Rest in peace Footy

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Mar 2021, 13:36

It's knocked me for six, to be honest.

I will always recall talking to him about the times he saw Jimi Hendrix live (in 1967) - I don't often get gobsmacked with musical tales, but those absolutely did for me. I was like a disciple at the feet of a God. We also had a very long and detailed discussion about one particular track from the debut album "May This Be Love"... we spent about an hour dissecting those three blissful minutes. He knew his stuff did Andy - and he had a genuinely witty, informative and moving way of telling it. He really should have written a book - it would have been fucking brilliant too. He was that good.

R.I.P. Andy Foot - we've lost a genuinely kind, funny and knowledgeable soul. And a Jolly Up legend too. I'm very sad today - we need people like Footy to stay around a bit longer. My sincerest condolences to his family and (other) friends.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby C » 20 Mar 2021, 13:40

Sad news

Footy and I probably rubbed shoulders 50 years ago.

We both used to frequent the Dagenham Roundhouse in the very early 70s.

Neither of us knew that until we met on Mojo.

We used to chat years later there and on BCB about the gigs we saw ‘together’ on a Saturday night.

A good bloke

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby fange » 20 Mar 2021, 14:02

RIP Footy.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby harvey k-tel » 20 Mar 2021, 14:13

A good man. RIP Andy.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby The Slider » 20 Mar 2021, 14:27

The Modernist wrote:Very sad to hear this. Was it covid?

He had been fighting cancer, which will be no surprise to anyone looking at recent photographs of him on Facebook.
But I am told that it was a heart attack that carried him off

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Jimbo » 20 Mar 2021, 15:01

My jaw dropped and mouth is still agape. Aw man. Footy ...
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby The Fish » 20 Mar 2021, 15:05

Glad I got to meet him a couple of times. Great company and a lovely lovely guy.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby yomptepi » 20 Mar 2021, 15:17

He was a sweetheart. One of my favourite Mojo / Bcb 'ers. Always witty erudite and knowledgeable. He was full of fantastic stories about music , London and his business adventures. We shared a diagnosis of type two 2 diabetes within the same week, so we always had a pile of whinging to do about that. Very very sad to hear he has gone. Another blow this year. Thing s have to get better.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby souphound » 20 Mar 2021, 15:31

How so very sad. Footy was one of the first MOJOers I reached out to offline, just for a chat. You could tell immediately and without a doubt how kind he was. I really wish I could have met him in person.

You will be missed dear Footy.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby pcqgod » 20 Mar 2021, 15:42

Sorry to hear this. Wish I had gotten to know him.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Jumper K » 20 Mar 2021, 15:48

RIP Andy. A gentle man and convivial company. My life has been made richer by knowing him.

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Mar 2021, 16:17

RIP Andy, you were a BCB legend, always kind to everyone. I'll play some Howlin' Wolf in honor of you and your special avatar.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Six String » 20 Mar 2021, 16:46

As others have said, a legend among us. I too never had a chance to meet him but from where I stand and based on some of these posts he was a great man. The world will be poorer without him, the cuntiest cunt in all of cuntdum. R.I.P. Footy.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby martha » 20 Mar 2021, 17:51

So sad to read this today. I'll miss you footy.

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Jeff K » 20 Mar 2021, 18:49

Awful news. Footy was the first person from BCB to send me something. It was a Peggy Lee compilation. At the time I felt bad because I had no burner and couldn't offer him anything in return and he told me it was quite alright because he had enough crap. I still don't know if that was meant to be an insult or not.

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby toomanyhatz » 20 Mar 2021, 18:57

Just...damn. We all called him a cunt and made fun of him for being a decade older than most of us. Which he actively played along with and encouraged. Didn't take me long to realize that everyone viewed him with genuine affection. He was like the elder statesman of this place.

Sad I never met him, but I feel like I did. Always open and friendly toward everyone.

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Livet » 20 Mar 2021, 19:59

Kind and funny and so much more. RIP Footy, you'll be missed.
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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby John aka Josh » 20 Mar 2021, 21:04

Very sad news.

A decent, kind soul has passed.

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby Fireplug » 20 Mar 2021, 22:50

Never met him but he was a huge part of what made this place special. RIP Footy.

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Re: Rest in peace Footy

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 21 Mar 2021, 03:34

Vale Footy.
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