We've lost another great friend. R.I.P. John Stannard (TDPRIer ...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tim Armstrong, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Very, very sad. Condolences to Mandy.
     
  2. getbent

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    for my friend.
     
  3. Durtdog

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    I'm very saddened by this terrible news. My thoughts and prayers to Mandy and family.
     
  4. Telemarkman

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    I just saw this. I'm shocked! Hard to believe ... John was a great friend of my country - he lived here for many years. Oh boy, does this make me sad. :(

    My deepest felt condolences to Mandy Marie.

    R.I.P. John.
     
  5. jz63

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    Xxxxxx
     
  6. Mid Life Crisis

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    I saw this first thing this morning when I logged onto Facebook and a friend (not from TDPRI) posted it. Hit me like a tone of bricks. John was a super guy, full of joie de vivre and a stellar guitar player. I never met Mandy Marie but I could tell John was crazy about her and they were a great couple.

    Cheers Big John.
     
  7. JackStraw

    JackStraw Friend of Leo's

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    I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Thoughts and prayers for Mandy Marie and all of John's family and friends.
     
  8. jbmando

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    Really no words. RIP Big John; Mandy, I'm so sorry for your loss .
     
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    I LOVE that he's wearing a Mandy Marie t-shirt in that clip!
     
  10. BritishBluesBoy

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    Damn. John. This really really sucks.
     
  11. gtrjones

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    I was lucky enough to be able to play several times w/ John & Mandy. John was a joy to play with, if not terrifying. I have told many people that I'd have not listen to him onstage, 'cause I'd hear something and go slackjawed, and then be lost.

    But he was so much more than an inspirational player. He was a sharply and easily funny man, and it was also a joy to watch his deep love for Mandy.

    "Miss Him" is far too small a phrase...

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  12. PeterUK

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    Ha ha! I'm so glad you spotted that. We had a private conversation/deal to do regarding a set of Barden pick ups and he shared with me just how much he loved Mandy Marie. He just wanted to share that love with so many people.

    He'll be missed.

    :( Peter
     
  13. BoogerRooger

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    Shocked and saddened to hear the news.

    Deepest sympathy to Mandy Marie and all Big John's friends.

    We'll miss the music.
     
  14. jimd

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    Very sad news. My condolences to Mandy and John's friends and family.
     
  15. AngelStrummer

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    A good man has been taken too soon.

    Heartfelt condolences to Mandy and his loved ones.
     
  16. Glen W

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    Sad news and terrible loss! So sorry Mandy Marie, and all of John's friends & family.

    One thing that I'll not easily forget is a post from Big John from back in 2011. He and David Hartley are rehearsing a couple of songs in a video - "Buckaroo" and "Last Date". The song "Last Date" was in my blood ever since Floyd Cramer recorded it back in 1960. John & David's version just blew me away.

    Back to the shed (again)

    RIP Big John
     
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    Prayers for Mandy and family, so sad. I have listened to his music a lot. One of the most talented guitar players I've ever heard, and also a very cool and funny and wonderful person.
     
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    Truly sorry to hear this news.

    The good, do seem to die too young.
     
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    I enjoyed interacting with Big J on here,he came across as a warm genuine bloke. Condolences to Mandy Marie. Words don't begin to cover it.
     
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    Much love to you Mandy. You and John's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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