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With the passing of Mr Mel Britt I thought it timely to remind ourselves of a very special day in his company...

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R.I.P. Mel and thanks for the memories.

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Here's scans of the acetate that was ebayed a couple of years ago....

 

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your right about that day DAVE ....its was the best day of my life without a doubt....i bet MEL BRITT  is getting his ear bent by GLENN HUNTER and DAVE POINTON about that day...i miss them MACC lads loads ...gone but not forgotten .....kev...

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your right about that day DAVE ....its was the best day of my life without a doubt....i bet MEL BRITT  is getting his ear bent by GLENN HUNTER and DAVE POINTON about that day...i miss them MACC lads loads ...gone but not forgotten .....kev...

 

Hiya Kev , Absolutety Mate. Glen will be bugging Eddie Singleton about a few Shrine 45s too I'm sure! Great lads, great memories.  ;-)   

 

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Dave

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RIP Sir....

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Without any doubt that day will live with me as one of the most emotional I have ever experienced on the scene - it was so moving and showed the sad with the glad, and why so many of us remember that particular moment with Mel as a memory to treasure forever.

 

Sleep well Mel Britt.

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Oh boy,would have loved to have been there,this tune always puts a lump in my throat and as the power to bring a tier to my eye.

 

One of the most powerful soul records i've ever heard,From a young lad til now.

 

Those violins have never sounded as sad as they do now

 

 

R I P  Melvin Britt

 

God Bless His Soul

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Lovely piece Dave. Mel Britt. What can you say?

In 1978 I was pretty much disillusioned with the way the scene was going music wise and one night at Wigan, around 6am, sat upstairs on the balcony in the middle of a 'grump', who should come to my rescue but Mel Britt. It was a supremely uplifting moment, and one I'll never forget as long as I live. RIP Mel Britt...

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Well done Dave for the recanting of a special day for the Soulies there & also Chalky for finding & putting up the You Tube clip. I shed a tear that day as did the majority of people in the diner, a remarkable & very humbling moment in my journey through life. RIP. Mel. :hatsoff2:

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Well done Dave for the recanting of a special day for the Soulies there & also Chalky for finding & putting up the You Tube clip. I shed a tear that day as did the majority of people in the diner, a remarkable & very humbling moment in my journey through life. RIP. Mel. :hatsoff2:

Spot. :shades:

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Yes wot a very special day for all of us !! Woz very hard to hold back the tears !!

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The video was filmed by the late Dave Pointon. He sent it to me to use on the planned "Friends of Mel Britt" site.  It's a geat way to remember Dave as well.  Top bloke.

 

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Great story relating to a wonderful record. Brilliant that artists get to understand their impact on the world through moments like this.

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nice one Dave, it was so so great to be a part of it all. john and i sat with francis nero  for dinner and as the day progressed the mel britt thing sing a long was a really moment in time.........i remember chatting to him and sadly having to guide his hand to autogragh a sheet. you cannot imagine how he must have felt at that time.

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well done dave ,excellent

 

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What a great response at the soul night in Biddulph when Sean Chapman played S.C.R.B

 

Last night,

 

Cheers Jim.

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HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE ON IN ALL OF US..  RIP MEL BRITT  NOW SINGING WITH THE BEST UP IN HEAVEN !!!!!

 

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