoke to him on FB last week. I'm shocked.

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Dear lord , what sad news . My heart goes out to his family and freinds . RIP Mr Welsh.

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i`m totally shocked.,very sad news. dont know what to say.R.I.P. gary

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Shocking news - so sad to read of Gary's passing. A dear friend a true inspiration and a great loss for the many who welcomed your company and your musical sets over the many years.

Rest In Peace Gary.

Andrea and Nick.

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We are totally shellshocked by this Sad News, and my memory of Gary will be of him nursing a pint sat at the bar at Thorne, as he used to early doors.

Without Gary Welsh No Thorne !

RIP Gary

Our best wishes and thoughts go to Piddy at this such Sad time!

Melissa & Bully!

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So sad to to find out about Gary, my thoughts go out to is family .

RIP my friend. Mouse.

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Sad news.

Top bloke, proper sense of humour, proper DJ, musical innovater for our scene, people will be following for years.

Just too fucking sad.

RIP Gary

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We are totally shellshocked by this Sad News, and my memory of Gary will be of him nursing a pint sat at the bar at Thorne, as he used to early doors.

Without Gary Welsh No Thorne !

RIP Gary

Our best wishes and thoughts go to Piddy at this such Sad time!

Melissa & Bully!

He'd usually nursed quite a few by the end of the night. Like Tat's said elsewhere going to miss the grin that never left his face. He was always laughing and joking and taking the p*ss.

His taste in music was second to none and as others have said he was a great DJ. An inspiration to many and one who set trends not followed.

So so sad and still can't take it in.

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We are totally shellshocked by this Sad News, and my memory of Gary will be of him nursing a pint sat at the bar at Thorne, as he used to early doors.

Without Gary Welsh No Thorne !

RIP Gary

Our best wishes and thoughts go to Piddy at this such Sad time!

Melissa & Bully!

Maybe not the right time for this but then again when is?

But how about the current Thorne promotors organising a Gary Welsh memorial night to celebrate his life.

I'm sure Steve Kilgour's still around from way back in the pre Rod Dearlove days.

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So sad to see this and so glad I caught up with Gary at Just Soul a few months ago after many years. Gary was a gem. Many happy memories of knocking around in the 80s. Sincere condolences.

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Glad we had a drink and a laugh standing at the bar at the last Thorne.A recent event but no different to any of our meetings over the years.Impeccable musical taste and always a laugh.Later mate. Trev

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He'd usually nursed quite a few by the end of the night. Like Tat's said elsewhere going to miss the grin that never left his face. He was always laughing and joking and taking the p*ss.

His taste in music was second to none and as others have said he was a great DJ. An inspiration to many and one who set trends not followed.

So so sad and still can't take it in.

it seems we're reliant on you dear friend & soul brother to bring us to our senses.....what a terribly sobering experience for a sunday morning....i didn't know gary personally but im sure you'll agree if i say, HE was one of US......how precious and fragile is mortality?, he's in a better place now, where, one day we all hope we shall be...god preserve us.......sincerest condolences to gary's family from rob & may in telford

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Maybe not the right time for this but then again when is?

But how about the current Thorne promotors organising a Gary Walsh memorial night to celebrate his life.

I sure Steve Kilgour's around from way back in the pre Rod Dearlove days.

Great idea Dave - as I recall Gary promoted the Canal Tavern under Simply Soul ?, as you say before Voice's Rod. Maybe get his other old best mate from around that era, Pete Shirley? What a duo those two were.

So sad as I was looking forward to celebrating my 50th with Gary at the Scarborough Week Ender early next month. :(

I'm sure the memorial nite would be hugely supported.

:yes: .

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Steve Kilgour is around, does still go to Thorne and he is on FB. Think a memorial night is a good idea, maybe not same night as current Thorne?

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Absolutley gutted to hear this news. Gary was one of the best guys around. As you rightly say Chalky his musical taste was second to none and I'm grateful that he put me on to a few of them

He will be greatly missed but the legacy he leaves will live on forever.

My thoughts and condolences to his family

RIP Gary

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Very sad to hear about this.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

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How sad is this,have known Gary for so many years and have only ever been such good friends,Went round to he and Piddys room a few years ago at Prestatynn and had breakfast and a fuckin good laugh and only the other week bumped into him at Thorne(he was on form as usual) on the 28 of august we became Facebook friends how ironic.Bless you my old buddy and thanks for your true friendship over the years and Piddy bless you too,try and be strong at this so sad time..Sweet Memories.and much love.Gilly and Nicola

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Only just seen this.Our thoughts and condolences to his family.

RIP Gary

Chris Huggins.

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Great idea Dave - as I recall Gary promoted the Canal Tavern under Simply Soul ?, as you say before Voice's Rod. Maybe get his other old best mate from around that era, Pete Shirley? What a duo those two were.

So sad as I was looking forward to celebrating my 50th with Gary at the Scarborough Week Ender early next month. :(

I'm sure the memorial nite would be hugely supported.

:yes: .

Yep! Pet Shirley's still around caught up with him a couple of years back at Desboro' he was out for the night with Mick Godfrey and co

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Pete living in Sweden now. He is on FB so can get in touch if can get something organised.

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Such a sad thing to happen, and we send our sincere condolences to Gary's family.

Gary was to DJ at our upcoming Darrow Fletcher concert at the Wilton - We only spoke to him a few days ago and he was really looking forward to coming and meeting Darrow. We will be remembering Gary on that night and will play a few tunes for him.

RIP Gary

Dave, Mouse and Val

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So sorry to read this, Gary was one of those guys I meet up with once in a blue moon but savoured ever minute in his company.

a sad loss.

John

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Well, how to be knocked for six on a Sunday morning......there are too many posts these days where you get that sinking feeling and have to have a double-take at the topic title in disbelief!!

So, so sad to read the news this morning........there are no words but my thoughts are with Gary's family and friends. The last time we spoke face-to-face was at Skegness Weekender in March, and we were sharing stories about our kids horse-riding and the like........of course he was all smiles. I'm at Skegness again this weekend and will be raising a glass to you mate!

Sleep well Gary.

R.I.P. Mark & Lindsey Randle. :( :(

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Yep! Pet Shirley's still around caught up with him a couple of years back at Desboro' he was out for the night with Mick Godfrey and co

Pete Shirley's on FB too. Living and working in Sweden.

sorry Chalky didn't see your post

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A couple of flyers from Gary's promotions

Kicking off with the White Hart in Thorne in the early 80's

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Then starting out the legacy of the Canal Tavern soul nights

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R.I.P.

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Totally saddened & shocked by this news, Gary was a lovely bloke & have many fond memories of him & Ronnie. Sending Ronnie a very big hug & all my love, stay strong sweetheart & just to let you know that we are all here for you hun. A memorial do sounds a fantastic idea xxxx

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