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SOUL CHEF "CHICO" RIP

I hate to write this but unfortunately the soul chef/chico Glyn parry jones passed away this morning. Just thought we should have a thread on here to show our respect and share our condolences with the family.. 

The scene has lost a legend today 😪

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 So sad , topman .

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Thanks Calvin for posting this mate. I didn't have the heart. It's  not only North Wales that has lost one of the best and most knowledgeable Djs to ever grace the decks,the whole soul scene has ..a true gentleman who it's a pleasure and a privilege to have called  a friend 

My deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to Pat and all his family

Sleep well and rest in peace my friend until we meet again.

Steve 

 

Hi just received this from chicos family link for funeral is www.orbitus.com
User name colwyn8019
Password 520499
It's going live at 11.40am and for 48hrs later and for 28 days can you pass this on for anyone on soul scene who would like to pay respects. 
Thanks X

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So so sad such a top top fella. Sleep well big man 

     Mick  n Mo x

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We have lost a true Gentleman from our scene. The guy was a top DJ and radio presenter. Had time for everybody he met, whether he knew them or not. He will be sorely missed by everybody.

My condolences to Pat and her family plus all his friends on the North Wales soul scene. I, like them are devastated by this tragic news.

R.I.P soul chef, gone but  never forgotten.

Mark

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What a shocker, so sad. My love to Pat and everyone xx

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Such sad news, my sincere condolences to Pat and the family, the scene is a poorer place today, he'll be missed by everyone who knew him. RIP Chico

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Sad, sad news.

What a lovely man. Will miss our chats about our beloved vinyl.

Sincere  condolences to Pat and family

RIP Chico

Julian and Carolyn 

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Very sad news. RIP Chio @Soul-chef

Thoughts going out to Pat & family.

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An absolute gentleman and top soul man, I was sad when I heard this on Facebook. My condolences to his family and those affected by his passing . RIP Chico ! 

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That’s truly dreadful news.
Much love to Pat and everyone x

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Well done Calvin for doing this. Absolutely devastated the North Wales soul scene and indeed the soul scene in its entirety will not be the same. God bless you buddy R. I. P. Best wishes to Patty and all the family x. 

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Shit...

Good lad Chico

RIP

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great friendly guy who had time for all, loved the scene  and knew his tunes.........r i p buddie x

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Northern Soul stalwart and lovely guy, he will be sadly missed

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Very sad news. Condolences to Pat and family.

Rest in peace.

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Without doubt we've lost one of the best. 

No mater what Chico played be it rarest of the rare or a £1 record he played it with the same enthusiasm.  He certainly knew how to create an atmosphere and get the crowd on the dance floor.  No politics just great music.

RIP my friend I am going to miss you.

 

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A very sad day.  Sincere condolences to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Chico.

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I haven't seen Chico for a while probably since some do or other around Lancashire after Keele closed.  Met him at Keele first, I think(?), we used to buy and swap tunes - he was usually about with Mark.. can't remember his last name.. but we had lots of happy times sharing thoughts on tunes and 'being constructive' over each others prices .. 🙂 

Lovely, lovely lad .. R.I.P. .. me and my families best to his loved ones... I am truly sorry for your loss.

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9 minutes ago, Gazoor said:

I haven't seen Chico for a while probably since some do or other around Lancashire after Keele closed.  Met him at Keele first, I think(?), we used to buy and swap tunes - he was usually about with Mark.. can't remember his last name.. but we had lots of happy times sharing thoughts on tunes and 'being constructive' over each others prices .. 🙂 

Lovely, lovely lad .. R.I.P. .. me and my families best to his loved ones... I am truly sorry for your loss.

Speakman was Mark, s name that escaped you. 

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It always saddens me to hear of any of the Soul fraternity passing, but met Chico many times over the years, whilst securing many a fine tune from him, rest well......Nos Da......

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Sad to hear this, condolences to his family.

Rest in peace Chico.

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A hammer blow when the sad news broke earlier,will miss your wicked sense of humour.Very knowledgeable about all aspects of soul and an all round nice guy,only spoke via PM recently,really hard to take in RIP mate

Mick + Karen  

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4 hours ago, calvinlee said:

I hate to write this but unfortunately the soul chef/chico Glyn parry jones passed away this morning. Just thought we should have a thread on here to show our respect and share our condolences with the family.. 

The scene has lost a legend today 😪

Sorry to hear this-rest in peace Chico-family and friends at front of my thoughts. That was a super duper night in Dublin 

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Such a fab guy amazing sense of sarcastic humour which will be sorely missed so so sad 😐😐 scene has lost a great character R.I.P Geoff &sue 

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Never met but we did deals. Lovely bloke, very sad to hear.

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Like several who have posted, I didn't know Chico personally but my stomach lurched when I came across this news!!! ☹️  

In my short time of collecting I bought several records from him, the last only in Feb.  Always patient with my 'know nowt' questions and cheery in doing it.

My sincere condolences to Chico's family.

RIP sir.

Drew.

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only met chico a few times, a really nice guy it came as a shock when mark posted it on facebook my condolences to his family and i know mark will be deeply hurt by his best mates passing,

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Sad news and only bought a 45 from Chico last month. Condolences to the family and friends. Mark

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Knew Glyn from back in 76 when i first moved to Wales, he preceeded me and i preceeded him at the last prestatyn weekender,he did say he wasnt too good (legs) but he got on with it playing the music he loved,then off to play pool that was 'Chico' all over,he will be sorely and sadly missed on our scene, to be taken like this in these times with this dreadful virus we have at the moment just isnt right,my love and deepest sympathy go out to Pat & Lee at this very sad time god bless you,and thanks for breaking the ice calvin .......R.I.P Glyn Parry Jones 

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RIP Chico

Really appreciated the time he honoured me when trying to set up my first soul event

A truly nice, genuine and lovely man. 

God bless

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 I wanted to write something yesterday but was unable to find the words I still can't , Chico was a true friend and a gentleman, when I moved up to North Wales in the late 80's as soon as we met we warmed to each other and a friendship was formed over our mutual passion and love for all things Soulful, I found out about this tragic news yesterday lunch time and broke down, I've not spoken to him or seen him in a while but we alway's had a catch up over the years talking often about records and putting the world to rights, we ran gigs together when I lived there and helped  kick start the North Wales  scene again, spent many happy hours in my flat with him again alway's records were our common ground and passion, he was one of the kindest most genuine man I have ever met, we share the same birthday and I had a joint party with him when I turned 40 which was a memorable day.

To quote Darrow Fletcher here "The Pain Just Gets A Little Deeper" which sums up how I and many people are feeling right now who had the pleasure of knowing him, my thoughts are with his dear wife Pat and their two lads at this horrible time, he was a hell of a pool player, fine DJ with a deep passion, love and understanding of what he truly loved Soul music, the Soul scene has lost a top man who had time for everyone, so sad.

 

Mark Bicknell.

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lovely words mark

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Can only echo what others have said, though only saw him a couple of times a year I always felt the friendship was set. 

 

                             Gilly and Nicola 

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Very sad news indeed true gentleman will sadly be missed my thoughts to Pat and family R.I.P . Chico god bless 

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Chico ,My Memory,,

                            Portugal Weekender ,Last October;

Just finished my Motown Spot, Decks perched on a 50 foot balcony! Next D.J. sidled up , "Would You like a big Intro, "  I  humbly suggested??   He Glared at me ," There,s No Need Pal ! ""                                                                                                                                     E,r OK ,Suit Yourself?

My audience response had been , Muted? He cued up Philly All Stars " Lets Clean up the Ghetto " Vocal,. Methinks,, no chance a 50 pencer?

Wow ! the whole Balcony and pool area exploded! ,Everyone bopping about,,,next a Chill out 70,s Impressions LP track,,,this guy,s  got Something!

After he finished, he came over to a disconsolate Newboy ,{Chico had been supporting Algarve weekenders from there humble beginings to present Mega Status.!} and coplimented me on a good set.

Now I know,, What A thoroughly Nice Guy !. My condolences to his family;

                                                                                                                        Johnny ,Malaga, Spain.

 P.S. Just ordered ,Philly All Stars off discogs ,Fantastico!

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Following on from John Hart's post above, I thought I'd add what I felt/feel is a wonderful brief statement by Chico as part of a record buying PM with me.

"Drew, I'm just back from the Hitsville weekender in Spain... & just picked up

your message... Yes, record still here, but I'm off to the Skeggy weekender later.." 😄

The man certainly knew how to live life to the full"!!!! 👍

Regards.

Drew.

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So so sad endorse everybody's sentiments so sad a friend my thoughts are with Pat and the family at this time .

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Rip, my friend 

From all in Staffordshire and cheshire

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Only just picked this up, so sad to hear. I only spoke to him a couple of weeks ago.

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Rest in peace Glyn aka Chico

We first met at the local Tech college in 1971,we wore the same clothes(mod/skinhead attire) and loved soul music of course.

We lost touch for many years until around 1997 when I came onto the northern soul scene proper.

Saw a lot of him and his wife Pat (who I knew from teenage years growing up in Llandudno).

I'll be honest we had our differences of opinion over the years (soul related!).

Absolutely devastated at the sad news the other day,it won't be the same without you pal.

Condolences to Pat and the boys and all his close family and friends.

God bless you soul chef x

 

 

soul chico 2

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I have only just seen this terrible news, RIP my good friend, our sincere condolences to all the family and friends.

 

 

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RIP Chico

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Hi just received this from chicos family link for funeral is www.orbitus.com
User name colwyn8019
Password 520499
It's going live at 11.40am and for 48hrs later and for 28 days can you pass this on for anyone on soul scene who would like to pay respects. 
Thanks . X

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Didn't know him long enough, and didn't see enough of him, thoroughly nice guy with time for everyone.  My condolences to Pat, his family and friends.

 

Dave

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Just uploaded details of Chico,s funeral for everyone. See one of my earlier posts for details 

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Heartbroken.

Thinking of Pat and the family, and his close friends.

Some top nights with Chico. Read a dancefloor like no other.

Sleep well mate x

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A lovely guy; one of the scenes true characters. Top man, and a Soul Man; always liked his company.......will be very sadly missed. R.I.P big guy.

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Such a tragedy.

A truly lovely bloke with great taste in music. 

Sending all my love and condolences to Pat & the family and to his close friends at this terrible time.

Rest In Peace Dear Chico

Ali xxx

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