I’ve just been made aware that my very very good friend Chris (CP) Lee has died of a massive and instant heart attack this lunchtime in Manchester.
Chris was best known to music fans in the early 70s as the founder and leader of the ‘Berts’ , better known as Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias. Also a member of Greasy Bear.
His working life was as a university professor in Media at Salford University. He became one of few leading authorities on Bob Dylan particularly with his book “Like the Night” which documented the famous confrontational concert in 1966 at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. I took the photographs used in the book which is how we became friends back around 20 years ago. We have, since then, often appeared together at functions, interviews, documentaries and concerts related to celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the concert.
Such a personal shock ....particularly as i heard 5 minutes after the news of Peter Green. Not a good day
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2020 19:12:58 GMT by Mark Makin