Post by Michael Messer on Jan 12, 2018 8:50:02 GMT
I am sorry to hear about Eddie Clarke.
Here is the BBC obituary....
Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of Motorhead's classic line-up, has died at the age of 67. The band's Facebook page announced that the guitarist died in hospital after being admitted with pneumonia. Clarke, whose nickname was Fast Eddie, played with Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor in the heavy metal band between 1976-82. He played on the first six Motorhead albums, later going on to form Fastway with UFO bassist Peter Way. The social media statement also contained tributes from later band members including guitarist Phil Campbell. He said: "Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock and roller, RIP Eddie." The band's ex-drummer Mikkey Dee added: "This is terrible news, the last of the three amigos. "I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape, so this is a complete shock. I was looking forward to seeing him in the UK this summer. "Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again and if you listen carefully I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out!"
Philthy Phil used to live round the corner from me, close to Dollis Hill station. I used to see him on the way to work tinkering with his bike. He always had a big smile for you when you said hello, but I was surprised at how clean he looked, even though he was working on his motor bike, real nice guy. I also used to see Lemmy around a lot, he was always ready for a chat, very down to earth and friendly, just really normal. I loved Fast Eddie's playing, never met him. I saw them at an infamous Wardour St Marquee Club 3 nights gigs, where the sound man couldent find a fault in the over all out put and a piercing signal tone was blaring over the top of the band, '3 nights running', a real downer. But it was still Motorhead, the classic line up.The heaven are rumblin' ,'Now'